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Israel bars two members of U.S. congress

Israel is blocking two US Democratic lawmakers, who are prominent critics of the Israeli government, from visiting. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib were due to visit the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem next week. Both have supported the boycott movement against Israel, but Israeli law allows supporters of the …

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‘Free SHS has come to stay’ – Mahama

Former President John Dramani Mahama says he will not cancel the free Senior High School (SHS) educational policy on his return to power. According to Mr Mahama, “free SHS has come to stay.” Speaking at the opening of the 27th Annual Presidential delegates congress of the Ghana National Union of …

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Dumelo, Sosu recommend energising NDC grassroots for 2020 victory

Parliamentary aspirants, John Dumelo and Francis-Xavier Sosu, have said the National Democratic Congress (NDC) will have to involve grassroots of the party if the campaign for victory in 2020 would be successful. John Dumelo is gunning for victory for the Ayawaso West Wuogon constituency during the NDC primaries on August …

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Founder(s) debate: Can the nation rise above partisan interests?

After many decades of practising multi-party democracy in the country, the Founder’s Day versus Founders’ Day debate never seems to be ending any time soon. This long-standing issue was once again reignited with the maiden Founders’ Day celebration which was marked last Sunday with a public holiday across the country. …

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Chamber of Pharmacy agitates over NHIA’s delayed payments

The Chamber of Pharmacy has expressed concern about the National Health Insurance Authority’s (NHIA) delay in paying claims to its service providers. According to the Chamber, the last payment made by the NHIA to service providers was a year ago, thus in August 2018, a situation which had made it …

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NDC primaries: Ashaiman MP suspends campaign over death of contender

The National Democratic Congress’ (NDC) Member of Parliament for the Ashaiman constituency, Ernest Henry Norgbey has with immediate effect suspended all campaign activities ahead of the party’s upcoming internal parliamentary primaries. The development is on the back of the death of Mr. Norgbey’s only contender in the race, Emmanuel Max …

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Africa’s growth not robust enough to end joblessness — Ofori-Atta

The Minister of Finance, Mr Ken Ofori-Atta, has bemoaned the rate at which Africa’s economies are growing, explaining that the pace is too weak to contain the bulgy unemployment situation on the continent. He has, therefore, pledged to work with finance ministers and governors of central banks in Africa to …

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