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Sixteen people were arrested on Tuesday by the Northern Regional Police Command for their alleged involvement in recent clashes between Konkombas and Chokosis in Chereponi and Saboba districts of the North-East and Northern Regions respectively. The clashes led to the death of one person.

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Binyavanga Wainaina, one of Africa’s best-known authors and gay rights activists, has died. The Kenyan author died on Tuesday night in Nairobi at the age of 48 after a short illness.

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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo finally gave assent to the Right to Information (RTI) Bill yesterday, May 21.

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The founder and director of the New Horizon Special School (NHSS) in Cantonments, Accra, Mrs Salome François, turned 90 on Friday and a thanksgiving durbar was held in her honour at the school. The First Lady, Rebecca Akufo-Addo, graced the ceremony and was guest speaker at the event.

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The Ghana Railway Development Authority (GRDA) has signed a US$500 million project agreement with China Railway Wuju Group Corporation (CRWG) for continuing development work on the new, standard-gauge Western Line, which will offer both passenger and freight services.

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President Akufo-Addo has said there are development plans for all six of the newly created regions which will ensure that there is equitable distribution of infrastructural facilities in all of them.

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The Minister of Education, Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh, and the Registrar of Scholarships, Kingsley Agyemang, have paid separate visits to Ivy Aseidua, widow of George Somuah Bosompem, the teacher who was murdered by teenagers in Asiakwa in the Eastern Region who attacked him on 28 April.

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The paramount chief of the Jasikan Traditional Area, Nana Abram Akpanja VI, has commended President Akufo-Addo for implementing various audacious pro-poor policies within a record two years of being voted into office.

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A campaign by Eco-Concerned Citizens of Ghana has exposed a move to clear over 140 trees and 5,000 flowers from Accra’s only large park ‒ the headquarters of the Department of Parks and Gardens ‒ to make way for office buildings.

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The 2019 Venice Art Biennale, which opened formally on Saturday in the historic Arsenale, is host this year to Ghana’s first national pavilion. The event in Italy is one of the top events in the global fine art calendar every other year.

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