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The 2012 Election Trial Is For Constitutional Rights And Sovereignty

Posted by Business in Ghana on May 4, 2013


If anybody had predicted that a black person would become the leader of the free world (the United States of America) in my life time, I would have labeled that person as a dreamer. In William Shakespeare’s Macbeth, he never believed that he would be vanquished because Birnamwood to high Dunsinan (trees and land) could not possibly move against him. Although, it seemed impossible it did happened. What is strange under the sun; where are historical figures like Saddam Hussein and Muhammad Gaddafi in our lives today? We know in our biblical history where Lazarus was restored to life having died for four days which reinforces our believe that with God everything is possible. This ‘Trial of the Century’ should not shock any one because it is only an attempt to ensure sanity in our democracy, guarantee fundamental fairness and a promise of better life for generations to come. It is not about NDC or NPP but the restoration and preservation of our sovereignty to elect our leaders. It is our right and we demand it.  The revolution to emancipate this nation from corruption; ensure sanity and accountability is still ongoing because we cannot as a country allow few disgruntled people at the Electoral Commission to manipulate our electoral process and decide the fate of over 25 million people. This is ridiculous and unacceptable, and I thank everybody who is in the mill to fight this monstrous canker. Read the rest of this entry »

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Smockless JDM on Water Day. Critical News, 24th March 2013

Posted by Business in Ghana on March 24, 2013

Sydney Casely-Hayford,

A case from my Grandfather’s archives caught my attention and set me on an aerial trip to Ho in the Volta Region.  It is not a very nice city when you look at it from the Google skies and I will make a trip there soon to see if Google have the right place located on Maps.

The story.  From the Daily Graphic of July 11, 1958, a person was said to have told the Assize Court that he was informed by a fortune teller at Atakpame in the Ho District, that one Bukari, his half brother, was bewitching him, and as he did not want Bukari to kill him first, he was influenced by the devil to kill him.  He acted on heresy and without any proof as to the truth of what he had been told by the Fortune Teller, who might have been paid by another, he killed his brother.  Notwithstanding Defense Council’s plea that his client acted under “insane delusion”, he was sentenced to death.  The Fortune Teller still lives after destroying two lives.  A Ghanaian bench adjudicated this case. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Icc Celebrates 10 Years: The Implications For Africa

Posted by Business in Ghana on July 28, 2012

By Obiageli Oraka

On July 17, 1998, a conference of more than 160 states established the first treaty-based permanent International Criminal Court (ICC). This court has the mandate to investigate and prosecute individuals for war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide. The court’s treaty, known as the Rome Statute, also provides for reparations for victims. Ten years ago this month, the Rome Statute went into force.

The ICC has strong support in Africa – 33 of the 121 countries that have become parties to the Rome Statute are African States. This means that Africa comprises the largest regional block of the court’s members. In addition, Africans have been appointed senior officials at the court. Most recently, Chile Eboe Osuji from Nigeria was elected an ICC judge. Fatou Bensouda from the Gambia was appointed the ICC’s new prosecutor. In fact, 4 of the 18 current ICC judges are African and almost 200 out of around 850 staff are African, from 30 countries. Read the rest of this entry »

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