Human Interest

Queen of Belguim arrives for 3-day visit

Queen of Belguim arrives for 3-day visit

The Queen of Belgium, Queen Mathilde arrived in Accra yesterday to begin a three-day official visit to Ghana. She is expected to pay a courtesy call on President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo at the Presidency tomorrow (Friday) as part of the visit for bilateral talks. Afterwards, the two will visit the University of Ghana for a public lecture on the [...]

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PRACTICAL WISDOM AND ORGANIZATIONS

Characteristically, when we try to improve how institutions function, we reach for two tools. The first tool is a set of rules and administrative oversight mechanisms that tell people what to do and monitor performance to make sure that they are doing it. The second is a set of incentives that encourage good performance by rewarding people for it.   [...]

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ISIS can attack the Olympic facilities in South Korea

The militants of the terrorist organization “Islamic State” are calling on their supporters to take revenge for the defeat in Syria and Iraq. The Islamists want to show the whole world that in the Middle East they have lost only a battle, not a war. Some experts believe that terrorists plan to organize sabotage during the winter Olympic Games – [...]

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Govt urged to clarify voluntary contributions to fund free SHS

Govt urged to clarify voluntary contributions to fund free SHS

The government has been urged to come clear on its proposal to accept voluntary contributions from individuals to support the implementation of the Free Senior High School (SHS) policy. According to the group, SEND GHANA,  the setting up of the fund lacked clarity in terms of how much is being targeted, how the target was going to be met and [...]

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UER hospital targets 140 twins deliveries by end of 2018

UER hospital targets 140 twins deliveries by end of 2018

The Upper East Regional Hospital in Bolgatanga has delivered eleven twins since the beginning of the year and anticipates delivering about 140 by the end of 2018, the highest in the past five years.   The 206-bed capacity facility for the past five years, recorded 94 twin deliveries in 2014 which was the lowest, but had significant increases of such [...]

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Israel ‘strikes Syria military complex’

Israel ‘strikes Syria military complex’

Israeli warplanes have fired missiles at a Syrian military position near the capital, Damascus, Syrian media report. A Syrian military statement said its air defence systems blocked most of the missiles, but gave no further details. A monitor said ammunition depots in Jamraya were hit. It is the location of a scientific facility where the West suspects chemical weapons are [...]

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Trump plans ‘to top’ France’s military parade

Trump plans ‘to top’ France’s military parade

US President Donald Trump has asked the Pentagon to organise a large military parade in the nation’s capital. The president made the request of top military chiefs in late January, after reportedly being impressed by a French Bastille Day parade last year. “It was one of the greatest parades I’ve ever seen,” he later said. “We’re going to have to [...]

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S Africa’s Zuma ‘could quit within days’

S Africa’s Zuma ‘could quit within days’

South Africa’s Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says he is holding direct talks with embattled President Jacob Zuma over a transfer of power. Mr Ramaphosa, who heads South Africa’s governing party, said both he and Mr Zuma understood the need for a speedy resolution. He said the pair aim to conclude talks on the president’s future within days. It is being [...]

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Minority boycotts Parliamentary business

Minority boycotts Parliamentary business

The Minority caucus of Parliament yesterday went on a ‘sit-down strike’ by abstaining from the public business in the House. They claimed the Majority Leader, Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, had used “abusive language” on them. It comes on the heels of the acrimony which characterised the presentation of the report by the special Committee tasked to probe the ‘cash for seat’ scandal, [...]

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STATE OF THE NATION AND SUSTAINABLE DEVT GOALS

The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, is expected in Parliament today to deliver to Ghanaians, through their representatives, the State-of-the Nation address. This is in accordance with Article 67 of the 1992 Constitution of Ghana that states “The President shall, at the beginning of each session of Parliament and before dissolution of Parliament, deliver a message on the state of [...]

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