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Hanau: Germany boosts security amid far-right threat

Germany will deploy extra police to protect mosques, railway stations, airports and other sensitive sites because of a “very high” far-right threat following the Hanau killings, the interior minister says. Horst Seehofer said he had agreed the measures with regional leaders, to prevent any copycat attacks. Prosecutors say the suspected gunman, now dead, was “deeply racist”. Nine people were killed ...

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Quick takeaways from Ghana’s 2020 State of the Nation Address

President Akufo-Addo

The State of the Nation Address is the single most important national speech by the president every given year. The address is expected to give a report or account programs and projects announced in the previous year,  account for the current state of the nation and offer plans, programs or ways to address current problems and issues affecting citizens. The ...

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Afram Plains: Renewed tension as farmers vow to attack Fulani herders

There is an imminent bloody clash between farmers and Fulani herders in Afram Plains South District of the Eastern Region. Currently, there is escalating tension in some communities following the destruction of large hectares of farms and crops by cattle jolting in search for food as grasses wither to unappealing brown as a result of intensifying harmattan. The aggrieved farmers ...

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Police rescue 14 trafficked children at Juapong

Police in Ho have rescued 14 children trafficked from Tatale in the Northern Region to Adjena, near Akosombo in the Eastern Region, to work on vegetable farms. The children, eleven boys and three girls, aged 10 to 16, were rescued in transit at Juapong in the Volta Region on February 07. A press release from the Regional Police Command said ...

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GJA declares war against political vigilantism

GJA President, Affail Monney

The Ghana Journalists Association, GJA has declared war against political vigilantism and electoral violence as the nation prepares to go to the polls this year. The Association said it will empower the media to constantly denounce political vigilantism and electoral violence and ensure that the practices are curtailed. The President of the GJA Affail Monney declared this at the launch ...

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Fake dollar syndicate busted in Accra

Khalifa Mohammed(L) with William

Suspected hardened criminals Yemenis and Syrians – Sanousi Khalifa Mohammed and cousin Amel acting to be Libyans are in the police grips after countless failed attempts to arrest them. The suspects were yesterday picked by the Tesano Police Intelligence team at the Landing Restaurant at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) to conclude an ‘Unfinished business’ with the victims-El Klink Moustapha ...

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350 G-ROC Congratulates President Akufo-Addo over Renewable Energy Development In Ghana

Prior to coming into government in 2016, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) captured Renewable Energy Development in its manifesto. The government organised a press conference to share its achievement within the first 100 days in office, one of which was that “government has established a policy to move all major government buildings, schools, hospitals, military, and police to solar energy”. ...

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The Ugandan village devastated by elephantiasis

Despite sitting down as she shells bright-pink beans, Margaret Tindimutuma’s swollen feet are in pain. The Ugandan matriarch has a rare type of elephantiasis that has caused her family untold suffering. “I have always had allergies since I was young. So when my legs started to develop little swellings, like boils, I didn’t think much of it,” the octogenarian says ...

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AU endorses Ghanaian for top intellectual property post

The African Union has unanimously endorsed a Ghanaian, Dr Edward Kwakwa, as the sole African candidate for the position of Director-General of the Geneva-based World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO). The decision was taken at a late-night meeting during the recent summit of the AU in Addis Ababa. The 83-member WIPO Coordination Committee is to meet on March 5 and 6, ...

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Ghana makes strides against human trafficking

Ghana last year rescued 778 victims of human trafficking and offered them comprehensive trauma and informed care before their reintegration into society. A total of 147 cases were reported and investigated, out of which 23 cases were prosecuted. These involved 37 defendants with 15 of them being convicted. Mrs Cynthia Mamle Morrison, the Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection, ...

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