Author Archives: Jonas Nyabor

Kenya election: Last-minute court bid to block poll

Kenya’s Supreme Court is to hold a last-minute hearing to decide whether the re-run of the presidential election can go ahead. The court will hear an urgent petition by human rights activists arguing Kenya is not ready for the vote. The election is due to take place on Thursday. The Supreme Court in September took the unprecedented decision to annul ...

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Egypt yet to notify Caf of intended CHAN withdrawal

The Confederation of African Football (Caf) says it has yet to receive any official letter confirming Egypt’s intended withdrawal from the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN). Earlier this week, Egyptian officials said they were pulling out of the tournament for African players based in their domestic leagues because of a timing clash. “We sent an official reply to Caf that ...

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Mahama laughs off supposed Kwesi Botchwey report

Former President John Mahama appears to be amused at recent discussions over a document supposed to be the final report of the Prof. Kwesi Botchwey led committee on the cause of the National Democratic Congress’ (NDC) defeat in the December 2016 presidential elections. John Mahama in a sniggery comment on his twitter account on Tuesday night, said the report appeared to ...

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TDC dragged to court for GH₵5 million

Excellent Ghana, a civil society group, has sued Tema Development Company (TDC) for GH₵5m for allegedly violating the fundamental human rights of some residents of Sakumono in the Tema Metropolis during a demolition exercise. The suit is seeking orders, directives, and declarations aimed at securing the basic human and economic rights of the affected persons. The suit, dated August 31, ...

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We’ll not rush to commission uncompleted projects – 1D1F coordinator

The National Coordinator of the 1-District 1-Factory program, Gifty Ohene Konadu, has given assurances that her outfit will not rush to commission uncompleted or non-functional factories. Speaking at a press conference in Accra on Monday, Gifty Konadu said her outfit is taking measures to ensure that all 216 factories across the country are fully operational by 2020. “The One District ...

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I stammer but I have a voice [Article]

Kingston’s heart began to beat fast and he started to feel the sweat build up in his palms and forehead.  Oh, my God, he thought to himself, must I go through this every time I want to eat waakye? He had worked out beautiful plans of how he could get to eat waakye without having to go buy it himself ...

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Another fake doctor jailed 17 years in Hohoe

A self-styled doctor who was arrested at the Family Community Hospital at Hohoe in the Volta Region, has been sentenced to 17 years in prison. The convict, Fortune Kamasah, was sentenced on two counts of practicing without authority, and receiving payment for the practice of medicine without authority. Fortune Kamasah had earlier in 2013 been fined by the Hohoe Circuit ...

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I’m amazed pidgin tweet to Shatta Wale went viral – Nana Addo

President Akufo-Addo has said he is amazed that his recent tweet in pidgin to musician Shatta Wale, went viral on social media. According to him, the reach of his post prove how smartphones are promoting communication in recent times. “I’m amazed that the smartphone that you and I have in our hands today, is far powerful than the computers that ...

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Telcos not cooperating in mobile money fraud fight – CID

The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service,  is accusing Telcos of not cooperating with them in their attempt to address mobile money fraud. This follows an internal inquiry by the CID which revealed that, some staff of telecommunication companies are complicit in the act. Telco staff are reported to, without authorization, access the database of mobile money merchants, and ...

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Delta Force 13 verdict very disappointing – CDD-Ghana

The Center for Democratic Development (CDD), has expressed disappointment at the sentence handed against 13 members of the New Patriotic Party (NPP)-affiliated Delta Force Vigilante group, found to have manhandled the Ashanti Regional Coordinator earlier this year. According to the Center, the GH¢1,800 per head fine imposed as sentence on each of the accused persons, was a ‘slap-on-the-wrist’ and may go to ...

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