Monthly Archives: August 2016

Sudan government blames SPLM-N for collapse in peace talks

The Sudanese government is now accusing the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North opposition forces, of destroying the country’s recent peace negotiations, over the cessation of hostilities and humanitarian access. This is according to Republic of Sudan’s presidential assistant Ibrahim Mahmoud Hamid who heads the negotiating team for the peace talks, aimed at stopping hostilities in the Blue Nile state, South Kordofan ...

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GAFCSC to begin PhD programme

The Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College (GAFCSC) will soon begin a PhD programme in Defence and International Politics with the caveat, “when preparations are completed and at the time opportune”. Rear Admiral Seth Amoama, GAFCSC Commandant, said given the progress of work done in the Masters programme and the infrastructural expansion that was ongoing, the College was confident ...

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How about doing it with your twin

Twinning with your “bestie” at work can be so much fun! We all have that special friend we have long discussions with at work, we share ideas with them, they crack us up at work and make work fun and more like home. It’s, even more, fun when your besties have got swag or are fashionable! Besties can save you ...

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Islamist rebel apologises for destroying Timbuktu shrines at ICC trial

An Islamist militant has admitted destroying cultural sites in Timbuktu, Mali, in a landmark trial at the International Criminal Court (ICC). Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi said he was “really sorry” for his actions and asked for forgiveness. He was accused of leading rebel forces who destroyed historic shrines at the world heritage site in 2012. It is the first time that ...

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Casual, Temporary Workers Tax Reduced To 5% – Finance Ministry Clarifies

The Ministry of Finance has clarified that taxes on wages of casual and temporary workers have been reduced from a 15 percent and 7.5 percent to 5 percent. A press statement copied to Citi Business News explained that “under the repealed tax Act (2000), Act 592 wages of casual and temporary workers, especially workers in Oil and Gas, Mining and ...

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Mahama pardons Montie 3

President John Dramani Mahama has, in consultation with the Council of State and in exercise of his constitutional powers under Article 72 of the Constitution, remitted the remaining prison sentence imposed on the Montie three Salifu Maase (alias Mugabe), Alistair Nelson and Ako Gunn. The three were sentenced to four months imprisonment and a fine of GH¢10,000.00 each for contempt ...

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‘Mahama will regret freeing Montie 3’ – NPP

Director of Communication of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) is predicting a political Armageddon for President Mahama for freeing Montie three serving four months jail term for scandalising the Supreme Court. The President in a statement signed by Communications Minister, Edward Omane-Boamah granted a remission of sentence to the three on ‘compassionate grounds’. President Mahama in consultation with the ...

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New Edubiase striker fingers WA All Stars in match-fixing allegation

New Edubiase attacker Prince Antwi has made a staunch allegation against WA All Stars after revealing the latter fixed their match-day 4 fixture at the WA Park. According to the striker both teams (WA All Stars and New Edubiase) went into agreement to have the first match go in favor of WA All Stars. His revelation comes after WA All ...

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Maurice Ampaw begins hunger strike

A private legal practitioner, Maurice Ampaw will begin a 10-day hunger strike in protest of the pardon granted jailed Montie FM presenter and two panelists. Maurice Ampaw said as part of the protest, he will go on a nationwide anti-Mahama campaign to thwart his second term bid in the upcoming elections. Two radio panelists, Alistair Nelson and Godwin Ako Gunn ...

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StanChart, Bank of Baroda best banks to borrow -BoG

Standard Chartered Bank and Bank of Baroda has emerged as the best place for businesses and Householders to borrow. That’s according to the latest Annual Percentage Rates (APR) and average interest paid on deposits report released by the Bank of Ghana (BoG). The report tracks the true rates charged by 29 commercial banks up May 31 this year. The APR ...

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