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Commission of Inquiry Open Hearings on Racist Police Brutality on MLK Day 2021

D. Peter Herbert O.B.E., retired Judge and former Vice Chair of the Metropolitan Police Authority and Chair of the Society of Black Lawyers, announced January 18, 2021: “I welcome the chance to serve as one of the Human Rights Commissioners in this important International Commission of Inquiry on Systemic Racist Police Violence Against People of African Descent in the United …

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Olivia Rodrigo’s “Drivers License” debuts at No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100

Olivia Rodrigo’s “Drivers License” debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, peeling in as the most-streamed and top-selling song of the week. The single, released Jan. 8, marks the 17-year-old’s first Hot 100 No. 1, following its first week of availability. The singer-songwriter and actress initially broke through with roles on Disney Channel’s Bizaardvark in 2016 and Disney+’s High School Musical: The …

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Uganda’s Yoweri Museveni declared election winner

Uganda’s long-time President Yoweri Museveni has been re-elected, electoral officials say, amid accusations of vote-rigging by his main rival Bobi Wine. Mr. Museveni won almost 59% of the vote, with Mr. Wine trailing with about 35%, the Electoral Commission said. Mr. Wine, a former pop star, earlier vowed to provide evidence of fraud. The Electoral Commission denies there was vote-rigging …

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Uganda’s President Museveni in early vote-count lead, Bobi Wine is positive

Uganda’s Incumbent president Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has taken an early lead in the presidential election as votes continue to be collated. Provisional results announced by the Electoral Commission showed that Mr. Museveni, 76, obtained over 1.5 million votes representing 65.02 percent. His closest rival, the musician-turned politician, Bobi Wine was in second position with over 647,146 votes representing 27.39 percent. …

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Ghanaian Wikimedian empowers students with offline educational app

Beginning in February 2020, Ghanaian Wikimedian Maxwell Beganim and a community volunteer Boakye Otuo Acheampong started using Kiwix and offline Wikipedia to provide educational resources to students in second cycle institutions. Among the schools are Kumasi Academy, Konongo Odumasi SHS and Excel College. KIWIX is a reader that is used to access offline Wikipedia content through the KIWIX projection. Open …

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Things To Know Before Your Planned Trip To Ghana

VISA The basic tourist visa is valid for 3 months from the date of issue (so you don’t want to apply too early, nor too late) and are required for all visitors except citizens of other West African countries in ECOWAS. You are also required to have a return ticket from Ghana before applying for a visa. With our trip planning …

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Francis Opai Tetteh writes: The Ga-Dangme Art Of War Revisited

Ga-Dangme people of Ghana are the natives of Ada, Agortsime, Manya Klo, Yilo Klo, Shai, Osudoku, Prampram Ningo, Kpone, Tema, Nungua, Teshie, La, Osu, Ngleshie Alata, and Gamashie. This ethnic group of sixteen solid Traditional Areas with 16 Paramount Chiefs and Queen Mothers is too powerful to be disintegrated and trampled on. Indeed, our forerunners have paid a very heavy …

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Uganda orders social media shutdown ahead of crucial election

Uganda’s telecommunication regulator, the Uganda Communications Commission has ordered the shutdown of social media ahead of Thursday’s crucial election. In a letter to the telecommunication companies, the Communications Commission executive director Irene Sewankambo ordered the telcos to “immediately suspend any access and use” of social media and online messaging platforms. Access to Facebook, WhatsApp and Twitter has already been disrupted …

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Heroes of COVID-19: Cameroonian-American Emmanuel Kulu Jnr on Kemet

The mission of TheAfricanDream.net to tell the stories of Africa and Africans from an African perspective led to the initiation of the ‘Heroes of COVID-19’ writing series in April 2020. The series celebrates individuals and organizations in defiance of the Coronavirus Pandemic carrying out their functions to fight the deadly virus, like Mr. Emmanuel Kulu Jnr. who is our January …

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January 2021 Sees Alban Bagbin As Speaker Of Ghana’s 8th Parliament

He had completely packed out from the Job 600 office allocated to him to operate from as the Second Deputy Speaker of Ghana’s 7th Parliament and the National Democratic Congress’ (NDC) Member of Parliament for Nadowli-Kaleo constituency had said goodbye to the legislative house, having served his constituents and Ghana for 28 years. That is an enviable record. At the …

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