Posts Tagged 'corruption'

Africa’s ‘Thank You’ Gift to Sepp Blatter

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has directed its 53-member associations to throw their weight behind incumbent Fifa president Joseph Blatter for re-election on 1 June. CAF executive committee members came to their consensus on the issue at a recent meeting in Cairo, Egypt.

TEASER: ENEMIES OF THE NATION

Ghana’s investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas is coming out with another thrilling investigative piece this week. This captivating work is set to rock the nation and it is bound to send spines chilling. If you think you’ve seen the best of Anas, then prepare to be wowed with ENEMIES OF THE NATION. Enjoy the teaser and expect more on Wednesday.

All About Ghana’s Man With Many Faces

 

The son of man

Back view of investigative journalist Anas Credit: Stephen Voss

 

The Accra Psychiatric Hospital occupies a sprawling block in the heart of Ghana’s capital. Walls the color of aged parchment rim the compound, with coils of concertina wire balanced on top, making the hospital within appear more labor camp than home for the sick. Anas Aremeyaw Anas spent seven months last year casing it, posing first as a taxi driver and then as a baker. Continue reading ‘All About Ghana’s Man With Many Faces’

Political chicanery or firmness

Prof. Atta-Mills during his campaign days

Prof. Atta-Mills during his campaign days

Guys generally impress their new girl friends to create a lasting impression. They do so to give their ladies a sense of security around them. Some men truly stick to their first impression while others show their “true colours” after the ladies had given out all their hearts. Politicians in general are proponents of this relationship scenario and most of them end up “breaking the hearts of their lovers (electorates).”   Continue reading ‘Political chicanery or firmness’

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’

Power corrupts…

…and absolute power corrupts absolutely – John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton (1834–1902). Ghana is on the verge of plunging into another Kenya, Zimbabwe and Ivory Coast if power-drunk politicians and anti-democrats fail to bury their greedy personal interest. Continue reading ‘Power corrupts…’


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