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Obuasi’s return to productivity, profitability excites Akufo-Addo

Nana Akufo-Addo

President Akufo-Addo has expressed his delight at the return to production, productivity, and profitability of the Anglogold Ashanti Gold mine, six years after it was effectively closed down. According to President Akufo-Addo, the coming back on stream of the Obuasi mine signals to the rest of the world “new beginnings for Obuasi, which will help in spurring on the development ...

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In Africa, ideas aren’t enough

– Environment is king but Ghana must be an exception-  For two decades, we have been running with the narrative of ‘a Ghana rising.’ Today, it is no longer a narrative but a reality, although in fading shadows. Ghana is now a land of economic freedom where investors from all over the world troop into to start businesses and/or takeover ...

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Isn’t our democracy a fraud?

Fundamental to every democracy is the rule of law. To put it simply, the submission of the entire nation to rules and laws is paramount to any working democracy. While it’s obvious that democracy depends on several interdependent and interrelated complex elements of society to serve its purpose, the removal of the rule of law spells disastrous feet for every ...

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Educating Ghana’s imprisoned: A pathway to remain out of jail

Imprisonment, in recent times, has moved from the era of human warehousing to that which seeks to correct the offending behaviour of offenders. The shift in focus, undoubtedly, requires from the Ghana Prisons Service newer treatment modules which focus on filling behavioural and intellectual gaps of offenders to empower them for fruitful and law abiding lives upon discharge to keep ...

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Ghana not ready for cyber attack – Cybersecurity advisor

Dr Albert Antwi-Boasiako

National Cybersecurity advisor Dr Albert Antwi-Boasiako says Ghana has much to do in order to be able to defend itself from any attack in its cyberspace. According to Dr Antwi-Boasiako, the fact that individuals and even organizations fall for the simplest of scams speaks to how much work is required in securing the country’s cyberspace. Starr News’ Ibrahim Alhassan caught ...

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Coronavirus declared global health emergency by WHO

The new coronavirus has been declared a global emergency by the World Health Organization, as the outbreak continues to spread outside China. “The main reason for this declaration is not what is happening in China but what is happening in other countries,” said WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. The concern is that it could spread to countries with weaker health ...

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Mexico cartels: Three suspects escape ‘with help from guards’

Police in Mexico are questioning 10 guards at a prison in the capital, Mexico City, after three high-profile inmates escaped. The three, including a man suspected of being the financier for the sons of jailed drug lord Joaquín Guzmán, walked through five gates before driving away in an official car. Three guards have reportedly confessed to helping the inmates escape. ...

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US life expectancy rises for first time since 2014

US life expectancy rose in 2018 for the first time in four years, a welcome reversal for health officials combating a drug epidemic gripping the country. Deaths from drug overdoses declined for the first time in over 20 years, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Overall life expectancy improved by 0.1 years from 2017, to 78 years and ...

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Extension Officers Embrace Warehouse Receipt System

Mr Clement Kawuribi, Municipal Director of Agriculture, Sissala East

Agriculture Extension Officers within the Sissala East and West Municipal Assemblies of the Upper West Region are optimistic that, the IFC’s Warehouse Receipt Systems project will help farmers to improve post harvest management. They acknowledged that the WRS initiatives would help farmers to get value for their investment. At the end of a two-day training session held at Tumu in ...

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Agriculture is the most important business in the world,’AfDB tells students

African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina reminded students of the important role they have to play in the continent’s economic development, as he was conferred with an honorary doctorate in his homeland. The Doctorate of Science was awarded by the Federal University of Agriculture in Abeokuta, Nigeria, on Tuesday, in honor of Adesina’s work in agriculture and food security across ...

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