Myanmar coup: UN calls for release of ‘trapped’ protesters

More than 200 people are thought to be trapped in the Sanchaung district The UN has appealed to the military in Myanmar for the safe release of hundreds of protesters believed to be trapped inside an apartment block. Security forces are thought to have cornered the group of about 200 people in a district of Yangon since Monday. The UN Human Rights Office said the group had been protesting peacefully and should be allowed to leave. Mass protests have been seen across Myanmar since the military seized power on 1…

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Hajia Alima Mahama to US, Lt. Gen OB Akwa to Egypt in Akufo-Addo’s ambassadorial appointments

  Hajia Alima Mahama, former Minister of Local Government and Rural Development President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has presented a list of nominees to the Council of State to be considered for ambassadorial roles in his second term. Among these are former Minister of Local Government and Rural Development Hajia Alima Mahama, who has been named to head Ghana’s mission in Washington DC, United States of America, and former Chief of Defence Staff Lt. Gen. (rtd) Obed Boamah Akwa, who has been nominated High Commissioner to Egypt. Some of the…

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You overstepped boundaries in attack on Bagbin – Ayariga tells Sammy Gyamfi

  NDC Communications Officer, Sammy Gyamfi The NDC Member of Parliament for Bawku Central, Mahama Ayariga, has said the National Communications Officer of the party, Sammy Gyamfioverstepped his boundaries in his attack on the Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin. He described as unwarranted the attack on the Speaker of Parliament Alban Bagbin by the Communications officer of the NDC. “To move from criticisms to questioning the integrity of the Speaker is overstepping the boundaries. You need to show exactly what Bagbin did to become the subject of an attack,” Ayariga…

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‘Now thank we all our God’ – Domelevo sings amid Akufo-Addo’s directive to retire

The former Auditor-General, Daniel Domelevo’s first public reaction since the directive from the Presidency to retire is an interesting one. He was, in a letter signed by President Akufo-Addo’s Secretary, asked to proceed on retirement based on an indication by the Audit Service Board that Mr Domelevo has exceeded the eligible age to remain in the workforce. “The attention of the President of the Republic has been drawn to records and documents made available to this Office by the Audit Service, that indicate that your date of birth is 1st June,…

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How rape allegations have rocked Australian politics

Brittany Higgins on the first day of her “dream job” working for a federal minister in Australia’s parliament Just a fortnight ago, Australia was shocked by a former political adviser’s allegations that she had been raped in the nation’s Parliament House. Brittany Higgins said she’d been attacked by a male colleague – also an adviser for the ruling Liberal Party – in a government minister’s office in 2019. Her story has triggered a flood of other women to come forward with their own experiences of alleged sexual assault and harassment…

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Trump rules out new political party in speech to conservatives

Mr Trump repeats his false claims that he won November’s election and hints at another run in 2024 Donald Trump says he has no plans to launch a new political party, telling a conservative conference in Florida that it would split the Republican vote. In his first speech since Democrat Joe Biden became president, he also hinted that he might run for office again in 2024. Mr Trump strongly criticised his successor, saying US policy had gone from “America first to America last”. The speech comes weeks after Mr Trump…

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Election Petition: Dismiss Mahama’s ‘Strange’ Case – EC Tells Supreme Court In Its Closing Address

Lawyers of the Electoral Commission (EC), first respondent in the ongoing election petition hearing at the Supreme Court insists that the Petitioner, John Dramani Mahama failed to prove his case. According to the EC, “the evidence led on behalf of the Petitioner did not advance his case one whit”. “ . . this case has been a strange one. The Petitioner has led no evidence whatsoever to challenge the election results and for that matter the declaration made by the 1st respondent on 9th December 2020. At some point litigation…

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I Will not ligalise Okada – Transport minister designate.

Transport minister designate, Kwaku Ofori Asiamah has said in the ministerial vetting that, it will be very difficult for him to legalise okada.“We will not be able to legalise okada today because the numbers are not pointing in the direction that we should. Also, considering the fact that enforcement is a problem in this country. Based on the current information on the grounds, it will be difficult for me to spearhead the legalisation of okada in my second term.” However, the 2020 presidential candidate for the National Democratic Congress made…

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We are not Demonstrating for Mahama but for the future of the country-Aseidu Nketia

The General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress, (NDC) Hon. Johnson Aseidu Nketia has hinted that, the NDC party is embarking on a demonstration for the future of the country but not for John Dramani Mahama as an individual to become a president of Ghana. Aseidu Nketia explained that, despite their petition to the supreme court over the 2020 election results, the NDC party will still demonstrate since the government have decided not to talk about those who lost their lives through the election , so they will demonstrate until…

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NPP Declares Majority In Parliament

The National Patriotic Party (NPP) has been officially declared as the Majority Members in Ghana’s Parliament by Speaker Alban Sumana Bagbin as the National Democratic Congress takes the Minority seat in Parliament. Rt. Hon. Alban Bagbin declare the National Patriotic Party (NPP) caucus Majority in Parliament on the chamber’s first sitting on Friday 15th Janauary,2021 after a letter submitted by the Independent Member of Parliament Lawyer Andrew Amoako Asiamah of Fomena constituency in the Ashanti Region that claims his willingness to join the Npp party. The Speaker stated, “…you have…

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