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Man fries wife, kids

2010-08-13 07:40

The Agona Swedru Police are on a wild hunt for a 40 year-old mason, Kobina Bismark Baidoo, a native of Huni Valley in the Western Region, who is said to have poured petrol on his wife Alimatu Mohammed, his son and the wife's niece, and then set them on fire. Baidoo ...

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2010-08-05 05:04

On the November 10th 2009 Sergeant Kwabena Moses Kwasi an Airborne officer of the Ghana Armed Forces was arrested by his own colleagues in the Bawku municipality over leaking a secret information, which alleged over the inhumane manner two civilians were stripped down to their “birthday cloths”. He was ...

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(AI) Address Gaps In Women's Right Issue

2010-08-04 07:31

Amnesty International (AI), a human rights organization, urged governments to respond to the critical gaps in the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action. The Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action is a statement affirmed and adopted by 189 governments on September 15, 1995 at the fourth World ...

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Conflict Prevention Programme

2010-08-04 07:20

Ghana is not a conflict country; however issues about access to and use of natural resources, appointment and elevation to chieftaincy, as well as the use and management of community resources by chiefs have led to a multitude of prolonged community level conflicts nation-wide. According to national security sources, there ...

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Amnesty Int. Issues Agenda To President

2010-08-04 07:08

As John Evans Atta Mills takes office after a hotly contested election in Ghana, Amnesty International today released a seven-point human rights agenda for the new President. “We call on Mr Atta Mills to make human rights central to his political programme and to commit himself and his administration to a ...

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2010-08-03 09:58

The Bolgatanga magistrate court presided over by William Boapong has finally granted a bail for the two accused persons arrested in connection with some disturbances in the Bawku Municipality in November 2009. In addition to that they have been banned from entering Bawku. The two-Rasheed Bukari, who was charged for unlawful ...

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Amnesty 2008 Report on the Bawku conflic

2010-08-03 09:51

Caution This report contains pictures that are disturbing. PREMABLE: The woes of the Bawku area started with delayed rains followed by floods and finally the chieftaincy conflict. Both bad weather and the conflict have had devastating consequences on the lives of the people in the area. Unfortunately, the area is not at the ...

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Bawku 'strip show'

2010-08-03 08:25

There are developing news stories about the military and the law that should give Ghanaians grave cause for concern. The first is the story that 2 persons arrested in Bawku (the “Bawku Two”) were stripped naked and marched through the town. The Story of the Bawku Two Naked Men. Of course, ...

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2010-08-03 08:14

The Upper East Regional Director of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), Mr Peter H. Mensah, has expressed concern over the current insecurity in Bawku, resulting from the protracted conflicts there. He has also bemoaned the role of the youth in the violence due to the potential long-term negative effect ...

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Bawku Strip-Naked Show:Secret Video Out

2010-08-03 08:09

The vehement denial by Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Maj. Gen Peter Augustine Blay, that soldiers stripped two men naked in Bawku recently, has been deflated by video recordings of the incident arriving from the conflict zone. The pictures, which showed what happened in graphic detail, was secretly captured by someone ...

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