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Monday, September 7, 2009

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Black Stars qualify for South Africa 2010
den 7 september 2009, 11:51:50 noreply@blogger.com (Ghana Pundit)
Ghana’s Black Stars eased into the finals of the World Cup in South Africa after beating the Desert Hawks of Sudan by 2:0. The Stars thus become the first African country, apart from host South Africa to qualify for South Africa 2010 with two more games to spare. The Black Stars, playing rather comfortably in front of a capacity crowd at the Ohene Djan Stadium in Accra, also have Benin to

Nigeria: ‘Boko Haram bomb expert trained in Afghanistan’
den 7 september 2009, 11:44:40 noreply@blogger.com (Ghana Pundit)
Nigeira’s Borno State Police Command has discovered a bomb specialist sponsored by fundamentalist Boko Haram sect for training in Afghanistan. Boko Haram, which means Western Education is Sin, caused an uprising in July that left some 700 people dead. Abdulrasheed Abubakar, aged 23, confessed to the authorities that he was sent to the country by the sect's late leader, Mohammed Yusuf, and was

Nigeria: Bank Chiefs to remain in custody till Sept. 14
den 7 september 2009, 11:40:17 noreply@blogger.com (Ghana Pundit)
Hopes that a Federal High Court in Lagos would grant bail to the detained directors of the five banks ousted three weeks ago by the Central Bank of Nigeria were dashed yesterday as the presiding judge, Justice Dan Abutu, fixed September 14 and 15, 2009 for ruling on their bail applications.Consequently, the court ordered that they be retained in their respective custody till the dates of the

Nigeria: Militants rampage over non-payment after arms surrender
den 7 september 2009, 11:34:35 noreply@blogger.com (Ghana Pundit)
Economic and social activities in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State were yesterday disrupted when over 200 disarmed militants from the camp of Ebikabowei Victor Ben, known as General Boyloaf, went on rampage on the streets over the non-payment of the money the were supposedly promised for surrendering their weapons. The militants shot sporadically into the air, forcing residents of the city to flee for

Why Military Rule should be discouraged in African Politics
den 7 september 2009, 11:31:20 noreply@blogger.com (Ghana Pundit)
The involvement of the military in African politics has most often been compelled by the lack of good governance, corruption, the suppression of opposition and to an extent the lack of a free and pluralistic press. When one takes a look at the involvement of the army in the political setup of Africa right from countries like Nigeria, down to Ghana, Liberia, the Gambia and even Sierra Leone, it

Gabon's Ali Bongo calls for calm
den 7 september 2009, 11:25:25 noreply@blogger.com (Ghana Pundit)
Gabon's President-elect Ali Ben Bongo has called for calm amid reports of new post-election clashes and despite a curfew in the city of Port Gentil."We are a nation of laws... there are institutions in place for those who have complaints," he told French radio. Two people have died since Thursday in the violence, much of which has been aimed at French interests in the city. Protesters accuse

Gabon threatens 'state of siege'
den 7 september 2009, 11:22:28 noreply@blogger.com (Ghana Pundit)
Gabon will declare a "state of siege" in the city of Port Gentil if post-election violence does not subside, the interior minister has warned.Jean-Francois Ndongou said he would seek to invoke "special powers" to ban movement if protests did not cease. Hundreds of residents used canoes to flee the city on Sunday after three nights of clashes and three deaths. The trouble began after the

Liberia lays war victims to rest
den 7 september 2009, 11:18:20 noreply@blogger.com (Ghana Pundit)
The bones and skulls of hundreds of people killed in one of Liberia's worst war-time massacres have been buried.Victims were residents of Kolokpai village, in central Liberia, as well as displaced people who had sought refuge there in September 1994. The killings were blamed on rival rebel groups that overran the nearby main provincial town of Gbarnga. The burial, in a mass grave, was organised

