LOME, Togo, August 22, 2018/ — Ecobank Transnational Incorporated, ETI, the Lome-based parent company of the Ecobank Group announces the appointment of Josephine Anan-Ankomah as Group Executive, Commercial Banking with immediate effect. This appointment follows an internal recruitment process. As a member of the Group Executive Committee, Josephine Anan-Ankomah will report to the Group CEO.
The position of Group Executive, Commercial Banking became vacant following the appointment of Laurence do Rego to the position of Senior Advisor in the Group CEO’s Office.
Prior to this appointment, Josephine Anan-Ankomah was the Managing Director of Ecobank Gambia.
Josephine Anan-Ankomah is a well-rounded banker with over 25 years’ experience within Ecobank, having joined Ecobank Ghana in 1992 as a Treasury Officer. She has held various senior positions within the bank, such as Regional Treasurer in several affiliates of the Group, Chief Operating Officer at regional level, Head of Corporate Strategy and Business Development (Ecobank Ghana) and Deputy Head – Investment Banking Group (Ecobank Ghana).
Josephine Anan-Ankomah holds an MBA in Finance from the University of Ghana and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Sociology from the same university. She is also a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants of Ghana.
Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Ecobank.
Washington DC – The National Black Church Initiative (NBCI) a faith-based coalition of 34,000 churches comprised of 15 denominations and 15.7 million African Americans, says that the Paul Manafort case is an acute example of how white males have traditionally gained wealth. Through lying, cheating, stealing and not paying taxes.
This is nothing new. It is as old as the Scriptures. The first thing is that they are rarely prosecuted for white collar crime. The Obama Justice Department refused to prosecute any of the eleven white bankers who destroyed the economy. Their rationale was that they should spend time on healing the economy as opposed to going after those who destroyed the economy.
In other words, they allowed white males who committed over 4,000 multiple banking felonies to walk free and on top of that gave them $700,000,000,000.00 of our money. Every single white male who participated in the housing crisis 10-years ago is still rich and free and they have maintained their wealth through lying, cheating and stealing.
Rev. Anthony Evans, President of the National Black Church Initiative says, “This country has been very clear concerning white males. If you are rich, white and well connected, the law does not apply to you. But, if you are poor or even rich and Black and you commit any sort of felony or misdemeanor you will be prosecuted to the fullest extent and thrown into jail for the lengthiest amount of time. Justice is not only denied it is downright unfair.”
Manafort would have never been prosecuted if he never accepted to be chairman of President Trump’s election campaign. He would have floated under the radar. It is only because of his involvement with Russia and the Russia meddling investigation, coupled with Trump’s historic unpredictable win, that he was prosecuted. This does not change the fact that white males who commit multiple felonies are rarely prosecuted or even caught at all.
It seems also that the head of major pharmaceutical companies that have caused the deaths of over 350,000,000 Americans overdosing on their opioid drugs, will never be tried for murder nor prosecuted. They will be able to keep their wealth through lying cheating and stealing.
JUBA, South Sudan, August 10, 2018/ — South Sudan’s State Ministry of Health (SMH) and program partners gathered in Rock City health center last Tuesday, 7 August 2018 to celebrate the final day of World Vision’s weeklong breastfeeding campaign. This year’s global campaign theme was “Breastfeeding: Foundation of life”.
World Vision was able to bring awareness to an estimated 15, 000 people in 11 locations around Juba, the country’s capital city. Apart from the activities conducted in the health centers and villages, the nutrition team also used radio programs and role plays to educate and promote.
Mothers role-play unhealthy practices: Many people in South Sudan still go to witchcraft or herbalists to treat their children. World Vision’s mother-to-mother support group performs a drama to demonstrate the behaviors and activities in the communities that could put their children’s health and even their lives at risk.
Lactating and pregnant mothers converged in Rock City Primary Health Care Unit that was elevated to primary health care center during the occasion, and listened to different experts who explained to them the importance of exclusive breastfeeding.
“Breastfeeding is an easy way to provide food for the children and ensure strong immune system to fight different diseases,” says Dan Kwaje, the Nutrition Coordinator in the SMH. He advised that mothers should still breastfeed children even when they unexpectedly become pregnant until they give birth to the baby and breastfeed them all.
Senesie Joseph, UNICEF’s nutrition specialist encouraged mothers to breastfeed within the first hour after birth as breast milk is their only food. He added that mothers should introduce complementary food and water after the six months but continue to breastfeed until the child is two years or more. Babies should be introduced to family food after one year.
