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Half of the world is still offline. How do we connect them quickly?

I was in a café in London on my phone when I read the news. For the first time, more than half the world’s people were online. Yes, this 50/50 moment was a milestone to celebrate, but surrounded by people sipping coffee and browsing the web, it was hard to comprehend that for billions of people around the world, internet ...

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CHRI outdoors project to promote women’s rights and economic empowerment

The Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) and the African Centre for Human Right and Sustainable Development (AfCHuRSD) have set in motion a project that seeks to promote equal rights and economic empowerment of women in Ghana. The Project,which is scheduled to end in 2021,intends to increases awareness, knowledge and understanding of women’s rights among communities and influencers such as local ...

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Huawei to start Africa data centre services from March

Huawei Technologies Co. plans to roll out services from its first data center in South Africa in March, as the Chinese technology giant seeks to expand in Africa amid an escalating global row over the security of its equipment. The company is working with local partners to provide services from its first data-storage site to support cloud services in the ...

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Sex tourism in Ghana? I beg your pardon

“Africa is a marvellous continent. Girls are beautiful and very sexy. All they want is a man who has money, and the worst is when he is white. In all, I slept with more than 1,400 girls in six different countries. I have all their pictures in my album” ~ Jean Michel, French sex tourist Like lawyer Maurice Ampaw, I ...

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€13 Million waste water treatment plant for Kumasi

Kumasi and its environs will soon benefit from a €13-million fully customised waste water treatment plant to be known as the Kumasi Waste Water Treatment Plant (KWWTP). The project, which will be completed in 18 months, is the result of a partnership between the Jospong Group of Companies (JGC) and a Hungarian engineering technology firm, Pureco Limited. The water treatment ...

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Let’s unite against vigilantism -IGP appeals to Ghanaians

IGP, David Asante- Apeatu

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mr David Asante-Apeatu, has urged Ghanaians to unite against vigilantism, saying all voices must speak against the phenomenon. “Vigilantism is not just a security problem; it has political connotations, with social consequences, and we all need to be honest in assessing the creation, usage and dangers of vigilante groups in our national discourse,” he stated. ...

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Vigilantism Is Criminal – NCCE Boss Declares

Madam-Josephine-Nkrumah-Chairperson, NCCE

The Chairperson of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), Madam Josephine Nkrumah has described acts of vigilantism as criminal and has asked politicians to stay away from medling in it and to allow the police to deal ruthlessly with the perpetrators. She has therefore called on Ghanaians to delink activities of vigilante groups from politics, a solution she said, ...

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Military Hospital appeals for support to establish Orthopaedic centre


The Commander of the 37 Military Hospital in Accra, Brigadier General Michael Akwasi Yeboah Agyapong, has appealed to stakeholders and other corporate bodies to support the hospital to construct an orthopaedic centre. He said since the hospital was designated as a national disaster centre, various accident victims were brought there for medical care, including those with broken limbs even though ...

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Civil Society bemoans low public awareness on SDGs

The Ghana Civil Society Organisations Platform on Sustainable Development Goals has expressed worry about the low level of public awareness and discussions in the media of the SDGs nationally. While acknowledging and recognizing the significance of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for holistically addressing issues of poverty, inequality and ensuring national development in Ghana, the Platform is of the view ...

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Chocolate imports cost US$45m

In spite of being the second largest grower of cocoa in the world, Ghana spends an average of US$45 million(GH 216 million) every year to import chocolate and other cocoa derivatives for special occasions such as Christmas and Valentine’s Day. The imports are mostly done in the last quarter of the year, strategically to meet increased demand during the Christmas ...

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