Monday, April 12

Day: February 24, 2021

Hearts of Oak’s Alhassan Mohammed axed from Black Stars team
Sports

Hearts of Oak’s Alhassan Mohammed axed from Black Stars team

Accra Hearts of Oak defender Mohammed Alhassan, has been axed from the Black Stars team for the African Cup of nations qualifier against South Africa and Sao Tome. Alhassan failed to make the team for the games after failing to impress head coach Charles Kwabla Akonnor. Coach C K has made changes to the initial 32 man squad he invited for camping by dropping six players. Chinese based duo Mubarak Wakaso and Emmanuel Boateng have been added to the team for the tie. Alhassan Mohammed's exit leaves the Phobians with no player in the dominated by home based players. Below is the 26 man squad
I’ve proven my case, order a run-off – Mahama urges Supreme Court
News

I’ve proven my case, order a run-off – Mahama urges Supreme Court

Former  President John Dramani Mahama has urged the Supreme Court to uphold his presidential election petition and nullify the Electoral Commission’s (EC) declaration that  President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, won the December 7,2020 presidential election. In  a closing address to the apex court, lawyers for the petitioner argued that the evidence on record including the EC’s own declaration on December 9 clearly showed that no candidate obtained more than 50 per cent of the valid votes cast to be declared President -elect as prescribed by Article 63 (3) of the 1992 Constitution. The lawyers therefore urged the court to uphold the petitioner’s case and order the EC to organise a run-off between former President Mahama and President Akufo-Addo. The closing address ...
Say no to homosexuality – Christian, Muslims clergy declare
News

Say no to homosexuality – Christian, Muslims clergy declare

Opposition against moves by the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex (LGBTQI) community to establish a strong presence in the country is strongly gaining ground. The latest to join the chorus are the clergy, teacher unions and traditional leaders, all of whom have posted strong positions against the notion that homosexuality is a rights issue. Consequently, they have urged the state to resist every attempt by the LGBTQI community to operate. The religious groups are the Christian Council of Ghana (CCG), the Muslim Community; the Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council (GPCC) and the Alliance for Christian Advocacy Africa with the teacher groups being the Ghana NationalAssociation of Teachers (GNAT) and the Coalition of Concerned Teachers-Ghana (CCT-Gh), w...
Mahama’s petition frivolous, dismiss it – Akufo -Addo urges Supreme Court
News

Mahama’s petition frivolous, dismiss it – Akufo -Addo urges Supreme Court

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has described the 2020 presidential election petition as frivolous, and has subsequently urged the Supreme Court to dismiss it. In their closing address, his lawyers argued that the petition, filed by former President John Dramani Mahama, discloses no cause of action because it does not meet the criteria for a presidential election petition as stipulated in Article 64(1) of the 1992 Constitution. The closing address was signed by Mr Akoto Ampaw, lead counsel for President Akufo-Addo (second respondent). Declaration According to the lawyers, former President Mahama was not contesting the validity or the propriety of the conduct of the election, but rather the declaration by Chairperson of the EC, Mrs Jean Adukwei Mensa. They argued t...
Police shut down LGBTQI office in Accra
News

Police shut down LGBTQI office in Accra

The police Wednesday morning closed down the recently opened office of a Lesbians, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex (LGBTQI) group in Accra, Ghana. The five bedroom apartment, which was housing the group at Ashongman Estate was opened on Sunday, January 31, 2021. The official opening and fundraising ceremony was attended by diplomats including the Australian High Commissioner to Ghana, Ambassador Gregory Andrews and his partner Rachael, the Dannish Ambassador to Ghana, Ambassador Tom Nørring and his wife, Bridgit, as well as officials of the European Union (EU) in Ghana. Following the opening of the facility, there has been opposition from anti-LGBQTI stakeholders with calls on government to resist any attempt by the group to lawfully op...
11,500 doses of Ebola vaccines donated by WHO arrive in Guinea
World

