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April 1, 2018 8:13 AM Anthony Joshua defeats Joseph Parker on points

Anthony Joshua completed a composed points win over Joseph Parker as he was taken the distance for the first time in the unification clash in Cardiff. The British heavyweight star added the WBO belt to his IBF and WBA ‘super’ titles as he produced a disciplined display against the rugged Parker to earn a wide unanimous decision with scores of 118-110, 118-110 and 119-109 at the Principality 544

March 27, 2018 1:42 PM Yendi SHS teacher dies ‘mysteriously’

A French and English tutor at the Yendi Senior High School in the Northern Region, has been found dead in a bush on the Yendi – Saboba road in the Yendi Municipality. Narrating the incident to Citi News, the Municipal Divisional Crime Officer for Yendi, DSP Addae, Happy Michael, said the authorities of the school reported to them about a staff member 121

March 20, 2018 12:30 PM GCB Bank commissions dialysis unit at 37 Military Hospital

GCB Bank has commissioned a state-of-the-art Renal Dialysis Unit at the 37 Military Hospital. The new dialysis unit, which was fully sponsored by GCB Bank Limited at a total cost of USD 232,000, comprises six dialysis machines, two ultrasound machines and a water purification plant, amongst other things. The Commander of the 37 Military Hospital, Brigadier 111

March 17, 2018 11:22 AM V/Region: Magician dies from self-inflicted knife wounds

A 29-year-old man who believed he had spiritual protection from knife cuts died days after cutting himself with two sharp knives at Afokpa Kope at Fodzoku in the North Tongu District in the Volta Region. Afelete Amewuga, who was a member of Korku, a group believed to have spiritually fortified its members from knife injuries, died after his magical act failed 115

March 6, 2018 8:25 AM Child marriages declining – UN

There has been a significant drop in the number of child marriages worldwide, the United Nations children’s agency says. Unicef estimates that 25 million child marriages have been prevented in the past decade. One in five girls are now married before they are 18, compared with one in four a decade ago. South Asian countries have seen the biggest reduction 88

March 5, 2018 3:08 PM PURC reduces electricity tariffs; 17.5% for homes, 30% for businesses

The Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC), has announced a general reduction in electricity tariffs effective March 15, 2018. Residential customers per the new tariff cuts are to enjoy a 17.5% reduction, and 30% for non-residential customers. Those in the mining sector have also been given a 10% tariff cut, and 25% cut for Special Load Tariff 85

March 3, 2018 8:35 AM Angry Birds maker Rovio closes London studio

The company behind the hit mobile game Angry Birds has closed its London studio, after warning its profits were likely to fall. Rovio’s head of games, Wilhelm Taht, also resigned on Friday, leaving chief executive Kati Levoranta in charge. The Finnish games company has warned that its brand licensing revenues could decline 40% this year. It has blamed 100

March 3, 2018 7:46 AM Florida school shooting: US investment giant pressures gun firms

The world’s biggest investment management firm, BlackRock Inc, is stepping up pressure on companies that make and sell guns in response to the Florida school shooting. It is considering excluding them from some of its portfolios and is asking how they monitor safe use of weapons. The US corporation said the Florida shooting on 14 February, in which 17 people 100

March 1, 2018 6:00 AM Sports Ministry to rehabilitate Azumah Nelson Sports Complex

The Ministry of Youth and Sports (MOYS), would on Thursday, February 1, cut the sod for the refurbishment at the Azumah Nelson Sports Complex, as part of efforts to improve sports facilities in the country. The ministry will soon cut the od for work to begin on the ultra-modern sports center to host the various national teams in Ghana. The government 321

February 21, 2018 6:31 AM FaceTime chat ‘saves woman’s life’

A woman who had a stroke while on a FaceTime video call with her sister, says the technology saved her life. Opokua Kwapong, who lives alone in New York, was on a call with her sister, Adumea Sapong, in Manchester, when Mrs Sapong noticed that her elder sibling “didn’t look right”. She raised the alarm after she also noticed her sister’s voice was slurred 86