Amid a rising American atmosphere of political death threats and violence, some are calling for a secret vote to determined Donald Trump’s upcoming impeachment trial to protect senators’ safety.
The idea was discussed last time around after Trump’s first impeachment in 2019. Some argued that Republicans were unable to vote their conscience because of pressure from their party and constituents.
Secret votes, however, run contrary to a principle of transparency and senators’ accountability. Critics on Twitter complained Republicans would claim they voted one way, while actually voting exactly the opposite.
Ghana’s premium and tasty cake bread A1 has penetrated the US market after three years of being in local operation.
Ghana’s Embassy in Washington announced on Friday that A1 bread is now available in America after successfully going through a special US government programme known as Select US, designed to help foreign products penetrate the U.S market.
“We are happy to announce that A1, an indigenous Ghanaian bread-making company has expanded its operations to the United States
“This expansion to the U.S. market is particularly unique because it is grounded on a special partnership arrangement with a major American bread company to ensure scale and penetration of the U.S. market at a faster rate,” the Embassy said in a statement on its official Facebook page.
U.S. President Joe Biden's decision to lift the ban on travel to the U.S. by citizens of majority-Muslim countries, has already won praise in Africa. But governments aren't expecting miracles from the new administration, writes for Deutsche Welle. On his first day in office, the president repealed the Trump administration's 2017 immigration restriction, known as the Muslim ban, on travel and visas for citizens of predominantly Muslim countries. The list would grow to include 13 nations. In Africa, this affected Somalia, Nigeria, Sudan, Eritrea, Egypt, Libya and Tanzania. "This ban, which restricted issuance of visas to individuals from many Muslim and African countries,
Two doctors have written a scathing letter in the South African Medical Journal, criticising the United Kingdom (UK) for hiring a disproportionate number of health workers from low-resource countries, several of which are African. They point out that a recent report by the UK's General Medical Council (GMC) "suggested that 'overall numbers will need to rise further'". The GMC report stated that the UK will require "a continuation of the large number of doctors from overseas joining our workforce
Cristiano Ronaldo is “not the best in the world”, according to former Ballon d’Or winner George Weah, but the Portuguese is considered to be an inspiration to others, just like evergreen AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Two experienced frontmen are going head-to-head in a Serie A title tussle this season, with reigning champions from Turin starting to lose their grip on the crown.
Andrea Pirlo has endured difficulties in his debut campaign as a coach, with even the presence of Ronaldo not enough to help Juve remain ahead of the chasing pack.
Milan have moved to the top of the table, closely followed by arch-rivals Inter, with 39-year-old frontman Ibrahimovic leading a charge at San Siro.
Rossoneri legend Weah is a big fan of the enigmatic Swede, and five-time Golden Ball winner Ronaldo, and believes the longevity of both means they can remain at the top for some time yet.
“Ibra is strong and confident, but there is more behind this,” Weah told Gazzetta dello Sport.
“Milan signed him because he can be very useful for young players. He is an example and an inspiration for them.
“He is always focused and he gives everything for his passion. If you work hard and don’t lose your passion, then age is just a number. Think about Pietro Vierchowod, Franco Baresi or Paolo Maldini, they all played at high level until almost 40 years of age.
A new textile print has been introduced for the funeral of former President Jerry John Rawlings.
The theme for the wax print is: Odupɔn bi atutu, a Twi expression which means: ‘A big tree has fallen’.
The Ghana Armed Forces has registered their displeasure about the galamsey documentary aired by Joy News which captured some military men being involved.
GhanaWeb's attempts to get the reaction of Director of Public Relations at the Ghana Armed Forces, Colonel Eric Aggrey-Quarshie on the subject were met with declination
Private legal practitioner Maurice Ampaw has taken offence to claims that Tsatsu Tsikata, the Lead Counsel of John Dramani Mahama in the 2020 election petition has exhibited superior legal knowledge than the seven judges sitting on the case.
Maurice Ampaw is incensed by what he considers to be propaganda by some Ghanaians that Tsatsu is more adept at interpreting the law than the judges.
According to him, Tsatsu has so far exhibited gross incompetence in his understanding of the current electoral laws.
One of the lawyers of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in the ongoing election petition hearing, Mr. Frank Davies, has told lawyer for the petitioner Mr. Tsatsu Tsikata that he cannot circumvent the rules governing the hearing.
He further dismissed claims by Mr. Tsikata that justice should not be sacrificed for an expedition.
Mr. Davies said Justice delayed is justice denied.
Mr. Tsikata told the Supreme Court on Wednesday, January 20 that much as the court may want to stick to the timelines specified in C.I 99 for the adjudication of election petitions, it should not be done in disregard of justice.
Tsikata was reacting to orders by the court for parties file their witness statements by 12 noon Thursday, January 21, a timeline the lawyer deemed too short.
According to him, the Supreme Court’s insistence of such a short timeline is not justified in law.
But the bench explained the modification of the law which culminated in C.I 99 requires the court to operate within strict timelines, a requirement the court cannot compromise
The bench was also of the view that lawyers should have known that they will be required to file witness statements and that those should have been prepared ahead of time.
Dissatisfied Tsatsu Tsikata told the court, adherence to those timelines should not injure justice.
“Justice cannot be sacrificed for expedition”, he said.