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Aboriginal anger as 'disgusting' Trevor Noah joke resurfaces

Comedian Trevor Noah has responded to criticism of a racist joke he told in 2013 about Aboriginal Australian women, saying that he had "vowed never to make a joke like that again". Noah, now host of The Daily Show in the US, faced a backlash after video of the joke …

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Deal between Ecuador and UK to hand over Julian Assange is imminent

A deal between Ecuador and the UK to hand over Julian Assange is ‘imminent’. The new Ecuador President Lenin Moreno is believed to be visiting British officials to finalise the agreement. A source close to the President’s office confirmed that Mr Moreno is near to agreeing to a deal …

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Deadly standoff in Iraq's Erbil governorate building ends

The standoff between Kurdish security forces and three gunmen holed up in Erbil's governorate building has ended with two gunmen and one civilian dead while a third wounded attacker has been captured. The ordeal started early on Monday when the assailants shot their way into the building, wounding one guard …

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Man climbs MTN mast; threatens to kill rescuers after Tramadol abuse

Residents in Odumase-Krobo in the Eastern Region were thrown into a state of shock when a young man identified as Solomon Tetteh, fully dressed in military uniform was spotted at the upper part of an MTN Telecom mast misbehaving and threatening to violently crush anyone who attempts to rescue him …

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8,000 more teachers for Free SHS – Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said from September 2018, Government will implement the double intake system for new entrants into the country’s public Senior High Schools, which will address the growing numbers of students benefitting from the Free SHS policy.

According to President Akufo-Addo, the 2018/2019 academic …

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Midland suspends 5 workers, to compensate woman

Five members of staff of the Midland Savings and Loans Company who witnessed the assault of a customer of the company at one of its branches by a policeman, Frederick Amanor, have been suspended pending investigations into the matter. Their suspension follows what the management of the company described as …

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Sir John, Wontumi into illegal mining despite ban – Chiefs reveal

Chiefs at Jacobu in the Amansie Central District of the Ashanti Region last week left the Minister of Minister of Chieftaincy and Traditional Affairs, Kofi Dzamesi and his delegation in shock when they fingered two key figures of the current administration engaging in illegal mining despite the ban. The angry …

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Asawase incident must never happen again - Akufo-Addo

The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has assured the entire country and, indeed, residents of Asawase, in the Ashanti Region, that, the recommendations that will be made by the Committee of Inquiry set up to investigate the alleged killing of seven (7) young men by the Police …

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We have proved critics wrong - Akufo Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo says his administration has demonstrated true commitment in the execution of its flagship programmes and policies and will to this effect, prove critics wrong by implementing them to the latter. Addressing a durbar of the Chiefs and people of the Bongo Traditional Area, the …

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Franklin Cudjoe To Sue Midland Over Assault Of Nursing Mother

The president of policy think tank, IMANI Africa, Franklin Cudjoe will join forces some lawyers to drag Midland Savings and Loans to court for allowing a police officer brutalize a nursing mother at one of their branches in Accra. Franklin Cudjoe said he is taking action because the police officer …

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Government adopts Sandwich System for Free SHS

The government has adopted the double-track (semester/sandwich) system to increase enrollment under its flagship programme, the Free Senior High School. This was revealed by Dr Mathew Opoku Prempeh, the Minister of Education. Briefing participants, Dr Prempeh emphasized that the exigencies of the situation call for a shift system to …

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Akua Donkor Defends ‘Woman Beater’ Police Officer

Most Ghanaians watched the video of a woman being brutalized by a police officer for trying to withdraw her own money from a bank and felt a pang of pity for her mixed with revulsion for the police officer behaving like an animal. But for people whose brains work in …

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