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September 6, 2017 9:23 AM Did Jerry Rawlings really cry that day?

The idea of charging some fee, so that vehicles which break down on our roads and highways would be removed immediately they happen, can no longer be postponed — it is, as the saying goes, an idea whose time has come. You do not usually find the NDC and the NPP agreeing to anything. But in this rare case, both parties have worked on the issue at different 91

September 5, 2017 5:56 PM $72m SSNIT Saga: We Can't Speak Without "Expert Advice" – Minority

The Minority in Parliament has said it needs "expert advice" before it can make comments on the $72 million software procurement controversy that has been unraveled at the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT). "I’m studying the subject with some experts,” Mr Haruna Iddrisu told journalists at a press conference on Tuesday, 5 September 22

September 2, 2017 9:12 AM All eyes on PM Narendra Modi and Xi Jinping at BRICS summit

NEW DELHI: Being held in the shadow of Doklam border standoff that led to tensions for 75 days between two of the five members of the BRICS the forthcoming Summit in Xiamen (Sep 3-5) has a special significance. While all eyes will be on the meeting between PM Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping, India at the Summit will yet again reiterate 66

September 2, 2017 7:20 AM Putin calls on BRICS to oppose protectionism, show leadership on global issues

Beijing [China], September 2 (ANI): Russian President Vladimir Putin called on leaders of emerging markets and economies i.e. BRICS countries to present a united opposition front against protectionism and new barriers in global trade. Putin also asked BRICS countries Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa to show leadership on issues of regional 53

September 1, 2017 7:28 AM On Muslim holiday, Houston's mosques open to Harvey evacuees

The gymnasium at the Champions Islamic Center is covered with mats and blankets, donated clothes and boxes of food lining its walls. On the eve of the Eid al-Adha festival, one of Islam's holiest days, it's become the temporary home for 15 of the thousands of Harvey evacuees, Muslim and non-Muslim. And though it will host hundreds of people during the Friday 62

August 30, 2017 2:14 PM A Plus declares intention to contest NPP Gomoa constituency chair

Hiplife musician Kwame A Plus has declared his intention to contest the chairmanship position of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) at Gomoa Central in the Central Region. According to him, his interest arises from the desire to understand grassroots politics. “I’m currently hoping to run for the chairmanship position of my constituency. I want to understand 26

August 30, 2017 8:38 AM GNAT General Secretary cautions teachers on forged documents

Mr. David Ofori Acheampong, the General Secretary of the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), has cautioned teachers to avoid forging documents for promotions and salary increases. He said issues relating to salaries were national security matters and therefore warned that those teachers involved in the use of forged documents would be caught 70

August 23, 2017 4:32 AM Italian boy credited with helping save brother after quake

An Italian family of five was "reborn" after all three children buried in the rubble of their home by a 4.0-magnitude quake were pulled to safety Tuesday in a painstaking 16-hour rescue operation on the popular Mediterranean resort island of Ischia. The Toscano family's happy ending brought cheers from the dozens of firefighters who worked through the night 54

August 21, 2017 4:02 AM Grace Mugabe debacle casts pall over SADC summit

But while South Africa may have held a successful gathering of heads of state over the past 12 days, it remains to be seen if its relations with neighbouring Zimbabwe will be solidified going forward. The 37th Ordinary SADC Summit hosted by the Department of International Relations in Pretoria was almost overshadowed by the assault case of Zimbabwe’s 33

August 10, 2017 11:42 AM How to Make Solar Filters (and Why You Might Not Want To)

This Expert Voices column is from Bob Baer, who directs the public astronomy observations and general physics outreach events in the physics department at Southern Illinois University (SIU) Carbondale He has been leading SIU's eclipse-outreach efforts for three years, in anticipation of the 2017 total solar eclipse that will cross the U.S. from coast 78