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Mexico cartels: Three suspects escape ‘with help from guards’

Police in Mexico are questioning 10 guards at a prison in the capital, Mexico City, after three high-profile inmates escaped. The three, including a man suspected of being the financier for the sons of jailed drug lord Joaquín Guzmán, walked through five gates before driving away in an official car. Three guards have reportedly confessed to helping the inmates escape. ...

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US life expectancy rises for first time since 2014

US life expectancy rose in 2018 for the first time in four years, a welcome reversal for health officials combating a drug epidemic gripping the country. Deaths from drug overdoses declined for the first time in over 20 years, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Overall life expectancy improved by 0.1 years from 2017, to 78 years and ...

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Extension Officers Embrace Warehouse Receipt System

Mr Clement Kawuribi, Municipal Director of Agriculture, Sissala East

Agriculture Extension Officers within the Sissala East and West Municipal Assemblies of the Upper West Region are optimistic that, the IFC’s Warehouse Receipt Systems project will help farmers to improve post harvest management. They acknowledged that the WRS initiatives would help farmers to get value for their investment. At the end of a two-day training session held at Tumu in ...

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Agriculture is the most important business in the world,’AfDB tells students

African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina reminded students of the important role they have to play in the continent’s economic development, as he was conferred with an honorary doctorate in his homeland. The Doctorate of Science was awarded by the Federal University of Agriculture in Abeokuta, Nigeria, on Tuesday, in honor of Adesina’s work in agriculture and food security across ...

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Africa, the ‘darling boy’ of the West and Asia; another scramble for the continent?

The UK Government is billed to leave the European Union (EU) officially on the 31st of January, 2020. After the referendum to leave in 2016, the leadership of Boris Johnson is leading the crusade to finally get out of a Union they have been part of for years. The Brexit move has caused two Prime Ministers their job, David Cameron and ...

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In Africa, ideas aren’t enough

For two decades, we have been running with the narrative of ‘a Ghana rising.’ Today, it is no longer a narrative but a reality, although in fading shadows. Ghana is now a land of economic freedom where investors from all over the world troop into to start businesses and/or takeover struggling ones that they nurture and build into multimillion-dollar companies ...

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2020 elections: Wars made ‘rich’, ‘powerful’ people nobodies, ‘so, mind your words’ – Duncan-Williams

Archbishop Duncan Williams

Very rich and powerful people in Ivory Coast, Sierra Leone and Liberia were rendered worthless and their wealth made useless by the wars that broke out in those countries in the past, so, Ghanaians must be careful about what they say concerning the 2020 general elections since their words can be a blessing or a curse for the entire country, ...

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WTC Accra to Support Government’s “Beyond the Return” Initiative

The World Trade Centre Accra (WTC Accra)  is expected to  announce a series of activities in support of Government of Ghana’s “Beyond the Return, The Diaspora Dividend” Initiative. The activities will be geared towards highlighting economic opportunities for Africans living in the diaspora and collaborating with Ghanaian public institutions to facilitate participation in these opportunities. Consequently, WTC Accra,a licensee of ...

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U.S. Partner Ghana to strengthen security and justice sector institutions

United States and Ghana continue bilateral efforts in the areas of border, maritime, police peacekeeping, cyber security, and the administration of justice to build capable and resilient security and justice sector institutions.  Three high-level officials – U.S. Department of State Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs Kirsten Madison, the U.S. Government’s Security Governance Initiative ...

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73 per cent of children poor — Report

A maiden national report on child poverty in the country has established that three out of every four children are poor in many ways, a situation the report describes as “multi-dimensionally poor”. The figure translates into 73.4 per cent of the country’s estimated 11.4 million child population. The Multi-Dimensional Child Poverty Ghana Report defines multi-dimensionally poor children as children deprived ...

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