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GHANA: HAPPY INTERNATIONAL PRESS FREEDOM DAY

May 3, 2013

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Yes, today is the day…I didn’t know it, not until I saw the US Embassy Ghana Facebook Page. There staring me in the face was this map entitled Press Freedom Map. Now if you call up the map using this link and click on Ghana, you will read why Ghana is rated Free-green! Now read […]

CANADIAN DEATH @ GOLDEN TULIP HOTEL, ACCRA, GHANA

February 12, 2013

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Subtitle CANADIAN TAX PAYERS’ MONEY AT WORK IN GHANA Here’s where I read it first on Monday February 11…on the somewhat salacious Ghanaweb website….note at the head of the article it says the death happened on a Wednesday, that was Wednesday, January 30th! Ghana’s The Daily Guide first covered the story, but I missed that […]

GIVE ME NANA OYE LITHUR FOR MY BIRTHDAY!

January 26, 2013

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Background: Nana Oye Lithur is a high-profile, gutsy Ghanaian human rights lawyer who champions all human rights including those of homosexuals here in Ghana where it is a crime. She has been nominated by President Mahama for the cabinet position of the Gender, Children and Social Protection ministry. I think her nomination is a stroke […]

AMANDA, CHILD RIGHTS ADVOCATE and ROTARY CLUB OF KUMASI EAST

January 22, 2013

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Most significantly, Amanda was born and bred in Kumasi. The Child’s Right’s Club is her idea and through her initiative and energy, the club visited a nearby village and listened to the children and responded. The idea didn’t come from outside: the resources didn’t come from outside. Not like Rotary! Our local club has just […]

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 […]

HILLARY CLINTON: CHECKLIST FOR GHANA VISIT

August 8, 2012

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1. Attend funeral of late President J.A.E. Mills and mourn with the Nation. 2. Convey President Obama and the First Lady’s sincere condolences mentioning their fond memories of their July 2009 visit to Ghana. 3. Congratulate Ghana on the smooth transition of executive power after the death of the President. 4. Celebrate Ghana’s progress over […]

BARCAMP IN GHANA & IS @GOOGLEAFRICA HOMOPHOBIC?

July 13, 2012

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Awhile back I attended a Barcamp Kumasi at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. Needless to say I stood out, not because of my age, nor the colour of my hair, but because of my relative lack of ICT expertise. The techies ruled. What’s more I felt a disconnect. To them it was the […]

GOOGLE CSR Campaign “Legalizing Love” Highjacked & INEFFECTIVE

July 9, 2012

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GOOGLE I had wanted to title the post “Google CSR “Legalizing Love” Campaign Launch a Cock-up”….but sensitive souls here might have got upset… This past weekend Google’s latest campaign “LEGALIZE LOVE” went viral. Here’s The Washington Post’s story to give you some background. First, it’s NOT about legalizing gay marriage as I first read, but’s […]

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