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Fire and Witchcraft Tactics For Over-Voters

Sydney Casely-Hayford, sydney@bizghana.com My reckless adventure into selling street side top-ups, taught me a valuable lesson this week.  I usually buy credit from Kojo Mbrah (his real name), been doing so for at least a year and we have become good buddies.  I get the occasional credit, same as I get from my newspaper boy Kwesi at the foothills of ...

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Calabash Full Of Holy GYEEDA Water.

Posted by Business in Ghana on May 26, 2013 Sydney Casely-Hayford, sydney@bizghana.com Sure as can be, we are back with the bad old days on all fronts. Rains came down this morning; lights went out, making the already four-week drought of water from Ghana Water a more miserable existence. My Chinese meter is still running double time despite a visit ...

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President Mahama writes on Africa’s potential

*Find below an article written by President John Mahama for The Root magazine of the United States. — When the African Union (known then as the Organization of African Unity) was founded, the leaders of that era understood that the success of their individual countries hinged on the success of the entire continent. Now, as the organization celebrates its 50th ...

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Prophets and pastors are not God

It is mind boggling and worrying the way people tend to invest all their time and faith in a fellow human! In as much as I do not see myself in any position to criticize the powers that Pastors and Prophets use to perform miracles, I think many of them contribute largely to the obsessions their followers often have with ...

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Asantehene Addresses The Wrong Audience

By Kwame Okoampa-Ahoofe, Jr., Ph.D. In the nation’s capital with a delegation of chiefs for a lecture on democratic political culture and governance, the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei-Tutu II, was reported to have paid a courtesy call on the 2012 presidential candidate of the main opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) and admonished Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and his supporters to abide ...

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President Mahama Sex Video, Blame NDC

I have not seen the video of the President Mahama bonking a woman in his office which has come out to be the work of computer whiz genius who superimposed President Mahama’s picture on this salacious sex flick which happened in Nigeria as I understand and I disagree with the group calling itself Coalition for the Protection of Individual Liberties ...

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Awake people, for God and Country

It started as a simple traffic jam, in and of itself not unusual in Accra, or Ghana or the world over for that matter.  Many different causes account for traffic congestions everywhere.  Eventually however, the news trickled in, and like most news reporting here, facts often get mixed up with rumour and innuendo.  Progressively though, the facts begun to congeal ...

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A world of superstition, frustration and disillusionment

Many years ago, the story was told of how one of Ghana’s top football teams participating in a continental tournament went to consult a soothsayer for the outcome of a crucial match. According to the story, the team was told that they would win the match except that the first player to score a goal would die. As should be ...

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