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Utility tariff

Utility tariff increase bites Ghanaian consumers

The increase in utility tariffs in July has started biting the pockets of consumers in Ghana, the Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) revealed here on...
Economics Oil Licensing

Oil firm vows to support Ghana’s free secondary education policy

International oil firm Tullow Oil said it would help push Ghana's free secondary education program to succeed. Speaking to the media on...
George Gyan-Barffour

Ghanaian officials call for tight control on national purse

Ghanaian officials on Wednesday urged the country's supervision authorities to protect the public purse from being dissipated by corrupt officers. Minister of...
Interest Loans

Number of Namibians borrowing for consumption worrying

The rate at which Namibians are taking out personal loans to support consumption is worrying, Namibia's central bank said Wednesday. Speaking at...
Smart-Tablet Healthcare

S. African universal healthcare bill sparks heated debate

A universal healthcare bill designed to provide quality health care for all in South Africa has sparked a heated debate in the country, setting...

Ethiopia, Kenya eye reduction of deadly conflicts among border communities

The Ethiopian government on Wednesday urged concerted cultural diplomacy efforts around Ethiopia and Kenya borders so as to alleviate the recurrent deadly conflicts among...

Rwanda, U.S. military launch military training exercise

Rwanda Defence Force (RDF) in partnership with the army of United States on Wednesday launched a military training exercise codenamed Shared Accord 19 at...
Spla Soldiers Near Juba April

South Sudan says optimistic of accomplishing outstanding issues amid delay fears

South Sudan on Wednesday said it's on course to accomplish all the outstanding issues within the remaining three months of the extended pre-transitional period...
Southern African Development Community (SADC)

Southern Africa bloc adopts Kiswahili as official language

The Southern African Development Community (SADC) Council of Ministers has adopted Kiswahili as the bloc's official language, a senior official said on Wednesday. ...
President Salva Kiir

South Sudan leader meets Sudanese opposition leader

South Sudan President Salva Kiir on Wednesday held talks with the Sudanese opposition Justice and Equality Movement leader Gibril Ibrahim in a bid to...
multiple fatality accident

Namibia’s mining sector expected to perform better

Namibia's mining sector growth would outperform regional peers over the coming years, according to a research firm's outlook. The main driver of...
9th National Ceramics Biennale

9th National Ceramics Biennale opening in Namibia

The Potters Association of Namibia (PAN) together with the National Art Gallery of Namibia (NAGN) are opening the 9th National Ceramics Biennale in the...
Ken Ofori-Atta, Minister of Finance

November to mark defining moment in Ghana’s economy – Ofori-Atta

Coming November will be the defining moment in the future of Ghana’s economy, Minister for Finance, Kenneth Ofori-Atta hinted here on Tuesday. Addressing the media...

ILAPI Boss Ask The Youth to Nurture Entrepreneurial Mind Sets.

The Chief Executive Officer of the Institute for Liberty and Policy Innovation, (ILAPI), Mr. Bismark Peter Kwofie has called on Ghanaian youths to develop...

Plans Underway to Establish Tanzania’s Biggest-meat Factory

Tanzanian President John Magufuli said on Monday Egypt has committed to construct a mega-meat processing plant in the east African country. Addressing a joint news...

Big Ben Goes to Sleep on Aug. 21 for Restoration Works

London's famous Big Ben will chime for the last time on Monday (Aug. 21) when the famous Great Bell falls silent until 2021. Officials at...
Wooden Boat

Wooden boats still in high demand in Sudan

Wooden boats in Sudan are still favored today as a means to cross the Nile River, particularly during seasonal flooding of the Nile, when...
Former President Jerry John Rawlings

Anti-corruption crusade should not worsen Ghanaians plight – Rawlings

Former President Flt Lt Jerry John Rawlings has called for a paradigm shift in the fight against corruption, to ensure that it does not...
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Schwarzenegger Supports Wiesenthal Centre with US$100k

Former superstar and California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has donated 100,000 U.S. dollars to Simon Wiesenthal Center, emphasizing "there is no room for hate and...
World Boxing Union

Ghana’s Richard Commey Improves in WBC Rankings

Ghana’s world title hopeful, Richard Commey has moved a step up in the latest World Boxing Council (WBC) ranking. Commey, who holds the WBC International...

Akwasi Frimpong Gets GOC’s Approval for 2018 Winter Olympic Games

The Ghana Olympic Committee (GOC) has endorsed Akwasi Frimpong, an athlete, entrepreneur and international motivational speaker, to represent Ghana at the 2018 Winter Olympics...

GCCI proposes good tariffs for Government industrialization agenda

Nana Appiagyei Dankwawoso I, the National President of the Ghana Chamber of Commerce and Industries, has said the private sector is prepared to take...

AFDB to support youth in agriculture with a fund

Mr Edson Mpyisi, Principal Agricultural Economist on Monday said the African Development Bank (AFDB), would soon set up a fund to provide support to...
Tigo Digital Changemakers

Tigo Digital Changemakers Competition Is Already 5-years Old

Telecom operator, Tigo is marking the 5th anniversary of its Tigo Digital Changemakers Competition and committed to reinvesting an additional GHc 135,000 to...
The opposition has called on people to resist the coup

Terrorist attack in Ouagadougou condemned

The Foundation for Security and Development in Africa (FOSDA), a civil society organisation, has condemned Sunday’s terrorist attack on a restaurant in the capital...
European Union

EU remains steadfast in reinforcing Ghana’s prosecution structure

The European Union (EU) says it is committed to strengthening Ghana's prosecution system to tackle corruption. A statement issued by the EU and copied to...
LEAP household beneficiaries receive payment

LEAP beneficiaries want alternative means of disbursement

Some beneficiaries of the Livelihood Empowerment against Poverty Project (LEAP) in Ellembele in the Western Region and Ashaiman in the Greater Accra Region have...

Bimbilla Township Curfew Renewed

The Ministry of the Interior has renewed the curfew hours on Bimbilla Township from 2000 hours to 0400 hours effective Monday, August 14. The review...

Women Schooled on Sexual Reproductive Health

The third edition of Secure Girls Talk, flagship programme of Secure Oral Contraceptive brand, to share thoughts and on issues related to family planning...

UT, Capital Bank customers promised unrestricted access their funds

GCB Bank has assured Customers of UT and CAPITAL Bank of unfettered access to their funds through their...