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October 6, 2017 12:00 AM Catalonia media reflects polarised Spanish society

The front page of Barcelona's La Vanguardia newspaper on 4 October was dominated by the ongoing Catalan crisis. An aerial photograph showed tens of thousands of people demonstrating in the city centre the previous day, when a region-wide strike had been staged in protest at attempts by Spanish security forces to stop people voting in Sunday's independence 94

October 5, 2017 8:19 PM 'Northern Dev't Authority needless SADA rebranding'

The Minority in Parliament has picked a fight with the Majority over a bill that is expected to establish new Development Authorities, arguing it is a needless duplication. The Minority chorus on the floor of the House during the debate on the bill is that the new initiative is no different from existing one, Savanna Acceleration Development Authority 60

October 4, 2017 6:23 PM Court houses and residential facilities of Judges unsafe

Accra, Oct. 4, GNA - The Chief Justice, Ms Justice Sophia Akuffo, has bemoaned the environment of some court houses and residential facilities of judges and magistrate, describing it as unsuitable for use in the delivery of justice. According to Ms Justice Akuffo, the environment of these facilities were simply unsafe, unhygienic, and not suitable for use in justice 34

October 2, 2017 10:43 AM Catalan referendum: Who will move next in Spain's crisis?

Spain's complicated relationship with the region of Catalonia is heading for the unknown. After violence by Spanish police, a declaration of independence by Catalonia's regional government seems more likely than ever before. Given the chaotic nature of the vote, the turnout and voting figures should be taken with a pinch of salt. The government in Madrid 45

October 2, 2017 4:53 AM Article of questions: Mr. President, may we know why you ‘discriminate’ against SDG13?

In a position of leadership, all actions/inactions have a meaning – even a wink does! Mr. President, notwithstanding your position as a Co-Chair of Eminent Advocates on ALL Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), you ‘discriminate’ against SDG 13. That cannot be unintentional. I think why, is a fair question to ask. Sustainable Development Goal 13 (SDG13) focuses 64

September 28, 2017 7:02 AM Accra Regional Police Command declares war on land guards, armed robbers

The newly appointed Accra Regional Police Commander, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP) Mr George Alex Mensah, made this known when he led a four-member delegation to pay a familiarisation visit to the offices of the Daily Graphic, the flagship newspaper of the Graphic Communications Group Limited (GCGL), in Accra last Tuesday. Other members of the delegation 12

September 25, 2017 6:10 PM TEN oil field – ITLOS rules in favour of Ghana

Tullow Oil plc (Tullow) has expressed its commitment to continue to work with the Government of Ghana to put in place the necessary permits to allow the restart of development drilling of oil in the TEN fields. This follows a ruling by the Special Chamber of the International Tribunal of the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) in Hamburg, on the maritime boundary 77

September 25, 2017 11:47 AM Ghana triumphs over maritime boundary dispute

The tribunal further rejected Cote d’Ivoire’s claim that Ghana disobeyed the tribunal’s April 25, 2015 preliminary orders which directed that new wells should not be drilled in the disputed area. It also rejected Cote d’Ivoire’s claim that Ghana violated Article 83 of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) and Cote d’Ivoire’s sovereign 89

September 23, 2017 9:39 PM “Our Sovereignty Has Been Upheld” – Marietta Brew On ITLOS Ruling

Former Attorney General and Minister for Justice, Marietta Brew Appiah-Oppong, has expressed excitement over the ruling of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) delivered on Saturday. Speaking on TV3’s Midday news Live shortly after the ruling, Mrs Appiah-Oppong said: “it is a win for Ghana...there is no trouble...our sovereignty 56

September 23, 2017 10:04 AM Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire to know maritime boundary today

Officials from the two countries are in Hamburg, Germany together with their lawyers to observe the Special Chamber’s decision today. Ad hoc judges Thomas Mensah from Ghana and Ronny Abraham, France, were selected by Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire respectively per the rules of the ITLOS. The Registrar of the Special Chamber is Mr Philippe Gautier. The area in dispute 61