Nigeria: EFCC intensifies search for sacked bank boss
den 7 september 2009, 11:15:11 noreply@blogger.com (Ghana Pundit)
Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has intensified search for the former Managing Director of Intercontinental Bank Plc, Mr. Erastus Akingbola following a tip-off that the sacked bank chief who has since been declared wanted by the anti-graft commission has sneaked back into the country. Also, in continuation of its debt recovery drive, the EFCC has resolved to effect the arrest of

Rawlings debunks Scancem bribery allegation
den 6 september 2009, 21:29:50 noreply@blogger.com (Ghana Pundit)
Former President Rawlings with his wife Nana KonaduFormer President Rawlings has at various forums during his visit to Norway strongly disabused the minds of his audience about a report in a Norwegian newspaper in 2007 that he and his wife took millions of dollars in bribe money from a cement company, Scancem.The allegation published by a Norwegian newspaper, Dagens Naeringsliv has since been

Ghana Information minister Zita Okaikoi on Facebook
den 6 september 2009, 21:17:04 noreply@blogger.com (Ghana Pundit)
When Ghana’s Information Minister shows up on FacebookBelieve it or not, Ghana’s Minister of Information is now on Facebook, the most successful social networking site so far.Facebook was started about five years ago by a young man, Mark Zuckerberg with college students in mind. But in the five years since it started, the site has gained over 250 million users, and cuts across all groups. Someone

Blame Mills over TOR debt - Dr. Akoto Osei
den 5 september 2009, 21:50:57 noreply@blogger.com (Ghana Pundit)
Minority Spokesperson on Finance, Dr. Anthony Akoto Osei Minority Spokesperson on Finance, Dr. Anthony Akoto Osei, has accused the National Democratic Congress (NDC) government of contributing to the woes of the Tema Oil Refinery (TOR,) which is currently indebted to the tune of one billion dollars.According to him, the government took a political gamble when it decided to reduce government

Nduom: Senator Edward Kennedy – An Extraordinary Public Servant
den 5 september 2009, 21:25:46 noreply@blogger.com (Ghana Pundit)
Senator Edward Kennedy was an extraordinary public servant. He believed that public service is an honourable call to duty. He believed that service to your country without expecting personal profit is an important attitude to have. It was he who said that he did not have to be president to serve his country. So he served, with honour, as a senator. He excelled serving and kept his dreams

Straw admits Lockerbie trade link
den 5 september 2009, 19:55:16 noreply@blogger.com (Ghana Pundit)
Justice Secretary Jack Straw says trade with Libya was consideredTrade and oil played a part in the decision to include the Lockerbie bomber in a prisoner transfer deal, Jack Straw has admitted.Speaking to the Daily Telegraph, the UK justice secretary said trade was "a very big part" of the 2007 talks that led to the prisoner deal with Libya.However, Mr Straw's spokesman accused the press of "

Gabon French oil staff evacuated
den 5 september 2009, 19:50:09 noreply@blogger.com (Ghana Pundit)
Barricades have been set up in Port Gentil's main roads by protestersFrench oil firm Total has evacuated its expatriate staff from Gabon's second city as clashes continue following the release of poll results on Thursday.Two people have died in the violence, much of which has been aimed at French interests in Port Gentil.Protesters accuse the former colonial power of helping fix the election of

Ethiopia: A country behind bars
den 5 september 2009, 14:57:18 noreply@blogger.com (Ghana Pundit)
Etyopian Simbiro2009-09-03, Issue 446http://pambazuka.org/en/category/comment/58450Printer friendly versioncc ALEMUSHBad leadership has plagued the Ethiopian people throughout the country’s history, Etyopian Simbiro tells Pambazuka News, and today the once oppressed rebels that overthrew a brutal military junta have become oppressors themselves, stifling human rights and dashing hopes for a

UN warns on West Africa floods
den 5 september 2009, 14:46:11 noreply@blogger.com (Ghana Pundit)
Floods in Ouagadougou have almost brought the city to a standstillHeavy flooding has now affected some 350,000 people across West Africa, killing at least 30 in Ghana and Burkina Faso, UN officials say.More than 100,000 people in Burkina Faso have fled their homes, mainly in the capital Ouagadougou.A UN spokeswoman said the amount of rain that fell in Ouagadougou on one day this week was equal to

