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'Racist' Gandhi statue removed from University of Ghana

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12 Jun 2019 14:01 #372324 by chairman
A statue of Mahatma Gandhi, the famed Indian independence leader, has been removed from a university campus in Ghana's capital, Accra.

University of Ghana lecturers began a petition for its removal shortly after it was unveiled in 2016 by India's former President Pranab Mukherjee.

The petition said Gandhi was "racist" and African heroes should be put first.

In the wake of the row, Ghana's government at the time said the statue would be relocated.

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Lecturers and students told the BBC that the statue, originally located at the university's recreational quadrangle, had been removed on Wednesday.

The university confirmed this, saying that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration was responsible.

Law student Nana Adoma Asare Adei told the BBC: "Having his statue means that we stand for everything he stands for and if he stands for these things [his alleged racism], I don't think we should have his statue on campus."

Mahatma Gandhi was one of the most celebrated figures of the 20th Century. He is best known for leading non-violent resistance to British colonial rule in India.

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12 Jun 2019 14:02 #372325 by chairman
However, as a young man he lived and worked in South Africa, and although he has inspired people throughout the world his comments on black Africans have been controversial.

In his early writings he referred to black South Africans as "kaffirs" - a highly offensive racist slur. He also said that Indians were "infinitely superior" to black people.

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12 Jun 2019 14:18 - 12 Jun 2019 14:22 #372328 by ketchim
This is an old story I had reported here years ago.
Would be interesting to know IF the statue was indeed Relocated
OR if it was deposited in the river ~

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12 Jun 2019 14:27 #372330 by chairman
GUYANA and Ghana have signed an agreement to abolish the visa requirement for citizens desirous of travelling between the two countries.

The agreement, in the form of a Memorandum of Understanding, was signed by Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Karen Cummings and her Ghanaian counterpart, Shirley Botchwey, on Tuesday, in the presence of President David Granger and Ghanaian President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, during a bilateral meeting at State House. The MoU will also pave the way for increased cooperation, collaboration and trade.

Addressing journalists shortly after the signing of the MoU, Director General of the Ministry of the Presidency, Joseph Harmon, explained that the agreement to abolish the visa requirement will pave the way for increased travel between the two nations.

“What it means is that persons who are holders of diplomatic, official and regular Guyanese passports can travel to Ghana and likewise, Ghanaians can come to Guyana without the requirement of a visa. In the initial stages, they will be entitled to at least 90 days [three months] without having to renew but after 90 days, then there will be a requirement for renewal based on the laws of the respective countries,” the Director General explained. He emphasized that this agreement intends to facilitate hassle-free travel between the two countries.

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12 Jun 2019 14:33 - 12 Jun 2019 14:33 #372331 by ketchim
President Granger bringing in Ghana population in time for Elections ?
hhhhhmmmmm....
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12 Jun 2019 14:35 #372332 by chairman
he making the population equal

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12 Jun 2019 14:44 #372333 by ketchim
Irfaan and Jagdeo should bring in from UP and Bihar
to counter the African growth in population.
These Indians must be from oil producing states ~ ;)

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12 Jun 2019 17:43 #372337 by chairman
Hahaaa

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12 Jun 2019 17:46 #372338 by mapoui

chairman wrote: he making the population equal


how many does the president count...100K ghanaians?

thats great fuh one man.

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12 Jun 2019 17:51 #372339 by mapoui
"or I see! the president mys,be walkin' with a big posse he going to leave behind"

I cant imagine Ghanans leaving Ghana to go settle in Guyana. Ghana is a more developed country than Guyana

go figure :unsure: :unsure: :unsure:

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12 Jun 2019 20:31 #372341 by chairman
They will leave Ghana

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12 Jun 2019 22:31 - 13 Jun 2019 11:50 #372343 by mapoui
deh will leave Ghana to go BG?

not even allyuh want to live in BG! all ah allyuh live in Canada/USA..not BG! so Ghanans go go and replace Guyanans?

Never! deh will quicker go Guelph or Niagara

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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13 Jun 2019 09:54 #372344 by The Captain
they will be more welcomed in banana republic before tricky's

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13 Jun 2019 11:59 - 13 Jun 2019 11:59 #372355 by mapoui

The Captain wrote: they will be more welcomed in banana republic before tricky's


eiy! Yo! we had oil before allyuh cud spell the word. we still have oil and the biggest oil refineries in the world.

and we get wood fuh it long time now. so allyuh have a source of experience an' model, allyuh cyan tap in to, to show allyuh how to take oil wood with a smile an' ah laff an' go orn living taking more

it ent even have enuff ah we in Titty what we comin' to BG for..to go over again what we take in Titty for 100 plus years in we own oil patch?

no man! No! we not comin'! is allyuh turn now. we have to give allyuh allyuh space! and remember is not oil dat does grease the wood properly..but oil derivative Vaseline.

at least I cyan gih allyuh dat. doh say we nevah did nutten to help allyuh dong deh. V-A-S-E-L-I-N-E if yuh have trouble spelling it
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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13 Jun 2019 18:18 #372373 by ketchim

mapoui wrote: deh will leave Ghana to go BG? so Ghanans go go and replace Guyanans?

Never! deh will quicker go Guelph or Niagara :lol: :

Guelph and Niagra Falls dont have OIL

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