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African Centre for Women in Politics lauds Prof Jane Opoku-Agyemang

The African Centre for Women in Politics (ACWP) has described the appointment of Prof Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang as “a fulfillment that has been long-awaited by women in Ghana, in Africa and the world at large.” In a press release, the group explained that, her appointment indicates the great progress women in general are making to become part of the decision …

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Nigerian returns missing wallet full of money, turns down 10% reward

A Nigerian living in Japan, IKENNA Nweke has been celebrated for returning a missing wallet full of money to the owner. Nweke had gone shopping in Tsukuba, Japan and came across a lost wallet containing huge sums of money and a credit card. He however returned the missing wallet to the police and his kind gesture meant he was entitled to 10 …

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Ghana’s President ‘fights’ top anti-graft crusader over ‘mandatory leave’

Ghana’s President Nana Akufo Addo and the country’s Auditor General Daniel Domelevo are embroiled in a tussle over mandatory leave for the latter. Earlier this week, President Akufo Addo ordered Daniel Domelevo to take his mandatory leave of 123 working days. A statement from the presidency said the order is in compliance with provisions in the country’s labour laws. It also indicated …

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The first Ghanaian-American congressional nominee

He will be seeking to go to the US congress as a representative for his Oklahoma district. Asamoa-Caesar will be running against incumbent Kevin Hern for the Congressional seat this November as the first black in that district as well. He will also be the first black from north Tulsa, and the youngest to be running for congress. Read also: …

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The Godfather of Ghana’s hiplife wants to build ‘Africa’s McDonalds’

Sitting in his pub in Ghana’s capital Accra, 56 year old Ghanaian rapper, Reginald Yaw Asante Osei popular known as Reggie Rockstone gives a snippet of his rap talent. Rapping about life and his desire to make an impact, Reggie Rockstone showcases his talent which never seems to fade. He birthed the Ghanaian hiplife genre which has become very popular …

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Covid-19: Ghana’s President goes into self-isolation for 14 days

Ghana’s President, Nana Akufo-Addo has gone into a 14-day self-isolation after being exposed to someone who had tested positive for COVID-19. The country’s information minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah said in a statement on Saturday evening that the president took the decision after “at least one person within his close circle tested positive for Covid-19 today (Saturday).” The statement said “On …

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Kanye West tweets he’s running for president in 2020, Elon Musk offers ‘full support’

Kanye West announced with an Independence Day tweet that he intends to run for president in 2020 – 122 days before the Nov. 3 election. “We must now realize the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision and building our future,” West, 43, wrote on Twitter. “I am running for president of the United States!”  He ended the tweet with a #2020VISION hashtag. The news was …

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Covid-19 pandemic costs Africa travel, tourism almost $55 bln

African countries have lost almost $55 billion in travel and tourism revenues in three months due to the coronavirus pandemic, the African Union (AU) commissioner for infrastructure and energy said on Thursday. Amani Abou-Zeid told a news conference the economic impact of lockdowns and border closures to curb the spread of the virus would be severe, with the continent’s air industry hit …

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Ghanaian media lecturer wins global award on health reporting

A study on health reporting by Ghanaian journalists has won the James W. Markham top paper prize. The annual prize is given under the International Communication Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC). The study, authored by Kwaku Botwe, a journalism lecturer at the National Film and Television Institute (NAFTI) is titled “Factors Influencing Nutrition …

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Kenya inches closer to collecting digital taxes

Africa is making moves to answer the tricky question of digital taxes in a digital economy. In recent times, Nigeria and Kenya are two countries broadening the conversation on digital taxes. But they are not pioneers. In 2014, South Africa became the first country on the continent to introduce taxes on e-services. South Africa’s method was to make registration within the …

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