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Somaliland passes first law against rape

For the first time in its history, the self-declared republic of Somaliland has passed a law against rape. In the past, a victim’s family could force them to marry their rapist to avoid being shamed. Rapists now stand to face at least 30 years in prison. Somaliland declared itself independent from Somalia in 1991 but is not internationally recognised as ...

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North Korea to send team to Olympic Games in Pyeongchang

North Korea is to send a delegation to the 2018 Winter Olympic Games, taking place in South Korea in February, officials from the South say. The breakthrough announcement came as the countries met for their first high-level talks in more than two years. The delegation will include athletes, officials and supporters. South Korea also proposed holding family reunions during the ...

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Kofi Adams rates Akufo-Addo gov’t below 30% in one-year assessment

The National Organizer of the opposition National Democratic Congress [NDC], Kofi Adams, has scored the Akufo-Addo government 30 per cent in his assessment of the government’s first year in office. In a Citi News interview, Mr. Adams said the first year of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government under Akufo-Addo has been characterized by the entrenchment of corruption and nepotism. “Considering ...

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AMA demolishes illegal structures, ejects hawkers [Photos]

The Chief Executive of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly, [AMA], Mohammed Adjei Sowah, on Monday led a team of officers from the Assembly including metro guards and police officers to engage in the usual clearing hawkers off pavements in the metropolis. The exercise, which commenced in the early hours of the day saw, the MCE and his team visit the Central Business District, Kwame ...

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KMA carries out decongestion exercise despite resistance

The Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly [KMA], on Monday embarked on a decongestion exercise in the Central Business District. It said the exercise was to ensure the free flow of traffic, which has over the long period of time been impeded by the activities of traders along major roads. In the last quarter of 2017, the Assembly conducted a similar exercise which forced ...

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New Juabeng traders warned against selling on pavements

The Municipal Chief Executive for New Juaben Municipal Assembly in the Eastern Region, Comfort Asante, has cautioned traders in the area to desist from moving back onto the pavements and shoulders of the road to ply their trade. According to her, the Assembly will not renege on its efforts to ensure sanity on the roads and promote the free flow of ...

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Wife of Lebanese rape suspect weeps in court

The wife of the Lebanese national accused of raping his Ghanaian house-help, today [Monday], broke down in tears in open court, after the hearing of a bail application for her husband was adjourned. This means her husband will remain at the Police Hospital, where he was admitted after he fell ill following his arrest. The police are unable to discharge ...

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‘Ghana’s systems are designed to fail’ – Lawyer

A lawyer and Senior Partner at AB & David Law affiliates, David Ofosu-Dortey, is convinced that despite the country’s flamboyant policies and programmes, it will not see significant development due to the ineffective existing systems and structures. In his view, most of Ghana’s systems are put together in such a way that almost every policy that is implemented is bound ...

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Philippe Coutinho says £142m Barcelona move is a ‘dream come true’

Brazil midfielder Philippe Coutinho says his move to Barcelona is a “dream come true” before his official presentation at the Nou Camp on Monday. The 25-year-old is set to join the Spanish giants after a £142m deal was agreed with Liverpool on Saturday. He took part in a brief photo session at the Nou Camp after Barcelona’s 3-0 win against Levante on Sunday. Coutinho ...

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Headphones made from recycled firearms

Sweden’s Yevo Labs has unveiled a set of wireless headphones that incorporate metal made from seized illegal guns. The charging case and a band on the headphones themselves are made of a material branded Humanium. It is created by the Humanium Metal Initiative, also based in Sweden, and used by a number of Scandinavian manufacturers. One analyst said the idea ...

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