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Soldiers ‘take over Zimbabwe broadcaster’

Soldiers are reported to have taken over the headquarters of Zimbabwe’s national broadcaster, ZBC, amid a growing political crisis. Explosions have also been reported in the capital, Harare, but the cause is unclear. Earlier, the country’s ambassador in South Africa denied talk of a coup. Zimbabwe’s ruling party accused the country’s army chief of “treasonable conduct” after he warned of ...

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No soldiers deployed to protect galamseyers – Derrick Oduro

The Deputy Defence Minister, Derrick Oduro has emphatically told Citi News that the Ghana Armed Forces has not deployed any military personnel to the mine where the foreigners were arrested on Monday. According to him, military personnel are only deployed to big mining companies upon request but this has not happened under the current circumstance. His comment comes on the ...

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Soldiers protecting Galamsey operators – Amewu

The Lands and Natural Resources Minister, John Peter Amewu has accused some personnel of the Ghana Armed Forces High command of providing cover for galamsey operators in hard-hit areas. He alleged the said military command has without authorization, deployed personnel to protect galamsey operators in parts of the Ashanti region where his team is touring. In an interview with Citi ...

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Ghana’s soldiers in The Gambia to be downsized to 50

The Minister for Defence, Dominic Nitiwul, has announced that Ghana’s soldiers in the ECOWAS Mission in The Gambia, will be downsized to 50 soldiers. He says this is in line with current arrangements within the mission to reduce the number of soldiers there, due to the success of the international Community in persuading long time leader Yahya Jammeh to leave ...

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Soldiers seized my 5 cars – Kofi Adams

The National Organiser of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Kofi Adams, has alleged that about sixteen men believed to be military personnel, and others from the National Security, have seized five vehicles from his home. Although details of why the incident happened are sketchy, Mr. Adams, who was also the 2016 National Campaign Coordinator for the NDC, confirmed this on ...

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Ghana deploys 205 soldiers for ECOWAS mission in Gambia

President of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, who doubles as the Commander In Chief of the Ghana Armed Forces, has approved and authorized the deployment of a combat team of Two Hundred and Five (205) troops, backed with the appropriate logistical equipment, to the Islamic Republic of The Gambia, as part of an ECOWAS mission in that country. In a ...

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