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Two arrested over murder of driver of Karaga DCE
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Two arrested over murder of driver of Karaga DCE

Police in the Northern Region has arrested two suspects in connection with the killing of the driver of the District Chief Executive (DCE) for Karaga district, Alhassan Yabdoo. The Northern regional police commander, COP Timothy Yoosa Bonga, speaking to journalists at Regional Police Headquarters in Tamale, said the suspects were arrested by a police patrol team who were on duty on the Karaga stretch. According to COP Bonga, a locally manufactured pistol and ammunition were retrieved from the two suspects. He added that the suspects were riding a motorbike around the Yamo-Karaga area. The suspects are on remand while investigations are ongoing. The driver, Ziblim Issah, was from the Northern regional capital, Tamale to the district capital, Karaga in May where he was sh...
Samuel Boadu equated to ex-Hearts of Oak coach Cecil Jones Attuquayefio
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Samuel Boadu equated to ex-Hearts of Oak coach Cecil Jones Attuquayefio

Samuel Boadu has been described as the new Cecil Jones Attuquayefio following Hearts of Oak’s impressive win over Asante Kotoko. Boadu who was named as the Hearts of Oak boss prior to the start of the second half of the season is on the verge of steering the Phobians to their first Ghana Premier League in 11 years. The Rainbow club defeated the sworn rivals, the Porcupine Warriors by a lone goal with in-form Daniel Afriyie Barnieh scoring the only goal of the game. Attuquayefio is famously remembered for guiding the club to win the 2000 African Champions League title and the 2004 CAF Confederation Cup. Cecil Jones Attuquayefio  Herman Hesse, a member of the club says the club has found a new coach who understands the philosophy of the club and h...
5 containers of Rosewood impounded at Tema Port
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5 containers of Rosewood impounded at Tema Port

Five containers of rosewood meant for export have been impounded at the Tema Port. The containers were impounded on 17th June 2021 after officials of the Energy Commission raised suspicion they possibly contained illegal charcoal. Seizure notices were placed on the containers after Energy Commission officials raised red flag making it impossible for the containers to be exported. When some of the containers were eventually opened about a week later, it was confirmed the logs were rosewood. The scheduled export was happening at a time when the government had insisted it has banned the harvesting, transportation and export of rosewood as part of efforts to save the endangered species. Lands and Natural Resources Minister, Samuel Abu Jinapor, said the ban, which was first ...
Be cautious on road amidst heavy rains – Bureau of Public Safety to drivers
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Be cautious on road amidst heavy rains – Bureau of Public Safety to drivers

With the coming of the rains, the Bureau of Public Safety (BPS) is admonishing road users to be cautious as they drive especially on the highways. Sunday’s downpour flooded some parts of Accra while submerging major roads in the capital city. Heavy rains in parts of Kumasi in the Ashanti Region last week also caused havoc. The Ghana Meteorological Agency had earlier indicated that more rains should be expected in the country. Speaking to Citi News on the back of the havoc caused by the rains, Executive Director of the Bureau of Public Safety, Nana Yaw Akwada, called on vehicle users to be moderate while speeding as the rains may affect the quality of roads in the country. He thus urged drivers to also respect road signs in these times. According to him, this w...
Police in search of suspect for slashing another’s throat
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Police in search of suspect for slashing another’s throat

The police are in search of a suspect who allegedly killing one Prince Yevu, aged 29, at Kotobabi Gaza Street in Accra. The suspect, popularly known as “Taata,” allegedly slashed the throat of Yevu when the latter intervened to rescue a 22-year-old lady from being attacked by the former. Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Mrs Efia Tenge, the Head of Public Affairs Unit of the Accra Regional Police Command, told the GNA that on Thursday, June 24, at about 2130 hours, the police received a distress call from Kotobabi on the incident. She said the call indicated that the incident occurred at about 2100 hours at Kotobabi Gaza Street. Mrs Tenge said the police visited the Maamobi General Hospital and was informed that at about 2230 hours same day, Prince Yevu was brought in ...
4 in critical condition after a car crash at Gomoa Okyereko
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4 in critical condition after a car crash at Gomoa Okyereko