“Breastfeeding prevents malnutrition,” says Rita Juan, the representative of the National Ministry of Health, adding that if the mother leaves for work, she should extract her breast milk, keep it in a clean container to feed the baby for the next eight hours. She further encouraged all mothers to give birth in the hospital.
Dr. Jamal Hassan from the SMH explained that exclusive breastfeeding prevents chances of conceiving un-wanted pregnancy and added that when a child is being breastfed, the baby should be allowed for as long as he or she wants it. He discouraged mothers against traditional cultural practices of introducing some food substances to the baby immediately after birth.
World Vision’s nutrition program has reached close to 200,000 people in South Sudan, over 100,000 of these are children. As of August 2018, World Vision’s programs in the country that also includes food security and livelihood, health, protection, education, shelter and non-food items, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) have assisted over 1.7 million in the country.
I have recently completed an educational task of visiting every neighborhood in the Bronx and walking through the enclaves of every ethnic grouping concentrations in our gorgeous mosaic.
During my walk through, I observed Bronx groupings from all walks of life, nationalities, races, religions, ethnicity, and socioeconomic backgrounds mightily striving to make their Bronx homes homey, their neighborhoods livable, and their Bronx communities comfort zones for their families.
Each group (native or recent) naturally attracts its folk-kind into its old, new, revived, or gentrifying neighborhoods for greater familial ties within their social comfort zones.
Based on this experience, I now transform my Bronx integration crusade into Bronx grouping empowerment since we’re more comfortable and function optimally in our comfort zones. I am taking this crusade further for sure!
For I no longer think it’s a racist or prejudice for Bronx folks to prefer to live within streets/neighborhoods with folks who share their nationalities, religions, races, ethnicities, lifestyles, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
Furthermore, our strong Bronx unity and pride don’t require our uniformity or conformity. Indeed this Bronx cultural rainbow makes us divinely exotic and amazing.
Let us embrace diverse neighborhoods in our gorgeous Bronx County. Let proud Bronxites from all stripes live wherever they feel more comfortable, happier and closely connected.
Finally, it’s not integration for me, it’s empowerment that matters most for the proud Bronx groups who have been making their various Bronx homes homey for their blessed future Bronxites.
So whichever part of the Bronx one calls home, one must strive mightily in that quarter to make it homey for all, and never tolerate its public safety and quality of life deterioration. I love my Bronx! #ilovethebronx #parkchestertimes #thepeacecounty #godscountry #bronxstrong #nyclove #nypen www.parkchestertimes.com
WELCOME TO THE BRONX! THE GOD’S COUNTRY, per BP.
At Parkchester Strong Women’s Community Empowerment demonstrated about We Demand Safe Road. In U.S.A. all the drivers are driving their commercial or residential vehicles after getting the valid license and/or inspecting their vehicles each and every year. Even though few road accidents showed up few times. And also thousands of Bengalis are living in U.S.A. And now a days and back few years lots of road accidents happened and lots of people died for these accidents in Bangladesh on that note this Organization got together to have safe road for the sake of peaceful land. In this demonstration attended Monica Haque, Salema Khatun, Mouri Haque, Farida Akhter, Jesmine Akhter, Shalina Hossain, Rexona Choudhry, Nazia Jannat, Mohamed Mouj, Niaz Haque, Banty, Princess Ibtihaj, Abul Bashar, Ahmed Rukon Edson Rocha and Annaly Beatrice.
Soulaymane Porgo of Burkina Faso, the Street Vendor who was viciously knocked-out unconscious and left for dead in the street by a mob of 7 criminals who were stealing his merchandise, is back in the same spot with stronger resolved selling his wares again. I stopped by to see him today. He is an international inspiration. The whole world felt his near death experience. I am glad a great, hardworking folk like him survived and continues on as if nothing had happened to him. His strong faith and appreciation of life are special gifts for the selected few. Please continue to pray for him and his lovely wife who is with him right here. I am happy and inspired by his full recovery. #soulaymeneporgo #gangfreezone #cppo #cpsp #bronxattitude
Sheikh Musa Drammeh
African Union Day Foundation
LAGOS, Nigeria, July 20, 2018/ — Kaspersky Lab experts have discovered the distribution of an unusual fraudulent scheme that tricks users into parting with their time and their data, for no return. By creating fake websites for the free generation of gift cards, cybercriminals are able to “sell” users’ data to third party partner sites, to which they redirect victims.
