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Police investigating themselves violates natural justice – CHRI

Mina Mensah

A human rights advocate says the police are “being a judge and a jury in their own cause” when they investigate complaints against some of their men. The Head of Africa Office of the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) said this is a clear violation of the natural justice principle requiring that a man shall not adjudicate upon a matter in which ...

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59 foreign nationals arrested for illegal mining in Western Region


The Western Regional Command of the Ghana Immigration Service has arrested some 68 illegal miners in the region. 59 of them were foreign nationals with the rest being local accomplices. The illegal miners were arrested on Tuesday dawn by the Immigration Service personnel during a joint operation with the Mpohor District Security Council. The 68 galamsey operators were arrested from ...

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‘Chereponi conflict is escalating’ — Security analysts call for firm action

Adam Bonaa

The renewed conflict the Chereponi district could worsen soon if police are not adequately resourced to deal with the fluid security situation, two security analysts have warned. Security Analyst, Adam Bonaa and National Network Coordinator at the West Africa Network for Peacebuilding (WANEP), Albert Yelyang, want an appeal by the police for logistics to be granted swiftly before the conflict, ...

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Tackling Child Mortality, Global Environmental Issues And Disability – Digital Entrepreneurs From 120 UN Member States Celebrate 9 Global Winners In Portugal

child mortality

More than 400 delegates from 120 countries met at Nova SBE Campus, Cascais, turning Portugal into a global hub for start-ups and digital innovators on the subject of “Purpose driven digital Innovation.” 82 international jury members have selected 9 Global Champions 2019 from the 45 WSA winners 2018, awarded by the City of Cascais, the Republic of Austria and UN-representatives ...

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Sugary Drinks Linked To Higher Risk Of Premature Death, Especially For Women


Frequent consumption of sugary drinks such as sodas, sports drinks and juice is linked to an increased risk of premature death from cardiovascular disease and, to a lesser extent, from cancer, according to new research. Compared with women who had sugary beverages less than once per month, those who had more than two servings a day — defined as standard ...

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Depoliticize Crime And Corruption – NCCE


Mr. John K. Yibile, Sissala East Municipal Director, National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), has called for the need to depoliticise crime and corruption in order to arrest the canker in the Ghanaian society. He pointed out that no political party would survive if the Ghanaian perishes under the dissolvent action of partisan fanatism. Mr Yibile made the call during ...

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RTI passage critical to citizenry participation in governance–Manteaw

Dr Steve Manteaw

Dr Steve Manteaw, Chairman of the Public Interest and Accountability Committee (PIAC), has cautioned that the nation’s commitment to Open Governance Partnership (OGP) is flawed by the delay in passing the Right to Information (RTI) Bill into law. According to him, “information is key in promoting transparency, accountability and active citizenry participation in governance which are the requirements of all ...

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E-justice system to improve court integrity, save time, money – Judge

Her Ladyship Justice Ellen Amoah

A Justice of the High Court has said, “the judicial service is excited about going paperless after 62 years of Ghana’s independence.” According to Justice Ellen Amoah, the system which is currently being piloted is hoped to improve court integrity, save time and money for court users. Illustrating how the electronic system saves time and money on the Joy FM Super ...

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Benjamin Aklama asks: ‘Black Tax,’ a cultural value or an economic issue?

As a young boy growing up, many family members contributed to my upkeep. My grandparents with whom I lived were like parents to me, providing for every need I had. My father’s younger sister also came to my aid in Senior High School, buying for me, all that the prospectus required of a fresh student entering the Peki Senior High ...

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Police/military brutalities on journalists; No prosecutions since 2006


No single security person has been prosecuted for the attacks on more than 25 journalists and media employees since 2006. Although the perpetrators in some of the cases are identified, the cases are settled sometimes with apologies. In most cases, however, no compensation is paid, while the security organisation involved promise to offer better working relations with the media. Checks ...

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