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  • Eco-Imperialism Joins Vulture Environmentalism

    03/21/2013 11:14:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | March 21, 2013 | Paul Drissen
    Gina McCarthy, President Obama’s choice to replace Lisa Jackson at the Environmental Protection Agency, has been chastised for having lied to Congress, in claiming that EPA did not use “dangerous manmade climate change” to justify new 54.5 mpg standards for cars and light trucks. She’s also been implicated in the agency’s practice of using fake emails to hide questionable dealings and activities. These issues highlight attitudes toward ethics, law and public policy that prevail at EPA and too many other government agencies. However, that attention should not distract from other important matters. Ms. McCarthy may be the worst of the...
  • Royal Navy makes its biggest rescue yet of migrants from Mediterranean death boats

    06/07/2015 9:17:48 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 30 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7 June 2015 | Larisa Brown and Kate Pickles
    They were picked up by radar in the early hours of this morning and were then given life jackets by Royal Marine Commandos before being transported from the landing craft on to the 19,000 tonne ship. There were shocking scenes of barefoot men and exhausted pregnant women piling onto the ship before they were huddled together while they waited to have security checks. Most of them had nothing with them except a plastic carrier bag and mobile phones. They were given water and some bread while they waited for the news of when they were going to dock in Italy....
  • Abbas To Sign Accords With Putin in Moscow

    04/11/2015 10:14:46 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    INN ^ | 4/11/2015, 10:55 PM | (Arutz Sheva Staff)
    Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas in Moscow on Monday where the issue of Middle East peace talks will be raised, Russian authorities announced Thursday. “The two leaders will hold talks concerning key aspects of Russian-Palestinian relations and their future, with particular attention on the trade, economy and humanitarian sectors,” the Kremlin said in a statement according to AFP. There will also be “an exchange of ideas on the process of Israeli-Palestinian talks and other problematic regional situations,” the statement continued, adding that North Africa would also be on the agenda. …
  • Mysterious 'Demonic' Ring Eating Away Boy's Finger

    02/22/2015 4:59:39 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 46 replies ^ | 02/20/15 | Daniel Russell
    Eric Buabeng, told Starr Fm that he found the ring by the roadside on his way home from church in November 2014 and picked it up. Buabeng said he wore the ring on his right index finger when he got home and felt the ring tightening up his finger.
  • Crop-chomping snails seized at Dulles

    09/11/2010 7:24:13 AM PDT · by ExGeeEye · 16 replies ^ | 9/9/10 | Staff
    ...A traveler from Ghana tried to bring 14 Giant African Land Snails into the of the worst invasive species...could have been devastating to crops.
  • One Ton Gold Shipment Into Hong Kong Revealed To Contain Just Worthless Metal

    06/06/2014 12:11:19 PM PDT · by blam · 33 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 6-6-2014 | Tyler Durden
    Tyler Durden 06/06/2014 Two years ago, stories of fake tungsten-filled gold coins and bars began to spread; it appears, between the shortage of physical gold (after Asian central bank buying) and the increase in smuggling (courtesy of India's controls among others) that gold fraud is back on the rise. As SCMP reports, a mainland China businessman, Zhao Jingjun, discovered that HK$270 million of 998kg of gold bars he bought in Ghana had been swapped for non-precious metal bars. What is perhaps even more worrisome, given the probe into commodity-financing deals and the rehypothecation evaporation; these gold bars were shipped to...
  • Iran’s Africa Fiasco

    02/26/2011 7:19:14 AM PST · by Kaslin
    Pajamas Media ^ | February 25, 2011 | Banafsheh Zand-Bonazzi
    It hasn't made much noise worldwide, but Iran's rapidly deteriorating relationships with several African countries is huge news across the continent. On February 16, the Nigerian Federal High Court in Lagos began the prosecution of an alleged member of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), Azim Aghajani, and a Nigerian associate, Usman Abbas Jega. They are accused of arms smuggling. This video link is in Arabic, but is very self-explanatory. It is of the opening day of the court proceedings.The story is a classic, just one of many on the Dark Continent nowadays: In late October 2010, Nigerian intelligence officials...
  • Ghana captain denies ritual sacrifice murder

