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January 20, 2018 1:25 PM Parents accuse Awudome SHS of charging ‘illegal’ fees

Parents of students in Awudome Senior High School [AWUSCO], at Tsito in the Volta Region, are accusing school authorities of charging unapproved fees under the government’s Free Senior High School programme, thereby denying defaulters specific services in the school. Per the implementation of the Free SHS policy, government is to ensure that students

January 16, 2018 6:42 AM Ford to boost investment in electric cars by 2022

Ford says it will boost its investment in electric vehicles to $11bn (£8bn) in the next five years, more than doubling a previous commitment. Chairman Bill Ford said the car maker would have 40 hybrid and fully electric vehicles in its range by 2022. It comes as countries around the world put more pressure on car makers to rein in carbon emissions 14

January 15, 2018 4:42 PM EC’s Opoku Amankwah ‘fights’ EOCO, refuses to vacate office

Officials of the Economic and Organised Crimes Office, EOCO, led by the Director, ACP K.K. Amoah, today [Monday], stormed the offices of the Electoral Commission to forcefully remove a Deputy Chairperson of the Commission in charge of Corporate Services, Georgina Opoku Amankwah, who resumed full official duties in defiance of a directive that asked 13

January 11, 2018 12:45 PM Tarkwa: 2 granted bail after allegedly stealing dead body

Two men who allegedly stole the corpse of an elderly man at the Tarkwa Municipal Hospital’s mortuary have been granted bail in the sum of GHc 30,000 each, with two sureties each by the Tarkwa Circuit Court. The accused persons are John Asante, 37, a mortuary attendant at the Tarkwa Municipal Hospital, and Seth Owusu, 48, a fridge mechanic at Atonsu-Bokro 19

January 9, 2018 7:09 AM Somaliland passes first law against rape

For the first time in its history, the self-declared republic of Somaliland has passed a law against rape. In the past, a victim’s family could force them to marry their rapist to avoid being shamed. Somaliland declared itself independent from Somalia in 1991 but is not internationally recognised as a country. There is still no law against rape in Somalia 18

January 7, 2018 8:51 AM Coach actor and comedian Jerry Van Dyke dies at 86

Actor and comedian Jerry Van Dyke, who won four Emmy nominations for his role in the US sitcom Coach, has died at 86. His wife Shirley Ann Jones told US media he had died at his Arkansas ranch on Friday. The actor’s health had been waning since a 2015 traffic accident, she said. Van Dyke was the younger brother of actor Dick Van Dyke, known for the musical 16

January 5, 2018 7:33 PM AWA reduces fares within three months

Checks by Citi Business News have shown that the airfares of the only surviving domestic airline, the African World Airlines (AWA) have decreased over a period of three months. A flight from Accra to Kumasi in October 2017 which previously cost between GH¢540 and GH¢680 is now ranging between GH¢300 and GH¢492, whiles a round trip between Accra and Kumasi 18

January 5, 2018 6:51 AM Wolff book on US administration is ‘full of lies’ – Trump

Donald Trump says a book containing damaging allegations about his administration is “full of lies”. Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House by Michael Wolff was due out on Tuesday but publication was advanced to Friday and it is now on sale. The book cites former top aide Steve Bannon as describing a meeting with a group of Russians at which Mr Trump’s 16

January 3, 2018 12:00 PM Fire ravages portions of Ho Market [Photos]

Items worth thousands of Cedis were destroyed early Wednesday morning at the Ho Market in the Volta Region, after stores were razed by fire. The fire reportedly started at 5:00 am, and swept through three shops and three warehouses filled with cosmetic and rubber products. The affected traders who are counting their losses, say they also lost money to the fire. It is unclear 16

December 31, 2017 1:52 PM Dozens killed in bus and lorry road crash in Kenya

At least 36 people have died in a head-on collision between a lorry and a Nairobi-bound bus on a notoriously dangerous road near Migaa in Kenya. Local officials said the accident happened at 03:00 (0:00 GMT), and the bus was speeding and in the wrong lane. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has ranked Kenya as one of the world’s worst countries for road safety 13