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South Africa election: ANC leads as votes counted

South Africa election

Votes are being counted in South Africa’s general election, with President Cyril Ramaphosa hoping to prevent a slide in support for the governing African National Congress. With results declared in some 34% of districts, the ANC has won about 56% of the ballot, well ahead of the opposition Democratic Alliance on 25%. The governing party took 62% at the last ...

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Twenty-five years of Ghana’s Fourth Republican Constitutional Dispensation in perspective


Ghana returned to constitutional rule and multi-party democracy after a topsy-turvy eight military regimes from 1966 to 1982 without any clear sense of direction for her political and socio-economic development. Therefore, the 1992 Constitution, which came into effect on January 7, 1993, provided the nation a sovereign document and clear direction for organising a democratic State. The country adopted a ...

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Ghana is stagnating, moving backwards despite Nkrumah’s vision – CPP

Prof. Edmumd Delle

Chairman of the Convention People’s Party (CPP), Professor Edmund Delle, has said the contribution of the late Dr. Kwame Nkrumah towards the industrialisation of the country cannot be forgotten. The chairman of the party said the late Nkrumah understood the importance of industrialisation hence his resolve in establishing factories across the various regions in Ghana. Professor Delle, speaking to Nyankonton ...

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Kenya: Miguna Miguna Arrested and deported to Canada

Miguna Miguna

A Kenyan opposition lawyer charged with treason over the symbolic presidential “swearing in” of opposition leader Raila Odinga has left the country, a government agency said, while his lawyer said he had been deported. Miguna Miguna was arrested and later granted bail of 50,000 Kenyan shillings ($500) but had remained in police custody with his whereabouts unknown until he appeared ...

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Mix reaction greets amidu’s nomination

Hon. Martin Amidu

Ace media personality Abdul Malik Kweku Baako, has reacted to the largest opposition party, National Democratic Congress (NDC) who seems not to agree with the nomination of the Special Prosecutor (SP), Mr. Martin Alamisi Burnes Kaiser Amidu, that he is the man for the job. Speaking on Joy TV recently, Mr Baako mentioned that, “I’m really attempted to dance in ...

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Mugabe donates $1 million to AU Foundation

Mugabe donates $1 million to AU Foundation

President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe on Monday presented a chwque worth USD1 million to the African Union (AU) Foundation, as a “humble gesture” to help push the regional block toward financial independence. President Mugabe said funding independence is vital to Africa’s future. Mr. Mugabe made the donation during the opening of the 29th AU summit in the Ethiopian capital, Addis ...

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How the NDC lost 2016 elections


The long awaited Kwesi Botchway committee report on the NDC’s performance at the 2016 elections is out. It has lots of recriminations and few inspiring policy recommendations on the way forward for the Umbrella party. I was amused to hear a member of the Dr. Kwesi Botchwey Committee, Dr. Ibrahim Zubairu, point accusing fingers at Dr. Omane Boamah, former Minister ...

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Legon hosts Founder’s Day Festival


The 2nd Kwame Nkrumah Pan-African Intellectual and Cultural Festival, hosted by the Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana, under the au spices of the Kwame Nkrumah Chair in African Studies, comes off from the 25th June to 1st July, 2017. This year’s theme “Global Africa 2063: Education for Reconstruction and Transformation” reflects the foundations of Kwame Nkrumah’s intellectual and ...

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Ready or Not Ready? Kenya’ Preparedness towards August Polls


Kenya, like the rest of Africa is continually entangled in an intricate web of electoral intrigues and shenanigans of imperial politics. For far too long, the philosophy and practice of power has largely been an expression of colonialism and therefore the emergent political culture based on master-slave(leaders-people) relationship characterized by obtuse greed (pernicious avarice), grabbing and primitive accumulation of wealth, ...

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