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Author Archives: Marian Efe Ansah

Protests suspended in Togo after Nana Addo’s intervention

The Coalition of opposition political parties in Togo says it has suspended all forms of protests and demonstrations aimed at forcing President Faure Gnassingbe to step down. This was contained in a communique issued after a meeting between Ghanaian President, Nana Akufo-Addo and the Coalition, as well as representatives of the government. The Coalition, consisting of 14 opposition parties, agreed ...

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Singapore to pay bonus to all citizens after surplus budget

All Singapore citizens aged 21 and above will get a one-off “SG Bonus” of up to S$300 each as the 2017 budget came in with a surplus of almost S$10 billion (US $7.6 billion), the city-state’s finance minister announced on Monday. Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat made the announcement during his budget speech in Parliament, describing the bonus as a ...

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‘What I learned during my rotation in Ghana’ – Foreign medical student

Yale medical student Aimee Alphonso chose to complete her four-week obstetrics-gynecology clinical rotation in Accra, Ghana last year, rather than at a Connecticut-based hospital. Alphonso,currently in the final year of her M.D. degree program at Yale School of Medicine (YSM), was able to have this experience through an International Clinical Elective Travel Fellowship. YSM’s Office of International Medical Student Education ...

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Dark web paedophile jailed 32 years

A “warped and sadistic” paedophile who blackmailed victims and shared abuse tips and images on the dark web has been jailed for 32 years. Cambridge graduate Matthew Falder, 29, admitted 137 charges – including rape – against 46 people, some of whom were in court to see him jailed. He coerced victims into acts including licking toilet seats and self-harming. ...

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Nigerian girls escape Boko Haram attack

Schoolgirls and teachers in north-eastern Nigeria have escaped an attack on a boarding school by Boko Haram jihadists, witnesses say. They say the militants in pick-up trucks arrived in the town of Dapchi, Yobe state, on Monday evening, shooting and setting off explosives. Alerted by the noise, staff and students were able to flee. In April 2014, Boko Haram kidnapped ...

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Mobile Money robber arrested at Madina after escaping lynching

One person was arrested on Monday for attacking a mobile money merchant at Madina, a suburb of Accra. The other suspect involved in the attack is however on the run. The Public Relations Officer of the Accra Regional Police Command, ASP Afia Tenge, told Citi News the two were on an unregistered motorbike when they carried out the attack. “This ...

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Family of ‘killed’ Achimota student demands justice

Family of Lily Donkor, the third-year student of Achimota Senior High School who was shot and killed by her mate, is demanding justice from the state. The 17- year old boy accused of shooting Lily was convicted and handed a three year jail term for manslaughter. An Accra High Court on Monday however quashed the sentence and freed him. According ...

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Police disperse picketing graduate nurses from Health Ministry

Police personnel on Monday forcibly evicted unemployed graduate nurses who pitched camp at the Health Ministry. The nurses, numbering about two hundred besieged the Health Ministry to demand posting, and threatened to pass the night there if their concerns were not addressed. They claimed that several appeals to the Ministry for employment after they completed school in 2016, had not ...

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Monitor Free SHS food items strictly – E/R Minister to SHS heads

Eastern Regional Minister, Eric Kwakye Darfour has charged heads of the various Senior High Schools in the region to monitor foodstuffs meant for the preparation of meals for students in their respective schools. This, according to Mr. Darfour will help prevent persons responsible for these items from stealing them as has been reported in some schools, following the implementation of ...

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Logistical challenges fueling insecurity at Ghana’s borders

A solid border infrastructure in an unstable sub-region is critical not only to check criminals from entering the country, but also to check economic migrants attracted by Ghana’s stability and economic growth. Ghana’s internal security can only be brought under control when challenges of border controls are satisfactorily addressed. The use of sophisticated weapons by criminals and the increasing spate ...

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