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Terrorism: U.S. to help Ghana with contingency simulation

The United States of America has expressed its readiness to support Ghana’s anti-terrorism efforts with a simulation exercise. This came to light at a press meeting for editors of some selected media houses at the American Embassy in Accra on Friday 15 April 2016. The eight-day joint readiness exercise, dubbed ‘Epic Guardian’, will commence on 26 April 2016. The programme ...

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EC boss acting like a ‘criminal’ – Wontumi

It’s unclear the rancor between the NPP’s Regional Chairman, Bernard Antwi Boasiako and the Electoral Commission Boss, Mrs. Charlotte Osei – but the NPP chairman has always had something to say about the credibility of the commissioner. Bernard Antwi Boasiako popularly known as ‘Chairman Wontumi’ has for some time now tagged the EC boss as a member of the incumbent ...

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Nine Ghanaians have joined ISIS – Dr. Antwi Danso

Senior fellow at the Legon Centre for International Affairs and Diplomacy Dr Vladimir Antwi Danso says there are nine Ghanaians currently with Islamist militant group ISIS, and not two as being speculated in the media. The National Security Co-coordinator, Mr. Yaw Donkor, confirmed last year that two Ghanaians have joined the terrorist group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS): ...

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Okudzeto, others disrupted my Legon lecture – Nana Konadu

Former First Lady, Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings, has accused some government officials including a Deputy Minister of Education in charge of Tertiary, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, of plotting to disrupt a lecture that was to be delivered by her at the University of Ghana campus on Friday. The leader of the National Democratic Party (NDP) specifically mentioned the name of Samuel ...

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Gitmo detainees don’t expose Ghana to terrorism – US Ambassador

The US Ambassador to Ghana has rejected suggestions that the presence of the two Guantanamo detainees could be a reason for the increased threat of terrorism in Ghana. Speaking at his first media round table dominated by issues relating to peace and security, Ambassador Robert Jackson says Ghana and US security forces are set to bring a series of training ...

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I was never consulted on transfer of Gitmo 2 detainees – Akufo-Addo

, is still insisting that he was never consulted about the transfer of the two Guantanamo Bay detainees to Ghana. His denial was spurred by online publications suggesting that the former Foreign Affairs Minister was consulted prior to the arrival of the two Yemeni nationals who are currently being integrated into the Ghanaian society. Akufo-Addo in a statement signed and ...

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Akufo-Addo had reservations about Gitmo 2 – US Ambassador

The United States government has revealed that the Presidential Candidate of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, expressed “definite reservations” about the decision of the US to transfer two former Guantanamo Bay detainees to Ghana, when he was consulted on the issue. “Akufo-Addo was consulted and since I didn’t consult him I don’t want to mis-characterize ...

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Teacher impregnates mother and daughter

Residents at Duaso in the Western Region are in a state of shock after news broke that, one Daniel Andani a pupil teacher at Royal Preparatory School has allegedly impregnated a mother and her daughter after having an affair with the two. Daniel Andani has secretly dated his victims for sometime now resulting in the pregnancies. The news broke out ...

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Mahama disappointed over terror alert leak

President John Dramani Mahama has expressed dissatisfaction over the apparent lack of secrecy among the security agencies following the leak of a security signal [memo] that was meant for Regional Security Councils (REGSEC) on a planned terrorist attack in Ghana. The security signal had been sent from National Security to the 10 regional security councils (REGSEC) confirming a planned terrorist ...

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Pope Francis accepts resignation of Ghana’s Bishop Adanuty

The Head of the Roman Catholic Church, Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Most Rev. Anthony Adanuty, the Bishop of the Keta-Akatsi Catholic diocese in the Volta region of Ghana. Bishop Adanuty who was said to have tendered in his resignation a year ago, after attaining the ‘ canonical’ age of 75 years, had his resignation confirmed by the ...

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Akufo-Addo writes to 13-year-old Atuahene Frimpong

The 2016 Presidential Candidate of the New Patriotic Party, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has congratulated a young Ghanaian genius who was invited to the White House. Simon-Peter, an 8th-grader from Aurora, Colorado, is one of over 100 top science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) students from across the USA who were invited to the 2016 White House Science Fair, Wednesday, ...

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Malian ‘terrorist’ confirms planned attack on Ghana

Ghana’s national security sources have confirmed that a possible terrorist attack on the country is real, following the confessions of a Malian terrorist who is being interrogated as the brain behind the Grand Bassam attacks in Cote D’Ivoire. The suspect is being investigated by the Ivorian security agencies for terrorism. In a security alert sent to all the country’s security ...

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Teacher ponders suicide over unpaid salary

A teacher at Gambaga in the East Mumprusi District of the Northern Region, has told Citi News he is being haunted by thoughts of committing suicide following delays in the payment of his salary arrears for nearly four years. The 35-year old teacher [name withheld] who has been working since 2012, says he has received only three months of his ...

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Police yet to arrest minister after court order

The Inspector General of Police (IGP) is yet to take action on the orders of a Ho High Court for the arrest of the Minister of Works and Housing, Water Resources, Dr Kwaku Agyemang Mensah to appear before the court on Friday, April 15. The court presided over by Mr Justice Patrick Baayeh issued a bench warrant for the arrest ...

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