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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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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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ROPAA Committee begins engagement of Diaspora

The Electoral Commission (EC) on Monday started consultation of strategic countries towards the operationalization of the Representation of the People Amendment Act (ROPAA) 2006 (Act699), which gives Ghanaians in the Diaspora the right to vote from abroad. The EC ROPAA Committee in fulfilment of its mandate, will engage the Senegalese …

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Climate change in Africa could cost continent’s peace – Index

While official government reaction to climate change remains slow, sub-Saharan Africa, the world’s least contributor to global greenhouse gas emissions, could be the most hit by climate change. According to the Global Peace Index 2019, the region has the least coping capacity for climate hazards, which could eventually exacerbate violent …

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German inflation rises to 1.6% in June 

Inflation in Germany rose slightly in June to 1.6 per cent above the level of the same month last year, the Federal Statistics Office reported on Thursday. In May, inflation was still 1.4 per cent. Compared with the previous month, consumer prices rose by 0.3 per cent in June. According …

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At least one out of every four people in Africa has paid bribe before – Report

More than one out of every four people in Africa, equivalent to approximately 130 million people, who accessed public services, such as healthcare and education, have paid a bribe before, according to the tenth edition of the Global Corruption Barometer (GCB) – Africa report which was copied to ghanabusinessnews.com. The …

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Nigeria’s population hits 190 million

The population of Africa’s most populous country Nigeria population has hit about 190 million, a figure which negates the one earlier given by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). Head of the National Population Commission (NPC) Ghaji Ismail told a press conference on Tuesday in Abuja that it arrived at …

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Study tracks premature ejaculation in men

A new study is tracking the effects of cligosiban (medication for treating premature ejaculation) on 200 men. The men, who are all battling premature ejaculation, will then be monitored to see how the drug works. Doctors believed the pill could delay orgasm because it prevents oxytocin binding to cells in …

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