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To Pin an Unconstitutional Tale. Critical News, 3rd March 2013

Posted by Business in Ghana on March 3, 2013

Sydney Casely-Hayford, sydney@bizghana.com

A couple of police died in a river, trying to prevent illegal Galamsey miners from ruining the environment.  Reading the story, I wondered whether President Mahama’s visit to the Western Region and his subsequent visit to the families of the service men would get Government to sit up and resolve this menace.  But read this story from May 2012 in the Ghanaian Chronicle and ask yourself whether there is additional mystery to resolving this Galamsey.  We know how it works, we have a law in place and yet we still cannot find the will to fix the greed.  Now we are chasing Chinese people all through the villages, trying to out them with cudgels and knifes.

Even better, just to see how entrenched our traditional and cultural beliefs go, and how we are despite all our Christian values, striking workers of the Sofoline Interchange Project say they are not going back to work until their leaders reverse a curse invoked to bind them all to their demand for a salary increase by preventing them from returning to work prematurely.  The Union leaders apparently invoked the Antoa Nyamaa deity to deal with anybody who goes against the group’s decision to strike.  A day after China GEO-Construction, their employers, agreed to a 25 per cent salary increase, workers would not return to work until the curse is overturned.  So, Chairman of the Construction Workers Union Rudolph Asoala has started arrangements to get the curse overturned.  The Personnel Manager of the company, who is a chief, is leading the workers to the Asantehene’s chief priest to have the curse reversed.  Last time I heard, we are a Christian country. Read the rest of this entry »

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Côte d’Ivoire: Gbagbo’s ICC Transfer Advances Justice

Posted by Business in Ghana on November 29, 2011

Promptly Investigate Ouattara Camp’s Crimes as Well

(Nairobi, November 29, 2011) – The transfer of former President Laurent Gbagbo to the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague for his alleged role in international crimes during Côte d’Ivoire’s devastating post-election violence is a major step toward ensuring justice, Human Rights Watch said today. Human Rights Watch called on the ICC prosecutor to move swiftly on investigations for grave crimes committed by forces allied with the current president, Alassane Ouattara. Read the rest of this entry »

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Cote d’Ivoire: Accountability Yes, Retaliation No

Posted by Business in Ghana on April 13, 2011

By Ivan Simonovic, United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights

Traveling around Abidjan and the west of Côte d’Ivoire last week, as the push to dislodge former President Laurent Gbagbo reached its climax, it was difficult to escape the stench of death.

In the Carrefour neighborhood of Duékoué, I peered down a deep well at the abandoned headquarters of one of the warring militias. No bodies were visible but the smell was unmistakable. No one knows how many bodies lie inside. The grisly work of recovering and identifying the dead lies ahead. Read the rest of this entry »

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CÔTE D’IVOIRE: UN Will Robustly Fulfil Mandate To Protect Civilians

Posted by Business in Ghana on January 6, 2011

Source: UN Report

The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Côte d’Ivoire will “robustly” fulfil its mandate, breaking through roadblocks if needed, to protect civilians and the “legitimate Government” after the outgoing president’s refusal to step down in the face of his rival’s internationally recognised electoral victory, a top UN official warned today. Read the rest of this entry »

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Ivory Coast: UN Steps Up Diplomacy In Support Of Opposition Presidential Victor

Posted by Business in Ghana on December 8, 2010

The United Nations today intensified its diplomatic moves over Côte d’Ivoire, where outgoing President Laurent Gbagbo insists he won last month’s elections despite UN certification of his rival Alassane Ouattara as the clear victor.

At UN Headquarters in New York the Security Council discussed the issue while in the Nigerian capital of Abuja, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Special Representative Y. J. Choi briefed an extraordinary summit of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) on the elections, which were a key step in efforts to reunite a country split in two by civil war in 2002. Read the rest of this entry »

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