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Ghana:Biometric Verification, the Constitution, and CI 75

In exercising the powers conferred on the Electoral Commission by Article 51 of the Constitution of Ghana, the Commission drafted the PUBLIC ELECTIONS REGULATIONS, 2012 (i.e., Constitutional Instrument 75). It was laid before Parliament on August 14, 2012, approved on September 26, 2012, and came into force on September 28, 2012: http://www.judicial.gov.gh/images/stories/File/C.I.%2075.pdf The illegality of voting without biometric verification, as ...

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Encyclopedia of Chicago: Entry Ghanaians.

When Ghana, the West African nation formerly known as the Gold Coast, achieved its independence in 1957, the number of Ghanaians living in the Chicago area was small. During the following four decades, however, Chicago’s Ghanaian community grew to between 10,000 and 15,000 people. The first wave of immigration came in the 1970s; opposition to military coups and other undemocratic ...

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Dr. King’s lesson: It’s up to us

BY JESSE JACKSON January 21, 2013 “We the people declare today that the most evident of truths — that all of us are created equal — is the star that guides us still; just as it guided our forebears through Seneca Falls and Selma and Stonewall; just as it guided all those men and women, sung and unsung, who left ...

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Are we being petty Ghanaians?

The WordReference.com defines petty as “small-minded.” It goes on to describe it as “contemptibly narrow in outlook.” Other synonyms like inferior, footling-gesture, trivial can all deepen what petty means. The Answers.com describes it as “no broad or elevated in scope or understanding.” One may ask why this question? It’s simple. We are cultivating a culture which is fast becoming part ...

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