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Brexit talks 'will not consume EU', Angela Merkel warns Britain

EU leaders dismiss Theresa May’s offer on citizens’ rights as inadequate while summit seeks to focus on terrorism and defence

The German chancellor, Angela Merkel, has warned Theresa May that the EU will not allow itself to be consumed by the Brexit negotiations, as the British prime minister’s offer on citizens’ rights was dismissed by Europe’s leaders as vague and inadequate.

The GuardianFri, Jun 23, 2017 Fri, Jun 23, 2017

NEW EVIDENCE: This is The True Reason Gaddafi Was Murdered, Not For Humanitarian Reasons

The recent Hillary Clinton email leaks have opened a can of worms everywhere including in Africa. Wikileaks released an unclassified U.S. Department of State document emailed to Clinton, dated April 2, 2011.

Sidney Blumenthal, the sender of the email confirmed what the world already suspected, Gaddafi was not killed for humanitarian purposes but for the oil and for money. His ideas of an African gold-backed currency were his major undoing.

HOW AFRICAThu, Jun 22, 2017 Thu, Jun 22, 2017

Georgina Wood makes history, fills 22-yr-old Council of State vacancy

Former Chief Justice, Georgina Theodora Wood has been sworn in as the last of the 25-Member Council of State.

The 1992 Constitution reserves a seat for a retired Chief Justice, but for 22 years the vacancy has not been filled. The last time it was filled was in 1995 by former CJ Philip Edward Archer.

Since then three other Chief Justices have died in office or retired on health grounds. The three are Isaac Kobina Abban was expected to retire in May 2001 on health grounds but he died in the same month.

myjoyonline.comTue, Jun 20, 2017 Tue, Jun 20, 2017

Ghana Gas denies reports of ‘missing’ $47.4m gas funds

The Ghana National Gas Company has dismissed reports suggesting that it is unable to account for some $47.4 million accrued from the sale of raw gas to the Ghana National Petroleum Company (GNPC).

Ghana Gas, in a statement signed by the Corporate Communications Manager of Ghana Gas, Ernest Owusu Bempah, described such reports as “untrue and misleading.”

Citi BusinessTue, Jun 20, 2017 Tue, Jun 20, 2017

Ghana is still a success story for Africa - German Ambassador

Accra June 19, GNA - The German Ambassador, Mr Christoph Retzlaff says Ghana’ democratic credentials and stable economic growth continued to make it a success story in Africa, and attractive to many foreign partnerships.

“It’s a kind of a model case for many African countries and we see a lot of potential in Ghana, and we think the idea of the G20 Compact with Africa in fostering private business is just matching the priorities of the new government here”, he noted in an interview with the GNA in Accra.

Ghana News AgencyMon, Jun 19, 2017 Tue, Jun 20, 2017

PHOTOS: Ghana mourns fallen soldier Major Maxwell Mahama

Ghanaians on Friday donned in traditional black and red attire to demonstrate their anguish and lost for the late Major Maxwell Mahama, who got killed by an angry mob at Denkyira-Obuase.

myjoyonline.comFri, Jun 9, 2017 Sat, Jun 10, 2017

Front pages of Ghanaian Newspapers, Friday, June 9, 2017

Front pages of Ghanaian Newspapers, Friday, June 9, 2017

myjoyonline.comFri, Jun 9, 2017 Fri, Jun 9, 2017

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

Graphic OnlineThu, Jun 8, 2017 Fri, Jun 9, 2017

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.

Graphic OnlineFri, Jun 9, 2017 Fri, Jun 9, 2017

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