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Author Archives: Jonas Nyabor

Accra-Tema rail operations suspended; over 600 to be affected

Some commuters who rely on rail transport are beginning to feel the impact after a train headed from Tema to Accra, derailed at Tesano in Accra. About five passengers on board the train got injured and were rushed to the hospital after the accident. Four of them were treated and discharged, with the other still on admission. Citi Business News checks ...

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3-member c’ttee to investigate Tesano train derailment

The Minister for Railways Development, Joe Ghartey, has constituted a 3-member committee to look into circumstances that led to the derailment of an Accra-bound train from Tema on Monday morning. The committee, which is being chaired by the Deputy Railways Minister, Kwaku Agyenim-Boateng, is to complete work and present their report in 10 days, that is November 6th, 2017. Among ...

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Google phone hit by ‘burn in’ problems

Google’s new flagship smartphones have been hit by complaints about the quality of the screen. Tech reviewers, who have had the device for about two weeks, noticed “burn in” on the display, while others noted “muddy” discolouration on the screen. Google said it was investigating the issue, which it took “very seriously”. Google’s new line, the Pixel 2 and Pixel ...

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Xi Jinping ‘most powerful Chinese leader since Mao Zedong’

China’s Communist Party has voted to enshrine Xi Jinping’s ideology in its constitution, elevating him to the same level as founder Mao Zedong. The unanimous vote to incorporate “Xi Jinping Thought” happened at the end of the Communist Party congress, China’s most important political meeting. Mr Xi has steadily increased his grip on power since becoming leader in 2012. This ...

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Ivory seizures hit record levels last year, report says

Ivory seizures around the world hit record levels last year, with elephant poaching in Africa declining for a fifth year in a row, a report says. About 40 tonnes of trafficked ivory was recovered, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (Cites) report says. While poaching killed 111,000 African elephants over the last decade, in most places it appears ...

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FDA impounds 2,800 cartons of ‘suspicious’ chicken

The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has impounded a container loaded with about 2,800 cartons of chicken at a private warehouse over suspicions that it is unwholesome. It said the container-load was cleared from the port, despite the FDA withholding its clearance. The Head of Public Affairs of the FDA, James Lartey, disclosed that the Authority took the decision to ...

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V/Region: Chief bemoans effect of disputes on Kente Festival

The Paramount Chief of Agortime Traditional Area, Nene Nuer Keteku III, has said that his reign would not allow chieftaincy disputes to mar the beauty of their annual Kente Festival. The paramount chief noted with regret the recent incidents that led to the cancellation of the grand durbar that climaxes the annual Kente Festival of Agortime. Nene Nuer Keteku said ...

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I want a rematch – Bukom Banku begs Bastie Samir

Bukom Banku has called for a rematch against sworn rival Bastie Samir after his defeat in Saturday’s much publicized ‘Make or Break’ bout. The defeat was Banku’s first in his career after 27 straight wins. Banku was floored in the 7th round after a series of quick combination punches from Bastie which also resulted in a cut to his right eye. ...

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Consignment of ‘rotten’ chicken cleared from Tema port

A consignment of rotten frozen chicken which was declared unsafe for human consumption has been discovered on the Ghanaian market. According to the Herald Newspaper, earlier reports indicated that three containers loaded with chicken from Holland, had been seized at the Port, after mandated institutions like the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) and the Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue ...

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Patients need rest, not antibiotics, say health officials

More patients should be told to go home and rest rather than be given antibiotics, according to health officials. Public Health England (PHE) says up to a fifth of antibiotic prescriptions are unnecessary as many illnesses get better on their own. Overusing the drugs is making infections harder to treat by creating drug-resistant superbugs. PHE says patients have “a part ...

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