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UCC ranked No.1 globally for research influence

The University of Cape Coast (UCC) in Ghana has been ranked the number one university globally for research influence. It has also been ranked the number one university in Ghana, the top university in West Africa, and part of the top 5 universities in Africa. The announcement was contained in the 2022 Times Higher Education annual rankings. Universities that published ...

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Bucking global shift to cleaner energy, Zimbabwe digs deeper into coal

In contrast to the growing number of countries seeking to wean themselves off coal, Zimbabwe is opening new coal mines that authorities say will allow the country to meet its energy needs and, eventually, become an exporter of the polluting fuel. The government is looking to turn the northwest district of Hwange into a coal hub, with private investors – ...

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Chief Imam donates GHC 50,000 towards the construction of National Cathedral

The National Chief Imam of Ghana, Sheik Osmanu Nunu Sharubutu, has donated GHS50,000 towards the construction of the National Cathedral. The Chief Imam made the announcement when the chairman and members of the board of trustees of the National Cathedral paid a courtesy call on him to congratulate him on the successful completion of the National mosque today, Thursday, August ...

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High School Boys being sexually abused by female Teachers, MPs told

 Parliamentarians have heard of an emerging trend of the sexual abuse of high school boys by female teachers. The concern has been raised by the South African Council for Educators and has been highlighted during a sexual harassment and gender-based violence briefing to the Basic Education committee. The committee heard how the Basic Education Department was addressing the issues through ...

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Media hype of crime induces fear in the country – Kwesi Ofori

Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Kwesi Ofori, has stated that of late the media hype of crime in the country does not necessarily suggest that there is an increase in crime but serves as a conduit in spreading fear among the citizenry of Ghana. He pointed out that the country can boast of more than 300 media houses in the ...

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Family dies after mistaking fertilizer for salt

Twenty-four members of the same family have died after consuming a suspected poisoned meal in north-western Nigeria. The incident happened in Danzanke village – a remote community in the north-west Sokoto state. The state’s health commissioner, Ali Inname, told journalists that the family mistakenly used fertiliser chemical that looked like salt in preparing a meal on Monday. He said medical personnel tried to save the ...

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Parliament approves Kissi Agyebeng as Special Prosecutor

Parliament has approved the nomination of Kissi Agyebeng for the position of Special Prosecutor. His approval follows a recommendation by the Appointments Committee, barely an hour after his vetting by members of the Committee last week. The private legal practitioner would be replacing Martin Amidu, who resigned from the position in November 2020. The First Deputy Speaker, Joe Osei Owusu, ...

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EOCO cautions public against fake recruitment claim

The Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO) has cautioned the general public against a fake EOCO recruitment claim and advertisement being circulated online. A statement signed by Madam Faustina Lartey, Head, Public Affairs Unit of EOCO and copied the Ghana News Agency in Accra said EOCO had not put out any advertisement for recruitment. It added that the Crime Office ...

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Waala Traditional Area bans LGBTQ+ activities in its jurisdiction

The Overlord of the Waala Traditional Area, Naa Seidu Fuseini Pelpuo has described the activities of persons in the LGBTQ+ community as unnatural and perverse. He said the actions of such a person go against both traditional and religious systems. Naa Fuseini Pelpuo has as such placed a ban on the activities of such persons in the Waala Traditional Area. ...

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Akufo-Addo apologises to Wa residents over military brutalities

President Nana Akufo-Addo has apologised to the overlord of the Waala Traditional Area, Naa Fuseini Seidu Pelpuo IV, and the people of Wa for the brutalities meted out to some residents by some soldiers earlier this month. Addressing Naa Fuseini Seidu Pelpuo IV on Tuesday, 13th July 2021, at the beginning of his 2-day working visit to the Upper West ...

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