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Day: December 28, 2020

Saudi rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul sentenced to almost six years in jail
World

Saudi rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul sentenced to almost six years in jail

Loujain al-Hathloul, the Saudi women’s right activist detained three years ago by the Saudi government, has been sentenced to five years and eight months in jail after being found guilty of spying with foreign parties and conspiring against the Kingdom. But the court suspended 2 years and 10 months of her sentence, and backdated the start of her jail term to May 2018, meaning she only has three months left to serve. Although human rights campaigners will say she should never have been detained for so long without charge, the prospect of serving only further three months in jail will help defuse a potentially damaging early confrontation with the Biden administration that would have occurred if she had been locked up for a further 20 years, as seemed possible at one point. The Sau...
I’ll have your interests at heart’ – Akufo-Addo assures persons who voted against him
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I’ll have your interests at heart’ – Akufo-Addo assures persons who voted against him

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo says he will not be vindictive or deprive the many Ghanaians who did not vote for him in the 2020 presidential election of development. He says such persons need not be troubled because he is committed to an equal distribution of the national cake. While thanking the those who ensured his successful re-election bid, Nana Addo singled out those who voted against him saying “I will have their interests at heart and in mind in all that I do”. President Akufo-Addo gave the assurances on Sunday [December 27, 2020] at the State House when he addressed the NPP’s interdenominational service to thank God for the party’s election victory. “I want to thank the people of Ghana for maintaining their confidence in the leadership of the nation, espec...
Grace Asantewaa donates to Atebubu Municipal Hospital
Sports

Grace Asantewaa donates to Atebubu Municipal Hospital

Ghana’s Black Queens and EDF Logrono midfielder, Grace Asantewaa has made some donations to the Children’s Wards of the Atebubu Municipal Hospital through her charity outfit, the Grace Asantewaa Foundation as part of activities to mark the festive season. This is the first outreach program of the foundation since its inception in November 2020. She revealed that her love for children and the act of giving back to the society encouraged her to make the donations. “I am a native of Atebubu and I started my career form here before I shot into the limelight by God’s grace. It’s been long time I left my town so I decided to spend my Christmas break with the children’s ward of the Municipal hospital because of the love I have for kids.”“Before coming, my team contacted the manageme...
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