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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 […]

FIRST LADY OF GHANA H.E. LORDINA DRAMANI MAHAMA: OUR LATEST BANNER PERSONAGE, IN CONVERSATION WITH PRESIDENT MAHAMA OF GHANA

October 23, 2013

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I believe this is the second such make-believe, made up conversation. The first one was between Presidents Mahama and Zuma. And again, you are heartedly invited to continue the tete a tete, the conversation…. The following is an imaginative , mythical conversation between President Mahama and First Lady Lordina…in other words, it is fiction! it […]

KOMLA DUMOR: ANOTHER BANNER CELEBRITY ON SCRAP FB PAGE

October 17, 2013

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Believe it or not I started this post yesterday and look what appeared yesterday on the BBC site, Kumla Dumor’s LETTER FROM AFRICA entitled Red Tape and Visas! Lot’s of significant quotes..but let me get to those later Here’s what I wrote yesterday: Let’s see who have highlighted on the SCRAP SHORT TERM TOURIST VISAS […]

ECONOMIST’S GHANA SUMMIT: TOURISM TABOO!

October 14, 2013

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Here is the blurb that follows the graphic above: Africa’s recent economic surge is fueling optimism about the continent’s prospects and positioning it in the minds of many investors and businesses as a significant opportunity. Blessed with a wealth of natural resources and a large, young and growing population, many economies in Africa are enjoying […]

WHY NATIONS FAIL

October 10, 2013

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I went to Istanbul, Turkey on the spur of the moment to visit Orhan Pamuk’s Museum of Innocence…I’ll blog what I hope will be short posts on my trip, actually this is my second post… When I was at the duty free at the Istanbul airport buying another Orhan Pamuk book, the person in front […]

ROTARY CLUB OF ISTANBUL

October 9, 2013

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While in Istanbul, I attended the Rotary Club of Istanbul…an all men’s affair! The meeting took place at the venerable Hilton International. It was within walking distance of Taksim Square near where I stayed at Peradays Guest House, the no. 1 guest house on the TRIP ADVISOR SITE for Istanbul as Four Villages Inn is […]