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We’ve no record of Sebastian Osumanu – Amsterdam University

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Sebastian Roy Osumanu never attended the University of Amsterdam. This is a confirmation from the University which says “We can find no record of one Sebastian Roy Osumanu having enrolled at the University of Amsterdam.” Sebastian Roy Osumanu gained social media fame last week for being the most successful student ever in the record books of the University of Amsterdam ...

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Nana Addo urges GBA to support corruption, galamsey fight

President Akufo-Addo has reiterated his government’s commitment fearlessly fight corruption in the country and has called on members of the judiciary to support the cause. Akufo-Addo was speaking at the Bar Conference held in Sunyani on Monday. “We all know that if we do not get a hanger on corruption, we will not be able to develop our nation. By ...

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Irma leaves two-thirds of Florida without power

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About 6.5 million homes in Florida, two-thirds of the total, are without power after Hurricane Irma cut a deadly path through the state, officials say. Relief operations are under way and engineers are working to restore power, but many areas remain stranded. The islands of the Florida Keys and western parts of the US state bore the brunt of the ...

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Row over AI that ‘identifies gay faces’

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A facial recognition experiment that claims to be able to distinguish between gay and heterosexual people has sparked a row between its creators and two leading LGBT rights groups. The Stanford University study claims its software recognises facial features relating to sexual orientation that are not perceived by human observers. The work has been accused of being “dangerous” and “junk ...

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The Gambia consider quitting WAFU over officiating

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The Gambia Football Federation (GFF) is considering its position within the West African Football Union (WAFU). The comments come after refereeing controversies at the last two regional tournaments. The GFF has submitted complaints to the regional body and the Confederation of African Football over a penalty awarded at the ongoing WAFU Cup of Nations. “We’re considering our position in WAFU ...

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Sebiticals: An Ecclesiastical Paulogue to the Manasonians

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In the first year of the reign of Odekuro Odieasem Nana Tutubrofo Dankwawura, there were rumours and reports of malfeasance in the corridors of the temple. When asked for the meaning of the word ‘malfeasance’, the scribes of the land explained that it was the situation where the incense from the burnt offerings had malodor. One of the major scribes, ...

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Rohingya civilians ‘maimed by landmines’

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The BBC has spoken to Rohingya Muslims who suffered crippling injuries after apparently stepping on army landmines as they fled violence in Myanmar. One of them, a 15-year-old boy being treated in Bangladesh, lost both legs. A woman at the same hospital said she had trodden on a landmine after she and her family were fired on. It’s unclear who ...

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Old Parliament House demolition necessary although illegal – CHRAJ

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The Commissioner of CHRAJ, Joseph Whittal, has defended the Commission’s decision to pull down the Old Parliament House. According to him, the decision, although was without the permission of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA), was taken to protect the health and safety of the workers of CHRAJ. The Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), was accused of usurping the ...

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CHRAJ illegally demolished Old Parliament House – AMA

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The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA), has declared as illegal the decision by the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), to demolish the Old Parliament House on the High Street in Accra. The AMA said CHRAJ failed to acquire the permit needed for the demolition of a historic building. Many Ghanaians on Monday woke up to the shocking news of ...

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Rohingya crisis: Myanmar rebuffs rebel ceasefire

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Myanmar has brushed off a one-month unilateral ceasefire announced by a Rohingya militant group in Rakhine. The Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (Arsa) announced a truce on Sunday, urging Myanmar’s army to lay down weapons as well. But government spokesman Zaw Htay said Myanmar would not negotiate with “terrorists”. About 294,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh since violence erupted in Rakhine ...

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