Monthly Archives: March 2016

Terrorist attack against Ghana imminent – National Security

The National Security Council has indicated that there is a credible threat of terrorism against Ghana and all other countries in the West African sub-region. A statement issued by Communications Minister Dr Edward Omane Boamah said the Council met Tuesday March 15 to review the security situation in the country in the wake of the upsurge of terrorist attacks in ...

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US election 2016: Big wins for Trump and Clinton – US media

The race for the Republican presidential nomination continues after Donald Trump won a decisive victory in the key state of Florida but lost to John Kasich in Ohio.Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton extended her lead with wins in Florida, Ohio, Illinois and North Carolina.Meanwhile, Marco Rubio dropped out of the Republican race after losing in his home state of Florida to ...

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64th WAEC annual meeting opens in Accra

President John Mahama has formally opened the 64th Annual Council meeting of the West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) in Accra.The five day meeting is being attended by delegates from Ghana, Nigeria, Liberia, Sierra Leone and the Gambia.President Mahama said examination fraud and forgery of certificates must be confronted directly and aggressively.He said these practices threaten the very existence of WAEC ...

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Stressed? 4 Steps to Re-Prioritize Your Life

How many times have you used the statement, “I’m just so stressed,” to justify a relationship downfall, one too many drinks on a work night, another skipped workout, or forgetting your partner’s birthday? Stress has become such a commonplace emotion that the severity of stress is often overlooked. Stress that continues without relief can lead to a condition called distress, ...

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GBC, others receive $2.6M grant to cover election 2016

Media Houses including the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) and Civil Society Organisations have received grants from STAR-Ghana totalling two-point-six million dollars for the coverage of election 2016.At the signing ceremony in Accra today, the Programme Manager, Ibrahim Tanko Amidu said the grants are expected to be used to undertake various projects that would contribute to the peaceful election in 2016.Source: ...

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“Struggle” not over until all women’s rights are respected-UN Boss

The international community will continue the struggle to ensure that the human rights of all women are respected; that’s according to the UN Secretary-General.Ban Ki-moon was speaking at the opening of the annual Commission on the Status of Women, a two week meeting at UN headquarters which this year is focusing on women’s empowerment and its link to sustainable development.Speaking ...

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Atletico Madrid 0-0 PSV: (agg: 0-0, pens 8-7): Spaniards prevail on penalties

Diego Simeone’s men could not break through in two hours, but Narsingh’s missed spot-kick finally allowed the hosts to progress following an epic battle Atletico Madrid needed penalties to see off PSV and book their place in the quarter-finals of the Champions League after a goalless stalemate at the Vicente Calderon on Tuesday, with Luciano Narsingh’s unfortunate miss from 12 yards ...

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Media Accreditation for Black Stars/Mozambique clash

The National Sports Authority (NSA) has opened accreditation for the Black Stars game against Mozambique in the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2017 qualifier on Thursday, March 24, at the Accra Sports Stadium.According to the NSA Public Relations Officer Federica Mensah- Davies, all media houses and personnel interested in covering the match should send their letters of accreditation and a ...

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President Mahama Inaugurates Ghana’s First Private Medical School

President John Mahama, has inaugurated the country’s first Private Medical School in Accra.The Family Health Medical School is affiliated to the University of Ghana, Legon.President Mahama, said government recognises the private sector participation in Tertiary Education, as it falls under the government transformational agenda.GBC’s Pascaline Adadevoh reports that the ceremony was unique as it was graced by former Presidents Jerry ...

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Brussels shooting: One suspect ‘killed’, four police officers injured

At least four Belgian police officers have been injured – one seriously – during a raid on a house in Brussels on Tuesday.The French government has said the operation is linked to November’s terror attacks in Paris.Local media are reporting that one of the suspected shooters has been “neutralised” after an exchange of shots with police. Belgian media later quoted ...

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