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2 injured as workers on Tema Port expansion embark on sit down strike
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Two people, including the Operations Commander of the Tema Regional Police Command were injured on Thursday when workers on the Tema Port Expansion project embarked on a sit down strike. The commander sustained the injury when one of the stones the workers hurled at the police hit him, reports Graphic Online’s Benjamin Xornam Glover from...

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Friday, 23 June 2017
GITMO 2 Stay In Ghana ‘Unconstitutional’ Says Supreme Court
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A 7-member Supreme Court panel on Thursday ruled that it was illegal for two Guantanamo bay detainees to have been admitted into Ghana during the John Mahama administration without recourse to Parliament. According to PeaceFM’s Agya Kwabena, who was in court today, the panel, presided over by Chief Justice Sophia Akuffo, in six to one (6 -1) majority decision, declared that it is unconstitutional for the two ex-detainees to be allowed into the country without Parliament’s prior approval. The court also directed that the...

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Friday, 23 June 2017
Gitmo 2 case could jeopardize Ghana-US ties – Ablakwa warns
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A ranking member of Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee , Okudzeto Ablakwa, has warned that the case involving the two Guantanamo detainees could severe Ghana’s relationship with the United States (US) if not handled well. His comments follow the judgement by the Supreme Court on Thursday that declared as unconstitutional the hosting of the two detainees in Ghana. The court in its judgement also asked government to put before Parliament an agreement that will legalize the two detainees’ stay in the...

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Friday, 23 June 2017
Health Ministry raises alert over ‘strange disease’ in Liberia
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The Ministry of Health has issued a health alert over what says is a “strange disease” that has claimed the lives of eleven people in Liberia. The Ministry says it received information from the West African country that at least nine others have been infected by the disease. “The symptoms reported by the victims mainly are headache, weakness, diarrhoea, vomiting, mental confusion, abdominal pain and fever. “The Ministry has been advised to increase surveillance at all levels to prevent importation...

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Friday, 23 June 2017
Man falls from storey building due to failed network connection
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A 23-year-old man, Yaw Danso has fallen from an uncompleted building whiles he was searching for network for a call in Manso Kumpese in the Ashanti Region. Residents of the area have had challenges over the years with the unavailability of reliable mobile network connection to place calls to their dear ones. This, according to sources make people climb trees, some mountainous areas and storey buildings in order to get signals for their phones from a nearby town. An eyewitness...

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Thursday, 22 June 2017
IGP’s car in near-fatal accident
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The Inspector General of Police (IGP), David Asante Apeatu‘s official vehicle on Wednesday night was involved in an accident on the Kumasi highway. The badly mangled Toyota Landcruiser cross country vehicle driven by Chief Inspector John Ankomah, crashed into a KIA Rhino truck at about 9:20pm, at Nkawanda No. 2 near Nkawkaw in the Eastern Region. The truck with registration number GW 1756 and driven by 28-year-old Alhassan Kipo, was carting fertilizer from Accra to Tamale when the IGP’s vehicle registered...

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Thursday, 22 June 2017