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Irate supporters besieged the headquarters of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in Accra on Thursday over the suspension of national chairman Paul Afoko. The youth, with red bands around their necks and arms, forced their way into the premises of the party’s headquarters even though security guards at the entrance tried to stop them.According to reports, they are demanding the leadership of the party to reinstate Mr Paul Afoko and remove First National Vice Chair,Freddie Blay.

The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has asked all Senior High Schools to suspend the consumption of Palm oil until the Authority comes out with its findings .This was after the FDA collected samples of the product from schools and traders in the Upper West Region to be sent for testing in Accra. There has been an increase in the use of Sudan 4,a dangerous chemical in the mix of local palm oil.

The Black Stars have dropped five places to 30th in the latest FIFA ranking released on Thursday for the month of November. Avram Grant's charges have however maintained their third position on the African continent, behind Ivory and Algeria. Meanwhile, Belgium have overtaken Germany in the rankings. Austria and England have also moved one place each up to 10th and ninth respectively.

The Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection is working towards the possible closure of the Gushegu Witch Camp in the North.Nana Oye Lithur, sector Minister said the practice of witchcraft accusation in Ghana was a breach of especially human rights, and it inhibited the rights to life, liberty and security.

Mathieu Valbuena and Karim Benzema, embroiled in a sex tape scandal, were omitted from France's squad on Thursday for the games with Germany and England later this month while Hatem Ben Arfa was recalled. Real Madrid striker Benzema was put under formal judicial investigation earlier on Thursday in connection with an alleged attempt to blackmail Olympique Lyonnais forward Valbuena with the use of a sex video.

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