Authorities in Guinea imposed a curfew in the city of Nzerekore overnight Monday following violent clashes between rival political groups ahead of the presidential election. Dozens were injured in fighting over the weekend and local media sources said one person was killed, according to Reuters.

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Distinguished Guests, the Media, Ladies and Gentlemen, the Danquah Institute was invited by the coalition of pressure groups agitating for a new register to come and share with the general public the doubts we have raised over the last few years on the integrity of the voter registration that took place in 2012 and the way forward. We accepted the invitation and I am happy to say that this is my first public statement since my appointment by the governing board of the institute as its Executive Director on 1st September.

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Progress in governance across Africa has stalled since 2011, with deteriorating safety and lack of economic opportunity overshadowing any gains made on the human rights front especially in resource-rich nations, a survey said on Monday.

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Ladies and Gentlemen, let me add a few words to the erudite case just made for scrapping the current register and compiling a new one for the 2016 polls.

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BOG has not taken any decision to close all foreign deposit accounts
The Bank of Ghana’s attention has been drawn to media reports being attributed to the Bank that it is planning on closing all foreign deposit accounts and has instructed that a 2% per annum charge be levied on all foreign deposit accounts in the banks. The general public and all stakeholders are assured that the Bank of Ghana has not taken any such decision.
Petitioners Prove No Double Counting In Analysis, Releases Full List Of 11,138 Polling Stations Under Contention
The Petitioners, Thursday evening, released the full list of the 11,138 polling stations which contain violations, omissions, malpractices and irregularities for which they are asking the Supreme Court to annul. The list which details the polling station name, polling station code, pink sheet serial number of polling station, votes secured by the various parties in those polling stations and the particular irregularities which affected voting and the outcome of elections in those polling stations, proves the Petitioners case that there is no double counting of polling stations in the analysis of the number of votes and polling stations which should be annulled from the declared result of the 2012 Elections.
A statement on myjoyonline.com that also briefly appeared on Monday January 29, 2007 on Ghanaweb, reported a Press Conference the [then] NDC Presidential Candidate, Prof. Evans Atta-Mills gave at which the esteemed Professor is reported to have said: "It is ironic that the NPP, being an offshoot of the Busia-Danquah tradition that opposed the "Motion of Destiny" proposed by Dr. Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah in 1956 and which paved the way for independence, are today the political leaders of Ghana "
Mills and Democracy
Unfolding events in neighbouring Ivory Coast are clear manifestations of forebodings of what could happen in Ghana after Mills and his NDC have lost in the Parliamentary and Presidential elections in 2012. Mr Emile Short earlier registered his thoughts and on these likely premonitions in Ghana during and after 2012 with worried reference to events that happened in Rwanda; indeed John Mills and his government’s reactions on the Ivorian situation are clear confirmation of what everybody feels about Ghana during and after 2012.
Supreme Court reverses Ghana’s gain
A founding Dean at the Faculty of Law, Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), Prof Kwame Frimpong says the judgement delivered by the nine Supreme Court justices in the just-concluded Presidential Election Petition has taken Ghana back to the Stone Age. “Unfortunately this case has set us so many years back maybe even to the Stone Age,” he said at a symposium organized by Danquah Institute (DI), a policy analysis group to review the Supreme Court’s verdict of August 29 in the landmark presidential election petition.
Akufo-Addo's proposal on NDPC lauded
Policy Analyst at Ashesi University, Lloyd Amoah, has lauded the proposal by Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, Presidential Candidate of the New Patriotic Party, to put his vice president in charge of the National Development Planning Commission, in the event of assuming the nation’s presidency on January 7, 2013. President John Dramani Mahama sought to make the nation believe that there was “confusion in the mind of” Nana Akufo-Addo when the NPP leader made the proposal at Tuesday’s presidential debate organised by the Institute of Economic Affairs at Tamale.
GHANA BAR ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT’S SPEECH AT THE 2013/2014 ANNUAL CONFERENCE, 16TH SEPTEMBER 2013-HO Nene Abayaateye Amegatcher
Her Ladyship Georgina Theodora Wood, Chief Justice of the Republic of Ghana, His Excellency Vyacheslav Lebedev, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Russia, Honourable Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Honourable Volta Regional Minister and other Ministers Present, President and members of the Volta Regional House of Chiefs and other Torgbeo and Mamagao, Honourable members of Parliament, my Lords Spiritual and Temporal, Regional Service Commanders, members of the National Executive Committee and Council of the GBA, Distinguished members of the Bar, Invited Guests, the Media, Ladies and Gentlemen.Permit me to add my voice to that of the Honourable Regional Minister and the Regional Bar President to extend a warm welcome to you all for your presence at this Annual Ghana Bar Association Conference in the serene environment of Ho away from the hustle and bustle of the places most of us practice. It is the wish of the Council that each one of us enjoys a welcome change, enjoy a unique learning experience and that together we will leave here more informed, committed and energised to serve our profession and mother Ghana.
DI press statement on tackling the $1bn illegal money transfers to Ghana
Ladies and Gentlemen, we are grateful to you for honouring our invitation to attend this press conference. The purpose of today’s gathering is to brief you and the general public on findings of research undertaken on the growing industry of illegal money transfers to Ghana from the Diaspora, its effects on the Ghanaian economy, organised crime and the Ghanaians involved one way or the other in it. A transfer of funds is any transfer that the payer (sender) makes through a Payment Service Provider (PSP) to make funds available for collection at another PSP if at any stage in the process the money is moved electronically, for example, by email or fax. more>>>
This year is the 150th anniversary of the unification of Italy, a year in which the world should be celebrating all that is great about Italian heritage and culture. Instead, newspapers are filled with stories of Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi hosting orgy parties, patronizing an under-age prostitute, and refusing to repudiate a dictator that massacres his own citizens. In a time of global economic weakness, internal economic challenges in Europe, revolutions along Italy's periphery in North Africa, and NATO struggles in Afghanistan, it is the wrong time for a country as important as Italy to have a leader that has become a national disgrace and a global embarrassment. IN BED WITH QADDAFI: For years, Berlusconi cultivated a close relationship with Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi. Time Magazine assessed that "of all the mutual back-scratching among Europe's rich democracies and North Africa's strongmen, Italy's dependency on Gaddafi stands apart." The relationship was so cozy that, according to Bloomberg News, "Berlusconi shut down the city's biggest park in June 2009 to allow the visiting Libyan leader and his entourage of all- female bodyguards to set up camp by the 16th-century Villa Doria Pamphili." The relationship brought immense economic benefit to both countries.
NPP shouldn’t compete with NDC on who is ‘uglier’, focus on the concerns of Ghanaians
There are growing concerns over the way the opposition New Patriotic Party appears to be allowing itself to be dragged into the arena of ugly contest with the ruling National Democratic Congress. Over the last few weeks, the debate on radio and TV has been about who is uglier, with NPP and NDC recounting the other’s record of violence, ethnocentric remarks, etc. Ugly competition is the most useless strategy ever in a political campaign. It wins the competitor very little or nothing. What it does is to put the public off. The message to the public from a competition of who is the ugliest is that none of the competitors is essentially attractive. It is a no win contest.