Zimbabwe receives boost from IMF
den 5 september 2009, 14:44:25 noreply@blogger.com (Ghana Pundit)
Zimbabwe needs to rebuild its economyThe International Monetary Fund is giving Zimbabwe $400m to boost its foreign currency reserves.However, a further $100m will be kept in a special account and Zimbabwe's government will not have access to it until it has cleared $1bn in debts.Zimbabwe is in dire need of cash to rebuild its battered economy.BBC Southern Africa correspondent Karen Allen says

Canada challenges SA refugee case
den 5 september 2009, 14:43:24 noreply@blogger.com (Ghana Pundit)
South Africa has an annual murder rate of 18,000Canada's government has launched an appeal against the granting of refugee status to a white South African man after protests from Pretoria.The decision was branded "racist" by South Africa's ruling African National Congress party.Brandon Huntley, 31, said he had been the victim of seven attacks, including three stabbings, which he said were

New post-poll violence in Gabon
den 5 september 2009, 14:41:45 noreply@blogger.com (Ghana Pundit)
Gabonese police broke up riotingLooting and violence has continued in Gabon's second city, Port Gentil, with buildings being set on fire and gunshots heard, reports say.The violence erupted on Thursday over presidential election results, and flared again late on Friday. French news agency AFP said two people died.For a second day the office of French oil company Total and the French consulate

Massive `wee` cultivation in Krobo District, DCE FIRES POLICE, IGP RESPONDS… sends crack team to Koforidua to probe allegation
den 5 september 2009, 14:40:29 noreply@blogger.com (Ghana Pundit)
By George Kyei Frimpong & Isaac AKwetey - Ghanaian ChronicleTEXT ONLY PRINT E-MAIL PDF NEWS ALERTS ReadMoreMr. Paul Tawiah Quaye, Inspector General of Police (IGP) He who gives until he is asked has kept for long, but he who give when he has not been asked gives to the wrong person. - By: sim_ike More Quotes Submit a QuoteThe Inspector General of Police, Mr. Paul Tawiah, has

NPP to choose flagbearer in 2010
den 5 september 2009, 14:09:55 noreply@blogger.com (Ghana Pundit)
Information reaching the statesman indicates that the NPP will hold its presidential primaries to choose its flagbearer in March 2010.According to our sources, this decision was taken at the NEC meeting held in Accra on Tuesday.At the meeting, party national chairman, Peter Mac Manu, and the NEC members drew up the programme for the election of party officers across the country.Starting

President Mills to declare 100th birthday of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah a public holiday
den 5 september 2009, 14:08:04 noreply@blogger.com (Ghana Pundit)
...President Mills to declare September 21 a public holidayGhana first president Dr. Kwame Nkrumah has been acclaimed a great African Email PrintHave Your Say ( 11 ) The President, John Evans Atta Mills, will by Executive Instrument declare 21st of this month a public holiday.The holiday will commemorate the 100th birthday of the first President of Ghana, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah.Director of

NPP, NDC prepare for Cherepone bye-election
den 5 september 2009, 14:04:43 noreply@blogger.com (Ghana Pundit)
The ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the main opposition New Patriotic Party are preparing feverishly towards the Chirepone bye-election later this month.The NDC Thursday elected its candidate, Samuel Abdulai, for the election to replace the former Member of Parliament for the area, Doris Seidu who died last month.General Secretary of the NDC, Johnson Asiedu Nketia told Joy News

Sodom and Gomorrah dwellers vow to resist eviction
den 5 september 2009, 14:03:43 noreply@blogger.com (Ghana Pundit)
Sodom and Gomorrah dwellers to resist AMA eviction Residents of Sodom and Gomorrah, a sprawling slum community in the Central Business District of Accra, say they would resist any attempt by city authorities to evict them.The Accra Metropolitan Assembly has served notice that it would evict the over 40,000 slum dwellers without any form of compensation or relocation as earlier planned.AMA

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