    09/25/2014 12:56:59 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 6 replies ^ | Sep 24 2014 | WWOS staff
    Ghana’s national football captain and former English Premier League player Asamoah Gyan has been forced to deny he murdered a local rapper in a ritual sacrifice.
  • The President Of Ghana Invoked Ferguson At The United Nations

    09/25/2014 5:09:32 PM PDT · by blam · 14 replies
    BI ^ | 9-25-2014 | Hunter Walker
    Hunter Walker September 25, 2014 Ghanaian President John Mahama referenced the killing of an unarmed African-American man by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri that led to protests and a violent response from law enforcement in his speech at the United Nations General Assembly Thursday. Mahama's speech focused on the "need to effect change in the areas of human rights and social justice, in education and health administration." He referred to the situation in Ferguson as well as other incidents where African-American men were killed by police as examples of things that might make people fear the world was regressing...
  • Ghana authorities issue red alert on Ebola

    08/09/2014 10:25:53 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 28 replies
    Enews of India ^ | 8-10-2014 | Enews
    Ghana's health ministry has issued a red alert Saturday on the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD)in the country. "It has been confirmed that some Ghanaian fishermen living and fishing along the borders of Liberia have been returning home with symptoms of EVD,"Xinhua reported citing the ministry. It urged citizens to avoid using public swimming pools and keep strict hygienic practices. The statement suggested that people keep and use hand sanitizers often. It also due to the cholera outbreak in the country and the striking similarities between some of the cholera and EVD symptoms, people should wear protective clothing including hand gloves...
  • Team USA wins its World Cup opener

    06/16/2014 7:36:42 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 73 replies
    CBS ^ | 06/16/2014
    NATAL, Brazil - After 90 brutal minutes of end-to-end action, the Americans emerged with a thrilling 2-1 win over Ghana. "It was a grind, but it was a wonderful win at the end of the day," coach Jurgen Klinsmann said. U.S. fans were screaming for revenge Monday after the Black Stars eliminated the Americans from the last two Cups. They got it. At a price. Clint Dempsey scored a shocking goal a half-minute in, but the U.S. couldn't make it stand up. Andre Ayew tied the score in the 82nd minute after a brilliant back-heel pass from Asamoah Gyan, who...
  • WORLD CUP Soccer USA vs Ghana ***LIVE THREAD***

    06/16/2014 3:56:54 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 174 replies
    ATDHE ^ | June, 16 2014 | ATDHE
    Link to Ghana vs USA (English) stream:
  • What the hell is this American plane owned by the Bank of Utah doing in IRAN?

    04/18/2014 10:10:47 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 29 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 18 Apr 2014 | Eric Owens
    On Tuesday morning, a plane owned in trust by the Bank of Utah showed up in a very visible area of the Mehrabad Airport in Tehran, the capital of the Islamic Republic of Iran. What was it doing there exactly? Nobody knows, reports The New York Times. Under President Barack Obama, the United States has eased some of the long-standing punitive economic sanctions against Iran. Still, very little American — or European — economic activity is allowed inside the religious theocracy. The Bank of Utah is certainly no Wells Fargo. The Ogden-based community bank has all of 13 branches including...
  • Iran Gets an Unlikely Visitor, an American Plane, but No One Seems to Know Why

    04/19/2014 2:07:05 AM PDT · by opentalk · 20 replies
    President Obama has warned that Iran is not open for business, even as the United States has loosened some of its punishing economic sanctions as part of an interim nuclear pact.Yet on Tuesday morning, Iran had an unlikely visitor: a plane, owned by the Bank of Utah, a community bank in Ogden that has 13 branches throughout the state. Bearing a small American flag on its tail, the aircraft was parked in a highly visible section of Mehrabad Airport in Tehran But from there, the story surrounding the plane, and why it was in Iran — where all but a...
  • A Racist Turn in India

