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KWAKU’S INTERVIEW WITH DR. MO IBRAHIM

Sudanese telecoms billionaire, Dr. Mo Ibrahim was Kwaku Sakyi-Addo’s guest on “KWAKU One-on-One” on Sunday, November 29 at 3pm on TV3. Dr. Ibrahim is the founder of the Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership, which awards five million dollars over 10 years to an ex-African leader who leaves an excellent governance record, plus US$200,000 year for life thereafter.

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KWAKU’S INTERVIEW WITH KABRAL BLAY-AMIHERE

Kabral Blay-Amihere, came to national attention as a student leader in the mid-seventies and later as a columnist whose militant thoughts and stirring diaries were compelling reading.

The Journalist, Teacher and Diplomat, was born at Ekwe, a village in the Western Region.
At age 28, he became the Director of the Ghana Institute of Journalism. Educated at Legon, London School of Economics and Harvard, Blay Amihere, is one of the widest travelled men in this country.
As the Ghana Institutes of Journalism, celebrates Golden Jubilee, what does he think about contemporary journalism in Ghana?

We will also discuss his forthcoming book, “Between the Lion and the Elephant”, as well as the Council on Foreign Relations that’s just about to take off and which he promises will rival any International Relations Think Thank in Africa.

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KWAKU’S INTERVIEW WITH FORMER PRESIDENT KUFUOR

After eight (8) years at the Presidency, a job for which he has been criticized as well as praised in equal measure. But what are his own reflections of the Presidency? Does he have regret or does he fill totally fulfilled? Here are some highlights of Kwaku Sakyi–Addo’s interview with Former President John Agyekum Kufuor, nine months after he left office.

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Essays

FOOTBALL VRS HEARTBALL

I ran into Samuel Inkoom the other day at the airport in Kumasi, you know the Black Stars full back.  What a featherweight he is!  It was hard to believe how bravely this child (never mind that he’s married and has a child himself!) matched the strapping brawns of Nigerians Yakubu and Shittu who, I suspect, were assembled by God to tackle Maoris with 22-inch necks in Rugby scrums.

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PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CARS

When President Mills’ term began in January, I told Sedem, my young, smart and really hard-working researcher that the national discourse for half the year would be dominated by Cars. Sedem had been working in banking previously and had only covered his first election in 2008. I wish I had been wrong. I think this jostling over cars by our politicians is, frankly, pathetic. 

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THE DEVIL’S COMPLILATION

One of my favourite authors is Ambrose Bierce.  He was a friend and rival of Mark Twain.  He appeared, as in born, in June 1942 and disappeared, as in disappeared, in 1913

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WINNING DESPITE LOSING

Nana, please let it go. There’s no point in contesting Tain. You will not win. And even if you were to win, your margin of victory will not be the twenty-three or so thousand that now separate you and Mills.

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PICKING (ON) WINNERS

I’ve heard many people say that Ghana should follow the example of the Asian countries where their governments picked a number of companies in selected strategic industries and actively supported them as growth poles to lift their economies.

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