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Fuel prices go up by 3.04% from today

Ghanaians must brace up to pay more for fuel at the pumps beginning today, November 20, as the 17.5% increment on petroleum products takes effect. Finance Minister Seth Terkper during the presentation of the 2015 budget Wednesday, presented the new petroleum bill to Parliament under a certificate of urgency. The bill was subsequently passed into law by the Majority in ...

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Why I had to turn down Band Aid Saying no to Bob Geldof was hard, but when I saw how negatively the lyrics portrayed Africa I had no choice

Saying no to Bob Geldof is one of the hardest decisions I have had to make this year. However, seeing what looked like the corpse of an African woman being carried out of her home on primetime TV when thevideo was premiered on X Factor crystallised my concerns about this strategy to combat the Ebola crisis. For me it is ...

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Ebola epidemic costs Africa $3bn to $4bn

A World Bank official says the Ebola epidemic will not be as costly to West Africa’s economy as previously feared, thanks to effective containment efforts. Francisco Ferreira, the bank’s chief economist for Africa, told an audience in Johannesburg Wednesday that he expects the epidemic’s economic toll on the region will range from $3 to $4 billion. The World Bank in ...

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Public Forum On The Dangers Associated With Ghana’s Constitutional Reforms

Background The current constitutional review process risks political sabotage – IMANI has better alternatives. Ghana’s political and economic evolution has gone through many phases. After colonialism, the geopolitical structure of the country evolved through military and intermediate democratic regimes until the fourth republic which has been characterized by relatively stable political and economic environment. During this journey to constitutional rule, ...

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Ministry, Netherlands team up to reduce early marriage

  The of Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection is collaborating with the Royal Netherlands for a six-million dollar project to reduce early marriage in Ghana. Early marriage has been identified as one of the factors that cause girls to migrate from the northern sector of the country to the south and engage in head portage, locally referred to ...

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Konadu: Gov’t must create more job opportunities

  Former first Lady Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings has said it is incumbent upon the Government to create job opportunities for the youth so as to reduce the high rate of unemployment in the country. She said the current unemployment conundrum can be put down to a lack of an enabling environment and appropriate state policies to create jobs for ...

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14 African Countries Forced by France to Pay Colonial Tax For the Benefits of Slavery and Colonization

Did you know many African countries continue to pay colonial tax to France since their independence till today! When Sékou Touré of Guinea decided in 1958 to get out of french colonial empire, and opted for the country independence, the french colonial elite in Paris got so furious, and in a historic act of fury the french administration in Guinea ...

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When it’s free, Your are the Product

Two young fishermen were spending time together at the bank of a big lake, trying to catch fish when they suddenly saw an old man in a small canoe navigating slowly until a calm corner of the lake. The old man stopped his canoe, took something from a bag and start spreading it over the lake. In fact, the old ...

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Social Science’s 10 Findings on Facebook

Over the past ten years, Facebook has added a new dimension to the social lives of over a billion people—and together with other social media like Twitter and Instagram, it has created an entirely new category of social ties. Given their popularity, social media have become the topic of a growing body of research in the social sciences. For Facebook’s ...

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Consumers to face more power outages

An official in the energy sector says players in the sector are working around the clock to stabilise the energy situation in the country. According to him, the current load-shedding involving between 350 and 400 megawatts (MW) was caused by erratic gas supply from Nigeria and the shutdown of some machines for regular maintenance works. The Chief Executive of the ...

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