News From Ghana

* Ghana: African Writers Look to U.S. Digital Books Suit Against Google *
  The Pan African Writers‘ Association (PAWA), as part of fulfilling its mandate to safeguard the intellectual property rights of African Writers, has mounted a campaign to alert all African writers and publishers on a recent groundbreaking settlement of $125m (one hundred and twenty-five million US Dollars) reached with Google over the digitization and show of in-copyright books.

* Ghana: Ruling Party Faces Constitutional Crisis *
  THE CHRONICLE can report that the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) is now faced with constitutional crisis following the elevation of seven executives of the party to serve in various Ministerial portfolios.
* Ghana/Libya: Black Stars Fail to Press Home *
  Ghana’s Black Stars, backed by numerous supporters in the “Stade de la  Paix” stadium in Bouaké, managed to hold Libya to a one-all  draw in their match in the second day of play in Group B of the  African Nations Championship.
* Ghana: Obamas Honour Stevie Wonder at White House *
  President Barack Obama on Wednesday thanked musician Stevie Wonder for creating “a style that’s uniquely American,” as he presented the singer- songwriter the nation’s highest award for pop music.
* Ghana: European Official Walks Out of Forum on Oil *
  A representative of the European Union, on Tuesday, stormed out of a  public forum on oil because he disagreed with criticisms directed at  some of Ghana’s development partners.
* Africa: Kofi Annan Calls for Return to Value-Based System of  Governance *
  Kofi Annan has called for an urgent return to a value-based system of  governance to guide the international community in tackling the  economic, climate, food and poverty crises.
* Ghana: Helping ECG to Help Us *
  On Monday February 23, the management of the Electricity Company  of Ghana (ECG) announced a $194 million expansion project to  reduce to the minimum the incessant power outages in some parts of  southern Ghana.

Ghana: GH¢400,000 Vanishes From NDC ‘World Bank‘ *
  A five member committee set up by the Ho Municipal Assembly (HMA) to examine its financial books has uncovered GH¢410,000 fraud perpetuated by some staff members. The discovery has led to an uneasy calm at the assembly, with some of the staff members absenting themselves from their duties without any justifiable cause.
* Ghana: Drogba Strikes But Limp Chelsea Fail to Convince *
  When it falls to Didier Drogba to make the difference for Chelsea in  the Champions League, you can tell that not much has changed in Guus  Hiddink’s brave new world at Stamford Bridge. Still Chelsea await  their transformation at the hands of their Dutch coach and, in the  meantime, the job of winning the big matches falls to the moody  striker with the suspect attitude.
* Ghana: French Minister Visits to Strengthen Economic Ties *
  Mrs Anne Marie IDRAC, French Minister of State to the Minister for the  Economy, Industry and Employment, with responsibility for Foreign  Trade, will in the country from Friday 27th to Saturday 28th of  February to strengthen economic ties with the country.
* Ghana
: Prez Mills, Can You Listen to Us? *
  When President Mills nominated Hon. Cletus Avoka as the Minister of Interior designate, a group of Mamprusis stood against his decision claiming that they could not guarantee their safety under the Minister, who is one of the Kussasi opinion leaders.
* Africa: Human Rights Report Sees Worldwide Demand for Greater Freedom *
  More people worldwide are demanding greater personal and political  freedom, but many governments are resisting this trend, says this  year’s human rights report released February 25 by the U.S. Department of State.
Ghana: Women in Power – Trickle Down? *
  The arrival of women at top positions in Ghana’s government and  security forces has highlighted the question of whether such  milestones will translate into concrete benefits in women’s lives.
* Ghana: Companies in the News *
  IRS for full computerization nation-wide by 2011