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March 17, 2018 6:13 PM Africa’s only female president to resign

Africa’s only female head of state, Mauritian President Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, has resigned and will leave office on Friday, her lawyer says. She denied any misconduct amid claims that she made large personal purchases on a charity bank card. But on Saturday, just days after she rejected any idea of resigning, her lawyer Yusuf Mohamed told local media 105

October 27, 2017 5:50 AM Ghana holds Pre-COP23 festival in Accra

As part of Ghana’s preparation towards the Conference of Parties (COP 23) of the United Nations to be hosted in Bonn, Germany, a Pre-COP Climate Festival has been held in Accra to sensitise the public on climate change risks. These include the impact on growth and development, potential of conflicts, poverty, migration, disease and suffering. COP 23, scheduled 99

September 21, 2017 9:52 AM President Akufo-Addo addresses United Nations

When he mounts the podium to speak to the biggest gathering of world leaders, the President, who is among leaders from the 193 member states of the UN attending the 72nd Summit, will deliver a speech that is expected to push for a safer and more peaceful world. But, traditionally, he will touch on developments at home, not forgetting what he had been propagating 55

August 25, 2017 1:12 PM President launches Ghana’s Astronomy Observatory

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Thursday launched the Ghana Radio Astronomy Observatory at Kuntunse, a development set to put Ghana on the pedestal of countries that are into space science. The President said that the progress marked the beginning of a new era in Ghana’s quest to harness the potentials of Space Science and Technology for accelerated 34

August 24, 2017 10:49 PM Ghana launches radio astronomy observatory

President Nana Akufo-Addo, has launched the Ghana Astronomy Radio Observatory at Kuntunse, and described the development as the beginning of a new era in Ghana’s quest to harness the potentials of Space Science and Technology for the accelerated socio-economic development of our country. This new era, according to President Akufo-Addo, will not only witness 56

July 12, 2017 11:15 PM Juno and the Great Red Spot: First NASA images from fly-by of solar system's biggest storm

The first ever close-up images of Jupiter's gargantuan hurricane, the Great Red Spot, are beginning to trickle through from NASA's Juno spacecraft after it completed its historic fly-by a few days ago. Travelling at about 50 kilometres per second, Juno flew within 9,000 kilometres of the billowing brick-red cloud tops of the hurricane, which has been raging 90

June 27, 2017 10:47 AM Cassini Sends Stunning Pictures of Saturnian Dawn

NASA’s Cassini probe has sent some breath-taking pictures of Saturnian dawn. The images were captured on March 31, 2017 by Cassini spacecraft wide-angle camera, while the spacecraft was about one million kilometres away from Saturn. The new images are in green light, and show Saturn’s sunlit atmosphere with icy rings. “This view looks toward the unilluminated 77

June 8, 2017 2:01 PM Trump's Climate Withdrawal Is An Impeachable Offense

When President Donald Trump withdrew the United States from the Paris climate agreement, he acted in concert with 22 Republican senators, who collectively receive $10,694,284 in contributions from the coal and oil industries. These 22 senators wrote to Trump, asking him to pull out of the accord. The president and the senators put their own political 35

June 8, 2017 8:22 AM Zinke defends Trump’s climate cuts by getting facts wrong

Debunking more misleading climate claims from the Trump administration. On Thursday, while every major news channel was trained on former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee, Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke was busy defending the Trump administration’s budget before the House Appropriations Interior and Environment 21

June 2, 2017 3:45 PM Leaving Paris: One and a Half Cheers for President Trump

Is there really a ‘better deal’ in the offing? Mr. Trump yesterday announced that he would withdraw the U.S. from the international climate agreement reached in Paris in late 2015, but would seek to renegotiate it so as to achieve a “better deal.” And his disparagement of the “Green Climate Fund” — a planned $100 billion wealth transfer from the developed 135