Author Archives: Delali Adogla-Bessa

First Lady commissions first AGI office in China

First Lady Mrs. Rebecca Akufo-Addo, has commissioned the Association of Ghana Industry’s first liaison office in Qingdao, China. The opening of the AGI office, which was facilitated by the Belt and Road Collaborative Innovative Centre (BRCIC) of China, is expected to boost Chinese investment in Ghana especially towards the One-District-One Factory (1D1F) programme. In her remarks, the First Lady said the ...

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Ghana, India film industries sign MoU

A Memorandum of understanding (MoU) has been signed between Ghanaian film makers and their counterparts in India. Mike Ocquaye Jnr., Ghana’s High Commissioner to India, made this revelation at the premiere of Indian stage play ‘Niyati’ last weekend at the National Theatre. The High Commissioner told JoyNews that the two countries have agreed to have a work relationship for their ...

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Donald Trump says he turned down Time’s Person of the Year

Time Magazine is disputing US President Donald Trump’s account of how he rejected a request for an interview and photo shoot ahead of its Person of the Year issue. On Friday, Mr Trump tweeted that Time had called to say he was “probably” going to be named Person of the Year. But Time later said the president was incorrect about ...

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Mkhitaryan criticised by Mourinho as Dortmund show interest

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has criticised Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s recent form – as Borussia Dortmund indicate they would be interested in re-signing the Armenia forward. Mkhitaryan, who joined from Dortmund in July 2016 for £26.3m, has been left out of United’s last two match-day squads. The 28-year-old will return to the United squad for Saturday’s Premier League game against Brighton. Mourinho said ...

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Egypt attack: President Sisi pledges forceful response

Egypt’s President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi has vowed to respond with “the utmost force” after 300 people were killed at a North Sinai mosque during Friday prayers. The al-Rawda mosque in the town of Bir al-Abed was bombed and fleeing worshippers were then gunned down. The Egyptian military has said it has conducted air strikes on “terrorist” targets in response. No ...

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Ghana’s future brighter in Nana Addo’s hands – First Lady

Ghana’s prospects with President Nana Akufo-Addo in charge are significantly better, the First Lady, Rebecca Akufo-Addo has said. According to her, the President “came to office with a lot of promises and he is working hard to achieve all of them” adding that “he has achieved quite a lot” since taking office. She said this in an address to officials of the ...

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Court to rule on Exton Cubic case in February 2018

A High Court in Accra has set February 8, 2018, to give a ruling on an injunction application filed by Exton Cubic Limited, challenging the revocation of their mining lease by the Lands and Natural Resources Minister. The Minister, John Peter Amewu, revoked the company’s licenses to prospect in the Nyinahini bauxite concession of the Tano Offin Forest Reserve, describing ...

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‘Free SHS law’ needed to prevent political interference – Atuguba

A Senior Law lecturer at the University of Ghana Law School, Dr. Raymond Atuguba, has asked the Akufo-Addo government to pass a legislation making the Free Senior High School policy binding on future administrations. He has expressed fears that if such legislation is not passed, the policy may collapse as it could be abandoned by a different political party that assumes ...

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MTN promises improved services during Christmas and beyond

Ghana’s Mobile Telecommunications Network (MTN), has reassured its customers of unmatched services as Christmas draws near. The company’s acting Corporate Executive, Samuel Koranteng, said MTN is re-strategizing to upgrade its fiber optic by means of boosting the speed of its internet connectivity. He was addressing a group of journalists and bloggers in Tamale during the company’s annual Editors Forum. He ...

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The ‘Democratic’ Coup: Lessons from the overthrow of Mugabe [Article]

“To both our people and the world beyond our borders, we wish to make it abundantly clear that this is not a military takeover of government. As soon as we accomplish our mission we expect (the) situation to return to normalcy.” – General S. B. Moyo On the evening of November 14, 2017, senior elements of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces ...

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