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Krobo youth demand MoU between VRA and their chiefs

The youth of Yilo and Manya Krobo in the Eastern Region, are demanding that their chiefs make public a copy of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Volta River Authority (VRA) and the Krobos, over the construction of the Akosombo and Akuse Dams. According to the youth, during the construction of the dams over 50 years ago, their forefathers ...

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VRA needs to prioritize hydropower – Kwaku Kwarteng

The sale of the majority stake in specified thermal plants owned by the Volta River Authority (VRA) is to realign the authority’s focus on solely the management of hydro plants, according to a Deputy Finance Minister, Kwaku Kwarteng. Mr. Kwarteng noted that “over the years, we allowed the VRA to stray into the provision of energy through thermal plants.” “The long and ...

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Bolga Polytechnic given 14 days to clear electricity debt

Management of the Bolgatanga Polytechnic have been given a 14-day ultimatum to pay an amount of GHC713,327.78 it owes the Volta River Authority  as electricity debt or risk being disconnected from the national grid. The school was disconnected on July 7, 2017 over its indebtedness to VRA and that greatly affected both academic and administrative work. The management of the school on ...

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Hamas gunmen execute 18 Israel “collaborators”

Hamas-led gunmen in Gaza executed 18 Palestinians accused of collaborating with Israel on Friday, a day after Israeli forces killed three Hamas commanders, the highest-ranking militants to die in the six-week war. Militants wearing masks and dressed in black gunned down seven of those condemned, whose faces were covered and hands bound, in front of worshippers emerging from the Omari mosque on ...

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Israel kills three top Hamas commanders

An Israeli air strike on a house in Gaza has killed three senior Hamas military commanders, militants say. Mohammed Abu Shamala, Mohammed Barhoum and Raed al-Attar died in the attack near the southern town of Rafah. They were among at least 19 killed, a day after Hamas’s military chief Mohammed Deif reportedly survived a strike that killed his wife and ...

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Israel strikes Gaza after militants resume rocket fire

Israel launched air strikes across the Gaza Strip on Friday in response to Palestinian rockets fired after Egyptian-mediated talks failed to extend a 72-hour truce in the month-long war. As rocket-warning sirens sounded in southern Israel, the military said Hamas had fired at least 18 rockets from Gaza and Israel’s “Iron Dome” interceptor system brought down two. Gaza militants said ...

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Gaza militants ‘seize Israeli soldier’ as ceasefire ends

Israeli forces are searching for a soldier believed captured, as a Gaza truce with Hamas collapsed just hours after it began. The soldier, named as Hadar Goldin, 23, went missing when Israeli forces trying to destroy a suspected militant tunnel were attacked, Israel’s military said. Israel and Hamas accused each other of breaching the 72-hour ceasefire. Palestinian sources said at ...

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Israel to resume Gaza operation Hamas truce crumbles

The Israeli military has told people in Gaza it is resuming operations, saying Hamas broke a planned 72-hour ceasefire just hours after it had begun. The army said it had warned residents to stay indoors. Palestinian sources said at least eight people had been killed in an Israeli attack in Gaza. Israel said it was in response to rocket fire ...

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19 killed at U.N. school in Gaza as residents go without electricity

While dueling political leaders blame each other for the carnage in Gaza, residents in the besieged territory are grappling with a new, nightmarish life: Dozens of deaths reported each day. Dwindling fuel and water supplies. And now Gaza’s only power plant is off the grid after it was struck. The violence continued Wednesday morning, when Israeli forces shelled the Abu ...

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Israel barred from hosting Uefa competition matches

Israel will not be allowed to host Champions League or Europa League games because of the conflict in the country. Maccabi Tel Aviv, Hapoel Tel Aviv and Hapoel Be’er Sheva will have to propose alternative home venues “until further notice” to Uefa, European football’s governing body. Uefa has also ruled that Russian and Ukrainian teams cannot be drawn against each ...

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