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Let’s discuss ‘Zimbabwe’ & this weekend’s ‘KILOMBO Conference’: Another World Is Possible is back on-air today (24/09)!

just a quick one here. Another World Is Possible is back on air tonight and I’ll be flying solo while the rest of the team makes their way to Peki, Ghana to join the others for this weekend’s annual Kilombo Conference. tonight’s discussion is Zimbabwe – The Way Forward. I’m looking forward to this as some myth and rumour is either going to be dispelled or confirmed! guests include Senator Chen Chimutengwede, Deputy President of the Zimbabwe Senate and former Zimbabwean Minister of Information, Mafa Kwanisai, Tafadzwa Choto and Johngershon Agbozo who will close the show with some more Kilombo Conference info

We’re on air between 7pm-9pm UK, 2pm-4pm EST/USA , 6pm-8pm GMT, 9pm -11pm Central African Time. You can log on to www.gfmradio.com and click to listen live to radio or go to TuneIn.com and search for ‘GFM Radio’ and listen

Put your comments / questions forward and join social re-construction as Another World Is Possible! Our studio number: +44 208 520 1355

I pray you can tune in and get involved!

The Almighty’s Blessings

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Let’s discuss Pan-African structures & the upcoming KILOMBO Conference: Another World Is Possible is back on-air today (10/09)!

yep yep – another week, another radio show. the last time I was on 4 weeks ago I was flying solo. it was slightly daunting and hard work (especially growing the extra arms needed 😉 but a lot of fun and the response was great. thank you for listening

today’s show promises to be just as informative and full of edutainment as always if not more so with another international line-up of guests, the annual Kilombo Conference held in Peki, Ghana fast approaching and brotha Rema Diallo back as co-presenter. how can you not want to listen? see below for more details

Topics

1). How to develop a Functioning Structure to Build Pan-Africanism from Below
2). the Kilombo Annual Conference (http://www.tnj.com/news/african-and-caribbean/new-african-conference-social-justice-set)

On the programme will be
1). Andrew Seraus; Pan-Africanist Advocate, Analyst, Critique and Activist, Antilles
2). Eric Sewor Addae, Peki Local Organizing Group and Teacher.
3). Juliana Coufie, Teacher and Central Region Kilombo Network Member,
4). Johngershon Agbozo, Teacher and Peki Local Organizing Group Member

Hosted in GFM Radio studios in London by Rema Diallo, Emile Kargbo, Nii-Teiko (me!), Phyllis Abebreseh and Afia Kwaten

With contributions from Nia Noel (Associate Producer, AWIP) in Los Angeles, USA and Explo Nani-Kofi (Coordinator and Producer, AWIP) and an introduction by Mercy Owusu Achaw from Kumasi, Ghana

The AWIP Team in Ghana includes Ohene Nana Quame Adjei, Elikem Nunekpeku, Mercy Owusu Achaw, Austin Akrobor and Abeku Adams

On Tuesday 10th September 2013
7pm-9pm UK, 2pm-4pm EST/USA , 6pm-8pm GMT, 9pm -11pm Central African Time
Log on to http://www.gfmradio.com and click to listen live to radio or go to TuneIn.com search for ‘GFM Radio’ and listen

Put your comments/questions forward and join social re-construction as Another World Is Possible London studio number: +44 208 520 1355

so there you have it. listen in and get involved! we look forward to interacting with you

The Almighty’s Blessings

P.S

we know that Apple are vying for your attention by unveiling two new phones but they’re only going to rip off other products with their same old schtick ;-)… some things are actually more important eh?

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Let’s discuss the KILOMBO Conference (27th – 29th Sept’13): Another World Is Possible is back on-air (13/07/13). Lock in!

I previously posted here about my return to radio. it’s been going on for a few weeks now and is continually improving. it’s always an education and it is genuinely humbling to speak to activists on the ground around the world

I’m on air today (13/08/13) flying solo! I’ll be talking about the forthcoming KILOMBO 2013 Conference 27th to 29th September 2013 in Peki, Ghana. Here’s the main promo for the show:

What is Kilombo? What’s is the Kilombo Conference? How does it intend to make a real difference to the lives of ordinary Africans? What is it’s purpose? How can I get involved? Can I attend?

Our guests include:
(1). Explo Nani-Kofi, Ghana
(2). Ohene Nana Quame Adjei, Ghana
(3). Ewurama Andoh, Ghana
(4). Richard Ananga, Ghana

Introduced by Elikem Nunekpeku also from Ghana.

Hosted in GFM Radio studios in London by Rema Diallo, Emile Kargbo, Nii-Teiko, Dingan Mkhize and Ozzie Clarke-Binns

Put your comments/questions forward and join social re-construction as Another World Is Possible!

