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June 14, 2017 9:24 AM Asylum-seekers in Australia win multimillion dollar payout

Sydney - Detainees at a controversial Australian asylum-seeker camp in Papua New Guinea won Aus$70 million ($53 million) in compensation on Wednesday after alleging they suffered physical and psychological harm. The settlement, to be shared by 1 905 people held on Manus Island since 2012, averted a public trial against the government and security providers 47

May 28, 2017 7:24 AM Increase our grant; LEAP beneficiaries appeal to gov't

Beneficiaries under the Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP) programme in the Tano South District of Brong-Ahafo Region, have appealed to the government to increase the quantum of the grant given them to enhance their socio-economic wellbeing. Speaking on the sideline of a public forum on using access to information to promote citizens' involvement 30

May 28, 2017 6:59 AM Great Grounds of Asia: Bukit Jalil Stadium

Kuala Lumpur: Eleven stadiums have been profiled so far in our ongoing series of Asia’s great grounds, and now we turn to one close to the home of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC): Kuala Lumpur’s imposing Bukit Jalil Stadium. Home of some of Asia’s most passionate and colourful fans, the Bukit Jalil Stadium has hosted some of ASEAN football’s most exciting 15

May 18, 2017 2:57 PM Report: How Nigeria’s political elites hid behind military to steal billions of dollars

A report by Transparency International Defence And Security has highlighted how Nigeria’s political elites hid under the cover of the country’s military to steal billions of dollars for years. The report which was released today, Thursday, May 18 in Abuja revealed how corrupt officials over the years exploited the excessive secrecy of the country’s defence 44

May 13, 2017 8:59 AM Dept. AG damns critics of Sophia Akuffo’s nomination as CJ

A Deputy Attorney General, Joseph Kpemka, has defended President Nana Addo’s nomination of Justice Sophia Akuffo as Chief Justice. The President ‘s choice of Sophia Akuffo has reignited the debate that the Akufo Addo government might be running a “family and friends” government. But speaking on Eyewitness News , Mr. Kpemka dismissed these claims, saying 25

May 13, 2017 8:09 AM We’ll build new civilisation

Following the announcement, the President said her name would be forwarded to Parliament for approval. Making the announcement at the Flagstaff House yesterday, the President said the government was determined to build a new Ghanaian civilisation, where the rule of law was not a slogan. He explained that under that civilisation, the rule of law would 33

May 9, 2017 3:26 PM Kufuor government sold railway lines as 'scrap metal'

The Kufuor administration sold Ghana’s railway lines to Indians as scrap metal, former Minister of Trade and Industry Ekwow Spio-Garbrah has said. According to him, that practice affected Ghana’s railway sector during the Kufuor administration and so wondered why the Akufo-Addo government of the same New Patriotic Party (NPP) would improve the lot of the rail sector 14

May 5, 2017 2:07 PM What’s in the AHCA and how would it impact Colorado?

The federal health care bill passed by the House would make major changes to Americans’ coverage The U.S. House of Representatives passed the American Health Care Act on Thursday after a roller-coaster eight weeks in which the bill was introduced, debated, left for dead, amended, left for dead again, amended again and finally brought to the floor for a vote. The nonpartisan 36

May 5, 2017 6:50 AM Prince Philip, 95, keeps calm, but won't carry on royal duty

LONDON, England (AP) — For decades he has stood loyally at the side of Queen Elizabeth II and made thousands of solo appearances as well. He calls himself the world's most experienced unveiler of plaques.He has been eligible for a government pension since June 10, 1986, yet still soldiered on. The queen's husband said yesterday he will carry out scheduled 9

May 3, 2017 11:06 AM #WEFAfrica17: Sharing ideas, finding solutions

We are aware that many of you have travelled a great distance to be in Durban. We are excited you are here and will do everything to make you feel home away from home. This is the land of the revered Madiba. Nelson Mandela was not only the first president of a democratic South Africa but a world icon who has inspired multitudes in and outside our borders 16