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Colin Powell Calls Trump ‘a National Disgrace’ in Leaked Emails

Washington (AP) -- Former Secretary of State Colin Powell, in newly leaked emails, criticized both major presidential candidates, calling Donald Trump "a national disgrace" and lamenting Hillary Clinton's attempt to equate her email practices with his.

The emails were first reported by Buzzfeed News late Tuesday. Powell, a respected retired general who served under Republican presidential administrations, told BuzzFeed that he does not deny the emails' authenticity. In a subsequent statement to NBC News, Powell said "the hackers have a lot more" of his emails.

BloombergWed, Sep 14, 2016 Wed, Sep 14, 2016

Competition forced cement price drop in Ghana – Trade Ministry

The Minister of Trades and Industry, Ekow Spio-Garbrah has explained that prices of cement in the country have reduced appreciably due to moves by government to boost competition in the sector.

Spio-Garbrah has come under pressure from the Association of Cement Manufacturers of Ghana (CMAG) for approving the license of some foreign companies to import about 500,000 metric tonnes of cement into the country.

Citi FMThu, Oct 13, 2016 Thu, Oct 13, 2016

Concerned Minority members condemn political fakery

Some Concerned National Democratic Congress Members of Parliament have condemned the alleged endorsement of former President John Dramani Mahama as the Party’s Presidential candidate for the 2020 polls.

They have therefore described that action by some members who allegedly passed the paper round for signatures as fakery adding, “… fakery is not sustainable.”

3 NewsSat, Aug 4, 2018 Sat, Aug 4, 2018

Consolidated Bank Ltd takes over assets of 5 collapsed banks

The Bank of Ghana (BoG) has revoked the licences of five banks and subsequently merged them into a new bank — the Consolidated Bank Ghana Limited — to be headed by Mr Nii Amanor Dodoo of KPMG.

The entities — the uniBank, the Royal Bank, the Sovereign Bank, the Construction Bank and the BEIGE Bank — were found to have committed various regulatory and financial breaches that made them insolvent and unfit to continue operations.

Graphic OnlineThu, Aug 2, 2018 Thu, Aug 2, 2018

Corruption Trial Not For Political Gains – Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has stated that trial of state officials suspected to have been involved in corrupt activities is not politically motivated.

The president’s comment comes after a former board chairman of the National Communication Authority (NCA) under the Mahama administration Eugene Baffoe-Bonnie and four others were arraigned in an Accra Commercial High Court last week for wilfully causing financial loss to the State.

The five have also been slapped with 16 other charges.

Starr FM OnlineThu, Dec 28, 2017 Thu, Dec 28, 2017

Court adjourns Ghana FA chief hearing

The Accra High Court has postponed the hearing of a $2m libel suit brought by the president of the Ghana FA, Kwesi Nyatakyi.

Nyatakyi is seeking damages from a Ghanaian broadcast company which allegedly called him "the head of a Mafia".

But the hearing has now been adjourned to 9 November after trial judge Daniel Mensah failed to turn up in court on Monday.

"I am not interested in money or punishment but to set the record straight," Nyantakyi, a Fifa Council member, told BBC Sport.

BBC SportsMon, Oct 31, 2016 Mon, Oct 31, 2016

Court adjourns secessionists’ case

Ho, March 14, GNA - A Ho High Court presided over by Justice Nicholas Charles Agbevor on Tuesday adjourned the treason case involving leaders of the Homeland Study Group Foundation, a secessionist group in the Volta Region to April 11.

Mr Moses Asampoa, the State Attorney said considering the seriousness of the case, one week was too short to conclude investigations and prayed the court for a date for the police to complete investigations for an informed decision.

Ghana News AgencyTue, Mar 14, 2017 Wed, Mar 15, 2017

Court expunges Amidu’s ‘false claim’ against Mahama from application

The Supreme Court has dismissed Martin Amidu’s claim that President John Dramani Mahama personally ordered the discontinuation of the application by the Attorney-General to examine businessman Alfred Woyome, over the repayment of the ¢51 million judgment debt paid to him.

The former Attorney General in his application praying the court to allow him to orally examine Woyome last week, alleged that the Attorney General’s decision to discontinue the oral examination of Mr Woyome in court, was upon an order by President Mahama.

Citi FMSat, Nov 19, 2016 Sat, Nov 19, 2016

Court throws out NDP suit against EC…fines Nana Konadu GHC 10,000

An Accra High court presided over by Justice George Koomson has struck out the National Democratic Party (NDP) application seeking the enforcement of both fundamental human rights and judicial review.

Kasapa fmonlineThu, Oct 27, 2016 Thu, Oct 27, 2016

CPP marks 107 birthday of Dr Kwame Nkrumah

Accra, Sept. 21, GNA – The Convention Peoples’ Party (CPP) has enjoined Ghanaians to observe 2016 Founders day with sobriety as the nation prepares for the December 7 polls.

Professor Edmund N. Delle CPP Chairman gave the suggestion in an interview with the Ghana News Agency to mark the 107 birthday of the Founder of the Party and nation Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah.

