Author Archives: Jonas Nyabor

Jealous husband blindfolds then maims wife to stop her from pursuing a degree

Hawa Akhter is seen in a hospital in Dhaka on 15, December 2011. Bangladesh police said December 15 they would press charges against a migrant worker accused of cutting off most of his wife's hand after she started studying for a college degree without his permission. Rafiqul Islam tied up his 21-year-old wife, taped up her mouth and then cut off the five fingers of her right hand just hours after he had returned from the United Arab Emirates, police chief Mohammad Salauddin said. AFP PHOTO/ STR (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)

A jealous husband is facing life in prison after chopping off his wife’s fingers because she began studying for a degree without his permission. Rafiqul Islam, 30, blindfolded his wife Hawa Akhter, 21, and taped her mouth, telling her he was going to give her a surprise present. Instead he made her hold out her hand and cut off all ...

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Tamale in darkness as residents attack NEDCO staff


Several communities in the Tamale metropolis are likely to be in total darkness for a very longtime. This follows attacks on some workers of the Northern Electricity Company (NEDCO) by some angry residents of Dohanayili, a suburb of Tamale, in the Northern Region. Today learnt that workers of NEDCO went round in the community to check on houses that had engaged ...

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24 suspected robbers nabbed for allegedly terrorising travellers


Twenty-four suspected highway robbers believed to be the masterminds of a number of robberies on major highways across the country have been busted by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service. They are Abdulai Salia, alias Mallam, Bob Cedi or Forest Killer, Abdul Karim, Abdul Razak Abubakar, Saliu Ali, Ibrahim Issaka, Abdul Razak Osman, Mohammed Fatau, alias ...

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Qualcomm seeks Apple iPhone sales ban


Qualcomm, the world’s biggest producer of mobile phone chips, has appealed for the sale of some iPhones in the US to be blocked. It claims that iPhones using chips by rivals, such as Intel, infringe six of its patents. Qualcomm said it had asked the US International Trade Commission (ITC) to investigate and impose an import block. It is the ...

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China shipper Cosco to buy HK rival OOIL for $6.3bn


Chinese shipping giant Cosco is set to buy its Hong Kong rival OOIL for $6.3bn (£4.9bn). The deal would make Cosco the world’s third-biggest shipping company, with more than 400 vessels. OOIL’s majority owner has accepted the bid, though the sale will still need regulatory approval. It would be the latest in a wave of mergers, which has left the ...

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Zimbabwe beat Zambia in the final to lift 2017 Cosafa Cup


Zimbabwe overpowered their northern neighbours Zambia 3-1 to win the 2017 Cosafa Castle Cup on Sunday and take a record fifth title. Knox Mutizwa, Talent Chawapiwa and Ocean Mushure all scored in a convincing victory for the Warriors, who took the trophy despite a rigorous schedule that saw them having to play six matches inside a fortnight. They shrugged off ...

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Kenya’s president warns judiciary not to help opposition

Uhuru Kenyatta

Kenya’s president has warned the country’s judiciary not to help the opposition throw the next election into disarray. The presidential poll will take place next month and Uhuru Kenyatta is seeking re-election. On Friday, after a case brought by the opposition, the High Court ordered the electoral commission not to print ballot papers. Mr Kenyatta insisted the election would go ...

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Tono rice farmers fear loss of 400,000 tonnes of produce


Rice farmers at the Tono Irrigation site at Navrongo in the Upper East Region says, over four thousand metric tonnes of rice cultivated this year could go waste, if the government does not provide farmers market opportunities and combine harvester machines. According to them, the over one thousand four hundred and fifty (1,450) hectares of rice cultivated and partly harvested ...

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Court orders five illegal miners to sign bond


The Agogo Magistrate, presided over by Mr. Stephen Tabi, has ordered five illegal miners to sign a bond be of good behavior for a period of six months. Akuinor Dotse, Savior Dejetomeh, Maxwell Zettor, Oliver Sodolo and Kwadwo Alfred would in breach of this, serve six months imprisonment in hard labor. They had been arrested at Muronaim near Amantia in ...

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Kofi Buah chides ‘hypocritical’ NPP over FPSO Kufour


Former Energy Minister, Emmanuel Armah Kofi Buah says the NPP in opposition nearly thwarted efforts for the commercial production of oil from the Sankofa Gye Nyame oil fields. According to him, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government should have shown the same enthusiasm towards the plan under the John Mahama administration as it is currently. President Akufo-Addo on Thursday, July ...

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