Monthly Archives: July 2016

Sarkodie pulls a surprise on R2Bees at Afrobeats Music Festival in UK

The love is huge and they share it no matter where they find themselves. I mean the love among Tema artists is just amazing. Just like he has done on several occasions in Ghana, one of Ghana’s most decorated musicians, Michael Owusu Addo also known as Sarkodie pulled a huge surprise on Afrobeats artists R2Bees and the many fans who ...

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Turkey steps up army dismissals over 15 July coup attempt

Turkey’s government has sacked another 1,389 soldiers accused of being linked to the coup attempt earlier this month. This brings the number of military dismissals to more than 3,000 following the failed coup, in which rebel units used tanks and aircraft to try to oust President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. On Saturday Mr Erdogan announced steps to put all armed forces ...

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Tens of thousands of protesters call for a regime change in Ethiopia

Tens of thousands of protesters have flooded the streets of Gonder in the Amhara region of northern Ethiopia on Sunday demanding a change of government due to the unfair distribution of wealth in the country. The protest, reported to have been staged in defiance of a government order, is also in solidarity with the Oromia protests held between November last ...

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Goverment commits to sustainable oil palm production

The government has reiterated its commitment to ensure that oil palm is produced sustainably in the country. The Deputy Minister of Food and Agriculture, Dr Ahmed Yakubu Alhassan, speaking at the opening of a workshop on the Tropical Forest Alliance (TFA) 2020 Africa palm oil initiative, said the government was subsequently partnering the private sector to ensure that this was ...

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Ghana FA scribe advises Sports Minister to stop talking

Ghana Football Association spokesperson Ibrahim Saani Daara has advised Youth and Sports Minister Nii Lantey Vanderpauaye to stop talking in the media and focus on his job. Nii Lantey for some time now has been outspoken especially matters concerning the Ghana Football Association. Notably, his famous position on the Black Stars’ winning bonus, his recent revelation that an FA member ...

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Election 2016: Let’s protect local industries – Nduom

Both Republicans and Democrats in the United States of America (USA) have been renouncing free trade deals, in favour of promoting protection of American jobs and industries against competition from abroad, therefore, Ghana must do same and shift the discussion on the December elections to job creation, Dr Papa Kwesi Nduom, businessman and flagbearer of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP) ...

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Fire consumes 20 shops at Adenta Barrier

About twenty shops have been burnt with several items destroyed in a raging fire at Adenta Barrier in Accra. It is unclear what triggered the fire, but eyewitnesses say it started from a small shop near the bus terminal at the barrier. According to Starr News’ Bright Ampedu Okyere who is at the scene, several people have trooped to the ...

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Over 3,000 teachers threaten demo over unpaid salaries

A group calling itself Coalition of Unpaid Teachers has said they will soon embark on a demonstration against government if they do not receive their salaries. The teachers, numbering over 3000, have consistently complained about government’s failure to pay their accumulated salaries since they started teaching in 2012. The teachers planned a similar action in May 2016 but boycotted the ...

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Pharmaceutical companies urged to merge with foreign investors

Nana Addo Agyekum, the newly installed Unity Chief of New Juaben in the Eastern Region, has urged private pharmaceutical companies to forge partnership with foreign investors to expand their businesses. Nana Agyekum said establishing a joint partnership with international companies adds value to goods produced in the country for export and reduces the financial burden of local industries. He said ...

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I won’t be surprised winning a Grammy – MzVee

Ghanaian dancehall musician Vera Hamenoo-Kpeda, popularly known in showbiz as MzVee, has said she will not be surprised if she gets a Grammy for her hard work. The Grammy award is an honour awarded by The Recording Academy to recognise outstanding achievement in the mainly English-language music industry. The 2016 BET Award nominee, speaking on Entertainment Capital on Accra100.5FM on ...

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