Author Archives: Marian Efe Ansah

Docket on defiled 4-yr old girl forwarded to AG – Police

The case involving a four year old girl who was allegedly defiled at Assin Adadientem in the Central Region, has been forwarded to the Attorney General’s Department for advice. The Central Region Police Command had taken over investigations into the case, following a directive from the Inspector General of Police. The Police Service in a tweet on Friday, indicated that, ...

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BOST saga C’ttee never met; Agyarko has no report – Bawa

National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament for Bongo Constituency, Edward Bawa, has alleged that the committee set up to investigate the Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation Company’s (BOST) contaminated fuel saga, never met as suggested by the Energy Minister. The 8-member investigative committee was set up to determine the circumstances that led to controversial sale of 5 million litres ...

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Oscar Pistorius jail term for killing Reeva Steenkamp more than doubled

A South African court has increased Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius’s jail sentence for killing his girlfriend to 13 years and five months. Prosecutors had argued that the six-year term for murdering Reeva Steenkamp was “shockingly light”. Ms Steenkamp’s parents were “emotional” as they watched the ruling at home on TV, a spokeswoman said. “They feel there has been justice for ...

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Egypt mosque attack: At least 184 killed in Sinai

Suspected militants have launched a bomb and gun attack on a mosque in Egypt’s North Sinai province, killing at least 184 people, state media say. Witnesses say the al-Rawda mosque in the town of Bir al-Abed, near al-Arish, was targeted during Friday prayers. Local police said men in four off-road vehicles opened fire on worshippers, AP reported. Egypt has been fighting ...

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Our strike to intensify on Monday if… – Ankaful Psychiatric Nurses

Nurses at the Ankaful Psychiatric Hospital in the Central Region have threatened to intensify their strike if their demands are not met. The staff carried out their threat to lay down their tools, in an attempt to compel the government to remove the facility’s Medical Director, Dr. Eugene Dordoye from his post. The nurses had earlier given the government a three-day ultimatum,and threatened to ...

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Ada SHS to hold 56th speech and prize giving day on Saturday

The Ada Senior High School in the  Greater Accra  Region will on Saturday mark its 56th speech and prize giving day with a series of exciting activities lined up for the celebration. The school’s anniversary will kick off with a Home Coming Congress at the Tettey Puplampu Assembly Hall at 4:oopm on Friday, November 24, 2017. Highlights of the congress ...

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Zimbabwe needs immediate economic reforms – IMF

Zimbabwe must act quickly to dig its economy out of a hole and access international financial aid, the International Monetary Fund has warned. Government spending and foreign debt are too high and it needs structural reform, Zimbabwe mission chief Gene Leon told Reuters news agency. The country’s incoming leader Emmerson Mnangagwa has pledged to grow the economy and provide “jobs, ...

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Rwanda offers refuge to enslaved Libya migrants

Rwanda has offered to give refuge to around 30,000 African migrants stuck in Libya often in enslaved conditions. It comes in the wake of a video, released by CNN last week, showing men being auctioned off as farm workers. “Given our own history… we cannot remain silent when human beings are being mistreated and auctioned off like cattle,” the foreign ministry ...

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Facebook to expose Russian fake news pages

Facebook plans to let people see if they had “liked” pages created by “foreign actors” to spread propaganda during the US presidential election. The social network has previously said as many as 126 million Americans may have seen content uploaded by Russia-based agents over the past two years. It is building a tool to let people see whether they had ...

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NPP Gov’t losing credibility – Bole-Bamboi MP

The Member of Parliament for Bole-Bamboi, Yusif Sulemana, has said  the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government, is fast losing credibility in how it is managing the country. His comment is a reaction to the Gender Minister’s response in Parliament to his question on the 30 percent protocol allocation to some persons selected as caterers for the programme. The Minister told ...

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