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Gov’t begs labour over demo; calls for more talks

With barely 48 hours to Organised Labour’s nationwide demonstration against increased taxes and increases in utility tariffs, the Minister of Employment and Labour Relations, Haruna Iddrisu, has reiterated his appeal to the group, to return to the negotiation table. Organised Labour has declared a nationwide demonstration on Wednesday after talks with government for a downward review of utility tariffs and ...

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Mahama reshuffles team; Prosper Bani, Fiifi Kwetey get new appointments

The former Chief of Staff, Prosper Douglas Bani has been made the Minister Designate for Interior in President Mahama’s first reshuffle list for 2016. Prosper Bani was relieved of his post in February 2015 and was replaced with Julius Debrah. Meanwhile Fiifi Kwetey, Minister of Agriculture has been appointed as the Minister Designate for Transport to replace Dzifa Ativor who resigned from her position on De ...

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Justice Dery, Ayisi Addo sue CJ, 6 others for slashing salaries

The two; Justice Paul Uuter Dery and Ayisi Addo lament that letters dated 8th and 11th January from the Judicial Council to them announced that they will from immediate effect receive only half of their salaries. They in their writ filed at the Supreme Court argue that the letters which also suspended the payment of their allowances except rent “is inconsistent with and in contravention of Article 127(5) of ...

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Ghanaian transfer window set to close on January 20

The transfer window which heralds the start of a new league season is set to close on January 20 without the start date of the league known. Teams in the Premier Division have kept themselves busy with several purchases since the end of last season. While Kotoko, Chelsea, Aduana, Ashgold and Medeama have made big name signings, Hearts of Oak, Hasaacas and Liberty have relatively been on the quiet. Will club ...

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Tennis_ Evidence of suspected match fixing revealed

Secret files exposing evidence of widespread suspected match fixing at the top level of world tennis, including at Wimbledon, can be revealed by the BBC and BuzzFeed News. Over the last decade 16 players who have ranked in the top 50 have been repeatedly flagged to the tennis integrity unit over suspicions they have thrown matches. All of the players, including winners of Grand Slam titles, were allowed to ...

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Armed robbers attack police officer in commercial bus

A Police officer has been attacked and shot by highway robbers in the Bole district of the Northern region, Sunday. The officer was traveling on a commercial bus when the attack occurred. A journalist with the Yagbon Radio in Bole, Richard Forgor told Joy News the incident happened around 11:00 am. The police man who was detailed to join a patrol team left an item at home and was on his way back to retrieve ...

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Dzidzor Mensah_ Stigma compelled me to deny my HIV status

Former AIDS Ambassador, Dzidzor Yawavi Mensah, has revealed she publicly denied her HIV positive status because her children were being ridiculed in school. In an open letter to President John Mahama, the controversial former AIDS ambassador explains, “Love for my children and fear for the future concerning HIV related stigma compelled me to publicly deny my HIV status putting the entire world in the state ...

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Why Ghanaians should be worried about ex-Gitmo detainees

In case you have not understood the gravity of the perceived threat that Ghana supposedly faces by accepting to host two former detainees from the Guantanamo Bay Prison in the United States, then you should perhaps take a listen to this audio. In the 12 minutes 26 seconds sound clip, a Lecturer in Islamic Studies at the Department of Religion and Human Values at the University of Cape Coast, Mustapha Hamid, ...

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Gov’t condemns terror attacks on Burkina Faso

The Government has strongly condemned the terrorist attacks in Burkina Faso over the weekend, which claimed nearly thirty lives. The deadly attacks which started on Friday targeted the Splendid and Yibi Hotels as well as the Cappucino Café, all popular spots for foreigners. A statement signed by the Foreign Affairs Minister Hannah Tetteh, extended Ghana’s condolences to President Roch Marc Christian Kabore, ...

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Election_ Police to crush political vigilante groups

The Ghana Police Service says it will disband all pseudo-security groups who provide security for political parties ahead of the November election. These groups who claim to be protecting party functionaries and safeguarding their political fortunes appear to be competing with the Police over maintenance of law and order. Two security groups [Azorka boys and Bolga bull dogs] believed to be associated with t ...

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