MORE DETAILS: ITLOS Grants Cote d’Ivoire Injunction Against Ghana In Ongoing Maritime Case

Posted on 25 Apr 2015 at 3:39pm

The Special Chamber of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea has given its first ruling in the case involving these two nations; and round one goes to Cote d’Ivoire.

Our neighbours requested an injunction on all drilling activities within the disputed region whilst the case is heard, and the injunction was granted today despite Ghana’s arguments to the contrary.

The Tribunal ruled that for the duration of the case, drilling would be suspended by Ghana and her agents in the disputed regions. The tribunal made other rulings, which were outlined in the delivery earlier today. (more…)

The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea Rules Against Ghana | Grants Injunction Requested By Cote d’Ivoire

Posted on 25 Apr 2015 at 3:21pm

The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea has granted an injunction requested by Cote d’Ivoire  against Ghana in the on-going maritime boundary dispute between the two countries.

Ghana went to the Tribunal fully armed with expert lawyers led by Attorney General Marrieta Brew Appiah-Oppong but Tribunal has ruled that, Ghana must stop drilling oil in the disputed region until the substantive dispute is resolved.

Ruling on the injunction today, the judges said, “Ghana shall take all necessary steps to ensure that no new drilling either by Ghana or under its control takes place in the disputed area.”

Cote d’Ivoire is laying claim to Ghana’s territorial waters at West Cape Three points currently being operated by  oil giants Tullow under the Tweneboah-Enyera-Ntoumme (TEN) project while Ghana is contesting the claim.

Now that injunction has been placed on new drilling, Ghana cannot start any new activity of drilling but can continue the already on-going ones.

Nigerian Advocacy Group SERAP Calls On The International Criminal Court To Investigate Xenophobic Attacks

Posted on 24 Apr 2015 at 10:20am

The current despicable, cowardly, and uncivilized attacks by South Africans on other African nationals have served to put into sharp focus our refusal to grow as black people.

Whilst the rest of the world tries to move on, Africa continues to remain mired in behaviour not fitting for the 20th century, let alone this current globalised 21st century.

The South African government’s response to the crisis has left a whole lot to be desired as well, with slow response time and an initial reluctance to condemn the violence leaving people with the (valid) impression that they implicitly support the attacks.

Nigeria has had several nationals attacked in the violence, and a Nigerian advocacy group the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) have taken some proactive action, dragging South Africa to the International Criminal Court. (more…)

Former Assembly Member Shoots Cousins for Calling His Mother ‘A Witch’

Posted on 24 Apr 2015 at 9:53am

A former Assembly Member of the Dipa Electoral Area in Bimbilla in the Northern Region, Ndoyela Magmaze Orbert, is in the grips of police for shooting his cousins.

According to The Mirror’s publication, the former Assembly Member claims his mother has been branded a witch by his three cousins. This, which did not go down well with Ndoyela, led him to bring out a single barrel gun from his room and shot his cousins – killing two and injuring one.

“The incident happened at Bimbilla on January 15, 2014 but Orbert, who has been in police custody ever since after many appearances before a magistrate court, has now been charged with murder by the law office for the case to be transferred to a High Court in Tamale for trial to begin”, the newspaper reports. (more…)

Ghana-Cote d’Ivoire Marine Dispute: Judgement On Injunction Expected This Weekend

Posted on 23 Apr 2015 at 5:38pm

Ghana and the Ivory Coast’s Maritime dispute over offshore territories is currently being heard by the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea.

Ivory Coast is laying claim to some of Ghana’s already explored offshore territories, with the Tribunal set to determine the merits or otherwise of their complaint. In advance of that, Cote d’Ivoire has filed an injunction calling for all drilling and exploration activities in the disputed territory to be halted.

Both sides laid arguments before the tribunal, and now the judgement is set to be given. The head of the tribunal would deliver the verdict on the injunction this Saturday, April 25.

After that, arguments would be heard for the trial proper. If the tribunal rules the preliminary case in favour of the Ivoirians, one of Ghana’s biggest oil fields would have to be shut down.

For us ordinary Ghanaians, this shouldn’t make any change one way or the other; but just for posterity’s sake- maybe we’ll get a government in future who’ll better utilise our oil resources.

The Designer of the Ghana National Flag-Madam Theodosia Okoh Passes Away

Posted on 20 Apr 2015 at 8:24am

There are some legends of the past, national treasures whose contribution to our history is undoubted. One of these is Theodosiah Okoh, the designer of the Ghana national flag.

Unfortunately, Ms Okoh passed away yesterday April 19 in Accra. Aside her monumental contribution to the identity of Ghana as a nation, she was also an astute sports administrator who shared a unique love of hockey with our late President Mills.

She was one time chairman of the Ghana Hockey Association, and has the honour of having the national hockey pitch named after her.

Madam Okoh was 92 years old. May her soul rest in peace.

