Human Interest

‘Resource anti-corruption institutions’

‘Resource anti-corruption institutions’

Vitus Azeem, an anti-corruption activist, has urged the government to resource anti-corruption institutions to effectively and efficiently combat corruption. He explained that institutions mandated to fight corruption were not receiving enough support to make them research into new ways of preventing corruption and their existence would amount to nothing if they were not properly resourced. According to him, the Office [...]

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‘South Sudan faces challenges to implement new peace deal’

‘South Sudan faces challenges to implement new peace deal’

UN Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix said Tuesday that South Sudanese parties face daunting challenges in implementing a new peace agreement.   “The deal signed yesterday by South Sudanese President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar is an important milestone as it provides a roadmap for peace through reform, political transformation, security, socio-economic development, and national reconciliation,” Lacroix [...]

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Showdown looms between Uganda Police Bobie Wine

Showdown looms between Uganda Police Bobie Wine

Police in Uganda have warned that any welcoming rally for musician-turned-MP Bobi Wine will be unlawful. Police said they expect Bobi Wine – whose real name is Robert Kyagulanyi – to abide by traffic laws when he returns on Thursday. He has been in the US for medical treatment after allegedly being tortured by the military. Security agencies had received [...]

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Speaker recalls Parliament to consider urgent matters on Monday

Speaker recalls Parliament to consider urgent matters on Monday

MEMBERS of Parliament have been recalled from recess for a five-day emergency meeting, starting Monday, September 24, 2018, to consider some unfinished businesses of the last meeting.   In a letter inviting the 275 members back to the House, Speaker of Parliament, Prof. Aaron Mike Oquaye, said the lawmakers would be expected to consider “some urgent parliamentary businesses.”   “In [...]

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Nigerian military struggles against IS in West Africa

Islamist militants have killed hundreds of soldiers in attacks in northeastern Nigeria in recent weeks, security and military sources say. It has forced a turnaround in the course of an insurgency which the government has frequently claimed to have vanquished. The fatigued, ill-equipped government troops have reached breaking point, they said. The setback in the war against Islamic State in [...]

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GHANA, BURKINA FASO SUMMIT COMMENDABLE

GHANA and Burkina Faso relationship has been taken a notch higher following the summit in Accra, between President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and his counterpart, President Roch Marc Christian Kabore. The visit could be termed reciprocal by the Burkinabe leader, after a similar one by President Akufo-Addo in the past. Anytime the two leaders meet, it is to rekindle the [...]

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2 arrested for attempting to traffic ‘wee’

2 arrested for attempting to traffic ‘wee’

Two persons who allegedly attempted to traffic narcotics drugs through the courier service have been nabbed by the officials of the Narcotics Control Board (NACOB) in Accra. The suspects are Daniel Newman Teye, 32 and Kwasi Kumi Otenpong, 29, also known as Timmy. A press release issued by NACOB and sighted by the Ghanaian Times stated the two are in [...]

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Court rules on Afia Schwarzenegger, husband case, Oct. 2

An Accra circuit court has fixed Monday, October 8 to deliver its ruling in a case involving Valentina Nana Agyeiwa, also known as Afia Schwarzenegger, a television host and a comedian and the former husband, Lawrence Abrokwah.   Counsel for Abrokwah (defendant) has filed a submission of no case filed on his behalf.   The court has ordered the defence [...]

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Tarkwa-Nsuaem accident: Bus overloaded

It has now emerged that the Benz Sprinter bus that was involved in an accident leading to the death of seven pupils at Dompim, on the Tarkwa-Nsuaem highways in the Western Region on Monday was overloaded. Police sources at Tarkwa revealed to the Ghanaian Times that the bus was carrying about 50 pupils of Learners’ Bridge Academy at the time [...]

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Olympics: Beijing told to stage responsible games

Olympics: Beijing told to stage responsible games

International Olympic Committee (IOC) Coordination Commission chair Juan Antonio Samaranch has encouraged Beijing 2022 to deliver the most ‘intelligent’ Olympic Games, rather than seeking to host the biggest or most extravagant edition. Samaranch, officially chairing the Commission for the first time, began the two-day visit with an optimistic message for Beijing 2022. The Spaniard insisted that organisers would need to ensure [...]

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