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Prêt-À-Poundo: Ghana Fashion And Design Week Launches ETHIKHA

Ghana Fashion and Design Week 2012 launched the first ethical fashion platform in Ghana under its umbrella themed: ETHIKHA.


Ghana Fashion & Design Week is a contemporary international platform envisioned to direct, lead and promote both emerging and established designers to a global audience. GFDW brings together creatively talented fashion and accessories designers in Ghana, and in the Diaspora alongside international designers, to showcase their collections to local and international retail buyers, Africa’s neo-fashion consumers, influential press, media, and fashion savvy celebrities. The event incorporates an outstanding display of fashion shows and a creative exhibition hub that gives fashion and creative businesses in Ghana, and across the globe, the opportunity to exhibit their collections and related creative business services alongside the catwalk shows. The annual event celebration of Ghana’s fashion and creative business industry is set to epitomize the fashion scene in Ghana, with platforms that celebrates Ghanaian and international designers. GFDW is strategically placed to support and strengthen the fashion, textiles and apparel manufacturing industries in Ghana. 

This year, GFDW will launch the first ethical fashion platform in Ghana under its umbrella themed: ETHIKHA — a fashionable platform that represents ethical and sustainable fashion designers to showcase and exhibit their creative work during Ghana Fashion & Design Week. It will showcase a mix range of collections from fashion, accessories, homeware and interior accessories designers.

This Ethical Fashion Platform aims to further create awareness, develop taste and promote the essential message that ethical fashion practices carries through its ETHIKHA platform for creative designers who are commited to design and produced ethically in an eco sustainable environment.

WHEN: October 5th. through October 7th. 2012

WHERE: Mövenpick Ambassador Hotel Accra, Independence Avenue, Ridge, Accra, Ghana

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Sudan Declares State of Emergency, As Military Dissolves Transitional Government

As the North African country edged closer to democracy, Sudan's military has seized power.

Sudan's military has seized power over the North African country, arresting multiple civilian leaders, including the current Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok. The power-sharing, unstable coalition, called the Sovereign Council, was created as a transitional government after the fall of dictator Omar al-Bashir in 2019, in an attempt to move towards a democratic Sudan.

The Sudanese public has been split in recent weeks as groups protested for a military-run state, while others pushed for a civilian lead, democratic nation. Last week, the Prime Minister vocalized his plans towards a full transition to civilian rule, and his plans to have that body in place by November 17, echoing the voices of thousands of Sudanese demonstrators who showed up in hoards to demand that the promise of Sudan's pro-democracy movement be honored. But on Monday the PM and multiple government ministers and officials were placed under arrest, resulting in Sudan's top general's declaring State of Emergency.

General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan said in a televised statement, "To rectify the revolution's course, we have decided to declare a state of emergency nationwide… dissolve the transitional sovereign council, and dissolve the cabinet." His statement came as soldiers fired live rounds at anti-military protestors, outside of the army headquarters in the capital.

Internet services were cut across the country around dawn and the main roads and bridges into Khartoum shut, before soldiers stormed the headquarters of Sudan's state broadcaster in the capital's twin city of Omdurman, the ministry said. After months of rising tensions in the country, army and paramilitary troops have been deployed across the capital city, Khartoum, with the airports and internet access being shut down. As a result of the coup, hundreds of protestors have taken to the streets, demanding the return of a civilian ruled and the transitional government, the BBC reports.

Demonstrators have spread to a number of Sudanese cities including Atbara, Wad Madani, and Port Sudan, and more are expected to attend the call for action. "We will not leave the streets until the civilian government is back and the transition is back," protest attendee Sawsan Bashir told AFP. While demonstrator Haitham Mohamed says, "We are ready to give our lives for the democratic transition in Sudan."


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