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Former NPP General Secretary, Sir John Passes On

Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie

Former General Secretary of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie, popularly known as Sir John, has passed away. He is reported to have died on Wednesday at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra after a short illness. Sir John was the CEO of the Forestry Commission. According to sources he tested positive for Covid-19 and succumbed ...

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Threat of terrorism on Ghana real – Rawlings

Former President Jerry John Rawlings

Former President Jerry John Rawlings says the threat of potential terrorist attacks against Ghana is real and behoves both the military, whose duty it is to defend the territorial integrity of the country, and citizens in border towns to stay alert to the threat. In a statement issued on his behalf by the Communication Directorate of his office, Rawlings said ...

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Coronavirus: Uganda opens border for DR Congo refugees

Uganda hosts more than 400,000 refugees from DR Congo alone and many more from South Sudan

Uganda has opened part of its border with the Democratic Republic of Congo to allow in thousands of people stuck in no-man’s land for more than a month. At least 3,000 of them fled their homes in May after inter-communal clashes in north-eastern Ituri province. But they were unable to cross into Uganda to seek safety as the country had ...

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Nigeria’s black market fuel ‘less toxic than imports’

Nigeria's black market fuel 'less toxic than imports'

Black market fuel made in Nigeria is less toxic than the petrol and diesel sold to Nigeria by European traders, a report says. Stakeholder Democracy Network (SDN), a non-governmental organisation, compared 91 samples of imported fuel and black-market petrol from Nigeria’s oil-producing Niger Delta region. Its study showed that imported diesel and petrol sometimes contained more than 200 times more ...

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Women occupy 30% of Burundi’s new cabinet

President Evariste Ndayishimiye

Women make up over thirty percent of Burundi’s new cabinet according to a government release issued over the weekend. President Evariste Ndayishimiye in a decree nominated a sixteen-member cabinet to help run government business. The cabinet is also inclusive of the Prime Minister Alain-Guillaume Bunyoni and Vice President Prosper Bazombanza. Portfolios handed to women include Justice, Labour, Tourism and Communication. ...

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EC Voters Registration: What Jean Mensa said in her last-minute updates

Madam Jean Mensa

The much-anticipated voters registration exercise of the Electoral Commission is commencing on Tuesday, June 30, 2020. Ahead of that, Chairperson of the commission, met with media persons Monday, to relay updates with regards to the exercise. She, among other things, touched on measures put in place by the EC to ensure the process is safe and risk-free, as far as issues of COVID-19 and ...

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‘December 7 must be a Ghanaian election, not a West African election’ – Akufo-Addo

Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo says it must be the collective responsibility of Ghanaians to ensure that the country has a register fit for purpose for the conduct of the December 7 presidential and parliamentary elections. According to President Akufo-Addo, “we must all make sure that persons who do not meet the requirements, as set out clearly in the Constitution, do not ...

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Government urged to use its purchasing power to drive sustainability in the domestic timber trade

Mr. Mustapha Seidu, Director of NDF

Ghana’s forest reserves are dwindling at an alarming rate of 2% per annum, with about 480.000 m3 woods harvested illegally for both export and domestic use. To regulate the sector and conserve the remaining forest, the government of Ghana has signed a Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) to only export legal timber to the European Union Market. To ensure the sustainability ...

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Roads Minister commends General Construction& Dev’t Ltd for diligence

Hon Kwesi Amoako-Atta

The Minister for Roads and Highways, Hon.  Kwesi Amoako Atta has given thumps up to General Construction and Development Limited for its diligence in the execution of road projects in the country. In particular, the Minister commended the Company for the topnotch execution of the Osiem to Begoro road in the Eastern Region, while urging other contractors to emulate the ...

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Earth tremors show that a big earthquake is coming – Disaster Risk Management expert

A Disaster Risk Management Expert has cautioned that a bigger earthquake may be approaching due to the steady increase of earth tremors across the globe. Dr Ishmael Norman in an interview on Joy FM’s Thursday revealed that the world experienced over 470 earth tremors on Wednesday, June 24, 2020. This, he said, indicates that there is a disaster approaching, hence, a rigorous ...

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