Monthly Archives: May 2013

To Strike, to Demonstrate: Communication During Industrial Action

*This is a much larger version of an opinion piece that was published in the Mirror on Saturday May 4, 2013. It was about communicating during industrial action in Ghana* In any democracy it is important that everyone has access to … Continue reading

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Olympic Games – Why We Don’t Care

Maybe it is true that the average Ghanaian doesn’t like to inconvenience others, especially foreigners. Yes, that has to be it. That is the only reason why since 1992 we have allowed the workers who tally the medals won at … Continue reading

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Urban Flooding and that Sense of Déja Vu – The Case of Accra

*I wrote this article 3 years ago (in 2010) and didn’t get round to publishing it. I present it  unedited (bar the picture) just to make the tired point of cycles: ————— If anyone is searching for proof that we … Continue reading

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African Union is 50 – good for them; Africa is Much Older!

There is this joke told in Ghana about a middle aged person (can be male or female) who is writing an exam with other (mostly younger) students for prospective entry into the university. Toward the end of the exam the … Continue reading

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