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Ghana sits on time bomb – Capt. Koomson

A retired officer of the Ghana Armed Forces, Captain Budu Koomson, believes prevailing conditions in the country make the staging of a coup d’état imminent. This, according to him, was because “the blatant abuse of state wealth by political operatives can trigger something like this coupled with the political stalemate in the society.” “The profligate or reckless abuse of government ...

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US Offers $5 Million Reward for African War Crimes Suspects

The United States is offering up to $5 million for information leading to the arrest of Ugandan rebel leader Joseph Kony and three other African war crimes suspects. Kony and his top aides Okot Odhiambo and Dominic Ongwen were added to the U.S. War Crimes Rewards Program on Wednesday. Also added was Sylvestre Mudacumura, leader of the Rwandan rebel group ...

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The Cell Phone Turns 40

Forty years ago today the cell phone era began on the streets of New York City. The historic first cell phone call was made by Martin Cooper, director of systems operations for the communications division of the Motorola company, to his main rival at Bell Labs. Martin described his call to Bell’s Dr. Joel S. Engel on April 3, 1973 ...

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‘Supreme Court will rule on NPP’s petition by May’

Pollster and Managing Editor of the Daily Dispatch newspaper, Ben Ephson is anticipating the election case between the leaders of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) and President John Dramani Mahama together with the Electoral Commission to end next month. Ben Ephson hoped the Supreme Court will in the month of May give its verdict on the presidential election case, ...

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President Mahama makes promotions in the military

The President John Mahama, who is also the Commander in Chief of the Ghana Armed Forces, has made some key promotions in the military. Joy News can confirm that Chief of Defence Staff, Rear Admiral Mathew Quarshie has been promoted to Vice Admiral. Mr. Quarshie was recently elevated to the position of Chief of Defence Staff. Also, Chief of Army ...

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SANKOFA:THE CHICKENS COMING HOME TO ROOST: THE GREAT LAKES REGION IN CONFLICT …PART 2

A LONG TRAGIC HISTORY.   To understand the current tragic events in the Great Lakes region, we must travel back in time. In historical perspective, the Nilo-Hamitic cattle herding Tutsis (or Watutsis) arrived in the region of Rwanda and Burundi over 400 years ago from the north, having been pushed out of their own home region. As was often the ...

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Anyidoho’s Position Scrapped

The position of Presidential Spokesperson or Communications Director at the Presidency, as Koku Anyidoho, former spokesman to the late President John Evans Atta Mills preferred to be addressed, has been scrapped from the list of the President’s appointees. Information and Media Relations Minister, Mahama Ayariga indeed confirmed to DAILY GUIDE that “there won’t be a presidential spokesperson.” Instead, he said ...

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Ex-Minister Survives Terrible Accident

SUSANA MENSAH, a deputy Eastern Regional Minister in the erstwhile Kufuor administration was involved in a terrible motor accident over the weekend at Mpraeso in Kwahu. She, together with three persons on board her KIA Avella saloon car registered GS 1869-12 was severely injured after the crash. They were rushed to the Kwahu Government Hospital at Atibie after holiday makers ...

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