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June 29, 2017 5:03 AM Venezuela may be sliding into a civil war

Want smart analysis of the most important news in your inbox every weekday along with other global reads, interesting ideas and opinions to know? Sign up for the Today's WorldView newsletter. It was like a scene from a movie. On late Tuesday afternoon, residents in Caracas saw a blue police helicopter circling the capital, carrying a banner that read "Libertad 92

June 27, 2017 7:32 AM Be Wary Of Religious Extremists – Akufo-Addo Urges Ghanaian Muslims

President Nana Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has entreated Ghanaian Muslims to be cautious of persons who hide behind the religion to perpetuate heinous crimes in the society. Speaking at a ceremony to mark the Eid ul Fitr, the President urged the different Islamic groups in the country to work towards peaceful co-existence. “I urge all Ghanaian Muslims 49

June 26, 2017 7:17 PM "Participate In Zongo Development Fund Fora"

The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has urged Muslims, residents of Zongos and persons of inner communities to participate in the ongoing nationwide consultative fora on the use of the Zongo Development Fund, when it becomes operational. According to President Akufo-Addo, participation in the consultative fora will afford residents 79

June 26, 2017 4:24 PM Pray for me to govern with wisdom – Akufo-Addo

President Akufo-Addo has urged Muslims to pray to God for wisdom for him and members of his government, “that we may govern in accordance with His will.” The President also paid glowing tribute to the National Chief Imam, Shaykh Dr. Osman Nuhu Sharubutu. “You are a true icon of our generation. Your actions bear accurate testimony to the principles that inspired 63

June 26, 2017 2:10 PM Beware of religious extremists – Akufo-Addo advises Muslims

The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has urged Ghanaian Muslims to stay away from persons who disguise themselves with religion to perpetuate acts of extremism. “I believe that inasmuch as religion is functional and helps us to cope with the uncertainties of life, so is it dysfunctional. Religion is a double edged sword that can also be invoked 53

June 26, 2017 12:56 PM Akufo-Addo announces prosperity for Zongo communities

President Akufo-Addo has announced consultations are under way with Zongo communities across the country to map out strategies to ensure development of those areas. The Zongo Development Ministry is embarking on the project in fulfillment of the New Patrioctic Party (NPP) government’s campaign promise to fix Zongos. Addressing Muslims after the Eid Ul-Fitr 43

June 25, 2017 9:38 PM China sinks $15bn into Ghana’s economy

Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has expressed optimism over a $15 billion funding partnership agreement and commitment reached between the Government of Ghana and China. The funding partnership with China, Dr. Bawumia explained, is not based on the traditional model of borrowing and aid. The new model, he noted, is based on the bargaining power of the country’s 54

June 24, 2017 3:27 AM Mumbai is India's most expensive city: Report

India's financial capital Mumbai is the most expensive city in the country. Mercer's annual Cost of Living report stated rapid economic growth and a stable currency against the US dollar were the main reasons for Indian cities being expensive for expats to live in. The report said Mumbai was the 57th most expensive city in the world, followed by New Delhi 65

June 21, 2017 9:14 PM Saudi Arabia's Aggressive New Heir to the Throne

The ascension of Mohammad bin Salman may help entrench a more assertive foreign policy for the kingdom. In December 2015, a remarkable memo from Germany’s foreign intelligence service was leaked to news outlets. It argued that Saudi Arabia’s new leaders were destabilizing the Middle East. The memo said King Salman and his advisers had replaced the kingdom’s 163

June 21, 2017 5:10 PM Make The Best of Eid Al Fitr Holiday in Dubai on a Budget

Eid Al Fitr holiday in Dubai on a budget doesn’t sound as the right thing to do. Before all, we live in a city of superlatives where everyone is spoilt for choice when it comes to eating out, shopping and entertainment. In addition, Eid Al Fitr is traditionally the time to celebrate with family members and close friends. People usually visit each other 71