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CPJ calls on Ghana government to investigate abduction, beating of journalist at Ayariga’s residence

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), the not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the protection of journalists around the world is calling on the Ghana government to investigate the abduction and beating of a journalist in the residence of the leader of the All Peoples Congress (APC) Hassan Ayariga in Bawku. The …

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Nearly 80% of Ghana’s educated workforce effectively low-skilled – World Development Report

The literacy proficiency of almost 80 per cent of Ghana’s working-age population is limited to understanding basic text – making this fraction of Ghana’s educated working adults effectively low-skilled, according to the World Development Report 2018. The report by the World Banks says workers who fall within this bracket are …

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Nigeria accuses MTN of remitting $8.1b to parent company in South Africa – Reports

MTN Nigeria has ran into trouble yet again with the Nigerian authorities, this time in what is being described as an illegal repatriation of funds to its parent company, MTN Group of South Africa. Reports in Nigerian newspapers this morning say the Central Bank of Nigeria has ordered MTN to …

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Global population to hit 9.9 billion – PRB

Global population will reach 9.9 billion by 2050, up 2.3 billion or 29 per cent from an estimated 7.6 billion people currently, according to projections by Population Reference Bureau (PRB) included in the 2018 World Population Data Sheet. PRB continue to produce the World Population Data Sheet (www.worldpopdata.org) package annually …

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More than four-fifth of Ghanaian grade two students can’t read – World Development Report

Four of five grade 2 students in Ghana are unable to read a single familiar word – this is according to the 2018 World Development Report. When the World Bank conducted literacy skills assessment in 12 countries, comprising seven African countries including Ghana, Grade 2 pupils in Ghana and Malawi …

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Journalist learns more in two days than four years of journalism school after NewsBridge Africa training

A journalist who participated in a two-day training in Kumasi says he has learned more in the two days than all the four years he spent in journalism school. The journalist, Ibrahim Abubakar, who works with TV3 made the point in a tweet Thursday August 16, 2018 at the end …

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Isaac Dogboe beats Otake in first round TKO

Ghana’s, Isaac Dogboe retained his WBO Super Bantamweight title when he defeated Japan’s Hidenori Otake in the first round of their title fight Saturday night August 25, 2018 at the Gila River Arena, Glendale, Arizona, United States of America. Dogboe, 26 years, won by a technical knockout with a classic …

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Africa imports $35b worth of food annually – Finance Minister

Africa holds 60 percent of the world’s arable land and yet, imports $35 billion worth of food annually. Ghana on the other hand, imports some $2.4 million of food annually. Mr. Ken Ofori-Atta, Minister of Finance, quoting the AFDB Group President, said this when he commissioned the Multi-Purpose building of …

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Ghana beyond aid is achievable without corrupt practices – Most Rev Awotwe-Pratt

The Presiding Bishop of the Methodist Church of Ghana, the Most Reverend Titus Awotwe Pratt, has called on Ghanaians to eschew corrupt practices and social vices that may derail the vision of the Ghana beyond Aid. He called on state actors, particularly the Judiciary and the Executive arms of government, …

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Merkel says Germany open to trading arms to Angola 

German Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke out in favour of supplying weapons to Angola on Wednesday, during a visit from the south-western African nation’s president, Joao Lourenco. “It is all in our interest that Africa can also protect itself,” Merkel said after meeting with Lourenco, who used his Berlin trip to make the …

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