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: africa, akufo-addo, atta-mills, conflict, corruption, court, elections, ghana, injunction, John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton, NDC, NPP, politicians, politics, polls, power, run-off, Tain, west africa
…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…’
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?’