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Month: May 2020

Ban on social gathering partially eased
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Ban on social gathering partially eased

President Akufo-Addo President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has announced a partial ease of the ban on social gathering beginning June 5. As a result, Churches and Mosques have been allowed to open but with limited number of congregants. Churches and Mosques, from June 5, will worship with a restricted number of 100 people with a maximum duration of an hour. Additionally, there will be mandatory wearing of masks, with social distancing protocols strictly adhered to. Churches and Mosques will be required to disinfect their places of worship and take the names and contacts of worshippers to ensure that in the wake of an outbreak, contacts can be properly traced. President AKufo-Addo, who announced the partial ease on the ban on social gathering in his 10th televised address to th...
Thousands ignore Minneapolis curfew as U.S. protests spread
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Thousands ignore Minneapolis curfew as U.S. protests spread

Thousands of protesters ignored a curfew and vows of a forceful police response to take to the Minneapolis streets for a fourth straight night, as the anger stoked by the police killing of George Floyd spread to more cities across the U.S. The Pentagon on Saturday ordered the Army to put military police units on alert to head to the city on short notice at President Donald Trump’s request, according to three people with direct knowledge of the orders who did not want their names used because they were not authorized to discuss the preparations. The rare step came as the violence spread to other cities: a man shot dead in Detroit, police cars battered in Atlanta and skirmishes with police in New York City. Criminal charges filed Friday morning against the white officer who held his k...
NYPD makes 345 arrests after 33 cops injured and 47 police vehicles damaged in latest George Floyd protests
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NYPD makes 345 arrests after 33 cops injured and 47 police vehicles damaged in latest George Floyd protests

The NYPD made 345 arrests by early Sunday after a chaotic night of protests and looting in New York City over the death of George Floyd that saw 33 cops injured and 47 police vehicles damaged, sources said. The protests that broke out Saturday night were the second day New York City has seen police cars set on fire and violent clashes between cops and demonstrators outraged by Floyd’s death in police custody in Minneapolis. While demonstrations took place in all five boroughs throughout the day, the shows of defiance escalated to near riot levels as the night carried on, with protestors throwing bricks at cops, lighting cars on fire, smashing glass and looting stores.Andrew Solender@AndrewSolender Protestors are walking onto the Brooklyn Bridge now. Making a wall of traffic cones...
Moments NYC cops plow through crowd of George Floyd protesters with SUV
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Moments NYC cops plow through crowd of George Floyd protesters with SUV

New York City police officers were filmed plowing into a crowd of George Floyd protesters with SUVs, knocking demonstrators over and sending one flying through the air. The protest in Brooklyn on Saturday was just one of many demonstrations seen across the country after video emerged of George Floyd’s death on Monday in Minneapolis, Minnesota sparking nationwide outrage. Floyd died after Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on his neck for at least four minutes, despite pleas that he could not breathe. Chauvin, 44, has since been charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter, but many are demanding the arrest of three other officers seen in the horrific video. Saturday marked the third straight night of protests in New York City and several instances of police en...
“December 7 general elections will herald a new day for the NPP in the Upper East Region”-President Akufo-Addo
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“December 7 general elections will herald a new day for the NPP in the Upper East Region”-President Akufo-Addo

President Akufo=Addo The New Patriotic Party’s (NPP)’s performance in the past seven elections in the Upper East Region has not been impressive; however, President Akufo-Addo is counting on his performance over the past three-and-a-half years to secure the region when he leads the NPP in this year’s general elections. The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has maintained a strong hold of the region since 1992. Even when the NDC recorded worst performance in the 2016 general elections, losing the Greater Accra, Central, Western, and Brong Ahafo to the NPP, it maintained its dominance over the Upper East Region. When a delegation of traditional leaders from the Bonaboto Area in the Upper East Region called on him at the Jubilee House in Accra last Friday, President AKufo...
Marc-Andre ter Stegen hits back at Manuel Neuer as war of words between Germany rivals continues
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Marc-Andre ter Stegen hits back at Manuel Neuer as war of words between Germany rivals continues

