Posts Tagged 'elections'

Experts: Stroke-stricken newspapers won’t die

Panel discussion at the international conference in Berlin

Panel discussion at the international conference in Berlin

The newspaper business is a (fast) collapsing industry all over the world. Companies are cutting down on advertisements – the oxygen of newspapers – due to economic privation. Circulation has plunged. The new media – mobile phones, PDA and social networks – have reshaped the delivery and reading of news. It is cheaper and easier to read news now than 10 years back. Continue reading ‘Experts: Stroke-stricken newspapers won’t die’

Ghana: Public expectations of new government

This short video captures the mood of Ghanaians after the swearing-in of new president John Evans Atta-Mills and what they expect from him.


Video credit: AfricaNews

Power corrupts…

…and absolute power corrupts absolutely – John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton (1834–1902). Ghana is on the verge of plunging into another Kenya, Zimbabwe and Ivory Coast if power-drunk politicians and anti-democrats fail to bury their greedy personal interest. Continue reading ‘Power corrupts…’

Ghana should learn from Kenya

Ghana seems to have turned death ears on what happened in Kenya. Already tension is growing around some parts of the West African country as results of the Sunday presidential run-off delays. Supporters of the opposition NDC have besieged the offices of the Electoral Commission demanding the early release of the results. I am posting Judy Kibinge’s short film, “Coming of Age,” which captures events leading to the post-election violence in Kenya recently. Ghana are we listening???

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Ghana’s Next President

mills_myblogIn 2000 he stood his first competitive political position to become Ghana’s president but lost to Ghana’s incumbent president J.A Kufuor. In 2004, he bounced back on the same ticket of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) and was defeated miserably by the same man.
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Ghana: Opposition NDC heads for glory

mills_ndc_candidate1Latest provisional results of the close presidential run-off in Ghana put the opposition National Democratic Congress in an early lead. Its candidate Prof. Atta-Mills has 4,419,419 representing 50.64% of 223 out of the 230 constituencies. The ruling NPP trails with 4,307,120 votes (49.36%).
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Ghana: Voting ends, counting begins

ghana_electionsVoting has ended in a generally peaceful election run-off in West Africa’s peaceful nation of Ghana. Counting of ballot papers currently underway in the over 22,000 polling centres throughout the country. Turnout was not as impressive as the first round held in December 7 2008, the media reported.
The election itself was characterized by alleged irregularities and pockets of skirmishes in some parts of the country notably Ashaiman constituency in the industrial city of Tema, Odododiodoo in the Greater Accra region and some parts of the Ashanti and Volta regions – NPP and NDC strongholds respectively.
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May 2020

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