Author Archives: Farida Yusif

Kumasi: Fire guts cars, repair shop at Sofoline

Four cars and a vehicle repair shop have been ravaged by fire at Sofoline a suburb of the Ashanti Regional capital, Kumasi. According to eyewitnesses, the fire started about 7:30 pm yesterday [Friday]. [contextly_sidebar id=”pl8En8RCDrfygfaDIwxeuINja3nXPOCx”]Residents tried to douse the fire and managed to prevent it from spreading to other shops before the arrival of firefighters from the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital ...

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Mexico earthquake: Strong tremor hits Oaxaca state

A 7.2-magnitude earthquake has hit south-western Mexico, causing buildings to shake in the capital Mexico City, about 350km (217 miles) away. The epicentre of the powerful tremor was near Pinotepa de Don Luis in Oaxaca state, the US Geological Survey said. Friday’s quake was 24.6km underground. Some buildings were damaged in Oaxaca, but no deaths were reported. A helicopter carrying ...

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Mother, 3 others arrested for killing supposed ‘evil child’

Four persons have been arrested by police at Akyem Oda in the Eastern Region for allegedly killing a child accused of possessing an evil spirit. Those arrested includes the mother and grandmother of the deceased five year-old child. Eastern Regional Police Public Relations Officer, Ebenezer Tetteh, told Citi News the police are still on a manhunt for the father of ...

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Chinese TV gala includes ‘racist blackface’ sketch

A skit on China’s biggest Lunar New Year TV show has sparked widespread criticism and accusations of racism. In a comedy routine celebrating Chinese-African ties, an Asian actress appears in blackface and with exaggerated buttocks. Using make-up to lampoon black people, a practice known as blackface is seen by many as deeply offensive. The annual state media variety show is ...

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We’ll back creation of new regions with mining royalties – Ahafo Chiefs

President of the Ahafo Council of Chiefs, Nana Ansah Adu Baah II, has promised to use royalties received from mining companies in the Ahafo area to assist in the process of creating the proposed Ahafo region. According to Nana Ansah Adu Baah, the creation of the Ahafo region is critical since it will spread development across fairly. [contextly_sidebar id=”gnWd5zYMTlOVhzmTPiufgbhcZIUgewRA”]“If we ...

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Snapchat redesign will stay- Evan Spiegel

Despite a lot of backlash over a big redesign for the Snapchat app, which to be sure is a very big deal for a product-centric company like Snap, Snap CEO Evan Spiegel vigorously defended the redesign and basically said people need to get used to it. Spiegel said at the Goldman Sachs Internet & Technology Conference that even people complaining ...

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265 slums identified in Accra alone

About 265 slums at different stages of development have been identified in Accra, a senior lecturer at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Dr. Prince K.Anokye has disclosed. Citing a recent research conducted by People’s Dialogue on Human Settlements (PD) Ghana, a non-governmental organisation (NGO), he said: “As many as about 116 are still in their infantile ...

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Bolga Nursing principal repaying embezzled funds – Tina Mensah

Bolgatanga Nurses Training College

The Principal of the Bolgatanga Nursing Training College in the Upper East Region Bawa Awula, has started repaying school funds he allegedly misappropriated. Mr. Awula was accused by tutors of embezzlement through the violation of procurement procedures. [contextly_sidebar id=”rEy8zQypiwsnT5byfVxvxdTcNkHrKtAA”]Deputy Minister for Health, Tina Mensah, told Citi News that the Principal is already repaying the monies to the school, although the ...

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We passed Martin Amidu before his vetting – Mahama Ayariga

Mahama Ayariga

The Minority in Parliament has explained that, contrary to suggestions that officials of the former administration are scared of the Special Prosecutor nominee, Martin Amidu, they are rather supportive of his work, for which reason they reached a decision to pass him before Tuesday’s vetting. Speaking on the Citi Breakfast Show, MP for Bawku Central, Mahama Ayariga, said, even before ...

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‘I have a heart that loves people’ – Martin Amidu

Former Attorney General, Martin Amidu, has said that he has a loving heart that pushes him to fight for vulnerable people and for a just cause, contrary to the fearful picture painted of him. “I have defended the voiceless I have not known; I have defended people who thought I was their enemies. I may not be having a smiling ...

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