Monthly Archives: August 2014

Islamic State group ‘executes 700’ in Syria

The Islamic State group has executed 700 members of a tribe it has been battling in eastern Syria during the past two weeks, the majority of them civilians, a human rights monitoring group said. The killing spree happened in several villages inhabited by the al-Sheitat tribe in Deir Ezzor province, where the tribe are from, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights group said on Saturday. ...

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Akufo Addo Promises First Class Government For Ghanaians

Nana Addo Danquah Akufo Addo, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) flag-bearer aspirant says the party has competent human resource capable of providing first class government for the country. He said Ghana was now looking for people with experience, expertise and skills, who could work to resolve the current socio-economic problems, created by the National Democratic Congress (NDC) government and would ...

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Attacks on Pastor Otabil “unfortunate’’ – Lawyer

Lawyer Yaw Oppong Legal practitioner, Yaw Oppong, has described as “unfortunate” the government’s response to the demands of a new leadership by the General Overseer of the International Central Gospel Church. Pastor Mensah Otabil last Thursday likened Ghana to a “sinking” ship, which he said needs a “decisive captain”, rather than an “overconfident” one, to steer the rudder out of ...

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‘Otabil will never’ take diplomatic passport – Albert Ocran debunks NDC claim

Spokesperson for Pastor Mensa Otabil has debunked claims by some National Democratic Congress (NDC) communicators that the preacherman is bitter towards the government because he was denied a diplomatic passport. Albert Ocran, a pastor in Otabil’s International Central Gospel Church who was speaking on Joy FM’s Newsfile programme, Saturday, a political analysis program stated categorically; “Otabil has never requested, never accepted ...

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Ghana needs a decisive leader like Akufo-Addo – Bawumia

Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia The running mate of Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in the 2008 and 2012 elections, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, has said that  Ghana needs a decisive leaderlike Nana Akufo-Addo to return the nation to the path of prosperity. Addressing delegates of the party in the Eastern Region on Thursday, Dr Bawumia stated that the National Democratic Congress, from 2009 ...

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11 Ancient African Writing Systems That Demolish the Myth that Black People were Illiterate

The importance of oral culture and tradition in Africa and the recent dominance of European languages through colonialism, among other factors, has led to the misconception that the languages of Africa either have no written form or have been put to writing only very recently. However, Africa has the world’s oldest and largest collection of ancient writing systems. The evidence dates ...

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US warplanes bomb Islamic State group in Iraq

The US Defence Department has said the US military has conducted an airstrike against Islamic State fighters near the northern Iraqi city of Erbil. A Pentagon statement said two F/A-18 warplanes dropped 225 kilograms of laser-guided bombs on a mobile artillery piece which “[the Islamic State] was using … to shell Kurdish forces defending Erbil where US personnel are located. “The ...

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A Stone For Bawumia

At long last the truth is out: Ghana after all is in crisis and not facing mere challenges as the ilk of Fiifi Kwetey and Felix Kwakye Ofosu have been feeding innocent and gullible citizens on.For building their political careers on untruths about the state of the economy as the ship of state continues to list dangerously in choppy waters, ...

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Another Embarrassment? Ghana faces possible FIFA sanctions

Justice Senyo Dzamefe (middle), Moses Foh-Amoaning and Kofi Anokye Owusu (right). World football governing body, FIFA, has moved closer to sanctioning Ghana over perceived attempts by the government to interfere with the autonomy of the Ghana Football Association (GFA). This is contained in a second letter dispatched from FIFA Headquarters in Zurich and sent to Ghana. The letter which kicks ...

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Fan Milk profit almost halved due to deteriorating macroeconomic environment

Fan Milk Ghana has reported EPS of GHS 0.07 in 1H 2014 (down 46.2% YoY and 9.8% from our estimates) largely due to deteriorating macroeconomic environment, increased electricity load shedding, weak consumer spending and unabated slide of the Ghanaian cedi. Although the company has posted revenue growth of 6.2% YoY, the gross profit margin has declined to 53.2% vs. 58.9% YoY due ...

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