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April 3, 2018 2:10 PM Renegotiate US ‘military base’ deal – Ablakwa dares Nana Addo

The Member of Parliament for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has challenged President Nana Akufo-Addo to renegotiate the Ghana-US defence cooperation agreement that has received widespread criticism from the public. In an open letter to the President, Mr Ablakwa said the President’s silence on the matter was uncharacteristic of the man known to be very vocal 235

April 3, 2018 10:14 AM Olympiakos players fined £350,000 and ordered to ‘go on holiday’

Olympiakos players have been fined 400,000 euros (£350,000) and ordered to go on holiday by the club president following poor results. The Greek champions are third in the Super League after three wins in their past eight games. Shipping magnate Evangelos Marinakis, who also owns Nottingham Forest, was quoted in the Greek media as telling the players 230

March 31, 2018 6:54 PM Thousands attend Bishop Dag’s miraculous Good Friday Service [Photos]

Tens of thousands of congregants gathered on Friday evening for the Good Friday Easter service of The United Denominations, originating from the Lighthouse Group of Churches led by Bishop Dag Heward-Mills. The event, which was held at the Independence Square in Accra was characterized by mass public prayer, praise, worship and miracles. Most of the attendees 168

March 20, 2018 7:37 PM Suhum: Prostitutes ‘protect’ brothel, chase away Tourism Authority officers

Workers of the Eastern Regional Tourism Authority were chased away by some alleged sex workers from a brothel at Kotokoli Zongo in the Suhum municipality after they tried to gain access to the structure. The officers from the Tourism Authority, who had gone to the makeshift structure in a bid to ascertain whether the facility was being used as a brothel 25

March 18, 2018 9:16 AM French island residents round up ‘foreigners

A group of residents from the Indian Ocean French island of Mayotte has been rounding up suspected illegal migrants and taking them to local police. The move targeted around 100 “foreigners, Comorans and Africans”, a member of the group told AFP. Protests against the economic crisis and illegal immigrants from the Comoros islands have paralysed the island 26

March 17, 2018 11:40 AM Ghana records first case of ‘deadly’ XDR Tuberculosis

The Ghana Health Service has confirmed that Ghana has recorded its first case of extensively drug-resistant (XDR) Tuberculosis (TB). According to the Service, the victim of the extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis has been confirmed dead. Speaking at a media sensitization programme on Tuberculosis on Friday, Manager of the TB Control Programme at the Ghana 14

March 16, 2018 7:45 AM North Korea’s Sweden visit prompts speculation on US summit

North Korea’s foreign minister is in Sweden for a surprise visit, ahead of a possible meeting between US President Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un. Pyongyang said Ri Yong-ho’s trip was for “bilateral relations and issues of mutual concern”. Sweden has a long history of mediating between Washington and Pyongyang. So the visit has prompted speculation it might 8

March 14, 2018 4:06 PM Facebook bans Britain First pages

Facebook has removed the pages of the anti-Islamic group Britain First and its leaders. The social media company said the group had repeatedly violated its community standards. Earlier this month, Britain First’s leader and deputy leader, Paul Golding and Jayda Fransen, were jailed after being found guilty of religiously aggravated harassment. The pages 22

March 13, 2018 3:16 PM Use visa-on-arrival policy to attract African investors – Mahama

Former President John Dramani Mahama has advised African leaders to offer their fellow African nationals special protocol services in the form of visas-on-arrival in a bid to open up the continent for investments. According to him, this will remove the hustle African investors go through trying to access visas when they want to visit other parts of the continent 22

March 12, 2018 3:26 PM ‘Nana Addo more visionary than recent Ghanaian leaders’ – US Ambassador

US Ambassador to Ghana, Robert Jackson, believes the execution of President’s Nana Akufo-Addo vision is more likely to propel Ghana’s growth at a faster rate as compared to the plans of past presidents. In the Ambassador’s view, President Akufo-Addo is “more visionary than some recent Ghanaian leaders.” In the interview, he noted that despite being a long-term 21