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September 11, 2017 8:27 AM Winners Chapel Grand Homecoming Attracts Over 20,000 People

Over twenty thousand persons attended the grand annual homecoming celebrations of Winners Chapel International at the El-Wak sports stadium in Accra. The colorful homecoming celebration which brought together thousands of members and non-members of the church to participate in singing, prayers, games and other activities was observed in all the various 76

September 11, 2017 8:07 AM Airtel, Tigo merger in danger as gov’t wants stake in new entity

The Airtel, Tigo merger talks, which has been ongoing for about a year now, is in danger of being scuttled by government’s demand of a stake in the new entity to be created from the merger. According to sources close to the merger talks, the demand is one of the major factors that is holding back the National Communications Authority (NCA) from granting 87

September 11, 2017 8:00 AM Northern Schools To Receive Feeding Grants Tomorrow

Deputy Minister of Education, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum, has disclosed feeding grants for senior high schools in the three northern regions will be disbursed beginning tomorrow, Tuesday, 12 September 2017. Senior high schools in the three north regions have, for some time, complained over the delay in receiving feeding grants. The non-payment of the arrears 42

September 11, 2017 6:21 AM Free SHS beneficiaries begin enrollment process today

The first batch of Junior High School graduates to benefit from the government’s Free SHS program will report to their various schools today [Monday] to begin the processes for their enrollment. This is despite the fact that some prospective students are yet to confirm the schools they have been placed in. Citi News’ checks at some Senior High Schools 59

September 11, 2017 6:20 AM Urban warfare rages in Togo

Lome - Security forces fired teargas at youths in Togo's capital on Wednesday in a wave of protests in which at least 10 people have been killed since the son of Togo's late ruler won a disputed presidential vote. As police and protesters clashed in dirt backstreets of the seaside capital Lome, the losing opposition candidate declared himself president 55

September 11, 2017 5:27 AM Impact of new minimum capital requirement on banks (Article) September 10, 2017

Dr. Ernest Addison, Governor of the Bank of Ghana Capital requirement is the minimum amount of capital a bank or other financial institution has to hold as required by its financial regulator. A bank’s capital adequacy ratio on the other hand is expressed as a ratio of equity as a percentage of risk-weighted assets. These requirements are put into place 32

September 11, 2017 5:21 AM Old Parliament House Goes Down..

Four years after fire destroyed portions of the Old Parliament House, opposite the Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum in Accra, the building is being pulled down. The demolition of the building will pave the way for a new one to be constructed at a cost GH¢15 million. The amount is part of the budgetary allocation of GH¢37,816,401 approved by Parliament for the implementation 29

September 11, 2017 5:11 AM French-Lebanese director faces military tribunal over film

French-Lebanese director Ziad Doueiri, whose most recent film just won a prize at the Venice Film Festival, was briefly detained after arriving at Beirut airport and must appear at a military tribunal Monday, he told AFP. The director arrived in Lebanon Sunday ahead of the premiere of his new film "The Insult" which opened to rave reviews at Venice and earned 66

September 11, 2017 2:28 AM ‘No Time to Wait’, Says Cummings

Liberia’s rebuilding process must start now The momentum at which the standard bearer of the Alternative National Congress (ANC), Alexander Cummings, is moving on the campaign trail is a clear indication that excellent performance in a contest is not primarily dependent upon how long one has been contesting, but how well the contestant is prepared to face the challenge 58

September 11, 2017 12:10 AM Kenya opposition calls off protests

Nairobi - Kenya's opposition leader Raila Odinga said on Monday he had called off protests because a "mediation process" to resolve the political crisis that has killed nearly 500 people was about to begin. "We are now assured that the mediation process is about to start," Odinga told reporters after meeting US envoy Jendayi Frazer. "We are therefore 56