Tag: ivory coast

Jan 21

A MEMO TO ECOWAS LEADERS ON THEIR INTENTION TO INTERVENE IN NIGERIA’S MILITARY CAMPAIGN AGAINST BOKO HARAM

However, Excellencies, your own external intelligence agencies operating in Nigeria will no doubt have briefed you on how difficult it is to assist the current Nigerian Government in this noble task of seeking to help it return the country into the safe place for ALL its citizens that its government is duty-bound to ensure. The reasons for this difficulty are complex, but the principal one is that Nigeria sees herself as not lacking in either manpower or fire-power when it comes to defending itself. So the country may actually resent assistance from abroad.
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I suggest to you, Excellencies, that it is because of such complexities that the United States and Great Britain, for instance, find themselves unable to render as much military assistance to Nigeria to fight Boko Haram as they would normally, be only too willing to provide. The London missions of Your Excellencies may have reported to you that there was a mini-debate, arising from a Question in the British House of Commons in London, on the Nigerian situation on 12 January 2015. I trust Your Excellencies will find time to acquaint yourselves with some of the things the British MPs had to say. The point was made again and again in the debate that no-one could assist a person who did not seem to want assistance.
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In other words, if you must go, do candidly make clear to President Goodluck Jonathan that – as a Ghanaian proverb has it – “it is only when you try to climb a tree with adequate proficiency that those on the ground may feel inspired enough to push you up it!”

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Jan 13

AN UNSURPASSED SUPER-FARCE IN FRANCE

The problem in France, as in many Western countries, is that the rulers do not ensure that their children are taught real world history in their schools, but a sanitised version that glosses over, if not totally ignores, the role played by their countries in the pauperisation of the peoples of so many countries in the world. Even worse, the people of these former colonising countries are never apprised of how disingenuous was the process whereby their countries transferred power from the traditional rulers of the colonies (who could at least be dealt with by the people themselves when they failed to perform) to an insensitive and unresponsive Western-educated elite that, once elected (through a vote that can be rigged) is empowered to swindle the state of its resources at will for four or five years at a time, and reduce the populace to penury, whilst indulging themselves in “conspicuous consumption”.

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May 19

NIGERIA’S INCOMPETENCE IS PUTTING THE FUTURE OF AFRICA AT RISK

Daily Guide 17.05.2014 Home / Columnist / Nigeria’s Incompetence Is Putting The Future Of Africa At Risk Nigeria’s Incompetence Is Putting The Future Of Africa At Risk May 17, 2014 It Is a well-known precept in geopolitics that a country does not have “permanent friends”, but  “permanent interests.” Nigeria may be neither a permanent friend …

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Jul 28

WHAT THE GHANA ELECTION OF 2008 AND ITS AFTERMATH MEANT TO GHANA AND AFRICA

http://www.global-briefing.org/2011/07/out-of-africa-why-election-fever-damages-african-stability/ Out of Africa: Election fever and African stability Cameron Duodu As we drove towards Abuja airport, I asked the driver, who was busy dodging mounds of earth in the middle of the road: “But why do they pile up the soil, when they are not ready to use it?” “Ah, Oga,” [elderly one] said …

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Apr 10

A TYPICAL ECOWAS FUDGE OVER MALI

A TYPICAL ECOWAS FUDGE OVER MALI By CAMERON DUODU Related Stories 2nd ECOWAS Games To Be Hosted By Ghana In June Spain, ECOWAS Take Steps To Bolster Ties No Sugar-Daddy Business!�Declares Shirley, Miss ECOWAS �10 The ECOWAS “solution” to the Mali crisis, whereby President Amadou Toumani Toure has been made to resign and his place …

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Jan 11

THE GUN CULTURE IN THE US; SHOULD GHANA DISTANCE ITSELF FROM ECOWAS

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…..
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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.

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Nov 01

THE ARMAJARO MAN, ANTHONY WARD, IS NOT MERELY “CHOCFINGER” BUT THE “KING OF COCOA” (FT)

Prices of [cocoa] the basic ingredient of chocolate rose to their highest level in 33 years after his hedge fund amassed a large chunk of the world’s stocks of cocoa beans. Some have seen him as the 21st-century equivalent of Nelson and William Hunt, the brothers who cornered the silver market in 1979-1980 by taking control of most of the world’s inventories of the metal.

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