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Prof. Yankah calls for harmonisation of African universities

Professor Kwesi Yankah, the Minister of State in-charge of Tertiary Education, has called for the harmonisation of higher education in Africa to help promote academics and facilitate professional mobility of staff and students. Harmonisation of higher education is essentially a process that recognises the significance of regional education cooperation and …

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Africa needs coordinated tax systems to develop the continent – Tax coalition

The Brong-Ahafo Regional chapter of the Tax Justice Coalition (TJC), has called for a coordinated tax system incentives among African countries to develop the continent beyond aid. According to the TJC, a coalition of NGOs working to help widen the country’s tax net, the porous system of tax policies in …

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World leaders pledge $1b to transform health and nutrition of poorest

World leaders make pledges all the time, and the announcement is trumpeted. But what is often not known is whether the pledges are fulfilled or not. Last week, world leaders, including from developing countries pledged a little over $1 billion to support countries deal with challenges in the health and …

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German churches to struggle with clergy shortage in coming years 

Germany’s established churches are facing a shortage of tens of thousands of clergy in the coming years, according to a media report released Saturday. The Central Committee of German Catholics (ZdK) estimates that some 7,000 of the 13,500 current positions for priests will be vacant by 2030, committee president Thomas …

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Young African journalists in Egypt for training

Young journalists drawn from 22 African countries have arrived in Cairo, capital of Egypt for the 52nd training course for young African journalists. The 20-day training programme is organised by the Union of African Journalists (UAJ) in collaboration with the Egyptian Ministry of Information. The journalists are from Ghana, Burkina …

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Successes chalked by government hinge on business facilitation – Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said the limited success chalked by government hinges on its quest to facilitate the business of the private sector and fundamental issues of rule of law. He said government business is to create the enabling environment for the private sector to do business. President …

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Ghanaian students in Italy lose scholarships over visa fraud

Scores of Ghanaian students in Italy have been stripped of their scholarships and many more face possible denial over visa fraud discovered by the Italian Embassy in Ghana. Every year, the Italian Embassy in Ghana validates the documents of Ghanaian students on scholarship in Italy to enable them keep their …

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African governments’ failure attributed to researchers

Emeritus Professor Kwame A. Ninsin of the Department of Political Science, University of Ghana, has attributed the failure of African governments to the inability of researchers to research into developmental issues of national interest. He, however, blamed African governments for failing to provide adequate resources and funding for researchers to …

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Proportion of renewable electricity reaches 38% in Germany

The proportion of electricity that is generated from renewable sources in Germany reached 38 per cent in the first nine months of 2018. The figure has grown three percentage points since the same period of 2017, the Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research (ZSW) and the Federal Association of …

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Ghana President urges OECD to join Africa to build a prosperous continent

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has urged member states of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) to ramp up efforts to help build a prosperous Africa equal opportunity for all. He noted, it was time the OECD and Africa established a relationship based on trade and investment cooperation, …

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