HISTORY OF JAMES-TOWN BRITISH ACCRA.

HISTORY OF JAMES-TOWN BRITISH ACCRA. **This piece was originally posted on this blog under the title ‘the definitive story of JamesTown British Accra.  The pictures accompanying the original posting have been changed in this one*** ————————————————————————————- We must begin at the beginning. Carl Reindorf in his history of the Gold Coast and Asante popularized the idea that the Ga originated from ancient Egypt or possibly ancient Israel. Modern historians and archeologists such as Paul Ozame, Irene Odotei, James Anguandah, Adu Boahen and John Parker reject this thesis. Irene Odotei believes that the Ga originated from the lower banks of the Volta River. They travelled in family or clan groups and

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MEET THE BLACK MEN THE WORLD CANNOT AFFORD TO FORGET IN A HURRY.

MEET THE BLACK MEN THE WORLD CANNOT AFFORD TO FORGET IN A HURRY. In the course of history, the world has witnessed the prowess of a number of black men. These are the world’s unforgettable black men: 1. Martin Luther King: Rev. King was the son of a church minister who in his later life fought racism, employing civil disobedience, a technique popularized by Mahatma Gandhi, another world-renowned revolutionary in the 20th century. His famous “I Have A Dream” speech is one of the most powerful declarations with striking future significance as Obama assumed the presidency of the United States. Martin Luther was a minister, humanitarian and civil right activist who

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DR. THOMAS MENSAH: AN INNOVATOR OF FIBER OPTICS TECHNOLOGIES

DR. THOMAS MENSAH: AN INNOVATOR OF FIBER OPTICS TECHNOLOGIES. The use of light pulses to transmit data through cables from one place to another is known as fiber optic communication. Compared to many other forms of data transmission, fiber optics has exceptionally low data loss, a lack of power issues when traveling long distances and carries a much higher amount of data. Telecommunications and the Internet have been greatly influenced by fiber optics technologies which have allowed those industries to mature with more robust products and services. With the arrival of February comes the return of our celebration of Black History Month, where we profile innovations by African-American inventors that have shaped our world

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GHANA COUNTRY PROFILE

GHANA COUNTRY PROFILE. Ghana is considered one of the more stable countries in West Africa since its transition to multi-party democracy in 1992. Formerly known as the Gold Coast, Ghana gained independence from Britain in 1957, becoming the first sub-Saharan nation to break free from colonial rule. Gold, cocoa and more recently oil form the cornerstone of Ghana’s economy and helped fuel an economic boom. Until recently Ghana was hailed as a model for African growth but since 2013, its economy has endured a growing public deficit, high inflation, and a weakening currency, resulting in its seeking an IMF bailout. FACTS  LEADER: President: Nana Akufo-Addo Image copyrightGETTY IMAGES Nana Akufo-Addo

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CLAIM THAT NKRUMAH IS SOLE FOUNDER OF GHANA UNACCEPTABLE – DR AIDOO

CLAIM THAT NKRUMAH IS SOLE FOUNDER OF GHANA UNACCEPTABLE – DR AIDOO. Senior research fellow at the Institute of African Studies, Dr Kojo Opoku Aiddo, says Ghana’s past achievements and ongoing development cannot be attributed to any singular person or group. He notes that one of the best ways to resolve the ongoing debate about Dr Kwame Nkrumah’s status as the founder of Ghana is to acknowledge that the country’s liberation efforts from the pre-colonial era to independence resulted from a myriad of collaborative efforts. “The project to liberate Ghana from colonial rule started and was contributed to by many, many people; so many years even before Nkrumah arrived in

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UK SUSPENDS AID FOR MYANMAR MILITARY

