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Ghana and Scooter Libby verdict...

| 17:59 UK time, Tuesday, 6 March 2007

Hi there,

As Richard wrote earlier, today we asked if 50 years of independence have been good for Ghana. Just before we went on air news broke that Lewis Libby has been found guilty of obstruction of justice and perjury. We asked for your reaction. Wel also heard from people in Sumatra who have been affected by an earthquake.

We heard a great range of voices from Africa on the programme, big thanks as ever to our top man in Nairobi, Michael Kaloki, for all his efforts.

You can read emails and text messages here, and of course post your own comments as well.

Here's some text messages on Ghana:

FIDELIS in Lagos
congratulations ghana. nigeria may be the giant of africa but you are the pearl until we regain consciousness as true giant.

MOENNSAD in Nairobi
What independence? How about the shackles of corruption, mal governance, poverty and money gluttony by the elected black lead

Ghana is d pride of Africa.i hope her president will advise the Nigerian president on how to achieve continuous power supply without outages.

MR BASH, Tamale Ghana
there is nothing 2 celebrate bcos our president and his govt is seriously corrupt, he has stolen our money 2 buy a hotel at 5milion dollars.

LUBNA, Iraq.
Every occupied nation seeks independence as a priority,but once it is gained, then officials start to blame consequences.

Anthoney, UK
Of course Africans should selubrate today, but after 20+ years in international commodity trade I think many of the problems on the continent are due to corruption, brute force and red tape.

It will interest u to know that in a country with as much gold as Ghana, that 99.5% of people have never seen it b4.

John, USA
There is no real independence in Africa. The Europeans may have allowed these nations independence but at the same time many of the leaders who replaced them appear to be as elitist as the Europeans.


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