Our deepest condolences to the great people of Ghana

All true sons and sisters of Africa and friends of Ghana all over the world mourn the sudden death of President John Evans Atta Mills on Tuesday July 24th, 2012. At the same time, they praise the peaceful transition that occurred on the same day by getting sworn in as 4th President of 4thRepublic of Ghana,Continue reading “Our deepest condolences to the great people of Ghana”

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Obama dilemma on Eastern Congo

He did not create directly the ongoing instability in Eastern Congo. He only inherited the situation. But US institutions and private interests are widely seen as responsible through the country overall foreign policy towards the region. Can he change it? Yes he can. Though there are challenges. And that’s where Barack Obama, US president, is facedContinue reading “Obama dilemma on Eastern Congo”

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The question of true African independence

At the occasion of celebrating the 50th independence anniversary of three African countries: Burundi, Rwanda, and Somali, which occurred on Saturday 1st July, AWIP radio programme talked to Africans who are active on issues prevailing on their continent. Ambrose Nzeyimana who is from Rwanda but lives in UK answered for the listeners of the programme,Continue reading “The question of true African independence”

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Enlightened citizens are challenging African leaders’ incompetence through Twitter

As the world speedily embraces new platforms for communication, directness and power of the latter provide exceptional possibilities of transforming African political leadership. The following note, which is part of Professor Ayittey’s reaction to the President of Nideria, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, was published online by Sahara Reporters. It is an illustration of the feeding ofContinue reading “Enlightened citizens are challenging African leaders’ incompetence through Twitter”

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Call to shame Abdoulaye Wade, Senegalese president

Something must be seriously wrong with some African leaders, particularly when they are approaching the end of their second term in power. Abdoulaye Wade, president of Senegal, 85, made me raise such issue. Professor Horace Campbell explains Wade political hypocrisy in an article published on Pambazuka News site. “At the 2007 conference of the AfricanContinue reading “Call to shame Abdoulaye Wade, Senegalese president”

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