    01/25/2014 5:48:20 PM PST · by Steelfish · 13 replies
    NYTimes ^ | January 24, 2014 | NILANJANA S. ROY
    A Racist Turn in India JAN. 24, 2014 African students demonstrated against discrimination at a protest in New Delhi last June. Deepak Malik/Demotix via Corbis Contributing Op-Ed Writer By NILANJANA S. ROY NEW DELHI — The Africans — Nigerians, Ghanaians, Ugandans — began leaving my neighborhood in New Delhi around December. Each week, more and more families exited. Some went to parts of Delhi considered more accepting of Africans; others to areas where the residents were thought to be less interfering in general. I have heard that some of the Ghanaian families had gone back to Africa, but I don’t...
  • US First Lady Promotes “Drink Up” Message

    09/15/2013 8:54:31 AM PDT · by Libloather · 24 replies
    Spy Ghana ^ | 9/14/13
    The First Lady wants you to drink more water. On a call announcing Michelle Obama‘s newest healthy living initiative Wednesday, Let’s Move Executive Director Sam Kass explained that the White House is working with cities, private companies and public taps to promote the message to “drink up.” Participating companies include Brita, Poland Spring, Evian, Dasani, Voss and others, which will carry a “Drink Up” logo on their bottles, and participating cities include Chicago, Los Angeles county, Houston and, appropriately, Watertown, Wis., where the First Lady is visiting Thursday to kick off the initiative.
  • Ghana holds elections; Obama ruins relationships

    09/01/2013 7:32:02 AM PDT · by matthewrobertolson · 2 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 1 September 2013 | Matthew Olson
    Ghana's Supreme Court made a decision about last year’s presidential election. ... "We need to care about Ghana, and we need to foster deeper relations with its democratic government. But we are not helped in this by our current President.."
  • Professor's son, 22, pleads guilty to stabbing and dismembering his roommate

    08/19/2013 7:06:04 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 27 replies
    A professor's son who attacked his roommate with an axe while he slept before dismembering and eating his heart and parts of his brain today pleaded guilty but not criminally responsible. Former Morgan State student, Alexander Kinyua, 22, entered the plea for the first-degree murder of Kujoe Bonsafo Agyei-Kodie, whose body parts were discovered four days after he vanished last year. Agyei-Kodie, 37, had recently moved from Ghana and was staying with Kinyua's family in Joppatown, a suburb of Baltimore when he was attacked.
  • Obama’s Health Chips and The Mark of the Beast 666 [Ghanese tinfoil alert!]

    08/05/2013 12:14:29 PM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 2 replies
    Spy Ghana ^ | Obinna Akukwe
    The recent health care reforms of Barrack Obama is being associated with the mark of the beast 666 . A controversial section of the Health Care Reform act talked of ‘(ii) a class II device that is implantable, life-supporting, or life-sustaining’. One of the class (ii) devices is an implantable Verichip or RFID-Chip. Verichip is an inject-able identification chip that can be inserted under the skin of a human being to provide biometric verification. It is about the size of a grain of rice and holds an identification number, an electromagnetic coil for transmitting data, and a tuning capacitor all...
  • Obama hiring contractor for African bomb

    07/14/2013 6:42:58 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 10 replies
    WND ^ | July 14, 2013 | Steve Peacock
    The Obama administration continues to ramp up its military-response capabilities in Africa, where it is now looking for contractor support to transport U.S. Africa Command troops, weaponry and explosives. The U.S. Transportation Command on behalf of AFRICOM is soliciting help from private aircraft providers who can move U.S. troops and supplies in the Central African nations of Uganda, Central Africa Republic, the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan. The development comes at a time when the Department of Defense simultaneously is strengthening its ability – also with contractor assistance – to retrieve soldiers trapped and injured in hot spots...
  • Nigeria discovers 'Hezbollah terrorist cell', weapons trove

