Monthly Archives: April 2015

Africa loses $528.9 billion to illicit transfers in a decade

It has been revealed that illicit financial transfers are draining Africa of massive resources needed to uplift its majority poor from the claws of poverty and provide both productive and social infrastructure for development. The African Civil Society Circle, a group of nine civil society organizations and think tanks from Southern Africa, has disclosed that Africa lost a staggering total ...

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EPA not in bed with oil companies—Board chair

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has parried aside allegations by a section of the public that it is in league with oil companies that operate on the Jubilee Field; hence it does not ensure that they comply with the law. While admitting that the lack of Helicopter places a constraint on their operations, the EPA insists that it will in ...

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Ghana plagued with systemic failure – Prof. Oquaye

Professor Mike Aaron Oquaye, the Executive Director, Africa Public Policy Institute, has said that Ghana is suffering from a systemic failure, which he explained as the faulty law regime of the country. He said corruption, which had permeated the country, was not new in this part of the world, but it had become endemic because the systems intended to check ...

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Pope calls for end to persecution of Christians

Pope Francis reminded the world of the Vatican’s status as a state and his role as a moral diplomat in his traditional speech given at the end of Easter Mass. The Pontiff lamented the suffering of people in the conflicts currently making headlines and called for violence everywhere to end. Foremost, he asked that bloodshed end in Iraq and Syria ...

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Mahama reiterates commitment to transform Savanna zone

President John Dramani Mahama has reiterated his commitment to transform the Savanna areas of the country, in a special economic zone through the Savanna Accelerated Development Authority (SADA). “I remain resolute in my belief that through SADA, the Savanna areas will be transformed into an economic zone with industries that will guarantee the people sustainable employment opportunities. “It will transform ...

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Ghanaians are unhappy; I’ll contest NPP primaries – Oppong-Nkrumah

Broadcaster and business man Kojo Oppong-Nkrumah has officially confirmed his decision to run for political office on the ticket of the New Patriotic Party. It follows several rumours he was going to contest the Ofoase Ayirebi constituency primaries of the NPP. The former host of the Joy FM Super morning Show was tightlipped on the matter which generated some amount ...

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Caf accept ruling to give Morocco 2017 Nations Cup place

The Confederation of African Football confirmed on Sunday that Morocco will be able to play in the qualifiers for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations. On Thursday the Court of Arbitration for Sport (Cas) overturned Caf’s banon Morocco from the 2017 and 2019 events. But on Friday Caf’s director of communications Junior Binyam told BBC Sport: “There are many meetings ...

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Tourism Ministry plans training of local paragliding pilots

The Minister of Tourism, Mrs Elizabeth Ofosu-Adjare has announced plans to train local pilots to steer paragliding activities at Kwahu in the Eastern Region and other identified areas in the country. That, she said, formed part of efforts to commercialise paragliding which has become a potential tourist attraction for Ghanaians and others from neighbouring countries. Mrs Ofosu-Adjare said the initiative ...

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Kenya mourns victims of Garissa al-Shabab attack

Kenya is holding three days of mourning for the 148 victims of an attack on students by militant group al-Shabab. Easter ceremonies are being held to remember those who died on Thursday at Garissa University. President Uhuru Kenyatta has vowed to respond to the attack “in the severest way possible”. One of the gunmen has been identified as the son ...

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IN THE HEART OF ASHANTI PREMPEH II STREET, ADUM KUMASI

Kumasi, fondly called the Garden City, is the cultural center of Ghana and Adum, its business district sits right in the heart of this city bursting with color, life, music and art. The central nerve of Adum is Prempeh II Street, a point of convergence of architecture, history, business and culture. I call it –wait for it –The Times Square ...

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