Incisive read indeed. Nostalgia. The Ghana bit got me too. My parents took me from Britain to Ghana where I spent several years in boarding school and experienced first hand Rawlings coup and its after math. I was in cadet uniform (not my own) on the day as part of my school Prempeh College and things got hairy. Long story shortened. Years later as a TV journalist/consultant I would help Ghana broadcasting corporation (GBC) relaunch their Breakfast TV Show, with the then head of CNN Africa. What did I want as part of GBC’s gratitude? The recorded speech of Rawlings (on cassette) when he stormed GBC radio, I said, and made his famous speech about an uprising and how his men were ready to defend Ghana at all cost. Journalism. Some years later, I learned that the radio division had been blighted by fire destroying all their archive, including, I believe, that famous speech which may be a rare copy now. I should search for it and get it back home.

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