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Author Archives: Jonas Nyabor

Driver sentenced to death for killing British Missionary in 2010

An Accra High Court has sentenced Kofi Seidu, a driver and farm manager, who murdered and buried a British Missionary in an old farm at Nsawam in 2010, to death. This was after a seven-member jury unanimously pronounced him guilty on the charge of murder. However, on the charge of conspiracy to commit crime, namely murder, leveled against Seidu and ...

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Minority to join demo against ‘US military base’ agreement

The Minority in Parliament will on Wednesday join some Ghanaians in Accra to demonstrate against the recently ratified Ghana-US Defence Cooperation agreement. In a statement copied to citifmonline.com, the caucus described the agreement as a betrayal of the Ghanaian people by the Akufo-Addo government. The Ranking Member of the Communications Committee and Member of Parliament for Sagnarigu constituency, Alhaji A.B.A ...

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‘Smoking’ elephant in India baffles experts

A video of a wild elephant in India blowing out ashes has baffled wildlife experts around the world. Vinay Kumar, a scientist belonging to the Wildlife Conservation Society (India), filmed the 48-second video during a work trip to Nagarhole forest in Karnataka state in April 2016. He told the BBC that he had not released the video until now because ...

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Tumblr deletes ‘Russian troll’ accounts

Blogging platform Tumblr has deleted 84 accounts it says Russian propagandists used to spread disinformation during the 2016 US election. The accounts are believed to have been used by Russia’s Internet Research Agency (IRA) – an organisation linked to many different web-based campaigns. Tumblr said it had uncovered the fake accounts while helping an official investigation into the IRA’s influence. ...

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Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire sign strategic pact to ‘control’ cocoa sector

Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire have resolved to address the challenges of the cocoa sector, within the framework of the implementation of the Strategic Partnership Agreement which links the two countries, by signing the “Abidjan Declaration.” With the two countries responsible for 60% of the world’s cocoa output, fluctuations of cocoa prices on the international market, marked by a fall of ...

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Son of Angola’s ex-President named in $500m fraud case

The son of Angola’s ex-President José Eduardo dos Santos has been formally accused of fraud over the alleged illegal transfer of $500m (£350m) from the central bank to the UK. José Filomeno dos Santos is also barred from leaving the country, deputy Attorney General Luis Benza Zanga said. Mr Dos Santos is the highest profile person targeted in new President ...

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Ratifiying US ‘military camp’ agreement ‘unconstitutional’ – Agalga

James Agalga

The Minority in Parliament have described as unconstitutional the processes leading to the ratification of the Ghana-US Defence Cooperation Agreement. The Agreement was ratified last Friday amidst fierce resistance by the minority caucus led by Haruna Iddrisu. Some Ghanaians had also staged a protest in front of the Parliament House to kick against the ratification of the controversial agreement, but ...

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Technical University students threaten nationwide demonstrations

Matthew Opoku Prempeh

The Ghana National Union of Technical Students (GNUTS), is threatening to boycott lectures and embark on nationwide demonstrations by Tuesday [March 27, 2018], if the government does not respond favorably to the concerns lecturers have raised about the Technical Universities (Amendment) Bill 2017. The Bill, which is currently before Parliament, according to the students, seeks to cede the management of ...

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Russia fire: Children killed in Kemerovo shopping centre blaze

At least 48 people have died in a fire that tore through a shopping and entertainment complex in the Siberian coal-mining city of Kemerovo. As many as 41 children may be among the victims, and 16 people are missing, Russian officials say. The blaze started on an upper floor of the Winter Cherry complex while many of the victims were ...

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Opuni, Seidu Agongo trial begins today

Former COCOBOD boss, Dr. Stephen Opuni, will make his first appearance in court today [Monday], for among others allegedly causing financial loss to the state in a fertilizer supply deal. Dr. Opuni and Siedu Agongo, the CEO of Zeera Group of Companies and Agricult Ghana, which also belongs to Seidu Agongo, are cumulatively facing some 27 charges, including abetment of ...

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