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US President, Donald Trump tests positive for COVID-19

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Hours after one of his aides, Hope Hicks tested positive for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), US President Donald Trump and wife, Melania Trump have both tested positive for the disease. In a tweet Friday October 2, 2020, Trump announced that both he and Melania have tested positive for COVID-19 and …

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Ghana and European Union sign €92.9m financing agreement

Ghana and the European Union (EU) have signed two grant financing agreement totalling €92.9 million to support the budget and to prevent electoral violence in the northern border regions. A total of €87 million out of the amount is under the Emergency EU Budget in Response to the COVID Situation …

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Jean-Louis Chanel: The Frenchman who sold timber from Ghana

Jean-Louis Chanel is the name of a former France-Ghana business counsellor listed in the Panama Papers, among thousands of other names linked to the infamous law firm Mossack Fonseca. Despite his name appearing in the leaks in 2016, his appointment as counsellor was renewed up to November 2019. He was …

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Africa loses $88.6b to illicit financial flows but receives $48b in aid – UNCTAD

As the impacts of illicit financial flows (IFFs) from Africa continue to be felt in many ways, a new study by the UN agency on trade, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) shows that every year the continent loses $88.6 billion to IFFs, and that amount is …

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Ghana Audit Service under Domelevo features as good example of anti-corruption agent in World Bank report

Before Daniel Domelevo was appointed the Auditor-General of the Ghana Audit Service (GAS) in 2016, the Ghanaian public was more familiar with the annual ritual of submitting of audit reports to the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of Parliament by the GAS and the drama of live TV shows of the …

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Western Togoland agitation: Government must adopt negotiatory approach – Prof Aning  

A security expert has advised the government not to adopt a brutal military approach to resolve the Western Togoland secessionist group’s hostilities. Professor Emmanuel Kwesi Aning, Director at the Faculty of Academic Affairs and Research, Kofi Annan Peacekeeping Training Centre, rather called for a well-coordinated approach and dialogue in resolving …

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Finance Minister briefs House of Chiefs on Agyapa Royalties deal

Mr. Ken Ofori-Atta, the Minister for Finance has appeared before the National House of Chiefs to brief members on the concept and benefits that Ghana would derive from the Agyapa Royalties deal. The move formed part of a broader stakeholder consultation being undertaken by the Ministry to explain the rationale …

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Ghanaians are already eating GMO foods – Breeder

Dr Ibrahim Atokple, a former Breeder at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research-Savanna Agricultural Research Institute (CSIR-SARI) has said Ghanaians are already eating Genetically Modified foods (GMOs). He said for about six years now, GMO products had been on the shelves in supermarkets across the country, adding “Anybody that …

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Seven armed robbers jailed 175 years

Seven persons who robbed a Supreme Court Judge and a banker of their vehicles, a laptop and other personal effects at gun point, have been sentenced to a total jail term of 175 years by an Accra Circuit Court. Nene Kwadwo Tetteh, aka Chairman Obed, who was not present while …

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