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South Korea military on the hunt for Nigerian pirates off Ghana’s coast

South Korea has deployed a warship to the sea off Ghana after three South Korean sailors were kidnapped by pirates who have now been identified as Nigerians. The 500t Marine 711 with about 40 Ghanaian and three South Korean sailors was boarded by the Nigerian pirates on 26 March. The pirates seized the three South Koreans and escaped on a ...

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ECG tariff reductions take effect today

Residential consumers of electricity will from today [1st April 2018] pay 15 percent less than the tariff they previously paid. This is due to the full implementation of the recently announced electricity tariff reduction from residential and non-residential power users in the country. The Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) in March announced a reduction in electricity tariffs of between 17 ...

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FDA intensifies surveillance to stop sale of Listeriosis meat products

The Food and Drugs Authority has announced that it has intensified post-market surveillance to make sure that meat products that have been affected by the listeria bacteria are recalled. “We have a full alert at the port of entry to make sure that those products will not come in. We’ve intensified post-market surveillance throughout the Easter period, we will be ...

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We’ll develop Ghana with local resources – Akufo-Addo

President Akufo Addo has urged Ghanaians to be hopeful of the country’s future as it works to move the country from aid dependence. Delivering his Easter message to Ghanaians on Thursday, the President said Ghana had enough resources to ensure its own development. According to him, the government has so far worked to harness the resources available to the country ...

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Newspaper headlines: Wednesday, March 28, 2018

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Newspaper headlines: Tuesday, March 27, 2018

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Newspaper headlines: Monday, March 26, 2018

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Teenage smoking: How Ghana’s low taxes on cigarettes encourage deadly habit

Kwaku Addo, a 16-year-old student of a prominent high school in Accra expressed his dismay when I disclosed that every year, more than 5000 people in Ghana are killed by tobacco-related diseases and that half of all smokers will die from tobacco-related illness according to the latest Tobacco Atlas (2018). Kwaku had never considered the health implications of his smoking ...

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Nana Addo returns to Togo to continue mediation

President Nana Akufo-Addo

President Nana Akufo-Addo is back in Togo to continue the mediation process between President Faure Gnassingbé and opposition political parties. Today’s meeting comes weeks after the leaders of the political parties met the President in Accra to report on progress made so far. The 14 opposition parties suspended all forms of protests and demonstrations as agreed in their last meeting. ...

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Newspaper headlines: Friday, March 23, 2018

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