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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 88

February 16, 2018 4:00 PM Jospong boss denies deliberately failing to appear in court

The Chief Executive Officer of the Jospong Group of Companies, Joseph Siaw Agyapong has described media reports suggesting that he had deliberately absented himself from court, causing a bench warrant to be issued for his arrest, as mischievous. He explained that, his absence from the court hearing which compelled the court to issue the warrant “was not deliberate 74

February 16, 2018 7:31 AM Shatta Wale, friends in prayer meeting on Val’s Day [Video]

For many people, 14th February is a day of love and they would rather spend time hanging out with their partners than doing anything else. There are usually programmes at hang-out joints for lovers and families during this period and entertainers are usually engaged on this occasion. However, Ghanaian dance hall artiste Shatta Wale, chose to spend the night 100

February 16, 2018 6:00 AM IES slams ‘insignificant’ 2% Special Petroleum Tax reduction

A senior Analyst at the Institute of Energy Security (IES), Richard Rockson, is dissatisfied with the marginal reduction in the Special Petroleum Tax from 15 percent to 13 percent. Like some observers, Mr. Rockson insists that the Special Petroleum Tax should be scrapped completely. Mr. Rockson stated that even after the reductions, Ghanaians will continue 85

February 16, 2018 5:30 AM COCOBOD condemns takeover of cocoa lands by rubber plantation

The Ghana COCOBOD has condemned the recent and continuous destruction of cocoa plantations by illegal mining companies. The cocoa regulator has also bemoaned the sale of cocoa farm lands to rubber plantation investors by land owners. Some cocoa farmers in the Eastern Region have threatened to embark on a demonstration to register their displeasure over the destruction 88

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 72

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 121

February 15, 2018 2:08 PM Lebanese presidency denies making U.S. Secretary of State wait at Palace

he Lebanese presidency denied that U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson had been kept waiting ahead of a meeting with President Michel Aoun on Thursday at the presidential palace, where he sat for several minutes before his Lebanese counterpart greeted him. Television footage showed Tillerson sitting in a room alongside an empty seat before Lebanese 77

February 15, 2018 2:01 PM VW looks at Apple for electric-car design guidance

Volkswagen is looking at Apple products for guidance on how to style its new generation of electric cars, its top designer said, as the automaker aims to turn profits on battery-powered vehicles when they launch in 2020. The U.S. tech giant has brought about a design aesthetic with its iPhone and iPad that set it apart from rivals such as Samsung Electronics 91

February 15, 2018 10:59 AM Let God show you how to fix economy – KSM to prophets

The death of dance hall artiste Ebony has generated conversations on the reality or otherwise of prophecies. Satirist Kwaku Sintim-Misa aka KSM is the latest to have shared his opinion on the subject. In a Facebook post, he raises doubt about the credibility of ‘men of God’ who only prophesy about death and negative things. He asks the prophets to pray to God to reveal 84