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Coronavirus: Madagascar minister fired over plans to order $2m lollipop for schoolchildren

Madagascar’s education minister has been fired over plans to order more than $2m (£1.6m) worth of sweets for schoolchildren. Mr. Rijasoa Andriamanana said pupils would be given three lollipops each to mask the “bitter” aftertaste of an untested herbal remedy for coronavirus. The plan was called off after objections from Madagascar’s president. President Andry Rajoelina […]

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Boris Johnson preparing ‘Great Recovery Bill’ to get Britain’s economy moving again

Boris Johnson is drawing up a ‘Great Recovery Bill’ to slash red tape and help get the economy moving again, and ministers have been told to submit ideas for reforms that would allow firms to adapt to the upheaval caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Government officials are also being asked to find ways of ensuring essential […]

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Troops storm beaches, scale cliffs and swoop over occupied France in stunning unseen photos

Incredible colourised pictures showing the D-Day landings in Normandy have been released on the anniversary of the heavily secretive operation that became the turning point of the Second World war. The series of photos show British and US troops storming the beaches of northern France and later talking to members of the French Resistance after […]

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Madeleine McCann: Met sources blast Portuguese police

Police in Portugal came under fire tonight for their lacklustre response to the biggest potential breakthrough in the abduction of Madeleine McCann since she first disappeared 13 years ago. Investigators were accused of being ’embarrassed’ by their failure to solve the crime originally and failed to issue any new appeals for information after convicted German […]

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How Madeleine suspect slept in my attic

This is the dingy attic bolthole where ‘nervous’ Madeleine suspect Christian Brueckner slept after leaving Portugal ‘to start a new life’.  Brueckner told landlord Alexander Bischof he was ‘between jobs and had no money’ and missed his English girlfriend.  Mr Bischof also said he agreed to take on the registration of Brueckner’s Jaguar, which is […]

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Mother describes how £195,000 dream home slid into oblivion while she was inside with her family 

Emma Tullett was sitting on her sofa, enjoying the end of Take That’s remote charity concert on television last Friday, glass of wine in her hand and teenage daughter Rebecca by her side, when the roller blind on the window behind her came out of its fitting and clattered to the floor. ‘It was 9.10pm […]

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Fortress White House: Tall black fences go up around 1600 Pennsylvania Ave as protests continue

President Donald Trump blasted the mayor of Washington, DC as incompetent after a street near the White House was renamed ‘Black Lives Matter Plaza’ and the slogan was painted on a road leading to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.   On Friday, Mayor Muriel Bowser commissioned ‘Black Lives Matter’ to be painted on the street that leads to […]

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Minneapolis city council votes to ban chokeholds by police

The Minneapolis City Council passed a restraining order against the city’s police department at an afternoon meeting.    “We cannot let George Floyd’s death be in vain,” one commissioner said.  The restraining order is temporary and will still need a judge’s approval before being enacted.  The order bans the use of chokeholds by police and also […]

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Video of the sad moment the Staff Of Despite Media visited the family of Late Kwadwo Wiafe

– Advertisement – Ghanaians woke up to the sad news yesterday about the sudden death of one of Despite Media’s vibrant and prolific staff Kwadwo Annor Wiafe aka” Favourite Mc’s Mc”. READ ALSO: Kwadwo Wiafe of Despite Media Company passes on His death, in fact, has come as a big blow to all, most especially […]

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Kumasi: Drama as Imam halts sermon to throw out congregant without face mask

There was drama at the Ussifiyya Mosque in Kumasi after the Imam paused his sermon during the Friday prayers and asked one of his congregants to leave the mosque for failing to put on a face mask. The mandatory wearing of the face mask was part of measures announced by the government prior to the […]

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E/R: Disqualified MP aspirant calls on Nana Addo to address ‘dictatorial tendencies’ in party

A disqualified New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament aspirant for the Abuakwa South constituency, Gloria Ofori-Boadu has accused the party of behaving like a dictatorship ahead of the parliamentary primaries. According to Madam Ofori-Boadu, who has been contesting the current MP, Samuel Atta Akyea since 2008, her disqualification and that of other aspirants in […]

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Deputy Tourism Minister, Dr. Ziblim withdraws from NPP’s Gushegu primary

The Member of Parliament for the Gushegu Constituency, Dr. Ziblim Iddi has stepped down from the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) upcoming parliamentary primaries. The Gushegu legislator in a letter addressed to the General Secretary of NPP, John Boadu, on June 4, 2020, and sighted by Citi News said the decision was arrived at after consulting […]

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GCSE and A-Level pupils face being given WRONG grades

GCSE and A-Level pupils face being given the wrong grades due to teachers manually inputting thousands of scores into AQA exam board’s online system that is ‘ripe for human error’. Concerns have been raised about its ‘grade entry portal’, in which marks have to be put in one-by-one by teachers. AQA’s method has left school […]

