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When rebels become rulers…

The International Coalition is determined to help the Libyan rebels attain political power. Through its persistent bombardment of Gaddafi’s bastions, the Coalition has virtually become the prime mover for the rebels in their dogged determination to replace Gaddafi with themselves. But will these rebels be the answer to Libya’s problems? I don’t think so

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Libya: The Contradictions and Conspiracies Thicken

Some 40 delegations (from the coalition, the UN, NATO, the African Union, and Arab League, but not the Libyan government) met in London to discuss the way forward for Libya,” according to BBC news reports. The meeting, convened by the major players in the International Coalition now devastating Libya, seems to be preparing grounds for determining how Libya should be governed after Gaddafi’s overthrow

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Libya: Is it Oil or Democracy?

News reports that the rebels have struck a deal with Qatar for the sale and export of Libya’s crude oil in rebel-controlled hands have given a glimpse into the twists and turns of the ongoing impasse in that country. Even before any decisive victory is won, attention is being focused on the livewire of the Libyan economy

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The African Union’s Lamentations Speak Volumes: Part 1

Tumultuous events currently tearing apart some countries on the continent have exposed the weaknesses of the continental body—African Union (AU)—and revealed why the international community would choose to do things with impunity on the continent. What makes other continental or regional blocs strong and assertive but not the AU?

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The African Union’s Lamentations Speak Volumes: Part II

It seems the member-states of the AU carry into the AU gamut their peculiar problems to worsen the plight of the continental body. Just like its member-states, the AU is not strong enough to stand on its feet. How many countries in Africa can balance their domestic budgets without first pan-handling in the international donor community or seeking input from the IMF/World Bank?

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President Mills Fails Again

Ever since the NDC won power in December 2008, our nation has moved into a gear of political insults, a tendency that has gained so many roots that the media is rating their scoops as to how much insults are contained in their programmes. Radio and TV presenters including newspaper publications will go every distance to ensure that an insult by one person is responded to with further insults

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When insults become our main political tool…

Two incidents (whether real or imaginary) reported by the pro-NPP Daily Guide newspaper seem to be creating conditions for deepening the gulf between Ghana’s arch political rivals—the NDC and NPP. Whether it’s for political weal or woe, the report has aroused public interest and seems to be reflecting the troubling contradictions in our political system. Both the NDC and NPP seem to be locked up in an unhealthy battle-of-nerves whose main arsenal is insults… insults… insults; and nothing but insults

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Akufo-Addo may be the enfant terrible of NPP

I am sure that in his heart of hearts, Akufo-Addo will not wish blood and mayhem on innocent Ghanaians. We all know he really wanted to say his party would not tolerate any violence during the elections and is prepared to defend itself if any such violence is visited on it

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Feature: Ghana doesn’t need any religious intolerance

The elimination of our Ghanaian traditional religious element from this year’s celebration of Ghana’s 54th independence anniversary is unacceptable. No one should attempt to justify it because it is a clear demonstration of waywardness. It is not only reprehensible but it suggests that our national leaders are indeed “lost.”

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Can Ghana be ‘Transformed’ in 10 Years?

Eager to repair his battered image from his recent foray into tribe-and-blood politics, NPP presidential candidate Nana Akuffo-Addo has swung back on message with a bold and provocative call to ‘transform’ Ghana in 10 years. “What we need,” Mr. Akuffo-Addo is reported as saying, “is a structural transformation of [Ghana’s] economy. “

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Love Is Blind but Will Find Its Way… (Pt 2)

Now there was a sharp pain piercing my tummy. It felt like something was eating up my intestines. Apparently, it was time for me to break the “fast”. I went to the nearest spot, got myself a seat and waited to be served. In a split of seconds, the waitress approached. “Sir, please what can I offer you?” With a soft voice, she asked. I requested for the menu first, before I made any request. As soon as, I opened the menu, my hunger vanished into thin air

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Love Is Blind but Will Find Its Way… (pt 1)

As the waves crashed on the restless sand, and the birds sang sweet melodies in the sky. My quest for love has just begun. Walking on the lovely shores of Labadi beach, I felt slow excitement rising, it is a good sign. At long last I was going to meet my heart desire, the beauty in my dreams, my “missing rib”. Love they say; “is very close, if only you’ll take a second look”. This time, I had my “spy glasses” and wasn’t ready to let the tiniest thin slip by without me noticing

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The question is “WHY?”

Why do we pride ourselves with oil? When we can’t manage our agricultural sector Why do we declare war on corruption? When corrupt men still feeds on our ports Why can’t I sell on the road? If there’s no employment for me

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Akufo Addo’s Vision for Ghana is All Die Be Die

Alexander Pope once said: “Some people will never learn anything”. One such person who lives in Ghana today is Mr. William “Nana” Kofi Akufo Addo alias Nana Bottom. I am saying this because I have come to know this man as an arrogant, violent and paatapaa character who will never learn anything

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