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Trump signs new transgender military ban

President Trump has signed a memorandum that bans some transgender people from US military service but rolls back the blanket ban he ordered last year. The new directive adopts recommendations from Defence Secretary Jim Mattis that “transgender persons who require or have undergone gender transition” cannot serve. But it gives the Pentagon and other agencies some discretion in the matter. ...

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Withdraw agreement to host US military in Ghana – Minority 

The Minority in Parliament is demanding an immediate withdrawal of a Memorandum of Understanding on defence cooperation between Ghana and the United States from Parliament to allow for broader consultations. Cabinet approved the MoU on March 8, 2018, and recommended that Parliament ratifies the agreement to allow US forces and their equipment unhindered access in Ghana. Per the agreement, the ...

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Minority MPs condemn burning of tipper trucks by soldiers

National Democratic Congress [NDC] Member of Parliament for the Kumbungu Constituency, Ras Mubarak, and his colleague MPs in the Northern Region, want Defence Minister, Dominic Nitiwul summoned before Parliament to explain why some military personnel allegedly set ablaze some heavy duty equipment belonging to sand winners in his constituency. A contingent of armed military personnel reportedly set fire to 14 ...

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Soldiers to help fight ruthless armed robbers – Gov’t

Ghanaians can expect to see military personnel flooding major cities nationwide as part of efforts to halt the surge in robberies and violent crime in some parts of the country. This was announced by the Information Minister, Mustapha Hamid, after Vice President Mahamadu Bawumia called an emergency meeting with top security officials on Thursday following the increased crime wave. Mr. ...

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Saudi king replaces military chiefs in shake-up

Saudi Arabia has sacked its top military commanders, including the chief of staff, in a series of late-night royal decrees. Saudi King Salman also replaced the heads of the ground forces and air defences. The news was published by the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA), but no reason for the sackings was given. They come as the war in Yemen, ...

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A/Region: Heavy security presence at Ahwiaa after violent clashes

There is heavy police and military presence at Ahwiaa in the Kwabre East District of the Ashanti Region following violent clashes between two youth groups in the area. Several properties including vehicles have been vandalized in the process, although the cause of the unrest is yet to be determined. Residents in the community have locked themselves indoors leaving the entire ...

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Military personnel advised against engaging in unauthorised activities

A former Commandant of the Military Academy and Training School, Rear Admiral Emmanuel Akoto Bonsu has called on young military personnel to refrain from abusing innocent civilians in the course of their duties. He urged the personnel to be professional in the discharge of their duties and not to engage in unauthorised activities.  “As young military personnel, there is the ...

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We’ll respond to attacks by Agogo herdsmen – Chief of Defence Staff

The Chief of Defence Staff, Lieutenant Gen. O. B Akwa, has assured the people of Agogo that the task-force deployed to evict herdsmen from the area, will push through their mandate until the issue is resolved. According to him, they have the backing of the Commander-in-Chief of the Ghana Armed Forces to ensure that the objectives for the formation of ...

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Vacate military land – Angry Nitiwul barks at Mahama

Defence Minister, Dominic Nitiwul, is demanding that former President John Dramani Mahama vacates his residence  reportedly sited on a military land. According to Mr. Nitiwul, top officials of the erstwhile Mahama administration sold lands belonging to the Ghana Armed Forces to cronies. A visibly angry Nitiwul,  further indicated that, the Military’s financial matters were handled abysmally under the erstwhile administration. ...

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Military demolishes over 30 shops at Kanda

Over 30 shops sited near the premises of Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) at Kanda in the Greater Accra Region have been pulled down. These structures were bulldozed in a controlled demolition exercise which was under the supervision of about 15 armed military personnel. Some traders, who were unhappy with the exercise by the Ghana Armed Forces and the Ghana Water Company, ...

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