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Author Archives: Delali Adogla-Bessa

NPP condemns attack on Eric Opoku, other NDC members

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Asunafo South Constituency of the Brong Ahafo Region, has condemned an attack on the Member of Parliament for the area, Eric Opoku, and three others, believed to be members of the opposition National Democratic Congress [NDC]. The Communications Director of the NPP in the constituency, Nana Adusei Opoku, urged the police to bring ...

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We’ll spit more fire over Ghana-US military deal – Minority

Sagnarigu MP, Alhaji A.B.A. Fuseini

The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) Minority has vowed to continue to pile pressure on the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) over the controversial defence cooperation agreement between Ghana and the US. “We are wholly committed to holding the feet of the NPP and the Akufo-Addo government to the fire of accountability,” the Minority Spokesperson Alhaji A.B.A Fuseini said. The Sagnarigu ...

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Injection deaths: Senchi health worker was operating illegally – GHS

The Ghana Health Service says the health practitioner who administered the injections that are suspected to have led to three deaths at the New Senchi Health Center in the Asuogyaman District of the Eastern Region, had been operating illegally. According to the Service, the man, who has been identified as James Yeboah, had not been authorised to offer such healthcare, and has ...

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Committee for NCTE, NAB merger hopeful of implementation

The Committee seeing to the merger of the National Accreditation Board (NAB) and the National Council for Tertiary Education (NCTE) has completed its work. In 2017, the Minister of State in charge of Tertiary Education, Professor Kwesi Yankah, announced plans by government to merge the two bodies as part major policy changes in the tertiary education system. The move is ...

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Cede control of Kalakpa Game Reserve to chiefs – Group demands

Abutia Development Union, (ADU), an association of committed citizens of Abutia Traditional Area in the Volta Region, is asking the government to hand over management of the Kalakpa Game Reserve to the Traditional Authority over what they describe as the failure of the Forestry Commission to make good use of the reserve. Speaking at this year’s Asafotu Easter Festival of ...

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Defunct China space lab comes down over South Pacific

China’s defunct Tiangong-1 space lab mostly broke up on re-entering the Earth’s atmosphere above the South Pacific, Chinese and US reports say. It re-entered the atmosphere around 00:15 GMT on Monday, China’s Manned Space Engineering Office said. Tiangong-1 was launched in 2011 to carry out docking and orbit experiments. It was part of China’s efforts to build a manned space ...

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Easter Orphan Project: Citi FM heads out for annual outreach [Photos]

Staff of Citi FM are headed to three selected orphanages in the country to make some donations to them as part of the Easter celebration. The orphanages, which Citi FM has been supporting for 13 years, include the Baptist School Complex (BASCO) an orphanage at Trotor, near Suhum in the Eastern Region, the Handivangelism Orphanage at Haatso in Accra, and Mama Laadi Orphanage ...

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‘They will be back on Thursday’ – Wenger on absent Arsenal fans

Arsene Wenger

Arsene Wenger feels Arsenal’s failure to mount a title challenge was the main reason for another sparse crowd as three late goals saw them beat relegation-threatened Stoke. The Gunners were booed off at half-time at Emirates Stadium after seeing Aaron Ramsey clip the crossbar with their only clear chance of the first 45 minutes. But Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s penalty broke the ...

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Alibaba to buy all remaining outstanding shares of Ele.me

HANGZHOU, CHINA - SEPTEMBER 19: (CHINA OUT) An inside view of Alibaba Headquarters on September 19, 2014 in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province of China. Alibaba is to be officially listed in New York Stock Exchange today with financing scale of 25 billion USD, the largest IPO ever. (Photo by VCG/VCG via Getty Images)

As expected since February, Alibaba will buy all outstanding shares of Ele.me that it doesn’t already own. Best-known for food deliveries, Ele.me  claims to be China’s biggest online delivery and local services platform. In an announcement, Alibaba said the deal values Ele.me at $9.5 billion. Alibaba, which first invested in Ele.me two years ago, and its affiliate Ant Small and Micro Financial Services Group ...

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China hits back with tariffs on US imports worth $3bn

US wine is among the produce affected by China's retaliatory tariffs

China has imposed tariffs of up to 25% on 128 US imports, including pork and wine, after US President Donald Trump raised duties on foreign steel and aluminium imports in March. The tariffs affecting some $3bn (£2.1bn) of imports kick in on Monday. Beijing said the move was to “safeguard China’s interests and balance” losses caused by new US tariffs. ...

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