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Cyber terrorism: How ISIS uses social media to lure youth

We received with shock and awe the sudden departure of a promising young Ghanaian Graduate of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Mohammed Nazir Nortei Alema, from Ghana to join ranks with the so called Islamic State in Syria and the Levant (ISIS) in August 2015. The news, as usual was met with a media frenzy in ...

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US presidential primaries: 19 lessons for Ghana and politics in general

The US goes to the polls on November 8 2016, a day after Ghana’s general elections. The presidential nomination process in the United States is one of the most complex, lengthy, and expensive in the world. Every four years, presidential candidates compete in a series of state contests before the general election to gain their party’s nomination. Below are bullet ...

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‘The great waist party’ – Sydney Casely-Hayford

Even before the sound was connected and the chairs arranged, Heat arrived through the doors filling every corner with his Fahrenheit posse, making life unbearable and tough for the organizers. His whole plan was to take advantage of the open spaces and make sure they all had good seats as they expanded to fill the girth of the seats. They ...

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#HeritageCaravan: Around Ghana in 7-days; a traveler’s view

These days I am a happy man. A very happy man on account of one thing: at long last the media is categorically talking the tourism language. It has been a long time coming but, change is here. One of my pet hypotheses is what happens if our mass media shines 10% of the light they focus on sports to tourism ...

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Jon Benjamin swoops in to stifile ‘anti-Mahama’ bad press [Article]

Another attempt to divert attention from an event that should project the image of Ghana has been foiled. This time it took the intervention of British High Commissioner, Jon Benjamin. “The way the issue has been reported is a bit exaggerated and overstated. The gay issue came up but I can’t give you details, it was one of many issues ...

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Humility and tolerance won Kufuor 2000 elections [Article]

The leadership qualities of the twice defeated NPP flag bearer has once again come under scrutiny. This time it is no less a person than NPP stalwart and former press secretary to the former president Kufuor – Andrew Awuni. According to Mr Awuni, Nana Addo’s leadership posture is to blame for the dilapidated and sad state in which the NPP ...

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Wereko-Brobby: Voter register validation not a term of art (2)

There have been six (6) General Elections in the 22 year 0ld 4the Republic of Ghana. All of them have two common features, namely; 1) everyone of the voters registered used for these elections have been bloated; and, 2) the political parties in Opposition has always complained that the Electoral Commission in an “awam” referee Based on a charitable definition ...

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Ghana’s most corrupt according to Sydney Casely-Hayford

When I was a much younger person, with strong bow legs, a full afro head of hair, twinkling eyes and a cheeky smile to boot (I am looking at one of my old pictures so I don’t paint a rosier picture) my Independence Day celebration was caught up with marching for the Osu Home School, proud to be leading the ...

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Validation of voter’s register not a term of art – Wereko Brobby

Baying for the blood of the Electoral Commission (EC) of Ghana has become the fashionable blood sport in Ghana. It seems like every Ghanaian living everywhere, at least of the “chattering classes,” wants to be seen to be screaming “off with the heads” at Madam Charlotte Osei and her seemingly hapless bunch of Commissioners. Persons eminent, and not so eminent; ...

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Terrorism in Côte D’Ivoire: How many more attacks before a regional strategy & action?

Let’s talk about terrorist attack in Grand Bassam, Côte d’Ivoire for a second. Specifically,what Ghana and other African countries should learn or do. For those who don’t know, 16 people died yesterday while at Grand Bassam in Côte d’Ivoire. It’s a popular resort beach a few hours from the capital Abidjan. In Ghana, Grand Bassam could easily be Ada or ...

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