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Africa’s 50 icons: Rawlings in, Kufuor out

“To mark 50 years of Africa independence, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) African Service, was polled for a list of the continent’s 50 most iconic figures. After much heated debate, here are our choices…” The above quote is the introduction to page 48 and 49 of the current issue of the BBC’s Focus on Africa magazine. The two pages contain all the pictures of the 50 persons voted for

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Government lacks direction – Nana Addo

The flag bearer of the New Patriotic Party, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has criticized the NDC government for what he says is lack of direction for the country. He says several social intervention programmes started by the Kufuor administration have been rejected by the NDC

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Ghana gets another $10 Billion Chinese loan

China Exim Bank and the Government of Ghana signed a $10.4 billion concessionary loan for the development of a railway system from Kumasi to Paga, Ghana's Eastern Corridor roads network and other sectors of the economy. Four billion dollars will go into the railways system, six billion dollars for ancillary energy infrastructure

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E. T. Mensah sues CLOGSAG

Minister of Employment and Social Welfare Enoch Teye Mensah has sued the Civil and Local Government Staff Association of Ghana (CLOGSAG) in an Accra Fast Track High Court for alleging at a press conference that he was planning to ‘shit-bomb’ the association’s offices

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Rawlings, Mills, have ‘stolen’ state lands – MP

A member of the opposition New Patriotic Party and Member of Parliament for Manhyia, Mathew Opoku Prempeh, has alleged that President Mills, Attorney General Betty Mould Iddrisu, IGP Paul Tawiah Quaye, ex President Rawlings and other members of the ruling NDC government have all illegally acquired state lands

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Rawlings disowns RDPP

The founder of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC), Flt. Lt. Jerry John Rawlings, has distanced himself from the formation of a new party in the Brong Ahafo Region by people who claim to be championing his ideologies. According to the NDC founder, he had nothing to do with the ‘so-called’ new political party

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NDC tried to shut down Joy FM, take Afari Gyan’s family hostage

Former British Diplomat, Craig Murray has in a new book dissected Ghana's election 2000, revealing the NDC government's attempts to, shut down Joy FM, get the military to take over as well as take Afari-Gyan's family hostage. The book also reveals How Indian Ink was brought in on a chartered private jet for the run-off! … Recalls how he and two British MPs stopped Joy FM from being closed down by armed soldiers

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Rwanda Genocide Can Happen In Ghana – Emile Short warns

Commissioner of the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative (CHRAJ), Justice Emile Short, says unhealthy signals picked from recent by-elections in the country pose a great threat to Ghana’s fragile democracy. Speaking at a forum held in Accra Wednesday to mark World Democracy Day, he said violence that characterised bye-elections at Atiwa, Chireponi and Akwatia constituencies give much concern for Ghanaians to worry because what happened in Rwanda a decade ago could be replicated in Ghana, a country touted as a model of democracy

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CHRAJ condemns demolition exercises

The Commission for Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) has flawed the processes being used by city authorities in carrying out ongoing demolition exercises across the country. In recent times, the Ashaiman, Tema and Accra Metropolitan Assemblies have pulled down hundreds of structures despite heated protests by their occupants

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Mills boy blows ¢1.6bn on Xmas hampers

Extensive investigations have revealed that some officials at the Ministry of Information are dipping their hands into state coffers under the pretext of rewarding journalists, reports the Daily Guide newspaper. Documents available to the Daily Guide reveals how a presidential aide and member of government’s communication team, Stanislav Zoexe Dogbe is said to have collected GH¢169,000, the equivalent of 1.6 billion in a 'Ghana Must Go

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NPP has homosexual MPs in Parliament – NDC Activist

The Deputy National Coordinator of the National Youth Council, Prince Derrick Adjei, has vowed to publish on Wednesday, what he says is a long list of homosexuals in Ghana’s parliament. Also included in the intended list are bi-sexuals who he says are all linked to the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP).

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Nana Addo unfazed by Cape Coast incident

Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, Flag-bearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), has said he has faith in the people of Cape Coast though his entourage was ignored in the coastal town during their Aboakyere festival recently. He said the unfortunate incident would not in anyway discourage him in the pursuit of a political career and that he would visit Cape Coast and its environs anytime he was invited

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Rawlings boys form new political party

Disgruntled members of the ruling National Democratic Congress, who have formed a new political party, have blamed the Brong Ahafo Regional Minister Kwadwo Nyamekye Marfo for their action. The National Coordinator of the newly-launched RDPP, Raphael Cubagee, a former Brong Ahafo Regional executive member of the NDC, told ‘The Big Issue’ on Citi FM on Saturday September 11 that he and other NDC members are constantly victimized because of their support for Mr. Jerry John Rawlings

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