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Tema Harbour fire leaves 3 dead

A major fire at the Tema harbour has killed 3 people and injured several others, according to officials. The fire at the Medland International loading bay of the harbour began late Saturday and fire official are still battling the blaze to stop it from spreading

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Ghana 2010 Population and Housing Census set to begin

The 2010 Population and Housing Census gets underway officially on Sunday, September 26, to collect detailed statistics on the size of the population for effective planning. Midnight of Sunday, referred to as Census Night, is the specific time that will be used to determine where an eligible individual is to be enumerated

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Dutch police kill Ghanaian

The Circumstances under which a Ghanaian resident in Holland died at the hands of the Dutch Immigration in February this year are yet to be unraveled, as family members of the deceased are being kept in perpetual darkness. Failure on the part of the Dutch authorities to tell the cause of death of Mr. Allan Koomson, after he was arrested by the Dutch police and handed over to their immigration counterparts for allegedly working without a permit

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Africa’s 50 icons: Rawlings in, Kufuor out

“To mark 50 years of Africa independence, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) African Service, was polled for a list of the continent’s 50 most iconic figures. After much heated debate, here are our choices…” The above quote is the introduction to page 48 and 49 of the current issue of the BBC’s Focus on Africa magazine. The two pages contain all the pictures of the 50 persons voted for

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Government lacks direction – Nana Addo

The flag bearer of the New Patriotic Party, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has criticized the NDC government for what he says is lack of direction for the country. He says several social intervention programmes started by the Kufuor administration have been rejected by the NDC

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Ghana gets another $10 Billion Chinese loan

China Exim Bank and the Government of Ghana signed a $10.4 billion concessionary loan for the development of a railway system from Kumasi to Paga, Ghana's Eastern Corridor roads network and other sectors of the economy. Four billion dollars will go into the railways system, six billion dollars for ancillary energy infrastructure

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E. T. Mensah sues CLOGSAG

Minister of Employment and Social Welfare Enoch Teye Mensah has sued the Civil and Local Government Staff Association of Ghana (CLOGSAG) in an Accra Fast Track High Court for alleging at a press conference that he was planning to ‘shit-bomb’ the association’s offices

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Rawlings, Mills, have ‘stolen’ state lands – MP

A member of the opposition New Patriotic Party and Member of Parliament for Manhyia, Mathew Opoku Prempeh, has alleged that President Mills, Attorney General Betty Mould Iddrisu, IGP Paul Tawiah Quaye, ex President Rawlings and other members of the ruling NDC government have all illegally acquired state lands

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Rawlings disowns RDPP

The founder of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC), Flt. Lt. Jerry John Rawlings, has distanced himself from the formation of a new party in the Brong Ahafo Region by people who claim to be championing his ideologies. According to the NDC founder, he had nothing to do with the ‘so-called’ new political party

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NDC tried to shut down Joy FM, take Afari Gyan’s family hostage

Former British Diplomat, Craig Murray has in a new book dissected Ghana's election 2000, revealing the NDC government's attempts to, shut down Joy FM, get the military to take over as well as take Afari-Gyan's family hostage. The book also reveals How Indian Ink was brought in on a chartered private jet for the run-off! … Recalls how he and two British MPs stopped Joy FM from being closed down by armed soldiers

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Rwanda Genocide Can Happen In Ghana – Emile Short warns

Commissioner of the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative (CHRAJ), Justice Emile Short, says unhealthy signals picked from recent by-elections in the country pose a great threat to Ghana’s fragile democracy. Speaking at a forum held in Accra Wednesday to mark World Democracy Day, he said violence that characterised bye-elections at Atiwa, Chireponi and Akwatia constituencies give much concern for Ghanaians to worry because what happened in Rwanda a decade ago could be replicated in Ghana, a country touted as a model of democracy

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CHRAJ condemns demolition exercises

The Commission for Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) has flawed the processes being used by city authorities in carrying out ongoing demolition exercises across the country. In recent times, the Ashaiman, Tema and Accra Metropolitan Assemblies have pulled down hundreds of structures despite heated protests by their occupants

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Mills boy blows ¢1.6bn on Xmas hampers

Extensive investigations have revealed that some officials at the Ministry of Information are dipping their hands into state coffers under the pretext of rewarding journalists, reports the Daily Guide newspaper. Documents available to the Daily Guide reveals how a presidential aide and member of government’s communication team, Stanislav Zoexe Dogbe is said to have collected GH¢169,000, the equivalent of 1.6 billion in a 'Ghana Must Go

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