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Former Kumasi High student gunned down by landlord
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Former Kumasi High student gunned down by landlord

A landlord has allegedly shot and murdered his tenant for refusing to vacate a room he has rented to him. Victor Stephen Nana Kankam according to police extract, shot budding musician Spark Benjamine who was rushed to the police station with multiple injuries. The police subsequently rushed the victim to the Police Hospital but he was pronounced dead on arrival. DSP George Asare, the district commander and his team who went to the crime scene said they saw a pool of blood at the entrance of the deceased’s rented apartment. Four spent shells were retrieved at the scene. The police proceeded to suspect Nana Kankam’s residence at Ofankor and arrested him. They searched his room and retrieved two pump action guns loaded with seven and eight rounds of cartridges each. The ...
Trump threatens to pull Republican convention from N Carolina
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Trump threatens to pull Republican convention from N Carolina

Donald Trump threatened to pull the Republican national convention from North Carolina if the state’s Democratic governor did not allow it to proceed at full capacity, heightening tensions over the resumption of political activities during the coronavirus crisis. In a series of tweets on Monday, the Memorial day holiday in the US, Mr Trump lashed out at Roy Cooper, the North Carolina governor, saying he was “still in shutdown mood and unable to guarantee” that the Republican convention could be held as planned in the city of Charlotte in August. “We would be spending millions of dollars building the Arena to a very high standard without even knowing if the Democrat governor would allow the Republican Party to fully occupy the space,” Mr Trump said, adding that he may be “reluctantly...
Ghana Statistical Service to conduct survey on impact of COVID-19 on businesses
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Ghana Statistical Service to conduct survey on impact of COVID-19 on businesses

The Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) will on Tuesday begin the process of conducting a Business Tracker Survey to track the impact of the COVID 19 pandemic on businesses in Ghana. With support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the World Bank, the GSS will conduct the survey to June 20, 2020. It will involve the use of telephone interviews for data collection and will identify and measure the impact of COVID 19 on small, medium and large scale businesses operating in the country.  The survey will also assess measures put in place by businesses to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 as well as efforts to build better recovery for businesses. The survey is expected to enable the government and development partners come out with measures to alleviate the impact o...
NDC drags AG, EC to Supreme Court over compilation of New Voters’ Register
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NDC drags AG, EC to Supreme Court over compilation of New Voters’ Register

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has dragged the Electoral Commission (EC) and the government to the Supreme Court over the compilation of a new voters' register. The NDC, in a writ invoking the original jurisdiction of the apex court, is seeking a true and proper interpretation of Article 45(a) of the 1992 Constitution, on whether the EC has the Constitutional power to compile a voters register and, thereafter, revise it periodically as may be determined by law. The party also wants the Court to direct the EC to include all existing voter identification cards duly issued by the EC as one of the documents serving as proof of identification for registration as a voter for the purposes of public elections. According to the NDC, "upon a true and proper interpretation of the pr...
France’s first transgender mayor vows to wake up village
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France’s first transgender mayor vows to wake up village

Tilloy-lez-Marchiennes (France) (AFP) - France's first transgender mayor has vowed to wake up her village in northern France after taking office at the weekend in a step hailed by activists as a breakthrough. Marie Cau vowed to develop social and environmental policies in the village of Tilloy-lez-Marchiennes after receiving her honorary sash of office. Cau won a decisive first round victory in France's local elections on March 15, as her "Deciding Together" manifesto garnered the majority of the total votes in the 550-strong village, located close to the Belgian border. The 50-year-old's inauguration took place over two months after the election -- instead of the normal five days -- as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. "I'm not at all surprised by the result," said Cau, w...
Farmer remanded in custody for rape
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Farmer remanded in custody for rape

A 43-year-old farmer, who lured his colleague to his house, enticed her with drinks and food and later raped her, has been remanded into police custody by the Nkawie Circuit Court. Osei Kusi is said to have asked the victim to help him pound his fufu and after that they took tots of the local gin, “Akpeteshie” to wet their appetite for the food. After eating, Kusi forced the victim, who was a bit intoxicated into his room push her down and forcibly had sexual intercourse with her. His plea was not taken and would reappear before the court presided by Mr Johnson Abbey on May 29, this year. Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Sylvanus Dalmeida told the court that, the accused and the victim were both farmers at Kwankyeabo, in the Atwima-Nwabiagya South Municipality. He said...
88 coronavirus patients recover in the Eastern Region
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88 coronavirus patients recover in the Eastern Region

Eighty-eight out of 118 coronavirus patients have recovered in the Eastern Region as at May 24. The 88 recovered represents 74.6 percent leaving 30 active cases being managed at the various isolation centres. Mrs Bridget Anim, Eastern Regional Health Promotion Officer of the Ghana Health Service, disclosed this at an editor's forum at Aburi. Eleven out of the 33 districts in the Region had recorded coronavirus including 16 healthcare workers representing 13.6 percent. She indicated that most of the coronavirus patients were asymptomatic and had gone through the two test and confirmed negative. The Editors forum was organized by the Ghana Journalists Association with funding from Star Ghana Foundation to train senior media personals on peace and security sensitive reporting tow...
Postpone 2020 general elections for effective management of COVID-19 – Very Rev. Bruce
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Postpone 2020 general elections for effective management of COVID-19 – Very Rev. Bruce

The Very Reverend Solomon Bruce, Superintendent Minister in-charge of the Old Tafo Wesley Methodist Church, has proposed the postponement of the 2020 General Election as the country strived to contain the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. Ghana is expected to go to the polls in December, this year, but, according to the Minister, the electoral processes regarding the massing up of voters could “trigger a sharp increase in the pandemic”. “What about if we do not hold elections this year and instead hold it next year?” the Minister quizzed, and questioned the wisdom in going ahead with the polls at the expense of the safety and life of the citizenry. Ghana recorded 125 new confirmed cases of the pandemic on Monday, May 25, bringing the total case count to 6,808 and 32 deaths, accord...
Odion Ighalo’s stay at Manchester United likely to end next week
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Odion Ighalo’s stay at Manchester United likely to end next week

Manchester United’s wish to extend Odion Ighalo’s loan beyond next Monday is set to be rejected, with Shanghai Greenland Shenhua unwilling to allow the striker to finish the Premier League campaign at Old Trafford. While the top flight could return in June following its suspension because of the coronavirus crisis, talks between United and Ighalo’s parent club have stalled. His deal expires on 31 May and United’s expectation is that the player will be forced back to Shenhua. The Nigerian was signed on a temporary contract in late January by Ole Gunnar Solskjær and proved a success, scoring four goals in United’s last five matches, including a memorable volley in the 5-0 win at Lask on 12 March.Manchester United sues Football Manager makers over use of nameRead more Yet with China...
ANC councillor gunned down at his home in KZN
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ANC councillor gunned down at his home in KZN

An African National Congress (ANC) councillor has been shot dead outside his home in the Khula village near St Lucia in northern KwaZulu-Natal on Monday 25 May. The councillor, Philip Mkhwanazi, is understood to have been waiting for two men to repair his car outside his home when he came under fire from unknown assailants who reportedly shot him over 20 times.  Mkhwanazi was also a business owner in the area and served as an Induna, or headman, in the village.  COUNCILLOR SHOT ‘OVER 20 TIMES’  Police spokesperson Col Thembeka Mbele said that he had been standing under a tree when the gunfire began,, with the repair men running for cover and emerging unharmed.  “He was near his house watching two people who were repairing his car. Two unknown men approached h...
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