Monthly Archives: August 2016

WhatsApp to start sharing users’ phone numbers with Facebook

WhatsApp says it will begin sharing more data with Facebook and will start letting some companies send messages to users. It is the first time the company has changed its privacy policy since the firm was bought by Facebook in 2014. WhatsApp will now share users’ phone numbers with the social network, which it will use to provide “more relevant” ...

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Government owes power companies GHC3bn

Government owes power producers and the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) over GHC3 billion. The amount comprises GHC2.2 billion owed by Volta River Authority (VRA) to its lenders and a ‘legacy debt’ of GHC728 million owed ECG by government. The total debt excludes other monies owed Independent Power Producers (IPPs). The situation led to the cut in gas supply from ...

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Honouring Obama’s invitation was awe-inspiring! – Akosua Afriyie

Diane Mariechild was unmistakably spot on when she said “A woman is the full circle; within her is the power to create, nurture and transform”. And off such promising women is Akosua Afriyie Osei-Appaw; founder of the ‘Dare 2 Dream Ghana’ foundation, who is helping the youth to develop their intellect through arts education and reading African literature. The 30-year ...

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Muniru Sulley suffers injury in Champions League exit

Ghanaian midfielder Muniru Sulley picked up a knock during Steaua Bucharest 1-0 defeat at Manchester City in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday night. The 23-year-old was replaced after 65 minutes at the Ettihad stadium as the Romanian giants crashed out of the competition on a 6-0 aggregate scoreline. Muniru, the younger brother of Ghana outcast Sulley Muntari, has been ...

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AshGold goalie Fatua Dauda not disappointed by Black Stars snub

Ashanti Gold goalkeeper Fatau Dauda says he is not disappointed after he was left out of the Black Stars squad for the upcoming Cup of Nations qualifier against Rwanda. Dauda was not included in Avram Grant’s 23-man squad despite his impressive form in the second round of the League. The Israeli selected Spain-based Razak Brimah, Rosenberg new signing Adam Kwarasey ...

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Windows 10 update stops webcams working

A Windows 10 update has stopped many popular webcams from working. The update, released earlier this month, stops many cameras being used for Skype or to broadcast and stream footage. The cause seems to be a change in the way Windows 10 handles video so it can be used by more than one program at a time. Microsoft said it ...

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South Africa local elections: ANC loses power in Johannesburg for first time

South Africa’s governing ANC party has lost control of the country’s largest city and economic centre, Johannesburg. The city council elected as mayor Herman Mashaba from the opposition Democratic Alliance (DA). The ANC had run the city since the fall of apartheid more than 20 years ago. It lost its council majority in local elections, although it is still the ...

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I regret addressing my marriage publicly – Tiwa Savage

Nigerian superstar Tiwa Savage has been the most talked about celebrity for weeks. She has been enjoying massive success recently that not so many Nigerian artistes have been able to reach that feat. In a recent interview, the song goddess and mother of one disclosed her biggest failure is revealing her private life. It seems the singer regrets putting her ...

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Mining, quarrying contribute $3bn to economy

he mining and quarrying sector in 2015 generated over $3.1billion in revenue to the country’s economy. Of this amount a little over $465,000 was returned to Ghana through the Bank of Ghana as mandatory surrender. Mineral revenue returned to the country through commercial banks as voluntary repatriation was a little over $2.1 billion. Of the total revenue accrued that is ...

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Mob kills 8 in Nigeria over alleged blasphemy, Buhari dismayed

An angry mob has killed eight people after setting fire to a house in northern Nigeria belonging to a man who tried rescuing a Christian student accused of blasphemy. The Zamfara police spokesman, Shehu Mohammed, confirmed the incident which took place on Monday in a town called Talata Mafara. He explained that Muslim students from the village protested against a ...

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