Politics

Ghana’s President Akufo-Addo re-elected as ECOWAS Chair

Ghana’s President, Nana Akufo-Addo on Wednesday was re-elected as Chairman of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). In a statement the authority said the Ghanaian President will serve another one-year term as Chair of ECOWAS. File photo of President Akufo-Addo of Ghana It said “the Authority calls on His Excellency Nana …

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RAWLINGS – RELUCTANT DEMOCRAT says Wereko Brobby aka Tarzan

I respectfully disagree with Tarzan. In Tarzan’s scathing article, he objected to tributes in which Rawlings was referred to as founder of the 4th Republic, describing him as a “reluctant democrat”. Rawlings was a congenital rebel according to Tarzan. He lived that way consistently throughout his life. Good or bad, we must appreciate consistency. Rawlings had the right to be …

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Joe Biden reverses global abortion ‘gag rule’ and expands Obamacare

US President Joe Biden has reversed a ban on federal funds going to international aid groups that perform or inform about abortions. He said the ending of the so-called Mexico City Policy reverses former President Trump’s “attack on women’s health access”. The memo orders a review of a Trump-era policy blocking funding for US clinics that offer abortion referrals as …

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Uganda: Soldiers finally leave Bobi Wine’s home

Ugandan police and the army have now left the home of former presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi — popularly known as Bobi Wine. They had earlier remained at his home despite a court order for them to leave. The security officers have been stationed at Bobi Wine’s home in Magere village, Wakiso District since January 14 when he went out to …

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Meet Adjoa Asamoah, Prez Biden’s Advisor for Black Engagement

Adjoa B. Asamoah is a seasoned executive, award-winning impact strategist, international influencer, and leading authority on racial equity, with expertise in organizational and leadership development, leveraging cultural intelligence and behavioral psychology to create meaningful systems change. She was tapped by the Biden-Harris campaign to serve as the National Advisor for Black Engagement and has served as a trusted advisor to numerous federal, state, …

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Joe Biden sworn in as 46th US president

After vowing to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States, Joe Biden has officially been sworn in as US president. His oath of office was administered by Supreme Court Justice John Roberts. Giving his inaugural address, President Biden said “This is America’s Day. This is democracy’s day. A day of history and hope. “Through a crucible for the …

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Nigeria’s Burna Boy featured on US inauguration playlist

Nigerian artist Burna Boy will feature on the official playlist for the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris.The award-winning singer’s song ‘Destiny’ will be played alongside other international artists such as Dua Lipa, Tame Impala, and Kygo. The playlist was curated by American actress Issa Rae’s record label Raedio and Derrick Jones, better known by his stage name as DJ D-Nice.American artists included on the playlist include Beyoncé, Stevie Wonder, and Kendrick …

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President-elect Biden to be sworn in as Trump leaves office

All eyes will be on America later today as President-elect Joe Biden is sworn in as the 46th President of the United States, alongside Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. Nick Ferrari and Nicola Thorp look ahead to what we can expect from today’s events. Biden’s first act: Orders on pandemic, climate and immigration In his first official acts as US president, …

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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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