Akufo-Addo leaves for Mali, UN General Assembly

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, left Ghana on Friday, 21st September, 2018, to participate in the inauguration ceremony of the President-elect of the Republic of Mali, H.E. Ibrahim Boubacar Keita. President Akufo-Addo will, after the inauguration ceremony, leave Mali on Saturday, 22nd September, 2018, to lead Ghana’s delegation to the 73rd Session of the United […]

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Public debt stock reaches ¢159bn in August

The country’s public debt stock has reached ¢159.4 billion as at August 30, this year according to the Central Bank’s September summary of Economic and Financial data. The data also shows that the stock of debts went up by ¢5.1 billion from May this year to August. From the data, the domestic debt accounted for ¢73.8 billion cedis representing 30.6 […]

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First tranche of $650m cocoa loan syndication to hit BoG account Oct 6

The first tranche of cocoa loan syndication is expected to hit Bank of Ghana’s account from October 6 this year. Officials of Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) have signed an agreement with 21 banks in the Netherlands to aid cocoa purchases and other liabilities for the next crop season. Breakdown The 2018/2019 syndicated loan would be drawn down in three tranches. […]

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Cape Coast Uni develops 4 new ‘high yielding’ cowpea varieties

The National Varietal Release and Registration Centre has recommended for approval of four new high-yielding and nutritious cowpea varieties developed by the University of Cape Coast. The four new varieties are said to be three times higher in terms of their nutritional value and yields and would be of great benefit to farmers and consumers. Speaking […]

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Ghana doctors worried about rise in fast food consumption

The Ghana Medical Association is urging Ghanaians to patronise locally made foods in order to stay strong and healthy. According to the association of Ghanaian medical practitioners, the increasing number of heart diseases and diabetic conditions that are reported to the hospitals in recent times are due to the consumption of fast foods, extremely fatty foods […]

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24 killed in attack on Iranian military parade

At least 24 people were killed and 53 others injured in an attack on a military parade in Iran’s southwestern city of Ahvaz on Saturday, Iran’s state news IRNA said. The dead and wounded were both military personnel and civilians including a journalist who were watching the parade, IRNA added. “Terrorists began shooting from a […]

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Rihanna appointed as ambassador by Barbados

Singer Rihanna has said she “couldn’t be more proud” after being given a new ambassadorial role by the government of Barbados. The artist, whose full name is Robyn Rihanna Fenty, was named “Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary” for her home country on Thursday. The role involves promoting education, tourism and investment. Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley […]

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Lake Victoria Tanzania ferry disaster: Survivor found in air pocket

A man has been rescued from a ferry that capsized on Lake Victoria, Tanzania, two days after it overturned with the loss of at least 183 lives. The engineer, named locally as Alphonce Charahani, reportedly survived in an air pocket inside the MV Nyerere ferry, which capsized near Ukara island on its way from Bugorora […]

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Shatta Wale shares secret to success in music

Ghanaian producer and reggae-dancehall artiste, Shatta Wale has outlined the most important conduit to success in music. Shatta Wale, formerly known as Bandana re-branded and is now one of Ghana’s finest artistes in the music industry. To him, the way to success as a musician is to always tell your story to your followers. He […]

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Wendy Shay speaks on winning Grammy in the next five years

Ruff Town Records artiste, Wendy Shay has disclosed that she will win the Grammys in the next five years. The Grammy award is presented by The Recording Academy to recognize achievements in the music industry. The annual presentation ceremony features performances by prominent artistes, and the presentation of those awards that have a more popular […]

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