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  • Opuni, Seidu Agongo trial begins today

    March 26, 2018 6:30 AM 31

    Former COCOBOD boss, Dr. Stephen Opuni, will make his first appearance in court today [Monday], for among others allegedly causing financial loss to the state in a fertilizer supply deal. Dr. Opuni and Siedu Agongo, the CEO of Zeera Group of Companies and Agricult Ghana, which also belongs to Seidu Agongo, are cumulatively facing some 27 charges, including

  • Ghana’s debt hits GH¢142.5bn, reaches 69.8% of GDP

    March 25, 2018 7:07 PM 32

    New figures released by the Bank of Ghana (BoG) after its Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting show that Ghana’s public debt reached 142.5 billion cedis as at December 2017, representing 69.8 percent of GDP. This means that the debt stock has almost hit the dreaded 70 percent of GDP, a point the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has constantly cautioned

  • Ghana’s debt now GH¢142bn; reaches dreaded 70% to GDP

    March 25, 2018 5:15 PM 35

    New figures released by the Bank of Ghana (BoG) after its Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting show that Ghana’s public debt reached 142.5 billion cedis as at December 2017, representing 70 percent of GDP. This means that the debt stock has hit the dreaded 70 percent of GDP, a point the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has constantly cautioned against

  • Tim Cook calls for stronger privacy laws after Facebook scandal

    March 25, 2018 2:10 PM 37

    Tim Cook looks at Facebook’s messy Cambridge Analytica affair as something of a wake-up call. The Apple CEO has largely kept quiet on privacy issues since Facebook’s troubles sprung up last week. That’s when we learned that the political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica quietly, deceptively gathered data belonging to more than 50 million Facebook

  • #MOGO2018 underway at La Palm Royal Beach Hotel

    March 24, 2018 8:31 PM 34

    The 2018 edition of Music of Ghana Origin (MOGO) organised by Citi 97.3 FM, is currently ongoing at the La Palm Royal Beach Hotel in Accra. Over the years, Citi FM has celebrated indigenous Ghana music by featuring great Ghanaian music legends whose songs are rooted in music of Ghanaian origin. This year’s MOGO features the ‘native son’ of Ghanaian music

  • Ronaldo upstages Salah as Protugal beat Egypt

    March 24, 2018 2:53 PM 38

    Cristiano Ronaldo won the battle between two of Europe’s in-form strikers as Portugal defeated Mohamed Salah’s Egypt 2-1 in Zurich. The European champions trailed until the 90th minute before Ronaldo scored twice to steal victory. Salah opened the scoring after the interval with a sweet left-footed drive from outside the area. But Ronaldo made it 43 goals

  • Coutinho scores as Brazil thrash World Cup hosts Russia in friendly

    March 24, 2018 2:49 PM 42

    Brazil scored three goals in 13 minutes to ease past World Cup hosts Russia in a friendly in Moscow. After a goalless first half, Miranda opened the scoring at the Luzhniki Stadium, which will host seven matches at this summer’s tournament including the final. Philippe Coutinho scored a penalty for Brazil’s second before Paulinho headed in a third from close

  • Ho: Six died from Tuberculosis in 2017

    March 24, 2018 2:01 PM 42

    Six Tuberculosis-related deaths were recorded in the Ho Municipality in 2017, Madam Shine Garvin, Ho Municipal Health Promotion Officer has revealed. She said the prevalence of Micro Bacterium Tuberculosis was on a steady rise in the Municipality, comparing reported cases from 2015 to 2017. Madam Garvin, who was speaking at the commissioning of a Community

  • Funeral of Ebony Reigns underway [Photos]

    March 24, 2018 10:20 AM 81

    The funeral of Dancehall artiste, Priscilla Opoku Kwarteng, known in showbiz circles as Ebony Reigns, is underway at the forecourt of the State House in Accra. The ceremony comes on the back of a concert which was held at the Trade Fair Centre on Friday night in honour of the late artiste. Ebony died on February 8, 2018 with two others in a car accident

  • DR Congo to shun its own aid conference

    March 24, 2018 10:20 AM 48

    The Democratic Republic of Congo says it will not attend a donor conference in Geneva next month, complaining the country is being given “a bad image”. The meeting aims to raise nearly $1.7bn (£1.2bn) for what the UN has described as a catastrophic humanitarian crisis. Acting Prime Minister Jose Makila acknowledged that the country was facing an emergency