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July 25, 2018 5:13 PM Education holds the key to success – Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said Ghana will not realise the desired results unless the total education of the people becomes the central concern for all in the society. Societies like the United States of America (USA), Japan, South Korea, India Canada and China among others have prospered and continue to prosper, he said, because they saw education 384 2

April 2, 2018 8:17 AM China hits back with tariffs on US imports worth $3bn

China has imposed tariffs of up to 25% on 128 US imports, including pork and wine, after US President Donald Trump raised duties on foreign steel and aluminium imports in March. The tariffs affecting some $3bn (£2.1bn) of imports kick in on Monday. Beijing said the move was to “safeguard China’s interests and balance” losses caused by new US tariffs 657

March 29, 2018 9:46 AM Ex Chinese vice mayor sentenced to death for corruption

Zhang Zhongsheng, the former vice mayor of Luliang City in north China’s Shanxi Province, was sentenced to death on Wednesday for taking bribes of more than 1 billion yuan (US$159 million), a court said today, according to Xinhua news agency. Zhang’s personal assets will be confiscated, according to the Intermediate People’s Court of Linfen City in Shanxi 120

March 22, 2018 3:04 PM Lancaster University Ghana appoints new Provost

Lancaster University Ghana has announced the appointment of Professor Anthony Jarvis as its new Provost and Chief Academic Officer. Professor Anthony Paul Jarvis holds an Honours degree in History and Political Science from Monash University in Melbourne Australia, and a D.Phil. from Oxford University, England, and is now responsible for the academic 118

March 17, 2018 12:11 PM Africa’s efficiency in Agric now worse than colonial era – Historian

A Professor of history at the Harvard University, Emmanuel Akyeampong, has warned that Africa’s quest for development will fail unless the continent learns to adequately feed itself first. Speaking to the press after his Aggrey-Fraser-Guggisberg Memorial lecture at the University of Ghana, Prof. Akyeampong bemoaned Africa’s dependence on food aid from the West and China 104

March 14, 2018 9:45 AM Indian Wells: Serena Williams ‘should have been top seed’ – Halep

Serena Williams should have been given top seeding at Indian Wells on her return from the birth of her daughter, says world number one Simona Halep. Williams has no official ranking after spending a year off court, which means she cannot be seeded for WTA events. However, she can gain entry to eight tournaments in 12 months – including two Grand Slams 120

February 25, 2018 12:30 PM China proposes to let Xi Jinping extend presidency beyond 2023

China’s governing Communist Party has proposed removing a clause in the constitution which limits presidencies to two five-year terms. The move would allow the current President Xi Jinping to remain as leader after he is due to step down. There had been widespread speculation that Mr Xi would seek to extend his presidency beyond 2023. Party congress 80

February 15, 2018 2:01 PM VW looks at Apple for electric-car design guidance

Volkswagen is looking at Apple products for guidance on how to style its new generation of electric cars, its top designer said, as the automaker aims to turn profits on battery-powered vehicles when they launch in 2020. The U.S. tech giant has brought about a design aesthetic with its iPhone and iPad that set it apart from rivals such as Samsung Electronics 87

February 3, 2018 7:15 AM North Korea made $200m flouting sanctions, UN told

North Korea earned nearly $200m (£141m) last year by exporting banned commodities in breach of international sanctions, a UN report says. The report by a panel of experts said several countries including China, Russia and Malaysia had failed to stop the illegal exports. It said there was evidence of military co-operation with Syria and Myanmar 63

January 24, 2018 7:06 AM Chinese workers build railway station in just nine hours

A train station was built in just nine hours by 1,500 workers in China. Organised with military precision, the project which reportedly took place over the weekend, was completed in the southern Fujian Province. Seven trains and 23 diggers were used in the huge construction project at the Nanlong Railway Station in the south China city of Longyan, the Xianhua 79