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AGES provides Amanchiaa Community a mechanized Borehole

Advocacy for Gender, Environment and Social Initiatives (AGES), a Kumasi-based Women-led Non-Governmental Organization is putting in place amechanized borehole for residents of Amanchiaa communityin the Atwima Nnwabiagya South Municipality of the Ashanti Region. The borehole, which is currently in its final stages of construction is being financiallysupported by the Global Alliance for Green and Gender Action (GAGGA).  The gesture, according ...

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Sudan to hold talks on removal from US terror list

Sudan has sent a high level delegation to the United Arab Emirates to negotiate with American officials as the country tries to get removed from the US list of countries that sponsor terrorism. The Sudanese delegation is headed by the country’s leader, General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan. The US added Sudan to the list in 1993 due to its support for ...

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Al-Qaeda, Boko Haram are recruiting Nigerians in North – President Akufo-Addo

The president of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo, has said Al-Qaeda and Boko Haram are taking advantage of poverty in North-East Nigeria, to recruit new members.Akufo-Addo stated this on Monday, while on a working visit to the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Commission in Abuja.According to him, the insurgents were also making inroads in the Lake Chad Basin, Mali and ...

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African leaders are racing to resolve the Mali crisis but here’s the secret weapon, the diaspora

Mali’s political future remains uncertain after a mutiny by the country’s soldiers and the subsequent overthrow of the government of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita last August. The coup was occasioned by a popular protest across the country demanding the resignation of Keita, who came into office in 2013. Among other grievances that led to the protest was the cancellation of ...

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Mali pronounces ex- Defence Minister Ba N’Daou as interim president

Head of the National Committee for the Salvation of the People, Colonel Assimi Goïta, issued a nationally televised announcement pronouncing Ba N’Daou, previously the Minister of Defence, as the Malian transitional president appointed by a committee set up by the junta in power since ousting — in a coup d-état, ex-president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita on August 18th. The new president ...

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Let’s build a united, prosperous, stable and secure ECOWAS – Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, Chair of ECOWAS Monday tasked the President, Commissioners and Staff of the Commission to work to build a united, economically prosperous, politically stable, and secured Community that meets the aspirations of the citizens of the Community. “As we round off the implementation of ECOWAS Vision 2020, and finalise the development of Vision 2050, we should strive ...

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Ghana’s unemployment rate reduces by 3.5% – Ghana Living Standard Survey

The total unemployment rate in Ghana has reduced by some 3.5 percentage points despite the devastating effects of COVID-19 on the job sector and the economy at large. This came to the fore when the Minister of Employment and Labour Relations Ignatius Baffuor Awuah took his turn at the periodic “Meet The Press” series organized by the Ministry of Information yesterday. According ...

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Stop ‘galamsey’ threat to cocoa sector

Cocoa is the backbone of Ghana’s economy, generating about $2 billion in foreign exchange annually. The crop is a major contributor to the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GPD). Producing many metric tonnes of the beans annually, the country is the second largest producer of cocoa and the only supplier of premium beans in the world. About 850,000 farmer families in ...

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Ghana Card/NHIS integration to boost Universal Health Coverage (UHC) – NHIA CEO

Chief Executive Officer of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) says the policy intervention to allow Ghanaians use Ghana cards to access healthcare under the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) is the surest means of attaining Universal Health Coverage (UHC) by 2030. In the estimation of Dr. Lydia Dsane-Selby, the NHIA had preempted that there would be a Ghana card ...

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Over 500 settlers along White Volta to be resettled

The Public Relations Officer of the Volta River Authority (VRA), David Prah, has revealed that the authority is currently putting in place plans to enable it relocate settlers along the White Volta in the North East Region to protect them against floods and also the spillage of the Bagre Dam. He announced this after officials of the VRA donated relief ...

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