Lawyers for New Patriotic Party (NPP) flagbearer Nana Akufo Addo, his running mate Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia and party Chairman Jake Obetsebi Lamptey on Sunday completed filing affidavits of witnesses they intend to call as they prepare for the start of the petition hearing by the Supreme Court.
Artist Tamrat Gazahegn and his paintings at the Netsa Art Village in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on February 22, 2013 (AFP/File, Jenny Vaughan) Cutting edge art movement emerges in Ethiopia By Jenny Vaughan (AFP) ADDIS ABABA -- Under a canopy of trees i...
Prisoners of conscience in Ethiopia By Birtukan Mideksa Independent journalists in Ethiopia face grave threat of imprisonment if they criticise the state or its laws. Although Ethiopia has its first new prime minister in 17 years - so far, the g...
This morning while driving across Auckland listening as is my habit to National Radio Vijay Anand was interviewed. It was fascinating. The scale of corruption worldwide is astonishing. From the World Bank.
How large is the 'Global Corruption Industry', measured in terms of financial amounts per year worldwide?
Ipswich thumped Leeds 3-0 in their last game but that was an exception to the rule - their games are usually pretty low on goals and indeed it was 0-0 when Leeds had Tom Lees dismissed in the first half.
Wangari Maathai For those living in central Kenya's Ihithe village on April 1st 1940, the date of the birth of Africa's first female Nobel Peace Prize laureate, the day probably passed like any other day: farmers laboring in their shambas , courting lovers flirting under the ubiquitous acacia trees and mothers preparing bowlfuls of mukimo .
The Warblers have been disqualified, leaving New Directions the winners of sectionals. It's a bit strange, given that New Directions were disqualified and there was another show choir performing that weren't disqualified at all.
If you listen to songs a lot, you will pick out how to say "I love you" quite quickly. Since I have grown to listen to music from all over the continent and used that to build Museke.com, I am well-versed in saying that "1-4-3" line in many mother tongues. Let me show you ;-)
Akan: Medɔ wo! What you thought I wouldn't add my mother tongue? Some folks can't say what "thank you" is in their lingua francas. Such a fracas. Don't belittle this at all at all.
Happy Easter everyone! Today is Easter Sunday 2013 - March 31, 2013. It's been a relaxing Easter weekend. I am in Kumasi just like I was for the last Easter Sunday which was on April 7, 2012. On that day, I met a lady at an event on the KNUST campus. She sold me some Bissap juice. Ever since that sale, I've been sold. Not to her o! But on Bissap juice.
What has murdered Black Consciousness activist Steve Bantu Biko to do with the beginning of spring in the Netherlands? Don't worry, you didn't miss anything in school. Steve Biko has indeed nothing to do with the new season here whatsoever. Still, this didn't stop a bunch of yuppies and hipsters to organize a party in [...]
Life has never been better for civil servants. GRZ has announced a new Public Service Microfinance Institution which will be giving loans to civil servants at less than 5% interest. According to Finance Minister Alexander Chikwanda the "mini bank" will become operational soon and is intended to "trigger downward movement in interest rates". GRZ has also increased salaries for civil servants with some (not all) getting as high as 200 percent effective September 1, 2013. This follows successful conclusion of negotiations with Civil Servants and Allied Workers Union of Zambia.
Details are needed on the new "mini bank". The idea was suggested last year but now appears to be materialising. The rationale seems very poor. It certainly won't trigger rates downward! There are many ways of getting ...
Egypt's prosecutor-general on Saturday ordered the arrest of the country's best-known political satirist, Bassem Youssef, for making fun of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood party.
My new colleague Professor Yasuaki Sakamoto at the Stevens Institute of Tech-nology (SIT) has been carrying out intriguing research on the spread of rumors via social media, particularly on Twitter and during crises. In his latest research, "Toward a Social-Technological System that ... Continue reading →
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