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January 10, 2015 9:49 AM 'Too many bodies to count' | Bangkok Post

Boko Haram kills hundreds YOLA, NIGERIA — Hundreds of bodies — too many to count — remain strewn in the bush in Nigeria from an Islamic extremist attack that Amnesty International suggested Friday is the "deadliest massacre" in the history of Boko Haram. Government spokesman Mike Omeri said fighting continued on Friday for Baga, a town on the border 2

January 10, 2015 8:18 AM C’ttee to investigate alleged sale of govt lands

A five-member fact-finding committee to look into allegations concerning the management and sale of government lands in the Tamale Metropolis has been commissioned. The commissioning of the committee is against the backdrop of some rising tensions, accusations and counter-accusations over alleged illegal sale of government land to private developers 6

January 10, 2015 4:01 AM Shocking tales of Baga survivors

Zara Usman, 26, is a mother of three. She trekked a distance of 199 kilometers from Baga town in northern part of Borno State to Maiduguri in a search of safety. Weekly Trust met her at Teachers’ Village, which is now home to thousands of Internally Displaced People, also called IDPs. She said her arrival in Maiduguri was “miraculous” and a clear indication 14

January 10, 2015 2:17 AM Fuel prices to go down further - Transport council hints

The Ghana Road Transport Coordinating Council has disclosed a decision by the National Petroleum Authority to reduce prices of petroleum products further. The council is therefore instructing its members to comply with a directive asking them to reduce transport fares by 5% in line with last month’s 10% fuel reduction by the NPA. Many have argued that the 10% reduction 3

January 9, 2015 11:03 PM Amnesty: Boko Haram may have killed 2,000 in "deadliest massacre"

YOLA, Nigeria -- Hundreds of bodies -- too many to count -- remain strewn in the bush in Nigeria from an Islamic extremist attack that Amnesty International suggested Friday is the "deadliest massacre" in the history of Boko Haram. Mike Omeri, the government spokesman on the insurgency, said fighting continued Friday for Baga, a town on the border with Chad where 8

January 9, 2015 5:49 AM Andre Ayew's header earns draw for Ghana

Ghana clawed back to draw 1-1 with Dutch Eredivise side SC Camburr in a pre-Nations Cup friendly played in Spain on Thursday. Camburr, who finished seventh on the league table before the winter break, drew first blood through Daniel di Ridder. The former Wigan player curled in a sweet ball past goalkeeper Razak Brimah on 16 minutes. But the Black Stars 4

January 8, 2015 8:15 PM 250 livestocks stolen in bid to quench fire at Achimota Market

Supposed good Samaritans managed to steal about 250 live chickens, guinea fowls and turkeys as they pretended to save the livestock when a section of the Achimota Market was gutted by fire. Items such as refrigerators, chicken dressing machines, cooking utensils and other personal belongings worth about Ghc 10,000.00 were destroyed. Speaking to the Ghana 3

January 8, 2015 7:20 PM Black Stars draw with Cambuur in pre-AFCON friendly

Thursday 8th January , 2015 7:20 pm The Black Stars were held to a 1-1 draw by SC Cambuur of Holland in a pre-AFCON 2015 friendly played in Spain on Thursday. The match was the second for the team after they played with Olhanenses on Wednesday. Coach Avram Grant started with a 3-5-2/ 3-4-3 formation that had Razak Braimah in goal; Jonathan Mensah, Awal Mohammed 18

January 8, 2015 4:08 PM Ghana names final squad for Afcon 2015 – Waris, Schlupp, Inkoom dropped

Ghana coach Avram Grant has dropped Leicester City defender Jeffrey Schlupp, Kwabena Adusei, Ibrahim Moro and Samuel Inkoom of Houston Dynamo and handed a surprise call-up to Mahatma Otoo for the Africa Cup of Nations. Twelve of the players who played in the last edition held in South Africa two years ago are missing from the squad, but captain Asamoah 10

January 8, 2015 9:10 AM Five debutants from 2013 AFCON squad remain in Ghana's current crop

Ghana named ten (10) players in its final 2015 Africa Cup of Nations squad who will be making their maiden appearance at the finals – the same number of debutants that were named for the 2013 edition. Black Stars coach Avram Grant can however be pardoned for the lack of growing experience in his squad as compared to Ghana’s final roster last term under 3