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Arrested ATL hall student leaders sign GH¢50,000 bail bonds each

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The 22 student leaders of the University of Cape Coast’s Atlantic Hall arrested on Thursday over the recent vandalism on campus have been made to sign bail bonds of GH¢50,000 each.

They were invited by the Central Regional Police Command to bring along parents or guardians as surety.

These were disclosed by the Central Regional Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Irene Oppong, in an interview with 3news.com’s Thomas Vincent Cann on Friday, March 24.

ASP Irene Oppong said the Command has taken the issue as a criminal case and it is following due process to get to the bottom of it.

Last Friday during the Atlantic Hall Week celebrations, students from University of Ghana’s Commonwealth Hall and Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology’s Unity Hall clashed with students of UCC’s Oguaa Hall, leaving three students severely injured from knife stabs.

One of the injured is said to have been paralysed as a result of the injury.

The police arrested leaders of the Atlantic Hall on Thursday.

“They are to help us,” ASP Oppong insisted.

“They should provide information to help us get the main culprits.”

She said security has been beefed up on campus and will be intensified for future events on campus.

Source: 3news.com|Ghana

Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak freed after six years in detention

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Mubarak was tried, convicted and cleared on various charges several times

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has been freed from detention, six years after being overthrown.

Mr Mubarak left a military hospital in southern Cairo and went to his home in the northern suburb of Heliopolis, his lawyer said.

He was ordered freed earlier this month after Egypt’s top appeals court cleared him over the deaths of protesters in the 2011 uprising.

Mr Mubarak, 88, became president in 1981 after Anwar Sadat’s assassination.

He had been at Maadi Military Hospital since 2013, when he was transferred there on bail from Torah prison.

Mr Mubarak was sentenced to life in prison after being convicted in 2012 of complicity in the killing of protesters who died at the hands of security forces in February, 2011.

Another trial was held and a judge decreed in May 2015 that Mr Mubarak could be released from detention.

However, the government of President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi was reportedly reluctant to free him because of the public backlash that might accompany such a move.

Mr Sisi served as Mr Mubarak’s military intelligence chief and led the military’s overthrow of his democratically elected successor, Mohammed Morsi, in 2013.

In all, more than 800 people are believed to have been killed as security forces clashed with protesters in Cairo, Alexandria, Suez and other cities around Egypt during the 18-day uprising that forced Mr Mubarak to resign.

Source: BBC

A/R: ‘NPP’ machomen attack REGSEC coordinator

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A group of well-built men purportedly from the Delta Force, a security force affiliated to the governing New Patriotic Party, allegedly stormed the Ashanti Regional Coordinating Council on Friday, March 24 to stop one Mr Adjei, appointed as the regional security coordinator, from performing his duties.

According to members of the Delta Force, they cannot work with Mr Adjei since he is not a native of the Ashanti Region.

The men said they have petitioned the Ashanti Region Minister, Simon Osei-Mensah, on the matter and he has promised to deal with it.

Notwithstanding, the taskforce stormed the office to stop Mr Adjei from working on Friday.

Mr Adjei was manhandled and dragged from his office by the macho men, but was saved by police officers, who were called in to control tempers.

In the heat of the struggle, doors and some office items were destroyed while blood stains were seen on the office floor.

Source: 3news.com|Ghana

Gambia to set up truth commission to probe Jammeh’s rule

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The Gambia will set up a Truth and Reconciliation Commission to investigate abuses committed during ex-President Yahya Jammeh’s rule, the justice minister has said.

The finances of Mr Jammeh would also be investigated, Abubacarr Tambadou added.

People would be encouraged to confess to crimes, and victims would be offered compensation, he said.

The former regime was accused of widespread torture and enforced disappearances during its 22-year rule.

There were also unconfirmed allegations that more than $11m (£8.8m) went missing from The Gambia’s state coffers following Mr Jammeh’s departure in January.

He fled to Equatorial Guinea in January after regional troops entered the tiny West African state to force him to accept defeat to property developer Adama Barrow in elections the previous month.

“A Truth and Reconciliation Commission with appropriate reparations for victims will be set up within the next six months and public hearings will be expected to commence by the end of the year,” Mr Tambadou said in a statement.

Former intelligence chief Yankuba Badjie was arrested in January, making him the first of Mr Jammeh’s security officials to be taken into custody by the new government.

No official reason was given for his arrest.

After his election victory, Mr Barrow pledged that his government would not seek vengeance against officials of the former regime, and would instead set up a South Africa-styled Truth and Reconciliation Commission to heal wounds of the past.

In a 2015 report, campaign group Human Rights Watch said Mr Jammeh’s regime “frequently committed serious human rights violations, including arbitrary detention, enforced disappearance, and torture against those who voiced opposition”.

Torture methods included the “electroshock of body parts, including genitals and dripping melted plastic bags onto the skin”, it said.

The regime relied heavily on its intelligence agency to target opponents, and was also accused of running paramilitary hit squads.

It denied the allegation, insisting that it upheld the law.

Source: BBC

AMA Presiding Member wants all building inspectors dismissed

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City planning appears to have been abandoned

The Presiding Member (PM) for the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) has called for the immediate dismissal of all the building inspectors under the AMA.

Thomas Ashong says the building inspectors have failed the AMA and have caused financial loss to the state due to their inactions in the Accra metropolis.

The AMA PM was speaking in an interview with Onua FM’s Ghana Dadwene on the massive endorsement of the President’s nominee for the Mayor of Accra.

President Akufo-Addo’s nominee for the position of Metropolitan Chief Executive, Mohammed Adjei Sowah, received a massive endorsement from assembly members of the AMA on Thursday.

