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Hundreds protest Israeli flag at UN climate talks

Written by | November 9, 2016 | 0
Marrakech (Morocco) (AFP) – Hundreds demonstrated in the Moroccan capital Wednesday against the Israeli flag being flown beside the colours of 195 other countries at UN climate talks in the central city of Marrakesh. More than 200 people protested outside parliament in Rabat against the Jewish state’s flag being hoisted at the COP22 conference that opened Monday. “The Israeli flag at COP22 means Morocco symbolically recognising the state of Israel. It’s unacceptable,” one protester told AFP. “Death to America, death to Israel!” demonstrators cried, burning the Israeli flag. Several pro-Palestinian associations took part in the protest after calling on authorities to take action about the flag earlier this week. On Tuesday, Morocco’s Foreign Minister

More prize money for African competitions

Written by | November 9, 2016 | 0
Johannesburg (AFP) – All CAF competitions will offer increased prize money from 2017, the Cairo-based African football body said Wednesday. The announcement came months after French oil-gas company Total signed an eight-year sponsorship deal with CAF reportedly worth more than one billion dollars (915 million euros). Winners of the biennial Africa Cup of Nations will receive $4 million, up from the $1.5 million pocketed by 2015 champions the Ivory Coast. CAF Champions League title-holders are going to collect $2.5 million — $1 million more than South African club Mamelodi Sundowns received last month. There is an even bigger percentage increase for winners of the second-tier CAF Confederation Cup with first prize increasing from $660,000 to $1.25 million. Both the Champions League

UN climate talks to Trump: don’t get left behind

Written by | November 9, 2016 | 0
Marrakesh (Morocco) (AFP) – Stunned but defiant participants at UN climate talks in Marrakesh said Wednesday that climate change denier Donald Trump can’t derail the global shift to clean energy, and that the United States would get left behind if he tried. The US president-elect “cannot prevent the implementation” of the landmark Paris pact, inked in the French capital last December, said Segolene Royal, France’s environment minister and outgoing head of the UN climate forum. “As I speak, 103 countries representing 70 percent of (greenhouse gas) emissions have ratified it, and he cannot — contrary to his assertions — undo the Paris Agreement,” she told French radio station RTL. Trump has described global warming as a “hoax”

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Nduom wins against EC – Full court ruling

Written by | October 28, 2016 | 0
An Accra High Court today reversed a decision by the Electoral Commission (EC) to disqualify Dr Papa Kwesi Nduom, flagbearer of the Progressive Peoples Party from contesting the December 7 elections. Dr. Nduom and 12 others were disqualified from contesting the presidency weeks ago after they failed to meet requirements set out in CI 94. Following his disqualification, the party filed a writ seeking an order from the courts to prohibit the Electoral Commission from placing only four presidential candidates on the ballot paper. He also prayed the court to quash the EC’s decision to disqualify him from the presidential race. Read the full court ruling below IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE, HELD AT ACCRA, COMMERCIAL DIVISION ON FRIDAY, THE 28TH DAY OF OCTOBER, 2016 BEFORE HIS LORDSHIP, ERIC

‘Mugabe’ is not an NDC member – Party official

Written by | October 28, 2016 | 0
A member of the Ashanti Regional Communication team of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC), Kwaku Asafo Agyei has disclosed that host of Montie FM’s late afternoon political show Salifu Maase alias Mugabe is not a card bearing member of the party. He explained that the journalist is only defending the party because of his love for President John Dramani Mahama and his desire to see him in office for another four-year term. “He is not a card bearing member of the party, I can tell you that. Mugabe is just supporting President John Dramani Mahama and his support has translated into something positive for the party”, he stated.unity-walk-banner2 On Abusua Nkomo hosted by Kwame Adinkra, he said the outburst of Mugabe on Wednesday during his show, is a representation of his opinion

Otumfuo’s mother endorses Akufo-Addo

Written by | October 28, 2016 | 0
Asantehemaa, Nana Afia Kobi Ampem, has endorsed the presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for President. Nana Akua Agyeman Kromo, Asantehemaa Kyeame (linguist), endorsed Nana Akufo-Addo speaking on behalf of the mother of the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu. The chief linguist made the comments when the wife of the NPP’s flagbearer, Rebecca Akufo-Addo paid a courtesy call on the queen mother, Nana Agyeman Kromo spoke of prayers offered on behalf of Nana Akufo-Addo and the NPP towards attaining victory in the upcoming elections. She noted that the Queen mother and her stool are solidly behind Nana Akufo-Addo, indicating that Asanteman is changing and change is coming. “We’re in total support of all that you are doing. We are asking for God’s

OccupyGhana commends AG for pursuing Woyome case

Written by | October 25, 2016 | 0
Pressure group, OccupyGhana has lauded the Attorney General (AG) for its latest action on recovering some GH¢51 million wrongfully paid to Alfred Woyome as judgement debt. It also urged the AG’s department to pursue the case to its logical conclusion to ensure Woyome repays the full amount. The AG’s Department has applied to the court to order the oral examination of Mr Woyome’s assets for failure to pay judgment debt owed Ghana and the apparent non-availability Woyome’s assets against which the judgment may be executed. The Attorney General in a writ to the court prayed that it orders Mr Woyome to be examined orally on his assets. This comes after Woyome failed to pay the judgement debt to the country despite a Supreme Court order to pay back the GH¢51million judgement debt

Court to rule on PPP

Written by | October 25, 2016 | 0
Accra Oct. 25, GNA – An Accra High Court will on Friday October 28, rule on the case by the Progressive Peoples Party (PPP) challenging the disqualification of its presidential candidate by the Electoral Commission for contesting this year’s presidential elections. The PPP had gone to court to challenge the EC’s decision to disqualify its flag bearer Dr Papa Kwesi Nduom, from contesting the presidential elections. Dr Nduom represented the PPP in court while Mrs Georgina Opoku Amankwa represented the EC. At today’s sitting the lawyers for the two parties took turns to make oral arguments after they had filed their statement of case and supplementary affidavits. Mr Ayikoi Otoo, Counsel for PPP prayed the court to grant their application to amend any anomaly found in his