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2016 Polls: I stand By Social Media Ban – IGP

The Inspector General of Police, John Kudalor has reiterated his earlier call for a complete social media ban during the November 7 general elections.

The Police administration had earlier hinted in June this year that it was considering shutting down all social media services in Ghana on Election Day.

The IGP’s comments generated widespread criticism and condemnation from the general public and various civil society organizations who felt such an action would represent suppression of freedom of speech. The Police administration through its Director of Communications at the Police Service, Cephas Arthur later backtracked saying the IGP made the comments on the spur of the moment and that there were no plans in place to ban social media on November 7.

But Dr. Kudalor interacting with Police personnel during a tour of the Eastern region Tuesday categorically stated that even though no decision has been taken yet, he stands by a ban on social media on election day.

He said it …

Akufo-Addo leaves for US, UK

The 2016 presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has left Ghana for the United States.

The 10-day visit will also see him visiting the United Kingdom. He left Ghana on Monday, July 18, 2016.
He will return to Ghana on Friday, July 29, 2016, according to a statement from his Press Secretary Eugene Arhin.

The statement failed to disclose the former attorney general’s mission in the two countries.


Trump's wife accused of plagiarism in convention speech

Donald Trump's wife, Melania, has taken centre stage on the first day of the Republican National Convention but faced accusations a portion of her speech plagiarised Michelle Obama.

Commentators noticed similarities with Mrs Obama's 2008 convention speech.

Mrs Trump's speech also praised her husband as a "compassionate" man who would "fight for the country".

It was her first speech of the campaign and she had the help of a speechwriting team.
In a section, Mrs Trump said: "My parents impressed on me the values that you work hard for what you want in life; that your word is your bond and you do what you say and keep your promise; that you treat people with respect."

Mrs Obama's speech in 2008 carried the lines: "And Barack and I were raised with so many of the same values: that you work hard for what you want in life; that your word is your bond and you do what you say you're going to do; that you treat people with dignity and …

Nigerian journalist wins BBC Komla Dumor award

A Nigerian journalist has won the second BBC World News Komla Dumor Award.

Didi Akinyelure is a prime-time news anchor in Nigeria and presents business news for CNBC, which broadcasts across the continent.
She will start a three-month placement at the BBC in London in September.

The award was established to honour Komla Dumor, a presenter for BBC World News, who died suddenly aged 41 in 2014.

Ms Akinyelure said Mr Dumor was someone she admired.

"He told the African story with so much passion for the continent, giving a balanced view and inspiring so many."

One of the judges who selected Ms Akinyelure, BBC Africa's Josephine Hazeley, said Ms Akinyelure particularly excelled in telling business stories, "which was an area Komla was also passionate about".

The first Komla Dumor Award was won by Ugandan news anchor Nancy Kacungira.
Source; BBC