Human Interest

SC dismisses Woyome’s applications

SC dismisses Woyome’s applications

By a unanimous decision, the five-member panel of judges of the Supreme Court (SC) yesterday dismissed two separate applications filed by Mr. Alfred Agbesi Woyome, regarding the vigorous efforts of the Attorney-General to make him pay back the judgement debt he collected from the state unconstitutionally. The first application to be dismissed was the motion he filed on Monday, November […]

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Vehicle owners, traders face hardship at Yapei Buipe … following closure of bridges

Vehicle owners and traders in the northern part of the country are fuming at the Ministry of Roads and Highways for the temporary closure of the Yapei and Buipe bridges. Stranded passengers and drivers at the Yepei bridge said that the closure of the two bridges had brought untold hardship to the people of the Northern Region. Mallam Yakubu Husein, […]

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Scientific confab on medical products begins in Accra

Scientific confab on medical products begins in Accra

The third Biennial Scientific Conference on Medical Products Regulation in Africa is underway in Accra. Organised under the theme “Sustaining the Momentum for Regulatory Harmonisation in Africa”, the conference seeks a collaborative approach in improving the fragmented regulatory system for medicinal products registration across the continent. The two-day event also offers the opportunity for a review of the progress made […]

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Pope begins tricky Myanmar trip

Pope begins tricky Myanmar trip

Pope Francis has arrived in Myanmar for the first papal visit to a country widely accused this year of ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims. The focus is likely to be on whether he uses the term “Rohingya” to describe the group, who the US and UN say are the victims of ethnic cleansing. Myanmar officials reject the term, raising fears […]

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Rival candidates claim Honduras vote win

Rival candidates claim Honduras vote win

Honduras’s President Juan Orlando Hernández and opposition leader Salvador Nasralla have both declared victory in Sunday’s presidential poll. Supporters of the two candidates have been celebrating on the streets. With 57 per cent of votes counted, the electoral tribunal has so far given Mr Nasralla the lead. He has just over 45 per cent of the vote and Mr Hernández […]

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All must support Commission of Inquiry for the creation of new regions

ONGOING at Osu Castle, the former seat of government, is the in-camera sitting of the Commission of Inquiry set up for the creation or otherwise of new regions in the country. Chaired by Justice Stephen Allan Brobbey, a retired Supreme Court Judge, the nine member commission which started work last Tuesday, is to hear petitions from Western, Volta, Brong Ahafo […]

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Upper East CEPS busts car syndicate

The Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority in the Upper East Region has “busted a new modus operandi” by a syndicate of smugglers and tax evaders who operate along the Tema-Paga-Burkina Faso corridor.   As a result CEPS patrol on  November 22, 2017 arrested and  impounded a Mercedes Benz saloon Car S320 which was using a fake Diplomatic Car (CD) number […]

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4 soldiers brutalise 2 civilians in Ho

4 soldiers brutalise 2 civilians in Ho

Four military personnel from the 66 Artillery Regiment in Ho, including a lieutenant, allegedly captured two auto-electricians and brutalised them at the barracks, for refusing to sell an automobile spare part to soldiers. The soldiers were said to have forced their captives to roll on the ground and walk with their hands with their legs raised, while they were whipped […]

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Police grab 23 alleged sex workers

Police grab 23 alleged sex workers

A total of 23 alleged sex workers were yesterday rounded up by the Cantonments Police in Accra, in a two-hour night swoop, across various areas in Accra. The sex workers were apprehended near Togo and Italian Embassies, Cantonments, Danquah Circle, and Oxford Street, in Osu. They were 12 Nigerians, four Ghanaians, two Togolese, two Liberians, a Beninoi  and a Cameroonian. […]

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Dagbon youth must be supported to bring peace

Dagbon youth must be supported to bring peace

Nana Yaw Osei-Darkwa, a  non-violence expert has called on Ghanaians, especially those from the three northern regions to support the initiative by the youth of Dagbon to find a lasting peace in Dagbon   Some concerned youth from both sides of the chieftaincy divide in Dagbon, on Monday embarked on a peace march dubbed, “Diwumti” in Yendi to protest further […]

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