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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 114

February 20, 2018 3:04 PM Apple pushes fix to latest text bomb bug

Apple has tackled a bug that causes its devices to freeze if they encounter a specific character from the Telugu alphabet – a language native to India. Following the glitch’s discovery, pranksters had used the symbol on social media, private messages and even Uber’s app to cause problems. Apple has now issued a software update for its iPhones, iPads 92

February 15, 2018 5:59 PM Declining inflation to trigger lower policy rate (Article)

Headline inflation surprised when it fell sharply in January to 10.3%; year on year from 11.8% in December. This was well below our expectations for a marginal increase to 11.9%, largely owing to base effects. The deceleration in inflation will have been positively received by the Bank of Ghana’s MPC, which was concerned about underlying inflationary 83

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 342

October 30, 2017 12:02 PM Rising consumption of palm oil in Ghana

There has been a rising consumption of palm oil in Ghana, leading to increase in importation of the oil into the country. Palm oil imports into Ghana increased from 163,000 tonnes in 2015 to 203,000 tonnes in 2016, an increase of about 23.9 per cent. Within the first nine months of this year, Malaysian palm oil imports into Ghana totaled 213,000 tonnes 112

October 7, 2017 11:37 AM Adom Praiz: When Francis and Joe pick the microphone, people pick face towels to cry

Hyper-youths bounced into the auditorium like protons. But as the worship went on, the songs battered their souls like a castle under siege until their spirits poured out and tears flowed out like a leaky roof. Beyond the entertainment, there was a discernible mass of Ghanaians in there who came to connect with God the same way people looked for mobile 116

October 1, 2017 7:32 AM ANNIVERSARY ESSAY- Nigeria: Yesterday, today and tomorrow

Today, October 1, Nigeria will go through the usual ritual of an Independence Day ceremony. The President will come out and in his usual monosyllabic appeal deliver a scripted speech that will tell us why we should remain as one entity and cap it up with a listing of his achievements and that of his administration with an eye towards 2019. The speech 64

September 29, 2017 9:18 PM Catalans occupy voting stations to defy Madrid's order to stop referendum

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Supporters of Catalan independence began occupying polling stations on Friday, setting up a possible confrontation with police who have been ordered to clear them out by Sunday morning to ensure a referendum cannot go ahead. The central government, which has sent thousands of police reinforcements to stop people voting and has attempted 86

September 28, 2017 6:35 AM Four-year SHS duration improves exam results but… – ISSER

A shift to the four-year duration of secondary education to improve quality is supported by research, especially if examination results are used as an indicator of quality, according to the Institute of Statistical Social and Economic Research (ISSER) of the University of Ghana. But as a caveat, a Senior Research Fellow at ISSER, Dr. Nana Akua Anyidoho 99

September 27, 2017 11:49 PM 4-year SHS back on the table

The Nana Akufo-Addo led government is considering a possible change in the duration of the Senior High School (SHS) from three years to four years. The Minister of Planning, Professor Gyan Baffour, has said the government is currently assessing the effectiveness of the current three-year duration and will soon make a firm decision. “The time lost, we have to make it up. That is the first 49