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Photos:All to know about the Australia Fire

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Australia is facing an unprecedented national crisis, as bushfires tear through rural communities across the nation. Since September, at least 20 people have died and over 1,500 homes have been destroyed. Another 28 people have been confirmed missing after bushfires tore through busy tourist hubs in eastern Victoria at the turn of the new year. The scale of the threat is immense, and fires continue to burn, with authorities calling for people to evacuate their homes as the country braces for another weekend of catastrophic danger.

Australians caught up in the crisis are taking to social media and pleading for help. Entire towns have been flattened as fires snaked through bushland, across highways and up mountains. In New South Wales and Victoria, the most populous states in the country, people tried to outrun the blaze and highways were clogged with cars. In major cities, such as Sydney and Melbourne, a dense smoke has descended over busy metropolitan areas like a blanket. Some regions of the country recorded air quality measurements 20 times above the hazardous level.

The situation is grim. Australians are exhausted and frustrated by a lack of clear leadership. Many have had to flee their homes. With fire conditions getting worse in the coming days, help is required.

Here’s what we know about the ongoing fires and a number of ways you can provide assistance from Australia or afar.

What caused the fires?

This is a complex question. Australia is a continent familiar with bushfires, bushfire management and the importance of fires in regenerating the land. The indigenous people who have lived across the island continent for tens of thousands of years have long known the importance of fire management and how it contributes to the health of ecosystems. Bushfires are a well-understood threat, but the fires now burning across the nation have been described as “unprecedented” in their ferocity and scale.

Fires can start in a number of ways — from carelessly discarded cigarettes to lightning strikes and arson — but they’re fueled by a dizzying amount of factors. A lack of rain and low soil moisture can help enable small fires to grow in size, and coupled with the high temperatures and fierce winds that Australia has experienced in the last few months, these small fires can become huge infernos. In addition, with the fire season getting longer, the window to perform critical hazard reduction burns has decreased, giving fires a chance to really take hold.

The bushfire risk for the 2019 season was well known to Australian firefighting chiefs, who had been trying to meet with Scott Morrison, the Australian prime minister, since April, worried that a crisis was coming, but they were constantly rebuffed. #PrayForAustralia

 

 

Source: Cnet Australia

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Election petition: Supreme Court delivers judgement

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The Supreme Court has dismissed the election petition brought before it by John Dramani Mahama, the 2020 Presidential Candidate of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC).

Chief Justice Kwasi Anin-Yeboah made this known while reading the ruling of the court on Thursday, March 3, 2021.

“The petitioner did not demonstrate in any way how the errors affected the declaration of the election…We have therefore no reason to order a re-run [of the election]. We accordingly dismiss the petition,” he said.

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Just In: President Akufo-Addo tells Auditor-General Daniel Domelevo to retire

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The President, Nana Akufo-Addo says his office believes that the embattled Auditor-General, Daniel Yao Domelevo is retired hence cannot remain in office.

He has therefore expressed appreciation to him for his service and indicated that a substantive replacement for him will soon be announced while the Deputy Auditor-General, Johnson Akuamoah Asiedu continues to work as the acting Auditor General.

In a letter dated March 3, 2021, Nana Akufo-Addo, through his secretary, Nana Bediatuo Asante said, “The attention of the President of the Republic has been drawn to records and documents made available to this Office by the Audit Service, that indicate that your date of birth is 1st June 1960 and that in accordance with article 199 (1) of the Constitution, your date of retirement as Auditor-General was 1st June 2020.”

“Based on this information, the President is of the view that you have formally left office,” the letter from the presidency said.

Daniel Domelevo recently became a subject for many news discussions after a series of correspondence between himself and the Audit Service Board came to the fore.

The correspondence showed that the Audit Service Board believes Mr. Demelevo is not a Ghanaian but a Togolese and also that he is a retiree because his date of birth is 1st June 1960.

Mr Domelevo has duly informed the board that the two allegations are false and offered explanations to defend himself.

But the board said the explanations are untenable and considers Domelevo as a retiree, barely a day before he returns to work after over 160 days of compulsory accumulated leave.

The Board indicated in its last letter that it had written to President Akufo-Addo to take the “necessary action” based on the information provided.

Mr Domelevo despite the controversy, reported to his office earlier today, Wednesday, March 3, 2021, but did not make any public comments about the development.

Source: Citinewsroom.com

 

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BREAKING: LGBTQI Office In Kwabenya Closed Down By Police (Video)

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An office belonging to the LGBTQI community in Kwabenya, a suburb in Accra has been closed down by Ghana Police Officers.

In a video sighted by modernnewsgh.com, the office was raided personnel of the Ghana Police Service.

A representative of the owner of the property, Dr Asenso Gyambi told Joy News he was unhappy with the answers given to him by the tenant who rented the house.

He said on Tuesday at about 7 pm, he received a text message from an undisclosed source that the house is being used for LGBTQ activities.

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