What a borehole.

This is a borehole repair at Bosomkyekye, a reasonable size village outside Mampong. A borehole is not an insult. It’s a deep hole drilled in the ground that water comes out of through a pump. Sometimes it’s 120-odd feet deep. That’s not 120 odd feet. They’re quite normal feet. It means approximate, silly. A borehole …

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George Ayittey and the cheetah generation

George Ayittey is a Ghanaian economist and author, and he has a problem with African autocrats above all other things, even oppression and mismanagement by colonial powers. He appears on Twitter every so often, and when he does he usually lets rip with a volley of tweets. He doesn’t pull his punches. When Muammar Gaddafi …

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Controlled concern

You see a lot of things in the developing world that you’d rather not see, you’d rather didn’t happen, or you’d do something about if you had the slightest idea what you could do. You’re approached for money by people with blindness or deformities. You see violence towards people and animals. You see the conditions …

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