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Inviting Ofori-Atta over $2.25bn was needless - Kwarteng

Deputy Minister of Finance, Mr Kwaku Kwarteng

A Deputy Minister for Finance, Mr Kwaku Kwarteng, thinks that it was needles for the minority members of parliament to have invited the Minister of Finance, Mr Ken Ofori-Atta to the House over the $2.25 bond issue.

To him, the minority from the National Democratic Congress (NDC) side who orchestrated the minister’s invitation, did not read well, the documents relating to the bonds and that, if they had read the bonds document well, they would not have invited Mr Ofori-Atta to the House.


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Fare thee well Major Maxwell Adam Mahama

Fare thee well Major Maxwell Adam Mahama

Hundreds of mourners have converged on the Forecourt of the State House in Accra to bid farewell to the late Major Maxwell Adam Mahama, the military officer who was murdered in a mob action at Denkyira-Obuasi in the Central Region.

The funeral, expected to be heavily steeped in military tradition, is the difficult end to the short but decorated career of the rising military officer who was lynched at Denkyira-Obuasi while leading a military detachment providing security for Alaska C & G Mining Company at Diaso in the Upper Denkyira West District in the Central Region.


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NPP takes care of media better than NDC even in opposition - Bagbin

Alban Bagbin

The Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament says the only political party in the country that is media friendly even when it is in opposition is the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP).

Alban Bagbin said the NPP knows how to pamper and invest in the media which it did with distinction when it boycotted the 1992 general elections. The NPP went to Parliament for the first time in 1997.


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UK general election 2017 live: voting opens with final polls pointing to Tory win

Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May arrives to vote Photograph: Alastair Grant/AP

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Anti-graft agency criticises A-G for accepting GHȻ10, 000 Chinese gift

Linda Ofori Kwafo

The Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII) has frowned on a decision by the Attorney-General’s Department to accept a GHȻ10,000 grift from the Chinese Mission in Ghana.

According to the GII, the AG’s office should not have taken the money in the midst of the prosecution of some Chinese nationals involved in illegal mining in the country.

“The point is that we are currently at the moment dealing with matters that concern Chinese engaging in illegal mining,” said GII Executive Director, Linda Ofori-Kwafo.


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Togolese President Faure Gnassingbe is new ECOWAS chairperson

Togolese President Faure Gnassingbe

Togolese President Faure Gnassingbe has been named the new chairperson of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in Liberia’s capital Monrovia.

He takes over the rotational role from Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf who faced a tough task in her 12-month tenure.

Mr Gnassingbe's election was announced at the 51st ECOWAS Summit of Heads of State held for the first time in Liberia on Sunday, June 4, 2017.


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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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