All Blog Posts Tagged 'Africa' (7)

Africans taxed by poor tax systems

The latest from the Human Writers initiative, bringing original voices straight from the global neighbourhood direct to you, for free, no filter, no commercials, no corporate agenda, no BS.

 
This article looks into the problems of poor and corrupt taxation systems throughout Africa and claims that poverty and poor economic performance could be improved by civil-based reforms. Thanks to Human…
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Added by James Rose on September 29, 2012 at 12:04 — No Comments

Latest from Human Writers - Disability Crime in Ghana

The latest from the Human Writers initiative, bringing original voices straight from the global neighbourhood direct to you, for free, no filter, no commercials, no corporate agenda, no BS.

 

Human Writers is an initiative of me, James Rose, and is featured for now on my blog…

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Added by James Rose on September 15, 2012 at 8:59 — No Comments

Human Writers: Disability crimes in Ghana

This is the latest from the Human Writers initiative (featured recently in an EJC Bulletin), bringing original voices straight from the global neighbourhood direct to you, for free, no filter, no commercials, no corporate agenda, no BS.

 
This article on the harrowing situation for children with disabilities in Ghana thanks to Human Writer, Albert Oppong-Ansah.
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Added by James Rose on September 10, 2012 at 8:34 — No Comments

Electoral Commission Tests Biometric Registration Equipment for Elections

Francis Npong, Tamale

Towards the December 7 general elections, the …

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Added by Npong Balikawu Francis on February 27, 2012 at 23:02 — No Comments

Nkrumah’s name remains but his dreams died off

By: Francis Npong

Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, the first prime minister, if you like president of Ghana formerly Gold Coast and the architect of Africa struggle for independence and Pan Africanism would be honored by the African Union (AU) with the unveiling of his statue in Ethiopia during the extraordinary session of the union in the coming days.…

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Added by Npong Balikawu Francis on January 27, 2012 at 11:23 — No Comments

Move fast to save South West Somalia

Major donors especially USA and UN must move fast and save the situation in South West Somalia where residents are facing food and water crisis. Without the quick intervention of international community, the situation is turning from worse to worst. My visit to the region yesterday found that NGO like International Community Empowerment and Pastoralists Education Programme (ICE-PEP) are doing a lot in the region , but is overwhelmed by the dire humanitarian situation.

Added by GEORGE OKORE on August 12, 2011 at 13:23 — No Comments

Ethopian Editor finally released on bail

An editor with state-owned Ethiopian Radio and Television Agency (ERTA) Haileyesus Worku,, and one of his reporters, Abdulsemed Mohammed, were last week  finally released on bail of 5,000 birr (205 euros) after being held for 15 months on charges of illegally selling state-owned news content for personal gain.

 The court has scheduled a hearing for November 12, 2011 to hear defense arguments. The two journalists are meanwhile banned from leaving the country. They were arrested on…

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Added by GEORGE OKORE on July 26, 2011 at 9:03 — No Comments

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