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December, 2017

  • 11 December

    Violence Against Women: Why the UN Secretary-General Got it Wrong

    In his remarks on the recent International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women – see ‘Violence Against Women is Fundamentally About Power’ – United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres inadvertantly demonstrated why well-meaning efforts being undertaken globally to reduce violence against women fail to make any progress in addressing …

October, 2017

  • 30 October

    A Nonviolent Strategy to End Violence and Avert Human Extinction

    Around the world activists who are strategic thinkers face a daunting challenge to effectively tackle the multitude of violent conflicts, including the threat of human extinction, confronting human society in the early 21st century. I wrote that ‘activists who are strategic thinkers face a daunting challenge’ because there is no …

  • 17 October

    The Psychology of Mass Killers: What causes it? How can you prevent it?

    In Las Vegas on 1 October 2017, it appears that one man (although it might have been more) killed 59 people and shot and injured another 241 (with almost 300 more injured while fleeing). The incident got a lot of publicity, partly because the man managed to kill more people …

  • 7 October

    URI-Africa, WPPS dedicate Peace Pole to the People of South Sudan

    The Africa Regional Chapter of United Religions Initiative (URI Africa) and World Peace Prayer Society (WPPS) have agreed to work in partnership to promote a culture of peace in Africa through the universal peace prayer of May Peace Prevail on Earth. The two organizations dedicated a Peace Pole to the …

  • 3 October

    Gandhi’s Truth: Ending Human Violence One Commitment at a Time

    Gandhi Jayanti – 2 October, the date of Mohandas K. Gandhi’s birth in 1869 and the International Day of Nonviolence – offers an opportunity to reflect on human violence and to ponder ways to end it. There may be a fast way to end human violence but, if there is, …

  • 2 October

    Soldiers in Cameroon shoot dead several independence activists

    Soldiers killed at least eight people and wounded others in Cameroon’s restless English-speaking regions on Sunday. Activists held protests calling for independence from the majority Francophone nation. Government forces in the central African nation killed at least eight people and wounded several more amid a crackdown on activists who wish …

September, 2017

  • 14 September

    Nigerian Ambassadors for Peace to launch South East Peace Council

    The Universal Peace Federation, an interreligious and international NGO dedicated to the building of world peace has pledge to mobilize her growing network of Ambassadors for Peace to establish the South East Peace Council (SEPC) as a response to the challenges facing the zone and Nigeria. As a follow up …

  • 2 September

    Government to upgrade Immigration Academy and Training School

    Deputy Minister for Interior Henry Quartey has expressed government’s commitment in making the Ghana Immigration Academy and Training School a well-resourced centre of excellence in the sub-region. He said government would provide the needed logistics and infrastructure to develop the Immigration Academy and Training School into an internationally acclaimed Immigration …

August, 2017

  • 18 August

    Be calm but alert – Lt. Col Amponsah tells Ghanaians

    In the wake of terror attacks in neighbouring countries, the Command Operations Officer (COO) at the Southern Command of the Ghana Armed Forces Lt. Col Isaac Amponsah has advised Ghanaians to be calm but alert. He said although the Ghana Armed Forces is ready to fight any of attacks, they …

  • 16 August

    Ghana Military reaffirms readiness to fight terror attack

    The Ghana military has reaffirmed their readiness to fight against any external aggression in the country with the launch of ‘Operation Cat Chase’ at the Bundase Training Academy. The stimulation exercise nicknamed ‘Exercise Starlight Stretch’ is being held under the auspices of the Southern Command of the Ghana Armed Forces …