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February 21, 2018 5:59 AM We won’t make laws to promote gay rights – Speaker

The Speaker of Parliament, Prof Mike Oquaye, has reiterated his position that the house will not be coerced to pass any legislation that endorses gay rights. According to him, the human rights arguments often advanced for such rights are not tenable. “If you tell me that a man must sleep with a man so as to show his human rights for Ghana, I can assure 88

September 29, 2017 12:05 AM Trump’s travel ban on Chad makes absolutely no sense

Nasser Weddady is a Boston-based independent consultant working on terrorism, youth movements and countering radicalization. The latest iteration of the Trump administration’s travel ban came with a twist that baffled many Africa watchers: the inclusion of Chad, a country that has played a critical role in fighting Islamist terrorist groups in Africa 75

September 9, 2017 3:50 PM Nationalism and patriotism have become deficient in Ghana – Mahama

Former President John Dramani Mahama says nationalism and patriotism have become deficient in Ghana today. “Absolutely, nobody thinks about the country first. We all think about ourselves first, our families second, our parties third may be, our communities fourth and Ghana comes about a distance fifth or sixth or event 10th, ” he stated on Friday in Accra 62

September 8, 2017 2:54 PM Ghanaians are no longer patriotic – John Mahama

Patriotism, which in the past was a dominant trait among Ghanaians have become deficient in recent times. Former President John Mahama, who made the assertion said Ghanaians now think about their families first and relegate national issues that require patriotism to the background. The NDC launched the National Institute of Social Democracy about a month 76

September 6, 2017 6:02 AM A critique of the Office of the Special Prosecutor Bill by Martin Amidu

When on Tuesday, 18th July 2017 the internet carried the news that the Office of the Special Prosecutor Bill, 2017 and the Zongo Development Fund Bill, 2017 had been laid before Parliament and referred to the appropriate committees of Parliament to be dealt with under a certificate of urgency, I raised issues of the public’s democratic right to participate 105

August 30, 2017 3:55 PM Media agog as #TheBamainaBoy Sule Lamido marks 69

Media have gone agog as former governor of Jigawa state, Sule Lamido, marks his 69th birthday anniversary today. #TheBamainaBoy politician on the face of the Niger is one big name to be reckoned with especially as 2019 presidential elections is concerned. Lamido is also known for his fearlessness and political activism, especially in criticising erring 60

August 18, 2017 3:25 AM Malala wins place at Oxford University

LONDON - Nobel peace laureate Malala Yousafzai, who was shot by the Taliban for advocating education for girls in her native Pakistan, announced Thursday she has won a place to study at Oxford University. “So excited to go to Oxford!!” the 20-year-old posted on Twitter, along with a picture of the message she received confirming her acceptance on the philosophy 20

August 13, 2017 10:31 PM Heather Heyer, Charlottesville Victim, Is Recalled as ‘a Strong Woman’

Mr. Wilson said in an interview on Sunday that he found her at her computer crying many times. “Heather being Heather has seen something on Facebook or read something in the news and realized someone has been mistreated and gets upset,” he said. A couple of years ago, she was dating someone who became agitated after learning that Mr. Wilson was black 35

August 1, 2017 3:33 PM The Latest: Spain against EU sanctions on Venezuela

Spanish Foreign Minister Alfonso Dastis is rejecting the idea of EU sanctions against Venezuela, saying they could hurt the population. He said Tuesday that Spain instead favors individual measures such as travel restrictions against those responsible for the situation. Dastis said there is "great concern over the arrests of Caracas Mayor Antonio Ledezma 37

July 15, 2017 11:11 AM Casley-Hayford goofed: Baako condemns Sydney’s 'rabid' attack on Parliament

Editor-in-Chief of the New Crusading Guide newspaper, Abdul Malik Kwaku Baako Jnr, has dismissed recent comments by Sydney Casley-Hayford against Parliament as unwarranted and jaundiced. Mr Casley-Hayford, a social activist and financial analyst, had said the legislative body has outlived its usefulness and that if he had his way, he would “break down Parliament 22