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June 25, 2017 6:17 PM Mahama's Gitmo 2 deal didn't need parliamentary approval

After castigating the then NDC government for failing to bring a diplomatic deal to parliament, the NPP, now in power, has argued the agreement to bring in two former terror suspects didn't need parliamentary approval. Supreme Court orders after the deal landed on the bench shows, the NPP government has done a u-turn. The NPP, then in opposition, had castigated 2

June 25, 2017 11:04 AM ‘Secrecy’ in Gitmo 2 transfer was necessary – Franklin Cudjoe

The President of IMANI Africa, Franklin Cudjoe, who was briefed ahead of Ghana’s decision to host two former Guantanamo Bay detainees from the US, has said he felt the processes leading up to the move were necessary, despite their hosting being declared illegal by the Supreme Court in a recent judgement. According to him, the deal was rushed and kept under 2

June 24, 2017 4:09 PM DECISION TO ACCEPT ‘GITMO 2’ UNLAWFUL

The Supreme Court yesterday ruled that the decision of the previous Mahama-led National Democratic Congress government to allow into the country two terror suspects from the Guantanamo Bay in Cuba, Muhammed Al-Dhuby and Muhammed Bin-Atef, was unconstitutional and a breach of Article 75 of the constitution. The Court in a 6-1 majority, with Justice William 3

June 24, 2017 3:15 PM Report: Neymar Sent Ronaldo A WhatsApp Message

Report: Neymar Sent Cristiano Ronaldo A WhatsApp Message Neymar and Cristiano Ronaldo play for the biggest rivals in La Liga, but it has now been reported that the FC Barcelona superstar recently sent a WhatsApp message to his Real Madrid counterpart. According to Diario Gol, the Brazilian, who has previously stated that it would be great to see Ronaldo 5

June 24, 2017 3:13 PM About $300,000 being used for Gitmo 2’s upkeep

A former Member of Parliament, George Loh, has revealed that about $300,000 was proposed and contributed by the United States for the upkeep of the two former Guantanamo Bay detainees being hosted in Ghana for two years. Speaking on The Big Issue, he disclosed that, the amount is available to ensure that they are catered for” but stressed that “it is not an amount 3

June 23, 2017 6:21 PM SC nullifies findings of Judgement Debt Commissioner in 2 cases

The Supreme Court has nullified the findings of the sole Judgment Debt Commissioner in relation to two cases. The sole Commissioner in his findings indicted the judges who handled the Alfred Agbesi Woyome vs AG & ors and Sky Consult vs Ghana Post cases for failing to follow due diligence in determining the matter. The Commission also sought to review 3

June 23, 2017 5:38 PM Ex Gitmo detainee Bin Atef marries in Ghana

It has emerged that one of the two ex-Guantanmo Bay detainees being hosted by Ghana has gotten married during his short stay in the country. It is unclear whether Muhammad Bin Atef’s wife is Ghanaian but the marriage was contracted after the erstwhile John Mahama administration accepted to host him last year alongside Khalid Al-Dhuby. Asked whether the marriage 3

June 23, 2017 5:26 PM Chase Petroleum builds magistrate court, library for Kpone Traditional area

Chase Logistics Company Limited has cut a sod for the construction of a magistrate court facility and modern library for the people of Kpone District in the Kpone Traditional Area. The project is estimated to cost an amount of seven hundred thousand Ghana cedis and is scheduled to last for six months from the date of commencement. Addressing the chiefs 3

June 23, 2017 3:01 PM Entrance examination to Ghana School of Law unconstitutional

The court held that the additional requirement, which started in 2012, violated articles 11(7), 23, 296 (a) (b) and 18 (2) of the 1992 Constitution, as well as Legislative Instrument (LI) 1296 which spells out the criteria or qualification for admission to the school. Per Regulation Two of the LI, qualifications for entry to the school are: being of good behaviour 6

June 23, 2017 1:54 PM Gitmo 2: Ghana Will Succumb To US Pressure – Lecturer

The United States (US) has greater bargaining power and it is very likely the government of Ghana will give in to the demands of the US in relation to the two Guantanamo Bay ex-prisoners being held in Ghana, Dr Kobby Mensah, a lecturer at the University of Ghana Business School, has suggested. “We have to consider the economic interest and then, of course 11