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In Angola’s oil region, separatists accuse president of crackdown

Since he came to power in 2017, Angolan President Joao Lourenco has promoted himself as a transparent, moderate leader keen to draw a line under the 38-year rule of Jose Eduardo dos Santos. But in the northern oil-rich province of Cabinda, Lourenco is accused of turning the screws on separatists who say they have been targeted by a new wave …

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Parliament to haul Gender, Interior Ministers over 3 missing girls

The Chairman of Parliament’s Gender, Children and Social Protection has said the Gender and Interior Ministers will be hauled to brief the nation on the status of the three missing Takoradi girls, when House resumes. Dr. Kojo Appiah Kubi is hopeful the nation will be given a good briefing by the Gender Minister, Cynthia Morrison, especially the Interior Minister, Ambrose …

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‘Be conscious of security’ – Minister of National Security

The Minister of National Security, Mr Albert Kan-Dapaah, has advised Ghanaians to be alert and report suspicious activities to his outfit for action. He said the threat of global terrorism was real and it was, therefore, important for Ghanaians and other foreign nationals to always stay vigilant. Speaking to the Daily Graphic in an interview in Accra, Mr Kan-Dapaah assured …

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2 Suspected robbers killed in shoot-out with police at Kasoa

Two suspected armed robbers were yesterday killed in a shoot-out with the police at Bosom Abena, near Kasoa, in the Central Region. The deceased have been identified only as Scary, 27, and Saah, 36. The bodies have since been deposited at the Police Hospital in Accra. A police officer, Constable Joseph Obise, also sustained gunshot wounds in the process. Briefing …

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Anglogold deserves Ghanaian Managing Director – Apinto Chiefs

The chiefs and elders of Apinto Divisional Council in the Western Region are pushing for Ghanaian Managing Director at Anglogold Ashanti (Iduaprim Mine). The opinion leaders according to our sources believe that qualified Ghanaian professionals are not being treated fairly since they are always overlooked when it comes to the appointment of a Managing Director for Anglogold Ashanti (Iduaprim Mine). …

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Ghana to recruit more banks to market its domestic bonds

Ghana will recruit more banks to market its domestic bonds as the West African nation seeks to boost demand and lower borrowing costs. Currently, five financial institutions, known as book runners, arrange and price the country’s medium-term domestic debt. That will be expanded to a new structure known as the bond market specialist group, Deputy Minister of Finance Charles Adu …

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NIA shuts down online portal for Ghana Card registration

The National Identification Authority (NIA) has shut down its online portal for the Ghana Card registration due to unusual traffic on the site. This was after people thronged the site to pre-register in order to avoid delays and frustrations at the registration centres. Traffic to the site, which was relatively unknown, suddenly soared after the Chief Executive Officer, Prof. Ken …

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Retired ISD staff dares Information Minister as he converts office into private residence

There is uneasy calm at the Information Service Department (ISD) at Kanda in Accra (ISD) under the Information Ministry, as a retired staff is reported to have hijacked and converted one of the Department’s offices into a house. Louis Tepretu of the Video Unit of the department has openly dared any director or even the Minister to eject him from …

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NDC approved import of weapons cleared at Tema – Oppong Nkrumah

The Minister for Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, has disclosed that the cache of weapon intercepted at the Tema port on the 10th of May 2019, were legally imported into the country by a letter of authorization issued to the importer by the ex while Mahama administration on the 5th of January 2017, two clear days to the end of its …

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2.5 million school children at risk of WASH related diseases

Almost three out of every five public schools in Ghana (58 per cent) do not have access to drinking water supply facilities while 30 per cent do not have toilet facilities. This translates into over 2.5 million school-going children being at risk of preventable WASH-related diseases, a statement issued by the Coalition of NGOs in Water and Sanitation (CONIWAS) has …

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