Author Archives: Jonas Nyabor

Mugabe to meet with army chief on his future

Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe is to meet army chiefs amid intense pressure for him to step down. Mediation will be led by a Catholic priest, state TV said. Mr Mugabe has largely been confined to his house since the army took over on Wednesday. The governing Zanu-PF party is also meeting to discuss whether to dismiss their founder and long-term ...

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Apple delays launch of smart speaker

Apple is delaying the release of its HomePod smart speaker until 2018. The electronics giant said the device, which was due to be released in December this year, still needed development work. It said the HomePod would be ready to go on shop shelves in the US, UK and Australia “early in 2018”. The news is a blow to its ...

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Germany bans children’s smartwatches

A German regulator has banned the sale of smartwatches aimed at children, describing them as spying devices. It had previously banned an internet-connected doll called, My Friend Cayla, for similar reasons. Telecoms regulator the Federal Network Agency urged parents who had such watches to destroy them. One expert said the decision could be a “game-changer” for internet-connected devices. “Poorly secured ...

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Libya migrant ‘slave market’ footage sparks outrage

The African Union (AU) has expressed outrage after footage emerged appearing to show sub-Saharan migrants being sold at slave markets in Libya. On the video, released by CNN this week, young men are seen being auctioned off as farm workers. The AU chairman, President Alpha Conde of Guinea, demanded prosecutions over a “despicable” trade “from another era”. Migrants trying to reach ...

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UG to build 600kW wind turbine

The University of Ghana is preparing to wean itself off the national grid by building a 600kW wind turbine to supply it with electricity. This was announced by the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ghana, Prof. Ebenezer Oduro-Owusu, at the school’s 2017 November congregation on Saturday. He said the turbine, which will be sited at the Legon campus will be ...

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Gov’t to focus on tech., maths and engineering at basic level

President Akufo-Addo has directed the Ministry of Education to draw up programmes to strengthen and upscale the study of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) from the basic level. He said this is part of the educational reforms being undertaken by his government to promote science, technology and innovation in the country. According to him, the aim of his government ...

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Over 9,000 students graduate from UG [Photos]

A total of 9,397 students have graduated from the University of Ghana at the school’s November 2017 congregation ceremony. The number includes 2,192 postgraduates, 6,872 undergraduates and 333 diploma students. The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ghana, Prof. Ebenezer Oduro Owusu in his address said the University had made significant progress in achieving the core mandate of its strategic plan ...

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Gov’t clears UG to recruit 430 staff

The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ghana, Prof. Ebenezer Oduro Owusu, has announced that the University has received financial clearance from government to recruit some 430 new staff to replace those who have left active service. According to him, the embargo on public sector employment, had a severe impact on the University, which subsequently did not enhance teaching and learning. ...

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Gbese Mantse challenges chieftaincy minister over his legitimacy

The office of the Gbese Mantse has said that the Ministry of Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs has no mandate to instruct Gbese Mantse, Nii Ayi Bonte II, to stop parading himself as a member of the Greater Accra Regional House of Chiefs. The Spokesperson of Gbese Mantse Nii Ayi-Bonte II, Nii Annan Agbo, in a Citi News, said there was ...

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GBC releases seized ECG vehicle after police intervention

The management of the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) in Kumasi in the Ashanti Region, has released a vehicle belonging to the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) which it seized on Thursday. Staff of GBC forcibly took possession of the vehicle after a disagreement with personnel of ECG, who drove to their premises on Thursday evening, to disconnect the company from ...

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