Tag: Kwame Nkrumah

Dec 13

REMEMBERING NELSON MANDELA

REMEMBERING NELSON MANDELA by CAMERON DUODU  (The Ghanaian Times 10 December 2013) Just picture Jan Smuts Airport, Johanneburg, now named after Oliver Tambo. It is the main departure lounge, and people are teeming everywhere. Then Nelson Mandela walks in,  unnoticed, and comes  to a man I am talking to. The man is Thomas Nkobi, treasurer-general …

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Dec 01

APARTHEID’S REVENGE

  APARTHEID’S REVENGE by CAMERON DUODU (First published in May 2008) There are certain times when the English language refuses to accommodate one’s feelings. How, for instance, does one say ‘Mese afem’in English? ‘My teeth have gnashed together against each other?’ . No! For although that does give an idea of discomfort, the bitterness one …

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Apr 16

HAS POLITICS IN GHANA BECOME TOO PERSONALISED?

Tue, 16 Apr 2013 at 10:14 10:14   STOP THIS VILE   OVER-PERSONALISED POLITICS By CAMERON DUODU   Something funny happened on an Internet forum the other day. Someone had dug up — would you   believe it,  at this stage of Ghana’s post-election politics —  some new “facts” about Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo: to wit, that …

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Jan 27

WHAT FRANTZ FANON MEANT TO AFRICAN LIBERATION (2)

WHAT FRANTZ FANON MEANT TO AFRICAN LIBERATION (2)  By CAMERON DUODU Fanon’s relations with the independent African states were always problematic. He had to deal with them on behalf of the Algerian Government in exile, which was formed in Cairo in September 1958. But Fanon  needed to resort tosecrecy, as many of the independent Africanstates were only dressed-up as sovereign states, but had state institutions that had been infiltrated to the hilt by …

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Sep 01

NATO MUST SAVE THE BLACKS THREATENED WITH DEATH IN LIBYA

THE WEST HAS A RESPONSIBILITY TO SAVE THE THREATENED BLACKS IN LIBYA By CAMERON DUODU No-one in his right mind would be surprised that the new rulers of Libya’s streets want to mete out justice to remnants of Col. Muammar Gaddafi’s army, upon whom they can lay their hands. The resistance put up in Tripoli …

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Nov 19

GAGGING THE MEDIA IS DANGEROUS TO A GOVERNMENT’S OWN HEALTH

Gagging the press is dangerous to a government’s own health By Cameron Duodu 2010-11-18, Issue 505 http://pambazuka.org/en/category/features/68879 Printer friendly version cc DRB62‘The road to controlling the press, however attractive to rulers it may be, must be trodden with extreme wariness. For it is luxuriantly strewn with signposts that read: “Expect unintended consequences!”’, writes Cameron Duodu.The …

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Oct 20

PAINTING PORTRAYS MANDELA IN ‘THE LAST SUPPER’

Figures at the table with Mandela include Kwame Nkrumah, Martin Luther King, Emperor Haile Selassie and Rose Parks, as well as Steve Biko and Rober Sobukwe. Judas is anonymous — painted in as a white blob! http://www.timeslive.co.za/local/article612624.ece/The-ultimate-portrayal

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