Posts Tagged 'west africa'

Ghana limp to AFCON final

Asamoah Gyan, Ghana's key striker

Ghana became the first country to qualify for the finals of the African Cup of Nations after beating traditional rivals Nigeria 1-0 in a hard fought semi-final on Thursday in Luanda. Continue reading ‘Ghana limp to AFCON final’

Ghana – Nigeria clash flood social media

The heat is on as two West African rivals Ghana and Nigeria face off in a potentially tense semi-final in Luanda, Angola. The highly anticipated match which has been dubbed “El Classico West Africana” by some media has flooded conversations on social networks such as Facebook and Twitter. Continue reading ‘Ghana – Nigeria clash flood social media’

African football rivals in cliffhanger

Northern African bitter rivals – Egypt and Algeria – and West African football giants Ghana and Nigeria are expected to showcase the finest African football today in the two semi-finals that have heightened tension.  It is repeat or revenge in both games that would decide who goes to the finals of the African Cup of Nations in Angola. Continue reading ‘African football rivals in cliffhanger’

Same script but different casts

Today I’ll shift focus to local political happenings in West African country of Ghana. Freedom of speech has now grown wings – which is good for a fledgling democracy. But certain government functionaries and security operatives are “misbehaving” as if there is no rule in this country where US President Barack Obama has opted to visit against the likes of South Africa and Botswana just to name a few. Continue reading ‘Same script but different casts’

Barack Obama to visit Ghana

Barack Obama beams with hopes

Can Barack Obama save Africa?

US President Barack Obama is scheduled to embark on a two-day state visit to the West African country of Ghana in July. His wife, Michelle Obama and other high ranking government officials are expected to accompany him. Obama and his delegation will also visit the Cape Coast Castle – an epitome of the slave era – in the central region of Ghana. Continue reading ‘Barack Obama to visit Ghana’

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’

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.
Continue reading ‘Why I want to rule Ghana too’


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