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September 29, 2017 8:23 AM Prof. Nketia’s works, fortification of our identity – President

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has eulogised acclaimed Ghanaian scholar, writer, ethnomusicologist and Africa’s foremost anthropologist, Emeritus Professor Joseph Hansen Kwabena Nketia, saying his sterling life’s work was a fortification for Ghana’s and Africa’s unique identity. “Professor Nketia’s achievements are worth celebrating, because they give us formidable 34

September 21, 2017 4:03 PM Education Minister Inaugurates GIJ Governing Council

Dr Mathew Opoku Prempeh, the Minister of Education, has inaugurated a newly constituted 10-member Governing Council for the Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ), the premier Journalism training Institution, and tasked the Council to work for global standards. The Council is under the Chairmanship of Professor Kwasi Ansu-Kyeremeh, who is a government nominee 40

September 21, 2017 2:24 AM New GIJ Governing Council urged to provide 'strong leadership’

Minister of Education, Dr Mathew Opoku Prempeh, has inaugurated a newly constituted 10-member Governing Council for the Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ), the premier Journalism training Institution, and tasked the Council to work for global standards. The Council is under the Chairmanship of Professor Kwasi Ansu-Kyeremeh, who is a government nominee 34

September 11, 2017 11:40 AM Contribute Ideas To Make Free SHS Sustainable – DI

Policy think tank, Danquah Institute (DI), has called on Ghanaians to welcome government’s flagship programme, the Free Senior High School (SHS), and to contribute ideas to make it work. The Free SHS which begun on Monday, 11 September 2017 was a key campaign promise of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) ahead of the 2016 election. Danquah Institute 44

August 18, 2017 1:13 PM Devolution gives Kenyans a taste of power as they vote governors out

NAIROBI (Reuters) - As disputes raged over the presidential results from Kenya's election last week, a little-noticed democratic revolution blossomed in the layer of government directly underneath. Kenyans sent home 25 out of 47 county governors, upholding a strong anti-incumbency tradition and warning that voters would turf out failing local leaders 32

August 11, 2017 8:40 PM Weekend Roundup: Democracy’s Faltering Steps In Africa

Elections in Rwanda and Kenya yield mixed results. In South Africa, cronyism wins the day. The first two weeks of August have been big ones for Africa. Rwanda and Kenya held elections, and South African President Jacob Zuma survived yet another no-confidence vote in parliament. In Rwanda, President Paul Kagame was returned to power for a third term. Despite 29

August 5, 2017 8:33 PM As Kenya elections draw near, country reveals an electorate divided by tribe

NAIROBI — A concrete bridge and a narrow, garbage-filled river divide the slum of Mathare into two parts, a space between ethnic groups and voting blocs that are competing fiercely — and many say dangerously — over Kenya’s presidential elections scheduled for Tuesday. Here in one of the most economically successful and stable countries in East Africa 50

August 5, 2017 4:19 PM Like father, like son: Kenya goes to polls in family affair

NAIROBI, Kenya — Their fathers were allies in the struggle for Kenya’s independence from British colonial rule, and then became adversaries. Now President Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition leader Raila Odinga are extending the family rivalry in a tightly contested election dogged by ethnic allegiances and personality politics. The two men, who also faced 45

August 5, 2017 6:10 AM Kenyan politicians struggle to break ethnic voting patterns

KITUI, Kenya: Kenya's president and opposition leader both held election rallies outside their ethnic strongholds this week, as the candidates push harder to win votes in areas dominated by their rivals. Many Kenyans still vote along ethnic rather than policy lines, but President Uhuru Kenyatta and his chief opponent, Raila Odinga, have both signalled 35

August 3, 2017 11:31 PM How Kenya election puts strain on ethnically mixed couples

Ethnicity plays a big part in Kenya's elections, with many people voting along communal lines, and occasional outbreaks of political violence in which people are targeted according to their ethnic background. This can make life difficult for mixed ethnicity couples, as the BBC's Dickens Olewe in Nairobi found ahead of next week's election. Naomi Wangui 52