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February 27, 2018 5:36 PM First Lady inducted as patron of SOS Children’s Village

The First Lady, Rebecca Akufo-Addo, has been inducted as the patron of SOS Children’s Village Ghana at Community Six in Tema. The Village’s partnership with the office of the First Lady is to enforce its strategic 2030 initiative of improving the lives of children, which is in line with the Sustainable Development Goals. The partnership is also aimed 305

February 26, 2018 7:26 AM DR Congo protests: Protester killed in Kinshasa demonstration

Security forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo have used live bullets to disperse a demonstration, killing one protester. The protests against President Joseph Kabila in the capital Kinshasa were organised by Catholic clergy. Fifteen people, three of whom are thought to be members of the clergy, have been arrested. Mr Kabila’s term ended in 2016, but he remains 82

February 22, 2018 2:37 PM Tema Police on manhunt for 4 forex bureau robbers

The Tema Regional Police Command is in pursuit of four armed robbers who attacked a forex bureau in Tema on Tuesday evening Rambo-style in the full glare of the public, and made away with an unspecified amount of money. According to the Tema Regional Police PRO, Joseph Benefo Darkwa, the Police on Tuesday around 5:30pm received information that four armed 56

February 21, 2018 1:18 PM C/R: No cholera cases recorded in 2017 – Regional Health Director

The Central Region in 2017, did not record any cholera case according to the Regional Director of the Ghana Health Services, Dr. Alexis Nang-Beifubah. In the Regional Director’s words, “The Region never recorded any epidemic-prone disease; the Region did not record meningitis, cholera, yellow fever”. The Regional Director made this known in his address 83

February 21, 2018 6:31 AM FaceTime chat ‘saves woman’s life’

A woman who had a stroke while on a FaceTime video call with her sister, says the technology saved her life. Opokua Kwapong, who lives alone in New York, was on a call with her sister, Adumea Sapong, in Manchester, when Mrs Sapong noticed that her elder sibling “didn’t look right”. She raised the alarm after she also noticed her sister’s voice was slurred 83

February 20, 2018 6:48 AM Immigration Service inaugurates disciplinary unit to ensure professionalism

The Management of Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) has inaugurated a new Unit to ensure discipline and adherence to standards among its personnel. The Unit, called the Immigration Professional Standards and Ethics Unit (IPSEU) is made of 42 officers of the Service, drawn from both Senior and Junior ranks. In his keynote address at the inauguration ceremony 67

February 19, 2018 3:02 PM FA Cup: Hawk-Eye apologises over wrong VAR image for Mata ‘goal’

The ‘squiggly line’ image shown by broadcasters was not used to disallow Juan Mata’s goal in Manchester United’s FA Cup fifth-round win at Huddersfield, says the provider of VAR pictures. Hawk-Eye says a “technical error led to an incorrect graphic being provided”. Mata said “the decision was not very clear”, while United boss Jose Mourinho called for the video 72

February 15, 2018 12:53 PM Kumasi Chiefs summon Minister, DCE over Foase deaths

The Kumasi Traditional Council has summoned the Ashanti Regional Security Council and the Atwima Kwanwoma District Security Council, following the deaths of three residents at Foase during a protest over the relocation of capital of the Atwima Kwanwoma District. Members of the Atwima Kwanwoma District Assembly recently called for a probe into events 58

February 13, 2018 6:29 PM ‘I cannot live in harmony with criminals’- Martin Amidu

Former Attorney General and now Special Prosecutor nominee, Martin Amidu, has said he is a very harmonious person, but the only kind of people he cannot live peacefully with are corrupt individuals. He said this at his vetting today [Tuesday], by Parliament’s Appointments Committee for the position of Special Prosecutor. “I have lived with decent people 69

February 8, 2018 7:07 AM North Korea military parade ahead of Winter Olympics

North Korea appears to have held a low-key military parade, a day ahead of the Winter Olympics, South Korean media said. The annual event is usually held in April, but Pyongyang hit back at US criticism of its decision to bring it forward. State TV began showing patriotic films in what appeared to be a prelude to a live broadcast. “It seems that North 53