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  • August 17, 2019

    Gabon’s Ali...

    The 60-year-old attends commemorations in Libreville on eve of Gabon’s anniversary of independence from France. Gabonese President Ali Bongo (C) attends a wreath-laying ceremony in Libreville [Steve Jordan/AFP]   Gabonese President Ali Bongo has appeared live in public for the first time almost 10 months after suffering a stroke, walking...

  • August 17, 2019

    Nigerian gov’t...

    A British judge has ordered the Nigerian government to pay $9bn in assets to a small private company. The firm, P&ID, had reached a deal with the Nigerian government in 2010 to build a natural gas plant – but the deal fell through two years later. P&ID then sued the...

  • August 17, 2019

    Can Zimbabwe’s...

    Emmerson Mnangagwa stands accused of failing to make good on his promises after taking power. Emmerson Mnangagwa came to power in Zimbabwe with promises of change and reform. The rule of his predecessor, Robert Mugabe, had been marked by economic collapse and crackdowns on dissent. But nearly two years since Mnangagwa took charge, little...

  • August 17, 2019

    Ghana’s Windows...

    A lot has changed in the life of Richard Appiah Akoto in the fortnight since he posted photos of himself on Facebook drawing a Microsoft Word processing window on a blackboard with multi-colored chalk, to teach his students about computers—which the school did not have. The photos went viral on social media and media stories like...

  • August 17, 2019

    Ghanaians to...

    Ghanaians will from September this year pay more for some medical services in the various hospitals across the country. According to a letter from the Ghana Medical Association, GMA to all its members, ancillary medical services like a general medical report for school, travel, employment, mortgage and police report among...

  • August 17, 2019

    4 injured...

    Communal violence which broke out between two feuding factions at Lakula near Daboya in the Savannah Region has resulted in 4 casualties and person one in critical condition. 4 injured ,1 in critical condition over mosque construction at Daboya According to reports, the incident occurred yesterday August 15, 2019, at

  • August 17, 2019

    Rate Of...

    A retired police officer, Mr Paul Avuyi, has expressed concern about the increasing trend of offering contract appointments to senior officers who are due for retirement in the Ghana Police Service. What, he said, was encouraging a lot more to apply for contract appointment although the law did not ask for...

  • August 17, 2019

    Karpowership finally...

    The Karpower barge being relocated to the Western enclave has arrived successfully at Sekondi Naval Base in the Western region. The relocation of Karpowership from Tema is to enable it to use natural gas from the Western enclave, a move projected to save government millions of cedis yearly. The Heavy...

  • August 17, 2019

    ‘Funds available...

    The Bank of Ghana (BoG) has given the assurance that funds are available to pay depositors of the 23 savings and loans companies and finance house companies that have been shut down. Dr Ernest Addison – Governor of Bank of Ghana “In line with the Government’s commitment to protect depositors’...

  • August 17, 2019

    GN Savings...

    The Chairman of insolvent GN Savings and Loans, Dr Papa Kwesi Nduom, says his company would have been “highly liquid” if the Ministry of Finance and other government agencies had paid amounts owed to it. Dr Papa Kwesi Nduom, Chairman and CEO Groupe Nduom The BoG on Friday (August, 16,...

  • August 17, 2019

    2 PDS...

    Two persons who posed as workers of the Power Distribution Services (PDS) are in the grips of the Kyebi divisional police command for forcefully disconnecting the power supply of residents at Teacher Mante in the Ayensuano District of the Eastern region. The suspects, Okai Samuel, 26, a student at Coaltar...

  • August 16, 2019

    Tlaib won’t...

    US congresswoman says she will not be silenced and treated ‘like a criminal’ after receiving permission from Israel. US Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib said she will no longer visit the occupied West Bank [File:Rebecca Cook/Reuters]   US congresswoman Rashida Tlaib has said she will no longer visit the occupied West Bank under the...

  • August 16, 2019

    Zoomlion and...

