Category Archives: Ineptitude

Nobel Fraudulence: the Media, the Church and Mr. Mensah

For contextual background to this blog post, check this comprehensive summary out:   Thanks in part to social media, scandals stampede over each other like hungry students at the dining hall who just heard of extra meat in their lunch. … Continue reading

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Obama and the Cape Coast Clean-Up Exercise that (Once) Was

There was a massively positive response to Obama’s decision to visit Ghana in early 2009. Coming right after his historic presidential victory, his visit was the perfect PR opportunity for Ghana’s fledgling democracy. Similar to the uniting power of football, … 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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My Oga at the Top, or Started from the Bottom Now We’re Here – the Naija Remix

Recently, this happened on a Nigerian TV channel. Watch and laugh (or weep): If you want the quick and dirty, the crux of the matter is this: on a current affairs program, an official was asked to provide the website … Continue reading

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