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’
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Tags: atta-mills, corruption, ex-president, ghana, kufuor, military, NDC, NPP, power, rawlings, security, west africa
Tags: bauxite, coup, ECOWAS, Guinea, junta, military, unrest, west africa
Guinea has been suspended from the West African regional bloc ECOWAS. The Economic Community of West African States on Saturday ruled that the world’s top bauxite exporter would be recognized as a member when the military junta which seized power last month held democratic election sometime soon. Continue reading ‘Well done ECOWAS’
Tags: africa, aljazeera, AU, camara, Capt. Moussa Dadis Camara, conflict, coup, ECOWAS, Guinea, junta, lansana conte, military, politics, power, UN
There we go again. Another useless and stupid coup d’etat in Guinea just hours after the former president Lansana Conte died. A gang of thieves and riff-raffs in military uniforms have rubbished the supreme document – Constitution – of the West African State and installed themselves as new leaders.
Continue reading ‘When will Africa think?’