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Florida shooting: Nikolas Cruz confesses to police

The teenager accused of killing 17 people at a Florida high school on Wednesday has confessed to the shooting, police say. Nikolas Cruz, 19, said he arrived on campus and began shooting students before abandoning his weapon and escaping, according to a court document. He has appeared in court charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder. The FBI has admitted ...

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‘100,000 orangutans’ killed in 16 years

More than 100,000 Critically Endangered orangutans have been killed in Borneo since 1999, research has revealed. Scientists who carried out a 16-year survey on the island described the figure as “mind-boggling”. Deforestation, driven by logging, oil palm, mining and paper mills, continues to be the main culprit. But the research, published in the journal Current Biology, also revealed that animals were ...

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Shatta Wale, friends in prayer meeting on Val’s Day [Video]

For many people, 14th February is a day of love and they would rather spend time hanging out with their partners than doing anything else. There are usually programmes at hang-out joints for lovers and families during this period and entertainers are usually engaged on this occasion. However, Ghanaian dance hall artiste Shatta Wale, chose to spend the night praying with ...

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We won’t partake in Health Ministry meeting – Angry Ankaful staff

Spokesperson for the nurses and physician assistants at the Ankaful Psychiatric Hospital, Emmanuel Ofori, has told Citi News they will not travel to Accra to meet the Health Minister this morning [Friday], to participate in a meeting over the ensuing impasse at the hospital. He said they rather want the Minister to come down to meet them at the hospital in ...

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Health Ministry holds emergency meeting over Ankaful impasse

The Ministry of Health will today [Friday], hold an emergency meeting to fashion out a strategy to deal with the impasse at the Ankaful Psychiatric Hospital in the Central Region. The Ministry hopes to resolve the growing resentment of staff of the facility against their director, Dr. Eugene Dordoye, which has seen the staff declaring a strike for the second ...

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Convict with few hours to leave prison caught with drugs

A serving convict who had few hours to leave prison has been nabbed for allegedly possessing quantity of dried leaves suspected to be Indian hemp. Appearing before an Accra Circuit Court, Emmanuel Danquah pleaded not guilty to the charges of possessing narcotic drugs without authority. The court presided over by Aboagye Tandoh remanded him into Police custody to reappear on ...

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Mental Health Authority begs striking Ankaful staff to resume work

The Mental Health Authority has asked striking nurses and physician assistants at the Ankaful Psychiatric Hospital to return to work. According to the Authority, the hospital’s Director, Dr. Eugene Dordoye, has been enrolled in some refresher courses to improve his interpersonal skills. The staff said Dr. Dordoye’s presence at the facility posed a danger to their mental and physical health. Among other ...

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Ethiopia’s Prime Minister ‘surprisingly’ resigns

The Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Hailemariam Desalegn, has resigned, the country’s state TV reported. No reason has yet been given for the decision. Mr Hailemariam also stepped down as chairman of the country’s ruling coalition. His departure comes amid months of anti-government protests in Ethiopia’s largest regions, Oromia and Amhara. In the latest violence, 10 people were killed and dozens ...

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Snapchat petition attracts one million signatures

One million people have signed a petition calling on Snapchat to roll back its latest redesign. The changes were intended to separate interactions with friends from branded content – including that of celebrities and influencers. Snapchat founder Evan Spiegel wrote in a blog post that he believed blurring the two had contributed to the rise of fake news. However thousands of Snapchat ...

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Don’t politicise national issues — UDS Vice Chancellor

The Vice Chancellor of the University for Development Studies (UDS), Professor Gabriel Ayum Teye, has bemoaned the over-politicisation of every national issue in the country, including education. According to him, every issue was seen in the lenses of either the National Democratic Congress (NDC) or the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and oftentimes, the real substance of important issues was sacrificed ...

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