Tag: Kwame Nkrumah

Mar 09

ON 6 MARCH 1957, I WOULD NEVER HAVE BELIEVED THAT….

I would never have believed that in a Ghana that has been independent for 59 years, and has developed relations with Interpol, the FBI, Scotland Yard and many other first-class detection agencies,in the world the police would be so toothless and unprofessional that when an old woman suffering from dementia is burnt alive publicly for merely mistaking someone else’s bedroom for her own, they would not be able to bring the offenders to book in five years and four months!

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Feb 27

ACHIMOTA AGAIN?

ACHIMOTA AGAIN? By CAMERON DUODU In February 2010, Ghanaians were stunned to hear that Achimota School, in its day, the most prestigious educational institution in the country, had fallen on hard times to such an extent that excreta was leaking from its sewerage system into the campus: QUOTE: “Achimota School’s entire sewerage system collapses “Accra, …

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Feb 03

WHEN A GOVERNMENT FAILS TO DO ITS HOME-WORK

  WHEN A GOVERNMENT FAILS TO DO ITS HOME-WORK By CAMERON DUODU There are certain clichés that never seem to lose their evocative power, no matter how often they are pressed into service. ` One is that “nations have no permanent friends or allies, only permanent interests.” Actually, what the man credited with being the …

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May 26

THIS GRUESOME, BARBARIC MURDER IS SO UN-GHANAIAN

THIS GRUESOME, BARBARIC MURDER IS SO DEFLATING By CAMERON DUODU (The Ghanaian Times 26.05.2015) This is so un-Ghanaian!” I said of the gruesome murder of Mr Adams Mahama, the Upper East Chairman of the NPP. But what do I mean by “un-Ghanaian”? Is this the first acid attack in Ghana? Answer: No! The only peculiar …

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Feb 23

DR J B DANQUAH’S DEATH IS STICKING IN THE THROATS OF SOME PEOPLE LIKE A DEAD RAT

  DR J B DANQUAH’S DEATH IS STICKING IN THE THROATS OF SOME PEOPLE LIKE A DEAD RAT By CAMERON DUODU Daily Guide 21 February 2015 A 69-year-old  man is carted off to prison. He has never been charged with any crime. He has not been sentenced to any term of imprisonment by any law …

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Jan 27

ADIEU, K B MENSAH!

ADIEU, K B MENSAH! By CAMERON DUODU The Ghanaian Times 27 January 2015         THE cryptic message that I received on New Year’s Eve was hard to believe. It just asked: “Have you heard that our friend and BBC colleague, K B Mensah, has passed away? So sad!” “What? K B Mensah …

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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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Dec 31

MY DAYS AT DRUM (1)

MY DAYS AT DRUM (1) By CAMERON DUODU For years, African journalists have been criticising to the people of the African continent, the attempts made by African leaders to unite to fight for the political and economic objectives that have been identified as essential for Africa’s socio-economic growth. The Organisation of African Unity (OAU) and …

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Jun 07

MAYA ANGELOU by CAMERON DUODU (PART 2)

MAYA ANGELOU (2) By CAMERON DUODU   In May 1964, my novelist friend, Julian Mayfield, told me that Malcolm X had come to Ghana! He, Maya Angelou and a few other African-Americans, including a soft-spoken but very serious and hard-working lady called Alice Windome, had formed an organising committee for the visit and were taking …

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Jan 28

JOSHUA NKOMO: BUILT LIKE AN OX; SHREWD POLITICIAN

  THE MAIL AND GUARDIAN, JOHANNESBURG News Opinion Business Arts & Culture Education Sci-Tech Multimedia Special Reports In The Paper zapiro Partners News National Africa World Environment Sport Health Amabhungane   News   Farewell Joshua Nkomo 09 Jul 1999 00:00 Staff Reporter       Cameron Duodu Letter From The North The late Joshua Nkomo …

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