Mayor Adjei Sowa obtained 109 votes representing 100 percent of the total votes cast.

It is in line with this that the mayor on Friday visited some flood-prone areas in the metropolis in order to be proactive on what to do in order to avert flooding.

But according to the PM, the mayor and his entourage were shocked during the visit that those the AMA ejected some years ago have returned to their various places while structures have been erected at wrong places.

Mr. Ashong said “most of the people we sacked have returned. We spent money to eject them but they returned. We have building inspectors but they are not working”.

“If I had my way, I will sack them tomorrow because they are not working effectively and we shall advise the Mayor on what to do,” Mr. Ashong added.

He said this time the AMA will not sit or wait for calamity to befall the city before it acts but will be proactive to prevent flooding in the metropolis.

Mr. Ashong added that there were filth in drains in all the areas they visited but dredging machines were also in the drains to ensure free flow of water.

By Kweku Antwi-Otoo|Onua 95.1FM|3news.com|Ghana

Legendary coach Herbert Addo passes on at 66

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Herbert Addo had coached Inter Allies before retiring in 2016

Herbert Addo is the latest Ghanaian coach to have passed away.

Coach Addo passed away on Friday, March 24 at the 37 Military Hospital after a long illness.

He had retired from coaching in 2016 after leaving Ghana Premier League side Inter Allies.

He has five league titles to his credit, having done that with four different clubs.

He has coached top Ghanaian clubs including Asante Kotoko and Hearts of Oak, which he was chasing for his severance package before his untimely death.

The former Black Stars and Meteors coach made history in 2009 when he led Aduana Stars from the Division One to win the Premier League in the club’s first season.

He also had coaching stints in Gabon and Togo and led Ghana’s Ashanti Goldfields to Silver in the 1996 CAF Champions League.

Source: 3news.com|Ghana

2nd edition of Athletes of the Year awards launched

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As part of its 5th year anniversary, Liquid Sports Ghana has announced the second edition of the annual Ghana athletics award dubbed ‘Liquid Sports Ghana Athlete of the Year’ to honour and give recognition to deserving Ghanaian athletes.

Four categories of awards including best national male and female athletes, and best locally based female and male athletes will be given during this year’s event.

The award is aimed at throwing the spot light on both male and female national athletes who excel in representing the country both locally and internationally to inspire the younger generation.

Ghana athletics has enjoyed one of its most successful season’s in recent times after 11 national athletes qualified to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games last year.

Triple jumper Nadia Eke won Ghana’s first gold medal at the African Championships since 2012 as the national athletics team won four medals at the 2016 CAA Championships in Durban-South Africa.

The sport witnessed as many as 12 competitions locally last year coupled with an impressive array of performances both locally and international.

Despite these giant strides, the sport is yet to fully receive the recognition it deserves in the sporting fraternity in Ghana.

The award aims at telling the story of Ghanaian athletes in the past year, noting their achievements, sacrifices and efforts to go beyond their limits using both the print and electronic media.

Source: 3news.com|Ghana

Bongo: NPP supporters against constituency chairman as DCE

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Supporters of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Bongo District of the Upper East Region have called on President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo not to appoint the Bongo Constituency chairman of the party as District Chief Executive.

They claim the appointment of the constituency chairman as DCE could create cracks and breed unproductivity in the District.

At a press conference in Gowrie on Wednesday, the NPP supporters cited Peter Awinbisa as cause of the party’s defeat December 7 elections in the constituency.

They said Mr Awinbisa’s bad leadership as the chairman of the party in Bongo was the reason for the party’s defeat.

Addressing the press, spokesperson of the supporters Jonas Apikiya referred to the constituency chairman as a dictator, a divisive leader, not transparent, mismanager of party resources, a mole and arrogant.

He said it will be a disaster if the constituency chairman is appointed as the DCE because the policies of the President will never be achieved.

NPP polled 6,800 votes in the 2016 elections with the National Democratic Congress winning the seat with 18,442 votes.

The Progressive People’s Party (PPP) polled 2,932 votes and the Convention People’s Party (CPP) polled 259 votes.

According to the supporters, the NPP chairman supported the NDC candidate in the elections.

By Rabiu Tanko Mohammed|3news.com|Ghana

Black Stars to play friendly against Mexico in June

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The Black Stars have lined up an international friendly against Mexico to be played on June 28 at Houston’s NRG Stadium in Texas, USA.

The Federación Mexicana de Fútbol (FMF), Soccer United Marketing (SUM), Lone Star Sports & Entertainment and the Houston Dynamo today announced that Mexico will play Ghana on Wednesday, June 28 (7:30 p.m. CT), at Houston’s NRG Stadium, presented by AT&T.

The game takes place just days prior to Mexico’s participation in the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup, the official national team competition in the region.

Tickets to the Houston match will go on sale to the general public on Wednesday, March 29 at 10 a.m. local time via Ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-745-3000.

The game is part of the landmark 15th annual Mexican National Team U.S. Tour, which kicked off on Feb. 8 in Las Vegas in a 1-0 win against Iceland in front of a record-breaking audience for soccer in the city. Mexico will also play in Los Angeles on May 27 versus Croatia, and June 1 in the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area against Ireland.

Mexico has defeated Ghana in two all-time meetings (2006 and 2008). The 2006 game, played at FC Dallas’ Toyota Stadium, saw Guillermo Franco score the game’s only goal with a 75th minute header.

Mexican National Team legend Pável Pardo was the hero of the 2008 game, scoring the winning goal – a penalty – in the 85th minute to give Mexico a 2-1 win, in a match played in England.

Mexico has played at NRG Stadium (formerly named Reliant Stadium) 15 times, resulting in seven wins, six draws, and just two losses.

Source: Ghanafa.org