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Man butchered for stealing plantain to celebrate Christmas

A young man believed to be in his 30s has been butchered for attempting to steal plantain from a farm to celebrate Christmas.The incident occurred at Akyem Nsutem in Eastern region Friday December 25, 2015.The victim who has only been identified as Edem, sneaked to the farm with a friend to commit the act, however, […]

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South Africa expels North Korea diplomat over rhino trade

A North Korean diplomat has been expelled from South Africa for illegal rhino horn trading, according to a spokesman for South Africa’s Department of International Relations.The diplomat was arrested in neighbouring Mozambique in May. Local media named him as Park Chol-jun.North Korean embassy officials said he was sent home on 11 December.Rhino horn is highly […]

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Let’s foster bond of friendship on X’mas – Gov’t

Dr. Edward K. Omane Boamah The government of Ghana has called on Ghanaians to “foster the bonds of friendship” this Christmas aimed at enhancing the unity and peace of the nation.“May we use the opportunity provided by this occasion to reflect upon the significance of the birth of Christ and its relevance to us as […]

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Use Christmas to reflect on Ghana’s challenges — Clergy

Bishop Charles Agyinasare Christian leaders have urged Ghanaians, especially those in leadership positions, to use the Christmas and the New Year celebrations to resolve to address the challenges facing the country in the coming year.They also underscored the need for Ghanaians to show more commitment to fight corruption and other social ills as the country […]

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Army recruits sent home over mutiny

File photo: Applicants being screened for GAF The Ghana Armed Forces has sent home over 400 army recruits who were undergoing training at Shai Hills due to gross misconducts.According to a statement from the GAF, the cessation of the training at the Army Recruits Training School has become necessary because the recruits “without due authorisation […]

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GFA approves Kotoko-Veria FC friendly

Fears that the Kotoko-Veria FC 80th anniversary friendly international match at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium will not come on have been dispelled after the Ghana Football Association (GFA) approved the new date of January 3, 2016 for the organisers, Pacific Football Ghana Limited.  The match, originally slated for September 4, 2015 has suffered several […]

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B/A: Chief bars politicians from campaigning in his community

Nana Wande II Chief of the Kamanpa Traditional Area in the Pru District of the Brong Ahafo region Nana Kwame Wande II has asked politicians to stay off his community during the 2016 electioneering.According to him, residence of the community have not seen any improvement in their lives since the NDC assumed the governance of […]

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Bus saga: Gov’t must sanction MMT officials – GII

The Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII) is asking government to investigate and sanction officials of the Metro Mass Transit Company who were involved in the scandalous Gh¢3.6 million bus rebranding saga.According to the GII, it is unfair for only the Transport minister to take fall for the scandal.Transport Minister Dzifa Attivor has resigned in the wake […]

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Fuel prices to go up today

Mr James Avedzi     Prices of petroleum products are expected to go up from today with the passage of the Energy Sector Levies Act, 2015 by Parliament yesterday. The act seeks to realign petroleum related taxes by adjusting some of the levies and abolishing others. The rationalisation has cost implications on the ex-pump price […]