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Supremus Rex, Waddup With The Archeology? Critical News, 21st April 2013

I am sitting on a bench, my back against a wall at the Weija DVLA office, waiting to be called.  My castigation for not coming forth with the required “aseda” if I am to get my lost licence replaced today.  Forty-seven minutes into purgatory, I am watching Dufie (not her name at all, I have nicknamed her such, a reminder ...

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Did you Understand the Cross-Examination of …..

Dr. Bawumia at the Supreme Court? Yes I do. In any court procedure, the plaintiffs, the defendants and their witnesses are cross-examined by both the prosecution and the defence lawyers at the appropriate times. A witness for say, the plaintiff will first be cross-examined by the plaintiff’s lawyer after he, the witness, has narrated his side of the story. This ...

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NDC/Rawlings/Mills/Mahama are Ghana’s greatest negatives

The damage which NDC’s triumvirate comprising John Rawlings, John Mills and John Mahama have visited on Ghana is incalculably massive in their combined 24-years of misrule. Several instances are shown hereunder to highlight the societal negatives and off-puttings associated with them:- They have frustrated SSSS. Just because they didn’t understand the nitty-gritty of the scheme, a cornerstone in NPP recent ...

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Sankofa:Freedom of Speech and Responsible Reportage in the Ghanaian Media

  30th December 2010 J.J Rousseau, the French philosopher, said long ago that man is born free but everywhere he is in chains.  A reflection on this saying informs us that freedom has more responsibilities than being in servitude or bondage.  At least, a slave has no burden of planning or making decisions but the master has. Freedom of speech ...

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Need we refine our language and content on ghanaweb?

  In John 11:35, it is stated, ‘Jesus wept,’ which is said to be the shortest and most terse verse in the holy tome.  Did Jesus weep for himself, for humanity, for his friend Lazarus who was dead, or for the pity he felt for his friends Mary and Martha?  Some Bible commentators of the synoptic gospels will have us ...

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Remittances help Africa more than aid, says Ghanaian Professor

by Mark Doyle for the BBC Africans are helping themselves more than aid money is, according to new research by a Ghanaian professor. Analysis of cash flows by Hong Kong-based Ghanaian Adams Bodomo shows that Africans living outside the continent send more money home to their families than is sent by traditional Western aid donors in what is called Official ...

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Corruption in Ghana: the way out…

The statesmanship as the steer of governance of the country is characterized by bribery and corruption in all its proceedings. These ills and madness in state institutions must be tackled by the Commander-in-chief of the country setting up committees made up of spies, who will act as “clients” to check up on the problem of corruption in the state institutions. ...

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Asiedu Nketia is Ghana’s most prolific political comedian

Before I proceed, I wish to announce that contrary to refusals by the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to have the current petition at the Supreme Court of Ghana broadcast live, the Chief Justice of the Republic of Ghana has given the green light for the proceedings to go live. The live broadcast is no longer an intention; it did take ...

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