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No action on officials charged in German World Cup tax evasion case 

A German court has decided not to pursue a case against three former senior German football officials on tax evasion charges in connection with the 2006 World Cup. German prosecutors had charged former German Football Federation (DFB) presidents Wolfgang Niersbach and Theo Zwanziger, and former federation general secretary Horst R. …

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Abolish negative African cultural practices – Scholars

African scholars, with background in law and social issues, have called on leaders to help abolish negative cultural practices. They said practices such as widowhood rites, succession laws, Polygamy, “Trokosi (females sent to shrines to atone for ancestral sins),” among others were against human rights and must be dealt with. …

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World is at tipping edge of succumbing to global warming – Experts

Dr Kwesi Appeaning-Addo, Head of the Marine and Fisheries Department, University of Ghana, Legon, has said the world is at a critical moment and almost at the tipping edge of succumbing to global warming. He said the country’s situation is not far-fetched from the global simulation figures and called for …

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German economy minister expects slower GDP growth in 2018 

German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier said on Thursday he expects Europe’s largest economy to grow by 1.8 per cent in 2018, a substantially lower estimate than the 2.3 per cent provided by the government earlier this year. Altmaier said that the slowing growth in gross domestic product (GDP) could be put …

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Germany sentences transport official in archive collapse that killed two

An employee of Cologne’s public transport company was handed a suspended sentence on Friday for his role in the collapse of Cologne’s historic archive building nearly a decade ago, in which two people were killed. Three members of a construction firm who were also charged with negligent homicide and hazardous …

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Speaker of Ghana Parliament calls for creation of West Africa Electoral Commission

Professor Aaron Michael Oquaye, the Speaker of Parliament, has proposed the creation of West Africa Electoral Commission to oversee the organization of elections within the Sub-region under the auspices of the Economic Community of West African States. He said the Commission would help in the registration and compilation of a …

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Police prosecutors in Brong-Ahafo undergo capacity building training

Police prosecutors in the Brong-Ahafo Region have under gone a two-day capacity building and refresher training workshop to equip them with the necessary knowledge and information to deliver efficiently. The training was designed to strengthen the competence levels of the prosecutors in the region in specific areas of criminal prosecution …

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Equality of political power by gender better in Ghana than Britain – Social Progress Index

Ghana has outperformed the Great Britain, in areas such as Freedom  of religion, Equality of political power by gender and equality of political power by social  groups in the 2018 edition of the Social Progress Index. Each year, the Social Progress Imperative conducts a comprehensive review of all indicators included …

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