Archive for January, 2009

Rawlings, give us a break

Rawlings (coloured) with Kufuor (background)

Rawlings (front) with Kufuor (background)

After almost 19 years in political power – a mixture of brutal military and democratic rule – Ex-president J.J. Rawlings of Ghana is still not tired with politics. One may expect him to quietly remain in retirement and give tips and wise counsels to his ally and now president John Atta-Mills in the background. But the man is still ranting and putting all sort of unnecessary pressures on the new president. Continue reading ‘Rawlings, give us a break’

Of Obama’s inauguration and speech

President Barack Obama took the oath of office as the 44th US president and made history as the first African-American president of the world’s most powerful nation. Did you miss it? Enjoy this courtesy of C-Span.

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Polls: 87% of Ghanaians hope in Obama

Barack Obama beams with hopes

Barack Obama beams with hopes

Ghanaians expressed the most optimism among 17 countries that an Obama regime would turn the world around into better prospects. 87% of people polled in Ghana predicted “better things under Obama” according to BBC World Service survey conducted recently ahead of Obama’s swearing-in on Tuesday.
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Why I want to rule Ghana too

Ghana's presidential convoy on display

Ghana's presidential convoy on display

After reading the news report below tell me if I am making the wrong decision to become Ghana’s next president in 2013.

Ghana is rewarding its former president with a grandeur retirement package that is already raising serious concerns in the West African country. The presidential committee on emolument recommended a lavish living for ex-president John Kufuor, who stepped down voluntarily on January 7 2009.
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Ghana: Ex-president Rawlings’ rants


Ex-President Rawlings

Ex-President Rawlings

Former president J.J Rawlings is not happy his ally and incumbent Atta-Mills ordered local government officials of the past NPP regime to remain at post pending new appointments. He said there is no room for diplomacy because Kufuor booted his men out “like criminals” after handing over in 2001. Continue reading ‘Ghana: Ex-president Rawlings’ rants’

Africa faces ‘centuries’ of poverty

What's the future for this African child?Extreme poverty would continue to hit sub-Saharan Africa out of 80 countries for another 200 years, latest research revealed January. Unless poverty intervention actions are intensified the situation would be worse, the report conducted by Social Watch, a network of campaigning groups added. The group uses “basic capabilities index” to assess the level of hardship throughout the world.

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January 2009

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