The Party is observing the day on the general theme: “Solid vanguard to meet the needs of Ghanaians.”

Ghana News AgencyWed, Sep 21, 2016 Wed, Sep 21, 2016

Criticisms by political parties over filing fees unwarranted – CODEO

The Coalition of Domestic Elections Observers (CODEO) says the criticism by political parties over the Electoral Commission’s decision to increase the filing fees for presidential and parliamentary nominees is unwarranted.

All the parties are up in arms against the EC after it announced at an Inter-Party Advisory Committee (IPAC) meeting last Thursday that parliamentary candidates will have to pay GH¢10, 000 while presidential candidates will be expected to part with GH¢50,000 to file for their nominations.

Mon, Sep 12, 2016 Mon, Sep 12, 2016

Cronos Airlines starts operations in Ghana

A new airline that will bridge the gap between equatorial Guinean’s capital Malabo and Accra, was greeted with cheers and applause at the airport, Friday.

The new airline, Cronos Airline will be flying from Accra to Malabo twice in a week and hopes to increase its frequency with increasing traffic.

Ghana’s aviation industry continues to receive many international airlines with increasing volume of traffic.

myjoyonline.comMon, Oct 31, 2016 Mon, Oct 31, 2016

David Annan questions credibility of Occupy Ghana leadership, tags them “shadowy”

Private legal practitioner, David Annan, has described the pressure group, OccupyGhana, as shadowy, and questioned the true identity of the personalities behind the group, which has been demanding accountability and justice in the country.

According to him the group is being spearheaded by faceless personalities who are hiding their identity, hence asked Ghanaians not to take the group serious.

Mr Annan’s argument comes on the back of a recent statement issued by the group on November 2, 2016 on the Alfred Agbesi Woyome case with the Attorney General.

3 NewsMon, Nov 7, 2016 Mon, Nov 7, 2016

Defunct Capital Bank founder Ato Essien released after detention

The Economic and Organised Crimes Office (EOCO) has granted bail to Mr William Ato Essien, the founder of collapsed bank, Capital Bank after detaining him overnight.
EOCO invited Mr Essien on Tuesday April 17 to assist with ongoing investigations into circumstances leading to the collapse of the bank in August last year.

Its Executive Director, Mr K. K. Amoah, told Graphic Online Wednesday that the detention was “part of the investigation process.”

Graphic OnlineWed, Apr 18, 2018 Wed, Apr 18, 2018

Deputy Sports Minister, Acting NSA DG suspended over visa scandal

The president has suspended from office the Deputy Minister for Youth and Sports as well as the Acting Director General of the National Sports Authority.

The suspension which takes immediate effect is in reaction to the visa scandal which has rocked the country in the wake of the Commonwealth games currently underway in Australia.

More soon

myjoyonline.comThu, Apr 12, 2018 Thu, Apr 12, 2018

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

Dismissing Energy Minister right decision – VRA union leader

President Akufo-Addo’s dismissal of Energy Minister Boakye Agyarko late Monday evening over the controversial renegotiated Ameri power deal, has been hailed as an inevitable decision.

Theophilus Tetteh Ahia, Vice Chairman of the Volta River Authority (VRA) Senior Staff Association, says the decision does not surprise them given that the Energy Minister failed to engage key stakeholders including the VRA in renegotiating the deal. He also spurned all good counsel to renegotiate for a value for money deal.

Graphic OnlineMon, Aug 6, 2018 Tue, Aug 7, 2018

Don't allow politicians to foment conflict - Peace Council

Mr Francis Azuumah, National Executive Secretary of the National Peace Council, has appealed to the Regional Early Warning and Response Teams of the Council not to show any bias towards politicians seeking to foment trouble.

He urged the teams to put aside political considerations and be bold to point out to them if they are causes of conflicts in the communities. Mr Azuumah said this at the inauguration of the Upper West Regional Early Warning and Response Board held in Wa.

Ghana News AgencyThu, Aug 25, 2016 Thu, Aug 25, 2016

Donald Trump says Hillary Clinton’s bodyguards should disarm and ‘see what happens to her'

Donald Trump has sparked a fresh furore by calling on Hillary Clinton’s security detail to disarm and “see what happens to her”.

Presidential candidates are heavily protected by armed Secret Service agents at all times.

“I think that her bodyguards should drop all weapons,” Mr. Trump, the Republicans’ presidential nominee, said at a rally on Friday night in Miami.

The TelegraphSat, Sep 17, 2016 Sat, Sep 17, 2016

Donald Trump state visit to UK being considered

The UK government is considering inviting US President-elect Donald Trump for a state visit, Downing Street has said.

The Republican, who beat Democratic rival Hillary Clinton in the election earlier this month, is due to take office on 20 January.

Earlier this year, MPs debated the idea of banning Mr Trump from the UK.

But the government has stressed the importance of maintaining the "special relationship" between the countries.

BBCMon, Nov 21, 2016 Mon, Nov 21, 2016