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October 31, 2017 4:50 PM Police arrest Ivorian over sale of assault rifle

Kumasi, Oct 31, GNA - An Ivorian, Amadu Yakubu, has been arrested and detained by the police in Kumasi over alleged sale of an AK assault rifle. Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Juliana Obeng, the Ashanti Regional Police Public Relations Officer, told journalists that the gun together with 56 rounds of live ammunition were found hidden in a Toyota 51

October 31, 2017 10:47 AM More Security Personnel Deployed To Curb Violence In Yendi, Kwahu East

More security personnel have been deployed to Yendi in the Northern Region; Dwerebeafe, Oboyan and Mpaemu in the Kwahu East District in the Eastern Region following acts of violence involving some locals and Fulanis, leading to the death of 11 people. Two persons were confirmed dead in the Yendi municipality, while nine were said to have been killed 77

October 31, 2017 10:46 AM Tamale Mayor clamps down on ‘wee’ smokers, prostitutes

The Tamale Metropolitan Assembly under the auspices of the Metropolitan Security Council acting on the Narcotics Drugs Control, Enforcement and Sanctions, has begun a clampdown on illicit drug users and prostitutes in the city. In a statement released Monday, the Metropolitan Chief Executive, Musah Superior announced that under the PNDCL 236 of 1990, the Assembly 53

October 31, 2017 5:22 AM Preserve the fishing Industry for Ghanaians

Mrs Gladys DedeAdjetey, Chief Executive Officer, Obaduro Fisheries, has called on President Akufo-Addo to make the fishing industry the preserve of Ghanaians since foreigners are hijacking it by pushing locals to degrading fringes. “The fishing industry has supported and will continue to support women in the coastal communities. They rely on it for all what they count 52

October 30, 2017 7:40 PM 17-year-old suspect sheds tears as case of defiling 4-year-old starts

The police prosecutor said the accused needs to be psychologically stable for a trial which could take a toll on the teenager. The suspect emerged from an in-camera hearing of the case shedding tears and looking "very gloomy", Joy News' Richard Kwadwo Nyarko reported. He said the suspect's father was buried last Saturday and he is going through a period 59

October 30, 2017 6:02 AM 8 dead, residents flee after Fulani, farmers clash in Kwahu

Over 100 people have been displaced in some parts of the Kwahu East District of the Eastern Region following separate reprisal attacks between Fulani Herdsmen and some community members at Dwibease and Wheewhee communities. So far, eight persons have been reported dead, according to police. Among the dead are five Fulanis and three local residents 74

October 28, 2017 8:42 AM Joshua Alabi calls for transparency in the award of govt scholarships

The former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Professional Studies, Accra, (UPSA), Prof Joshua Alabi has called for community-based participation in the award of government scholarships, so as to help target and support the education of brilliant but needy students in deprived farming communities. He is of the view that such community participation 91

October 27, 2017 12:56 PM 4-year-old defilement: CDD pushes IGP to speed up probe, prosecution

The Ghana Centre for Democratic Development (CDD) is calling on the Inspector General of Police (IGP) to ensure the police service speeds up actions and processes to arrest and prosecute the 17-year-old suspect. The Center also has also called on the Gender, Children and Social Protection Ministry to, as a matter of urgency, reach out to the family of the victim 72

October 22, 2017 8:50 AM Rare Marburg virus disease kills at least one on Uganda-Kenya border as WHO helps contain disease

The World Health Organization has said it is working to contain an outbreak of Marburg virus disease (MVD) that has appeared in eastern Uganda on the border with Kenya. At least one person is confirmed to have died of MVD and several hundred people may have been exposed to the virus at health facilities and at traditional burial ceremonies in Kween District 85

October 19, 2017 10:00 AM U/East: Suspected galamsey kingpin arrested for robbery

An alleged illegal mining kingpin operating in the Gbane area of the Talensi District of the Upper East Region, Akwasi Appiah, popularly known as Akwasi Bantama, has been arrested by the police. He is accused of deploying some illegal miners with explosives into a Shaanxi Mining company site to steal gold ores. Akwasi Appiah’s activities are believed 23