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BBC FOCUS ON AFRICA MAGAZINE: AFRICAN ICONS

December 31, 2010

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The latest BBC FOCUS ON AFRICA (January to March, 2011) is hot off the presses. Highlighted is a wonderful centrefold poster of 50 AFRICAN ICONS to mark around 50 years of African independence. The 50 were selected by tallying up the readership’s votes. “It seems like one person’s icon is another person’s fool or rogue […]

GHANA: LOCAL ELECTIONS: A CALL FOR MORE WOMEN CANDIDATES

December 29, 2010

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It is healthy to make hypotheses to help understand everyday realities, to answer questions. For example, just recently Laura Freshi and William Easterly, author of the eye-opening book on development, “The White Man’s Burden: Why the West’s Efforts to Aid the Rest Have Done So Much Ill and So Little Good” published an article in […]

FOUR VILLAGES INN, KUMASI, GHANA: SEASON’S GREETINGS

December 20, 2010

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SANTA @ RIDGE SCHOOL, KUMASI

December 16, 2010

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Every year from 1999, when madinghana returned to Ghana, he’s been invited to fulfill a very important joyous task at Kumasi’s fabulous Ridge School! Now don’t think that his one and only qualification is…….This Santa comes with a lot of experience under his belt. For years and years he was the school Santa in a […]

FOUR VILLAGES INN & ITS FAMOUS KUMASI CENTRAL MARKET TOUR

December 13, 2010

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Lately, Four Villages Inn has hosted some very smart people. They’ve chosen FOUR VILLAGES INN and they’ve chosen to take COMFORT’S FAMOUS KUMASI CENTRAL MARKET TOUR offered exclusively to FOUR VILLAGES INN guests. Recently another high ranking diplomat stayed at the competition and tried to book COMFORT’S FAMOUS MARKET TOUR here-https://madinghana.wordpress.com/2010/03/25/australians-not-at-the-inn/-but sorryo no go! Here […]

NANA IN GHANA-ROD McLAREN-MAKING A DIFFERENCE

December 11, 2010

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Just to start the ball rolling on stories of people returning to Ghana, staying and making a difference-see previous post-, I’d like to celebrate my longtime friend and kindred spirit Rod McLaren, who is also known as Nana Akwasi Amoako Agyeman, Nkosuohene of the Edubiase Traditional Area here in Ashanti. You can read all about […]

GHANA: WILL THE RETURN OF THE DIASPORA MAKE A DIFFERENCE?

December 10, 2010

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Thoughts on Reversing Ghana’s Brain Drain Key to Development…. In my last post, I called for Princeton University Professor of Philosophy Kwame Appiah, born to a Ghanaian father and a British mother, who herself lived in Ghana for over fifty years of her life, to come back to Ghana…. I am sure Wole Soyinka would […]