Politics

London attack: Theresa May says 'enough is enough' after seven killed

Theresa May delivers her statement on the steps of Downing Street on Sunday morning. Photograph: Will Oliver/EPA

Theresa May has warned there has been “far too much tolerance of extremism” in the UK and promised to step up the fight against Islamist terrorism in the wake of the London Bridge attack, saying “enough is enough”.

The prime minister struck a sombre and serious tone as she spoke outside No 10 on Sunday morning after chairing a meeting of the Cobra committee following the attack in the centre of the capital that left seven dead.


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London attack: Seven killed in vehicle and stabbing incidents

London area

Six people have been killed and at least 48 injured in a terror incident in London in which three male attackers were shot dead by police.

A white van hit pedestrians on London Bridge at about 22:00 BST on Saturday, then three men got out and stabbed people in nearby Borough Market.

Police said the three men were wearing fake bomb vests.

One of those hurt is a police officer who was stabbed after going to help. His injuries are not life-threatening.


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Mahama’s Interview on BBC: Global Warming Org. commends him for condemning Trump

Ex-President John Mahama

Former President John Dramani Mahama’s interview with BBC Focus on Africa has strengthened responses from global warming organisation to President Trump’s decision to opt out of the Paris Climate Agreement signed by his predecessor Barack Obama.

President Mahama prior to the interview, reacted to President Trump’s decision on his tweeter handle, describing it as a decision made from a “truly misinformed position”. The Paris Agreement was agreed upon by member nations including America to check pollution in the world and the worst polluters would be made to pay for the pollution.


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Akufo-Addo leaves Ghana for Niger

President Nana Akufo Addo

President Akufo Addo will leave Accra today for Niger as part of his tour of some West African countries.

While there, the President will hold bilateral talks with his counterpart Mahamadou Issoufou, and also meet the Ghanaian community there.

Niger is the latest country the President is travelling to after returning from Liberia and Mali last weekend.

The visits are aimed at deepening Ghana’s bilateral relations and reiterate his administration’s full commitment to the ideals of ECOWAS.
A few weeks ago Akufo-Addo took his African tour to Senegal.


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Ghana, Mali pledge to deepen bilateral relations

President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita welcomes President Nana Akufo Addo

Ghana and Mali have pledged to work towards strengthening the ties of cooperation that exist between them, after the Presidents of the two countries expressed satisfaction with the current state of that relationship.

In a joint communiqué issued at the end of a day’s working visit to Mali by President Akufo-Addo, on Sunday, 28th May, 2017, it was resolved that the two countries reinforce their co-operation in the areas of trade, agriculture, security and the process of West African integration.


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Minority condemns ‘barbaric’ murder of soldier, urges restraint

A section of Minority members

The Minority in Parliament says the gruesome murder of a military officer in the Central Region demonstrates the lawlessness the country has been plunged into for the past months.

The Nationla Democratic Congress (NDC) MPs in a statement Tuesday want government to protect the “enviable” democratic record bequeathed to it by the past administration.

Minority leader, Haruna Iddrisu condemned the killing of Captain Maxwell Adam Mahama by some residents at Diaso on Monday while on his early morning jogging.


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Rawlings calls for cool heads over soldier's killing

Former President Jerry John Rawlings.

Former President Flt Lt Jerry John Rawlings has called for calm and restraint as the security agencies investigate the unfortunate lynching of a serving military officer at Denkyira-Obuasi.

In a statement issued on Tuesday, the former President expressed his sincere condolences to the wife, family and the unit of the late Captain Maxwell Mahama for their unfortunate loss.

“Your loss is a loss to the whole country. Your husband, son and brother lost his life serving his country.”


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Diaso lynching: Armed Forces calls for calm among soldiers

Ghana Armed Forces

The Ghana Armed Forces is urging its troops to remain calm following the gruesome murder of an officer in the Central Region.

It said it was working to bring justice to the deceased and those affected by his murder.

Captain Maxwell Mahama of the 5th Infantry Battalion was lynched and burnt by some angry residents at Diaso, the capital of the Upper West Denkyira District on Monday.

The Armed Forces in a statement signed by the Director of Public Relations, Colonel Aggrey-Quarshie, said it has commenced investigations into the murder.


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Osafo Maafo, Atta Akyea, Ursula missing in Akufo-Addo's 19-member Cabinet

Osafo Maafo, Ursula Owusu, Atta Akyea

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has submitted to Parliament a list of 19 Ministers who will make up his Cabinet Tuesday.

The President’s action is in fulfilment of Article 76(1) of the 1992 Constitution which enjoins him to select some Ministers to form his Cabinet.

The Article states that, “There shall be a cabinet which shall consist of the President, the Vice President and not less than ten and not more than nineteen Ministers of State.”

It did not state which Ministerial portfolio should be included in the Cabinet of any government.


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