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Posts Tagged ‘Ghana
President Obama makes his sub-Saharan Africa debut with a visit to Ghana next week and WHYS is doing a TV special to discuss it. We’re looking for African and American guests in London, Johannesburg, Lagos, Washington and New York to take part in the discussion (that’s where we have TV studios), so let us know if you’re interested in participating. Continue reading ‘Obama and Africa’
Good morning from West London…
There are a number of stories that have caught my eye today. Serbia and the attack on the American Embassy in Belgrade, immigration controls, alcohol controls and controlling teenage pregnancy.
Continue reading ‘‘People will think we are all wild animals’’
There’s no shortage people who like to criticise George Bush but he’s popular in Africa and his supporters point towards the increase in US investment and aid in Africa since he arrived at the White House. Does he deserve credit for what he has done for Africans? We’re looking to talk about this while the President is in Africa.
We’re here in the World Have Your Say studio, on a Sunday, watching the final of the Africa Cup of Nations. You can follow all the action here. We’ll be on air staight after the final whistle to get your reaction to the final and the whole tournament.
When a paramount tribal chief in Ghana invites you to come for breakfast at his palace, it’s an offer you can’t really refuse. Continue reading ‘Breakfast at the chief’s’
We were up early this morning to appear on Skyy Power FM in Takoradi ahead of today’s show from Ghana. As the unerringly accurate weather forecast says every evening, ‘tomorrow will be sunny and hazy’ and so it was when we set off just before 7. More importantly, for the first time this week I have a little time to write to you properly.
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’.