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BY KWAME MARFO “Besides politics and armed robbery, which occupation puts you in good stead to become a millionaire in Africa?”, a wise old man once asked me on a recent visit to Ghana. “Religious leaders!”, he quipped with a … Continue reading
BY KWAME MARFO In a recent conversation with friends about why Africa is poor, one colleague retorted rather cheekily “duh, asking why Africa is poor is like asking why the sky is blue? Poverty and Africa are conjoined at the … Continue reading
BY KWAME MARFO 2011 was a turbulent year. The Arab spring brought formidable military despots down in the Middle East. Japan was devastated by a triple whamy of earthquake, tsunami and nuclear meltdown. The United States narrowly dodged a geopolitical … Continue reading
I AM BRITISH…MAY BE YOU’RE NOT: The Queen Knows Her Children – ‘Popular’ OR ‘Successful’ NOT ‘Notorious’ OR ‘Struggling’ …
By AHMED SULE, CFA “Introduction” Once upon a time, over twenty-eight years ago, somewhere in Mogadishu, Somalia, a woman gave birth to a healthy baby boy. The child was given the name Mohammed. Three years earlier, in 1980, somewhere in … Continue reading
By KWAME MARFO $20 is greater than $2 trillion. This may sound like I’m on the wrong side of the divide between ludicrous and insane. However, if you scratch beneath the surface and look at it in the context of … Continue reading
By KWAME MARFO “But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, …without self-control…” “…For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And … Continue reading
SO WHAT CAUSED THE FINANCIAL CRISES? – Listen to what the gray-haired man in the tweed jacket at the bar had to say!
By KWAME MARFO “Because smart guys had started working on Wall Street”. This was the cause, according to the well-preserved, gray-haired man of retirement age in a conversation with New York Times columnist, Calvin Trillin at a Manhattan bar (see … Continue reading
By KWAME MARFO Dear God, The other day, my Anglo-Nigerian friend described herself as, “a Benin[ethnic group] woman first, an African second and Nigerian, third”. As benign as those words may sound, they are emblematic of the malaise that continues … Continue reading
By CHRISTABEL DADZIE Ok… so I am usually a very very patriotic Ghanaian. I am usually the one championing our flag – from football to politics; from social issues to economics, but today, I find it important as a patriot … Continue reading
Disclaimer: the writer of this journal fully acknowledges the ethical and moral dilemma of the subject matter in question. This is an “exercise” to explore ways by which it can be replicated, in the event that policy makers consider the … Continue reading