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‘Neutral’ declared word of the year

‘Neutral’ declared word of the year

Ghana Institute of Linguistics has declared ‘neutral’ as its 2016 word of the year, reflecting a year dominated by fractious political discourse within the Ghanaian social media community. ‘Neutral’ beat contenders like ‘kpokpogbligbli’ and ‘pro-bono’, after its usage among social media commentators surged over 59,000% in the last week. The adjective has been in existence…

Dubai residents demand apology for Circle interchange comparison

Residents of Dubai are reportedly demanding an immediate apology from the government of Ghana, after officials claimed Accra has been “transformed into Dubai”, following the inauguration of a Brazilian government funded interchange in the heart of the capital city. An official statement said the residents of Dubai have taken offense to the unfavourably comparison, describing…

The Trump Card: Racists, misogynists and bigots all considering career in politics 

Following the shock victory of Donald Trump in the US election, fellow racists, misogynists and bigots are reportedly considering the idea of entering mainstream politics. A bigot who identified himself Mr. Pillock said Donald Trump’s victory meant they can now play ‘The Trump card’ and still expect to win elections. “If you’re a misogynist, racist,…

Mugabe is sending observer mission to ensure US election is ‘free and fair’

Zimbabwe’s long serving leader, Robert Mugabe says he will send an observer mission to monitor the US presidential elections “in order to ensure a free and fair election.” A statement from Harare said “the Zimbabwean delegation will teach Americans about democracy and free and fair elections,” adding that President Mugabe, the 92 year old leader…

Mahama, Akufo-Adoo to debate on whether to debate- IEA 

John Mahama and Nana Akufo-Addo will face off in a debate to decide whether the two presidential candidates should hold a final one-on-one debate before the December elections. The Institute of Economic Affairs said the “debate to decide the debate” should help resolve the recent media discussions regarding the possibility of a presidential debate between…

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