Human Interest

Church organises health screening  exercise for Dansoman residents

Church organises health screening exercise for Dansoman residents

The Abundance Life Assemblies of God Church, Dansoman in Accra, has organised a health screening exercise for residents within its catchment area as part of its 25th anniversary celebration. More than 100 persons were screened of malaria, diabetes, hepatitis B and blood pressure. The anniversary, which was climaxed on Sunday, was on the theme, “Celebrating His faithfulness”, brought together members [...]

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Make school environment  friendly for beginners – MCE urges teachers

Make school environment friendly for beginners – MCE urges teachers

The Ayawaso West Municipal Chief Executive, Mrs Sandra Owusu-Ahenkorah, has called on teachers to adopt all teaching techniques to make the school environment friendly and a memorable one for beginners. This, she explained, would build the interest of schooling in them as they grow. Mrs Owusu-Ahenkorah said this on Monday, when she toured some public schools in the municipality to [...]

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National PR confab slated  for mid October in Winneba

National PR confab slated for mid October in Winneba

This year’s National Public Relations (PR) Conference and Annual General Meeting (AGM) is scheduled for October 17 to 19 in Winneba, Central Region. Organised by Institute of Public Relations (IPR) Ghana, the event would bring together seasoned practitioners, fellows of IPR, past executives of IPR amongst others to discuss means of expanding the body of public relations knowledge and sharing. [...]

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China hits back at US with fresh tariffs

China has hit back at President Donald Trump by imposing new trade tariffs on $60bn of American goods. It comes after the US slapped duties on $200bn of Chinese imports on Monday, escalating its trade war with Beijing. China will target American goods such as liquefied natural gas, which are produced in states loyal to the US president. However, in [...]

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Trump cuts refugee admissions to 30,000 next year

The administration of U.S. President Donald Trump announced on Monday it cuts the number of refugees allowed into the United States to 30,000 for the fiscal year 2019 starting on October 1, driving down U.S. refugee admissions to one of its lowest levels in decades. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the number is the maximum the U.S. will [...]

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Israel blames Syria for Russian deaths

Israel blames Syria for Russian deaths

Israel says Syria is to blame for the deaths of 15 Russian aircrew shot down by Syrian forces after Israel launched an air raid on the city of Latakia. Israel “expressed sorrow” for the deaths but blamed “extensive and inaccurate” Syrian anti-aircraft fire. The Il-20 plane was downed over the Mediterranean Sea on Monday evening. Russia initially blamed “irresponsible” Israeli [...]

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50,000 degraded land earmarked for bamboo plantation

50,000 degraded land earmarked for bamboo plantation

About 50,000 hectares of degraded lands in Ghana’s forest reserves has been earmarked for bamboo plantation, as part of the Ghana Forest Plantation Development Strategic Plan. Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, Mr Kwaku Asomah-Cheremeh, explained that the development of the plantation was to raise different species of bamboo that could absorb chemical contents such as mercury, which was used [...]

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STANDARD AND POOR’S RATING OF GHANA’S ECONOMY CALLS FOR MORE WORK

THE Standard and Poor’s Financial Service Company LLC (S&P), one of the  three credible rating agencies, in a report, upgraded the country to B rating category, up from B-, based on the policy effectiveness and stable economic outlook. The rating of the economy comes at the time that there is heated public debate about the performance of the economy, especially [...]

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Renewed clashes in South Sudan

Renewed clashes in South Sudan

South Sudanese President Salva Kiir on Monday called on rebel leader Riek Machar to discuss the latest reports of fighting in Yei days after the warring parties signed a revitalised peace deal to end the five-year strife in the east African nation. Kiir told the crowds of mourners that he telephoned rebel leader early Monday to discuss reports of fighting [...]

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MPs heckle Zimbabwe president

MPs heckle Zimbabwe president

Zimbabwean opposition lawmakers walked out of President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s state of the nation address to parliament on Tuesday, signaling their lingering bitterness after losing a disputed July 30 presidential and parliamentary elections. Members of Parliament (MPs) from the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) that is led by Nelson Chamisa heckled Mnangagwa when he started reading his speech before filing out. [...]

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