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UN Passes Landmark Arms Treaty

  The United Nations has overwhelmingly approved a landmark treaty regulating trade in conventional arms. The legally binding treaty sets international standards to regulate the import, export and transfer of conventional weapons – from battle tanks, warships and attack helicopters to small arms and light weapons. Major arms exporters, such as the United States and Russia, as well as major ...

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Report Finds Asians, Africans and South Americans Might Make Better Musicians

  If you speak a tonal language like Cantonese or Vietnamese, you might have a better ear for learning musical notes, even if you’re not a musician. Tonal languages, found mostly in Asia, Africa and South America, are those that use a number of high and low pitch sounds in patterns of speech. In these languages, slight changes in pitch ...

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Election petition:NDC and NPP Ready For Battle

Lawyers for Nana Akufo-Addo and two others, and those of President John Mahama say they are all ready and prepared for a landmark ‘battle of the brains’ at the Supreme Court this month. The Supreme Court on Tuesday set April 16 to trial a petition brought by NPP’s flagbearer in the 2012 elections Nana Akufo-Addo, his running mate Dr Mahamudu ...

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Israel-Gaza Fighting Renews Spotlight on Salafist Militants

The heaviest exchange of fire between Israel and Gaza in months is drawing attention to Salafist groups in the Palestinian territory. A group calling itself the Mujahedeen Shura Council says it has launched several rocket strikes on southern Israel since Tuesday.  In the latest salvo, Israelis rushed to bomb shelters early Wednesday.  Hours earlier, the Israeli military sent warplanes to ...

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BREAKING NEWS: Mr. Frank Davies Enters Appearance For Akuffo Addo!

Information reaching sankofaonline.com indicates that Mr. Frank Davies has entered appearance for Akufo-Addo in the suit filed against him by retired Supreme Court Judge, Francis Kpegah. This is the preliminary work being done for the trial itself to begin. Of course, the rules/procedures have it that within 14 days from the date of filing his Appearance he has to file his ...

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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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More Changes in the structures of the Ghana Police Service

In ongoing changes in the structures of the Ghana Police Service since he assumed the reins of the law enforcement agency, Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Alhassan has directed a mass transfer of personnel from the National Headquarters of the Motor Traffic and Transport Unit (MTTU) of the Ghana Police Service which took effect last week. The action comes ...

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‘Election Petition Not About Nana Akufo-Addo’

A leading member of the ‘Let My Vote Count Alliance’ in Germany, Kwaku Anane-Gyinde has noted that the election petition pending before the Supreme Court of Ghana is not about Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo but a step to right a wrong against the people of Ghana. “This petition is about the millions of Ghanaians who queued several hours to exercise ...

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