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Lesotho Former First Lady Sent Back To Prison Over Murder Of Rival

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The wife of former Lesotho Prime Minister Thomas Thabane, who was charged with the murder of her husband’s first wife, returned to prison on Wednesday after the court annulled her judicial review.

Maesaiah Thabane, 43, was charged back in February for her involvement in the 2017 murder of Lipolelo Thabane, the first wife of Thomas Thabane. She spent one night in jail before a High Court freed her on a 1,000 maloti ($57) bail.

Lipolelo was shot by gunmen shortly before her estranged husband’s inauguration as the Prime Minister and weeks before he married Maesaiah in 2017.

The former couple were separated and had been pursuing a divorce before her death.

Lesotho former first lady sent back to prison over murder of rival (Photos)

Last week Friday, the Lesotho Court of Appeal overturned the controversial judicial supervision measures she had enjoyed after she was granted bail in the case.

After the ruling, the police could not immediately arrest her because she was in South Africa with her husband who had travelled to the neighboring country for treatment.

On Wednesday she arrived at the magistrate court in Maseru under the escort of armed police officers.

Lesotho former first lady sent back to prison over murder of rival (Photos)

Judge Thamae Thamae told her she will remain in prison and will be reconvened on 16 June 2020.

“The decision of the High Court to grant you bail has been set aside by the Court of Appeal,” said the magistrate.

“You will remain in the correctional facility. You will report back on 16 June 2020 to find out the progress of your case.”

After her appearance in court, Police officers immediately whisked her away.

The murder of Lipolelo Thabane, also led to the resignation of 80-year-old Thomas Thabane on 19 May over his alleged involvement in her death.

Back in Febuary, authorities also wanted to charge him but he asked the Constitutional Court to stop the courts from trying him for the crime while he remained in office.

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Salt FM Boss Donates To Agogo Hospital Minutes After Fire Consumed His Studios

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Chief Executive Officer of Salt Media GH, owners and operators of Salt 95.9 FM – Agogo, Salt TV and Saltfmonline, Ohene Kwame Frimpong has made a donation to Agogo Presbyterian hospital minutes after fire consumed the station’s main broadcasting studio.

Mr Frimpong who visited the children’s ward and other wards of the hospital gave out money to some patients who were on admission.

The UK based Ghanaian business man who visited the site after the incident, left with his team moment the fire department arrived at the scene, to make this surprising charity gesture to the hospital.

Noted for his numerous charity works, Ohene Kwame Frimpong emphasized the need for Salt Media GH to maintain the value and purpose they bring to society, especially the vulnerable in whatever situation they may find themselves in.

“We are focused and even though the fire is devastating, we are thankful that no harm was caused to anyone. Nobody was injured by the fire outbreak and we are grateful to God” — Ohene Kwame Frimpong said

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Fire razed Salt FM’s main broadcasting studio in Agogo Thursday afternoon.

A statement issued by the management of the station described the incident as shocking.

They also indicated that investigation into the cause of the fire has begun.

“The burning of the Salt FM studio has come as a terrible shock to the station’s management and employees. Though the incident is currently under investigation, what can be confirmed is that no life was harmed,” part of the statement read.

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Former DCE, Hon. Jacob Asogonnde Congratulates Prof. Naana Jane Opoku Agyemang

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I take this opportunity to congratulate Professor Naana Jane Opoku Agyemang on her unanimous nomination to partner our flagbearer, His Excellency John Dramani Mahama as his running mate for the 2020 general elections on the ticket of the great NDC.

As the founder of Better Life Organization, an NGO that has worked closely with FAWE and ABANTU since 1997 to empower women and champion the girl child education, I couldn’t be more proud to witness this historic act exhibited by H.E. John Mahama in allowing women take their rightful place and be part of the decision making process at the highest level.

During my tenure as District Chief Executive of Kadjebi from 2013 to 2017, I was a great advocate for women empowerment. This unprecedented appointment certainly gladdens my heart as I have always been passionate about women in politics.

What gives me joy the most is that on 7th January 2021, my four biological daughters, can watch the inauguration of the first female Vice President of the Republic and be inspired beyond measure to achieve all their dreams. I want my daughters to find hope in Prof Naana Jane Opoku Agyemang in a world dominated by men occupying the highest office of the land.

The time is now indeed, and I pledge my full service towards victory for the great NDC come December 2020.

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Coronavirus Pandemic Is ‘Accelerating’ And ‘Getting Worse’ : World Health Organization Boss Warns As Number Of Cases In The World Hit Nearly 12 Million

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The World Health Organisation has warned that the Coronavirus pandemic is “accelerating and getting worse” as lockdown measures are being relaxed in several countries in the world.

Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the director-general of the WHO, said the Covid-19 pandemic has still not reached its peak as he warned that coronavirus is not under control “in most of the world” and is in fact “getting worse”.

He said the Coronavirus cases were increasing drastically, with almost 12million confirmed infections since the pandemic first began in China back in December.

Speaking at the member state briefing on the Covid-19 pandemic evaluation, he said: “The virus has upended health systems in some of the world’s wealthiest nations, while some countries that have mounted a successful response have been of modest means.

“We know that when countries take a comprehensive approach based on fundamental public health measures – such as find, isolate, test and treat cases, and trace and quarantine contacts – the outbreak can be brought under control.

“But in most of the world, the virus is not under control. It is getting worse.

“More than 11.8 million cases of Covid-19 have now been reported to WHO. More than 544,000 lives have been lost.

“And the pandemic is still accelerating. The total number of cases has doubled in the last six weeks.”

The United States has the highest caseload and deaths in the World, with over 3 million coronavirus cases and more than 130,000 fatalities recorded so far.

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