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Nalerigu-Gambaga: NPP youth protest over parliamentary aspirant’s suspension

Some New Patriotic Party (NPP) youth on Friday demonstrated over the suspension of Peter Wuni Baaga, a parliamentary aspirant in Nalerigu-Gambaga, from the party. They described his treatment as “heinous and barbaric” when speaking to the press during the protest. The North East Region NPP in a letter on May 14 said investigations were ongoing […]

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Easing of Restrictions: AIT Campuses remain closed – Registrar

The Registrar of the Accra Institute of Technology (AIT), Mr Dominic Osei-Boakye has stated that, the physical campuses of the university remains closed despite the easing of the restrictions on Covid -19 pandemic by the President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo. According to him, the campuses will only be opened to people who want to make […]

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Credit Mahama for Tema Motorway Interchange, it’s his brainchild – Sammy Gyamfi to Nana Addo

The National Communications Officer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Sammy Gyamfi has asked the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to give credit to former President John Dramani Mahama for his investments in the road sector. Sammy Gyamfi made the remark on the back of the commissioning of the Tema Motorway Interchange project by Akufo-Addo […]

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E/R: Odumase circuit court issues bench warrant for arrest of land document fraudster

The Odumase Circuit Court in the Eastern Region has issued a bench warrant for the arrest of one Ebenezer Teye, for impersonation and his alleged involvement in the forgery of land documents. Ebenezer Teye who was arrested on April 13, 2020, after forging the signature of a licensed surveyor was granted a GHC 20, 000 […]

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Sen Tom Cotton blasts NYT as it caves in over op-ed calling for troops to quash protests

Sen. Tom Scott has questioned why the New York Times backpedaled on his recent op-ed calling for troops to be sent in to quash rioting seen in recent days connected to the George Floyd protests.   The paper posted a mea culpa yesterday over its decision to publish Cotton’s incendiary commentary calling for the use of military […]

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Bill Murray’s son arrested during Black Lives Matter protest

Mug shot: Caleb Murray’s mug shot seen here The son of legendary actor Bill Murray was arrested on Monday in Vineyard Haven Massachusetts during a Black Lives Matter protest. Caleb Murray, 27, allegedly got into an altercation with police officers who were responding to another incident at the demonstration.  According to a police report obtained by […]

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Mahama’s ‘so-called’ unprecedented projects only existed in Green Book – Akufo-Addo

The President, Nana Akufo-Addo has said former President John Dramani Mahama and the National Democratic Congress’ (NDC) claims of delivering unprecedented infrastructure never existed in reality but only in their Green Book. “We made a pledge to the Ghanaian people to expand and improve the road network while closing the missing links in the network. […]

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Popular Ghanaian pastor commits suicide over broken heart

Popular Ghanaian pastor commits suicide over broken heart The head pastor of Healing Prayer Camp located at Atopi Hill of Kasoa Ofaakor in the Awutu Senya East Municipality in the Central Region according to reports at hand has taken his own life. READ ALSO: Kuami Eugene is the biggest Lucifer I know – Patapaa Pastor Peter as […]

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200 Ghana first contractors pull out of toilet construction deal

Some 200 aggrieved contractors working with Ghana First Company Limited have pulled out of an agreement to build ultramodern toilet facilities for District Assemblies across the country. The First Contractors Association of Ghana has since last year accused their employer of failing to pay them for work done after they he had them demolish existing […]

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W/R: 147 new COVID-19 cases recorded

The Western Region has recorded an additional one hundred and forty-seven positive COVID-19 cases. The new cases have taken the region’s tally to 615 from a previous figure of four hundred and sixty-nine (469) The Tarkwa-Nsuaem Municipality has two hundred and fifty (250) confirmed cases followed by the regional capital, Sekondi-Takoradi with two hundred and […]

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Matt Hancock warns protesters against going to George Floyd demonstrations amid Covid-19 pandemic

Health Secretary Matt Hancock tonight warned Britons not to attend large scale anti-racism demonstrations this weekend due to the risk of coronavirus. He urged people to think of ‘the safety of their loved ones’ and said Covid-19 remained a ‘real threat’. Speaking at a Downing Street coronavirus briefing today, he urged people not to attend […]

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Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian RESIGNS so he can help ‘curb racial hate’

Serena Williams’ Reddit co-founder husband Alexis Ohanian has resigned from the company’s board because he is a ‘father who needs to be able to answer his black daughter when she asks: ‘What did you do?” Ohanian made the shock announcement in a video uploaded to his Instagram page around midday Friday.  In the footage, he says […]

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Donald Trump calls massive fall in unemployment a ‘great day’ for cop victim George Floyd

President Donald Trump seized on a new report showing a startling drop in unemployment Friday, then said George Floyd, who was killed during his arrest by police in Minneapolis, was ‘looking down’ at the country and it was a ‘great day’ for him. Trump made the odd comment during a rambling 53-minute appearance celebrating the […]

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