While industry and law enforcement agencies from around the world are busy fighting against cybercrime, criminals themselves are constantly looking for new ways of earning money – other than just malware. Offering something valuable free of charge is always an enticing piece of marketing, and criminals can take advantage of this. Websites that offer customers the option of freely generating gift cards for well-known companies – like iTunes, Google Play, Amazon, or Steam – are nothing new. For example, legitimate apps like Tokenfire and Swagbucks buy card codes from vendors, to then give them to clients as a reward for certain activities. Criminals have apparently recognised the popularity of such websites and have decided to deceive users using a simple algorithm.
When on the fake site, the user is asked to select the gift card he/she wants in order to receive the code. After that, the fraudulent mechanism is set in motion. To get the generated code, however, the user needs to prove that he/she is not a robot. To do this, the user has to follow the suggested link and complete various tasks, the number and type of which are determined by the partner network to which the user is redirected. For example, he/she may be asked to fill in a form, leave a phone number or email address, subscribe to a paid SMS-message, install adware, and so on.
The result is predictable: either victims get tired of doing endless tasks, or they finally get the useless code. The earnings for criminals range from a few cents per every click on a desired link, to several dozen dollars for filling in a form or subscribing to paid services. Thus, the criminals make a profit virtually for nothing, getting paid from the user’s actions on the websites of third-party partners, who, for their part, also benefit by getting access to personal data which can be used for private purposes.
“The success of these new fraud schemes is based on criminals exploiting the drive of users to get something for free. However, at best they will spend hours of personal time doing worthless tasks, and at worst – lose money without receiving anything in return. So, if you want to get your hands on a free gift card, try to earn it on legal and trustworthy sites,”said Lyubov Nikolenko, web content analyst, Kaspersky Lab.
To avoid falling for cybercriminals’ fraudulent schemes and losing personal data, Kaspersky Lab researchers suggest that users follow a few simple rules:
•Remember that there is no such thing as a free lunch and always treat offers that seem too tempting to be true with skepticism.
•Check the HTTPS connection and domain name when you open a webpage. This is especially important when you are using websites which contain sensitive data – such as sites for online banking, online shops, email, social media sites etc.
•Never share your sensitive data, such as logins and passwords, bank card data etc., with a third party. Official companies will never ask for data like this via email.
•Do not spread questionable links among your friends.
•Check with the company if it really is giving out gift codes, and whether the site is its official partner. To do this, contact the official support service by reaching out on the official website of the company.
• Use a reliable security solution with behavior-based anti-phishing technologies to detect and block spam and phishing attacks, such as Kaspersky Total Security, which blocks fake gift card sites.
Richard and Maureen Condon were married at St. Helena Catholic Church, Bronx on July 19, 1958, and on Sunday they renewed their wedding vows during the 10:30 AM Mass. The Condons were classmates in second grade at St. Helena School, and they re-met each other at a St. Helena Dance. Maureen graduated in the third graduating class from St. Helena High School for Girls. Richard was a police officer, and they have three children and three grandchildren. Congratulations.
Washington DC – The National Black Church Initiative (NBCI) a faith-based coalition of 34,000 churches comprised of 15 denominations and 15.7 million African Americans, is adding the voice of its 15.7 million members in recognizing Nelson Mandela’s 100th birthday. Nelson Mandela is our African Elder.
Rev. Anthony Evans, President of the National Black Church Initiative says, “Nelson Mandela represents to me, a personal hero who has overcome white supremacy.”
Every African in modern times should have the fortitude, the consistency, the toughness for armed struggle against apartheid of the mind and the soul. No African should ever have a psychological problem concerning self-esteem. They simply should know that they are the genesis of mankind. The question is asked, what should we be gleaming from the life of Nelson Mandela? The Black Church can think of three critical principles:
1) He is an African elder, someone who has lived wisdom, embodied it and represents wisdom by allowing God to lead him.
2) His life represents a way in which every African on the continent and the diaspora can destroy white supremacy.
3) His life represents a new style of bold leadership consisting of strategic humility and moral armed struggle to take what is rightfully yours as an African.
The world will paint Nelson Mandela as a multiculturalist. As someone who can bring the races together. As someone who avoids war while being beaten, stomped and spit upon. Whites want you to believe that this is the correct methodology. When they brutally beat you, they want you to turn the other cheek. Before you are able to turn the other cheek, you must stop them from beating you. Every African goal in life should not allow whites to have influence over their being from birth to grave.