Politics

Duration of University education to be reduced to three years – NAPO

Duration of University education to be reduced to three years – NAPO

February 10, 2019

The Minister for Education, Matthew Opoku Prempeh has hinted that the government will soon engage universities for the possible reduction in the time spent on pursuing an undergraduate degree program. He said the government is looking at reducing the duration from the current four years to three years. According to him, in most countries all […]

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Govt commits $100m to support entrepreneurs

Govt commits $100m to support entrepreneurs

February 4, 2019

Government has committed about $100 million to support entrepreneurs in the country, Minister for Business Development has said. Mohammed Awal said, ‘We want to make young people know that when you have a business idea, the government is willing to support you. In 2017 government devoted 10 million dollars to support startups but this year […]

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US Embassy in Ghana outlines category of visa applicants to be hit by sanctions

US Embassy in Ghana outlines category of visa applicants to be hit by sanctions

February 1, 2019

The United States of America Embassy in Ghana will begin visa sanctions on Ghana on February 4, 2019, with the cessation of the issuance of non-immigrant visas to domestic employees of Ghanaian diplomats posted in the US. The Embassy in a statement said such non-immigrant visa applications will remain pending until the visa restrictions are […]

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Venezuela crisis: Is Maduro or Guaidó in charge?

January 25, 2019

Opposition leader Juan Guaidó has declared himself interim president, and the US is backing him.President Nicolás Maduro, who retains some other nations’ support, broke off relations with the US in response. ERNEST AHIABOR

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Doctor and child killed as protests break out across Sudan

January 18, 2019

police fire tear gas as demonstrations calling for President Bashir’s resignation try to march on presidential palace. Protests broke out in several Sudanese cities on Thursday in some of the most widespread disturbances since unrest began on December 19. The capital, Khartoum, witnessed pitched battles between police and demonstrators, witnesses said. The Sudan Doctors’ Committee, […]

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Activists say a child and doctor killed in demonstrations against Omar al-Bashir

Activists say a child and doctor killed in demonstrations against Omar al-Bashir

January 18, 2019

Thousands of people have taken to the streets in cities across Sudan, including the capital, where activists said a child and a doctor were killed in clashes between police and protesters calling for the end of Omar al-Bashir’s 30-year-old rule. Thursday’s protests marked some of the most widespread disturbances since unrest began on 19 December. The […]

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Vigilante groups will explode in 2020 if we don’t stop them’ – Kofi Boakye

January 17, 2019

The Director General of the Police Intelligence and Professional Standards Bureau (PIPS), COP Nathan Kofi Boakye, has warned of an escalation of violence in the 2020 electioneering period should the country fail to curtail the operations of political vigilante groups. Political thuggery is a growing concern with political parties actively sanctioning various vigilante groups and […]

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Akufo-Addo government caused Menzgold saga – Sammy Gyamfi

January 17, 2019

The Communications Officer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Sammy Gyamfi, has accused the Akufo-Addo-led government of directly complicit in the conundrum customers of Menzgold Ghana Limited have been plunged into. The aggrieved customers have demonstrated across the country, asking government to ensure that the gold-dealership firm reimburses their cash values to them. Extra values […]

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Year of Return Ghana to attract 500,000 Diasporan Africans

Year of Return Ghana to attract 500,000 Diasporan Africans

January 16, 2019

Mr Akwasi Agyemang (left), Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Tourism Authority, addressing participants at the press launch of “The Year of Return Ghana 2019” in Accra. About half a million Africans in the Diaspora are expected to arrive in the country to take part in “The Year of Return Ghana 2019”, a historic campaign […]

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Akufo-Addo commissions 3 factories

Akufo-Addo commissions 3 factories

January 16, 2019

President Akufo-Addo yesterday commissioned three new factories established by Unilever Ghana Limited. The event, which took place in Tema, witnessed the commissioning of a Personal Care Dryer Plant, Biomass Boiler Plant and Oral Factory. The Personal Care Dryer would be used in the drying of the soap mixture along the production chain while the new […]

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