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July 27, 2017 7:40 PM Professor Darko Osei urges government to check public spending efficiency

Accra, July 27, GNA - Professor Robert Darko Osei, the Vice Dean for the School of Graduate Studies, University of Ghana, has urged the Government to check efficiency of public spending. “We need to check the efficiency of government spending, to help strengthen the public financial management system in the country,” Professor Darko Osei stated at the second 30

July 27, 2017 6:33 PM African leaders urged to embrace science in agriculture

Accra, July 27, GNA - Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto, Minister of Food and Agriculture, has called on African governments to embrace and invest in science and technology to transform the agricultural sector. Dr Akoto said there was no way to develop agriculture without science, adding that it was imperative for African continent to prioritise the role of science 15

July 27, 2017 4:43 PM Defense Department to Trump on transgender ban: Not so fast

The Department of Defense declared Thursday there will be “no modifications to the current policy” on transgender service members for now, a day after President Trump issued a surprise three-tweet directive banning those troops from the military. In a memo to service chiefs and commanders, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford, Jr. declared 12

July 27, 2017 4:43 PM White House infighting breaks into public view over leak allegations

Top U.S. general says Pentagon will not change policy on transgender troops until White House acts In what appeared a tacit rebuke of the White House, the nation’s senior military officer said Thursday that there will be “no modifications” to Pentagon policies for now despite President Trump social media posts declaring a ban on transgender troops in uniform 33

July 27, 2017 4:33 PM Cabinet approves establishment of Electricity Market Oversight Panel

Ghana’s electricity sub-sector will soon have an oversight body regulating its activities, as envisaged in a Legislative Instrument passed by Parliament in 2008. Officials of the Energy Ministry say the Electricity Market Oversight Panel (EMOP) would among others, seek to monitor the general performance of electricity transmission, ensure smooth and efficient 3

July 27, 2017 3:18 PM Objection sustainedA veto gives the rule of law in Poland a reprieve

But the governing Law and Justice party still aims to nobble the judiciary FROM the mountain resort of Zakopane in the south to the Hel peninsula in the north, tens of thousands of Poles took to the streets last week in protest against proposed reforms that would have sacked all of the members of the Supreme Court and politicised the legal system. In Warsaw 51

July 27, 2017 10:18 AM Muslim elders urge return to prayer as Israel backs down over Al-Aqsa

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Muslim elders urged worshippers to return to pray at Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem on Thursday after Israel backed down in the face of 10 days of often-violent protests and removed all security measures it had installed at the site. Israel's decision marks a significant climbdown by Benjamin Netanyahu's government and comes after 43

July 27, 2017 5:34 AM WhatsApp hits 1 billion active users every day, Facebook reaches 2 billion monthly active users

WhatsApp last year announced that it has reached one billion monthly active users and now the chat app has hit another landmark of having one billion active users daily. The chat app has revealed that it now has 1 billion daily active users and there are 1.3 billion monthly active users of the app. The company further revealed that it in an average 55 billion 63

July 27, 2017 2:19 AM U.S. Slaps Fresh Sanctions on Venezuelan Officials as Maduro's Opponents Launch Labor Strikes

(CARACAS, Venezuela) — Opponents of President Nicolas Maduro at home and abroad tried again Wednesday to pressure the socialist leader into halting his plans to rewrite Venezuela's constitution though there was no public sign their efforts were working. The Trump administration announced sanctions on 13 current and former members of Maduro's administration 28

July 26, 2017 11:46 PM Tullow plans more Ghana wells once maritime-border spat settled

Tullow Oil Plc plans to drill more wells off Ghana once a ruling on a border dispute is out of the way. Ghana and Ivory Coast disagree over their maritime boundary, frustrating projects to pump oil and gas offshore. In September, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, or Itlos, will rule on the matter, likely clearing the way for an expansion 72