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Robert Mugabe lambasts Zimbabwe judges over protests

President Mugabe addresses a meeting of ZANU–PF's youth wing in Harare Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has accused the country's judiciary of recklessness for allowing anti-government demonstrations, ahead of a legal challenge is to be heard on an official ban on protests. A High Court hearing is set for Monday on the constitutionality of the government's ban, which came into force on Thursday following weeks of protests against Mugabe's rule and his handling of the country's ailing economy. Violence erupted more than a week ago at an anti-Mugabe protest when police used tear gas and water cannon to disperse marchers angered by spiraling unemployment, a plummeting economy and allegations of government corruption. Mugabe said judges would be acting with "disregard" for peace if they ruled to give permission to more demonstrations. "We can't allow that to continue, (to have) these violent demonstrations unimpeded. No. Enough is enough,&qu

I won’t name my ‘bribers’ – Prof. Martey

Rev. Prof. Martey, outgoing Presby Moderator The outgoing moderator of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, Rev. Professor Emmanuel Martey, has rejected calls on him to name the people who allegedly offered him bribes to ‘silence’ him. According to Professor Martey, he had consistently stayed away from personalising his comments on issues and did not intend to change that trend despite the pressure on him to do so. “They also say those who attempted to bribe professor Martey, if we give the names, we’ll all be happy. But you go back, I’ve been consistent. Never before have I mentioned any name, even those who mention my name and insult me,” he said while addressing a gathering at the Presbyterian College of Education at Abetifi in the Eastern Region. “I don’t discuss personalities, I discuss issues. Issues of corruption, issues of bribery, issues of malfeasance, issues of reckless dissipation of public funds, issues of incompetence. I have never mentioned personalities because

Kofi Asamoah quits directing Delay’s Cocoa Brown tv series

Kofi Asamoah Movie director, Kofi Asamoah aka Kofas is no more directing TV series Cocoa Brown produced by TV and radio presenter Delay. Close source to the director tells that the boss of Kofas Media stopped working on the TV series not long ago. The source added that Kofas did not direct up to ten episodes in the first season even though he is not sure of the exact number he worked on.  Talking about Kofas’ reasons for quitting the job, the insider told he stopped based on personal and professional reasons. When asked about Kofi Asamoah’s current relationship with the producer, Delay, our source disclosed that they are very good friends adding that he did not stop directing the series based on any disagreement.  Kofas refused to comment on the issue when contacted him. Cocoa Brown is a TV series produced by Delay and features popular faces like Eunice Banini, Akorfa Edjeani, Caroline Sampson, Black Boy, Root Eye, Ahuofi Patricia, Shatt

Weak students must be supported – Mahama

President John Mahama President John Mahama has said conscious efforts must be made at assisting weak students in the country so they could achieve at least, a credit mark, during examinations. Speaking at the Oguaa Fetu festival at Cape Coast in the Central region, the president called on chiefs and people of the region to probe the seeming fallen standards of education in the area. “There are pockets where performance remains disappointing, there are also once top performing schools that seem to have suffered a deterioration in recent years. On the other hand, we’ve also recorded disturbingly poor performances among some candidates in some schools and considering that parents, government and teachers have invested so much money and effort in the training of students, this certainly should be a cause of worry. “Our task, therefore, is to ensure that we sustain the excellent performance put up by our top students while at the same time supporting our weakest students to ac

No Blood At Koforidua Blood Bank

The Koforidua blood bank has run out of blood, Starr News’ Eastern regional correspondent Kojo Ansah has reported. Managers of the facility have therefore sent emissaries to the various churches in the region to appeal to individuals and groups to donate blood to the bank immediately in order to save lives. Ansah reports that the situation is so severe that authorities of the bank have posted a notice at the premises indicating the shortage of the essential body fluid. The Koforidua blood banks serves the Koforidua Metropolis and other surrounding communities in the region. Source:

Man, 29, beheads mother

File photo A 29-year-old man identified as Baba Yara and suspected to be mentally challenged has been arrested by the Tepa Police in Brong Ahafo for decapitating his mother, Maame Sallah in the early hours of Saturday September 3. The suspect further dismembered the limbs of the woman. The suspect was arrested upon an alarm raised by residents in the area. Police Chief Inspector for Tepa, Edward Kojovi who confirmed the incident to Class FM explained that the body of the deceased was at the Police Station as of the time of the interview but added that the police cannot establish the mental status of the suspect. The gory incident took place after a misunderstanding between the suspect and his mother. Residents of Tepa Esushyiaye where the incident occurred have been thrown into a state of shock. An eyewitness, Kofi Adusei, who explained the details of the incident said the suspect decapitated his mother as she tried disarming him of a knife he wielded. “He cut her two hands a

Brexit may bring difficult times, says Theresa May

Theresa May Britain needs to be prepared for some "difficult times" ahead as it leaves the European Union, Prime Minister Theresa May has said. Speaking to the Andrew Marr Show - in her first major interview since taking office - Mrs May warned Brexit would not be "plain sailing" for the UK. She said formal EU talks will not begin until 2017, but vowed the process would not be "kicked into the long grass". Mrs May also ruled out a snap election, saying the UK needs "stability". The former home secretary became prime minister after David Cameron resigned in the wake of the EU referendum - with the Brexit process likely to dominate the first years of her premiership. 'Forging our own way' Speaking before travelling to China for the G20 summit, Mrs May said she would not pretend that leaving the union would be "plain sailing", despite positive economic figures in the UK since the referendum.  "We have had some good

Mother Teresa to be declared a saint in Vatican ceremony

Nuns of Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity arrive at the Vatican The nun Mother Teresa, famous for working with the desperately poor in India, is to be declared a saint at a ceremony in the Vatican. Tens of thousands of people are flocking to St Peter's Square to see Pope Francis lead the ceremony. Two miraculous cures of the sick after Mother Teresa's death in 1997 have been attributed to her intercession. In India, there will be ceremonies at the Missionaries of Charity, the order she founded in Kolkata (Calcutta). Pope Francis will celebrate a Mass and Canonisation in St Peter's Square at 10:30 local time (08:30 GMT). Many pilgrims arrived at the Vatican before dawn on Sunday to get a good spot for the Mass. Some 1,500 homeless people across Italy are also being brought to Rome in buses to be given seats of honour at the celebration - and then a pizza lunch served by 250 nuns and priests of the Sisters of Charity order. Worldwide acclaim Mot