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Clashes at Agbobloshie; two shot, several others injured

Violent clashes have erupted between Konkombas and Dagombas at the Agbobloshie Yam market in Accra with one person feared dead. Information gathered by Starr News indicate that the violence started after a Dagomba man was beaten by some Konkombas for allegedly stealing a mobile phone Monday evening. On Tuesday, the Dagomba man who was beaten returned with an armed gang ...

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Chinese Embassy Threats Won’t Stop Fight Against Galamsey – Mustapha Hamid

Information Minister Mustapha Hamid has dismissed any possible threat to the bilateral relations between China and Ghana over the fight against illegal mining popularly called galamsey. Mr. Hamid says the anti galamsey campaign will be sustained because government has demonstrated the will and the capacity to stamp it out. “President Nana Akufo-Addo has said he wants to be seen as ...

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Ghana considers opening dog & cat meat factories

There have been calls on government to consider as part of its the one-district, one factory policy to identify comparative advantages in each district to inform the choice of a factory. The New Patriotic Party’s Member of Parliament for Lawra, and Deputy Minister for Roads and Highways Anthony Karbo suggested a dog meat factory in the three regions of the ...

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Court ‘Pardons’ 13 Delta Force Escapees

The Kumasi Circuit Court Four, presided over by John Ekwow Mensah has pardoned the 13 members of the Delta Force for their actions at the KMA Circuit Court on April 6 2017. The accused persons who were answering charges on conspiracy, assault on public officer, causing unlawful damages and rioting escaped from the court after the judge Mary Senkyere had ...

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American corporation supports children with bamboo bikes to stay in school

Celebrated Ghanaian bamboo bike maker, Bernice Dapaah has donated samples of her bicycles to pupils of the Drobonso SDA Basic School, in the Sekyere Afram Plains district of the Ashanti Region. Her social enterprise-the Ghana Ghana Bamboo Bikes Initiative received funding from a U.S-based not-for-profit corporation, the African Bicycle Contribution Foundation (ABCF) to make the donation possible. School facilities in ...

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GJA condemns ‘barbaric’ attack on EIB Journalist

The Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) has condemned an attack on GhOne journalist Ridwan Karim Dini Osman who was assaulted in the discharge of his duties. Mr Osman, while covering a fire outbreak at Ashfoam in the North Industrial Area in Accra on Monday night was slapped several times from behind for forcing  his way to cover the incident after he ...

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Delta Force ’13’ punishment lenient – Ablakwa

The Member of Parliament for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has described as lenient the punishment issued by a Kumasi Circuit Court to the 13 Delta Force members for escaping from police custody. According to the MP, the 13 members should have been given a harsh sanction that would have served as a deterrent to others. “If you look at ...

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Akufo-Addo won’t contest 2020 polls – Alhaji Bature

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo would not be contesting the 2020 polls, editor of the Al Hajj Newspaper, Alhaji Bature Iddrissu has said. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo became President on his third attempt at the presidency. He failed to win the 2008 and 2012 elections. In 2016, he polled 53.85 percent of the valid votes cast to become Ghana’s fifth ...

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Merchant Bank ‘fights’ Ibrahim over ownership

Managers of Universal Merchant Bank (UMB), formerly Merchant Bank (Ghana) Ltd, are livid over recent publication by The aL-haJJ in which Mr Ibrahim Mahama’s name was linked to the wholly owned Ghanaian bank. UMB only recently snatched headlines when the bank’s Board, led by its Chairperson, Mrs. Betty Zormelo, pledged a whopping US$100 million to support President Akufo-Addo’s one-district, one-factory ...

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