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General News of Thursday, 11 January 2018

Source: bbc.com

Ghana appoints anti-corruption buster as Special Prosecutor

Ghana's President Nana Akufo-Addo has appointed former attorney general Martin Alamisi Amidu as the country's first ever special prosecutor who will focus on investigating corruption among public officials.

Mr Amidu, a member of the opposition, is nicknamed "Citizen Vigilante" for his "no-nonsense stance and campaign against corruption", Ghana's privately owned Citi FM news site reports.

Citi FM goes on to say that the role was created in a new bill that, notably, Mr Adimu himself had criticised for giving the special prosecutor too much power.