    05/31/2013 2:58:00 AM PDT · by csvset · 15 replies
    France24 ^ | 30/05/2013
    A ‘terrorist cell’ believed to be linked to Lebanese Shiite movement Hezbollah and housing weapons intended to attack Israeli and Western targets has been discovered in a compound in northern Nigeria, the country’s security services said on Thursday. Nigeria's security services said Thursday they had discovered a home in the northern city of Kano where Lebanese nationals had stored weapons intended to attack Israeli and Western targets in Nigeria. The Kano state intelligence chief, Bassey Etang, and a separate military statement described the compound as hosting a "terrorist cell" tied to the powerful Lebanese Shiite movement Hezbollah. No evidence was...
  • Man kills 1, wounds 4 in pickaxe attack in Milan, Italy

    05/11/2013 6:03:58 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    UPI ^ | May 11, 2013
    MILAN, Italy, May 11 (UPI) -- An illegal immigrant from Ghana went on a rampage with a pickaxe in Milan, Italy, Saturday, killing one person and wound four others, authorities said. The suspect, Mada Kabobo, 31, was taken into custody, Agenzia Giornalistica Italia reported
  • Pickaxe attacker kills one, injures four others in Milan (Illegal immigrant)

    05/11/2013 9:24:52 AM PDT · by csvset · 22 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 11, 2013
    ROME (Reuters) - A Ghanaian immigrant in the northern Italian city of Milan killed one man and injured four others in a frenzied and apparently random attack with a pickaxe on Saturday, police said. Italian news agency AGI said the man's first words to police were "I am hungry" in English.
  • The men who could be pope: Cardinal Peter Turkson

    03/09/2013 3:00:53 PM PST · by NYer · 11 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | March 8, 2013 | MARK GREAVES
    Cardinal Turkson holds a baby during a pastoral visit in Ghana (Photo: PA) The secular media love the idea of Cardinal Peter Turkson being elected pope. At 11/4, he is the bookies’ favourite. But don’t let that put you off. Vatican watchers describe him as charming, smart and humble. His life story, moreover, is an inspiring testament to what a hard-working boy from rural Ghana can achieve.Born in 1948, he grew up in a village in western Ghana. His father was a miner who did carpentry in his spare time and his mother, a Methodist, sold vegetables at a market....
  • Ghana president re-elected, a result opposition claims was “manipulated”

    12/09/2012 10:08:56 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    Cable News Network ^ | 11:00 PM EST, Sun December 9, 2012 | Nana Karikari-apau
    Ghana’s election commission announced Sunday night that the West African nation’s president won re-election, though the main opposition party says it has “credible evidence” the results were manipulated. In a statement streamed live on the Internet, Electoral Commission Chairman Kwadwo Afari-Gyan declared “John Dramani Mahama president-elect” after securing 50.7% of the vote. Nana Akufo-Addo, the candidate for the New Patriotic Party (NPP), garnered 47.7% of the vote, according to the commission. … But reiterating claims made earlier that the vote had been “manipulated,” the New Patriotic Party issued a statement it has “credible evidence (that) undermines the integrity of the...
  • In world's most religious country, humanists rally for secular space

    11/25/2012 3:54:09 PM PST · by haffast · 13 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 11/25/2012 | Chris Stein
    In Ghana, where deeply held religious beliefs unite much of the population, a new group has formed around a shared disbelief in religion. The Humanist Association of Ghana practices a philosophy that is mostly unheard of in Ghana, which a recent survey ranked as the most religious country in the world. Nonetheless, the group has already made waves in West Africa. Last weekend, the association hosted humanists from across the region for a conference in the capital Accra, where attendees listened as speakers discussed the impact humanists could make on West African society. Lecturers talked about how humanists can stand...
  • Obama to unveil new Africa strategy

    06/13/2012 8:19:22 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 31 replies
    AFP ^ | June 13, 2012 | Stephen Collinson
    President Barack Obama will release a comprehensive new US Africa strategy Thursday, seeking to boost trade, strengthen peace and security and bolster democratic institutions. The blueprint will notably seek to encourage the "stunning" potential of economic growth to lift millions out of poverty in a continent more often associated with famine, poverty and strife, a senior US official told AFP. The plan will be unveiled nearly three years after Obama, the son of a Kenyan father, laid out his priorities for the often crisis-scarred continent in Ghana, on the sole trip of his presidency so far to sub-Saharan Africa. Obama...
  • Intervening in Mali: West African Nations Plan Offensive against Islamists and Tuareg Rebels

