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June 26, 2017 10:21 AM Myanmar and Thailand torch $1 billion of seized drugs

Yangon - Myanmar and Thailand started torching nearly $1 billion worth of seized narcotics on Monday, a defiant show of force as law enforcement struggles to stem the rising flow of drugs in the region. The burnings, to mark world anti-drugs day, follow another year of record seizures of narcotics from the remote borderlands of Myanmar, Laos, southern 1

June 26, 2017 8:57 AM Nigeria, Ghana agree to intensify bilateral cooperation

Nigeria and Ghana have agreed to intensify bilateral cooperation for the benefit and development of both countries and that of the West African sub-region. Mr Laolu Akande, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity (Office of the Vice-President), confirmed this development in a statement he issued in Abuja on Sunday. He said that the bilateral 1

June 26, 2017 8:31 AM China gives Ghana $2bn to finance one-district, one-factory

Addressing journalists at the Kotoka International Airport yesterday on his arrival from an official visit to China, the Vice- President, Alhaji Dr Mahamadu Bawumia, said the amount formed part of a total commitment if $15 billion the People’s Republic of China and its private enterprises were contributing to Ghana’s economic transformation agenda. He said an additional 1

June 26, 2017 6:00 AM TUDEC feeds individuals, families to mark Eid-ul-Fitr

The Ghana-Turkey Co-operation and Development Association (TUDEC), a non-profit organization in Accra, Ghana has this year began its usual Iftar dinner and parcels of food package deliveries across the length and breadth of Accra. The association every year takes this responsibility upon itself to try and cover as many people as possible during the Holy month 2

June 25, 2017 6:29 PM Ghana secures $15 billion Chinese funding for transformation agenda

Accra, June 25, GNA- China has pledged some $15 billion dollars to fund Ghana’s government’s massive economic transformation agenda, with the likelihood that a further four billion dollars would be committed for various development projects across the country. The commitment by the Chinese is based on a financing module presented by the government of Ghana 3

June 25, 2017 2:45 PM Albanians vote in election seen as test for democracy

The ruling Socialists seek an outright majority in the 140-seat parliament to implement reforms. Albanians are voting in a key parliamentary election that follows a landmark agreement between the country's two biggest political parties to back efforts to secure European Union membership. Sunday's race pits socialist Prime Minister Edi Rama against Lulzim 3

June 24, 2017 2:02 AM Will Moon’s South Korean charm offensive spread North?

Fawning media coverage has made the South Korean leader more popular than ever, but critics fear there is a dark side to Moon Jae-in – his snuggling up to North Korea South Korea’s new president has the sort of fanbase one usually associates with K-pop idols, film stars and athletes. After the largest demonstrations in Korean history led to the removal 8

June 24, 2017 1:29 AM School children get a big treat as they bump into Akufo-Addo at Kumasi Airport

Excursions are fun activities that many Ghanaian school kids look froward to, especially as a long weekend approaches. And these schools kids in Kumasi certainly got a treat when they bumped into President Akufo-Addo on Friday. Posted by a presidential Staffer, Francis Asenso-Boakye via his Facebook page, these school kids during their excursion to the Kumasi 3

June 23, 2017 1:49 PM GITMO 2 ruling: We respect Ghana's judicial process- US gov't

A day after Ghana’s Supreme Court ruled as unconstitutional the admission of two terror suspects from Guantanamo Bay, the US government has said it respects Ghana’s rights and its judicial processes. In a terse comment to Myjoyonline.com, the spokesperson of the US Embassy in Ghana, Sara Stealy said: “We respect Ghana’s right, as a sovereign nation 10

June 23, 2017 5:51 AM Government policy measures having positive effects on economy – President

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on Wednesday indicated that his government’s policy interventions over the last five months are having positive effects on the country’s socio-economic fortunes. He said already, there were positive signals that his administrations ambitious programme of social and economic transformation aimed at putting the country 2