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May 22, 2017 6:57 AM NCCE persuades GES to adopt civic education manual

The National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) is advocating the adoption of civic education in the Ghana Education Service (GES) curriculum for schools. The Deputy Chairman in charge of Operations at the NCCE, Samuel Asare Akuamoah noted in an interview with the press that the absence of the course in the schools was a major contributing factor 54

May 22, 2017 6:27 AM Former Standards Authority Director cited in $1.2m kickback scandal

Joy News has intercepted an investigative report which alleges that former Executive Director of the Ghana Standards Authority Dr George Crentsil received a $1.2million kickback from a contractor. Lemet Construction Company is said to have worked on a new block of the Standards Authority Training School at a cost in excess of GHC15 million. The contractor 28

May 21, 2017 11:01 AM Deutsche Welle calls for release of arrested correspondent in DR Congo

DW is calling for the immediate release of Antediteste Niragira, who was arrested by DRC intelligence agents as a spy. A lawyer has ascertained that Niragira is in good physical health. Germany's international broadcaster DW on Sunday demanded the immediate release of its correspondent Antediteste Niragira, who was arrested by members of the Congolese 7

May 21, 2017 1:32 AM Sweden blamed for Assange's 5 lost years

Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa has blamed Sweden for Julian Assange's five lost years. "We have good news today," Correa said in a televised address in Quito, a day after Sweden announced that the charges against the 45-year-old Australian national were being dropped. The WikiLeaks founder took refuge in the Ecuadorean embassy in London in 2012. He fled to the Andean 6

May 21, 2017 12:04 AM Fanfare And Deals Dominate Trump's First Day In Saudi Arabia

Saudi King Salman presents President Donald Trump with The Collar of Abdulaziz Al Saud Medal at the Royal Court Palace, Saturday, May 20, 2017, in Riyadh. President Donald Trump's first day in Saudi Arabia began with a lavish reception and ended with an ostentatious ceremony, but not before Trump and the Saudi king signed several agreements spanning 26

May 20, 2017 9:22 PM Saudis welcome Trump with gold medal, receive arms package

President Donald Trump traded snowballing controversies in Washington for a royal welcome in Saudi Arabia. Trump rewarded his hosts with a $110 billion arms package and a slew of business agreements. RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — President Donald Trump basked in Saudi Arabia's lavish royal welcome Saturday as he left behind, at least temporarily, the snowballing 17

May 20, 2017 4:45 PM What Next For WikiLeaks' Julian Assange After He Pledges "War" and New CIA Documents Leaked: Report

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange issued a defiant statement after Sweden announced it was dropping its investigation into rape allegations against him. “Today is an important victory for me and the UN human rights system, but by no means erases seven years of detention without charge...while my children grew up. That is not something I can forgive or forget 26

May 20, 2017 4:13 AM U.S. protests intercept by Chinese jets; China blames U.S

BEIJING -- China denied U.S. accusations that its jets conducted an unprofessional intercept of an American radiation-sniffing surveillance plane in the East China Sea and urged Washington to stop such activities. The two Chinese SU-30 jets on Wednesday approached a WC-135 Constant Phoenix aircraft -- a modified Boeing C-135 -- conducting a routine mission 12

May 20, 2017 4:13 AM Chinese jets intercept U.S. radiation-sniffing plane, U.S. says

WASHINGTON Two Chinese SU-30 aircraft carried out what the U.S. military described as an "unprofessional" intercept of a U.S. aircraft designed to detect radiation while it was flying in international air space over the East China Sea. "The issue is being addressed with China through appropriate diplomatic and military channels," said U.S. Air Force 18

May 20, 2017 2:18 AM US protests intercept by Chinese jets; China blames US

BEIJING — China denied U.S. accusations that its jets conducted an unprofessional intercept of an American radiation-sniffing surveillance plane in the East China Sea and urged Washington to stop such activities. The two Chinese SU-30 jets on Wednesday approached a WC-135 Constant Phoenix aircraft — a modified Boeing C-135 — conducting a routine mission 11