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Thoroughly probe assault on Caleb Kudah and other journalists
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Thoroughly probe assault on Caleb Kudah and other journalists


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The Ghana Centre for Democratic Development, has called on the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice, to investigate the assault on Citi News' reporter, Caleb Kudah by some National Security operatives.

On Tuesday, May 11, 2021, Citi News' Caleb Kudah, was detained by operatives of the National Security Ministry for filming and taking pictures of MASLOC vehicles procured with state funds but abandoned for a long period of time, and parked within the premises of the National Security Ministry.

On the same day, armed operatives of the National Security Ministry stormed the premises of Citi FM in an attempt to arrest another reporter, Ms. Zoe Abu-Baidoo Addo, for allegedly receiving the said pictures and videos electronically from Mr. Kudah.


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Reporters Without Borders to monitor probe into assault on Citi News journalist
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Reporters Without Borders to monitor probe into assault on Citi News journalist


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An international non-profit and non-governmental organisation, Reporters Without Borders, has pledged to ensure that a thorough investigation is carried out into claims by Citi FM and Citi TV Journalist, Caleb Kudah, that he was assaulted by some National Security operatives.

Caleb Kudah, who is also the host of BackPage, a satirical news show on Citi TV, was assaulted by some National Security operatives who detained him for filming some grounded MASLOC vehicles parked at the premises last Tuesday.

Another Citi FM Journalist, Zoe Abu-Baidoo Addo, was also picked up later at the premises of Citi FM for receiving the videos from Caleb Kudah.


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Petition National Security over assault on your journalist
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Petition National Security over assault on your journalist


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Private legal practitioner, Sammy Darko, has asked management of Citi FM/Citi TV to formally petition the National Security over the recent manhandling of one of its journalists, Caleb Kudah.

Not only did the operatives assault broadcast journalist, Caleb Kudah during interrogation for filming at the Blue Gate of the National Security Ministry, they also besieged the premises of Citi FM/ Citi TV in Adabraka to ostensibly arrest another journalist, Zoe Abu-Baidoo Addo, for electronically receiving videos from her colleague.

The lawyer and journalist also slammed the operatives of the National Security who used a phone belonging to Citi News reporter, Caleb Kudah to try to lure his colleague, Zoe Abu-Baidoo Addo, describing it as utterly absurd.


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Petition National Security over assault on your journalist
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Petition National Security over assault on your journalist


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Private legal practitioner, Sammy Darko, has asked management of Citi FM/Citi TV to formally petition the National Security over the recent manhandling of one of its journalists, Caleb Kudah.

Not only did the operatives assault broadcast journalist, Caleb Kudah during interrogation for filming at the Blue Gate of the National Security Ministry, they also besieged the premises of Citi FM/ Citi TV in Adabraka to ostensibly arrest another journalist, Zoe Abu-Baidoo Addo, for electronically receiving videos from her colleague.

The lawyer and journalist also slammed the operatives of the National Security who used a phone belonging to Citi News reporter, Caleb Kudah to try to lure his colleague, Zoe Abu-Baidoo Addo, describing it as utterly absurd.


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Reporters Without Borders to monitor probe into assault on Citi News journalist
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Reporters Without Borders to monitor probe into assault on Citi News journalist


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An international non-profit and non-governmental organisation, Reporters Without Borders, has pledged to ensure that a thorough investigation is carried out into claims by Citi FM and Citi TV Journalist, Caleb Kudah, that he was assaulted by some National Security operatives.

Caleb Kudah, who is also the host of BackPage, a satirical news show on Citi TV, was assaulted by some National Security operatives who detained him for filming some grounded MASLOC vehicles parked at the premises last Tuesday.

Another Citi FM Journalist, Zoe Abu-Baidoo Addo, was also picked up later at the premises of Citi FM for receiving the videos from Caleb Kudah.


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Name, shame persons caught engaging in illegal mining
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Name, shame persons caught engaging in illegal mining


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The General Secretary of the Small Scale Miners Association, Godwin Armah, has urged the government to consider the option of naming and shaming in the fight against illegal mining.

His call follows the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II's statement at a Regional Consultative Dialogue on small-scale mining in the Ashanti Region on Wednesday, where he challenged the stakeholders to be truthful in the fight against the menace and call out persons involved in the act since they are known.

Currently, the Ghana Armed Forces has commenced the second phase of an operation to fight illegal small-scale mining.


