Here in Ghana the headlines are the same as they were in the USA with the exception of the aforementioned STC bus accident that was the front page news.
There is more optimism about a post-Bush world and a lot of hope for an Obama USA. Al-Qaddafi has just put Obama on blast stating “our Kenyan brother was ignorant of the Middle East conflict or lying about it to boost his campaign” and “he might have an inferiority complex that might make him act more white than white people instead of acting in solidarity with Africa and Arab nations”. Such comical statements. As if Obama were to become US president, all negative press, policies and events in Africa would halt to a stop. As if Arab nations themselves acted in solidarity with Africa.
People in Ghana are crying over expensive petrol. They blame who else but Bush. When I left the States, regular gasoline cost about $4.10 per gallon with premium about $4.60. So let’s see, a litre of regular “super” petrol in Ghana is 1.184 cedis. Get out my calculator. This is roughly $1.20 per litre….which is roughly $4.54 per gallon. I repeat. In Ghana in June 2008, regular gasoline is roughly $4.54 per gallon and premium about $5.20. This in Ghana, where the per capita income is about $600 annually versus the $45,000 in the USA. Hmmm! What else is there to say?