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Made in Ghana cloth in Obama inauguration celebrations in US

Made in Ghana cloth took centre stage in  the celebrations to mark the inauguration of President Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States of America Tuesday January 20, 2009 the Connecticut Post reports. While most Americans simply watched the televised ceremonies for Barack Obama’s presidential inauguration Tuesday, …

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Historic: Obama takes office

Stepping into history, Barack Hussein Obama grasped the reins of power as America’s first black president on Tuesday, saying the nation must choose “hope over fear, unity of purpose over conflict and discord” to overcome the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. In frigid temperatures, an exuberant crowd of …

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Detained Ivorian cocoa officials complain of rights abuse

Top officials from Ivory Coast’s cocoa industry detained under a corruption probe ordered by President Laurent Gbagbo have complained of human rights violations, their lawyer said Monday. Narcisse Aka said in a statement he had filed a complaint against Ivory Coast to the court of the regional body, the Economic …

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High hopes for Obama presidency worldwide

Hopes that Barack Obama can improve US ties with the rest of the world have grown even stronger in the run-up to his inauguration as president, a poll said Tuesday. But having such high expectations overseas presents Obama with a tough challenge, warned one of the pollsters who carried out …

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Obama makes history, steps into White House

Barack Obama stood at the threshold of the White House on Monday, summoning fellow Americans to join him in service as tens of thousands flocked to the nation’s capital to celebrate his inauguration as the first black president. “Tomorrow we will come together as one people on the same Mall …

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Ghanaian man arrested in US for threatening with machete

A call to police to investigate a domestic incident led to the arrest of a Watertown man on multiple charges Saturday afternoon. Peprah Antwi Boasiako, 24, of 260 N. Pleasant Street, apt D-13 was charged with Endangering the Welfare of a Child, Harassment 2nd Degree, Criminal Mischief 4th Degree, Menacing …

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Tanzania looks for funds after delaying sovereign bond sale

Tanzania’s government is exploring other sources of funding for road and power projects after the global credit crisis forced it to delay plans for a $500 million sovereign bond sale, Finance Minister Mustafa Mkulo said. The east African country has approached lenders including the African Development Bank, and may seek …

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Free movement of persons, goods biggest challenge co W/Africa integration –– Ibn Chambas

Dr. Mohamed Ibn Chambas was elected Executive Secretary of ECOWAS at the 25th session of the Authority of Heads of State and Government in Dakar on 21 December 2001. He assumed office at the ECOWAS Executive Secretariat, Abuja, Nigeria, on 1 February 2002. At its 30th session held in Abuja …

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‘Friend’ of Ghana president caught by speeding investigation

A ‘respected’ member of the community has begun a prison sentence after a £1 million plus mortgage fraud was exposed by police investigating a series of motoring offences. Leo Kusi-Appiah, of Digswell Road, Welwyn Garden City, built up a huge portfolio of properties all over the country after making fraudulent …

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Nigeria, Ghana and four others in aviation deal

As part of plans to ensure effective coverage of  the nation’s airspace,  the federal government has announced its readiness to collaborate with five neighbouring countries namely Cameroon, Chad, Ghana, Togo and Niger Republic in a proposed arrangement to enable aircraft approaching Nigeria to be tracked before it enters the nation’s …

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