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May 5th, 2014
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by Alemayehu G. Mariam The sophistry of history President Obama likes to pontificate about being on the “right side of history” and rhetorically clobber those who are on the “wrong side of history”. Debating Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election and defending his own record, Obama said, “… th...
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Dec 18th, 2013
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By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Fellow Ghanaians, President Mahama has said something worth unpacking to cast in the proper perspective the reality of the Ghanaian situation. And why it is difficult to move the country forward. He says that “Ghanaians have a very short memory,” which makes them easily forg...
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Oct 22nd, 2013
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By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor It is rare for Ghanaian soldiers to be well-fated as has happened to Brigadier-General Joseph Nunoo-Mensah, National Security Coordinator, and former President Jerry John Rawlings. Placed in the circumstances that have shaped and shaved their military and civilian lives all ...
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Aug 18th, 2013
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Johnson Sirleaf is a reforming President, but the Liberian state still answers more to external organisations than its own people. A decade ago on August 18th, 2003, the Accra Comprehensive Peace Agreement brought Liberia’s 14 year civil war to an end. As this small West African country faded from th...
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Aug 14th, 2013
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By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor We now know that this Wednesday, the Supreme Court will seek clarification on the written and oral presentations made by counsel for the petitioners and the respondents, respectively, on the NPP’s petition challenging the outcome of Election 2012. Barring any unforeseen nega...
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Jul 8th, 2013
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By Peter Wanyonyi President Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria has had very little good luck since he came to office. Ever since he inherited the presidency from the late Umar Yar-Adua in mid-2010, Nigeria has effectively been slowly coming apart at the seams. The rate of disintegration is now accelerating...
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Jun 25th, 2013
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Gyan-Apenteng, Kwasi A few weeks ago I needed to meet someone in the Accra suburb of Nima. This meeting was going to be our first so it was important not to miss each other in that famously unorganised inner-city quarter of the capital. The man needed to be on top of his game as a […]...
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Jun 24th, 2013
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This week my regular Monday commentary is presented in the form of a “flash drama” on Obama (a sub-genre of theatrical play sometimes described as a “ten minute one-act play”). The scene is a barbershop somewhere in Africa. Two young African college friends are talking soccer as they await their turn...
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Jun 10th, 2013
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The frequency of fire outbreaks in public facilities over the past few weeks has erupted varied concerns and speculations among the Ghanaian public. At the centre of most discussions, is the attempt of unravelling the cause of what has become a major liability to the state. Similar to having twenty m...
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May 23rd, 2013
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US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle Obama are planning a three-nation tour to Africa, 26 June to 3 July. The visit is one that has long been anticipated by Africans, but has it come too late to generate the kind of enormous buzz that might have happened had this trip happened several year...