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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THEY NEVER GET SICK, DON’T KNOW ABOUT CANCER AND LIVE UP TO 100 YEARS, THIS IS THEIR SECRET!

THEY NEVER GET SICK, DON’T KNOW ABOUT CANCER AND LIVE UP TO 100 YEARS, THIS IS THEIR SECRET!. Hunza people are a small population, situated in Northern Pakistan, and are believe to be the healthiest, happiest, and the longest-living people in the world. These people are the only one who do not know about cancer, give birth at 65, and regularly bath in cold water. According to the AMA Journal, Dr. Robert McCarrison claims that not a single person among them has ever suffered from cancer. We would all like to know their secret, wouldn’t you? Hunza people grow and harvest their own food, so they do not consume any

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EMPIRE OF GHANA

EMPIRE OF GHANA. The Soninke people were agricultural and called their ruler ghana, or war chief. Muslim traders often passed through the region the Soninke people lived and began to use the word ghana to refer to that region. Ghana became known as Land of Gold. By the 700s, Ghana had become a kingdom and the rulers grew rich from taxing the goods traders brought into their territory. By 800 CE Ghana had become an empire. It had a large army and controlled trade in the region so it could demand taxes and tributes from surrounding lands. The ruler of Ghana was the military commander, religious leader, and chief judge.

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EMPIRE OF ANCIENT GHANA

EMPIRE OF ANCIENT GHANA. Where was the Empire of Ghana located? The Empire of Ghana was located in Western Africa in what is today the countries of Mauritania, Senegal, and Mali. The region lies just south of the Sahara Desert and is mostly savanna grasslands. Major rivers in the region such as the Gambia River, Senegal River, and the Niger River served as the means of transportation and trade. The capital city of Ancient Ghana was Koumbi Saleh. This is where the King of Ghana lived in his royal palace. Archeologists estimate that up to 20,000 people lived in and around the capital city. Read more at: http://ghanamediaworld.com/ghana-empire-10-timeless-events-of-ancient-ghana-kingdom When did the

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ASHANTI EMPIRE

ASHANTI EMPIRE. The Ashanti (also spelled Asante) Empire (1701–1957) was an Akan empire and kingdom in what is now modern-day Ghana. The Ashanti Empire expanded from Ashanti to include the Brong-Ahafo, Central region, Eastern region, Greater Accra region, and Western region, of present-day Ghana. The Ashanti benefited from early firearm adoption. Combined with effective strategy, they fashioned an empire that stretched from central Ghana to the present-day Ivory Coast. Due to the empire’s military prowess, wealth, architecture, sophisticated hierarchy and culture, Ashanti has been extensively studied and has more historiographies by European, primarily British, authors than almost any other indigenous culture of Sub-Saharan Africa. Starting in the late 17th century,

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