Monthly Archives: October 2016

Parliament approves GHC10.9bn for ‘critical expenditure’ in 2017

Ghana’s Parliament has approved a GHC10.9 billion request by the government to help finance “critical government expenditure” in the first quarter of 2017. This follows the recommendation for the approval of the budget by the Finance Committee of Parliament. The request for this amount was in line with Article 180 of the 1992 Constitution and Section 23 of the Public ...

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Andre Ayew back in full training with West Ham

Ghana have been handed a massive boost ahead of the 2018 World Cup qualifier against Egypt after star midfielder Andre Ayew returned to full scale training at West Ham United on Wednesday. Ayew, 26, looked reinvigorated at the team’s training session as he participated fully. The Ghana international was initially billed to return to the pitch early December but appears ...

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Economy in crisis, Gov’t confesses

Contrary to government’s denial of a weakening economy, Business Finder can confirm that the same government has admitted difficult economic times to the International Monetary Fund (IMF). A letter to the Fund, dated September 16, 2016 and signed jointly by Finance Minister, Mr Seth Terkper and central bank Governor, Dr Abdul-Nashiru Issahaku referred to  slow economic growth and gross financing ...

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ECG Explains Power Cuts In Accra

Director of Communications at the Electricity of Ghana says the power outages experienced in some parts of Accra within the past 24 hours have nothing to do with load shedding. According to William Boateng, the interruption in power supply is due to an accident which led to a cable cut, tripping the system at its Mallam Bulk Supply Point (BSP). ...

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Yahoo boosted by profits rise as Verizon reviews hacking impact

Yahoo’s profits more than doubled in the last three months, a boost for the beleaguered firm whose plan to sell its core business was thrown into doubt. Verizon Communications agreed to buy Yahoo for $4.8bn (£4bn), but disclosure of a huge data breach put a question mark over the deal. In the quarter to 30 September, Yahoo’s profits rose to ...

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8 ways to make your relationship work better

Relationships that work are the ones that are worked on. If you are wondering where to begin, here are some areas that can always use a little TLC. Communication. Being able to share the emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual aspects of your life, without feeling judged or devalued, is what good communication is all about. Neither you nor your partner is ...

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Trump ducks election result pledge

Republican Donald Trump has refused to commit to accepting the election result if he loses, in the final TV debate against Hillary Clinton. “I will tell you at the time,” he told moderator Chris Wallace. For days he has claimed the election is “rigged”. The Las Vegas debate continued the campaign’s bitter tone, with Mr Trump calling Mrs Clinton a ...

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Boko Haram overruns Nigerian military base in Northeast

Nigeria’s Boko Haram Islamic extremists have overrun a remote military camp in the northeast, leaving 13 soldiers wounded and an unknown number missing, the army said Wednesday. Monday’s attack comes a week after one faction of Boko Haram released 21 of more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped from northeastern Chibok town, and as Nigeria’s government is negotiating for the release of ...

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How studying abroad in Ghana changed my racial consciousness

For my entire life, I have viewed the world through the lens of an African-American man. Every action, every thought and every situation, I analyze not only as a person, but as a Black man in America. Like many minorities in the United States, I’ve experienced life through the spectrum of what W.E.B. Du Bois called “dual consciousness.” By this ...

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New York Councilwoman; Gibson to be Honored at the 6th Annual 3G Awards in NY

3G Media announces that New York Councilwoman Vanessa L. Gibson has been nominated to be honored at the 6th Annual 3G Awards in New York. An email from her office reads; “On behalf of Council Member Vanessa l. Gibson, I thank you for the kind invitation to attend and be honored at the 6th Annual 3G Awards 2016 on November ...

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