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Year of Return: Visa slashed from $150 to $75

As part of the year-long ‘Year of Return’ programme which aims to attract diasporan Ghanaians and Africans as well as people of African descent in the diaspora back home to Ghana, the government of Ghana has slashed the cost of visa acquisition on arrival in Ghana from $150 to $75 dollars. The ‘Year of Return, Ghana 2019’ is a major …

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Becca’s husband ‘accuses’ musician’s mother of being a witch – Report

This is obviously insane and the irony is this–Becca’s Nigerian husband-Daniel Oluwa Tobi Sanni alleged to have stopped Becca from seeing her mother since she gave birth because the mother is a witch. A few months ago, Ghanaian musician Becca gave birth to a baby girl in Canada—her first child with her Nigerian husband. A source close to Becca’s family …

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as shortage caused Thursday ‘dumsor’ – GRIDCo

The Ghana Grid Company Limited (GRIDCo) has attributed the cause of Thursday’s power outage to a shortage in gas supply to the generating plants due to a sudden stoppage of generators in the Aboadze enclave. Some parts of the country on Thursday, 27 June 2019 experienced a power outage in the evening for several hours. In a statement, GRIDCo explained …

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Government to review luxury vehicle tax in Mid-Year budget

The Ministry of Finance has announced plans to review the luxury vehicle tax introduced in the 2018/2019 national budget. Under the law, vehicles with engine capacity above 3.0 are charged fees ranging from 1000 cedis and above. The law has been criticized by car dealers and vehicle importers, arguing that it has increased their cost of doing business. Speaking at …

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We have no problem with other Africans living, working in Ghana – Akufo-Addo

President Akufo-Addo says contrary to some assertions, Ghana is not a xenophobic State, and has no problems with fellow Africans living and working in the country. According to President Akufo-Addo, “there is no xenophobia in Ghana, we are not a xenophobic State. We are the pan-African nation that has opened its doors to all Africans, and they are not going …

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Dede Ayew declared fit for Cameroun game

Black Stars skipper, Andre Dede Ayew, is set to train today ahead of tomorrow’s crucial Group F match against the Indomitable Lions of Cameroun at the Ismailia Stadium. This was after he was declared fit by the medical team from an ankle injury he sustained during last Tuesday’s group opener with Benin which ended 2-2. Having missed the team’s training …

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Ghana is doing well compared to Nigeria – Former Nigerian Central Bank Governor

Former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Prof. Charles Chukwuma Soludo has touted Government of Ghana’s efforts and achievements in stabilising and improving the economy over the years, making it one of the big giants in West Africa and Africa as a whole. Prof. Soludo speaking as the keynote speaker at the K. B Amissah-Arthur Economic Forum Friday said …

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Woyome loses case against Ghana at African court

Businessman Alfred Woyome has lost his case against the government of Ghana at the African court. The court has been adjudicating over the human rights aspect of the judgment debt payment impasse between him and the Ghana government. He had vowed he would win the case against Ghana in an interview with Kasapa FM. “This case has just started so …

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US confirms Iranian missile has shot down drone

A US military drone has been shot down by an Iranian surface-to-air missile while in international airspace over the Strait of Hormuz, US officials say. Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) said it shot down the drone over Iranian airspace, near Kuhmobarak in the southern province of Hormozgan. IRGC commander Maj-Gen Hossein Salami said the incident sent “a clear message …

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Ghana ranked 3rd most peaceful country in Africa

Ghana came third after Botswana and Malawi respectively in the most peaceful country in Africa in the latest Global Peace Index. Ghana placed 44th in the world with Iceland leading the overall chart as the most ‘peaceful’ nation on Earth in the 2019 Global Peace Index. In addition, the world’s overall ‘peacefulness’ has improved for the first time in five …

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