Sunday, November 30, 2014

PODCAST: Episode 25 -- Africa's Industrialisation; & Unearthing Robust Voices in Africa's Development

Research & Co-ordination: E.K.Bensah Jr
Executive Producer: E.K.Bensah Jr 


"Dear friends,

Kindly find the link to the podcast of #AfricainFocus show on Tuesday 25 November, 2014. 

We spent some 15 minutes getting a quick update from Enoch A Sackey, Office Manager, of Furniture and Wood Association of Ghana(FAWAG)  on why it remains an important association on which government should rely upon to deliver high-quality furniture for even Ghana's parliament.

We spent the 25th edition of the show looking at two important issues: the first part of the show was on the theme of the 25th anniversary of Africa Industrialisation Day, which was celebrated on 20th November around the world. It is for this reason we spoke to FAWAG. We followed that interview with one of Samuel Mawutor, of Civic Response/FORESTWATCH to give us a summary of some of the major outcomes from the four-day Forest Forum that was held last week in Accra. We touched on the issue of Rosewood, and examined the reasons why government had banned its export, and why the Chinese were so interested in it.

As part of the show's series unearthing robust voices in Africa's development, we spoke to a former official of the West Africa Commission on Drugs, Mrs. Araba Arhin, who served as a Coordinator on a short-term project under the Commission at the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre(KAIPTC).  Araba gave us a refreshing insight into drug policy dynamics in the sub-region, and proffered a way forward, including the need for the sub-region to own its problems.

We look forward to comments!
In solidarity!

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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

E K Bensah Jr shared "AFRICA IN FOCUS 04-11-14.mp3" with you

From E K:

"Dear friends,

Kindly find the link to the podcast of #AfricainFocus show on Tuesday 4 November, 2014.

We spent some 15 minutes getting a quick update from Mr.Diallo of the Accra-based West Africa Network for Peacebuilding on the unfolding situation in Burkina Faso.

We spent the 22nd edition of Africa in Focus reprising the theme of Africa's aviation sector, with a focus on safety. We spoke to an airline pilot very conversant with the incident that brought domestic airline Starbow to the headlines. We left the show reminded that the airline industry is one of the safest transport systems around, and we need to do one other thing: build more national airports, which are the missing link between aviation fuel and airline tickets.

It really is not only about taxes, but about aviation fuel. Every pilot starts his day having factored fuel. Even more so the domestic airlines

As usual, we had different segments, including our regular "Africa in the News".

We look forward to comments!
In solidarity!

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Saturday, November 1, 2014

Burkina Faso without Compaore!

People power!

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