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February 20, 2018 2:55 PM Kenya allows opposition figures to fly to Zimbabwe

Kenyan officials have allowed two opposition supporters to fly to Zimbabwe after detaining them at an airport overnight. Senator James Orengo and financier Jimi Wanjigi planned to attend opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai’s burial. But officials said the pair failed to present a court order overturning an existing suspension of their passports 57

February 19, 2018 5:04 PM Petroleum Commission halts fast paced contract approvals

The Petroleum Commission has warned that it will not approve any petroleum contract that does not fulfill the three months’ mandatory notice ahead of its implementation. The caution follows what the Commission describes as the abuse of the law by oil companies. According to the CEO of the Petroleum Commission, Egbert Faibille, the issue also prevents 48

February 18, 2018 11:42 AM British stars set up anti-harassment fund

Harry Potter star Emma Watson has donated £1m to a new campaign aimed at helping those affected by harassment. The donation comes as nearly 200 female British and Irish stars have signed an open letter calling for an end to sexual harassment at work. Emma Thompson, Keira Knightley and Emma Watson are among the actors to sign the letter, published in the Observer 55

February 16, 2018 11:18 AM Oxfam sex scandal: Director promises justice for victims

Oxfam says it will set up a commission to investigate past and present allegations of exploitation by staff. Oxfam International’s executive director Winnie Byanyima said it would “do justice” and “atone for the past”. She invited victims to come forward “for justice to be done” for them, saying she was “here for all the women who have been abused 40

February 15, 2018 5:41 PM Special Petroleum Tax reduced by 2%

Parliament has passed the Special Petroleum Tax Amendment Bill to reduce the tax from 15 percent to 13 percent. The amendment comes after recent protests against the rising cost of fuel, as well as calls from the minority for the Special Petroleum Tax to be scrapped. He explained that the amendment will protect Ghanaians in the future when petroleum 74

February 15, 2018 3:00 PM Old students storm Education Ministry over Katanga, Conti conversion

Some alumni of the Unity Hall at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) besieged the Ministry of Education to protest the University’s decision to convert all male halls into mixed residential accommodation. Arguing its case against the conversion, the group, which calls itself the Old Continentals Association, said the decision 45

February 15, 2018 2:00 PM Plan-Ghana builds 12 unit classroom block at Tatale-Sanguli

Plan-Ghana International, an international non-governmental organization working in the Tatale-Sanguli District of the Northern Region, has provided a 12-unit classroom block for Sangban Da Primary School. Plan-Ghana International constructed and furnished six-unit classroom blocks each for the communities, to enhance teaching and learning. It has also provided 56

February 15, 2018 10:51 AM My parents took me to shrines when I was young – Joe Mettle

Ghanaian gospel artiste Joseph Oscar Mettle has revealed how sickness landed him at shrines when he was a child. According to the ‘Bo Noo Ni’ singer, his parents had to take him to several shrines to cure him of a sickness which nearly took his life when he was very young. “They took me to the shrines to get a cure for my sickness but I was not cured 54

February 14, 2018 2:00 PM Jacques Prévert French School holds Open Day

Jacques Prévert French School on Saturday organized an open day for prospective parents who would like to have their wards admitted in the school. The session had some of the senior pupils take turns to show the parents round the school. Abou-Chedi Mansour, a ninth grader, sharing his opinion on the open day program, said the day gives an opportunity 264

February 14, 2018 1:41 PM Intl. Baccalaureate to host African Education Festival in Accra on Feb. 16

On Friday, February 16, 2018, the International Baccalaureate (IB), a leader in international education, will host its inaugural African Education Festival in Accra, at the Labadi Beach Hotel, Ghana from 8:00am to 6:00pm under the theme of Leading and Learning in the 21st Century. Eminent education experts, including policymakers, principals and administrators 46