Human Interest

Israel blames Syria for Russian deaths

Israel blames Syria for Russian deaths

Israel says Syria is to blame for the deaths of 15 Russian aircrew shot down by Syrian forces after Israel launched an air raid on the city of Latakia. Israel “expressed sorrow” for the deaths but blamed “extensive and inaccurate” Syrian anti-aircraft fire. The Il-20 plane was downed over the Mediterranean Sea on Monday evening. Russia initially blamed “irresponsible” Israeli [...]

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50,000 degraded land earmarked for bamboo plantation

50,000 degraded land earmarked for bamboo plantation

About 50,000 hectares of degraded lands in Ghana’s forest reserves has been earmarked for bamboo plantation, as part of the Ghana Forest Plantation Development Strategic Plan. Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, Mr Kwaku Asomah-Cheremeh, explained that the development of the plantation was to raise different species of bamboo that could absorb chemical contents such as mercury, which was used [...]

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STANDARD AND POOR’S RATING OF GHANA’S ECONOMY CALLS FOR MORE WORK

THE Standard and Poor’s Financial Service Company LLC (S&P), one of the  three credible rating agencies, in a report, upgraded the country to B rating category, up from B-, based on the policy effectiveness and stable economic outlook. The rating of the economy comes at the time that there is heated public debate about the performance of the economy, especially [...]

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Renewed clashes in South Sudan

Renewed clashes in South Sudan

South Sudanese President Salva Kiir on Monday called on rebel leader Riek Machar to discuss the latest reports of fighting in Yei days after the warring parties signed a revitalised peace deal to end the five-year strife in the east African nation. Kiir told the crowds of mourners that he telephoned rebel leader early Monday to discuss reports of fighting [...]

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MPs heckle Zimbabwe president

MPs heckle Zimbabwe president

Zimbabwean opposition lawmakers walked out of President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s state of the nation address to parliament on Tuesday, signaling their lingering bitterness after losing a disputed July 30 presidential and parliamentary elections. Members of Parliament (MPs) from the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) that is led by Nelson Chamisa heckled Mnangagwa when he started reading his speech before filing out. [...]

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UK freezes aid to Zambia over corruption

UK freezes aid to Zambia over corruption

The UK government has frozen direct financial aid to the Zambian government after concerns about widespread corruption. A Zambian government spokesman admitted to the BBC that $4.3m (£3.3m) meant for poor families had gone missing. The government is committed to taking action but needs to wait for the final results of its four-month audit, the spokesman added. Ireland, Finland and [...]

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Police impound 40 motorcycles in Accra

Police impound 40 motorcycles in Accra

More than 40 motorcycles have been impounded by the Police in the Accra metropolis during an operation by the Central Motor Traffic and Transport Department(C/MTTU). The exercise which was conducted on Monday and Tuesday was carried out by the ‘Red Light Team’ of the C/MTTU to ensure sanity on the roads. Some of the riders were arrested for jumping red [...]

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6 arraigned for under-age marriage

6 arraigned for under-age marriage

Six persons have appeared before an Accra circuit court for forcing a 12-year old girl into marriage at Abeka Zongo in Accra. The victim’s parents, together with the supposed husband and his parents as well as an Abeka Imam, who witnessed the marriage ceremony were those arraigned. The 12-year old victim was made to marry a 26-year old man known [...]

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7 pupils die in gory accident at Tarkwa-Nsuaem

7 pupils die in gory accident at Tarkwa-Nsuaem

Residents in the Tarkwa-Nsuaem municipality and its environs were on Monday in the state of grief when seven children died in a gory accident at Dompim on the Agona Nkwanta-Tarkwa highways in the Tarkwa -Nsuaem municipality. Seven others including a teacher are said to be in critical condition. They were taken to the 37 Military and Effia Nkwanta Regional hospitals, [...]

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ATE OFOSU-AMAAH PASSES ON.

The death has been reported in Accra of Mr. V. Ate Ofosu-Amaah, aged 76. He was a former Executive Director of the Ghana Commercial Bank and a past president of the Ghana Institute of Engineers. He was brother to Prof. Samuel O. Ofosu-Amaah, Prof. G.K.A. Ofosu-Amaah and Mrs. May Nartey. He is survived by his wife Naa Lamiley, son, Nii [...]

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