Monthly Archives: August 2014

Obama’s Africa summit: Why now?

US President Barack Obama is hosting the first US-African summit in Washington DC [AFP/Getty Images] “Really, this is big, Nii.  Your decades of activism may have jaded you. Consider: The capital of the globe’s only superpower is being plunged into its own Africa Week. You should be excited,” my colleague and former student insisted. My enthusiasm remained curbed. Still, I do ...

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Hypocrisy? UK cabinet minister quits over Gaza policy

Baroness Warsi tweeted she could no longer support the government’s policy in Gaza [Getty Images] A British cabinet minister has quit over the government’s policy on Gaza. Baroness Sayeeda Warsi, who is of Pakistani origin, announced her resignation on Twitter, saying: “With deep regret, I have this morning written to the Prime Minister and tendered my resignation. I can no longer ...

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Top 10 Most Evil Men

Ever thought of most evil people ever lived? Only one is African! The most unfortunate aspect to researching this list was the realization that that I could do a top 100 most evil men and still have a multitude of people for a second list! The selection of this list is based not upon death tolls, but upon the general ...

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History of Ghana

  The commencing chronicles of Ghana on 6 March 1957 and Kwame Nkrumahestablishment of Ghanaian Republicanism, including Ghanaian presidential election, 1960. Source of video:https://archive.org Credit:Ghana@50 Secretariat  

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Wear Ghana! Eat Ghana!!

Below is a quote from the facebook page of Manasseh Azure Awuni which we entrirely agree with so we decided to share. What do you think of it? In late 2010, I took a radical decision to wear only Ghanaian/African print. I gave my shirts and ties to my siblings and I have since not bought any print apart from ...

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Sacked black receptionist suing U.K restaurant for race discrimination

A receptionist fired from two Michelin-starred Le Gavroche is suing the restaurant for race discrimination after claiming bosses did not want diners to be greeted by a black person. Bento Touray had only worked at Michel Roux Junior’s exclusive London establishment for three weeks when she was let go in September last year, and replaced by a white woman. Miss Touray has now ...

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BoG SPENDS $6.5 BILLION IN 6 YEARS TO STABILISE CEDI

Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has revealed that the Bank of Ghana, under the National Democratic Congress government, has spent a whopping $6.5 billion from 2009 to date, in their failed attempt to stabilize the value of the Ghana cedi. Notwithstanding this large expenditure of scarce foreign exchange reserves, Ghana’s currency is now officially, the worst performing currency in the world. According ...

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11 of The Most Eye-Catching Architectural Wonders of Africa

Next » 1. Bete Giyorgis  (Lalibela, Ethiopia) Lalibela is a town in northern Ethiopia that is famous around the world for its monolithic rock-cut churches carved from the living rock, which play an important part in the history of rock-cut architecture.  The town is one of Ethiopia’s holiest cities, second only to Aksum, and is a center of pilgrimage for much of the country. The Bete Giyorgis  or Church of St. George, ...

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ACT NOW! Brown leaves fall, green leaves fall too – Nana Awere Damoah

The youth. The youth of Africa. The youth of this world. Are we harnessing the potential of the youth enough? Are the young ones… giving off their best to the continent, the nation, the universe that is giving us so much? Why do we think we can only contribute something after age forty? Are we not causing wealth loss to ...

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IEA proposes 400 MPs (from 275)

  After nationwide consultations on the ‘Winner- Takes-All’ policy, the advisory committee of a policy think- tank, the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) has recommended an increase in the number of parliamentary seats from 275 to 400. This, according to the committee, will help to create an opportunity to bring on board knowledgeable technical experts, marginalized groups as well as ...

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