Monthly Archives: February 2016

African Cup of Nations

History The biennual African Cup of Nations tournament has been played since 1957 and is thereby older than the corresponding European championship. In February 1957, beneath the heat of the Nubian Desert in Sudan, few could have predicted the expansion of the African Nations Cup. That was precisely the aim of a meeting between seven delegates in Lisbon the previous ...

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Pastor shot dead in pulpit during Sunday service

A pastor was shot and killed in the pulpit during a Sunday church service, police have said. The Rev. William Schooler were gunned down in front of more than 20 parishioners at St. Peter’s Missionary Baptist Church in Dayton, Ohio. Witnesses said the shooter was sitting in a pew and opened fire as the pastor stepped into the pulpit. A man who ...

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GUTA strike: Shops closed

Members nineteen business groups on Monday closed their shops to the public in protest against high import duties and a hike in other taxes. The move is in compliance with a directive given by a joint consultative assembly meeting by the groups last Thursday as part of measures to compel the government to review the current tax regime after the ...

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Former worker of Vodafone sues company

A former worker of Vodafone Ghana, Stephen Odonkor Odugbatey, who was sacked after an accident in his line of duty, has sued the company for GH¢2,500,000. The amount is also expected, to cater for his medical expenses since Vodafone failed to properly take care of his medical needs prior to sacking him. In addition, he is asking for the payment ...

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Legon campus thief granted bail

A 40-year-old ex-convict accused of stealing handbags and other valuables at social gatherings has been put before an Accra Circuit Court. The accused person, Kojo Smith, who pleaded not guilty, was granted bail in a sum of 30,000 with three sureties, one to be justified.   Smith was also ordered by the court to deposit GH¢10,000 with the court as ...

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NPP vets five for Abuakwa North primary amid claims of foul play

Five members of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) who have shown interest in the Abuakwa North constituency primary have been cleared. They will contest the Eastern Region seat on Tuesday, March 1, 2016 for by-elections on March 29. The seat became vacant after MP for the constituency Joseph Boakye Danquah-Adu was killed at his home on February 9. Initially six ...

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Employers wail over unstable micro economic environment

The Ghana Employers Association has expressed worry about the unpredictable and unstable nature of the country’s micro economic environment. The Association said the current rate of inflation of about 19 per cent has affected the cost of borrowing as interest rate hovers around 30 per cent.   Speaking at a media encounter on the Association’s outlook for the year, Mr ...

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BNI detains man suspected of plotting to assassinate Mahama

The Bureau of National Investigation (BNI) is holding one Mr Kwame Gyebi, a resident of Dzorwulu in Accra, on grounds of a planned assassination plot on President John Mahama. Details of the case are sketchy but BNI officials say they are investigating. However, security sources say the 33-year-old man was overheard saying the President will fall when delivering his Independence ...

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Oscars 2016: Leonardo DiCaprio finally wins Academy Award

Leonardo DiCaprio has finally won his first Oscar for survival epic The Revenant, after six nominations. He was named best actor at the 88th Academy Awards, with Brie Larson named best actress Oscar for Room. Spotlight took home the best picture Oscar with Mad Max: Fury Road picking up the most awards of the night, with six accolades. Mark Rylance ...

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Nigeria removes 24,000 ghost workers

The Nigerian government has removed nearly 24,000 workers from its payroll after an audit revealed they did not exist, the Finance Ministry has said. The move has enabled a monthly saving of around $11,5m (£8m). The audit is part of an anti-corruption campaign by President Muhammadu Buhari, who took power last year. Corruption and mismanagement have long been a challenge ...

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