Germany international Marc-Andre ter Stegen has blasted his international rival Manuel Neuer as “inappropriate” for criticising his own complaint about a lack of playing time for the national team. Neuer has been Germany’s first-choice goalkeeper since the 2010 World Cup and has long been recognised as one of the world’s best, but his reputation began to falter during the 2017-18 season. He missed most of Bayern’s domestic campaign, returning in June to the national team for the disastrous 2018 World Cup where Germany were eliminated in the group stage. Ter Stegen, meanwhile, has seen has stock rise in the other direction since his move to Barcelona from Borussia Monchengladbach in 2016. The 27-year-old has won plaudits throughout his time in Spain, but this has not bee...
Atletico midfielder Saul Niguez teases ‘new club’ announcement amid Manchester United links
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Atletico midfielder Saul Niguez teases ‘new club’ announcement amid Manchester United links

The 25-year-old Spain star has promised a big announcement to come on Wednesday concerning his future as transfer talk swirls Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul Niguez has teased that he will be heading for a “new club”, which he says will be announced in three days. The Spain star has long been linked with Manchester United, while Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal have also been associated with the 25-year-old in the past. His announcement has trigged speculation once again that he could be heading to the Premier League. Taking to Twitter, he posted a statement that simply said: “I wanted to communicate something important to you.” Below it was a graphic that read: “New club. I’ll announce it in three days.” The ambiguous nature of the word “club” has left Atletico suppor...
Burkina Faso gunmen ‘kill dozens’ at cattle market in Kompienga
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Burkina Faso gunmen ‘kill dozens’ at cattle market in Kompienga

Some 30 people have been killed in eastern Burkina Faso in a gun attack on a cattle market, reports say. Gunmen on motorbikes fired into the crowded market in Kompienga town around lunchtime on Saturday, eyewitnesses and residents said. It is unclear who was behind the attack, but Burkina Faso has seen a recent sharp rise in jihadist violence and inter-communal clashes. The violence has forced hundreds of thousands to flee their homes. Local media earlier reported 20 killed, while quoting sources as saying the death toll could be considerably higher. AFP news agency quoted local residents as saying 30 died. On Friday at least 15 people were killed when suspected Islamist militants attacked a convoy of traders in the north, near the border with Mali. The government bl...
#JusticeForUwa trends in Nigeria after student murdered in church
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#JusticeForUwa trends in Nigeria after student murdered in church

There is outrage in Nigeria following the murder of a 22-year-old student, Uwavera Omozuwa in a church. The hashtag #JusticeForUwa is trending in Nigeria, with her family appealing for help to track down her killers. Uwavera had been studying in a "quiet" church near her home in Benin City when she was killed, her sister, Judith, told BBC Pidgin. The student, who had wanted to become a nurse, died in hospital on Saturday, three days after the attack. Judith Omozuwa said her sister had also been raped. Her family said they received a call from a woman at the Redeemed Christian Church of God on Wednesday evening. Uwavera was taken to hospital after a security guard found her, her skirt torn and her shirt covered in blood, Judith Omozuwa said. 'Failure to curb gender-bas...
President Akufo-Addo to ease restrictions on social gatherings
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President Akufo-Addo to ease restrictions on social gatherings

The closure of Ghana’s borders to human traffic and the ban on social gatherings officially ends today. President Nana Addo Dankwa AKufo-Addo is expected to address the nation tonight on how the government intends to ease the restrictions on social gathering. The ban on social gathering was imposed on March 15 when the Ghana recorded its first COVID 19 case three days earlier. President Akufo-Addo, who announced the ban in a televised address to the nation, explain that the measure was imperative to contain the spread of the pandemic. As a result, there was a ban on conferences, workshops, seminars, political rallies, religious gatherings, schools, night clubs, parties, festivals, funerals, among other social activities. However, people were allowed to conduct private burials wi...
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