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October 27, 2017 11:53 AM Poverty Not Excuse For Child Trafficking – Otiko Djaba

Minster for Gender, Children and Social Protection, Otiko Afisa Djaba has stated that poverty should not be an excuse for parents and guardians to indulge in child trafficking. She said her ministry is working hard with all stakeholders and agencies to deal ruthlessly with persons who are caught engaging in child trafficking. The Minister made this comment 41

October 27, 2017 9:15 AM Impeachment petition “flamboyantly outrageous” – Superior

Mayor of Tamale, Iddrisu Musah Superior has rubbished a petition to impeach him describing it as “limbless” and “without bases.” His response comes after at least more than half of the Tamale Metropolitan Assembly Members called for Musah Superior’s impeachment, over several violations including, mismanagement, dictatorship, embezzlement. In a motion 49

October 27, 2017 6:17 AM Gregory Afoko Responsible For Mahama’s Death – Witness

Another prosecution witness in the trial involving the murder of Adams Mahama, former Upper East Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), has told the court that Gregory Afoko was responsible for the late Mahama’s death. According to Tofic Mutala, who is the fourth prosecution witness in the case, while on his sick bed at the hospital, Mahama 70

October 27, 2017 6:17 AM Afoko Trial: Fourth prosecution witness testifies

The prosecution in the case involving Gregory Afoko, who has been accused of the murder of former Upper East Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party, on Thursday presented its fourth witness. The witness, Mutala Taufic, told the court that, he is a building contractor and together with the deceased, Mr Mahama lived in Bolga, and that, they had been very good friends 62

October 27, 2017 6:05 AM US Ambassador satisfied with Ghana’s progress in curbing child labour

Mr Robert P. Jackson, the Ambassador of the United States of America (USA) to Ghana, said he was satisfied with the progress being made so far by the government, to curb the incidence of Child Labour and Human Trafficking. Mr Jackson stated at a press conference at the conclusion of the First Annual US-Ghana Child Protection Compact (CPC) Partnership 68

October 27, 2017 5:50 AM Ghana holds Pre-COP23 festival in Accra

As part of Ghana’s preparation towards the Conference of Parties (COP 23) of the United Nations to be hosted in Bonn, Germany, a Pre-COP Climate Festival has been held in Accra to sensitise the public on climate change risks. These include the impact on growth and development, potential of conflicts, poverty, migration, disease and suffering. COP 23, scheduled 99

October 27, 2017 4:04 AM UN chief to meet Cameroon leader over anglophone unrest

Bangui - UN chief Antonio Guterres said he would meet President Paul Biya of Cameroon late on Friday to discuss the troubles in the country's anglophone regions. "We are going to be able to assess the recent evolution of (the situation of) the anglophone community," Guterres told AFP on Thursday in Bangui, capital of Central African Republic (CAR) 103

October 27, 2017 1:15 AM Nigeria puts the brakes on W. African single currency

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday dashed hopes of introducing a single currency by 2020 in certain countries of West Africa citing a lack of “economic fundamentals”. Buhari was in the Nigerien capital of Niamey for a high level Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) meeting along with Presidents Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana, Ivory Coast’s 83

October 27, 2017 1:05 AM Stop lying against Ojukwu, IPOB warns Gowon

The Indigenous People of Biafra on Thursday asked a former Head of State, Yakubu Gowon, to stop making provocative and false statements against the late Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu- Ojukwu and the civil war. Gowon had recently in an interview with a private television station said Ojukwu’s lies caused the civil war in the country between 1967 and 1970. The former 80

October 26, 2017 4:25 PM IGP directs Central Regional Police Command to probe defilement of 4-year-old

The Central Regional Police Commander has been directed to take over investigations into the case in which a four-year-old girl was defiled at Assin Adadientem in the Assin Fosu District. A statement by the Police Public Affairs Directorate has directed the investigations to focus on “how to save a child” and “whether police procedures were duly followed 20