    As Tuareg rebels battle radical Islamists with heavy weapons for control of the northern Mali city of Gao, Mali and the other 15 nations of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) are planning a military offensive designed to drive both groups out of northern Mali in an effort to re-impose order in the region and prevent the six-month old conflict from destabilizing the entire region. So far, however, operational planning has not been detailed enough to gain the approval of the UN Security Council for authorization of a Chapter Seven military intervention, leaving ECOWAS and the African Union...
  • Netanyahu orders swift deportation of 25,000 illegal African migrants

    06/03/2012 8:41:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 6/3/12 | Barak Ravid
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered his ministers to accelerate efforts to deport citizens of South Sudan, the Ivory Coast, Ghana and Ethiopia who are living in Israel illegally on Sunday. Speaking at Sunday's cabinet meeting, Netanyahu said that while it is not possible to expel citizens of Eritrea and Sudan, whose lives would be at risk in their home countries, holding facilities for them must be built in the Negev as quickly as possible. (Snip) Sudan is classified as an enemy country, another reason that infiltrators can't be returned there, he said, while Eritrea, though it has diplomatic relations with
  • Mauritius tops African household lighting survey

    01/13/2012 9:06:47 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 12 replies
    ESI-Africa ^ | Friday the 13th, January 2012 | unattributed
    A Gallup survey done across 20 sub-Saharan African countries on the main sources of lighting for households saw Mauritius fair best, with 100% of respondents saying this was provided by power lines. South Africa came in second at 80% in terms of households with grid supplied power for lighting, followed by Ghana (67%), Nigeria (66%) and Cameroon (65%). At the bottom of the list in this survey for electrical grid power supplying household lighting was Liberia at 4%, followed by Chad and Burkina Faso at 8%. In Chad, Tanzania, Burkina Faso, the Central African Republic, Sierra Leone, Madagascar, Uganda and...
  • Analysis -- Fuel subsidy cuts test faith in African governments

    01/13/2012 9:02:10 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 3 replies
    Reuters ^ | Friday the 13th, January 2012 | Richard Valdmanis
    A growing trend of African countries promising to free up money for social spending by slashing fuel subsidies will test public faith in governments, amid widespread fear the cash will vanish in a haze of graft and mismanagement. Nigeria, Ghana, Guinea, Chad and others have all cut back on expensive fuel subsidy programmes in recent months. For economists, the cuts have been an encouraging sign, raising hopes that reforms are taking root in the continent even as it braces for the fallout of the European debt crisis. For millions of Africans, however, the changes have created nothing by pain. Nigerians...
  • Sino-Africa Relation; the Sierra Leone Perspective

    01/03/2012 5:09:17 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 5 replies
    Sierra Express Media ^ | December 30, 2011 | John Baimba Sesay
    It should be noted, that there are more than 6,000 branches of Chinese related companies across Africa with some 2,000 investments in the continent. In Malawi for instance, China's first investment program in that country following the signing of diplomatic ties years back is through the Malawi Cotton project, with funding from the China-Africa Development Fund. This is believed to be the largest China-related agriculture investment in Africa. The China-Africa Development Fund is one of several ways through which Chinese enterprises are encouraged to invest in Africa. Trade between Ghana and China, according to the publication earlier referred to reach...
  • DEA Raids Car Dealership with Alleged Ties to Terrorist Group Hezbollah

    12/18/2011 7:59:04 PM PST · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/18/11 | Fox News
    Drug Enforcement Administration agents have raided an Oklahoma car dealership that the government suspects may be one of about 30 such businesses in the U.S. involved in funding the terrorist group Hezbollah. DEA agents say the car lot of Ace Auto Leasing in Tulsa is part of a huge network that is selling cars and drugs -- and then using the money to support terrorism against the U.S., reports. During Friday's raid, agents could be seen carryout out filing cabinets and other items. They also questioned employees and took inventory. "They're making big time money and it's going right...
  • ‘Let them cut off aid:’ African countries revolt against UK threat to cut aid over homosexuality