Four persons are in critical condition and receiving treatment at the Winneba Trauma and Specialist Hospital in the Central Region following a car crash on Sunday, June 27, 2021. The crash, which involved a Toyota Fortuna vehicle and a Mitsubishi pickup, occurred at the Mustapha Plus Junction, near Gomoa Okyereko on the Accra Cape Coast stretch at about 4:30 pm. Police sources say the Mitsubishi pickup, which was headed for Winneba was transporting food for an engagement ceremony, while the Toyota Fortuna was headed for Accra from Winneba. Although police have launched an official probe, preliminary investigations indicate that excessive speeding on the part of both vehicles caused the accident. A similar incident in February 2021 left at least two people, identified a...
Super Clash: Barreto explains why he chose Kwame Baah over Abalora
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Super Clash: Barreto explains why he chose Kwame Baah over Abalora

Head coach of Kumasi based Asante Kotoko Mariano Barreto has explained why he chose Kwame Baah over first choice goalkeeper Razak Abalora Sunday's 1-0 defeat to Hearts of Oak. The Portuguese coach started Kwame Baah ahead of Razak Abalora who has played in almost all Asante Kotoko games in the Ghana Premier league this season. When asked why the former WAFA shot stopper was left out for the former Inter Allies man Barreto had this to say. “We think we lost because of the goalkeeper? Kwame Baah did a good job today” “I have three good goalkeepers and I can use who I think is the best for this game, that’s all” he concluded. Abalora's absence was a bit of a surprise to many fans who were expecting to see the former Azam man in post like he has been doing in most games. ...
Man Arrested For Impersonating Finance Minister And Scamming People
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Man Arrested For Impersonating Finance Minister And Scamming People

A 21-year-old unemployed man, accused of using the name and images of the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta to solicit monies from persons interested in being recruited into the Ghana Armed Forces has been arrested.Appearing before an Accra Circuit Court, Sabastine Agbemabiese, was charged with pretending to be a public officer and charlatanic advertisement.Agbemabiese pleaded not guilty and was granted bail in the sum of GH¢ 70,000 with three sureties, two to be justified.The Court presided over by Mrs Evelyn Asamoah, ordered the accused person to reappear on June 29.The prosecution, led by Detective Frederick Sarpong, said the complainant was the Finance Minister.Detectives Sergeant Sarpong said the accused person hailed from Afife in the Ketu North Municipality of the Volta Region.H...
Outcry over South Africa’s multiple husbands proposal
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Outcry over South Africa’s multiple husbands proposal

A proposal by the South African government to legalise polyandry - when a woman has more than one husband at the same time - has led to howls of protest from conservative quarters. This does not surprise Professor Collis Machoko, a renowned academic on the topic. The objections are "about control," he told the BBC. "African societies are not ready for true equality. We don't know what to do with women we cannot control." South Africa has one of the world's most liberal constitutions, embracing same-sex marriages for all and polygamy for men. Businessman and TV personality Musa Mseleku - who has four wives - is among those opposed to polyandry. "This will destroy African culture. What about the children of those people? How will they know their identity?" asks Mr Mseleku...
South Africa tightens Covid restrictions amid Delta variant surge
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South Africa tightens Covid restrictions amid Delta variant surge

South Africa has introduced tighter Covid-19 restrictions for two weeks after containment measures proved insufficient to cope with the speed and scale of new infections, President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced. "Additional restrictions are necessary... Our focus is on limiting social contacts while preserving the economy," Ramaphosa said on Sunday in a televised address to the nation. The country, the worst-hit on the African continent in terms of recorded cases and deaths, is in the grip of a "third wave" of infections. It recorded almost 18,000 new cases on Saturday, approaching the peak of daily infections seen in a second wave in January, and local scientists say the Delta coronavirus variant first identified in India seems to be spreading fast. Under the measures whi...
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