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Swiss Ambassador calls for promotion of women rights

Philipp Stalder

The Ambassador of Switzerland to Ghana Philipp Stalder has called for collaborative efforts in promoting women’s rights across the globe. Speaking at the movie screening of ‘The Divine Order’ a comedy on the fight of Swiss women for their right to vote in 1971, the Ambassador challenged participants to work assiduously in championing women’s rights in line with the Geneva ...

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Islamic State in Nigeria ‘beheads Christian hostages’

The Islamic State group has released a video claiming to show the killing of 11 Christians in Nigeria. IS said it was part of its recently declared campaign to “avenge” the death of its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi during a US raid in Syria in October. No details were given about the victims, who were all male, but IS says ...

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Tyson Fury rematch with Deontay Wilder confirmed for February 22

Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury’s eagerly-awaited rematch will take place on Saturday 22 February at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The two heavyweights will go to war again in 2020 after their December 2018 epic ended a in a split decision draw – a bout many fight fans felt Fury had won. Wilder remained WBC heavyweight champion and has since defended his ...

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Akufo-Addo launches ‘Beyond the Return’ initiative

Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo

The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has launched the “Beyond the Return, The Diaspora Dividend” Initiative, at a brief ceremony at the Kempisnki Hotel, Accra. As the ‘Year of Return’ draws to a close, President Akufo-Addo stated that the rationale of ‘Beyond the Return’ is to “engage Africans in the diaspora and all persons of African descent more positively in ...

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How Trump’s tweets and Cardi B are making more Americans move to Ghana

ACCRA, Ghana — The man from Boston stared at the ocean and thought: Maybe I’ll never go back. He’d come to coastal Ghana for an adventure, he told friends, but his motivation ran deeper. Pierre Delva, 32, craved a fresh start without the question that had bothered him since childhood. “Is it because I’m black?” the used-car salesman said, reclining ...

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Make Africa the Place for Investment – Akufo-Addo to Diaspora Returnees

President Nana Akufo Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has appealed to foreigners of African origin who have heeded to “Year of Return” initiative and have visited Ghana to help make Africa the place for investment and economic development. Addressing attendees of an event organized by the British High Commission for all people who are in Ghana as part of the “Year of Return” ...

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Traditional leaders can help curb rural-urban migration – Alhassan Andani

Alhassan Andani

The Chief Executive Director of Stanbic Bank, Alhassan Andani, says he is hoping to employ the services of various traditional leaders in North to help halt the rural-urban migration of young people from there. He said many of the brilliant young people from the North end up doing menial jobs for survival in the south because of the drift. Speaking ...

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Enforce or review law banning foreigners from retail trade – GIPC Boss

Yoofi Grant, CEO, GIPC

The Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre(GIPC), Yoofi Grant is demanding the enforcement or revision of the GIPC law which bars foreigners from engaging in retail trade in Ghana. According to him, this will resolve the unending retail feud between Ghanaian and Nigerian traders which has resulted in the closure of Nigerian shops in the past few ...

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Africa is the crucible of the global internal displacement challenge

From Morocco to Spain, from Libya to Italy, Africans are moving outside their continent, seeking new lives beyond its shores, and too often perishing in the process. From Somalia to Kenya, from South Sudan to Uganda, millions are also moving within their continent, fleeing conflict or disaster, and seeking refuge in neighbouring countries. But most families and communities on the move in ...

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Top African elections to watch and predictions for 2020

It is hard to imagine a quiet year for African election monitors, with Burundi, Côte d’Ivoire and Sudan offering soap operas, full of post-civil war storylines, unknown successors and internal regional conflict. Guinea, which is not covered in this article, will have to overcome tensions on the ground to get to election day without any protests. Here are the top ...

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