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Christopher Saunders: Former Bishop of Broome charged with rape in Australia
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Christopher Saunders: Former Bishop of Broome charged with rape in Australia

Australian bishop Christopher Saunders has been charged with rape and a string of historical sex offences - some against children.The 74-year-old was arrested in Broome on Wednesday, after parallel investigations ordered by Western Australia police and the Pope.Mr Saunders has indicated he will plead not guilty to all charges against him.He is one of the most senior Catholic clerics to face charges of this nature.Mr Saunders is charged with two counts of rape, 14 counts of unlawful and indecent assault, and three counts of indecently dealing with a child as a person in authority.The alleged offending occurred in the remote West Australian towns of Broome, Kununurra and the Aboriginal community of Kalumburu between 2008 and 2014.He was released on bail on Th...
Dani Alves trial: Ex-Brazil player guilty of nightclub rape
Sports

Dani Alves trial: Ex-Brazil player guilty of nightclub rape

Image caption,Dani Alves was first arrested in January 2023 and has been in pre-trial detention ever sinceA court in Spain has found former Barcelona and Brazil footballer Dani Alves guilty of raping a woman in a Barcelona nightclub.He has been sentenced to four and a half years in prison.The 40-year-old, who is one of the most decorated footballers in history, had denied sexually assaulting the woman in the early hours of 31 December 2022.His lawyer had asked for him to be acquitted and Alves can appeal against the sentence.Alves had been accused of luring the woman to a toilet in a VIP section of the nightclub and had argued that she could have left "if she wanted to". However, the court found that she did not consent.In a statement, the court said there was evid...
Full list: Dr Mahamudu Bawumia’s 24 member manifesto committee
Politics

Full list: Dr Mahamudu Bawumia’s 24 member manifesto committee

Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has unveiled a list of individuals who will constitute the party’s manifesto committee, ahead of the 2024 general elections.These set of people will steer the affairs of his manifesto. The list contained in a statement issued on February 21, 2024, constitutes 24 prominent members of the party, including Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, former Majority Leader, Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, etc.“The committee will be chaired by Hon Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu and Sector Ministers will serve as advisors to the committees,” the statement said.The statement further stated that: “The Committee shall be responsible for undertaking a holistic review of the party’s 2016 and 2020 manifestos and engaging all relevant stakeholders to come up with a pragma...
Zambian player dies few days to 2024 Olympics qualifier against Ghana
Sports

Zambian player dies few days to 2024 Olympics qualifier against Ghana

Zambian Football Association has officially announced the tragic passing of Norin Betani, a player for the women’s national team. Betani, aged 24, passed away on Wednesday, February 21, 2024.Betani was scheduled to accompany the team to Ghana for the Paris Olympic qualifying first leg at the Accra Sports Stadium on Friday.However, she was unable to join the team as she fell ill and had to remain behind.A statement from the Zambian FA read: “We regret to announce the death of one of our female players, Norin Betani, who was in the provisional squad for the Ghana match.“Betani was taken to the nearest hospital to the team camp.“This is the Kanyama Level One Hospital, and FAZ engaged the family at every stage.“The patient was referred to the University Teaching Hospit...
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We’ll ensure fitting 67th Indece Day anniversary celebration  – E/R Minister

 • Mr Seth Kwame Acheampong (inset) speaking to the pressThe Eastern Regional Minister, Mr Seth Kwame Acheampong, has assured of the region’s preparedness to host a successful 67th Independence Day Anniversary celebration to be held for the first time in the Eastern region.He said all protocol arrangements and plans had been put in place to receive the several guest who would be visiting the region from across the world, and assured of a smooth event.Mr Seth Acheampong made this known during a media briefing on activities lined up to commemorate the day.He called on the general public and the media to comply with the protocols to enable the smooth organisation and celebration of the day.He outlined other activities, including February, 28, Christiansburg cross...
Set right priorities to fix economy …Otumfuo Osei Tutu tasks Finance Minister-designate
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Set right priorities to fix economy …Otumfuo Osei Tutu tasks Finance Minister-designate

