Akyem Asafo Accident: Mame Yaa Aboagye Sympathizes With Bereaved Families

  Deputy Communications Director of the ruling New Patriotic Party, Mame Yaa Aboagye has expressed her heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of the passengers who lost their lives in a gory road accident at Akyem Asafo on the Accra-Kumasi highway on Friday. A total of 16 persons were confirmed dead in the highway accident. The accident involved two Kia Grandbird buses with registration numbers GT 5629-19 and GE 5510-15, one of which was a VIP bus. Mame Yaa prayed for peaceful rest for the deceased, and a speedy…

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Ethiopia’s Tigray crisis: Blinken says US concerned about atrocities

The conflict has displaced tens of thousands to neighbouring Sudan The US has condemned reported atrocities in Ethiopia’s conflict-hit northern region of Tigray, urging the African Union to help resolve the “deteriorating situation.” “We are deeply concerned by the worsening humanitarian crisis,” Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said. An Amnesty report said crimes against humanity may have been committed. Hundreds have been killed and tens of thousands displaced in four months. The conflict erupted on 4 November 2020 when Ethiopia’s government launched an offensive to oust the Tigray People’s Liberation…

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Cape Town: Pictures of how Muslim worship helps quell South African ganglands

A team of Islamic scholars in South Africa has been on a mission for the past three years to bring peace to Manenberg and other areas of Cape Town with gang and drug problems. Photographer Shiraaz Mohamed accompanied them on one of their weekly visits:Most Thursday evenings the scholars go to Cape Town’s ganglands for an open-air form of devotion known as “dhikr”. These sessions involve a rhythmic repetition of the name of God and his attributes. Over the last three years there has never been a gang fight during…

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Iran nuclear deal: Tehran rules out informal talks on reviving accord

has insisted that the US should lift its sanctions before talks can resume Iran has ruled out holding an informal meeting with the US and European powers on ways to revive a nuclear deal, insisting that America must lift all of its unilateral sanctions first. Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman said it was not an appropriate time for the talks proposed by the European Union. The US said it was disappointed but that it remained ready to “re-engage in meaningful diplomacy” on the issue. Tensions have soared since the US left…

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Committees in the extractive industry asked to make judicious use of mineral development fund

Stakeholders in the extractive industry have been tasked to make judicious use of the Minerals Development Fund (MDF) to fastrack development in local communities. To this end, it is incumbent on all stakeholders to participate in the disbursement of the Minerals Development Fund. The move is to change the situation where most mining communities such as Tarkwa-Nsuaem, Obuasi among others, were not benefitting immensely from thé MDF thereby living in abject poverty. A Policy Analyst, Dr. Seth Manteaw said this at a two-day training workshop for Local Management Committees (LMCs)…

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FULL TEXT: Akufo-Addo’s 24th address to the nation on measures to fight coronavirus

You are doing so on one of the sacred days of our nation, 28th February, when the 1948 Christiansborg Crossroads shooting occurred seventy-three (73) years ago, which led to the martyrdom of Sergeant Adjetey, Corporal Attipoe, and Private Odartey Lamptey, martyrdoms that ignited the nationalist movement, and led us to the freedom we enjoy today. Let us observe a moment’s silence in honour of their memory, and the memory of all the faithful departed patriots who helped create our nation. May their souls rest in perfect peace. Fellow Ghanaians, since…

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Kotoko v Hearts: Two missed penalties ensure goalless draw

  The two sides now have 24 points so far Sun, 28 Feb 2021Source: Football Ghana The Super Clash between Asante Kotoko and Hearts of Oak ended 0-0 after a well-fought battle between the two teams. Kotoko got an opportunity to score the opener in the fourth minute after Kwame Opoku was brought down by Nuru Sulley. Unfortunately, Richard Attah had other ideas, saving from the spot. Two minutes later, Hearts of Oak created a huge opportunity. Obeng Junior played Patrick Razak through but his effort came off the woodwork.…

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Golden Globe Awards 2021: Virtual ceremony gets under way

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are hosting the Globes from New York and Los Angeles The Golden Globe Awards are under way, with Amy Poehler and Tina Fey hosting proceedings from Los Angeles and New York. The ceremony, which recognises excellence in film and television, is being held virtually this year because of the coronavirus pandemic. It is the first major event of awards season, and often a good indicator of which films will go on to Oscar glory. Mank, Nomadland and The Father are among this year’s most nominated…

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Myanmar coup: Deadliest day of protests as police open fire

Police have fired on protesters in Myanmar killing at least 18, the UN human rights office says, on the deadliest day of anti-coup rallies. Deaths were reported in several cities including Yangon, Dawei and Mandalay as police used live rounds and tear gas. Security forces began the violent crackdown on Saturday, after weeks of largely peaceful protests against the 1 February military takeover. Government leaders, including Aung San Suu Kyi, were overthrown and detained. Social media footage from Sunday showed protesters running away as police charged at them, makeshift roadblocks…

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Atletico Madrid have been Spanish champions 10 times in their history

  Atletico Madrid have been Spanish champions 10 times in their history Leaders Atletico Madrid moved five points clear at the top of La Liga by winning away at Villarreal. Atletico, aiming to win the Spanish title for the first time since 2013-14, went ahead thanks to an own goal from Villarreal’s Alfonso Pedraza. Joao Felix doubled their lead with a low strike in the second half. The result leaves them five points ahead of second-placed Barcelona and six ahead of Real Madrid, who Atletico host in a derby game…

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