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June 25, 2017 11:40 AM Ex-presidents have 'special courtesies'

Following public criticisms, the US embassy has clarified that the waiving of diplomatic courtesies for ex-presidents seeking to travel is not a new policy. Sections of the public expressed strong reservations about the revelations by the United States Ambassador to Ghana, Robert Jackson when he met Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee, last Thursday 2

June 25, 2017 11:04 AM ‘Secrecy’ in Gitmo 2 transfer was necessary – Franklin Cudjoe

The President of IMANI Africa, Franklin Cudjoe, who was briefed ahead of Ghana’s decision to host two former Guantanamo Bay detainees from the US, has said he felt the processes leading up to the move were necessary, despite their hosting being declared illegal by the Supreme Court in a recent judgement. According to him, the deal was rushed and kept under 2

June 25, 2017 5:26 AM Philippine military declares Eid truce in war-torn city

The Philippine military declared an eight-hour ceasefire Sunday in its offensive against Islamist militants occupying parts of the war-torn city of Marawi, to allow residents to celebrate the end of Ramadan. Military chief General Eduardo Ano said his forces would implement a "humanitarian pause" during the Eid al-Fitr holiday in Marawi, the most important 1

June 25, 2017 3:21 AM Rashid Sumaila’s move to Rangers officially off after unexpected complications

Ghana defender Rashid Sumaila’s aim to move to Scotland has been shattered after complications in switch meant the club the will not pursue the deal again. The defender has been linked with a move to Glasgow but the club is now focusing on other options after the deal fell through at the last minute. His agent now faces a herculean task finding a club b for the player 1

June 25, 2017 3:13 AM More than 400 Korean War-era U.S. soldiers identified

June 23 (UPI) -- The remains of 409 U.S. soldiers who fought in the 1950-53 Korean War have been identified, ahead of the 67th anniversary of the conflict that is to be observed on Sunday. The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency stated the number was an increase of 56, from 353 from the same time period in 2016, Radio Free Asia reported Saturday, Korea 2


The Supreme Court yesterday ruled that the decision of the previous Mahama-led National Democratic Congress government to allow into the country two terror suspects from the Guantanamo Bay in Cuba, Muhammed Al-Dhuby and Muhammed Bin-Atef, was unconstitutional and a breach of Article 75 of the constitution. The Court in a 6-1 majority, with Justice William 3

June 24, 2017 3:13 PM About $300,000 being used for Gitmo 2’s upkeep

A former Member of Parliament, George Loh, has revealed that about $300,000 was proposed and contributed by the United States for the upkeep of the two former Guantanamo Bay detainees being hosted in Ghana for two years. Speaking on The Big Issue, he disclosed that, the amount is available to ensure that they are catered for” but stressed that “it is not an amount 3

June 24, 2017 12:48 PM Arconic knowingly supplied flammable panels for use in tower: emails

LONDON Six emails sent by and to an Arconic Inc (ARNC.N) sales manager raise questions about why the company supplied combustible cladding to a distributor for use at Grenfell Tower, despite publicly warning such panels were a fire risk for tall buildings. The emails, dating from 2014 and seen by Reuters, were between Deborah French, Arconic's UK sales 5

June 24, 2017 12:39 PM GPL Preview: Bechem United vs Medeama

Bechem United have a good opportunity to make amends for their big loss last weekend in the MTN FA Cup round of 16. The Hunters are hosting Medeama SC at the Nana Fosu Gyeabour Park on Sunday. The home side was walloped 4-0 by regional rivals Berekum Chelsea which means they can't defend the trophy they won last season. Now, they turn their focus on the league 5

June 24, 2017 12:25 PM Visa interviews for ex-presidents not new

The United States Embassy in Accra has said the policy whereby former presidents are required to appear in person for visa interviews is not new. The embassy in Ghana has come under heavy criticism after Ambassador Robert Jackson disclosed in an interaction with Ghanaian parliamentarians that former Members of Parliament and even ex-Presidents desirous 1