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Somali National Salvation Forum declares support for Mahama as AU envoy
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Somali National Salvation Forum declares support for Mahama as AU envoy


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The newly formed Somali National Salvation Forum has declared its support for the African Union's choice of John Mahama as its High Representative to Somalia.

The Somali National Salvation Forum said it is surprised by the unilateral decision taken by the Somali government especially as the government is even yet to see how well Mahama will serve his duties in Somali.

The Forum said it is of the view that the government's opposition to the choice of Mahama is because it is not committed to having a credible electoral process in Somalia.


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GJA President backtracks; apologizes for his comment over assault on Caleb Kudah
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GJA President backtracks; apologizes for his comment over assault on Caleb Kudah


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Affail Monney has come under public backlash for stating that Caleb Kudah breached the Association's code of ethics when he filmed some grounded MASLOC vehicles at the National Security premises, which may have warranted the subsequent assault on him.

The GJA General Secretary, Kofi Yeboah, disagreed with the GJA President by saying Caleb Kudah did not breach any code as long as he acted in the interest of the public.

This press conference is principally to set the records straight and share a few comments on the raging storm over the molestation of two Citi FM reporters, Caleb Kuda and Zoe Abu Baidoo Addo.


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High court to give judgement on rasta student's suit on May 31
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High court to give judgement on rasta student's suit on May 31


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The Human Rights Court 1 of the High court has set May 31, 2021, for judgment in the lawsuit between Tyrone Marhguy and the Achimota School.

The court is preparing to hear another suit between Rastafarian Oheneba Nkrabea against the Achimota School, Attorney General, Ministry of Education and the Ghana Education Service.

Though the Ghana Education Student initially directed Achimota School to admit the students, it backtracked after pushback from the school's stakeholders and further engagements.


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Purge National Security of untrained party boys
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Purge National Security of untrained party boys


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The Volta Regional Vice-Chairman of the opposition National Democratic Congress, Mr. George Loh, has warned that the actions of the National Security if unchecked could result in revenge attacks when there is a change of government.

In a yet-to-be-aired interview on Citi TV's The Chamber Show, the former MP for North Dayi called on the government to purge the National Security of party elements.

Mr. Kudah, also a broadcast journalist and Host of BackPage on Citi TV, had been accused of filming some abandoned cars at the Ministry of National Security, a supposed restricted security zone on Tuesday, and had sent the videos to Zoe via WhatsApp.


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Oppong Nkrumah calls on Citi FM; says Government is committed to safety of journalists
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Oppong Nkrumah calls on Citi FM; says Government is committed to safety of journalists


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The Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, has assured of thorough investigations into the manhandling of a Citi FM journalist and the conduct of operatives of the National Security on the premises of the media house.

The Minister, who visited Citi FM and Citi TV on Friday, May 14, 2021, following the incident, said the government is committed to guaranteeing the safety of journalists.

During the courtesy call, Oppong Nkrumah engaged the news leadership and journalists of Citi FM..


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Savannah: NADMO to clear buildings on waterways after floods at Damongo
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Savannah: NADMO to clear buildings on waterways after floods at Damongo


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The National Disaster and Management Organization in the Savannah Region wants the Municipal Assemblies in the region to remove buildings that are being developed on waterways.

The directive comes after a downpour on Thursday morning which left parts of the Savannah regional capital, Damongo, flooded.

Speaking to Citi News, the Savannah Regional NADMO Coordinator, Mohammed Tohir, said the poorly constructed drains in the area should also be fixed.


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Set up independent body to probe assault on Caleb Kudah
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Set up independent body to probe assault on Caleb Kudah


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Pressure group, OccupyGhana, has expressed fears about the ability of the Ministry of National Security to conduct a proper investigation into the assault on Citi FM/ Citi TV journalist, Caleb Kudah.

OccupyGhana has taken notice of the allegations of assault by National Security operatives on a journalist of Citi FM and Citi TV, Mr. Caleb Kudah.

We have no faith that the National Security Ministry can provide a satisfactory investigation into the damning allegations and therefore would like to advise the government to set up an independent body of inquiry into the matter.


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Plans far advanced to curb perennial flooding in Accra
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Plans far advanced to curb perennial flooding in Accra


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The Mayor of Accra, Mohammed Adjei Sowah, says the Accra Metropolitan Assembly is preparing for the coming rains to avoid a recurrence of flooding within the city.

According to him, most of the storm drains are being desilted by the various assemblies in Accra.

According to him, these are the only measures by which the issue of perennial flooding can be curtailed.


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