Monthly Archives: December 2014

Fire ravages Dome Central Market

The Dome Central market has been gutted by fire, StarrFMonline.com has gathered. It is unclear what triggered the fire which has reportedly destroyed items running into several thousands of Ghana Cedis Wednesday evening. Emergency services including, personnel of the Fire service and the Police are currently at the scene and have reportedly brought the situation under control. According to an ...

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Abduction cases on the rise in Ghana – Police

Abduction in Ghana surged from 114 in 2013 to 120 in 2014, the Accra Regional Police Commander, Christian Tetteh Yohonu has revealed. Abduction is the act of forcibly taking someone away against the person’s will. He made the revelation at a press conference organized by the Police on Wednesday to speak about the major crime issues in 2014. Ghana is ...

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Exporters and importers to address clearing bottlenecks

Dr Ekow Spoi-Garbrah, Minister of Trade and Industry, has hinted that export and import stakeholders would meet on January 7th to address the challenges associated with the clearing systems at Ghana’s airports and harbours. According to him, exporters and importers had expressed several frustrations they faced in their operations which made the cost of doing business in the country’s ports ...

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Will Africa Produce the ‘Next Einstein’?

There is no shortage of ideas for ways to help African countries rise out of poverty. From big-dollar funds set up to deliver food, water, or medicine to destitute villagers to vociferous calls to leave the continent alone, the subject almost invariably escalates to a shouting match burdened by the specter of colonialism. But Thierry Zomahoun’s plan represents what may ...

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Kim Dotcom announces ‘Skype killer’

Johannesburg – Kim Dotcom, the founder of controversial file-hosting website ‘Mega’, says he has built an internet video and voice chat service to rival Microsoft’s Skype. Dubbed ‘MegaChat’, the service is planned to be ‘safer’ to use than Skype, according to Dotcom. Microsoft was reportedly among participants in ‘Project Prism’, which formed part of the US National Security Agency (NSA) ...

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Zim slashes mobile tariffs

Harare – The Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (POTRAZ) has slashed mobile tariffs by about 35% to 15 US cents. In a statement released on Wednesday, POTRAZ said with effect from January 1 2015 charges for mobile cellular voice calls, including VAT and excise duty, should not exceed the following maximum thresholds: mobile net on net calls (per ...

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Boko Haram kills 15 in northeast

Maiduguri – Suspected Islamist militants opened fire in a town in northeast Nigeria, killing at least 15 people, witnesses and a security source said. The attack on Monday night targeted Kautikari, near the Cameroon border, just 10km from the village of Chibok, where more than 200 schoolgirls were abducted in April. They remain captives. “The were about twenty, well-armed. They ...

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First Ebola victim may have been infected by bats

New York – A team of researchers think they may have pinpointed how the Ebola epidemic in West Africa started – with a small boy playing in a hollowed-out tree where infected bats lived. The researchers explored an area in southeastern Guinea where 2-year-old Emile Ouamouno fell ill a year ago and died. Health officials believe he was the first ...

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Take advantage of economic challenges – Youth advised

An entrepreneur and the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Prof. Quarm Group of Companies, Mr Joseph Albert Quarm, has advised the youth to take advantage of the existing economic challenges and opportunities to create jobs. According to him, one very important component of developing a business was the identification of a prospect in a business area and moving to create ...

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Sellas relishes another World Cup

Coach Sellas Tetteh, of the Black Satellites is relishing another qualification for the FIFA U-20 World Cup in New Zealand as they prepare for the 19th edition of the African Youth Championship (AYC) which begins in March next year. The former Black Stars assistant coach told the Graphic Sports in Accra last Monday that his utmost priority in the upcoming ...

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