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Four Ghana judges suspended in bribery scandal: presidency

Accra, Ghana | AFP | Four judges accused of taking bribes in Ghana have been suspended, the presidency announced Wednesday, in the latest fallout from a graft scandal rocking the country’s judiciary. President Nana Akufo-Addo suspended the high court judges after a disciplinary committee launched a case against them. The …

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Ghana suspends officials over Commonwealth visa debacle

Accra, Ghana | AFP | Ghana president Nana Akufo-Addo suspended two sports officials on Thursday following the arrest of 60 Ghanaians posing as journalists who tried to illegally enter Australia for the Commonwealth Games. Pius Enam Hadzide, the deputy minister for youth and sports, and Robert Sarfo Mensah, the director general …

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Six killed in Ghana gold mining site collapse: company

Accra, Ghana | AFP | Six miners were killed and two injured when the roof of a tunnel collapsed at a gold mining site operated by US-based Newmont in Ghana’s southern region, the company said Sunday. “I can confirm six fatalities to you. Two others were treated at the clinic …

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Ghana will not offer military base to US: president

Accra, Ghana | AFP | Ghana will not sign an agreement with Washington to set up a military base, President Nana Akufo-Addo said on Thursday. The president confirmed in a television address that the two countries would ink a defence cooperation agreement, but was emphatic that “Ghana has not offered …

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Ghana protestors rally against US military deal

Accra, Ghana | AFP | Hundreds of people took to the streets of Accra, Ghana’s capital, on Wednesday to protest against a controversial military deal with Washington which was passed by parliament last week. The agreement was approved by President Nana Akufo-Addo’s government on Friday but has come under heavy …

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Nigeria plane makes emergency landing in Ghana

Lagos, Nigeria | AFP |  A Nigerian plane made an emergency landing in Ghana after smoke was detected in the cabin, officials said Friday, in the latest incident to hit domestic and foreign airline operators. The aircraft, owned by Arik Air, was travelling from Lagos to Accra on Tuesday when …

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UN peacekeepers from Ghana recalled over sex with S. Sudan women

United Nations, United States | AFP | Forty-six UN peacekeepers from Ghana have been recalled from their base in northwestern South Sudan following allegations of sexual exploitation of women sheltering at the site, a UN spokesman said Monday. The 46 police were confined to barracks in Juba on Saturday after a …

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Ghana vigilant on extremist threat: president

Accra, Ghana | AFP | Ghana’s president, Nana Akufo-Addo, on Wednesday vowed no let-up in security after an investigation was launched into a possible extremist plot in the capital. Three men were charged on Tuesday with possession of explosives after suspected hand grenades were found in the Odorkor area of Accra. …

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