Africa

Bad leaders made Africa poor – Lumumba

Professor P.L.O. Lumumba

Renowned Kenyan Law Professor and Pan Africanist, Professor P.L.O. Lumumba, has attributed Africa’s endless challenges to the poor quality of political leadership on the continent.

According to him, leaders on the continent have failed to harness the opportunities that abound on the continent to liberate their people economically.


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Mahama speaks at UN General Assembly [Full text]

President Mahama addressing the UN

President John Mahama on Wednesday addressed the United Nation’s 71st Session of the United Nations General Assembly.

The president lamented about challenges some Africans encounter while migrating to Europe via the Mediterranean Sea and also used the opportunity to court support for the continent.

President Mahama also highlighted some of the progress made by African government with regards to governance, free speech, technology among others.


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CPP marks 107 birthday of Dr Kwame Nkrumah

Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah

Accra, Sept. 21, GNA – The Convention Peoples’ Party (CPP) has enjoined Ghanaians to observe 2016 Founders day with sobriety as the nation prepares for the December 7 polls.

Professor Edmund N. Delle CPP Chairman gave the suggestion in an interview with the Ghana News Agency to mark the 107 birthday of the Founder of the Party and nation Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah.

The Party is observing the day on the general theme: “Solid vanguard to meet the needs of Ghanaians.”


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Obama's final UN assembly address: 'At this moment we all face a choice'

President Obama addressing UN General Assembly

US president sought to rally the morale of embattled liberal democracies at the summit, which is labouring under the shadow of resurgent east-west tensions

Barack Obama warned on Tuesday that the world faced a stark and urgent choice between striving for fairer open markets and democracies or falling prey to the lure of populist demagogues, xenophobia and division.


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Ghana to Launch First Foreign Exchange Auction From Cocoa Loans

BofG Governor Abdul Nashiru Issahaku with President Mahama

Ghana will start its first foreign-exchange auction by inviting bids for the proceeds from the cocoa regulator’s syndicated loans as the West African country seeks to liberalize its currency markets.

“We will start with a rules-based market-driven auction,” Bank of Ghana Governor Abdul Nashiru Issahaku told reporters Monday in the capital, Accra. “Banks will come to the auction and bid for the proceeds.”


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New York bombing: Suspect Ahmad Khan Rahami 'arrested after shooting police officer', local media reports

Suspect Ahmad Khan Rahami, New York bombing

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Police named 28-year-old Ahmad Khan Rahami as a suspect in an explosion in Manhattan over the weekend that left 29 wounded, as New York governor Andrew Cuomo said a there may be a 'foreign connection' to the attack.


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President Mahama In New York

President Mahama

President John Dramani Mahama has left Accra for New York to attend the 71st General Assembly of the United Nations.

This year’s General Assembly Debate will open on Tuesday, with President Mahama scheduled to address the world body on Wednesday, September 21.

As Co-Chair of the UN Advocacy Group on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), President Mahama will be co-hosting a number of side events related to the successful implementation and advocacy for the SDGs.


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Liberian Leader Commissions Envoys To UK, Ghana

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has commissioned Liberia’s Ambassadors to the United Kingdom and Ghana respectively in Monrovia.

According to an Executive Mansion release, those commissioned were Dr. S. Mohammed Sheriff, Ambassador to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and Madam Genevieve A. Kennedy, Ambassador to the Republic of Ghana.

Performing the commissioning ceremony on Friday, President Sirleaf hoped that the commissioned officials will represent the country with a high level of professionalism and allegiance to improve the image of Liberia.


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Obama aims to define his global leadership in last U.N. speech

FILE - In this Sept. 28, 2015, file photo, President Barack Obama addresses the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly. In one of his last major appearances on the world stage, Obama will try to define how his leadership has made the planet safer and more prosperous when he gives his farewell speech to the U.N. General Assembly on Sept. 20, 2016. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

WASHINGTON — In one of his last major appearances on the world stage, President Barack Obama will try to define how his leadership has made the planet safer and more prosperous when he gives his farewell speech to the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday.


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Johnson, Stein fail to qualify for first debate

Gary Johnson

Washington (CNN)Libertarian Gary Johnson and Green Party nominee Jill Stein will not participate in the first presidential debate, and their running mates will not be in the vice presidential debate, the Commission on Presidential Debates announced Friday.

The decision means Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump will be the only two candidates on the stage on September 26, and Tim Kaine and Mike Pence, their respective running mates, will be the only participants on October 4.


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