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Chief Imam in Tafo over bloody riots

Chief Imam Sheihk Usman Nuhu Sharabutu is in Old Tafo in the Ashanti Region to help bring peace between the Tafo Muslim community and traditional authorities in the area. Skirmishes between the two led to the death of, at least, one person on Wednesday February 10. The conflict started after some young men, on the orders of the Tafo Chief, ...

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Hannah Tetteh to face MPs over Gitmo two

Just when Ghanaians had almost forgotten about the hosting of two former Guantanamo Bay detainees in the country from the United States, Parliament is scheduled to query the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hannah Tetteh, in a closed sitting of MPs on Friday, February 19, 2016. A Member of Parliament’s Committee on Defence and Interior, Major Derrick Oduro, had indicated to ...

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Tafo clashes: Over 40 suspects to be screened

The Ashanti Regional Police Command will today [Friday] screen some 40 persons arrested so far in connection with last Wednesday’s clashes in Tafo. The 40 were picked by the Police for their alleged involvement in the unrest which has claimed one life, injured others and destroyed several properties. Speaking to Citi News, Ashanti Regional Police PRO, ASP Yusif Tanko, said ...

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Kumasi Mayor blamed for Tafo clash

Assemblyman for Ridge Nhyiaeso in Kumasi, Abraham Boadi, has accused the Mayor of Kumasi, Kojo Bonsu for the violent clashes over the fencing of a cemetery in Tafo. The Tafo community has been placed under a curfew following clashes between some Muslim youth and the traditional authorities in the area. The locals and traditional authorities are reportedly fighting off attempts ...

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JB Danquah’s ‘killer’ arrested

Credible information reaching citifmonline.com says the Accra Regional Police Command has arrested a man suspected to have killed the Member of Parliament for Abuakwa North, Joseph Boakye Danquah-Adu. Sources at the command who confirmed the arrest to Citi News Franklin Badu Jnr, the alleged killer was nabbed in an operation led by the Regional Commander, COP Dr. George Akuffo Dampare. ...

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Tafo clashes: Chief of Army Staff orders arrest of local Imam

The Chief of Army Staff Major General Poku-Adusei has reportedly ordered the arrest of the Imam of Tafo in Kumasi. He has also directed security personnel manning the volatile situation in the area to shoot anyone who tries to vandalize any property, Ultimate FM’s Isaac Bediako Justice has reported. The directive comes on the back of a renewed attack on ...

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Tafo clashes: One arrested for sporadic shooting

One of the rampaging youth in the old Tafo confrontations has been arrested by the Police in Kumasi for embarking on sporadic shooting in the area Thursday morning. The Old Tafo community has been placed under a curfew following clashes between some youth perceived to be Muslims and the traditional authorities in the area. The locals and traditional authorities are ...

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I’ll contest November polls – Nana Konadu

Former First Lady Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings has stated she will contest in the November Presidential and parliamentary elections. According to the founder of the National Democratic Party (NDP), a lot of individuals have expressed the desire to contest for her party’s slot in a primaries, and she will be one of them. “There are a number of people who ...

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$7b ENI OCTP deal inflated by $2bn for kickbacks

The $7 billion OCTP Sankafa gas deal between the Government of Ghana and Italian oil firm ENI is bloated by at least $2 billion, out of which some Ghanaian government officials will cut their kickbacks, the Minority in parliament has alleged. “As has been stated earlier by the communications directorate of the NPP, it does appear that the contract is ...

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Tafo clashes: Empty classrooms forces closure of schools

Academic work in some schools has been affected at Tafo in the Ashanti Region, following violent clashes on Wednesday between indigenes and Muslim youth that left one dead and several injured. Clashes in the area over a piece of cemetery land led to the death of 25 year old Aminu Suleman while scores of residents were wounded and property destroyed. ...

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Tafo clashes: Family demands justice for dead relative

The family of the man killed by a policeman during clashes at Old Tafo in the Ashanti regional capital, Kumasi, is demanding justice, insisting their relative was not a thief. A cousin told Joy News Thursday, Suleman’s tragic killing has left the family with three young boys to take care of and robbed the family of a hardworking man. According ...

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Unemployment cause of murder cases – Security expert

A security expert has attributed most of the murder cases reported in Ghana to the high rate of youth unemployment. Commenting on the killing of Hon Joseph Boakye Danquah Adu, MP for Abuakwa North, at his home in Accra, Dr. Kingsley Adjei explained that when people are unable to meet their economic needs, they resort to other illegal means to ...

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Gov’t to meet with Togolese authorities over refugees

Information available to Joy News indicate that the Government of Ghana is scheduled to meet with authorities in Togo to arrange the return of some Bunkpurugu natives seeking refuge in Togo. The residents have sought refuge in the neighbouring town as a result of a conflict in their hometown and are struggling to survive. With the support of the Togolese ...

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Supreme Court throws out suit against Woyome

The Supreme Court has thrown out a suit filed by one Abdulai Yusif Fanash Muhammed with which he prayed the highest court of the land to reverse its own ruling which ordered businessman Alfred Woyome to refund to the state GHS51.2 million paid him a few years ago as judgment debt, after an alleged contract he claimed he had with ...

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NMC condemns Ken Agyepong, Afia Schwarzenegger

NATIONAL MEDIA COMMISSION CONDEMNS THE — USE OF INDECENT LANGUAGE IN BROADCASTING The National Media Commission (NMC) has noted with dismay the recent exchanges between a radio presenter Valentina Afia Agyeiwaa (aka Afia Schwarzenegger) and the Member of Parliament for Assin North, Hon Kennedy Kwame Ohene Agyepong, on Okay FM and Oman FM, which has subsequently been rebroadcast on other ...

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Onsy withdraws suit against CPP

Former Presidential aspirant of the Convention People’s Party (CPP), Onsy Nkrumah, has withdrawn the suit against the CPP that intended to stop the party from holding its presidential primaries. Mr. Nkrumah, prior to the CPP primaries filed a suit at the Human Rights Court to stop the congress after he was disqualified by the party. Onsy who claims to be ...

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