NEWS

CHRAJ to establish oil and gas corruption unit

Beginning 2011, the Commission for Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) would establish an oil and gas Unit to train investigators and lawyers to deal with human rights abuses, corruption and injustices in the industry. Mr Richard Quayson, Deputy Commissioner of CHRAJ, announced this on Monday December 7, 2010 at a forum organized by the Commission to formally launch the 2010 Human Rights and Integrity Week Celebration in Accra

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MTN sells asset to US company

MTN Group has sold 51 per cent of its telecom towers and base stations in Ghana to America Tower Corporation (ATC). Sources close to the deal said the transaction involves the sale of up to 1,876 of MTN Ghana’s existing base station sites for an agreed purchase price of up to $428.3 million, of which ATC will pay about $218.5 million for the 51 per cent stake

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ECOWAS Recognizes Alassane Ouattara as Ivorian President

A bloc of West African countries has recognized Alassane Ouattara as Ivory Coast's new president, and is calling on incumbent Laurent Gbagbo to step aside immediately. The Economic Community of West African States issued a statement after a meeting Tuesday of seven regional heads of state in Nigeria. The statement called on Mr. Gbagbo to abide by the results of November's second-round presidential election, as certified by the United Nations. It said he should "yield power without delay in the best interest of the Ivorian people."

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Ghana FA lock up offices after Police raid, Declares No More Football

Officials of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) led by the Greater Accra Regional Chairman, Jordan Anagbla have locked up all the offices of the FA in protest of the action taken by the officials of Economic and Organized Crime Office (EOCO). The action by the GFA is likely to thwart premier league and division one matches scheduled for this weekend. According to Umar Farouk Atipaga the FA officials have declared that there will be no football in Ghana unless normalcy is restored

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Asantehene Urges More Respect For Authority

Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, Asantehene, has counselled the nation to return to its valued systems by rejecting political intolerance, intemperate language, disrespect for authority and divisiveness. He described as worrying people's negative understanding and practice of politics and said this had become the greatest threat to the fabric of the society

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Dad murders son for 24,000 dollars

The magistrate court at Assin Foso in the Central Region was filled to capacity when hundreds of people drawn from various villages in and around the town thronged the court Monday to catch a glimpse of a 24-year-old articulated truck driver, Mensah Adukatse, who beheaded his 3-year-old son, Kojo Adukatse, in a nearby bush at Sea near Assin Gangan on Saturday

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Betty Mould hits out at Daily Guide

After reading the recent Daily Guide publication about herself, Betty Mould got very upset about how she was portrayed. The AG has issued a strongly worded letter calling on the paper to refrain from what she called "irresponsible journalism" and warns of unspecified consequences should the incident repeat itself

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WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange Arrested by British Police

Authorities in London have arrested WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on an arrest warrant issued by Sweden. Assange is wanted for questioning in Sweden about allegations of rape, sexual molestation and unlawful coercion. He denies the claims. The WikiLeaks founder is due to appear in a London court later Tuesday. Assange's lawyers have said he will fight extradition to Sweden, for fear he could be turned over to the United States. Assange founded the WikiLeaks website that has released some 250,000 secret U.S. diplomatic cables over the Internet.

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Nana Addo’s Strategy Backfires

It is now as clear as daylight that the strategy employed by the Presidential candidate of the NPP, Nana Akufo-Addo and his campaign team to fight off allegations of cocaine sniffing and wee smoking has backfired badly. Obviously, a two-pronged approach was adopted to repair the damage that continues to be done to the Presidential candidate’s image as a result of allegations of cocaine sniffing and wee smoking that have been made against him

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Marcel Desailly withdraws from Ghana Coaching Job Race

Former France Captain Marcel Desailly has withdrawn from the race to become the next Black Stars coach. The former AC Milan and Chelsea defender has reportedly received another offer from a European country and is considering his options. The 42 year old was named in the FA Search Committee’s five man short list for the vacant coaching position last week. But the Ghanaian born Frenchman is not happy about the manner in which the announcement was made by the Ghana Football Association

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Western Region Should Get 10% of oil Revenue – Veep

The Vice-President, Mr John Dramani Mahama, has reiterated his earlier position that 10 per cent of the Jubilee oil revenue should be allotted to the Western Region for development. Addressing a cross-section of Ghanaians at a reception in his honour in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on Saturday, Mr Mahama said, "I have not changed my earlier position on allocating 10 per cent of the oil revenue for the development of the Western Region."

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