Monthly Archives: February 2017

Cassava: Its journey thus far


The presence of cassava in Africa and Ghana has suddenly become an issue following Pastor Mensa Otabil`s remark on Fufu preparation. This morning senior journalist Gordon Asare-Bediako asked me to throw light on the origin of cassava, and this is my historical bit on it: Although cassava or manioc is a staple crop for one-eighth of the world’s population, and ...

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The 11 new Council of State Members


by: michael eli dokosi /                                    #blakkpeppertins @blakkpeppernews @MystiqMike fb: Blakkpepper Ghana Pursuant to Article 82 (8)(2)d of the Constitution, President Akufo-Addo has appointed 11 people to serve as Council of State members who are mandated to offer advice regarding governance of the state. The new members include Togbe Afede XIV, Stanley Adjiri Blankson and Sam Okudzeto. Inducting them into office, ...

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Kufuor to Rawlings: Leave me from your fantasy truth tales

Kufuor & Rawlings

Former President John Agyekum Kufuor has expressed shock and dismay at the recent interview granted by Former President Jerry John Rawlings to the Daily Graphic in which he made false claims about him. Former President Kufuor emphatically denies, that late Former NPP Chairman and Former Speaker of Parliament, Mr. Peter Ala Adjetey warned him to drop a case against his ...

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Social Media Sanity Can Happen When We take It Serious’… Kwabena Appianing


A veteran Internet & Digital Marketing Expert, Kwabena Okyire Appianing has called on social media enthusiasts to embrace the vast opportunities of social media platforms to transform their lives, businesses and the nation. Mr Appianing noted the constant unrefined content posted, read or shared on various social media platforms stems from the fact that many users have not come to ...

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Death within 3 weeks to those behind my death news – Sonnie Badu

Sonnie Badu

by: michael eli dokosi /                                    #blakkpeppertins @blakkpeppernews @MystiqMike fb: Blakkpepper Ghana Any public office holder or public person must know he is fair game. Just as they depend on public goodwill to sell their policies, wares and content, they must be thick-skinned enough to withstand some poking, false news and damn right lies. But Christian Ghanaian born, UK-based singer Sonnie ...

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Bernie Sanders mocks Prez Trump for his “health care is very, very complicated” talk

Bernie Sanders

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders described health care as “very, very complicated,” hours after President Donald Trump said, “Nobody knew health care could be so complicated.” In an interview Monday with CNN’s Anderson Cooper, Sanders laughed over the remark and laid into the complexity of the issue by rolling out his experience working on the legislative side. “Some of us who ...

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YFM’s 2017 ‘Area Codes Jam’ to host Shatta Wale & Ponobiom on March 4

Shatta Wale & Ponobiom

by: michael eli dokosi /                                    #blakkpeppertins @blakkpeppernews @MystiqMike fb: Blakkpepper Ghana Accra based urban radio YFM is back with its first 2017 ‘Area Codes Jam’ which brings musicians around with hopes of thrilling the youth. After a poll was conducted for choice of venue, the Ghana Trade Fair Center in La has been settled upon for the Saturday, March 4, ...

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32 editors and marketers sacked from TV3 over illegal strike


by: michael eli dokosi /                                    #blakkpeppertins @blakkpeppernews @MystiqMike fb: Blakkpepper Ghana Accra based media outfit, TV3 Network Limited has dismissed 32 of its staff over acts it deemed inimical to the legal and profitable wellbeing of the company. A signed statement by Chief Executive Officer, Jimi Matthews, dated February 28, 2017 noted: “The actions included, but was not limited to, ...

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Vodafone Foundation Saves Over 3000 Pregnant Women


Vodafone Ghana Foundation, in partnership with Divine Mother and Child Foundation (DMAC) has brought relief to over 3000 distressed pregnant women through a free community ultrasound scan project designed to provide timely maternal health care solutions to deprived communities in the Eastern Region of Ghana. The 2-year piloting project, which begun officially in May 2015, is currently being implemented in ...

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