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August 16, 2017 9:07 AM Concrete roads under consideration – Nana Addo

President Akufo Addo has reiterated government’s commitment to improving the standard of roads in the country. According to him, plans are underway to construct roads in the country with the use of concrete. This he believes will bring an end to the fast deterioration of roads soon after they are constructed. “As we have indicated, our government is considering 2

August 15, 2017 4:00 PM Nigeria stand-in careful not to upset the boat as Buhari steers from London

LAGOS (Reuters) - The window for Yemi Osinbajo, Nigeria's stand-in president, to launch bold economic reforms and wrestle the ill-disciplined naira currency into shape is fast closing. President Muhammadu Buhari signaled over the past weekend that he is ready to return from receiving medical treatment in London as soon as his doctors allowed it. That would 1

August 14, 2017 10:07 PM Trump yields to pressure, calls neo-Nazis and KKK criminals

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va./WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump denounced neo-Nazis and the Ku Klux Klan as criminals and thugs on Monday, bowing to mounting political pressure to condemn such groups explicitly after a white-nationalist rally turned deadly in Virginia. Trump had been assailed from across the political spectrum for failing to respond 2

August 14, 2017 6:15 PM Ghana lost $3bn under Mahama over dumsor –Akufo-Addo

President Nana Akufo-Addo has said Ghana lost about $3 billion in economic activities during the power crisis that hit the nation under the Mahama administration. Akufo-Addo who quoted figures from the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER) said the country lost about GHc618 million in economic activity in 2014 alone which he said is “equivalent 2

August 14, 2017 3:26 PM Papa Ekow Spio-Garbrah Please Be Realistic

It is rather absurd, to speak much less about the downright stupid and thoroghgoing idiotic for former Education and Trade Minister Mr. Ekwow Spio-Garbrah to be faulting President Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for failing to show up at the tomb of the late President John Evans Atta-Mills, on the 5th anniversary commemoration festivities of the passing of the latter 2

August 14, 2017 3:13 PM As the North Korean crisis escalates, Canada must step up

Opinion: The U.S. has failed in its handling of North Korea—creating an opportunity for Canada to prove it is ‘back’ on the world stage This picture taken on August 11, 2017 and released by North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on August 12, 2017 shows North Korean youths and workers and trade union members holding a rally to protest 3 1

August 14, 2017 12:21 PM The Daily 202: Evidence of climate change abounds amid extreme weather in the Pacific Northwest

A man sunbathes last week in view of the Space Needle, which is partially obscured by wildfire smoke covering the region from British Columbia fires. Soggy Seattle clocked the wettest winter on record just months ago. Then the city went in the other extreme: its longest dry streak ever. (Elaine Thompson/AP) SEATTLE — This city known for its rain just went a record-breaking 1

August 14, 2017 10:18 AM Is the Irish border question really ‘intractable’?

In the coming days the UK government will release its “carefully formulated” working paper on the Irish border issue. Dick Roche gives timely advice. Dick Roche was Ireland’s Minister of State for European Affairs at the time when the country held the two referendums on the Lisbon Treaty. The British Government is about to publish what it calls a series 2

August 13, 2017 10:17 PM White House confronts backlash over Trump’s remarks on Charlottesville

BEDMINSTER, N.J. — The White House on Sunday sought to quell criticism of President Trump’s failure to denounce by name the white supremacists behind a spate of violence in Charlottesville, a response that associates said was based largely on Trump’s own read of the hate-fueled melee with counterprotesters. In a statement, and through aides appearing 1

August 13, 2017 4:49 PM Elusive Brexit Clarity Meets Sober Economic Reality

But the latest economic snap shots next week of wages, retail sales and inflation will probably underline the economic challenge gradually building up. Economists polled by Reuters expect to see inflation tick up to 2.7 percent when figures for July are released on Tuesday before peaking at 2.9 percent in the last quarter of 2017. By contrast, labour 2