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

myjoyonline.comThu, Jun 8, 2017 Fri, Jun 9, 2017

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

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The GuardianThu, Jun 8, 2017 Thu, Jun 8, 2017

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

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.

myjoyonline.comThu, Jun 8, 2017 Thu, Jun 8, 2017

Togolese President Faure Gnassingbe is new ECOWAS chairperson

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.

myjoyonline.comMon, Jun 5, 2017 Mon, Jun 5, 2017

President Akufo-Addo presents credentials to eight new ambassadors

Accra, June 3, GNA - President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Friday presented letters of credence to eight newly-appointed High Commissioners and Ambassadors-designate at the Flagstaff House, Accra.

Ghana News AgencySat, Jun 3, 2017 Mon, Jun 5, 2017

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

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.

The GuardianSun, Jun 4, 2017 Sun, Jun 4, 2017

London attack: Seven killed in vehicle and stabbing incidents

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.

BBCSun, Jun 4, 2017 Sun, Jun 4, 2017

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

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.

GhanaNewsonline.comSat, Jun 3, 2017 Sat, Jun 3, 2017

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?”

HOW AFRICASat, Jun 3, 2017 Sat, Jun 3, 2017

Akufo-Addo leaves Ghana for Niger

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.

Citi FMWed, May 31, 2017 Wed, May 31, 2017

Ghana, Mali pledge to deepen bilateral relations

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.

Citi FMWed, May 31, 2017 Wed, May 31, 2017

Front pages of Ghanaian Newspapers Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Ghanaian Newspaper today, Wednesday, May 31, 2017.

myjoyonline.comWed, May 31, 2017 Wed, May 31, 2017

Minority condemns ‘barbaric’ murder of soldier, urges restraint

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.

myjoyonline.comTue, May 30, 2017 Tue, May 30, 2017

Capt. Mahama’s killers will pay; Akufo-Addo vows

President Nana Akufo-Addo has condemned the horrific killing of the commanding officer of a military detachment guarding a mine at Denkyira-Obuase in the Central Region.

The president has assured Captain Maxwell Mahama's family that the security agencies will leave no stone unturned in smoking out the perpetrators.

The officer, who was said to have gone for an early morning jogging, was lynched by a mob after they allegedly mistook him for an armed robber because he was in possession of a weapon.

myjoyonline.comTue, May 30, 2017 Tue, May 30, 2017

Rawlings calls for cool heads over soldier's killing

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.”

myjoyonline.comTue, May 30, 2017 Tue, May 30, 2017

Capt. Mahama’s death challenges my citizenship - Uncle

The uncle of Captain Maxwell Mahama, young military officer lynched by Denkyira-Obuasi residents on Monday said, the family wants justice to bring a closure to his gruesome killing.

Prof. Fred Mark Bagonluri says it is unfortunate a man who has sworn to defend his country had to die in such a manner.

“A man who decides to save his nation has to die in war, and not murdered by the very citizens that he swore an oath to protect and defend against both internal and external aggression.

“For him to die in this manner challenges my citizenship,” he said.

myjoyonline.comTue, May 30, 2017 Tue, May 30, 2017

Diaso lynching: Armed Forces calls for calm among soldiers

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.

Citi FMTue, May 30, 2017 Tue, May 30, 2017

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

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.

myjoyonline.comTue, May 30, 2017 Tue, May 30, 2017

The unnecessary political twist and turn of the GHs9.7bn bond

The ‘$2.25bn’ Templeton bond saga is a classic example of ‘PR motivated by political spin’ gone bad. I am a strong believer in institutional policy making and cringe when politicians seek to overwhelm the technical space of public relations.

The art of PR makes one minded that your public is not restricted to your customers but include competition and other stakeholders.

Needless to say, politicians ought to be reminded that their public involves more than the electoral public. Focus on sharing facts and cut the political spin.

myjoyonline.comTue, May 30, 2017 Tue, May 30, 2017

Camilla opens up as never before - in her own words - on the pressure of public life

* Duchess of Cornwall shared her views about relationship with Prince of Wales

* Camilla discloses difficulties she faced on becoming Charles’s second wife

* She also highlights the physical and emotional burdens of her hectic schedule

The Duchess of Cornwall has shared her views for the first time about her relationship with the Prince of Wales and the pressures of marrying into the Royal Family.

Daily Mail.comSat, May 27, 2017 Sun, May 28, 2017