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SANKOFA:THE SLAVE RAID ON ATORKOR TOWNSHIP.

  DEDICATION OF THE ATORKOR SLAVE MEMORIAL (The Anlo Traditional Council of Chiefs) Atorkor is a small settlement in the Anlo area of the Volta Region of  Ghana, or what was formerly known as the Upper Slave Coast. As fate will have it, the pressure for African captives was to have drawn this sleepy village into the midst of the ...

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Gnani: A Witch Camp and its Wizards in Ghana

By Leo Igwe Gnani is another village in the northern region of Ghana that welcomes ‘alleged witches’. It is one of those safe spaces where people fleeing their communities due to witchcraft persecution can go and find refuge. In Gnani, alleged witches are allocated a particular section of the village where they reside. Still they move and interact freely with ...

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Cardinal Turkson will not be first African Pope ….by ….Kofi Ata, Cambridge, UK…….

The Catholic Church was hit on Monday by shock, disbelief and even sadness with the sudden and unexpected announcement by Pope Benedict XVI that he will resign his Papacy on February 28, 2013 after just five years as head of the 1.2 global worshipers. This unfortunate announcement was preceded immediately by speculation on who will be the next Pope. Within ...

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Ghana:Preachers on our streets need deliverance

By: Romeo Adzah Dowokpor The preaching of the gospel in the streets of the country, especially in the capital Accra and Kumasi has been with us as a people for so many years now. To many a Christian, it is an expression in fulfillment of the Great Commission sanctioned by their Saviour Jesus which enjoins every believer to spread the ...

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Rosa Parks

Ten Things You Didn’t Know About Rosa Parks

(From The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks by Jeanne Theoharis) 1. Parks had been thrown off the bus a decade earlier by the same bus driver — for refusing to pay in the front and go around to the back to board. She had avoided that driver’s bus for twelve years because she knew well the risks of angering ...

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Oleeee, Oleee, Olee, OYE.

Sydney Casely-Hayford, sydney@bizghana.com We went past another milestone when Parliament accepted that Nana Oye Lithur could be made Minister for Gender, Children and Social protection.  Like many other new descriptions and positions created so far by Government, I don’t know what that job entails, but I am glad Nana Oye was nominated and accepted.  We will debate the ministries issue ...

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Ghanaians have lost US$741,423,210 in the first year of operation of the Jubilee Fields….

Fellow Ghanaians, while you celebrate your X’mas and New Year festivities, just ponder over this. Ghanaians have lost US$741,423,210 in the first year of operation of the Jubilee Fields under the Royalty Tax System Agreement instead of the Production Sharing Agreement. Projected loss for 2012 operations is between US$800 million and U$1billion. This is where the technocrats, the politicians of ...

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Common Sense Is Not Common

Adversities prevail when men of reason fail to apply common sense. And it even worsens when those who know right refuse to walk in the path of common sense. That is why when the late Muammar Gaddafi refused to heed to commons sense, his fall was devastating. He should have known that his empire was crumbling when the odds were ...

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