Opinions

The Noisy ‘Information Centers’ Abound: Who Regulates This New Industry?

The FM radio stations have fierce competitors, but who watches them, and what is their role in this information age? This is how the mushroomed information centers work: “its 4am. And this is your first announcement: Auntie Maggie, of Atobriso junction had her mobile phone stolen from her bedroom, while she was in a bath house. She’s from the Volta region so you know what will happen to the perpetrator

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Libya: African Leaders Cowering Before Hillary Clinton?

The US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, seems to be over-reaching herself and must be told the truth before she creates more problems. She seems to be in an indecent hurry to undermine the authority of African Heads of State and thereby render them more impotent than we need. She is treading where she is not needed on the continent

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The Libyan Crisis: The Point of No Return

By now, the reality of the situation in Libya must be clear to all that the political crisis cannot be resolved by NATO’s military campaign. All the Doubting Thomases must rise up to be counted. Those still deluded by NATO’s persistent bombardment of Tripoli and anything considered as pro-Gaddafi to think that the rebels are winning the war must be jolted by what is obviously evident

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Zambia’s Chiluba Dies: Lessons for Ghana’s Rawlings

Zambia's first democratically elected President, Frederick Chiluba, has died at home at the age of 68. As reported by the BBC, the cause of his death is not known but he was known to have heart problems. His death raises important lessons that I will use as another opportunity to counsel our former President, Jerry John Rawlings, to learn

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Do Ghanaians Have An Occultist For President?

When Mills was declared winner of the Run-Off Election by the Electoral Commission, Ghanaians felt they had got a Father for all as President. Most people were easily taken in by the seemingly pious posture of the President. Who wouldn’t, for after all, had he not presented himself as a Christian of the first order?

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Taming Libya’s Gaddafi: A Tale of Sorts

For the first time in its nightly military bombardment of Libya, especially its capital city (Tripoli), NATO has carried out 27 daytime airstrikes on numerous targets in Tripoli. Just like its nocturnal airstrikes, this new form of devastation targeted vital installations in and around the Libyan leader’s vast Bab al-Aziziya compound

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Rawlings’ BOOMING in Kumasi: The Kufuor Factor

In his attempt to BOOM at the 32nd anniversary celebration of the June 4 Uprising in Kumasi last Saturday, former President Rawlings was in his predictable and characteristic wayward element, hurling insults at all those he perceived as his enemies in Ghana politics. More pointedly

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Welcoming Two African Puppets to the White House

The US President Barack Obama will welcome Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan to the White House on June 8, officials said on Saturday, according to an Agence France Presse (AFP) news report. Jonathan's visit this week comes a day before Obama welcomes another African leader, Gabon's Ali Bongo, to the White House “to discuss strategic regional and bilateral topics.”

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The BOOM that doesn’t favour Nana Konadu – Part II

Apart from the reasons that we have already adduced to explain that Nana Konadu can’t defeat President Mills, a number of other factors will influence the choice that the delegates will make; and I bet the Rawlingses that those factors favour President Mills more than they do his challenger

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Libya: The Rebels Are Crying for Money

Two major problems currently facing the rebels and their leadership suggest that the bubbles of optimism that have driven their insurgency against Muammar al-Gaddafi may burst soon if conditions don’t improve. Within the short period that they have celebrated gains from their exchanges with Gaddafi

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The US Congress Rebukes Obama over Libya

Even as NATO intensifies its bombing campaign in Libya—using attack helicopters for the first time—the news from the House of Representatives (Congress) of the United States suggests stiff opposition to the President’s conduct of affairs without first seeking Congressional approval

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Mobilizing to Stop NATO from Bombing Libya

The African Union has been doing all it can to find a solution to the crisis in Libya—meeting with NATO leaders, talking with officials in the US, drawing peace plans at summits, attempting to persuade both sides to the conflict, and many others. We read of 30 former African heads of state asking that NATO ends its hostilities against the government of Libya

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