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September 25, 2017 11:51 AM Fresh teachers to strike on October 2

With barely some weeks since government launched the free SHS policy, newly recruited teachers from the various colleges of education are threatening to lay down their tools on October 2017. In a statement to the media, these teachers, who number in their hundreds say government has failed to pay their outstanding salaries and allowances. “Many members 45

September 25, 2017 11:47 AM Ghana triumphs over maritime boundary dispute

The tribunal further rejected Cote d’Ivoire’s claim that Ghana disobeyed the tribunal’s April 25, 2015 preliminary orders which directed that new wells should not be drilled in the disputed area. It also rejected Cote d’Ivoire’s claim that Ghana violated Article 83 of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) and Cote d’Ivoire’s sovereign 82

September 24, 2017 8:38 PM Bad revenue likely to hit Sustainable Development Goals

India has made significant progress in achieving the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by UN member-states in 2015 but finances remain an issue, a study of the country's Voluntary National Review (VNR) submitted earlier this year indicates. India has said that despite its significant efforts toward mobilising domestic resources, it is unlikely 60

September 23, 2017 9:48 PM Prof H Kwasi Prempeh writes: Maritime Dispute

1. Ghana's argument that we and Cote d'Ivoire had a non-treaty based "tacit agreement" regarding a "customary equidistance" boundary failed. But we knew this argument was a long shot. We had to make that argument as any good lawyer would. 2. The Tribunal agreed that the methodology governing the delimitation of the maritime boundary between GH and CI is the equidistance 43

September 23, 2017 5:15 PM Ghana Doesn’t Owe Cote d’Ivoire Any Compensation – ITLOS

The Special Chamber of the International Tribunal of the Law of the Sea (ITLOS), as part of its judgement on a three-year boundary dispute between Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire, has stated that Accra must not pay any compensation to Abidjan. Cote d’Ivoire, as part of reliefs put forward, asked the Chamber to order Ghana to compensate them, because in their 80

September 23, 2017 2:42 PM ITLOS judgement will boost Ghana’s economic fortunes – Kofi Buah

A former Energy and Petroleum Minister, Emmanuel Armah Kofi Buah, has said that the ruling of the Special Chamber of the International Tribunal of the Law of the Sea (ITLOS), in favor of Ghana in a three-year-long maritime dispute with Côte d’Ivoire, will boost the country’s economic fortunes. He believes the level of uncertainty which prevented giant 73

September 23, 2017 1:48 PM FULL VERDICT....ITLOS Ruling On Ghana/Cote d'Ivoire Maritime Boundary Dispute

The Special Chamber of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS), in relation to the Ghana – Côte d'Ivoire dispute, uanimously ruled on Saturday that Ghana did not violate the sovereign rights of its neighbours with regards to the maritime boundary dispute. The tribunal was presided over by Judge Boualem Bouguetaia, with Judge Rudiger 57

September 23, 2017 10:04 AM Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire to know maritime boundary today

Officials from the two countries are in Hamburg, Germany together with their lawyers to observe the Special Chamber’s decision today. Ad hoc judges Thomas Mensah from Ghana and Ronny Abraham, France, were selected by Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire respectively per the rules of the ITLOS. The Registrar of the Special Chamber is Mr Philippe Gautier. The area in dispute 52

September 22, 2017 10:58 AM Judgement in Ghana-Cote d’Ivoire dispute tomorrow

The Ivorian team, the Daily Graphic gathered, was expected in Hamburg yesterday and today. Officials from both countries are tight-lipped over their expectations, but a Ghanaian source said “we hope for the best from the tribunal.” The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) will tomorrow, September 23, 2017 deliver its judgement on the maritime 47

September 22, 2017 8:00 AM Thousands join fresh protests in Togo amid 'crackdown'

Lome - Thousands of protesters in Togo on Thursday joined demonstrations around the country for a second day against the rule of President Faure Gnassingbe, the scion of Africa's oldest political dynasty. The atmosphere was tense amid accusations of harsh repression by security forces on Wednesday, when at least 77 people were injured by rubber bullets 45