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October 11, 2018 7:34 AM Kwasi Appiah hints at handing K.P Boateng Ghana call up in future

Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah says he is ready to hand Sassuolo midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng another call up after a four-year absence from international duties. The 31-year-old and Sulley Muntari were sacked from the Black Stars camp during the 2014 Fifa World Cup after the duo were accused of masterminding agitations for players’ appearance fees to be paid before 736

October 10, 2018 1:31 PM 2018 Youth Olympics Swimming: Abeiku Jackson reaches semis of 50m butterfly

Ghana swimming sensation Abeiku Jackson has qualified to the semifinals of the men's 50m butterfly event at the 2018 Summer Youth Olympics. The 18-year-old finished second and clocked a new personal best with a time of 24.44 seconds. This reduces his time for the event by 0.14 seconds as his previous finishing time stood at 24.58 seconds. Abeiku Jackson 551 1

August 18, 2018 2:41 PM Kofi Annan – Former UN Secretary-General is dead

Ghana’s celebrated diplomat, Kofi Annan, who served as the United Nations (UN) Secretary General between January 1997, and December 2006, is reported dead at the age of 80. He is said to have died in the Swiss capital Bern in the early hours of Saturday. Annan and the UN were the co-recipients of the 2001 Nobel Peace Prize. He then went to serve in various 450

April 5, 2018 5:35 AM Deposits still major source of funds for banks – BoG report

Customer deposits still remain a major source of revenue for commercial banks. As a result, commercial banks also bear greater responsibility to their customers in earning interests on such deposits. The latest banking sector report by the Bank of Ghana shows that deposits accounted for 62.5 percent of the banking industry’s assets as at December 2017. According 1208

April 2, 2018 2:47 PM West Brom part company with manager Pardew

West Bromwich Albion have parted company with manager Alan Pardew after eight successive league defeats. The 56-year-old was appointed on 29 November after the Baggies sacked Tony Pulis following a run of 10 Premier League games without a victory. A 2-1 home defeat by Burnley on Saturday left bottom club Albion 10 points from safety with six games left. Coach 1139

April 1, 2018 1:34 PM Japan thrash Black Queens 7-1

Japan completed its preparation for the Women’s Asian Cup in emphatic style Sunday with a 7-1 victory over the Black Queens of Ghana in an international friendly. With an eye on her lineups for the April 6-20 tournament in Jordan, coach Asako Takakura made multiple changes throughout the match against the Black Queens, including bringing veteran forward 626

March 29, 2018 2:02 PM Barclays Bank Ghana posts GH¢386m in profits in 2017

Barclays Bank Ghana is confident of sustaining its profits and contribution to the new ABSA brand from this year onwards. The Bank’s optimism is premised on its performance for last year (2017) where it recorded a profit after tax of 386.17 million cedis. The Finance Director at Barclays Bank Ghana, Antoinette Kwofie disclosed this plan when she engaged 495

March 29, 2018 8:14 AM TB cases decline in Assin Central Municipality

The Assin Central Municipality in the Central Region recorded a drastic reduction in tuberculosis (TB) cases from 74 in 2016 to 56 in 2017. Mrs Admire Owusu, the Assin Central Municipal Disease Control Officer, disclosed this in an interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA) on the side-line of a durbar to mark the World TB Day in Assin Fosu. She said the substantial 120

March 27, 2018 7:48 AM ‘Smoking’ elephant in India baffles experts

A video of a wild elephant in India blowing out ashes has baffled wildlife experts around the world. Vinay Kumar, a scientist belonging to the Wildlife Conservation Society (India), filmed the 48-second video during a work trip to Nagarhole forest in Karnataka state in April 2016. He told the BBC that he had not released the video until now because he did not “quite 111

March 25, 2018 7:07 PM Ghana’s debt hits GH¢142.5bn, reaches 69.8% of GDP

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 150