UK SUSPENDS AID FOR MYANMAR MILITARY. Violence in the Rakhine state has seen more than 400,000 Rohingya Muslims flee to neighbouring Bangladesh. The Ministry of Defence said it had suspended £300,000 of funding until the current situation was resolved. The UN’s human rights chief has said the violence “seems [like] a textbook example of ethnic cleansing”. The £300,000-a-year was used to fund educational courses for the country’s military. But an MoD spokesperson said: “In the light of the ongoing violence… and our deep concern about the human rights abuses that are taking place, we have decided to suspend the educational courses provided to the Burmese military until there is an

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“DON’T COMPARE YOUR LIFE TO OTHERS’. YOU HAVE NO IDEA WHAT THIER JOURNEY IS ALL ABOUT” RICHARD BRANSON

“DON’T COMPARE YOUR LIFE TO OTHERS’. YOU HAVE NO IDEA WHAT THIER JOURNEY IS ALL ABOUT” RICHARD BRANSON. I’m often described as joyful – and it’s a description I’m proud of. Most people would assume my business success, and the wealth that comes with it, have brought me this happiness. But in fact it’s the reverse. I am successful, wealthy and connected because I am happy. I am able to find joy in most situations, because I live my own life. I’ve always marched to the beat of my own drum, and I can tell you there’s nothing more satisfying that being true to yourself. So, when I’m asked how

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GHANA: TRANS-ATLANTIC ‘SLAVE TRADE’ WELL SUPPORTED BY THE LOCALS

GHANA: TRANS-ATLANTIC ‘SLAVE TRADE’ WELL SUPPORTED BY THE LOCALS. Ghana, the former gold coast, was the richest of West African states because of its control over huge reservoirs of gold. The list for gold enticed Europeans to invade the land. The first of the European traders to land in were French in 14th century. They built a trade post along coastal city of Elmina. The locals earned profits by supporting them in gold trade business. The Ga and Fante people of coastal areas act as the middle man, whereas the States in interior (Akan state), took the opportunity of gaining control over gold trade. Portuguese arrived in 15th century followed

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QUEEN ELIZABETH II REPORTED TO POLICE FOR NOT USING SEAT BELT!

QUEEN ELIZABETH II REPORTED TO POLICE FOR NOT USING SEAT0 BELT!. The Queen of England, Queen Elizabeth II has been reported to West Yorkshire Police for not wearing a seat belt in the official car for the State Opening of Parliament. A 999 call was said to have been made by someone saying the monarch was not strapped in while being driven through London. The phone call was confirmed in a tweet by the West Yorkshire force, which added the hashtags #not999 #notevenwestyorkshire.   Civil and criminal proceedings cannot be taken against the Queen in UK law. The Queen travelled to Westminster alongside Prince Charles for the formal start of

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KWAME NKRUMAH KILLED DEMOCRACY IN GHANA – FORMER PRESIDENT KUFOUR

KWAME NKRUMAH KILLED DEMOCRACY IN GHANA – FORMER PRESIDENT KUFOUR. Former President John Agyekum Kufuor has said that Ghana’s first leader, Kwame Nkrumah, plunged the country into chaos and virtually eradicated democracy. Ex-President Kufuor, who was interacting with the leadership of the International Democratic Union (IDU) which paid a courtesy call on him at his office in Accra on Tuesday said Dr Nkrumah misused Ghana’s resources and plunged the country into poverty. Explaining further, he pointed out that by 1963, “our then President Nkrumah, left of centre politician, moved the country into a one-party state with a lot of intolerance; he built a whole prison just 22 miles of Accra

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NATIVE AMERICANS CALL FOR RETHINK OF BERING STRAIT THEORY

NATIVE AMERICANS CALL FOR RETHINK OF BERING STRAIT THEORY. It’s one of the most contentious debates in anthropology today: Where did America’s first peoples come from — and when? The general scientific consensus is that a single wave of people crossed a long-vanished land bridge from Siberia into Alaska around 13,000 years ago. But some Native Americans are irked by the theory, which they say is simplistic and culturally biased. The first European explorers to reach the Americas looked to the Bible to explain the origins of the people they encountered and misnamed “Indians.” Biblical tradition holds that humans were created some 4,000 years ago and that all men descend

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