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Ghana: President’s Speech as Ghana Celebrates 60th Independence Anniversary.

Ghana 60th Independence

We are met here today to celebrate the 60th anniversary of our nation’s independence, to celebrate our freedom from the clutches of British imperialism, to celebrate the final achievement of the struggle of successive generations of Ghanaians patriots to establish a free, sovereign Ghana. We are grateful that on such a happy day, leaders of our neighbouring countries and friendly nations have joined us in our celebration. read more

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Pangolin Diamonds Corp. updates shareholders on 2013 kimberlite diamond exploration activities in Botswana

About diamond mining in Botswana
Botswana is the largest diamond producing country in the world by value, supplying 21% of global rough diamond production. It is the location of the world’s two largest diamond mines, Jwaneng and Orapa, and four non-De Beers diamond mines – Gem, Firestone, Lucara and Mantle. Diamonds were first discovered in Botswana in 1959 and the first kimberlites were discovered in 1967. Since then, over 275 kimberlites have been discovered in the country. With a long and well-established Mining Code, Botswana is rated by the Fraser Institute as the best country in Africa for mining. The country has the highest sovereign credit rating in Africa. Since gaining independence in 1966, Botswana has been governed by the Botswana Democratic Party in a multi-party democracy. read more

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Human Trafficking and the Human Rights Agenda Against Eritrea (Part 2)

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Human Trafficking and the Human Rights Agenda Against Eritrea (Part 1)

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ECOWAS Business Directory Network launched in Gambia

The Economic Community of West African States’s Business Directory Regional Information System on Business Opportunities (ECOBIZ) was launched yesterday, Monday, 4th February 2013, at the Independence Stadium, by officials of The Gambia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI), as part of activities of the ongoing sixth Trade Fair. read more

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Law Making Body Approves Gambia’s Petition Against EU Demands

Following a push and pull between the government of The Gambia and the European Union, the law making body of the former unanimously considered and approved the Petition by the Gambian government against the European Union’s Article 8 Political Dialogue with the government. read more

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Human Rights Watch: On a Dogged Mission of Defamation

Once again, Human Rights Watch (HRW) is engrossed in its frantic campaign of defamation.  The organization has just distributed, through the electronic media, a document that targets Eritrea as a “systemic violator of human rights”.  The core areas of its unfounded accusations are Eritrea’s National Service and the country’s nascent mining sector.  To this end, HRW unabashedly equates Eritrea’s National Service with “forced labour”, which, in its view, “qualifies Eritrea as a violator of human rights”. read more

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The High Economic Potential (and Challenges) of Shale Gas in Europe and Africa

Frost & Sullivan’s researchers discuss the shale industry in a web conference that will take place on Tuesday, 15 January read more

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Relyant LLC, Maryville, TN Firm Signs $200M Construction Contract in Africa

Knoxville, TN, December, 2012 –(PR.com)– RELYANT LLC a Maryville, TN firm has secured a $200M contract to provide construction services in Libreville, Gabon a West African nation. Baghdad Kabi BTP, a Gabonese Construction Management company working directly for the Government of Gabon and Messodie International, a finance organization focusing on Central and West Africa, signed a final contract worth over $200 million with the Maryville firm. RELYANT will build the key supporting infrastructure and horizontal infrastructure in support of the Bikele Housing Project on the outskirts of Libreville, Gabon, to include roads, water delivery systems, electrical hookups, waste management and concrete home foundations home sites. The Bikele Housing Project is a vital step in the Gabonese government’s plan to alleviate the severe housing shortage throughout this country of over a million and a half inhabitants. 

“Regarding housing and in order to address the strong demand for housing in Gabon…a new town development scheme is being put in place, based on urban planning master plans containing a range of housing options for all income brackets, as well as hospitals and public buildings, roads, schools, green areas and shops.” The President of Gabon, Ali Bongo Ondimba, stated during his speech to the Gabonese people on Gabon’s Independence Day, August 17, 2012. read more

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The Systematic Emasculation of Africa’s Leadership-Part 1

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TelOne Deploys FTS’ Convergent Billing & Customer Care Solution

FTS’ Leap™ Billing Supports Zimbabwean Operator’s Fixed, Mobile and Broadband Services read more

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Equatorial Guinea Gives US$30 Million To FAO For Food Aid In Africa

 

Equatorial Guinea Gives US$30 Million To FAO For Food Aid In Africa read more

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Equatorial Guinea Tourism Portal Launched in NYC

New York, NY, October 13, 2012 –(PR.com)– GC Media is the communications partner for Goree Challenge IV. “The facebook page is designed to bring the Spirit of Malabo to the world”, said Victor Mooney of US based South African Arts International (SAAI). The site will provide an opportunity for the public to see the cultural wonders and opportunities in this majestic country. 

Booking tours to Equatorial Guinea will be offered for individuals, schools, associations and business groups with a strategic itinerary to meet your objectives. In addition to offering bookings for tourism, businesses have a low cost opportunity to advertise their services on this portal. For U.S. passport holders, no visa is necessary.

In celebration of the 44th Anniversary of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, from October 12 thru 14, when you “like” facebook.com/spiritofmalabo, your name will go on the ocean rowboat christened “Spirit of Malabo”.

This vessel will be used for a five-thousand mile charity row for HIV/AIDS from Las Palmas, Canary Islands to New York City later this year. During the journey, hundreds of thousands of online visitors will also have an opportunity to explore Equatorial Guinea. For more, visit www.goreechallenge.com.

Equatorial Guinea – A country whose development grows day by day

Equatorial Guinea gained independence on October 12, 1968 after 190 years of Spanish rule. President Teodoro Obiang Ngiang Mbasogo has led the country since 1979 and driven development with resounding success. In the US, Equatorial Guinea has representation in Washington, D.C., New York and Houston.

Equatorial Guinea has experienced rapid economic growth due to the discovery of large offshore oil reserves, and in the last decade has become Sub-Saharan Africa’s third largest oil exporter. Equatorial Guinea is located on the western coast of central Africa. Its capital and main port, Malabo, is located on the island of Bioko, off the coast of Cameroon. The mainland territory of Equatorial Guinea is bordered by Cameroon and Gabon. The principal city on the mainland is Bata. The official language is Spanish.

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NDC & NPP : the Good, the Bad or The Ugly?

 

 

BY CHARLES KOFI FEKPE

I had an experience many years ago that never left my memory; we all get that once in a while. I was sitting with a friend in an open air restaurant somewhere in Tema and close to me was a table of three, two of whom I recognized to be “big guns” of the National Democratic Party (NDC). A Toyota Landcruiser vehicle then pulled by, its automatic window on the driver side rolled down slowly and a man I know as a senior National Patriotic Party (NPP) politician stuck out his head, slowed down and yelled at the NDC men “mu di abaen sika nu paaa O” literally meaning “you guys are really enjoying the country’s money”. To my not-so-surprizing amazement, all three of them laughed out loud at the insinuation. The eldest of the two NDC men retorted back with hysteric amusement “se, saa na musu mue di bee” which literally translates “of course, just like how you guys also enjoyed it in your time”. Right then, it dawned on me; first of all, that was my hard-earned money in the form of taxes they were insinuating at and secondly, these politicians came across to me puppet masters and the population, the puppets. If that is the case, then “WOW” what a large population of puppets they have available to play with. read more

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