Human Interest

‘Vegas killer shot guard before attack’

‘Vegas killer shot guard before attack’

The man behind the mass shooting in Las Vegas shot and injured a security guard six minutes before carrying out the attack, officials say, in a major change to the timeline of events. Police initially said the guard interrupted Stephen Paddock as the attack was under way. The revelation is likely to raise questions why police were unable to locate […]

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Gunmen kill 2 in attack on varsity convoy in Kenya

Gunmen kill 2 in attack on varsity convoy in Kenya

Two staff members of a Kenyan university were killed south of Mombasa yesterday when gunmen fired on vehicles carrying them and students to their campus, the area police chief said. The identity of the gunmen was unclear. Police in the coastal county of Kwale, where the Technical University of Mombasa (TUM) has a campus, said they could be robbers or […]

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Liberians vote to replace Nobel winner

Liberians vote to replace Nobel winner

Liberians went to the polls to choose a successor to Africa’s first elected female president and Nobel Peace laureate Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. Ex-football star George Weah and Vice-President Joseph Boakai are the main contenders in the race to succeed her. Liberia, founded by freed US slaves in the 19th Century, has not had a smooth transfer of power in 73 […]

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Galamsey activities going on in 8 regions — Amewu

Galamsey activities going on in 8 regions — Amewu

At least four per cent of Ghana’s total land surface of 238,000 sq. km. is “highly degraded” as a result of the galamsey menace, the Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, John Peter Amewu has told Parliament. He said eight of the ten regions of Ghana have illegal mining activities ongoing and it was posing national security threats to the […]

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WE SALUTE GOVERNMENT FOR RESTORING NURSES AND MIDWIVES ALLOWANCES

THE President, Nana Addo Danka Akufo-Addo, yesterday fulfilled one of the campaign promises he made to restore midwives and nursing trainee allowances. The restoration of the allowance marks the fulfillment of government’s determination to walk the talk after it promised to bring back the allowances that was scrapped by the previous National Democratic Congress (NDC) government. Indeed, yesterday would go […]

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A-G stopped from representing Director of Nation Blood Service

Justice Kyei Bafour, a High Court judge has stopped the Attorney-General from defending Dr. Justina Ansah, the Director of National Blood Service, who is sued for alleging that her official driver, Mr. Edward Ghunney tested HIV positive. The judge, in his ruling yesterday, held that the A-G had no locus to provide legal services to the defendants because she was […]

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Murder of Captain Mahama, JB Danquah: 2 judges fume over delay of autopsy

Murder of Captain Mahama, JB Danquah: 2 judges fume over delay of autopsy

Mr. Ebenezer Kweku Ansah, the Presiding magistrate of an Accra district magistrate court, has expressed concern over the delay in submission of the autopsy report of the late Captain Maxwell Adam Mahama. He said he might invite the Head of the Pathology Department of the 37 Military Hospital where the autopsy was conducted  to tell the court why the autopsy […]

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Delta Force 13 now charged with rioting

The 13 suspects of the “Delta Force,” a  vigilante group of the new Patriotic Party  (NPP ),who were facing trial for allegedly assaulting a public officer, appeared  before a circuit court here on Tuesday  with a new charge of rioting, after several adjournments.   This followed the withdrawal of the earlier charges by the Attorney General’s Department.   Earlier the 13 […]

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North Korea hacks US-South Korea war plan

North Korea hacks US-South Korea war plan

Hackers from North Korea are reported to have stolen a large cache of military documents from South Korea, including a plan to assassinate North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un. Rhee Cheol-hee, a South Korean lawmaker, said the information was from his country’s defence ministry. The compromised documents include wartime contingency plans drawn up by the US and South Korea. They also […]

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Eubank demolishes opponent in Super Series quarter final

Eubank demolishes opponent in Super Series quarter final

Super-middleweight Chris Eubank Jr smashed Avni Yildirim to defeat in three rounds in the World Boxing Super Series quarter final at the Hanns-Martin-Schleyer Arena in Stuttgart, Germany on Saturday night. Eubank 26-1; 20 dropped Yildirim 16-1; 10 to one knee in the first round. Chris Junior came into a cauldron of menace and silenced the thousands of haters by demolishing […]

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