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Bitcoin exchange Youbit shuts after second hack attack

A crypto-currency exchange in South Korea is shutting down after it was hacked for the second time in less than eight months. Youbit, which lets people buy and sell bitcoins and other virtual currencies, has filed for bankruptcy after losing 17% of its assets in the cyber-attack. It did not …

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Christmas attack: German government admits mistakes in aftermath

Germany has admitted that mistakes were made in the aftermath of last year’s attack on a Christmas market in Berlin that left 12 dead. “Everything humanly possible” was being done to help those affected and improve security, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on the first anniversary of the attack. Mrs Merkel …

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Nominees For 50 Most Influential Young Ghanaians 2017 Announced

Finalists for Avance Media’s 50 Most Influential Young Ghanaians ranking 2017, honouring distinguished young Ghanaians, have been announced. The 50 Most Influential Young Ghanaians ranking recognises distinctive service across 10 different categories: Business, Entertainment, Law and Governance, Leadership and Civil Society, Lifestyle, Media, Personal Development and Academia, Science and Technology, …

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Gov’t embarks on solar project for MDAs to cut power cost

Government is keenly planning to embark on a Ministries Department and Agencies (MDA) Solar Rooftop Programme from 2018, Mr Mustapha Abdul Hamid, Minister of Information, has said. The programme dubbed: “Government Goes Solar” will ensure that government institutions switch to renewable energy to reduce Government’s expenditure on utilities. The “Government Goes …

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Digital Migration Starts In 2nd Quarter 2018 – Andah

Plans by government to switch from analogue to digital Television transmission will now take off by the secoond quarter of next year. This means that by the first half of next year, individuals who still use analogue TV sets without digital boxes would not be able to watch their favorite …

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EC probe: CJ warns public against contemptuous comments against Committee

The Chief Justice, Sophia Akuffo, has served notice that any person who makes comments that undermine the work of a Committee tasked to investigate the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission and her two deputies will be cited for contempt. Judicial Secretary, Justice Alex B. Poku-Acheampong, released a statement Monday formally …

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Prosecution Of Corrupt NDC Officials Delaying – Agyapong

Outspoken New Patriotic Party (NPP) MP for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong, is bemoaning the slow pace in prosecuting alleged corrupt appointees during the John Mahama administration. The NPP while in opposition accused the then ruling National Democratic Congress of being enmeshed in corrupt deals leading to the collapse of the …

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Don’t ‘relax’ in tackling swine flu – Pharmacist tells Gov’t

Following claims by health officials that the outbreak of swine flu at Kumasi Academy in the Ashanti Region has been contained, a Clinical Pharmacist, Dr. Marc Dzradosi, has asked public health officials not to rest on their oars. Health officials have assured that the swine flu, also known as the H1N1 2009, had …

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