Monthly Archives: March 2015

Ghanaians will retain Mahama in 2016 – Haruna Iddrisu

Employment and Labour minister Haruna Iddrisu has said he is confident Ghanaians will retain President John Mahama in the 2016 elections. According to him, the President has proven under severe economic conditions that, he is capable of managing the Ghanaian economy. Speaking to Citi FM Tuesday, the former trades minister said many Ghanaians will bear testimony to the fact that ...

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Economy: Mahama won’t use quick fixes like NPP did – Kofi Adams

The governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) says it will not allow itself to be railroaded by the main opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) into adopting quick fixes towards getting the economy back on track. “The short and quick fix results that we always look for [are] what do not help,” National Organiser of the NDC Kofi Adams told Kafui Dey ...

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SADA needs image cleansing – USAID

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has mapped out an ambitious programme aimed at rebuilding public confidence in the Savannah Accelerated Development Authority (SADA). The USAID began with a three-day capacity assessment workshop in Tamale which brought together stakeholders from the academia, SADA, the clergy, civil society organizations and the media. The event was targeted at harnessing the ...

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Samuel Eto’o honoured for anti-racism stand

Cameroonian footballer Samuel Eto’o (right) is presented with the Medal of Tolerance by President of the European Council on Tolerance and Reconciliation (ECTR), Moshe Kantor at a gala in London, on March 9, 2015. Football star Samuel Eto’o was honoured Monday for his “inspiring” stand against racism, as the organisers behind the award warned that prejudice still stalked the game ...

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‘The Simpsons’ co-creator Sam Simon dies

Emmy Award winner Sam Simon, who co-created “The Simpsons” and wrote episodes of “Taxi” and “Cheers,” has died aged 59, his employer said Monday. Simon, who developed “The Simpsons” in the late 1980s with Matt Groening and James L. Brooks, died of colorectal cancer on Sunday at his home in Los Angeles, Variety reported. “A great man; I owe him ...

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Drinking three to five cups of a coffee a day could reduce risk of heart attacks, study finds

People drinking high levels of coffee are less likely to develop clogged arteries, which can lead to a heart attack People who drink between three and five cups of coffee a day could be reducing their risk of a heart attack, as they are less likely to develop clogged arteries, according to a new study. Though there has been much ...

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Surfline Ghana to expand nationwide

Surfline Communications announced plans at the Mobile World Congress to expand their award-winning 4G LTE network to cover all regions in Ghana with Huawei Technologies. After a grueling evaluation process, Huawei emerged as the winning vendor for expansion due in part to their success as a worldwide market leader on frequency division duplex (FDD). The expansion will cover major cities ...

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Celebrating the woman who discovered Nigeria’s Ebola patient zero and curbed an outbreak

Dr Ameyo Stella Adadevoh spotted Nigeria’s first Ebola case in July 2014 but later died of the disease in August Few people have heard of Dr Ameyo Stella Adadevoh, but many have her to thank for curbing the outbreak of Ebola in Nigeria and preventing an epidemic of the disease in Africa’s most populous country. Dr Adadevoh is widely praised as ...

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Ivory Coast’s former first lady Simone Gbagbo jailed

Ivory Coast’s former first lady, Simone Gbagbo, has been sentenced to 20 years in jail for her role in the violence that followed the 2010 elections. Gbagbo, 65, had been charged with undermining state security. Her husband, former Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo, is awaiting trial at the International Criminal Court. More than 3,000 people died in the violence that followed ...

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Mohammed Emwazi went to Tanzania ‘to commit terrorism’

Mohammed Emwazi, the man otherwise known as “Jihadi John”, wanted to carry out “acts of terrorism” in Tanzania, one of its top officials believes. Emwazi was refused entry to Tanzania in 2009 for being drunk and abusive, custody records from the time show. He has claimed he was on holiday with two friends when they were stopped and interrogated under ...

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