    11/08/2011 5:16:56 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Life Site News ^ | 11-8-11 | Peter Baklinski
    The president of Ghana is leading the charge as several African countries are making their stand against Britain’s threat that they either legalize homosexual acts or be excluded from financial aid. “I, as president of this nation will never initiate or support any attempts to legalize homosexuality in Ghana,” said President John Evans Atta Mills in an official statement to the UK government under Prime Minister David Cameron last Wednesday. Ghanaian President John Evans Atta Mills At the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Perth, Australia at the end of October, which Prime Minister Cameron attended, the issue of homosexuality...
  • Gays Be Gone! A Warning to UK Government from Ghana

    10/12/2011 2:56:46 PM PDT · by GADEL · 17 replies
    Today I heard one of the silliest comment from a British ambassador on the radio from Ghana. He was threatening my beloved country Ghana to cut off aid from us in the near future (probably sooner) if we don’t give up our high moral standards and start accepting and embracing gays and lesbians. The government of Ghana is, for now, treating with contempt, the UK’s threat to cut down aid to Ghana if the country fails to recognise the rights of gays.The UK government served notice to African countries, to drop their antiquated anti gay laws or face a...
  • 'ObamaGhanaGas' Terminal to Get Boost from U.S. Treasury

    10/08/2011 4:02:57 PM PDT · by Steve Peacock · 10 replies
    U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor ^ | Oct. 8, 2011 | Steve Peacock
    U.S. taxpayers are footing the bill for a “feasibility study” aimed at helping the government of Ghana decide whether to build a ship-mounted liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal. While the initial study will cost $691,000, the estimated cost of a subsequent LNG infrastructure project could be as much as a quarter-billion dollars. It remains unclear how much of that amount will be borne by the U.S. According to a modified solicitation (#2011-11016A) extending the proposal deadline to Nov. 4, the U.S. Trade & Development Agency (USTDA) said the project: is a high priority for the Government of Ghana, and...
  • Shaky security in Liberia sparks fears ahead of key polls Tuesday

    10/08/2011 11:51:41 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 4 replies
    Vancouver Sun ^ | Saturday, October 8, 2011 | Agence France-Presse
    United Nations and regional security forces are on high alert ahead of Liberia's second post-war polls Tuesday, amid fears over weapons and mercenaries circulating after recent conflict in neighbouring Ivory Coast. Liberia still relies heavily on a UN peacekeeping mission (UNMIL) to secure its fragile peace, eight years after it emerged from one of Africa's bloodiest wars in 2003, in which some 250,000 were killed. The 8,000-strong UNMIL force has boosted border security as has the UN mission in Ivory Coast, and defence chiefs from Burkina Faso, Ghana, Ivory Coast and Nigeria have pledged to send at least 540 police...
  • Pastor Says He Was Ordered To Rape Five Sisters By “Celestial Powers”…

    09/29/2011 10:40:35 AM PDT · by sussex · 20 replies
    The Aged ^ | 29/09/11 | The Aged P
    Church leaders in Ghana are concerned but not entirely surprised by this and other cases where pastors are abusing their position. Rev. Gideon Titi-Offei, the general secretary of the National Association of Charismatic Christian Churches pointed out that the Bible, as usual, was not silent on this issue. We are extremely worried that pastors of late are making the front pages of various newspapers for the wrong reasons…but it’s not surprising to us at all, because the Bible is not silent on wolves coming in sheep’s clothing. And the Bible also talks about Satan coming in the form of an...
  • 'I need a miracle': Desperate last Facebook message of banker accused of £1.3bn fraud ( UK - UBS )

    09/15/2011 5:40:05 PM PDT · by george76 · 21 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 16th September 2011 | Stephen Wright
    A suspected rogue trader accused of a staggering £1.3billion fraud told friends he needed ‘a miracle’ days before he was arrested. Kweku Adoboli, 31, posted a desperate last message on Facebook as he tried to recover enormous losses he had run up through illegal trading. Detectives detained Adoboli, who works for Swiss banking giant UBS, during a 3.30am raid yesterday at his luxury London flat. The Ghanaian, who was privately educated in Britain and is the son of a retired UN worker, is accused of being responsible for the biggest loss ever accrued by a single trader based in London......
  • Ghana parliament approves $3 billion Chinese loan

