Monthly Archives: August 2016

Libyan CIA torture victims speak to Al Jazeera

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US Senate’s ‘Torture Report’ documented 119 victims of CIA torture Al Jazeera speaks to the former secret prisoners, including two Libyans who opposed Gaddafi “In the immediate aftermath of 9/11, we did some things that were wrong. We did a whole lot of things that were right, but…we tortured some folks.” President Obama, August 2014 In Search for the Dark ...

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Ali Bongo beats Jean Ping in Gabon election, clashes break out

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Supporters of Gabon opposition candidate Jean Ping have clashed with security forces after President Ali Bongo was declared the winner of Saturday’s presidential election. Mr Bongo secured a second seven-year term with 49.8% of the vote to Mr Ping’s 48.2 %, a margin of 5,594 votes. Mr Ping disputes the result. His camp has said figures from the president’s stronghold ...

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Stonebwoy for Bologna, Italy concert on September 3

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Multiple award-winning Ghanaian Reggae/Dancehall genie, Stonebwoy starts September with another big concert in Europe. He plays Bologna in Italy on Saturday, September 3 at the Barbs Club. According to initial plans, Stonebwoy was supposed to kickstart his #GoHigher European Tour from September 1 to October 1 but plans changed at the final stages due to other pressing engagements. “We were ...

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Amakye, Stonebwoy & EL headline Ghana Music Week set for Indigo 02 on October 21

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by: michael eli dokosi /www.blakkpepper.com/ghana The Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA), Fantasy Entertainment and Showbiz Africa have announced the staging of the Ghana Music Week, UK (GMW-UK) at the Indigo 02 Arena in London set for Friday, October 21, 2016. The Media Launch of the impending event was done at the Ghana High Commission in London attracting various media personnel ...

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Actress Joselyn Dumas turns 38

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by: michael eli dokosi /www.blakkpepper.com/ghana Ghanaian actress Joselyn Dumas has turned 38 having been born on this day in 1980. Dumas was an unknown quantity but has rapidly risen to the top of her career after featuring in Shirley Frimong Manso produced and directed films including ‘A Sting in a Tale’, ‘Adams Apple’, ‘Silver Rain’, ‘A Northern Affair’, ‘Love or ...

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Pastor Mensa Otabil is 57 today

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by: michael eli dokosi /www.blakkpepper.com/ghana General Overseer of the International Central Gospel Church (ICGC), Pastor Mensa Otabil continues to receive felicitations from media personalities, politicians and church members on his has 57th birthday. The preacher born on August 31, 1959 to Dinah and Lloyd Otabil in Sekondi-Takoradi has emerged as one of the most influential figures in the country. He ...

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Would the church set the record straight on Prof Martey and former Presby P.R.O. bribe tussle?

Rev. Martey in a handshake with Nana Akufo-Addo (in white attire)

by: michael eli dokosi It is publicity the Presbyterian Church of Ghana would rather avoid, but since the perceived political leaning and pronouncements of out-gone Moderator, Right Reverend Professor Emmanuel Martey has landed in the public sphere, www.primenewsghana.com sought answers from the Presbyterian Church’s administrative office at Osu. The recent debate was stoked when Right Reverend Professor Emmanuel Martey disclosed ...

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I support Mr. Afoko’s appeal else all elected officers are under threat – Mornah

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Mr. Bernard Mornah, National Chairman of the Peoples National Convention (PNC), says elected officers of the various political parties in the country must all be concerned about Afoko’s court appeal. He is therefore endorsing the decision by Mr. Paul Awentami Afoko to pursue the appeal process to seek proper interpretation in order to get the matter resolved. According to him, ...

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Millions to lose access to treated water due to ‘galamsey’ related closure of 3 dams

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Millions of Ghanaians could lose access to treated water due to the impending closure of three major water treatment dams due to the activities of illegal mining, according to the Ministry of Water Resources, Works and Housing The dams in question are the Barekese dam, the Kyebi Treatment plant and the Daboase water treatment plant. The effects of the activities ...

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