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April 2, 2018 4:21 PM UPSA GRASAG makes Easter donation to Christ Faith Foster Home

The University of Professional Studies’ (UPSA) Graduate Students Association (GRASAC), last Friday donated assorted items to Christ Faith Foster Home at Frafraha in Accra. The items included clothes, stationery, groceries, detergents and sanitary wear, among other things. The donation formed part of the group’s initiative to put smiles on the faces 1158

March 26, 2018 11:46 AM Egypt elections: Favourite Sisi seeks high turnout in polls

Egyptians began voting on Monday in a presidential election set to deliver an easy win for incumbent Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, with turnout the main focus after all serious opposition withdrew complaining of repression. Polling stations will be open for three days and Sisi, a former military commander, has urged Egyptians to vote, hinting that he sees the election 128

March 24, 2018 2:49 PM Coutinho scores as Brazil thrash World Cup hosts Russia in friendly

Brazil scored three goals in 13 minutes to ease past World Cup hosts Russia in a friendly in Moscow. After a goalless first half, Miranda opened the scoring at the Luzhniki Stadium, which will host seven matches at this summer’s tournament including the final. Philippe Coutinho scored a penalty for Brazil’s second before Paulinho headed in a third from close 149

March 18, 2018 5:03 PM B/A: Serwaa Kesse Girls’ SHS donate to Sunyani female prisons

The Management and Students of Serwaa Kesse Girls Senior High School at Duayah Nkwanta in the Tano North Municipality of the Brong Region, has presented items worth about GHc9,000.00 to inmates of the Sunyani Female Prisons. The donation of toiletries, biscuits, bags of rice, detergents, sanitary pads, used clothing, cooking oil and sugar, formed part of the school’s 129

March 17, 2018 11:18 AM Afia Kobi Ampem Nursing faces closure over insanitary conditions

The Environmental Health Director of the Old Tafo Municipality in the Ashanti Region, A.G Offin Boateng, has indicated that his outfit will ensure the closure of the Afia Kobi Ampem Nursing Training School for flouting sanitation laws. The school is reported to have directed its sewage pipe, to a nearby open drain, dumping faecal matter directly into it at Tafo Nhyiaeso 103

March 7, 2018 5:28 AM Atta Kyea faces Parliament over flooding fears

The Minister for Works and Housing, Samuel Atta Akyea,would later today appear before Parliament to answer questions on how prepared government is to deal with floods associated with the onset of rains. Residents of the capital, Accra, mostly grapple with floods anytime it rains. The MP who filed the question, Kwame Agbodza, told Citi News the Minister’s 91

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

February 17, 2018 7:34 AM President Ramaphosa pledges ‘new dawn’ for South Africa

New South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has spoken of a “new dawn” in his first State of the Nation address. Mr Ramaphosa, who was sworn in on Thursday, promised to “turn the tide of corruption”. He also spoke of accelerating land redistribution and outlined plans to boost the economy and create jobs. His predecessor, Jacob Zuma, stepped down on Wednesday 69

February 15, 2018 10:02 AM Steel companies threaten shutdown over high electricity tariff

Steel manufacturing companies in the Tema Industrial Enclave have appealed to government to reduce electricity tariffs before they are forced to close down due to high cost of production. According to the companies, the cost of electricity has almost doubled from 21 pesewas per kilowatt to 42 pesewas per kilowatt in just a year. Speaking to journalists 78

February 5, 2018 11:25 AM Paris attacks suspect in Belgian trial

The sole surviving suspect from the 2015 Paris terror attacks has gone on trial at a Belgian court over the gun fight that led to his arrest. Salah Abdeslam was escorted by two masked police officers, and refused to stand when requested to. “I do not wish to answer any questions,” he said when asked to confirm his identity. Abdeslam has refused to speak 73