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Ejisu: Fuel tanker explodes and causes havoc (Photos)
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Ejisu: Fuel tanker explodes and causes havoc (Photos)

But for the swift response of the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS), a different story would have been told when a fuel tanker caught fire and exploded in the late hours of Tuesday at Ejisu in the Ashanti region. The fire service responded swiftly to the distress call and managed […]

Fake and real US embassy in Accra
USA

Fake US embassy operates in Ghana for 10 years

News has travelled the world that an organised gang based in Ghana ran a fake embassy selling real US visas for $6,000 (£4,700) for “about a decade”. How did they get away with it for so long? The US State Department says Ghanaian and Turkish organised crime rings were running […]

Dylann Roof
USA

A Whitman Accused of Mass killing at a South Carolina Church will defend himself

A white man accused of killing nine black people at a South Carolina church will be allowed to represent himself at trial, a federal judge has said. US District Judge Richard Gergel said 22-year-old Dylann Roof’s wish to be his own lawyer was “unwise”, but nevertheless granted his request. The […]

A man who said soldiers poured on him after he was shot
Others

Nigeria security forces ‘killed 150 peaceful pro-Biafra protesters’

Nigeria’s security forces have killed more than 150 peaceful protestors since August 2015, a human rights group has claimed. Amnesty International said the country’s military used live ammunition and deadly force against pro-Biafra protestors who were campaigning for independence from Nigeria. Nigeria’s police denies allegations that it used unnecessary force. […]

Clinton to Challenge Results of Three Swing States
Politics USA

Clinton to Challenge Results of Three Swing States

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is being urged by a group of computer scientists and election lawyers to challenge the election results in three key swing states won by President-elect Donald Trump, Gabriel Sherman reported at New York Magazine’s Daily Intelligencer blog. The group, which includes voting-rights attorney John Bonifaz […]

Otumfour Osei Tutu II
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Asantehene Suspends Funerals in His Kingdom

The Kumasi Traditional Council has suspended all funerals throughout the Ashanti kingdom until the burial of the late Asantehema, Nana Afia Kobi Serwaa Ampem II who died last Monday November 14, 2016. Drumming and noise making have all been suspended. The decision was taken at an emergency meeting on Thursday […]

Eric Aniva
Others

On trial: The man with HIV who says he had sex with 104 women and girls

A verdict is expected this week in the case of a man arrested in Malawi after he told a BBC reporter he had had sex with pubescent girls as part of a “cleansing” ritual. But some Malawians are asking why only one man is on trial for a practice involving […]

Nana Afia Serwaa Kobi
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Queenmother of Asante Kingdom dies at 111

The Asantehemaa (Queenmother of Asante Kingdom), Nana Afia Kobi Serwaa Ampem II has died at the age of 111, after reigning for 39 years. Nana Afia Kobi was said to have died peacefully in her sleep on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 according to Graphic Online. As custom demands, emissaries from […]

Obama seeks to calm US allies over Trump concerns
Politics USA

Obama seeks to calm US allies over Trump concerns

President Barack Obama has sought to assure America’s allies that President-elect Donald Trump will honour the country’s international alliances when he takes office in January. Mr Obama told reporters that Mr Trump had expressed an interest in maintaining the US commitment to Nato. This came hours before Mr Obama was […]

Stephen K. Bannon, fourth from left, and Reince Priebus, second from right, during Donald J. Trump’s victory speech. Both are on a short list for chief of staff, according to people close to the campaign. Credit Stephen Crowley/The New York Times
USA

Trump’s Hires Will Set Course of His Presidency

WASHINGTON — “Busy day planned in New York,” President-elect Donald J. Trump said on Twitter on Friday morning, two days after his astonishing victory. “Will soon be making some very important decisions on the people who will be running our government!” If anything, that understates the gravity of the personnel […]