Monthly Archives: September 2010

On My Niger Trip…Al Qaeda..Military Coups..and Charming Diplomats

I was in Niger these last couple of days. Stayed at the Hotel Gaweye in Niamey.Staying with us at the Gaweye, was a largish contingent of French Military Troops and a sizable number of foreign correspondents tracing the unfolding hostage … Continue reading

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On Countries visited so far…and in the future

Ok so with a count++ on the list of countries I’ve been to accomplished as a result of shifting base from Cotonou to Ouagadougou, let me wax eloquent a bit on the countries I’ve visited so far. For sake of … Continue reading

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On the Common Wealth Games Delhi 2010.. and it’s Anthem

Everything to do with the CWG games is now controversial. Preparations for the games have been mired by  corruption, tardiness, inane media hoopla and what not. Sittng here in Africa, I am luckily not overly subjected to our amoebic intelligence … Continue reading

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On Mir Publishing house

Back when i was schooling in Chennai, books from MIR publishers were the rage..they’d dominate book fairs at our schools and at such dos I’d usually return home with bagful of goodiees from the house of MIR. Of course my … Continue reading

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On Democracy in Africa and the future of its Economy

For the longest time I’ve been meaning to pen my thoughts on the phenomenon of country after country in Africa celebrating their 50th Anniversary of Independence. It has been close to two years now that I’ve been residing in Cotonou, … Continue reading

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