Monthly Archives: December 2016

Iran minister says in U.S. interest to stay committed to nuclear treaty

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Thursday it was in the interest of the United States to remain committed to a multilateral nuclear treaty. The U.S. Senate voted last week to extend the Iran Sanctions Act (ISA) for 10 years, and Iran vowed to retaliate, saying it violated last year’s agreement with six major powers to curb its ...

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New financing models needed for business growth

The country needs to reform the existing business financing architecture to make it possible for more businesses to access formal finance, Professor Joshua Yindenaba Abor, Dean of the University of Ghana Business School has said. “Private enterprises are considered the engine of growth. However, in Africa, the nature of the financial market tends to restrict access to formal finance, thus ...

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Ghanaians abroad await election results

Vote-counting has begun in the West African nation of Ghana, after polls to choose the country’s next president and parliament. VOA’s Peter Clottey, reporting from Ghana’s capital of Accra, reports polls closed in Ghana at 5 p.m. local time, although people in line at that hour were allowed to vote. He says the electoral commission postponed voting in one western ...

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Real Madrid 2-2 Borussia Dortmund: Blancos lose top spot as Reus fights back

Two goals from Karim Benzema had put the hosts in a commanding position, but they failed to kill off the game and were made to pay by the Bundesliga club Substitute Marco Reus scored a dramatic equaliser with two minutes remaining as Borussia Dortmund drew 2-2 at Real Madrid to claim top spot in Champions League Group F. Karim Benzema ...

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Ghana and Japan sign $100m loan agreement

Ghana has signed a $100-million (11,239 billion Yen) loan agreement with the Japan International Co-operation Agency (JICA) for the construction of a 540-metre long cable-stay steel bridge over the Volta River at Volivo and Dofor Adidome in the Volta Region. The agreement marks the resumption of the Yen loan Scheme after it was suspended when Ghana joined the rank of ...

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Ozil Edges Closer To Ronaldo And Messi In Assist Charts

The Arsenal playmaker had a hand in another goal during his side’s impressive Champions League victory in Switzerland. Mesut Ozil further underlined his playmaking credentials by registering another assist in Arsenal’s dominant display against Basel in the Champions League on Tuesday. The Germany international set up Alex Iwobi in the second half as the Gunners went 4-0 up against the ...

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Apple Watch sales set record in holiday week – Cook

Sales of the Apple Watch to consumers set a record during the first week of holiday shopping, and the current quarter is on track to be the best ever for the product, Apple Inc (AAPL.O) Chief Executive Tim Cook told Reuters. Responding to an email from Reuters, Cook said the gadget’s sell-through – a measure of how many units are ...

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The Impact Crew: Ghana decides today

The political process does not end on election day. Young people need to stay involved in the process by continuing to pay attention to the conversation and holding their leaders accountable for the decisions they make. These are words of the renowned Patrick Murphy. General elections in Africa has been the cause of several wars but the truth of the ...

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Mugabe praises ‘peace-loving’ Zimbabweans

President Robert Mugabe has praised Zimbabweans for remaining peaceful in the face of the ongoing economic hardships. His comments, made during a delayed annual State of the Nation address at parliament, made no reference to recent protests – the most violent in years – about the deteriorating economy. The 92-year-old leader, who has been in power for 36 years, has ...

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Michelle Obama breaks her silence about the night Donald Trump was elected

President Obama and the First Lady open up about their life together and last days in the White House. As many Americans waited into the wee hours of election night to find out who would be voted the nation’s next president, First Lady Michelle Obama says she was not among them. Instead, she was fast asleep in her White House ...

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