11,500 doses of Ebola vaccines donated by WHO arrive in Guinea

A total of 11,500 doses of Ebola vaccines donated by the World Health Organization arrived in Guinea on Monday evening, according to a statement released by Guinea's Health Ministry. This donation will be mainly used for the vaccination of people in southeastern N'Zerekore province and will be transported to the mountainous areas of southeastern Guinea to vaccinate local residents on Tuesday,said the statement. The flight delivering Ebola vaccine to Guinea took off from Geneva, and due to heavy fog in Guinea's capital Conakry, it landed Sunday in Dakar, the capital of Senegal. Official data shows that Guinea had confirmed 17 Ebola cases so far, five of whom have died, and a total of 380 close contacts, of whom 371 have been kept under medical observation. On Feb. 14, the M...
Exiled Rwandan politician gunned down in South Africa
World

Exiled Rwandan politician gunned down in South Africa

Seif Bamporiki, Coordinator of Rwanda National Congress, a Rwandan opposition group in exile, was shot dead in Nyanga, Cape Town on Sunday, said South African police. Western Cape police said on Monday that an investigation into the shooting is still underway. "The circumstances surrounding a murder are being investigated by Gugulethu police following an incident in Europa squatter camp where an adult male was shot and killed," Police Colonel Andre Traut said. "The deceased was pulled from his vehicle and shot, while the 50-year-old male who accompanied him managed to escape unharmed," he said. The Rwanda National Congress was established in the United States on December 12, 2010. It was not clear if the killing was politically motivated.  
DRC authorities identify FDLR rebels responsible for Italian Ambassador’s death
World

DRC authorities identify FDLR rebels responsible for Italian Ambassador’s death

Xinhua- Authorities of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) on Monday evening identified rebels of the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR) movement as being responsible for an ambush that killed Italian Ambassador to the country Luca Attanasio. In a statement released by the Interior Ministry, the DRC authorities claimed that the rebel elements active around the eastern province of North Kivu launched the attack earlier Monday, which left three people dead, including Attanasio, his bodyguard and a Congolese driver, with several others injured. The Italian diplomat and his retinue were on a humanitarian trip in a United Nations convoy in the territory of Rutshuru, a few kilometers from Goma, the capital city of the province. Carly Nzanzu, Governor of No...
First vaccine doses distributed by Covax land in Ghana
News

First vaccine doses distributed by Covax land in Ghana

Ghana became the first country to receive a delivery of coronavirus doses from the global effort to boost vaccine access after a plane landed Wednesday with 600,000 AstraZeneca shots. The immunization help arrives days after President Biden pledged $4 billion to the multilateral pact known as Covax, breaking with the Trump administration’s decision to reject the World Health Organization-backed mission. The West African country of 31 million was selected as the first recipient after sending a rollout plan to Covax proving its health-care teams and cold chain equipment were ready to support a quick distribution.© Bruna Prado/AP In this photo dated Feb. 12, 2021, doses of AstraZeneca vaccines for COVID-19 sit in vials at the Fiocruz Foundation after being bottled in Rio de Ja...
Trump wants back on Facebook and Instagram, appeals suspension to Facebook Oversight Board
World

Trump wants back on Facebook and Instagram, appeals suspension to Facebook Oversight Board

The Facebook Oversight Board, which will decide whether Donald Trump’s indefinite suspension should be lifted, received an appeal on behalf of the former president arguing for his Facebook and Instagram accounts to be restored. "We can confirm that a user statement has been received in the case before the Oversight Board concerning President Trump's Facebook and Instagram accounts,” a spokesperson for the Oversight Board said in a statement. The spokesperson declined further comment. The Oversight Board has received about 9,000 comments from the public on the hotly contested question of whether to allow Trump access to his Facebook and Instagram accounts.© John Minchillo, AP Facebook booted Donald Trump after a riot at the Capitol, but the company's Oversight B...
//oagnatch.com/4/3571539