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Business development Minister meets members of UKGCC


The Minister of Business Development, Ibrahim Awal has reiterated government’s commitment in making Ghana a business hub through a number of strategies that will also improve the country’s economy. He stated that government has started work on improving local businesses as a priority and will need the support of Ghanaians to make it a reality, “It is our top priority ...

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‘Abandoned’ Danfa police post finally operational


The Greater Accra Regional Police Command has dispatched a team of Policemen to the police post at Danfa, a facility constructed by residents of the peri-urban community located in the La-Nkwantanan District, after more than a year of incessant complaints by residents. In February last year, residents of the area complained of increasing robbery attacks in the area, a situation ...

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Cuba denounces Trump’s policy rollback


Cuba’s government has denounced US President Donald Trump’s decision to roll back on policy changes towards the island nation. However, it says it will still co-operate with its larger neighbour. Speaking earlier in Miami, Florida, Mr Trump said he was reimposing certain travel and trade restrictions eased by the Obama administration, condemning a “completely one-sided deal”. But he is not ...

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Bill Cosby case: Judge declares mistrial after jury deadlock


A judge has declared a mistrial in the Bill Cosby sex assault case, after the jury was deadlocked for a second time. The seven men and five women were unable to reach a unanimous decision, following more than 50 hours of deliberations. Mr Cosby, 79, is accused of drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand in 2004. His lawyers had argued ...

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Nigerian athlete’s wig falls off during long jump [Video]


Nigeria’s field and track athlete, Blessing Okagbare, suffered an embarrassing moment in Oslo, Norway when her wig fell off as she jumped during a competition. The 28-year-old Beijing 2008 Olympic silver medallist is competing in the Oslo leg of the IAAF Diamond League She recorded a jump of 6.21 metres to finish seventh while her wig was nearly half a ...

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Al Jazeera’s Twitter account back after suspension


The Arabic-language account of Al Jazeera has been restored on Twitter after being suspended due to what the network called “an organised campaign”. The account, with just under 12 million followers, was suspended for an unspecified reason early on Saturday. Al Jazeera is the flagship broadcaster for Qatar, which is under pressure from its Gulf neighbours. They accuse the emirate ...

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Egypt Hisham Barakat killing: 30 sentenced to death


A court in Cairo has recommended the death penalty for 30 people convicted of involvement in the killing of Egypt’s top public prosecutor. Hisham Barakat was assassinated in a car bomb attack in June 2015. He was the most senior state official to be killed by militants in recent years. Mr Barakat had sent thousands of Islamists to trial since ...

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Inadequate funding affecting buruli ulcer fight – NGO


Participants at an Inception Workshop on Buruli Ulcer (BU) and Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) in Ghana have identified inadequate funding from government and stakeholders in the health sector as the bane for effective and efficient combat of the diseases in some parts of the country. The glaring lack of support according to them is affecting efficient healthcare delivery in the ...

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Mandatory towing fee will protect road users – Contractor


Road Safety Management Services Limited (RSMSL), one of the companies awarded the contract of towing disabled vehicles, has defended the mandatory payment associated with the implementation of the service. According to the Communications and Marketing Manager of the company, Roland Walker, the service will help prevent the numerous road accidents caused by disabled vehicles on most of Ghana’s highways and ...

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Ghana might’ve lost over GHC 40 bn through corruption – Casley Hayford


The state might have lost close to GHc50 billion from 2008 to 2014 through misappropriation of funds at various state agencies, Financial Analyst, Sydney Casley Hayford has estimated. Mr. Casley Hayford made the statement while commenting on the Supreme Court’s judgement on Pressure Group, Occupy Ghana’s suit filed against the Auditor General. Mr. Casley Hayford, who is also a convener ...

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