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Investor visa scheme halted in money laundering crackdown

Ministers are halting a “gold-plated” visa scheme offering foreign investors a fast-track to settling in the UK, as part of a crackdown on financial crime. Tier 1 investor visas were introduced in 2008 to encourage rich people from outside the EU to invest in the UK. A £2m investment bought …

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France protests: Fuel tax rises in 2019 budget dropped

Fuel tax rises which sparked weeks of violent protests in France have now been dropped from next year’s budget, the government has announced. The move was announced by Prime Minister Edouard Philippe, who a day earlier had only promised to postpone them for six months. The “gilets jaunes” (yellow vest) …

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Nigeria ‘cattle thieves’ kill police officers

Suspected cattle thieves in north-western Nigeria have killed at least 17 police officers in one of the deadliest incidents for the police in several years. The clashes followed an ambush on a police patrol convoy in a remote area of Zamfara state where armed cattle rustlers frequently attack villages, carrying …

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BNI grills suspected Irish terrorist

Two persons are in the custody of the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) on suspicion of terrorism at the Tema Port. The 25-year old Irish national, David Kammermeier and his Ghanaian counterpart, who were picked up by the security operatives at the port are assisting the BNI in investigation. The …

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KNUST demonstration gets out of hand, school property under attack

Students of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) have vandalized school property as part of Monday morning’s demonstration. The students are protesting against what they call oppression from school authorities. On Friday, a planned students’ customary procession – which has lost favour with university authorities – was …

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KNUST Clash: No student lost his memory as claims suggest – PRO

The Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kwame Yeboah, has dismissed claims that one of the students who was arrested and brutalised by the university’s security officers, has lost his memory. Speaking on Accra-based Starr FM’s morning star show, the PRO said all …

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