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Celebrities can’t promote alcoholic drinks – Supreme Court upholds FDA ban

The Supreme court has by a majority decision upheld the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA)’s directive which prevents celebrities from endorsing alcoholic drinks. This brings an end to a highly publicised nineteen-month legal suit filed against the Authority by the CEO of Black Kulcha Music, Mark Darlington Osae. Delivering an abridged version of the ruling at the apex court on ...

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Ramaphosa sworn in for a second mandate as president of South Africa

South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa was sworn in for his second mandate on Wednesday after a tedious last month election. Ramaphosa received a 21_gun salute, military fly-bys and a parade of honor by the servicemen. Ramaphosa secured his position after garnering majority votes among members of parliament allied to the African National Congress ANC, the Democratic Alliance and other parties ...

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Ofankor-Nsawam road project to miss July completion deadline – Engineer

Resident engineer working on the Ofankor-Nsawam road has hinted that the project will miss its July 2024 completion deadline. According to the Chief Resident Engineer overseeing the Pokuase-Nsawam Highway project, Ing. Kwabena Bempong, the road was expected to be completed in July 2024, but that deadline will not be met. This means that motorists and commuters would have to endure ...

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Ghana signs treaty to protect genetic resources and traditional knowledge

Ghana has signed a historic treaty aimed at protecting genetic resources and traditional knowledge associated with genetic resources. The treaty, adopted after 12 days of intense negotiations at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Diplomatic Conference, recognises the invaluable contributions of Indigenous peoples and local communities to preserving biodiversity. The treaty seeks to prevent erroneous patent grants for inventions related ...

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Green Ghana Day: Ghana Distributes Over 13 Million Tree Seedlings

The Government of Ghana through the Ministry of Lands & Natural Resources and the Forestry Commission, in collaboration with their stakeholders, have distributed a total of 13,875,286 seedlings, representing about 39% above the 10 million planting target for the 2024 Edition of the Green Ghana Day. The target for 2024, was to plant 10 million seedlings across the country. In ...

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Escalating youth unemployment a threat to elections – Bagbin warns

The Speaker of Parliament Alban Bagbin has expressed serious concerns regarding the escalating youth unemployment in the country. He warned that the current levels of joblessness and homelessness among the youth could lead to significant and potentially dangerous repercussions in the forthcoming elections. In his address to Parliament on Wednesday, Bagbin emphasised the need for immediate and decisive action from ...

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Global Fund threatens to sever ties with Ghana over delay in clearance of commodities at the port

3news has gathered that the Global Fund has expressed its displeasure with the ongoing situation regarding the non-clearance of its donor-funded essential health commodities at the country’s port for over a year. The fund, at the just-ended World Health Summit in Geneva, sent a strong signal to the Ghanaian delegation made up of members of the parliamentary select committee, the ...

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Ghana bondholders must cut debt by 50% to match UK and China debt relief…Analysis by ISODEC and Debt Justice

Ghana’s bondholders must cut debt payments by 50% if they are to match the terms agreed by governmental creditors such as China and the UK. New figures released by the Integrated Social Development Centre Ghana (ISODEC) and Debt Justice in the UK show that the amount of debt relief currently being discussed would lead to bondholders being paid back 15% ...

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Diplomats plant more trees in Achimota Forest Reserve

Ghana’s quest to fight climate change and increase its reforestation drive was given a boost last Friday when members of the Diplomatic Corps joined forces with the Forestry Commission to plant trees in the Achimota Forest to commemorate the fourth edition of Green Ghana Day. Seedlings planted by the Diplomatic Corps included Militia, Tree of Life, Mansonia, Teak, and Mahogany ...

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Spain applies to join South Africa’s case at top UN court accusing Israel of genocide

Spain will ask a United Nations court for permission to join South Africa’s case accusing Israel of genocide in Gaza, its foreign minister announced Thursday. Spain is the first European country to take the step after South Africa filed its case with the International Court of Justice late last year. It alleged that Israel was breaching the genocide convention in ...

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