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October 19, 2017 4:45 AM Italy breaks up smuggling ring for Libyan diesel fuel

Italian police said Wednesday that they had broken up a network selling low-quality Libyan diesel fuel worth 30 million euros ($35 million) at service stations in Sicily and as far away as France and Spain. In a year-long investigation, the Guardia di Finanza financial police found that the smugglers were obtaining fuel destined for ships from a refinery 1

October 19, 2017 2:52 AM ICC says probing several crimes in Mali

The International Criminal Court said on Wednesday it was investigating several potential war crimes including murder in Mali, months after finding an ex-jihadist guilty liable for millions worth of damage in the landlocked country. "Our investigations are continuing (into) other crimes... sexual crimes and crimes against peacekeepers, killings and all those 1

October 19, 2017 2:22 AM Tunisia jails couple for 'public indecency' over car kiss

A Frenchman and a Tunisian woman were convicted on Wednesday on appeal in Tunis for "public indecency" after an altercation with police who arrested the couple while they were hugging in a car. The couple, who maintain that they were not kissing, were given a lighter sentence than the original term handed out at their October 4 trial, after widespread 1

October 18, 2017 7:42 PM If AMERI deal stinks, go to court – Minority dares Majority

The Minority in Parliament has challenged the Majority to head to court if it believes the $510m AMERI Power deal signed in 2015 was fraudulent. The opposition lawmakers said they will support moves to review the contract if their political opponents are able to produce documents that point to fraud. Until proven otherwise, former Deputy Power Minister 1

October 18, 2017 4:35 PM "You Can’t Insult Or Debase The Queen At Buckingham Palace . . . We Should Respect The Asantehene"

Central Regional Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Bernard Allotey Jacobs has admonished Ghanaians to respect the King of the Ashanti Kingdom. Speaking to host Kwami Sefa Kayi on Peace FM's "Kokrokoo", Allotey Jacobs expressed disgust over the conduct of some Ghanaians towards the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II. He was speaking in relation 1

October 18, 2017 4:30 PM Two Chiefs Inducted Into Greater Accra Region House Of Chiefs

Nii Ayi Bontey II, the Gbese Mantse and King Tackie Adama Latse II, the Ga Mantse, were on Wednesday inducted into the Greater Accra Region House of Chiefs (GARHC). The two chiefs swore the Oath of Allegiance and the Judicial Oath before Mr Frank Yao Gbeddy, a Circuit Court Judge at Odumase Krobo and the Oath of membership and secrecy administered by Nii Okwei 2

October 18, 2017 12:25 PM Kenya election commissioner resigns, flees just days before the election, saying vote cannot be fair

NAIROBI — One of Kenya’s s top officials in charge of overseeing the Oct. 26 elections resigned Wednesday, fled the country, and said the imminent vote could not be fair. Rather than contradict her, however, the commission’s chairman, Wafula Chebukati, afterward said he did not think a credible election was possible either. Roselyn Akombe, one of seven 1

October 18, 2017 8:52 AM Court Orders Arrest Of Businessman

A Circuit Court in Accra on Tuesday ordered the arrest of Sampson Darku, a businessman for failing to appear before it. This was after the Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Alex Odonkor has prayed the court for a bench warrant to enable the Police to arrest him. Darku and five others are before the court for allegedly stealing items worth GHc147,030.00 belonging 2

October 18, 2017 4:12 AM Government urged to introduce non-custodial sentencing

Mr Jonathan Osei Owusu, the convener of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) for Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), has called on the Ghana government to immediately introduce a non-custodial sentencing policy as one to the drastic means to decongest the overcrowded prisons. Mr Owusu who is also Executive Director of POS Foundation, a human rights advocacy 2

October 17, 2017 9:00 PM ‘Parliament has capacity to consider Special Prosecutor’s Bill’

Accra, Oct.17, GNA - Alhaji Inusah Fuseini, the Ranking Member of the Committee on Constitutional, legal and Parliamentary Affairs, has stated that Parliament has the capacity to consider the Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP) Bill. According to him, they had looked at Article Three and other relevant articles of the Constitution and it appeared 1