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UN: AIDS Deaths Down, Treatment Up in Africa

By VOA News A new United Nations report says AIDS-related deaths in Africa are falling while the number of Africans getting treatment for the AIDS virus is on the rise. The report from the Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS says the number of people in Africa who receive anti-retroviral drugs increased from less than 1 million in 2005 to ...

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British PM: London Killing Appears to be Terrorism

by VOA News British Prime Minister David Cameron says the daylight killing of a man on a south London street near an army barracks appears to be a terrorist attack. A special government emergency committee was called into session after the attack Wednesday. Prime Minister Cameron called the killing “appalling” and said all indications point to a terrorist attack. Scotland ...

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Police picks up everybody involved in forced marriage saga of 13-year-old girl

Officials of the Domestic Violence and Victims Support Unit (DOVVSU) of the Police have ended the drama over the Ablekuma forced marriage. The Police stormed the house and picked up everybody – the man in the centre of the controversial marriage, her 13-year-old wife and the runaway elder sister, their mother and father. The 13-year-old school girl was forced to ...

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Woyome appalled by conduct of judgement debt Sole Commission

Businessman Alfred Woyome has accused the Sole Commission investigating the inordinate payment of judgement debt of embarking on an agenda setting to discredit him before the general public. Mr. Woyome is currently in court over the payment of an amount of 51 million Ghana cedis as judgement debt for no work done. But the Sole Commission tasked with the responsibility ...

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KPMG cannot prove actual number of pink sheets filed or served -Lawyer

A legal practitioner, Samson Lardy Ayenini has expressed surprise at the Supreme Court directive for an independent audit of the pink sheets tendered in court as evidence by the petitioners. He said based on best practices, the case should have been deferred to the court registry where the pink sheets were filed to settle the matter. Lawyer Ayenini was speaking ...

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Politics and Prose: A tribute to Chinua Achebe

Since the death of Chinua Achebe on 21st March, much has been written about the tremendous impact his work had on the world of contemporary African literature. Many writers on the continent and in the diaspora, myself included, felt as though we had lost a mentor and literary godfather. But writers were not the only ones who held him in ...

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USA Senate Immigration Bill clears Judiciary Committee Huddle…heads to floor.

WASHINGTON — The Senate Judiciary Committee approved the bipartisan “gang of eight” immigration bill on Tuesday in a 13 to 5 vote after a marathon final day of markup that stretched into the evening. All Democrats on the committee, along with Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and gang of eight Republican Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), voted in ...

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Election Petition Hearing….Day 20 Live Texts……Addison re-examines Bawumia

Counsel for Petitioners, Philip Addison will today re-examine their star witness Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia. The witness was subjected to intense cross-examination for over two weeks by counsel for the three respondents. Tsatsu Tsikata, counsel for the National Democratic Congress brought his cross-examination to an end, albeit temporarily on Tuesday. Judges of the Supreme Court have taken their seats for hearing ...

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