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USAID supports Ghana’s Care Reform Initiative

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has joined the Gender, Children, and Social Protection Minister to launch guidelines and regulations to strengthen the social welfare system. The use of these tools will regulate residential homes for children and promote family-based care. With funding from the Agency, the Department of Social Welfare will use the …

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Leading heads, principals of British boarding schools to visit Ghana

A delegation of nearly 20 heads, principals and senior leaders of British boarding schools will be visiting Accra this month to meet with parents, students, government ministers and business leaders. The UK Boarding School Exhibition is in response to a recent surge of interest in the benefits of a British boarding …

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Central Region: Over 1,000 children receive new malaria vaccine

More than 1,000 children in the Central Region have successfully received the new malaria vaccine, since the vaccination exercise started about two weeks ago. The Regional Director of Health Service, Dr Alexis Nang-Beifubah, said only three children had so far reacted to the vaccine. Speaking at a regional stakeholders’ durbar …

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Imitate China’s development strategy – African leaders advised

An international development and financial practitioner wants Africa to adopt the Chinese’s fast approach to doing things for the continent to rise to its greatest potential. According to Dr. Frannie Leautier, Africa is completely lagging behind to make it to the top due to its inability to pursue projects with …

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Wilmar Africa crowned champions of 2019 Standard Chartered Trophy

Wilmar Africa flew Ghana’s flag high on Monday when they annexed this year’s edition of the Standard Chartered Trophy on Liverpool’s hallowed Anfield turf. Wilmar progressed to the final, after seeing off the defending champions -team Uk in a tensed semifinal game. Team Ghana who were coached by ex-Liverpool defender Phil …

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NCA’s action against Radio Gold, others arbitrary, capricious – MFWA

The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) has described the National Communications Authority’s (NCA) shutting down of some pro-opposition radio stations in the country  as “arbitrary and capricious.” Though the foundation is in support of the NCA’s attempts to enforce the law, it stated that “it is important to point out …

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The Mediterranean, the death trap of illegal migrants

Arguably, immigration has overwhelming importance for the migrants and their families. Wages earned by migrants are in most cases many folds greater than the wages for doing the same work in their home countries. The incessant civil wars and suicide bombings warrant migration for safety. Harsh economic conditions, particularly in …

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Apple chargers are getting hit by Trump’s trade war

On Friday, the US raised import taxes to 25 per cent on billions of dollars’ worth of Chinese goods, marking the latest escalation in a growing trade war that has raged on for more than a year. When the tariffs were initially announced, many saw them as a negotiating tactic, …

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Sudan charges Bashir in protesters killings

Sudan charged ousted president Omar al-Bashir and others with incitement and involvement in the killing of protesters, the public prosecutor said in a statement on Monday (May 13). Earlier this month, the public prosecutor ordered Bashir to be interrogated on charges of money laundering and financing terrorism. There has been …

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