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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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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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So Interesting!! How The World’s Most Interesting Man Befriended The World’s Most Powerful Man!!

A lager business icon turned into a far-fetched buddy tto the president of the United States.. It remained intriguing.

I could hear President Obama as he strolled up the way behind me and saw the numerous arrows I had set, undetected, in the bull’s-eye. I held up until I could detect him close by. At that point, with the easygoing swagger that had turned into my calling card, I turned, and pretending irritation, delivered the line I had prepared:

“What took you so long?”


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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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