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Cholera outbreak in Zambia kills 51 so far – Minister

A cholera outbreak that hit Zambia on October 6, 2017 is reported to have escalated this January 2018 as the country enters the rainy season, and 2,091 people have been infected with 51 deaths recorded nationwide so far; 48 of the deaths occurred in the capital Lusaka alone. The country’s …

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AfDB says it’s achieved 100% investment in renewable energy in 2017

The African Development Bank says it has achieved a 100 per cent investment in renewable energy in 2017, a major landmark in its commitment to clean energy and efficiency. According the Bank, power generation projects with a cumulative 1,400 megawatts exclusively from renewables were approved during the year, with plans …

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Five things that will set back Ghana’s progress in 2018 if not addressed

After 25 years of practicing democracy following ups and downs of military regimes that mostly set the country back, Ghana’s democratic process, widely respected around the world is becoming insipid. A growing sense of entitlement among the political class, the entrenchment of and normalization of corruption, graft and lack of …

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NDC will rise again – Mahama

Former President John Dramani Mahama has said the National Democratic Congress (NDC) would rise again to win political power in 2020. He said the Party had learnt lessons in the 2016 general elections, which were shaping it to win power back in 2020.      The former President said this when …

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Asia likely to dominate world’s economies – Report

By 2032, Asia will be leading the world’s economies, while the U.S., Europe, and Russia are all expected to experience a significant decline. That’s according to a new report from London’s Centre for Economics and Business Research, which was made available to the Ghana News Agency. It predicts that the …

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Stop agro-imperialism – Prof Dakora

Professor Felix Dapare Dakora, President of the African Academy of Sciences (AAS), has called for the end of what he described as “Agro-Imperialism,” where massive chunk of Africa’s arable lands are sold for pittance to foreign grabbers, if the continent was to feed its projected 2.5 billion population by 2050. …

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FDA warns against importation, sale of unregistered products

The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has cautioned manufacturers and importers against the importation, sale and distribution of unregistered products. A statement signed by Mrs Delese A.A Darko, Ag. Chief Executive Officer of FDA and copied to the Ghana News Agency, reminded all manufacturers and importers that the importation, sale …

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Government pays GH¢1b arrears to road contractors

Government has paid over one billion Ghana Cedis within the past 11 months to road contractors as outstanding arrears for work executed during the previous government’s era, Mr Kwesi Amoako-Atta, the Minister of Roads and Highways, has disclosed. The Minister added that the Government had made arrangement to disburse another …

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Ghana Stock Exchange takes action against non-performing companies

The Ghana Stock Exchange (GSE) on Wednesday said it was taking actions against some non-performing listed companies in line with its listing rules for poor financial performance and inability to hold annual general meetings. In a statement the GSE said the move was to protect investors and to ensure an orderly market. …

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Former President Mahama appeals for peace in Liberia

Former President John Dramani Mahama, Head of ECOWAS Election Observation Mission to Liberia has met two candidates with a call on them to exhibit maximum collaboration for peaceful and credible elections. He reiterated at separate meetings with the presidential flag-bearers, who emerged from the inconclusive first round balloting of 10th October that …

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