Author: Jacob Ujamaa Nyerere

US and Ghana seek closer security and military ties

President Akufo-Addo’s vision and poise are what Ghana needs to be beyond aid, the US ambassador to Ghana Robert Jackson has observed. ACCRA–– The United States is shaping its traditional focus from Liberia to a new West African nation, Ghana. The US and Ghana are now working together to forge closer ties between their armed forces but both countries have vehemently denied that the process would involve setting up military bases in the West African nation. On Tuesday, reliable sources in Ghana cited revealed documents from a recent Ghanaian cabinet meeting as the basis of a request to parliament to...

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EU mission says despite violence, Sierra Leone elections were transparent

Jean Lambert, head of European Union’s Election Observation Mission FREETOWN–– On Friday, the head of the European Union’s Election Observation Mission said that the presidential and general elections held two days ago in Sierra Leone were authentic and conducted with transparency, despite the intimidation and violence that affected the overall campaign. Speaking at a press conference held in Freetown to present the mission’s preliminary conclusions, Jean Lambert praised the process as ‘encouraging’. Lambert, an English member of the European Parliament, called on all parties and candidates to demand that their supporters refrain from acts of violence and intimidation against...

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Opposition coalition movement in Togo announces renewed protest

Photo: Officials of Togo’s main opposition coalition movement ACCRA, Ghana––The main opposition coalition movement in Togo’s on Tuesday said it would restart its demonstration against the government of President Faure Gnassingbe. The opposition made the assertion despite both sides prior agreement to suspend protest and any activities that pose threat to national security and the country’s economy during talks. Eric Dupuy, the spokesman for a group of 14 political parties and civil society affiliates, told Globe Afrique and other media groups: “We have decided to start our protests again for four days next week: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday.”The opposition spokesman said...

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At Independence Day, Ghana says it is preparing to fight crime fight

Photo: Ghanaians celebrate their country’s Independence Day ACCRA, Ghana––The government of Ghana has declared that it will put in place an applicable policing to combat and eliminate crime. On Tuesday, the West African nation president Nana Akuffo-Addo promised to institute an effective police unit to tackle crimes nationwide. Akuffo-Addo made the remarks while addressing Ghanaians on the country’s 61st independence anniversary parade in Accra. The president promised that his government is committed to enabling the police to discharge their duties effectively. “We are providing the means for them to modernize their equipment, and learn modern methods of policing, and their...

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Ivory Coast declares $7bn infrastructure plan

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast––The Ivory Coast, one of West Africa’s well-managed nations, on Monday said it was earmarking 3,760 billion CFA francs ($7.07 billion, 5.7 billion euros) in infrastructure spending over the next five years.  The spending will be applied in the area of transport. Amede Koffi Kouakou, the country’s minister for economic infrastructure, made the announcement at ceremonies to launch a business fair to be held in the economic capital Abidjan in November this year. “Investment of around 3,760 billion CFA francs has been scheduled over the five years,” he said, hailing the spending as “a major contribution to...

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