October 2010 archive
A racist hacker had entered the computer tallying the results of South Africa’s “magical” election of May 1994 and altered the results in favour of 3 minority parties.
THE LONDON FINANCIAL TIMES Ghana move for Kosmos oilfield stake By Martin Arnold, William Wallis and Leslie Hook Published: October 22 2010 19:08 | Last updated: October 22 2010 19:08 Ghana’s state-owned oil company has approached the private equity owners of Kosmos Energy about buying its stake in the west African country’s vast offshore Jubilee …
Fmr. UN Chief Unhappy with “PHD” politics in Ghana/Africa Kofi Annan slams ‘PHD’ politics Saturday, 23 October A negative aspect of African politics, referred to locally as the “pull-him-down” (PHD) syndrome, has attracted harsh comments from a former UN Secretary-General, Busumru Kofi Annan. Speaking in Kumasi, Mr Annan deplored the way and manner in which …
BBC NEWS Nigeria court rejects ‘forced marriage’ case Zainab Isa Mayana says she has never met her husband Sahabi Ya’u A Nigerian high court has dismissed a case brought by a 26-year-old woman who says her father forced her to marry a senator. The judge said her human rights had not been violated and it …
THE NEW YORK TIMES The Iraq Archive: The Strands of a War Published: October 22, 2010 A huge trove of secret field reports from the battlegrounds of Iraq sheds new light on the war, including such fraught subjects as civilian deaths, detainee abuse and the involvement of Iran. The secret archive is the second such …
Yaa Asantewaa, The Asante Warrior Queen by CAMERON DUODU Cameron Duodu writes on ‘THE HISTORY THAT IS NOT HISTORY’ I would not have believed it, but there are some people in Ghana — and indeed, Africa — who have not heard of Yaa Asantewaa. How do I know this? The recent boast of female supporters …