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Games African Leaders Play

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Africa is one continent which is well endowed with all the natural resources an individual can ever think of. This continent is sometimes referred to as the home of all mankind as it is believed that humanity originated from this great continent.

Despite the numerous blessings from the Almighty One, laziness and the reluctance to try something new has left us in a poverty situation. The leaders always try to play on the intelligence of the masses by deliberately associating with them during election years and yet do nothing to bring them out of their situation after winning the elections.

They send their children to the best schools abroad, seek medical attention abroad, spend their holidays abroad, and live luxurious lives at the expense of the poor masses who pay taxes with their meager sums just to make tomorrow brighter. I then ask myself: why don't they want to be treated in our health facilities? Or the facilities we have are not up to standard? Are they indirectly telling a…

Political Mind Games

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Ghanaians are currently facing an economic and energy crisis like never before in the history of our nation. Some say it is not the cause of the current political administration. They say it is a result of several years of neglect of the energy sector by successive governments. Others say it is this administration's lack of honesty and deceit that has left us in the current quagmire.

I think both may be right. We are currently experiencing the consequences of lack of foresight and under-investment in our energy sector over the years. But, I also think governments are elected to solve problems and not just identify the problems. If the current administration had done its bit, the problem would not have been so dire.


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However, instead of doing what they are supposed to do to alleviate the situation, political leaders …

Can We Stop Electing Idiots?

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Politics was once understood to be about more than winning power and serving special interests. Aristotle said governments which "aim at the common advantage are correct and just... whereas those which aim only at the advantage of the rulers are deviant and unjust. The above quote is from the Huffington Post. Click to read the rest here .

I read an article from The Guardian website today and was amazed at the things people think about politicians. They are not the most knowledgeable people. They are just confident folks. Where they get their confidence from still remains a wonder to me. People would think that intelligent people should be the most confident but it is not true. Intelligent people rather look timid! They always want to speak the truth. On the other hand, unintelligent people feel confident and persuasive. They are comfortable with all manner of people.


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The Gloom Of The Black Stars

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I am not a big fan of football. I used to tell my friends that it was because of our national team, the Black Stars, that I watch football. I had no team apart from the Black Stars of Ghana. But recently, with the manner in which resources are wasted on the team, I have decided to withdraw my support for the team for the time being while I watch things unfold. I don't think it is wise to continue supporting the Black Stars of Ghana at this time.


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We gain nothing concrete as a nation from our team. We are also getting too emotional without being objective and hence cannot track how much lavish spending is done on the Black Stars. Can you imagine spending $5.8m on a tournament that is only worth $1.5million? The last time I checked, football was business.

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My Difficulty With Abbreviated Writing

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I know many of my social media friends will not want to hear this. But I think it will help someone out there understand me and how I hold conversations online. Apart from helping you get sharper at spelling and grammar, writing words in full can make you feel confident of yourself.

"Shorthand" is one of the common ways of writing these days, if not the commonest. It is common these days, especially with social media such as Twitter, Facebook, Google+. However, I find that it is not helping me due to several reasons:



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I find it very difficult to read:
Since it is difficult for me to read, it is probably difficult for others too. There is no approved abbreviations list to follow. There is no defined order too. Hence, reading it becomes difficult and results in guessing. Guessing is not always good. I am not fluen…

Choices That Matter

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"Your choices determine who you will become in life. If you are good at making choices, you are sure to have a fruitful life. The opposite also applies."

In life, you don't need everybody to side with you to make the necessary impact. You also don't need a certificate to certify your life. Your thoughts and choices are the things that will certify your life.


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In life, you also have to make choices along the road. What choices you make determine the kind of person you are or want to be. You may not be making the right choices all of the time. But you should always strive to make the choices you think speak to your inner being. After all, who determines the right choices?

Whether it is deciding to go on a walk, eating out, going for shopping or going for a drink, the choices you make define your personal…