Monthly Archives: April 2014

KIGALI CHRONICLES: What Ghana has on paper, Rwanda has on the ground

I have been writing from and about Kigali based on what I have seen myself. I haven’t asked locals any questions. Only other input comes from some of my colleagues who have visited here before. I admit I have been … Continue reading

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KIGALI CHRONICLES: Helmets, Okada, Attitudes

Over the past few weeks police in Accra have been busy arresting motorcyclists. Among the bikes they have impounded are those belonging to legitimately registered courier services, ‘okada’, and that of private individuals. Of course if motorbikes are unregistered as … Continue reading

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KIGALI CHRONICLES: Lessons for Oko V and K. Bonsu

My first time here in Rwanda and all the good things I heard about this lovely country of a thousand hills is true. Beautiful. Awesome. Clean. Safe. Rwandans have turned their horrific war of 1994 around and in 20 years … Continue reading

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The Need for High Standards in Award Shows

I am not one to bootlick or for the fact that ‘somebody has suffered to do something’ so I shut my eyes to the grandiose display of mediocrity and worse, heap praise. It’s important to state this before I delve … Continue reading

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Manasseh’s Folder: Comparing Anas Aremeyaw Anas and Manasseh

  Anaa Aremeyaw Anas (left) and Manasseh Azure Awuni (right)     Many years ago, when my “Kofi Manu” was about the size of my little finger and I was not yet qualified to shower in the bathroom, two musicians … Continue reading

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