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The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service has dismissed the two reports issued by the Justice Agnes Dordzie Committee and the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) on the cocaine-turned-soda saga, saying that the premises on which the findings and conclusions are based are flawed.
In Ghana, there are indications that the truck load of arms seized this week may have been destined for Nigeria.
Initially, two men were arrested but the Ghanaian police say five are now being investigated, both Ghanaians and Nigerians.
The Guinean government of President Alpha Conde has decided to review some mining contracts valued millions of dollars and were signed by past regimes.
Senegal’s President Abdoulaye Wade has ardoned a radical opposition youth leader, while the country’s appeal court has rejected Belgium’s request to hand over former Chadian President Hissene Habre for trial there.
In Liberia, two of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf's political allies in the legislature have been elected as Speaker and Senate President Pro Tempore, respectively in the next administration.
In the wake of the US and British government’s recent pronouncements that they will use aid and diplomacy to ensue the promotion of gay rights, including legalization of same sex marriage around the world, a new group has been formed in Liberia to support the British and Americans’ positions.
In Sierra Leone, a total of 126 prisoners have walked out of prison as free men and women, as a New Year’s gift through a pardon by President Ernest Bai Koroma.
The Supreme Court of Nigeria on Wednesday affirmed the decision of the Court of Appeal of Abuja, upholding the victory of President Goodluck Jonathan in the April general election.
A Criminal Court in Liberia has released on bill two young men who were part of a group that set ablaze a Norwegian Flag in protest against the Nobel Committee’s Nobel Peace Prize Award to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.
As you might have heard in the news, four people including two lactating mothers and one teenager have been sentenced to one year in prison for allegedly obstructing President Yaya Jammeh’s convoy.