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Author Archives: Marian Efe Ansah

Two arrested over attack on Eric Opoku, NDC members

Two suspects are in the custody of the Brong Ahafo Regional Police Command following the attack on the Member of Parliament for Asunafo South Constituency, Eric Opoku, by some unknown assailants. The assailants also inflicted deep machete wounds on three other persons believed to be supporters of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC). In an interview with Citi News, the ...

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Winnie Mandela was “fearless and remarkable” – Nana Addo

President Nana Akufo-Addo

President Nana Akufo-Addo has eulogized anti-apartheid campaigner and former South African first lady, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, describing her as a fearless and remarkable woman. Winnie Mandela died on Monday after a long illness, which had seen her go in and out of hospital since the beginning of the year [2018]. Winnie Mandela and her former husband Nelson Mandela, who were both ...

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2nd Image Hair and Beauty Academy holds graduation ceremony [Photos]

Over 200 students graduated from the 2nd Image Hair and Beauty Academy at a brief ceremony on Saturday. The event, held at the Trade Fair Centre in Accra, had in attendance, the Minister for Tourism and Creative Arts, Catherine Afeku, among others. Addressing the graduates, the CEO of 2nd Image International, Nikki Boa-Amponsem, challenged them to put the skills acquired ...

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Be wary of fake accounts in my name – Mahama

Former President John Dramani Mahama has cautioned Ghanaians to be wary of some fake social media accounts created in his name. The former President on his Facebook page indicated that though many social media pages are using his name or a combination of his official names, his official Facebook Account and Twitter Handle remain @JDMahama. The President clarified that any ...

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Pirates’ attack: Titus Glover urges tight security at Ghana’s ports

Following the attack on a Ghanaian fishing vessel, Marine 711, and the subsequent kidnapping of five sailors who were on board the vessel last Monday, the Deputy Minister for Transport, Titus Glover, has charged port officials to tighten security at Ghana’s ports, to avert similar incidents in the future. Titus Glover, who doubles as the Member of Parliament for the ...

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New Ethiopia PM seeks Eritrea dialogue

Ethiopia’s new prime minister, Abiy Ahmed, has pledged his readiness to resolve disputes with neighbour Eritrea. Speaking on state television after his swearing-in ceremony, Mr Ahmed called for an end to “years of misunderstandings”. “I call on the Eritrean government to take the same stand,” he said. The two countries have had poor relations since a two-year border war, which ...

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‘Something huge is coming’ – Wutah

Ghanaian highlife duo, Wutah, has dispelled rumours that the group is on the verge of collapse again, just about a year of its reunion. In a Facebook post that has a picture of the duo, actor Kobi Rana and a Vodafone logo, Wutah Afriyie, one half of the group hinted that they are preparing to come out with a big ...

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Gold diggers invade Grace Mugabe’s farm

Grace Mugabe developed the farm while her husband was president

Illegal workers have invaded the farm of former Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe to mine for gold. Reporters from the Zimbabwean newspaper Newsday found them uprooting lemon trees, digging shafts and loading gold ore into lorries. After unsuccessfully confronting them on Thursday, Mrs Mugabe reported the matter to the police. The farm is in Mazowe, where she had forcefully evicted ...

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Gov’t urged to give allowances for trainees in midwifery, pediatric nursing

The Alliance for Reproductive Health Rights (ARHR), an NGO, has urged government to provide allowances to trainee nurses, who are willing to undertake courses in midwifery and pediatric nursing. The NGO is of the view that such a move would encourage more trainee nurses to offer courses in midwifery and pediatric nursing. Nana Ayisha Mohammed, Senior Programmes Officer, ARHR, said ...

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Cardiff set for world heavyweight unification bout

Anthony Joshua v Joseph Parker

Anthony Joshua says he must “simplify the madness” of the most anticipated fight in boxing in 2018 when he meets Joseph Parker in Cardiff on Saturday. Joshua’s IBF and WBA world titles will be on the line, as will Parker’s WBO belt, in the first heavyweight unification bout held on British soil. Some 78,000 fans are expected at the Principality ...

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