NEWS

ECOWAS will use force to remove Gbagbo

West African leaders are threatening to use force to oust Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo if he does not accede to international calls for him to relinquish power after losing last month's presidential election. The heads of state, after a meeting Friday in Nigeria, demanded that Mr. Gbagbo leave office. They said if he did not, neighboring countries “would be left with no alternative” but to take other measures, including “legitimate force,” to enforce the election results

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United Nations Recognizes Ouattara As Ivory Coast President

The United Nations General Assembly has recognized Alssane Ouattara as the winner of Ivory Coast's presidential election. The 192-nation world body adopted a resolution Thursday that accepted Mr. Ouattara's choice for the country's ambassador to the United Nations. The move gives a boost to Mr. Ouattara's bid to unseat Laurent Gbagbo, who has refused to step down after last month's disputed election

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Passenger on ‘mass rape’ bus Refuses Bail

A young man who said he was on a bus with Amina Mohammed and others when the alleged mass rape and robbery took place in October 2010 yesterday prayed the Accra Circuit Court to refuse him bail. Michael Frimpong did not give any reason for his request but the presiding judge, Mr Kyei Baffour, declined his weird request and granted him bail in the sum of GHC10,000 with three sureties

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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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