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’
Archive for January, 2009
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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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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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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.
Continue reading ‘Why I want to rule Ghana too’
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A Barack Obama branded mobile phone is now selling like hot cake in Kenya. Handset vendor, Mi launched the handset dressed in the colours and logo of the US president-elect. Kenya – the home country of the president’s father – is booming with an Obama fever as the 20th January inauguration draw close. Continue reading ‘Obama branded phones sell like hot cake’
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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’