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Ivory Coast: Over 170 people killed in post election violence

Diplomats at the United Nations say more than 170 people have been killed in violence following Ivory Coast's disputed election. They say there are substantiated reports of the killings, as well as instances of torture and other mistreatment. The situation in Ivory Coast was discussed Thursday by the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva

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Mills sends Christmas message to Ghanaians

Fellow Ghanaians, my brothers and sisters, sons and daughters; let us give thanks to God Almighty for giving us another Christmas and festive season. "For Unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given, and the Government shall be upon His shoulder, and His name shall be called Wonderful."

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Rawlings and Mills in secret meeting

President John Evans Atta Mills and his political god-father, ex-President Jerry John Rawlings and former security capo, Captain Kojo Tsikata are said to have met last Tuesday in a secret engagement at the Flagstaff House (Jubilee House) to mend their frosty relationship, the Daily Guide newspaper has learnt

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Spio Congratulates Mills’ Government

Dr Ekwow Spio-Garbrah, a Vice Chairman of the National Democratic Congress, has congratulated the Government of President John Evans Atta-Mills for publishing a booklet in which 50 concrete achievements of the Mills government are highlighted

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Court remands Nigerian Penis thief

A Tamale Circuit Court has remanded 48-year-old Alex Ikege, a man suspected of making some persons’ genitals disappear, into police custody to re-appear on December 23, 2010. The suspect, a Nigerian, facing charges of indecent assault, is alleged to have caused the disappearances of the male genitals of four persons but has pleaded not guilty

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Parliament Passes TOR Amendment Bill

Parliament yesterday passed the debt recovery of the Tema Oil Refinery (TOR) Company Fund Amendment Bill, 2010, to make way for levies on some petroleum products to be increased marginally by early 2011. By the amendment, the current levy of two pesewas on every litre of premium petroleum and gas oil would be increased to eight pesewas

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France Urges Citizens to Leave Ivory Coast

France has urged its citizens to leave Ivory Coast, as U.N. Secretary-General Ban ki-Moon warns the country faces “a real risk” of return to civil war. France has about 15,000 nationals in Ivory Coast, and a French government spokesman said Wednesday the country is asking those who can relocate to leave temporarily

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World Bank Freezes Financing For Ivory Coast

The World Bank says it has frozen financing for Ivory Coast, where incumbent leader Laurent Gbagbo is clinging to power in the face of global criticism. World Bank President Robert Zoellick announced the freeze Wednesday, after talks with French President Nicolas Sarkozy in Paris. The move increases pressure on Mr. Gbagbo to hand power to rival Alassane Ouattara, the internationally-recognized winner of last month's presidential election

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Veep: Gov’t to construct general hospital at Madina-Adenta

Vice President John Dramani Mahama on Tuesday announced that government would soon construct a general hospital to serve patients within the Madina and Adenta catchment areas. He said a loan facility had also been forwarded to Parliament and upon approval, funds would be made available to complete all abandoned health projects throughout the country

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Ghana man convicted in US for check fraud

A Ghanaian man who was arrested in february 2009 in the US state of Pennsylvania, has been convicted for cashing fraudulent checks worth more than $50,000. The U.S attorney's office said Mr Steven Mensah-Yawson worked with multiple recruiters and at least 15 check cashers to perpetrate the fraud

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72 year old burned ‘witch’ case adjourned

The Magistrate's Court in Tema trying the case involving six people who are alleged to have tortured and set ablaze a 72-year-old woman, Ama Ahemmah, leading to her death has adjourned the case to December 23, 2010. The decision of the court is to enable the prosecution to furnish it with the autopsy report

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