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Newspaper headlines: Monday, August 21, 2017

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Limit number of children to three – Population Council to Gov’t

Experts are concerned that the country’s population is growing at a fast rate and are proposing a government policy to limit the number of children born to any couple. The Executive Director of the National Population Council, Leticia Adelaide Appiah has proposed that childbirth should be restricted to just three (3) to ensure quality in human resource of the country. ...

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AI experts warn of killer robots

More than 100 leading robotics experts are urging the United Nations to take action in order to prevent the development of “killer robots”. In a letter to the organisation, artificial intelligence (AI) leaders, including billionaire Elon Musk, warn of “a third revolution in warfare”. The letter says “lethal autonomous” technology is a “Pandora’s box”, adding that time is of the ...

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Nana Addo jets off to Equatorial Guinea on three-day visit

President Nana Akufo-Addo will today [Monday] leave Ghana for a three-day official visit to the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, at the invitation of its President, Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo. The purpose of this visit is to deepen the cordial bilateral relations between the two countries and explore possible areas of cooperation, according to the Flagstaff House. Of focus will be the June ...

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‘Improved’ Tema motorway roundabout opens today

The Tema Roundabout will be opened to vehicular traffic today[Monday] after the closure of parts of the motorway in April 2017. The Ghana Highway Authority has also released instructions for the navigation on the “improved” roundabout. Among the changes to the navigation is a new access road from the roundabout to the Aflao trotro station, a new access round from ...

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Ghana fail to qualify for CHAN tournament

Burkina Faso pulled off a shock 2-1 win over Ghana on Sunday to qualify for the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) in Kenya, the tournament for home-based footballers. Elsewhere on Sunday, Namibia overturned a first-leg deficit against Comoros to progress. On a weekend of shocks, the holders Democratic Republic of Congo were eliminated on the away goals-ruling by neighbours Congo Brazzaville, as ...

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Mo Farah wins final race in Britain at Birmingham Diamond League meeting

British distance great Mo Farah sprinted clear to win the 3000m at the Birmingham Diamond League meeting in his final track meeting on home soil. The 34-year-old, who is switching to road racing in 2018, came home in seven minutes 38.64 seconds. “This is it. All I dreamed of as a youngster was running for Britain,” said the double Olympic ...

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US Navy ship and oil tanker collide off Singapore

Ten sailors are missing and five have been injured after a US destroyer and an oil tanker collided off the coast of Singapore, the US Navy says. The guided missile destroyer USS John S McCain was sailing east of Singapore and preparing to stop in the port when the collision with the Liberian-flagged vessel occurred. A wide-ranging rescue and rescue ...

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GIPC hosts global leaders at 1st Investment Summit

The Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC) is to host top executives from some of the world’s largest investment firms and multinational corporations at the Ghana Investment Summit 2017. The event will be held at the Kempinski Hotel Gold Coast City in Accra from August 20 to 22, 2017. The summit is the first major gathering of institutional investors, entrepreneurs and ...

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Chale Wote: Artist urges men to help at home

The 7th edition of the Chale Wote Street Art Festival has seen a lot of themes exhibited through different art forms and one of these themes is urging men to be more helpful at home. Nico, one of the many artists exhibiting at this 2017’s festival in Jamestown painted a muscled man carrying two “ Kufour gallons’’ full of water. ...

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