If Malaysia was your home instead of Ghana, you would use 18 times more electricity, live nine years longer, make five times more money, be 72% less likely to be unemployed, and consume 7.5 times more oil
Liberation movements that became governing parties enjoyed wide popularity in the earlier years. But over time this has tended to fizzle out, largely in urban areas
The experience of getting help from fellow Africans who weren’t relatives was probably a strange one for us, and it seems the only way we could reconcile ourselves to it was to treat these people as family.
Tuareg separatist rebels in Mali have taken advantage of the confusion in the capital Bamako following the recent coup against President Amadou Toumani Toure, to gain more territory. They are reported to have surrounded the historical city of Timbuktu, and wo important northern towns, Kidal and Gao, fell to them and their Islamist allies in the last two weeks. Ironically, …