Over 100 leading African journalists, democracy and human rights advocates from 52 out of 54 African countries have signed an open letter written to Eritrea’s head of state, President Isaias Aferwerki.
The letter which was released on Monday 10th June 2019, requests of the head of state an opportunity to visit their colleagues incarcerated in Eritrea due to the hostile climate that has prevailed in Eritrea especially for journalists, oppositionists, human rights activists and the proponents of democracy. The group also stated that Eritreans have been incarcerated for political reasons in part creating a climate of fear that has led to considerable migration out of the proud country.
The group of advocates is also expecting that president to take the same bold step taken to normalize relations with Ethiopia on this issue as it would go a long way towards ending Eritrea’s isolation from the larger African family and could help usher her in a new era of prosperity and freedom for your people.
Below is the open letter copied to the press.
Monday, 10th June 2019
DEAR MR PRESIDENT, PLEASE WELCOME US TO ERITREA
AFRICAN DEMOCRACY ADVOCATES, JOURNALISTS AND HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVISTS ASK TO VISIT THEIR INCARCERATED COLLEAGUES IN
One hundred (100) leading African journalists, democracy and human rights advocates took the opportunity on Africa Day – May 25th 2019 to write an open letter to Eritrea’s President Isaias Aferwerki. It is released today Monday 10th June 2019. They requested the head of state an opportunity to visit their colleagues incarcerated in Eritrea.
In a message of solidarity with all the people of Eritrea, the group appreciated the recent progress made by Eritrea in normalizing relations with Ethiopia – two of the Horn Africa’s most vital countries.
They hoped this represented the new era of deepening stability and prosperity in the region They beseeched the President to maintain the momentum of opening up Eritrea after a period of isolation that was not only a loss to Eritrea but to all of Africa. They also observed that basic freedoms and true development go hand in hand.
Additionally, they expressed concern for the hostile climate that has prevailed in Eritrea especially for journalists, oppositionists, human rights activists and the proponents of democracy. They observed that many Eritreans had been incarcerated for political reasons in part creating a climate of fear that has led to considerable migration out of the proud country.
Representing a cross-section of similar journalists and activists from across the African continent, they formally requested to visit their incarcerated colleagues in Eritrea to express not only their solidarity with their Eritrean brothers and sisters but to remind them that Africa will never forget or abandon them.
For more information contact:
Rafael Marques de Morais +244 917 242 438 (WhatsApp), Portuguese and English
John Githongo – +254 738 5626 620 (WhatsApp), English
Farida Nabourema – +1 240 550 0665 (WhatsApp), French and English
Mohamed Keita – +1 917 526 2237 (WhatsApp), French and English
Driver With Car Number GW-1023-16 Runs Away After Hitting Someone | WATCH
A driver with car number GW-1023-16 has been involved in a hit and run.
According to a video shared with us, the unknown driver drove off quickly after hitting a citizen.
Police are then looking for this driver.
Watch the sad video below.
University Of Ghana Disassociates Itself From Nigerian Professor Nwagbara
A few days ago, we published a story about a Nigerian Professor who claimed to be teaching English at the University of Ghana.
The said professor made a shocking revelation about the Ghana police service and how Nigerians have infiltrated the service against the requirements stipulated in the 1992 constitution of Ghana.
Well, the University of Ghana has responded to this and according to them, the professor Mr Austin Nwagbara, is not a lecturer at the University of Ghana and that, the professor was only a visiting scholar in the year 2012.
They have rubbished the claims made by the Professor and disassociated themselves from the professor. The university has issued a press statement to that effect.
The press statement reads;
The University of Ghana’s attention has been drawn to a video circulating on media platforms which features an individual who has been linked to the University of Ghana. Beyond the many provocative statements, he launches into a tirade against universities in Ghana in general, and the University of Ghana in particular.
The said Professor has been identified as Professor Austin Nwagbara, a Nigerian Professor of English who is currently not a member of faculty at the University of Ghana. Our records show that Prof. Nwagbara was a Visiting Scholar at the Department of English during the 2011/12 academic year from August 8, 2011 to July 30, 2012.
The claims Professor Nwagbara makes in the video relating to the University’s sources of income, students fees, etc. are incorrect and do not in any way represent the true facts and figures of the University’s income and state of affairs.
The University of Ghana disassociates itself from the claims Professor Austin Nwagbara makes in the video which we find as mischievous and intended to mislead the public and harm the reputation of the University. The public is advised to treat the contents of the said video with the contempt it deserves.”
The statement was signed by Stella A. Amoa, the Director of Public Affairs of the University of Ghana.
See the press statement below.
I Shop Too Much, I Think I Need Prayers : Jackie Appiah Says
Beautiful Ghanaian actress, Jackie Appiah has revealed in a new video that she’s so obsessed with shopping so much that if her fans don’t pray for her to put an end to it, it might become something else.
The 36- year old actress made the revelation in a BBC Pigdin interview dubbed, ‘Question till mouth pain you’ where delved into the other perspective of her life
“I am a shopperholic. I need prayers. I shop too much” she disclosed. The popular A-list actress and mother of one also talked about how much she loved adventures which has seen her travel to over 100 countries and counting.
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