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Gambia’s former President Yahya Jammeh has left the country in the wake of elections that ousted him after 22 years in power. Mr Jammeh was defeated in December’s election by Adama Barrow but he went on to challenge the results. But two days after Mr Barrow was sworn in, Mr Jammeh left on a plane…
01.21 / 22:20
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file image The Government of Ghana is ever ready to evacuate her citizens from The Gambia, Ministers designate for Defense, Dominic Nitiwul has assured. Hon. Nitiwul who appeared before the Appointments Committee of Parliament, Friday evening, said the Ghana Armed Forces (GFA) has put all the necessary measures in place to evacuate 50,000 Ghanaians most of…
01.21 / 19:29
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The Black Stars are through to the quarter-finals of the AFCON after a hard-fought 1-0 win over Mali on Saturday. Ghana’s Captain Asamoah Gyan headed home from a cross by Jordan Ayew in the 20th minute to hand the Black Stars their second win at the tournament. It was a cagey opening with possession evenly […
01.21 / 19:28
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Foreign Direct Investments decreased by 83.33 percent for the third quarter of 2016, figures from the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC) has shown. The FDIs dropped from 1.45 billion dollars in the second quarter of 2016 compared to the 241.17 million dollars for the third quarter of the same year. Similarly, the total initial capital transfers…
01.21 / 19:27
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Foreign Direct Investments decreased by 83.33 percent for the third quarter of 2016, figures from the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC) has shown. The FDIs dropped from 1.45 billion dollars in the second quarter of 2016 compared to the 241.17 million dollars for the third quarter of the same year. Similarly, the total initial capital transfers …
01.21 / 18:17
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Senior Minister Nominee, Yaw Osafo-Maafo has disclosed that the lack of accurate data on Ghana’s debt has made it difficult for the NPP government to make projections on the fiscal gap to influence planning. According to him, the inconsistency of data from the Ministry of Finance and the Bank of Ghana on the debt owed …
01.21 / 16:16
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Hundreds of thousands are gathering for a “Women’s March on Washington”, part of a global day of protests against new US President Donald Trump. The rally is one of more than 600 expected worldwide on the president’s first full day in office. The aim is to highlight women’s rights, which protesters believe to be under…
01.21 / 16:15
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A Kumasi Circuit Court, presided over by Mrs. Mary Nsenkyire, has ordered that three men accused of robbery should be kept in prison custody. Gadafi Abubakar, Razak Abdallah and Ibrahim Gabril, reportedly attacked and robbed their victim of his cash and valuables, costing about GHȼ1,150.00. They pleaded not guilty to the offence and would make …
01.21 / 14:45
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China’s Internet users have selected 10 individuals as the 2016 grassroots heroes, or China’s “Good Samaritans.” The winners were announced and honored Saturday at an event sponsored by Xinhua News Agency. He Xinglong, a village doctor who has been working in impoverished villages for 16 years, was among the awarded heroes. Liu Tianming, a migrant…
01.21 / 14:43
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The Ethiopian Airlines has held a special event for Chinese nationals returning home for the Chinese New Year, or Spring Festival. This year’s event, the third of its kind held late Friday at Bole International Airport in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa, marked many activities to make the airport’s Chinese travelers feel at home. Chinese traveling…
01.21 / 14:03
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Sixteen people were killed after a bus carrying Hungarian students home from a ski camp in France crashed into a bridge pylon and caught fire in northern Italy just before midnight, Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said Saturday. The teenagers all came from a secondary school in the Hungarian capital of Budapest, Szijjarto told reporters.…
01.21 / 13:43
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Armed soldiers and police force in the Northern region have been deployed to calm inter-ethnic tensions between Bassares and Konkombas in Tatale. The move follows a demonstration against the paramount chief and threats to murder Kokombas if a DCE is appointed from their lineage. The chaotic demonstration was held Thursday by dozens of angry youth…
01.21 / 12:22
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The New Patriotic Party (NPP) administration under Nana Akufo-Addo, appears to have softened its stance on the two Guantanamo detainees who were accepted into the country last year. The NPP then in opposition, had raised concerns about the decision to bring the two into the country. President Nana Addo, who was Flagbearer of the New…
01.21 / 12:13
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The Minister-designate for Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta, has revealed some of the government’s source of funding for the one district, one factory project,  indicating that the funding would pivot around monetary allocations to local government. In response to a question during his vetting by Parliament, Mr. Ofori-Atta said the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) promise of 1 million [&#…
01.21 / 10:41
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Ghana’s total debt stock has reached 119.9 billion cedis as at November 2016, figures from the Bank of Ghana have shown. The debt also represents 71.9 percent of the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). According to the Bank of Ghana’s Economic and Financial Data, the country’s debt ballooned from 112.3 billion cedis in September 2016 [……
01.21 / 10:40
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Pep Guardiola says he might not be good enough for his Manchester City players, rather than the other way round. City have lost four of their past eight league games and slipped to fifth with Sunday’s 4-0 defeat at Everton. They play Tottenham at home on Saturday and Guardiola says questions should be asked of…
01.21 / 09:51
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Mexican authorities have repatriated 91 undocumented Cuban migrants to their country, the first to be returned after the United States eliminated the “wet foot, dry foot” policy that allowed any Cubans reaching U.S. soil to claim residency. The 91 Cubans were found in an illegal status on Mexican territory, according to a release by the…
01.21 / 07:39
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A 4 a.m. live broadcast by national television network and pages of reports and analysis by big-name newspapers, Donald Trump’s inauguration ceremony attracted the eyes in one of U.S.closest allies but failed to grapple the hearts. Australian Broadcast Company (ABC) ran a live coverage of the inauguration ceremony of the 45th president of the United…
01.21 / 07:38
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WASHINGTON — Donald Trump was sworn in on Friday as the 45th president of the United States. With his hand on a Bible used by his family and the one used for the inauguration of the 16th U.S. President Abraham Lincoln, Trump took the oath of office administered by Chief Justice John Roberts at the…
01.21 / 07:20
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UN special rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar Yanghee Lee said on Friday evening that bureaucratic hurdles prevent the humanitarian actors from helping suffering individuals in the country’s violent area. In Kachin, Shan and northern Rakhine states, humanitarian access is worse than in her last visit. Although access is slowly starting to…
01.21 / 07:19
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