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Court to hear stay of proceedings motion filed by Dr Opuni

An Accra High Court in the trial involving Dr Stephen Opuni and one other will on Wednesday, July 24 hear a motion for Stay of Proceedings filed by Dr Opuni through his counsel. The Court presided by Justice Clemance Honyenugah, an Appeal Court Judge, sitting as an additional High Court …

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Britain makes $2.5b from sale of personalized car plates

The sale of distinctive personalised car number plates had been a runaway success for Britain’s official vehicle licensing agency, it has been announced. As the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) celebrates 30 years since it started selling personalized plates, it was revealed that the British Treasury has netted a …

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Only 185,000 of Ghanaians living with HIV know they have the virus – Ghana AIDS Commission

Based on current estimates, of the 335,000 Ghanaians currently living with HIV, only 185,000 knew their status, with the remaining 150,000 having no knowledge, and so could easily be infecting other people. The Ghana AIDS Commission (GAC), has therefore called for intensified efforts through stakeholder collaborations, to address issues around …

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Too much sugar in baby foods on market – WHO

Baby foods generally contain too much sugar, posing a source of health concern, a new report by the World Health Organization (WHO) has said. The United Nations specialized agency on public health based the conclusion on an examination by its European office of about 8,000 baby food products on shelf …

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Don’t torture suspects – CHRAJ advises police

The Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) has asked officers of the Ghana Police Service and other national security agencies not to torture  suspects. Dr Isaac Annan, Director, Human Rights, CHRAJ, giving the advice, said security officials must be mindful and be guided by the Rwandan Guidelines on …

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Half of population in sub-Saharan Africa to subscribe to mobile services by 2025 – Report    

Mobile subscribers in Sub-Saharan Africa will increase from 456 million by the end of 2018 to over 600 million by 2025, representing around half the population in the region, said a report released here by the Global System for Mobile Communications Alliance (GSMA) on Tuesday. Sub-Saharan Africa will remain the …

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Vodafone launches first commercial 5G network in Germany

Vodafone has become the first German telecommunications company to launch a commercial 5G network, activating 25 antenna locations in Dusseldorf, Cologne, Dortmund and other German cities and communities on Tuesday. Vodafone’s 5G high-speed mobile network is still very limited; nationwide, the company has about 25,000 mobile base stations. By August, …

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Christine Lagarde resigns from IMF as she aims at ECB top job

The Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has resigned. Ms. Christine Lagarde whose resignation takes effect on September 12, 2019 sent her letter to the Executive Board of the Fund today, July 16, 2019. Ms. Lagarde has been nominated to head the European Central Bank (ECB), and she …

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Organic cocoa has higher market value – Glover

Mr Yayrator Glover, Chief Executive Officer of Yayra Glover Ghana Limited, an Organic Cocoa Production Company, has called on the cocoa growing sector to consider investments in organically cultivated cocoa towards to help the nation to reclaim its place as the world’s highest producer of the crop. He said cocoa …

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