Opinions

Mumuni’s Day Of Shame

If the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Alhaji Mohammed Mumuni has any conscience, and is as responsible as he would want Ghanaians to hope, then Thursday November 10, 2011 should go down in his lifetime diary as the darkest spot in his life, if not in his professional carrier

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Kufuor gives away government land, Mills takes it back, then…

The court order restraining the government and its agents from constructing any structure on the plots of land (No. 34 Airport Residential Area, also known as International Student Hostel) to house the Foreign Affairs Ministry and two state institutions is without merit. It is a clear demonstration of the decadence that has engulfed our judicial system. That verdict is a recipe for disaster

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Much Ado about Kevin Prince Boateng

Kevin Prince Boateng’s absence during the 2012 Nations cup will no doubt be a blow for Ghana. During the 2006 AFCON, when we missed our best footballer Michael Essien, the writing was on the wall even before we kicked a ball. In 2008 Essien was back in the fold but the talismanic Appiah was out and it was telling; then in 2010 when we missed both Appiah and Essien

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Rawlings and Chinua Achebe’s lizard Part I

Do you remember Chinua Achebe’s proverb of the lizard that drops from the tall iroko tree to hit the ground, nods its head, and praises itself if nobody will praise it for surviving such a mighty fall? Former President Jerry John Rawlings may have a part of that proverbial lizard in him. He says that his nearly 20-year rule can be described as the best ever in the annals of the country’s political history

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Cacophonously cacophonous ignorance of Baba ‘jihad’ Jamal

Ghana is a sovereign nation and so is Britain. We have socio-cultural values that are peculiar to us and so do the people of Great Britain. We even have different gastronomic affinity which is totally different from that of British people and this is why we have Ghanaians in England queuing at the various Ghanaian, African and Caribbean shops just to lay hands on a

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Rawlings: NDC Founder and Father now an OUTCAST? Part II

The causes of Rawlings' problems are obvious. He is a bundle of contradictions who is suffering as a consequence of his own inability to come to terms with the reality of the human condition: he is indeed not what he professes to be—which is gradually leading to his unmasking himself through this spate of constant whining and fault-findin

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Do Ghanaians want Akufo-Addo as their President? Part I

Factors that prevented the NPP’s Akufo-Addo from winning the 2008 Presidential elections may not have evaporated; new ones may have emerged ever since then to add to his credibility problems. But whether he will win the next general elections or not cannot be gauged by how much his opponents denounce him

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