VIDEO: T.B. Joshua Predicted Xenophobic Attacks in South Africa

Posted on 17 Apr 2015 at 5:48pm

This is ridiculous, why does this man want credit for all the misfortunes and disaster that happens?

T.B. Joshua is now claiming he predicted the ongoing xenophobic attacks in South Africa.

The controversial prophet revealed on his official Facebook page that  he gave “a prophetic warning” to South Africans about the ongoing xenophobia attack almost two years ago (July 28th, 2013). The message on his page reads:

“On Sunday 28th July, 2013, Prophet T.B. Joshua gave a prophetic warning to the nation of South Africa concerning a serious revolt led by youth which would cost lives.

These were his words: “In the nation, South Africa, we should help them in prayer because I am seeing youth revolt. It will be very serious. A situation where youth will come out and begin— You learn that there is a protest here. Some people were killed – certain people. Revolt in South Africa”

The message also came along with a video proving that he indeed predicted the ongoing violence in South Africa. Watch the video below..

Xenophobic Attacks In South Africa: One Ghanaian Called Emmanuel Kwesi Quaison Dead

Posted on 17 Apr 2015 at 9:48am

An immigrant community is often a very crucial part of any nation’s economy. This is because often they drive a segment of the economy the locals might not be too good at. Ghana and Nigeria have a wonderful track record in this regard, the great USA as a nation is one built entirely by migrants.

For South Africa, who spent so many years under the shackles of apartheid, you would think they’ll have a more intrinsic understanding of the suffering of others. For some reason, attacking foreigners for ‘stealing’ the jobs of locals has become almost normal there.

Reports of xenophobic attacks come out of there every once in a while. Within the past week it has become the worst attacks recorded in a while. A report on myjoyonline indicates one of the dead has been identified as a Ghanaian; Emmanuel Kwesi Quaison.

The attacks have been because some locals believe foreigners are making a living at their expense, with the unemployment rate in South Africa abnormally high. Mobs with machete targeted foreigners, and according to CNN those killed include a 14 year old boy.

Police protection has been giving to those under attack, whilst neighbouring Zimbabwe, Mozambique, and Malawi are making moves to repatriate their citizens.

It’s a damning indictment that Africans would feel other Africans have become threats to the point they have to be attacked. If these foreigners (other African nationals) can find a job, even in a foreign nation; shouldn’t locals have a better opportunity at finding a job? These looks to me like some lazy bums who would rather be violent than get out there and work their a** off to find jobs.

For South Africa, who is one of the most developed on the continent; this is a national disgrace.

YFM Presenter-Ms Ada Who Was Reportedly Gang-Raped is A LIAR | The Whole Thing Was Staged

Posted on 15 Apr 2015 at 4:28pm

According to reports, it has been confirmed that the alleged kidnapping and gang rape of Takoradi based YFM’s presenter-Ms Ada also known as Adaeze Onyinyechie Ayoka was staged—despite the incident having received huge public sympathy.“Police and doctors in the Western region have concluded after investigations into the matter that the incident was planned and acted out. She has been identified as Akosua Apea who hails from the Eastern region.

According to Starr News Western regional correspondent Emmanuel Ohene Gyan, the suspect contacted a syndicate and hired them to stage the act,” reports Starr FM.Apparently, the woman involved in this is being transferred to Accra to face prosecution—and the question is, why would someone do this to herself and the public’s sentiment?Obviously, there are several holes in the presenter’s story—because doctors and police have said no bruises or anything as such was found on her. It’s pretty unlikely for a gang-raped woman to come out of the ordeal with no mark on her body.

If indeed, she did this to her self, can people now share the photos that came out of the lies without being seen as doing anything wrong? After all, this is what she wanted…right?

It emerged earlier on that, this is the fifth time the same lady has gone missing within the last two years.

“District Police Commander DSP, Husseini Awinada told Graphic online’s correspondent that they have not been able to get any statement from the victim as of now as she was still speechless.

He recalled that this is the fifth time within the last two years that the same victim had been reported kidnapped. He said in all those instances, the victim was unable to help the police to unravel the case.”

This got a lot of people to ask questions like; Was she sexually assaulted also any of the previous times? With someone like this, seemingly a serial victim, what kind of protection was she offered. How hard did the police work to find the perpetrators on each of the five, prior occasions.

Now, it seems she is a liar—and staged this with some people. This is why you kids should run away from weed!

Story is still developing…

Abducted YFm Presenter Out Of Sedation: Police Say She’s Been Kidnapped Five Times Previously

Posted on 15 Apr 2015 at 10:40am

I’m trying and failing to fathom the kind of psychology required to carry out such an act of wanton cruelty. I really, really, hope these people are arrested and made to face harsh and swift justice.

However, details being released by the police themselves is making me feel there is something deeper going on that we’re not being told about.

Graphic run a report yesterday that the police intimated that this is the fifth time the same lady has gone missing within the last two years.

“District Police Commander DSP, Husseini Awinada told Graphiconline’s correspondent that they have not been able to get any statement from the victim as of now as she was still speechless. (more…)

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