Archive for January, 2008

31
Jan
08

Let this attitudinal change stay

Hi, I am Inkenson, a resident of Takoradi in Ghana and a regular listener of the BBC’s World Have Your Say. Ahead of tomorrow’s programme I will like to share some thoughts with you.

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31
Jan
08

Hunting with Spears

Have a look at the BBC news site, and CNN’s. The most popular story ATOW is Britney Spears going to hospital. Again. A motorcade of police vehicles escorted her. Again. Chased by the paparazzi. Again. Continue reading ‘Hunting with Spears’

31
Jan
08

Where is Kenya’s moral leadership?

On Tuesday’s programme we heard from Abda, a Kenyan listening on WCPN in Cleveland. She asked why religious leaders were not condemning the violence. We’ve invited her onto the programme today – here’s what she wrote to us:
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31
Jan
08

Time to talk about Afghanistan?

Good morning, I hope you’re all well. I’m at TVC but I’m sure there’ll be a cheery air in the WHYS office today as Mark will have enjoyed this last night. But we’re about today and what you’re talking about.

How about Afghanistan? Three reports have painted a grim picture of the situation in the country, warning of a humanitarian catastrophe and collapsing state institutions. An independent study in the United States warns that Afghanistan could revert to a “failed state”.

And Steve has written asking us to discuss the Afghanistan Blashpemy death sentence.

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30
Jan
08

Can natural resources benefit everyone?

Hi everyone. We’re about to drive 70 miles north of Takoradi through the rubber trees and palms to a mining town called Tarkwa. We’ll be broadcasting WHYS from there today with the brilliantly named Dynamite FM (Power in the air – is their on air strap line).

Over the past 50 years, the region has produced millions of dollars worth of gold – but when we took part in a phone-in on Dynamite yesterday, one caller represented many others when he said the gold has ‘done more harm than good’.

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29
Jan
08

What can be done to stop the violence in Kenya?

Hello, it’s Leonardo. Ros is on the road in Ghana, from where he’ll present today’s show. Another day of violence in several parts of Kenya today.

That’s after a weekend when more than 100 people were killed.

We heard horrific accounts this morning, of random shoots on crowds of people, neighbours turning into old friends of different ethnic brackground. What can be done to stop the violence? What can be done to avoid Kenya descending into genocide?

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29
Jan
08

Kenyan violence

Violence has again erupted on the streets of the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, and in the Rift Valley following the murder of an opposition politician. Mugabe Were, a member of the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) of the defeated candidate, Raila Odinga, was attacked outside his home, police said.

This is what Omar in Naivasha told the BBC 2 hours ago.
“Naivasha is in a state of chaos. Bullets are raining down on people from planes. People are panicking and not sure what to do. They are trying to take refuge at the police station, kikuyu people are trying to break into the same police station. There is chaos all around and people unsure of where to go to protect themselves”.

I’ve just spoken to Omar who tells me he is afraid that Kenya could be worse than Rwanda.   He wants to tell you all about the situation on today’s programme.

Richard Dowden, Director of the Royal African Society, writing in the Independent this morning, says the violence is horrific but Kenya will not become a new Rwanda.

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