    08/31/2011 11:08:50 AM PDT · by AfricanChristian · 23 replies
    ACCRA, Aug 26 (Reuters) - Ghana's parliament on Friday approved a $3 billion Chinese loan and the country's finance minister said the west African nation was in talks with China's Exim bank for loans worth another $6 billion, which are part of a broader Chinese package. The money is part of a total $13 billion in agreements signed in September 2010 between Ghana and the China Development Bank and China Exim Bank aimed at developing infrastructure projects, including in the oil and gas sector. Doe Adzaho, deputy speaker of Ghana's parliament, said the bill was approved by acclamation, so no...
  • Why Ghana doesn't love Obama anymore

    07/06/2011 11:44:12 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 33 replies ^ | July 6, 2011 | Jonathan Zimmerman
    Here’s a quick quiz culled from the opinion pages in Ghana, where I’m teaching this summer: Who is the imperialist race traitor waging war on Africa? The answer, of course, is Barack Obama. The reason is the bombing of Libya, which is immensely unpopular over here. And so is President Obama, who now stands accused of betraying his own African heritage. That’s a big change from the last time I taught in Ghana, during Mr. Obama’s state visit in 2009. His smiling face was everywhere, from T-shirts and soccer balls to billboards and murals. Gripped by “Obama Fever,” as Ghanaians...
  • EP (Evangelical Presbyterian) Church joins loud condemnation of homosexuality

    07/04/2011 7:08:24 AM PDT · by Cronos · 8 replies
    Ghana News Agency ^ | 4 July 2011 | GNA
    The Evangelical Presbyterian (E.P) Church, Ghana, on Sunday joined the growing condemnation of homosexuality in Ghana, saying attempts to justify the abominable behaviour were unacceptable. The Reverend Joyce Kofi Kodade, Moderator of the West Volta Presbytery of the E.P. Church, said the explanation that homosexuality could be biological, psychological, or social behaviour is untenable. He said: “If you know you are sick, go for treatment, see a doctor, if you think it is psychological, see a counsellor. Don't justify homosexuality by the laws. “According to the law you may be right but according to the will of God, you are...
  • Time Up For Sit-tight Leaders in Africa

    05/28/2011 3:01:19 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 5 replies
    Codewit World News - Sharing Nigerian and African News ^ | Saturday, May 28, 2011 | Obi Ebuka Onochie
    "Democracy is a charming form of government, full of variety and disorder, and dispensing a sort of equality to equals and unequal alike" Plato (BC 427 - 374BC). Open rigging and clinging brazenly to power have become common features of emerging democracies in the world today especially in Africa. Many Countries in Africa have become accustomed to "sit-tight dictators" or military style of leadership, with democracy being propelled by the West for their replacement. This is at the centre of the on-going conflict in many emerging democratic nations. Democratization of the world today as being championed by United States of...
  • "Obama Gets Osama" (Ghana Editorial) [Provocative Mention of Herman Cain & Allen West As Candidates]

    05/25/2011 2:44:43 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 23 replies
    Modern ^ | 18 May 2011 | Nafata Bamaguje
    As news filtered in that heavily armed US Naval commandos shot an unarmed Osama bin Laden point blank between the eyes, I couldn't help thinking of the similar demise of our own Mohammed Yusuf, the late leader of Nigeria's Al-Qaeda affiliate - Boko Haram. Both Islamist leaders though unarmed at the time of capture were summarily executed without the benefit of trial. I shed no tear for their well deserved termination, but the circumstances surrounding their execution must be clarified lest such take-no-prisoners shoot-to-kill policy is abused. Not so long ago we were all witnesses to internet videos showing Nigerian...
  • US signs anti-ICC immunity pact with Bhutan

