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COVID-19, Russian invasion of Ukraine impact economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa – World Bank

The economy of sub-Saharan Africa has barely shaken off the negative impacts of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and now has to respond to an additional challenge, the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The World Bank’s Africa’s Pulse, a biannual analysis of the near-term regional macroeconomic outlook, released Wednesday April 13, 2022, …

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Supreme Court restrains Quayson from holding himself as MP

The Supreme Court in a five-two majority decision on Wednesday has ruled that Mr James Gyakye Quayson, Member of Parliament (MP) for Assin-North should stop holding himself up as the MP for the Constituency. The Apex Court ordered that Mr Quayson should not present himself or attend Parliament until the …

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President launches international Compact to address non-communicable diseases

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has launched an international Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD) Compact 2022-2030 to accelerate progress towards the prevention and control of NCD’s. The roadmap enjoins all countries to hasten and improve their responses to the implementation of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) target 3.4 that seeks to …

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Two men jailed 65 years for robbery

Two men who robbed a businesswoman of her bag and inflicted cutlass wounds on her right hand in Cape Coast have been sentenced to a total of 65 years in prison by a Cape Coast circuit court. The convicts, Daniel Bentum, a 33-year-old driver, who had already served a 15-year …

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Africa’s aviation sector records revenue loss of $8.2b in 2021, but AfCFTA offers opportunity – Lisinge

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has been felt in the aviation sector in Africa. The sector recorded revenue loss of $8.2 billion in 2021. The loss is approximately 47.2 per cent of the full year 2019 airlines revenue, however the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) offers opportunities for …

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The man JJ Rawlings

This article was first published in the Ashanti Independent, a sister paper of The Independent in May 1995 with the title, ‘The man JJ Rawlings: Yesterday and today’. The newspaper doesn’t exist anymore. The article has been slightly edited, and it is meant to only be a peek into the …

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Company Director and Chairman in court for tax evasion of more than GH¢21m

A Tax Court has granted a GH¢1 million bail to Akoliya Vinodkumar Maganbhai and Akoliya Visarambhai Naranbhai, Director and Chairman respectively of BGC International DMCC Ghana Limited for evading tax. The two accused persons have pleaded not guilty. The bail term is accompanied with two sureties, one to be justified. …

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GES takes steps to curb illegal abortion among school children

The Ghana Education Service has pledged its commitment to help curb the menace of illegal abortion among girls of school going age in the country. It said there was a pressuring need to allow and open conversations on adolescent reproductive and sexual health for the youth to make informed decisions …

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Ghana is aiming at having no malaria deaths by 2025

With Ghana still in the control stages of containing malaria, the country is hoping to record no deaths from the disease by 2025 even as it works towards the ultimate goal of eliminating malaria completely from the country. The Ghana Health Service (GHS) through its agency, the National Malaria Control …

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Ghana to create demand for 24 million tonnes of carbon

Ghana is focusing on tapping into the fortunes of the carbon market by creating demand for 24 million tonnes of carbon as part of its climate mitigation measures. The move, which is under the Ghana’s updated Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), will help the country to mobilise sustainable finance to implement …

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