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October 18, 2017 1:03 PM Airbnb’s cash injection to boost tourism in Joburg

Tourism in Joburg is set for a massive explosion after US-based Airbnb announced yesterday that it will invest R13.40-million to promote and support community-led tourism projects on the continent yesterday. The announcement was made by Chris Lehane, Airbnb Global Head of Public Policy and Public Affairs, at the Johannesburg City Hall together with Joburg 91

October 18, 2017 6:15 AM How Manchester United should line up vs Benfica

Man Utd are back in action in the Champions League as they take on Benfica away in Lisbon, here's who could start for Jose Mourinho. Manchester United are looking to maintain their 100% record in the Champions League this season as they take on Portuguese side Benfica. Jose Mourinho and a 22-man squad travelled to Lisbon on Monday ahead of the third 96

October 18, 2017 5:25 AM Kintampo College of Health cries for physical infrastructure

The Kintampo College of Health and Well-Being (CoHK) is in dire need of physical infrastructure, especially students residential accommodation to create congenial atmosphere for effective teaching and learning. The situation requires government’s intervention to save the students from the exploitation of landlords and landladies who charge exorbitant 49

October 18, 2017 5:00 AM Econet’s Kwese TV enter Uganda’s competitive pay-TV industry

Kampala, Uganda | ISAAC KHISA | Zimbabwe’s pay TV service provider, Kwese TV, has become the latest kid on the bloc in the provision of satellite Tv services in Uganda, with the official launch held in Kampala on Oct. 17. The firm will now tussle out with the established pay-TV providers such as Multichoice’s Gotv and Dstv of South Africa and Star Times 57

October 18, 2017 4:12 AM Government urged to introduce non-custodial sentencing

Mr Jonathan Osei Owusu, the convener of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) for Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), has called on the Ghana government to immediately introduce a non-custodial sentencing policy as one to the drastic means to decongest the overcrowded prisons. Mr Owusu who is also Executive Director of POS Foundation, a human rights advocacy 87

October 18, 2017 3:21 AM West African health practitioners build capacity

A one-week Management Development Training Programme for managers and leaders of healthcare organisations in West Africa has begun in Accra.The programme, which started from October 15, is expected to end on October 21, and has 51 participants from Ghana, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Uganda and Cameroon. It is to provide the various ministries of health with the needed 78

October 17, 2017 10:32 AM School children lining up to greet presidents no big deal

For those of us who say the queuing of school pupils on the streets to welcome presidents is wrong and just a waste of time may have to think again because the Ghana Education Service (GES) says it finds nothing wrong with this trend. YEN.com.gh had earlier reported how some students in Accra had lined up at a filling station in Accra waiting on both presidents 29

October 16, 2017 5:37 PM Ghana Breaks The Chains On Mental Health

Government Vows to Unshackle People With Psychosocial Disabilities When I picked up the chain that had been tied around his ankle I could barely lift it. It felt like a pile of bricks and made a heavy thumping sound when I dropped it to the ground. It was here, at Nyakumasi Prayer Camp in central Ghana several years ago, where I first met “Solomon” (not his real name) 109

October 16, 2017 5:05 PM Here’s how you can help Mogadishu recover

After a catastrophic explosion, the Somali capital needs our help. On October 14, Mogadishu suffered one of the worst terrorist attacks in recent global history. A truck packed with military-grade explosives detonated near a gas tanker in the city's center, killing 300 and seriously injuring hundreds more. That number is expected to rise in the coming 60

October 16, 2017 9:01 AM Once famine-stricken, Ethiopia has many lessons for a country like India

In my youth, parents chastened their children if they wasted food by reminding them that millions starved in Ethiopia. Ethiopia was the country stricken with famines. According to the World Peace Foundation, between 1870 and 1980, 115 million starved to death in Ethiopia. Guess what? In 2017, Ethiopia will be the fastest-growing economy, projects the World 70