Can You Have Democracy Without Democrats? By Cameron Duodu Democracy is not a concept that is too difficult to understand. It allows for what can be put in the Ghanaian language, Twi, as ‘ka-bi-ma-me-nka bi’: (literally, “You say your piece — and let me too say mine”.) But “saying one’s piece” throws up several …
Not too many Americans seem worried, either, that in 2009 – the latest year for which detailed statistics are available – there were 13,636 murders in the US, 9,146 of which were caused by firearms…..
Now, I don’t at all want the Ivory Coast to be invaded! But I am sure that if Gbagbo became aware that a serious and credible military threat existed against him, the deterrent effect that would have on him would be considerable. Unless he is bent on suicide, he must take notice. He must remember what happened to Saddam Hussein.
UPDATED WIKILEAKS:FULL TEXT OF CABLE THAT REPORTED ON HOW OMAR BONGO USED THE BANK OF CENTRAL AFRICA
EL PAIS, MADRID Corruption in Gabon Power: the best way to rob a bank in Africa CABLE ID: 215456 Date: 2009-07-07 12:58:00 Origin: 09YAOUNDE608 Source: Embassy Yaounde Classification: CONFIDENTIAL FM AMEMBASSY YAOUNDE TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 0076 INFO RUEHZO/AFRICAN UNION COLLECTIVE RHMFISS/HQ USAFRICOM STUTTGART GE RUEATRS/DEPT OF TREASURY WASHDC C O N F I D E …