Monthly Archives: November 2015

NPP suspends Afoko’s spokesperson

Nana Yaw Osei, the spokesperson of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) embattled national chairman Paul Afoko, has been suspended. Confirming the development, the Ashanti regional secretary of the NPP Sam Pyne said Osei has been referred to the national disciplinary committee at the party’s headquarters. In all, he said nine people have been suspended for allegedly instigating party supporters to ...

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World AIDS Day 2015: The Time To Act Is Now

The U.S. theme for World AIDS Day 2015, “The Time to Act Is Now,” conveys the urgency of implementing the UNAIDS Fast-Track Strategy to achieve the 90-90-90 targets and end the HIV/AIDS epidemic by 2030. The United States is proud to support Ghana’s leadership in the global HIV/AIDS response. The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, or PEPFAR, provides ...

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Mugabe lashes out at ‘miserly’ West in climate change talks

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe lashed out at “miserly” developed nations at the UN climate summit Monday, accusing them of trying to shift the burden for curbing carbon emissions onto poor countries. The elderly firebrand, who has a notoriously sour relationship with the West, said the developed nations were historically responsible for the “precarious climate environment we currently live in.” “It ...

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Dr. Ezenator Rawlings Supports Kayayei

Parliamentary candidate for the National Democratic Congress in the Klottey Korle constituency, Dr. Ezenator Agyeman Rawlings, has sponsored a dual-sex twins to receive quality education. The twins, Hassana Musah and Fuseina Musah, who are two and half years old, are the children of Zainabu Musah, who had braced the odds to migrate to Accra in search of menial jobs as ...

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Letter to President Mahama: Fix Dumsor already, damn it!

Dear President Mahama, Happy birthday! You never seem to be here for your birthdays. You were in Qatar last year. I read that you had left for the Commonwealth Heads of State meeting in Malta. Does that mean you didn’t have any kind of celebration? Or that has been deferred until you get back to Accra? Well, I hope you ...

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‘Li-fi 100 times faster than wi-fi’

A new method of delivering data, which uses the visible spectrum rather than radio waves, has been tested in a working office. Li-fi can deliver internet access 100 times faster than traditional wi-fi, offering speeds of up to 1Gbps (gigabit per second). It requires a light source, such as a standard LED bulb, an internet connection and a photo detector. ...

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Police, military on high alert in Bunkrugu after renewed clashes

Police and military reinforcement have been dispatched to Bunkprugu in the Northern Region Monday following renewed clashes two days ago. At least one person was severely injured in the violence that is steeped in ethnic and chieftaincy disagreements. Joy News’ Northern Region Correspondent, Hashmin Mohammed, says Bunkrugu has been under heavy security since the violence that lasted more than 48 ...

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Veep: Train students to be critical thinkers

Vice-President Paa Kwesi Bekoe Amissah Arthur has called on university authorities to train students to be equipped with the knowledge, skills and leadership qualities that are relevant for the constantly changing needs of the modern global economy. “It is the responsibility of universities to graduate students who can match their counterparts from other parts of the world. It is not ...

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I never granted any interview on Election 2016 – Francis Poku

The Minister for National Security in the second Administration of President J. A. Kufuor, has categorically denied granting an interview to Deutsche Welle Radio of the Federal Republic of Germany to the effect that it would be unwise for the Ghanaian Electorate to vote the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) into government in 2016 because of the party’s protracted internal ...

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Kufuor Commends Bawumia

Former President John Agyekum Kufuor last Thursday showered praises on Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia for joining hands with a fellow academic, Prof. Kwaku Appiah-Adu to compile what he described as a compendium of articles on national development by accomplished personalities from across the world. The two personalities, he said, have accomplished so much yet remain modest in spite of the achievements ...

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