Browsing All Posts published on »July, 2012«

THE LATE PRESIDENT OF GHANA J.A.E. MILLS: R.I.P.

July 31, 2012

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One week ago today, the President of Ghana died. Today, as tradition demands here in Ghana, the one week funeral celebrations are taking place around the country. I understand the blogging community/social networkers in Ghana are going to observe a silence at 2:15 pm this afternoon, the time of his death. I’ll finish and post […]

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 […]

GHANA: EDUCATION…PHOTO CHALLENGE……

July 30, 2012

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If a picture is worth a thousand words: then two has got to be worth much more…. Figure this one out…madinghana always the ex teacher…challenging you to make sense of realities here…. Comments/interpretations welcome

BRICS: IS THERE ROOM FOR A G?

July 26, 2012

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Saw this on the shelves of the supermarkets here in Kumasi. So….comments/stories anybody? Here’s one: I remember the sugar cane processing factory in Komenda operating at full capacity in the 70′s, but still the cube sugar was being imported from France… It still is to this day! Have you got any stories like about rice, […]

Lonely Planet: “under the radar-forgotten destinations of the world”

July 26, 2012

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LUCKY TOGO BEING LISTED! Ghana should be listed too. We are forgotten and not even off the ground let alone flying under the radar. Tourists here are mostly people visiting friends and family working in the aid or diplomatic communities. Tourists per se visiting Ghana purely as a destination are few and far between. COME […]

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 […]

ROTARY INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT IN GHANA!

July 14, 2012

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On June 9th, I wrote a post suggesting that Rotary in Ghana organize a Peace Conference given the daily inflammatory rhetoric heard over Ghana’s media. I also wrote this in context of the new Rotary International President being from Japan and choosing the theme of Peace Through Service for his year of presidency. Well, Rotarian […]

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 […]

WHO GIVES A HOOT? MADINGHANA DOES, FOR ONE.

July 12, 2012

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It happened a few days ago…at 6:00 am…just behind us. I was in the bathroom. I looked out the window and there the culprit was….a taxi hooting for his passengers to arrive. Fortunately, there was somebody passing who I asked to get the driver. He did and I remarked quietly that people were sleeping, that […]

PLEASE GOD NOT A CROSS….

July 10, 2012

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Oh God, please don’t let them put a cross on this roof! A little background: The plots behind us used to be a poultry farm. The farm existed before this zone was classified as first class residential and was therefore allowed to operate. But the farm went belly up and Nana, the owner, sold off […]

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