Trump blasts Russia probe, touts ex-aide over FBI, CIA

U.S. President Donald Trump sought to insert himself into congressional investigations on Russia on Wednesday, urging lawmakers to hear from one of his former advisers, Carter Page, to counter testimony by directors of the FBI and CIA. Trump has been dismissive of probes by the FBI and several congressional panels into alleged Russian meddling in […]

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Gambian security forces to be schooled on human rights, press freedom

Gambian security forces will undergo a training programme in June on freedom of expression and the safety of journalists to improve their capacity to uphold rights of citizens. Facilitated by the British human rights organization, Article 19, with the support of UNESCO and funding by EU’s Governance Programme, the training will be held between June […]

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Kabul bomb: Afghan leader condemns ‘cowardly’ attack

Media playback is unsupported on your device President Ashraf Ghani of Afghanistan has condemned a massive bomb attack in the capital Kabul, which killed at least 90 people, as “cowardly”. A suicide attacker detonated a bomb hidden inside a tanker truck close to the heavily protected diplomatic area during the morning rush hour. Some 400 […]

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Claim of conflict of interest over $2.2bln local bond imaginary – Gov’t

Government is insisting nothing untoward happened in the $2.25 billion local bond issued on the Financial market in April this year. The Minority in Parliament has said the manner the bond was issued was shrouded in secrecy and amounted to a conflict of interest situation. The National Democratic Congress (NDC) MPs said Trevor G. Trefgarne, who […]

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Majority joins Minority to hurl Finance Minister before parliament over $2.5 bln bond

The Minority in Parliament has secured an opportunity to question Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta in parliament following weeks of pressure on government over the issuance of  $2.25 billion bond. The Minority National Democratic Congress say the minister has caused a GHS5 billion financial loss to the state in the raising of the $2.5billion from the […]

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Govt’ will look into DCE comment over Capt. Mahama’s lynching – Bawumia

Vice-President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia says government is considering comments attributed to the District Chief Executive of Denkyira-Obuasi Daniel Appiannin following the lynching of an Army Captain Maxwell Adam Mahama. Mr. Daniel Appiannin who is the head of the district’s security council said he was unaware of the presence of military officers in the area detailed […]

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