    05/21/2003 2:58:18 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 9 replies · 230+ views
    Hindustan Times ^ | May 21 2003 | AFP
    The United States has signed a deal with Bhutan giving US citizens in the country immunity from prosecution by the International Criminal Court (ICC), the State Department said Tuesday. The deal with Bhutan brings to 34 the number of countries with which the United States has signed so-called "Article 98" agreements exempting US citizens from the court's jurisdiction, said Lynn Cassel, a department spokesman. Bhutan and Bosnia-Herzegovina both agreed to the pacts on May 16 but the deal with Thimphu was not announced until Tuesday. Washington refuses to support the ICC, arguing that it could become a forum for politically...
  • Double Murder Suspect a Federal Officer

    12/20/2010 10:44:15 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 12 replies · 6+ views
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | Monday, December 20, 2010 | Alexis Stevens
    The man accused of shooting and killing his estranged wife and her boyfriend is a federal law enforcement officer. Michael Abrah Ntiamoah, 32, worked as a uniformed officer for U.S. Customs and Border Protection at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, Virginia Dabbs, a spokeswoman for the agency, told the AJC. Ntiamoah remained in the Cobb County jail without bond Monday night following his arrest at 7 a.m. Saturday morning. Ntiamoah, of Kennesaw, was arrested and charged with two counts of murder after police found Fatoumata Ntiamoah, 27, and Mohamed Zaine, 32, shot to death, Cobb County police Officer Joe Hernandez said. Fatoumata...
  • Animal parts, blood found in suitcase of Dulles traveler

    12/10/2010 5:37:51 AM PST · by La Lydia · 37 replies
    The Examiner ^ | December 10, 2010 | Emily Babay
    Elephant tails, dried hedgehogs and chicken blood probably weren't on the top of your packing list the last time you traveled. But U.S. Customs and Border Protection seized all of that and other animal parts and plants from one suitcase at Washington Dulles International Airport. CBP spokesman Steve Sapp said Thursday that the items were taken on Dec. 3 from a 59-year-old man who was traveling from Ghana. The passenger said the items were used for spiritual purposes...The suitcase contained two elephant tails, bloody sheets, five chicken feathers, chicken blood, a dried hedgehog, two dried chameleons, grass, seed pods, tree...
  • Monkeypox Risk Mapped

    11/26/2010 4:56:12 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    Emerging Health Threats ^ | Wednesday 17 November 2010
    Hunting rope squirrels for food could be fuelling cases of monkeypox in the Congo basinResearchers probing risk factors for human cases of monkeypox in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), a ‘hotspot’ of the disease, found that people living near dense forests favoured by rope squirrels are more likely to contract the virus. “Our finding... is consistent with the fact that rope squirrels are the only natural host that have been demonstrated to transmit the monkeypox virus directly to humans in Africa,” write Trevon Fuller and colleagues this month in EcoHealth. The study suggests that the scant resources available for...
  • Question about the end of the Uruguay-Ghana game (vanity)

    07/02/2010 2:52:26 PM PDT · by verum ago · 20 replies
    2 July 2010 | verum ago
    OK, so to those of you with DVRs etc: In that final desperate, scrum at the end of extra time, prior to the Suarez handball, wasn't a Ghana player (#10 specifically) offside on a when the ball was headed toward him, or do I have the rule mixed up in my head? If so, it means Ghana got away with one before that handball, so it shouldn't have made it that far anyway. Thanks in advance for your answers, v.a.
  • USA 1 Ghana 2 The Black Stars kill the USA dream

    06/26/2010 2:17:32 PM PDT · by Big Bureaucracy · 118 replies · 1+ views
    Big Bureaucracy ^ | June 26th, 2010 | Ellie Velinska
    According to the rules of engagement the Sons of Sam only attack if you attack them first. May be for the next World Cup this needs to be changed. Go ahead and shoot from the beginning. When General Petraeus is done with Afghanistan he may counsel Team USA on how to change to rules of engagement. It is no coincidence Ghana is the last team standing from the continent hosting the tournament. The Black Stars have four Africa Cup of Nations trophies. The team was the youngest during the World Cup 2006. Now the youngsters are all grown-ups and shining....