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Volkswagen to start car assembling in Rwanda in May

Germany’s Volkswagen AG said on Thursday it would start assembling three vehicle models at a new plant in Rwanda in May for local sale and use in its own new ride-sharing service. The company said it planned to spend $20 million to start developing the assembly plant and ride-hailing service – part of a push into sub-Saharan Africa. Thomas Schaefer, ...

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Bawumia leaves Ghana for UK on medical leave – Presidency

The Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has left Ghana for the United Kingdom (UK) on medical leave. According to the Chief of Staff, Akosua Frema Osei-Opare, the trip became necessary following the advice of Dr. Bawumia’s doctors. “The Vice President of the Republic, Alhaji Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, on Friday, 19th January, 2018, left Ghana for the United Kingdom for medical leave, ...

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Mother accuses police of ‘cover-up’ in abuse of her 3-yr old girl

A Tarkwa-based woman has accused the police of protecting an Indian national alleged to have sexually abused her 3-year-old daughter. According to the mother, Afiba, the Police negotiated a fine instead of pursuing a jail term for the suspect, who bruised her daughter’s vagina by inserting his finger into her private part under the guise of teaching her how to ...

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Nigerian handbag snatcher jailed 10 years

An unemployed Nigerian, Onwuzurike Christian, who feigned a gun-made lighter to aid him threaten and snatch the handbag of a lady at Nmai Dzorm in the Greater Accra Region has been jailed 10 years by an Accra Circuit Court. Police prosecutor, Chief Inspector K. Adu, told the court that on January 13, this year at about 5:30am, Kennedy Abanyo, an ...

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Presidency intervenes in UG, MoH impasse over Medical Center

The Ministry of Health, University of Ghana and the Ministry of Education, have resolved to amicably settle their differences to ensure a quick operationalization of the 217 million-dollar University of Ghana Medical Center following an intervention by the Presidency in the impasse. The parties, in a meeting convened at the Flagstaff House on Tuesday, reaffirmed their commitment to the full implementation ...

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Rebecca Akufo-Addo commissions new Baby Unit at KATH [Photos]

The First Lady, Rebecca Akufo-Addo, has commissioned the Mother and Baby Unit of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital. Christened the “Nana Afia Kobi Serwaa Ampem II Center”, the unit will serve mothers who visit the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in the Ashanti Regional capital for delivery and other neonatal services. The unit was named after the late Asantehenemaa, Nana Afia Kobi ...

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Kenya: Man rapes two goats to death

A Kenyan man is behind bars for raping his mother’s two goats to death. Mbithi Munyao, 35, is said to have dragged them from a grazing area for a sickening two-hour session. The terrified, bleating animals died of exhaustion as soon as he finished the vile attack, police have said. The animals’ bodies were presented as evidence before a shocked ...

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We’re being maltreated in Ghana – Fulani Community

The Fulani Community in Ghana say they are being maltreated by the Ghanaian government and the larger populace following disagreements that have arisen between local farmers and nomadic herdsmen in some parts of the country. The long-standing dispute between nomadic herdsmen and farmers has reared its ugly head again especially in the Agogo area in the Ashanti Region, where a ...

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Two fined for fighting over woman on court premises

Two men, who fought over a 43-year–old woman at the premises of the Accra High Court, were on Wednesday fined Gh¢ 120 each  by the Accra Circuit Court. Kofi Atakora, a former boyfriend of the woman and George Sefah, the current boyfriend of the woman, were found guilty of disturbing the peace in a public place. They will serve 20 ...

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Boy, 17, kills mother over missing memory card

A 17-year-old Junior High School pupil, [name withheld], is in police custody for allegedly killing his mother over his missing mobile phone memory card. The suspect  is said to have hit his 52-year-old mother, Faustina Agyeiwaa several times in the head with a pestle until she fell down, and thereafter he followed up with naked flames in attempts to burn ...

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