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IMANI AND SCRAP: THE CONVERSATION CONTINUES

October 28, 2013

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Franklin Cudjoe, founder of Imani, posted this graphic presented at the Rabat conference: Here’s my comment: Christopher Scott But what causes poor governance. I believe it is weak civil society that is the root cause of poor governance? And what causes weak civil society? Africa’s brain drain is one major cause…brains leave leaving the bullies […]

GHANA’S IMANI, CENTRE FOR POLICY AND EDUCATION, TO STUDY SCRAP SHORT TERM TOURIST VISAS TO GHANA

October 28, 2013

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I couldn’t figure out why Komla Dumor, high profile BBC presenter of Focus on Africa didn’t join the Scrap Short Term Tourist Visas to Ghana Facebook page. He’d written a commentary on the visa situation in Africa on the BBC website and had acknowledged my post on this blog with this comment: What can I […]

GHANA: STOP ‘SCRATCHING THE GROUND’ AND SCRAP SHORT TERM TOURIST VISAS TO GHANA

September 12, 2013

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The metaphor ‘Scratching the Ground’ comes from Nana Awere Damoah’s recently published collection of essays I SPEAK OF GHANA that is now available on kindle. Scratching the ground refers to the youth of Ghana who are causing loss of wealth to their generation by sitting on inert ideas, bottled-up potential energy, so disillusioned they live […]

9-11 OMG!

September 12, 2013

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9-11 was yesterday. I’ve given this post some long reflection… Subtitle R is for Resentment…and boy does it run deep – 12 years and still very much there On the Scrap Short Term Tourist Visa Twitter page @visafreeghana. I posted the following: chris scott ‏@madinghana 8h @visafreeghana R > r & r =REVENUES ARE GREATER […]

THE CASE FOR KUMASI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

May 2, 2013

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Picking up from the last comment on the madinghana blog, Ian’s comment, on this blog: “When a yam doesn’t grow well, we don’t blame it; it is because of the soil.” This comment was made in response to my observation on how Ghanaians overseas “shine, shine shine”. Anyways to continue, I share here a wonderful […]

A QUICKIE PIXER PHOTO POST COMMENT

April 28, 2013

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Why, oh why, would a ‘friend’ take a picture of a receipt for electrical goods and like it!? And, by the way, it is NOT ME! Is the person so proud of his purchases that he/she wants to show off? Is the person aghast at how much the purchases cost in comparison to,let’s say, last […]

GHANA REALLY WANTS TO RISE

April 1, 2013

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GHANA REALLY WANTS TO RISE. and read an article by James Traub in Foreign Policy magazine called The African Century that concludes “It’s not very heroic. “We”–the West–cannot make poverty history; only “they” can do that. The good news is that they’re doing it. ….the good news? really?…after all he wrote…google the article and give […]

KOFI ANNAN’S QUOTE

October 7, 2012

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Kofi Atta Annan is a Ghanaian diplomat who served as the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations, from 1 January 1997 to 31 December 2006. Born in Kumasi (note madinghana’s city now) April 8, 1938 (age 74) I have an iPad. I just downloaded the TED TALK and the TED BOOKS apps. This morning I […]

MAYA ANGELOU: FACEBOOK FRIEND

July 30, 2012

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Maya Angelou is a facebook friend. This appeared: “Maya Angelou 12 hours ago My grandson graduated from Georgetown yesterday with a masters in International Business. It is a blessing.” As of now 144,629 people like this and there are 3,717 comments. One of them is from Christopher Scott, a.k.a. MadinGhana: “Christopher Scott Encourage him to […]

KOJO ANTWI/SORKODIE CONCERT SILENCED BY NOISE CURFEW IN KUMASI

July 15, 2012

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OK, OK….I know I’m dreaming…. Early Sunday morning…first the birds…then….the church at Apraman and that’s even past Daban up the hill! We had heard the ranting yesterday out on our early morning walk in the neighbourhood. The yelling had even reached the two uncompleted structures owned by the Asantehene which are rumoured to be turned […]

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