 Otumfuo Osei Tutu IIThe Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu ll, has asked the Minister of  Finance, designate, Mohamed Amin Adam, to set his priorities right to bring changes towards development in the country.According to the Asantehene, his appointment meant a huge responsibility on him and should ensure that he lived up to expectation to justify the confidence the President has reposed in him.• Dr Mohammed Amin Adam with Otumfuo Osei Tutu II at the Manhyia PalaceThe Asantehene acknowledged that there were some challenges in the economy and tasked the Minister to set priorities right to reflect in the economy, stressing that Ghanaians would want to see some changes.He was speaking during a courtesy call on him by the Minister on Tuesday.Responding, the Minis...
LGBTQ+ bill: Afenyo-Markin loses bid to substitute imprisonment with non-custodial sentence
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LGBTQ+ bill: Afenyo-Markin loses bid to substitute imprisonment with non-custodial sentence

 Mr Alexander Afenyo-MarkinDeputy Majority Leader, Alexander Afenyo-Markin has lost his bid to convince Parliament to substitute custodial sentence with non-custodial sen­tence in the Promotion of Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values Bill, 2022.The Effutu MP lost his advocacy after the House voted against his 12 proposed amendments which, in his view, would promote reformation of victims and practitioners of same sex relationships.Mr Alexander Afenyo-MarkinAt the second consideration of the controversial bill in Parliament yesterday, Mr Afenyo-Markin called for further consultation to ensure the bill achieved its purpose; to reform rather than condemn victims and practitioners.Mr Afenyo-Markin who has always stated that he supports the object of t...
Bawumia’s manifesto: Asamoah Gyan chairs youth and sports sub-committee
Sports

Bawumia’s manifesto: Asamoah Gyan chairs youth and sports sub-committee

Ghanaian sports legend Asamoah Gyan has been named as part of a team tasked to put together a manifesto for the flagbearer of the governing New Patriotic Party, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, for the 2024 polls.Asamoah Gyan is the chairman of the Youth and Sports sub-committee.This information was contained in a press release signed by Dennis Miracles Aboagye, Director of Communications for Bawumia’s campaign team.The list includes Osei-Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu as the chairman of the manifesto committee.The committee shall be responsible for undertaking a holistic review of the party’s 2016 and 2020 manifestos and engaging all relevant stakeholders to come up with a pragmatic 2024 manifesto.“The Manifesto Committee is further charged to discharge their mandate efficiently ...
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African Games 2023: Anticipation builds as venues and sporting events unveiled

African Games 2023: Anticipation builds as venues and sporting events unveiledAs the 13th African Games in Ghana draws closer, the locations for various sports disciplines have been disclosed, adding to the anticipation for the upcoming event scheduled to run from March 8, 2024, to March 23, 2024.Know all venues for the 13th African Games and the competitions that would be hosted at each venue;The Borteyman Sports Complex will be a hub of various activities hosting Badminton, Handball, Weightlifting, Basketball Tennis and Fencing. It will also serve as the venue for Volleyball, Table, Tennis, Karate-do, Judo, Taekwondo, MMA, Wrestling, and Aquatic events like Swimming and Triathlon.The University of Ghana, Legon Games Village will serve as the central Games Center. It will...
High Stakes at Korea Republic’s First World Champs: Draw Sets Up Early Favourites Battles
Sports

High Stakes at Korea Republic’s First World Champs: Draw Sets Up Early Favourites Battles

The anticipation reached its peak today as the draw for the knockout stages of the ITTF World Championships 2024 took place at the Busan Exhibition and Convention Centre (BEXCO).  The draw results have set the stage for thrilling matchups ahead, pitting table tennis powerhouses against contenders in what promises to be a series of intense battles leading up to the round of 16. In the Women's Teams draw, the host team Korea Republic, along with powerhouses China, France, Germany, Japan, Romania, Hong Kong; China, and Chinese Taipei, have secured direct qualification to the Round of 16 after topping their groups. Those who ranked second and third spots will face off in a Round of 24 playoff starting tomorrow morning.The draw, held after the conclusion of the Women’s Teams Group matches, unv...