Go to www.gfmradio.com and click on listen live to radio or go to TuneIn.com search for GFM Radio and listen in on Tuesday 13th August 2013
7pm-9pm UK, 2pm-4pm EST/USA, 6pm-8pm GMT and 9pm -11pm Central African Time

so there you go. you can also search on Facebook for AWIP Live on GFM Radio and come across our page. we look at it throughout the show answering any questions or comments you may have for us. all shows are important but this show holds a special kind of importance as the Kilombo conference and initiatives like it are vital to indigenous efforts of African people to truly self-determine our lives. you could be listening to the beginning of the greatest rebalancing of social justice in Africa’s recent history. I pray you can tune in and get involved!

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Communication and the struggle for Social Justice: Another World Is Possible is back on-air (30/07/13). Lock in and get involved!

I previously posted here about my return to radio. it’s been going on for a few weeks now and is continually improving. it’s always an education and it is genuinely humbling to speak to activists on the ground around the world

I’m on air tomorrow (30/07/13) and with brotha Rema Diallo, we’ll be talking about Communication and the Struggle for Social Justice. Here’s the main promo for the show:

As the cause for social justice is in the interests of the majority of the people, why is it that the movements which stand up for social justice (therefore standing and mobilising for an alternative in the interest of the majority) don’t attract the majority of the people? How can we communicate more effectively with the people in our organizational and mobilization efforts?

Our guests include:
(1). Mina Moheb Maher, Cairo, Egypt
(2). Yvonne Bender, London, UK
(3). Scofray Nana Yaw Yeboah, Accra, Ghana.
(4). Sakara Hafiz Aseidu, Tamale, Ghana.

Introduced by Mercy Owusu Achaw from Kumasi, Garden City of Ghana.

Hosted in GFM Radio studios in London by Rema Diallo, Emile Kargbo, Nii-Teiko, Dingan Mkhize and Ozzie Clarke-Binns.

With contributions from Nia Noel in Los Angeles, USA and Explo Nani-Kofi in Peki, Ghana.

Put your comments/questions forward and join social re-construction as Another World Is Possible!

Go to www.gfmradio.com and click on listen live to radio or go to TuneIn.com search for GFM Radio and listen in on Tuesday 30th July 2013
7pm-9pm UK, 2pm-4pm EST/USA, 6pm-8pm GMT and 9pm -11pm Central African Time

so there you go. you can also search on Facebook for AWIP Live on GFM Radio and come across our page. we look at it throughout the show answering any questions or comments you may have for us. I pray you can tune in and get involved!

The Almighty’s Blessings

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Solar Power is coming to Ghana in a BIG way

makes sense to me

The largest solar power plant in Africa will be built in Ghana, the British company behind the plan said on Tuesday.

Source of much of the world’s cocoa and an increasingly significant oil producer, Ghana’s new drive to exploit the sun’s energy is predicted to create hundreds of jobs and increase the country’s electricity capacity by 6%, as well as cutting emissions.

via Africa’s largest solar power plant to be built in Ghana | Environment | guardian.co.uk.

some good news about back home for a change though the public comments in the article do highlight a few caveats. for instance:

how was land acquired for this project and from whom?

how much does Solar PV yield in the long run especially in cloudy conditions (which does happen back home)?

is there a cast iron guarantee that state money will flow to this project and will not be abandoned?

what’s this about a gas turbine facility near Tema?

will the company be trading in Carbon Credits and if so will profits flow down to the country (considering that African nations have a significantly lower carbon footprint when compared to many industrialized countries but exposed to a greater share of the problems)?

why are feed-in tariffs necessary?

I believe in Solar Energy to be a long term solution to the energy crisis back home as the technology evolves and it’s potential increases. not just because of its environmental benefits but because it just simply makes sense. think about it. however, these things are not always as clear cut as they seem

so something to keep an eye on

The Almighty’s Blessings

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re-blog: let me tell you why I need to come back home to do medicine

is there anymore to add? no. The Almighty’s Blessings

The Kente Weaver

Waiting to Die – A Joy News Story

I am cognizant of the fact that it is not going to be as easy as it seems, changing everything we want to about our healthcare system. I am cognizant of the fact that it is easier said than done. I am cognizant of the fact that my personal journey ahead may be longer than I imagine. I am cognizant of the fact that there are medical officials making ground-breaking progress all over the continent, working tirelessly to do all they can do with the little they have to work with. But I am also cognizant of this – that our frustrations must translate to purposeful and useful action, and that action, no matter how little, idealistic, unorthodox, difficult – will yield fruitful results if we believe and have our priorities right.

Until then God help us all.

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