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Brazil clears Namibian boxer of sexual harassment charges

Namibian amateur boxer Jonas Junias has been cleared of the sexual harassment charges he faced during the 2016 Rio Olympic Games in Brazil, the...

In 2016 Ghana’s Mining Sector Raked in Over Gh₵1 Billion

Ghana’s mining sector realised GHC1,588,837,00.47 revenue in 2016, the Ghana Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (GHEITI) report has revealed. Mineral royalty made the highest contribution of...
Ghana Election

EC will be using 2016 Voters Register for the up-coming by-election

The Electoral Commission (EC) on Thursday said it will use the 2016 Voter Register to conduct the Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency by-election, slated for...
Joshua Buatsi

2016 Olympic Medalist Joshua Buatsi to pay visit to Ghana

Joshua Buatsi is a Ghanaian-born British boxer who competed at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in the light heavyweight division, winning...
Travel and Tourism

Travel and Tourism Generated US$7.6 Trillion In 2016 – Minister

The Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture (MoTAC) has called on tourism authorities in the West Africa sub-regions to maximize returns in the sector...
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Sanders Likely to Face Donald Trump in 2020 Election

The 2020 presidential election is Senator Bernie Sanders’ race to lose, according to a new survey of more than a dozen top Democratic strategists. The...
Local Government Service

Experts want 2 year term of Presiding Members extended

A Local Government Expert has called for the extension of the current two years renewable duration of office of Presiding Members (PM) in the...

Ghana Gov’t to remove VAT on lotto

The government has announced that it will continue the ongoing tax reform of the lotteries industry to abolish tax on lotto agents as part...
Local Government Service

Gov’t urged to engage all stakeholders in creating new assemblies

Mr Felix Agyei Amakye, Lecturer at the Institute of Local Government Studies (ILGS) has urged Government to make conscious effort to engage all stakeholders...

Tax evasion cost Ghana loss of nearly US$200 million in petroleum revenue in 2016

About 850 million Ghana cedis or 192.9 million US Dollars in revenue from the downstream petroleum sector were lost to Ghana in 2016 alone,...
climate change

Ghanaian Journalist Awarded Rights To Report Climate Change Convention

Ms Josephine Naaeke, a Senior Journalist of the Ghana News Agency, has been awarded a fellowship by a US based Journalism Network to attend...
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China Leads in Global Outbound Travel to Africa in 2016

The massive influx of Chinese tourists to Africa has in the recent years made a buzz, and it is for all possible reasons. After...

Ghana Registered 3.7 Percent GDP Growth

Ghana’s gross domestic product (GDP) grew by 3.7 per cent in 2016, a decline from the 3.8 per cent rate in 2015, thus continuing...
ISSER Report

ISSER Report Indicates Growth in Ghana’s Capital Expenditure

Ghana’s total capital expenditure in 2016 exceeded the projected figure of GHC6,393.0 million to GHC7,678.1 million, which is 20.1 per cent higher than the...

“Politics Without Principle Day in Ghana”

Ladies and gentlemen, Have tried several times to write a speech for today. But I failed. At every turn it got too emotional...
Mrs Abiola Bawuah

UBA’s Abiola Bawuah Adjudged 2016 CIMG Marketing Woman

The Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of United Bank for Africa (Ghana), Mrs Abiola Bawuah, has been adjudged the Marketing Woman of the...
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Expert Reveals Ghana Suffered US$50 Losses to Cyber-attack

Mr Dele Aden, the Managing Director of Delta3 International, an Informational Security Advisory Company, says Ghana lost a total of 50 million dollars to...

CVM Dissects Ghana’s Election 2016 and Present Free SHS Policy

First and foremost, God forgive us of our stubbornness in 2008 and 2012. Our hearts were hardened, corks were inserted into our ...
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Ghana deports 369 foreigners in 2016

The Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) deported 369 foreigners and arrested 62 stowaways in 2016, local media reported Wednesday. The deported nationals of undisclosed nationalities, it...
Mrs Charlotte Osei

Mrs Charlotte Osei Receives ‘Woman of Courage Award’

The United States Government has honoured Mrs Charlotte Osei, the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC), with the 2016 Woman of Courage Award. The Award...

2016 Election: Aftermath Blues of the NDC

The Dr. Kwasi Botchwey committee set up by the NDC to review the NDC’s performance in the 2016 elections has obviously generated debate...

USAID Commends Swaziland On SHIMS 2

New study shows results delivered thanks to focused efforts in collaboration with United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief MBABANE/GENEVA, 24 July 2017—UNAIDS congratulates...
Kennedy Agyapong

Government handing contracts to NDC,Nigerians – Agyapong

Though the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), won the 2016 elections constitutionally and is supposed to be running the affairs of the country, the...
Oil and gas

Ghana Crude Production Dropped in 2016

Crude Oil production recorded a decline of 13 per cent in 2016 despite the fact that Ghana’s second major oil production field, the Tweneboa-Enyenra-Ntomme...

Ghana records 55 percent leap in gold earnings for 2016

The value of Ghana's total gold output in 2016 rose 55 percent to 5.15 billion U.S. dollars, a report by the Ghana Chamber of...

Gold registered 37% of Sudan’s exports in 2016

Sudan's Minerals Ministry on Sunday said gold registered 37 percent of the country's exports with revenues amounting to 1.2 billion U.S Dollars. ...

Nigeria’s external debt in 2016 stands at US$11 billion

Nigeria's external debt in 2016 was 11.41 billion U.S. dollars, the official news agency reported on Wednesday, citing data from the National Bureau of...

Dr. Kofi Abban is 2016 Oil and Gas Entrepreneur

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Rigworld International Services Limited, Dr. Kofi Abban has been adjudged oil and gas entrepreneur for the year 2016. This was...

GNFS Reviews Fire Outbreak Report In B/A

Ten people died through various fire outbreaks in Brong-Ahafo in 2016, Assistant Commissioner of Fire, (ACF) James Owusu-Agyei, the Acting Regional Fire Commander, said...
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Honda’s group net profit surges 79 percent in FY 2016

Honda Motor Co. announced Friday its group net profit in Fiscal Year 2016 surged 79 percent from a year earlier on robust sales. ...