ijebuman's diary

The online raves and rants of an Ijebu man in London
home | profile | my travel photoblog | linXs | site feed

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Ghana Celebrates 

“It is far better to be free to govern or misgovern yourself than to be governed by anybody else” - Kwame Nkrumah

Jeremy Paxman had Cameron Duodu (the renown Ghanaian journalist and writer) on BBC2's newsnight last night along with journalist Yasmin Alibhai-Brown
The discussion was about Ghana's 50th independence anniversary and the disappointment of other "independent" African countries

Paxman in his usual condescending way wondered if there was anything worth celebrating considering how poor Africans are despite independence while Yasmin felt that after 50 years Africans had themselves to blame for the current state of affairs.

Cameron Duodu made some valid points especially regarding comparisons of African countries with other former british colonies like India, Malyasia and Singapore, by pointing out that these countries had their own written languages (prior to colonisation) and their economy was built on their own culture and language while African economies are still largely based on European exploitation which has not changed despite "independence".

Ghana definitely has a lot to celebrate, as the first sub-Saharan country to break from Britain it prompted many others to seek independence in the following years. The country has been through a lot and despite its history it is doing well (at least compared to other west African countries).

Shame we can't say the same about naija but i'm sure we'll get there someday...

And the most emailed story on the BBC site since yesterday is
(yeah you guessed right, another amusing story about naija)

"Welcome to the animal kingdom where man pikin dey show dog pepper"

I don't know what the big deal is when dog meat is also a delicacy in many other parts of the world, even here in Europe (Switzerland)

as far as i'm concerned its just another excuse for the BBC to give a dog a bad name (forgive the pun)

posted by ijebuman  # 1:06 pm
I love dog meat tremendously too. Fancy it being eaten in Europe and Asia too.
Post a Comment


April 2002   May 2002   June 2002   July 2002   August 2002   November 2002   April 2004   January 2005   February 2005   March 2005   April 2005   May 2005   July 2005   August 2005   September 2005   October 2005   November 2005   December 2005   January 2006   February 2006   March 2006   April 2006   May 2006   June 2006   July 2006   August 2006   September 2006   October 2006   November 2006   December 2006   January 2007   February 2007   March 2007   April 2007   May 2007   June 2007   July 2007   August 2007   September 2007   October 2007   November 2007   December 2007   January 2008   February 2008   April 2008   May 2008   June 2008   July 2008   August 2008   September 2008   October 2008   November 2008   January 2009   May 2009   January 2011   February 2011   May 2011  


This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?