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Apple, Google and Amazon are world’s top brands valued at $470b – Interbrand

The three top brands in the world are Apple, Google and Amazon and they have a total value of $470 billion, according to the 2018 Best Global Brands Report, released last week by Interbrand. The 19th edition of the Report features two new entrants and three re-entrants: Spotify at number 92 …

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Egypt to get world’s largest clean-coal plant

Plans are underway for the construction of the largest clean-coal plant in the world in the Egyptian town of Hamrawein, to generate a massive seven gigawatts of power when it operational in 2024. “This will be the world’s most advanced ultra-supercritical clean-coal plant,” said Zou Lei, Chairman of the Dongfang …

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Africa must tackle rising population – Prof Wenping

Africa has been asked to focus priority on tackling the continent’s rising population. Professor He Wenping, Director in-charge of the Africa Research Office, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, said more should be done to effectively tackle the fast-growing population. “Africa could overtake China in the nearest possible future in terms …

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Ghana is ready for AWCON – Organizing Committee

Madam Evelyn Nsiah Asare, the spokesperson for the Local Organising Committee (LOC) of the 11th Total Africa Women Cup of Nations (AWCON), to be hosted by Ghana, has said  the country is ready to host the competition, as they have adequately prepared for the rest of the continent. Madam Nsiah …

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Global Fund saves 27 million lives

The Global Fund, a not-for-profit entity designed to accelerate the end of AIDS, tuberculosis (TB) and malaria has saved 27 million lives, this year, according to new results released this week. By the end of 2017, the Global Fund supported HIV/AIDS treatment for 17.5 million people, TB treatment for five …

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IOM says 80% of Nigerian women in Italy are trafficked into sex work

Eighty per cent of Nigerian women entering Italy are trafficked for sexual exploitation, an official of the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) said on Tuesday. According to Mrs. Florence Kim, a Communication Expert at the IOM, the situation was also not different in Ghana, as many of the Nigerian women …

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Ride to recovery will be bumpy for sub-Saharan Africa – World Bank

The World Bank has in its analysis of issues shaping Africa’s economic future predicted that though Africa is on a path of recovery, the rate of recovery is much lower than expected and projects difficult path to recovery for Africa. The October 2018 issue of Africa’s Pulse, the bi-annual analysis …

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Togolese authorities stop Ghana from evacuating opposition politician on hunger strike at country’s Embassy

Togolese authorities have refused a gesture by the Ghana government to evacuate opposition politician, Nicodeme Ayao Habia who is on hunger strike in front of the country’s Embassy in Lomé for medical treatment in Accra. A Togolese opposition politician, Jean-Pierre Fabre, revealed that Togolese authorities had prevented a plane sent …

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Waste food could be worth $1.5 trillion by 2030

Food waste could rise to more than two billion tonnes worth $1.5 trillion by 2030 researchers said on Tuesday. They warned of a “staggering” crisis propelled by a booming world population and changing habits in developing nations. The United Nations has set a target of halving food loss and waste …

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Technical Universities urged to come out with exclusive programmes

The Executive Secretary of the National Accreditation Board, Dr Kingsley Nyarko has called on Technical Universities and Polytechnics in the country, to come out with specific programmes of study exclusive for their universities. He advised the managers of the universities to look at subjects which were not common in other …

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