Human Interest

Protection for Zuma critic after death threats

Protection for Zuma critic after death threats

South African parliament and police are to provide security for an African National Congress (ANC) MP after a number of death threats against her. Parliamentary spokesman Moloto Mothapo said the decision followed a security assessment that confirmed “a security threat existed” against Makhosi Khoza. Ms Khoza has been a prominent critic of President Jacob Zuma and corruption within the governing […]

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ICC to rule on release of Ivory Coast ex-leader

ICC to rule on release of Ivory Coast ex-leader

War crimes judges will rule whether former Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo can be released from prison for the rest of his trial on charges arising from deadly election violence in 2010. Gbagbo, the first ex-head of state to be tried by the International Criminal Court (ICC), has appealed a March decision that he must stay behind bars in a UN detention centre […]

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WE APPLAUD PRESIDENT FOR COMMITMENT TO FIGHT GALAMSEY

TUESDAY, July 18, 2017 would be another remarkable day in the history of Ghanaian politics, as it was the day President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo held his first encounter with the media.  The event took place at the Flagstaff House, the seat of government.  In attendance were his Vice, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia and some ministers of state. The encounter was […]

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Job 600 building sealed off for investigation into fire outbreak

Job 600 building sealed off for investigation into fire outbreak

The Job 600 building, the edifice which houses the offices of Members of Parliament, was cordoned off yesterday following the fire outbreak on the tenth floor on Tuesday. Other administrative staff of Parliament who also have their offices on the 13-storey facility could also not access their offices. Throughout the day, police and fire service personnel deployed from Parliament’s police […]

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Govt abrogates $13m Volta Star Textile contract

Govt abrogates $13m Volta Star Textile contract

Government has abrogated a US$13 million contract with Bullion Group Consortium, an investor in the Volta Star Textiles Limited at Juapong in North Tongu Constituency in the Volta Region. This is because Bullion Group Consortium has failed to make any payment several months after it won the bid to control 70 per cent shares in the Juapong based company. “The […]

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19 Lapaz residents fined for insanitary practice

The Abeka Sanitation and Motor District Magistrate court has convicted and fined 19 out of 21 people to a total of GH¢720.00 for dumping refuse at unauthorised places. They could go to jail for six months in default. The court, however, deferred judgment on two of the accused, Gafah Micahel and Alex Dankwah, to July 24, to make arrangement for […]

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Suspected commercial sex worker found dead at Teshie

Suspected commercial sex worker found dead at Teshie

Residents of Teshie, a suburb of Accra, were thrown into a state of shock when a suspected commercial sex worker was found murdered in cold blood in her room. The deceased, identified only as Chioma, a Nigerian, and believed to be in her 30s, was found dead  in a pool of blood with knife wounds all over her body. A […]

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Major Mahama ‘killers’ seek God’s intervention… In court with religious books

Major Mahama ‘killers’ seek God’s intervention… In court with religious books

The 19 suspects standing trial for the alleged murder of the late Major Maxwell Adam Mahama, at Denkyira-Obuasi in the Central Region, yesterday appeared in the Accra Central District Court, holding religious books. It is an apparent effort to seek God’s intervention in the case. The book titled, “How to be Born Again and Avoid Hell,” is authored by Bishop […]

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Mandela Day commemorated in South Africa

Mandela Day commemorated in South Africa

The Nelson Mandela International Day must be used to unify South Africans and everyone who lives in South Africa, several South Africans and immigrants in Johannesburg said on Tuesday. The day is an opportunity to deal with issues of inequity and xenophobia which are derailing social cohesion and economic development of South Africa, they said. “This is an important day […]

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Zimbabwe’s electoral body ready for 2018 polls

Zimbabwe’s electoral body ready for 2018 polls

Zimbabwe’s electoral body said Tuesday it is well prepared to hold elections set for mid 2018 and voter education is due to start soon. Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) chairperson Rita Makarau told a parliamentary committee that it will soon start countrywide voter education which will pave way for biometric voter registration exercise to be completed by December. “We must complete voter registration […]

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