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Netherlands v Ghana: 4 things on every Black Stars fan’s mind

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Kwesi Appiah is expected to name his final 23 man squad after the Ghana – Netherlands game in Rotterdam today. Kickoff is at 1900GMT. Before then, keen Black Stars faithful will be watching today’s game with keen eye to determine whether they are well prepared heading to Brazil. Coping with the Dutch attack Despite conceding only three goals during the ...

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Local Gov’t Ministry to rigorously address sanitation problems

Some streets of Accra littered with garbage

The Local Government Ministry is to develop a comprehensive road map to address the sanitation issues in the country. This is after the committee set up by the former sector Minister; Akwasi Oppong Fosu to look into the sanitation problems presented its report. The former Minister requested the directorate to identify the problem areas in the various regions and recommend ...

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National Security Council to meet Legon over tollbooths

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The National Security Council Secretariat has scheduled a meeting with the authorities of the University of Ghana over the reconstruction of tollbooths at the Okponglo entry point of the university. A few months ago, the National Security pulled down a tollbooth constructed by the authorities of the university, citing the heavy traffic on the Accra-Madina-Aburi highway as a result of ...

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Malawi election: Peter Mutharika wins presidential vote

Peter Mutharika (centre) is the brother of former President Bingu wa Mutharika, who died two years ago

Opposition candidate Peter Mutharika has been declared the winner of Malawi’s disputed presidential election. The leader of the Democratic Progressive Party obtained 36.4% of the vote, the electoral commission announced. A protester died earlier after police dispersed an angry crowd demanding a recount of last week’s ballot. Outgoing president Joyce Banda has alleged the vote was rigged. ‘Law is clear’ ...

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Let’s unite to fight terrorism – Mahama to W/ leaders

President Mahama and President Goodluck Jonathan

President John Dramani Mahama has charged West African leaders to join forces to fight terrorism in the sub-region. Eight West African Heads of state converged on the Ghanaian capital, Accra to discuss important issues affecting the sub-region including the Boko Haram threat in Nigeria and the security situation in Mali. The eight leaders who made it to the emergency Economic Community ...

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ECOWAS summit causes massive traffic in Accra

Traffic situation in some parts of Accra

Several motorists plying routes around the Movenpick-Ambassador Hotel in Accra are locked up in heavy traffic following the ongoing Economic Community Of West African States (ECOWAS) emergency meeting. Some West African heads of state were summoned to Accra by President John Dramani Mahama to discuss important issues affecting the sub-region including the Boko Haram threat in Nigeria. The ongoing conference has led ...

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Ghana to obtain gas from Equatorial Guinea

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The Energy Ministry has revealed that government is considering sourcing gas from Equatorial Guinea to power the country’s thermal plants. “The Ministry is engaging with La Cote D’lvoire and Equatorial Guinea to establish a regional gas project because Equatorial Guinea has more than adequate gas,” the Chief Director at the Energy Ministry, Professor Thomas Akabza said. According to him, the ...

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Gov’t suspends issuance of gold-prospecting licences

Alhaji Inusah Fuseini

Government has suspended the issuance of new gold prospecting licences with effect from Friday May 30, 2014 to help free-up unused concessions for prospective investors. The purpose of the moratorium is to enable the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources, in conjunction with the Minerals Commission, to clean-up the mineral concessions, register and crack down on speculators who have held ...

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Health alert : Don’t buy Exeter Corned Beef – FDA

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The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA), has cautioned the general  public against the patronage of Exeter Corned Beef, purported to be manufactured in Argentina. The FDA says it “has reliably been informed that the Manufacturing Plant of Exeter Corned Beef in Argentina has been shut down for some time now and that the product is now being manufactured in Brazil”. ...

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EC must suspend voter registration exercise – PNC

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The Youth Wing of the People’s National Convention (PNC) are asking the Electoral Commission (EC) to suspend the planned voter registration exercise which begins next month. A press statement signed by the National Youth Organizer of the PNC, Abu Ramadan said the “youth wing demands a suspension of the voter registration exercise pending an audit of the 2012 voter register.” The PNC ...

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