    Waste management giant, Zoomlion Ghana limited in collaboration with the Ministry of Health at a training program organized for stakeholders executing the larviciding exercise in the Ashanti region disclosed that a mapping technology will be used to map mosquito breeding sites. Zoomlion and MOH to deploy mapping technology to map...

  • August 16, 2019

    First Ebola...

    DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO The first confirmed cases of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s South Kivu province was announced on Friday (August 16) days after a “highly probable cure” was found. Two cases, a mother and her child tested positive for Ebola in Mwenga region, close to the...

  • August 16, 2019

    Uganda records...

    Eric Oteng with REUTERS UGANDA Uganda said on Wednesday it had recorded a 40% surge in the incidence of malaria, attributing the increase to a range of factors including a refugee influx, climate change and a decline in the use of protective nets. The development could heighten public health fears already...

  • August 16, 2019

    BoG revokes...

    The Bank of Ghana (BoG) has, with effect from today, Friday, 16 August 2019, revoked the licences of 23 insolvent savings and loans companies and finance house companies including GN Savings and Loans belonging to businessman Dr Papa Kwesi Nduom… The Bank of Ghana (BoG) has, with effect from today,...

  • August 16, 2019

    PDS crisis:...

    The Coalition of Stakeholders on Electricity Contracts and Arrangements has added its voice to accusations of fraud against the Millennium Development Authority (MiDA) in the PDS/ECG concession agreement.  Martin Eson-Benjamin At a public stakeholders forum in Accra, Wednesday, Richard Nyamah, the forum’s convener, said MiDA,  the institution in charge of the  Millennium Challenge...

  • August 16, 2019

    Myanmar rebels...

    North Alliance rebels claim responsibility for deadly attack on elite military college and other government targets. Ethnic armed fighters in Myanmar have killed at least 15 people, most of them members of the country’s security forces, in attacks on an elite military college and other government targets in the country’s north, an army...

  • August 16, 2019

    Time for...

    Southern Africa’s loss will be West Africa’s gain, say analysts. Africa’s largest money manager sees “significant investment opportunities” in West African gold mining as the industry at the southern end of the continent declines. The sun is setting on South African gold, and rising in the west [Waldo Swiegers/Bloomberg] Investor-friendly policies...

  • August 16, 2019

    Malawi: 3...

    Second death sentence handed down in recent months related to violence against people with albinism. A Malawi court has convicted and sentenced three people to death for killing a person with albinism. People with albinism, of which there are up to 10,000 in the country, are often victims of brutal attacks in Malawi [Tsvangirayi...

  • August 16, 2019

    Gibraltar Supreme...

    Ruling to release vessel that was commandeered by UK came despite last-minute US attempt to detain it. Gibraltar’s Supreme Court ruled that the Iranian tanker Grace 1 is free to sail, hours after the US requested to detain the tanker [Jon Nazca/Reuters] Gibraltar’s Supreme Court has ruled that an Iranian...

  • August 16, 2019

    Gov’t to...

    Alhaji Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, the Vice President of Ghana, has disclosed that government intends to provide free wifi to senior high schools and public universities soon. Dr Bawumia in Canada He said plans are far advanced for the first piloting of this policy. Speaking at the the 2019 International Youth...

  • August 16, 2019

    UG School...

    The School of Public Health at the University of Ghana has launched a project to create a healthy food environment for children and adolescents.  Associate Professor of the school of public health, UG Richmond Aryeetey   The project, MEALS4NCDs (Providing Measurement Evaluation, Accountability and Leadership Support) seeks to measure and...

  • August 16, 2019

    Rehab of...

    President Akufo-Addo has been assured of the completion of the Tono Water Project by August 2021 and the rehabilitation and modernization of the Tono Irrigation Scheme by July 2020. This was disclosed when President Akufo-Addo paid a visit to the site of the project on Wednesday, 14th August 2019, as...

  • August 16, 2019

    Government Pays...

    Government has released some 3.1billion cedis which were kept into the Pensions Trust Fund Account into the custodian accounts of the various public and private Sector pension schemes. Minister for Employment and Labour Relations Ignatius Baffour-Awuah who disclosed this at the Meet the Press series in Accra said the schemes...

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