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An 18-year-old daughter of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament (MP) for Asante Akyem Central Constituency, Kwame Anyimadu-Antwi, has allegedly committed suicide at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST). The deceased, Adwoa Agyarkwa Anyimadu-Antwi, a first-year student, is believed to have hanged herself on Friday morning, [February 24, 2017]. Citi…
02.24 / 21:39
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The Convention People’s Party (CPP), says Ghana has fallen behind in all aspects of development because of the lack of political will to implement the ideologies of the first President of the Republic, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah. Today [Friday, February 24], 2017, marks 51 years of the overthrow of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah. At a ceremony to …
02.24 / 17:45
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US President Donald Trump has vowed to start building a wall on the Mexican border “soon, way ahead of schedule”, in a speech at a conservative event. Addressing the Conservative Political Action Congress (CPAC), he vowed to always put American citizens first and build a “great, great border wall”. He also promised to focus on…
02.24 / 17:45
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Chinese Commerce Minister Gao Hucheng on Tuesday dismissed concerns that foreign investment is leaving China, saying claims to that effect are “biased.” He made the comment during a press conference held by the State Council Information Office when answering a question about concerns about “withdrawal of foreign investment” from China. “In recent years some production…
02.24 / 17:35
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The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), the flagship project under the “Belt and Road” initiative, is going full steam ahead. The corridor, opening a door to foreign investment in Pakistan, has brought Pakistan more development opportunities. “In May this year, China will host in Beijing the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation, which aims to…
02.24 / 17:35
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China is to update its permanent residence card with the aim to provide more convenient and enhance its functions for identity certificate, announced by the Ministry of Public Security (MPS) following a joint study conducted by the MPS and more than 20 ministries and departments. The new version of green cards is scheduled to be…
02.24 / 17:35
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Search engine giant Baidu announced recently that it has been authorized to establish China’s first national engineering lab on deep learning. The new move will boost the country’s artificial intelligence (A.I.) progress. The lab, approved by the National Development and Reform Commission, is dedicated to research and application of deep learning. The laboratory will focus [&#…
02.24 / 17:35
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“Your total contribution to total domestic tax Revenue in Ghana was very impressive across all tax types in the face of the economic hardship. In fact your compliance level in 2016 year of assessment was overwhelming. You were always on time in terms of payment of taxes and filing of returns,” says the Ghana Revenue [&#…
02.24 / 17:35
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MAP International-Ghana, a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) in Ghana, has trained a network of community monitors in the Asutifi North District of the Brong Ahafo Region. The program was under its Ghana Strengthening and Accountability Mechanisms Project, which seeks to empower communities to demand a judicious use of resources for development at the district level. The project, …
02.24 / 15:42
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South African police have used rubber bullets, tear gas and water cannon to try and disperse anti-immigrant protesters in the capital, Pretoria. A low-flying police helicopter has also been deployed amid a stand-off between local protesters and foreigners, with both groups armed with sticks, bricks and knives. President Jacob Zuma had called for calm ahead…
02.24 / 15:42
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Ghanaian right full-back Samuel Inkoom has completed a move to Bulgarian top flight side FC Vereya from Turkish side Antayalspor. The 27-year-old has become quite the nomad in the past few seasons following a number of short stints with several clubs including Dnipro, Platanias and Boavista. The details of his contract with the club are…
02.24 / 15:42
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By Ayhan Kose The calendar year just ended was a slog for the world economy. Weak international trade and subdued investment, among other culprits, conspired to slow world growth to its weakest pace since 2009. And even though the outlook is modestly brighter this new year, unusually heightened uncertainty about policy direction in major economies…
02.24 / 15:31
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The world should maintain the current international order and system which was established after the World War II, said People’s Daily in a commentary published on Monday, playing down the concerns that the world is facing an era shaped by disorder and illiberal actors. The article under the byline of Zhong Sheng was published after […
02.24 / 15:31
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Managing Director of the Ghana Stock Exchange (GSE), Kofi S. Yamoah, has described as unfortunate comments by former Minister of Power Dr. Kwabena Donkor that listing of Ghana Grid Company (GRIDCo) on the GSE was ill-advised. According to Mr. Yamoah, the Member of Parliament (MP) for the Pru East Constituency does not understand the role…
02.24 / 14:51
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file image The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) has stated that the current power cuts being experienced in some parts of the country will end in the first week of March. Several parts of Kumasi, Accra and other parts of the country have in recent weeks experienced severe power cuts triggering fears that the power…
02.24 / 14:51
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The Deputy Majority Leader of Parliament, Adwoa Safo, is pushing for the amendment of the public procurement act to give the Procurement Authority, the powers to conduct value for money auditing on sole-sourced projects. She described as sad, revelations by the Auditor General’s annual reports that 80 percent of the procurement malpractices are centered on […
02.24 / 14:51
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The family of the late Nakpa, Naa Salifu Dawuni, one of the contenders of the Bimbilla chieftaincy title, is demanding an apology from the Member of Parliament for Tamale South and Minority Leader in Parliament, for comments he allegedly made on the floor of Parliament on Wednesday February 22, 2017. The Minority Leader is reported…
02.24 / 14:51
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The Ghana Football Association has received several applications for the vacant Black Stars coaching job. According to Citi Sports’ sources, more than 60 coaches (mostly expatriates) have expressed interest in handling the team. Frenchman Frank Dumas and Scottish Simon Menemy are among the tall list who have put in their CVs to be considered. The…
02.24 / 14:20
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Citi Business News has learnt telecom operators; Airtel and Tigo, have completed merger talks to make the two companies one entity in Ghana. The talks which commenced last year were finalized early this year-2017, with persons familiar with the move asserting, that an announcement on the completion will be made soon. It still remains unclear…
02.24 / 14:20
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National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament for the Keta Constituency, Richard Quashigah, has accused President Akufo-Addo of breaching the law in his creation and realignment of  ministries. According to him, the President was mandated to do so only by an Executive Instrument. Raising the issue on the floor of Parliament, the Keta legislator said, …
02.24 / 14:20
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