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October 31, 2017 2:37 PM Arrested Soldiers Not Members Of Operation Vanguard

The Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) says three soldiers who were arrested for allegedly extorting monies from some residents at Aboso in the Western Region are not members of the anti-galamsey taskforce, Operation Vanguard. A statement signed by the Director of Public Relations of GAF, Colonel E. Aggrey-Quashie confirmed that the three are from the Air Force 23

October 31, 2017 1:57 PM Arrested soldiers not from Operation Vanguard – GAF

The Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) has said the three soldiers arrested for alleged extortion are from the Air Force Base in Takoradi and not members of Operation Vanguard. A statement issued by GAF, and signed by the Director of Public Relations, Colonel E. Aggrey – Quashie, stated: “GAF in collaboration with the Police are investigating the matter and if it comes 18

October 31, 2017 8:57 AM Hypocrisy Of Cloth Has Blindfold Koku Anyidoho

It’s upsetting, to hear the NDC and the likes of Koku Anyidoho talk about the subject of security and political vigilante groups and violence in this country in a manner to run the current government down. Clearly you easily note, there is some element of skewedness of the subject in favour of their political interest and identities, based on their biased 20

October 30, 2017 2:27 PM "It's now turned into war"- 8 dead in 6 days of clashes with herdsmen

Renewed clashes between nomadic herdsmen and residents in the Kwahu East district of the Eastern region have left 8 persons dead in less than a week. Leader of the Kwahu Youth for Social Development, Solomon Tettey told Myjoyonline.com, the killings began last week Tuesday after three herdsmen were found dead. In what appears to be a reprisal, the herdsmen 15

October 30, 2017 6:06 AM NPP Gov’t has lost control over vigilantism – Mahama

Former President John Mahama believes the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government is becoming incapable of dealing with vigilante groups affiliated to it, that continue to wreak havoc without any significant consequences. In a brief post on Facebook, Mr. Mahama also questioned the silence of “moral society” which he said had become mere spectators 13

October 29, 2017 10:15 PM In Niger, Where U.S. Troops Died, a Lawless and Shifting Landscape

The United States has about 800 service members in Niger, yet the scale of its military operations there surprised even two high-ranking senators: Chuck Schumer of New York, the Democratic leader, and Lindsey Graham, an influential South Carolina Republican, said in recent interviews on “Meet the Press” that they had not realized the extent of the military’s 18

October 29, 2017 2:08 AM Togolese ‘fleeing human rights abuses’ to Ghana: UN

More than 500 Togolese nationals have sought refuge in neighbouring Ghana because of a government crackdown on opposition protests, the UN refugee agency said Friday. “So far, 513 asylum seekers have been registered by the Ghanaian authorities,” UNHCR spokesman Babar Baloch said in a statement. They crossed the border to Chereponi, Zabzugu and Bunkpurugu-Yunyuo 13

October 28, 2017 1:11 PM Police arrest 26 Togolese nationals for staging unlawful demonstration

The police in Accra have arrested 26 Togolese nationals for planning to stage an unlawful demonstration over the political situation in their country. The suspects including two leaders were part some 300 nationals from Ghana’s immediate eastern neigbour, who had converged in Accra early Saturday to protest over the political tension in Togo. There are fears 7

October 27, 2017 9:50 PM Togolese fleeing human rights abuses to Ghana – UN

More than 500 Togolese nationals have sought refuge in neighbouring Ghana because of a government crackdown on opposition protests, the UN refugee agency said Friday. “So far, 513 asylum seekers have been registered by the Ghanaian authorities,” UNHCR spokesman Babar Baloch said in a statement. They crossed the border to Chereponi, Zabzugu and Bunkpurugu-Yunyuo 14

October 27, 2017 9:16 PM In photos: Kenyan protesters have rocks and bottles. Soldiers answer with tear gas, water cannons and bullets

Kenyan police officers step over a tree used as a roadblock by National Super Alliance (NASA) protesters in the Kibera slum on Oct. 26, 2017, in Nairobi. (Photo by Andrew Renneisen/Getty Images) Kenyan police officers watch for rocks thrown by National Super Alliance (NASA) protesters as they attempt to clear the Kibera slum on Oct. 26, 2017, in Nairobi 8