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ECOWAS Finance Ministers, Governors discuss future of ECO

Finance and Economic Ministers and Central Bank Governors in West Africa have expressed reservations about the recent renaming of the common currency for member countries in the Francophone zone (CFA Franc) to ECO. They described the action as a “unilateral” decision that was not in line with the requirements for the …

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672 Roaming mentally challenged to get treatment

Six hundred and seventy-two mentally challenged people who have been roaming the streets in the Bono, Bono East and Ahafo regions have been identified and earmarked for treatment. The Bono, Bono East and Ahafo Regional Mental Health Department had submitted budgets to the three regional coordinating councils for their treatment …

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Brexit: ‘No alignment’ with EU on regulation, Javid tells business

The chancellor has warned manufacturers that “there will not be alignment” with the EU after Brexit and insists firms must “adjust” to new regulations. Speaking to the Financial Times, Sajid Javid admitted not all businesses would benefit from Brexit. Last year, the automotive, food and drink and pharmaceutical sectors warned the …

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New Chinese virus ‘will have infected hundreds’

The number of people already infected by the mystery virus emerging in China is far greater than official figures suggest, scientists have told the BBC. There have been 41 laboratory-confirmed cases of the new virus, but UK experts estimate the figure is closer to 1,700. Two people are known to …

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GRIDCO blames ‘fault’ for Accra power outage

The Ghana Grid Company Limited (GRIDCo) has explained that the power outages in Accra and other parts of the country Friday afternoon, (January 17, 2020) was as a result of a fault developed on one of its transmission lines from Tema to Accra. The fault which was discovered at 12:20pm …

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Rawlings seeks Yaa Naa’s support for peaceful elections

Former President Jerry John Rawlings has urged the Overlord of Dagbon, Yaa Naa Abubakari Mahama II, to use his authority to urge members of his kingdom and Ghanaians to exercise tolerance and avoid provocation during campaigns towards the 2020 Presidential and Parliamentary elections. “I can only hope and pray that …

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Ghana and World Bank sign $570 million agreement

Ghana and the World Bank on Friday signed four agreements, totalling nearly $570 million aimed to transform the economy, boost education, improve sanitation and fight flooding in Accra as well as reduce forest losses. Out of the total commitment for the four projects, $557 million is in loans and just …

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Panama: Seven people found dead after suspected exorcism

The bodies of seven people have been found in a mass grave in an indigenous area of Panama controlled by a religious sect. The deceased include a pregnant woman and five of her children. Authorities believe that a religious sect performed an exorcism on the victims in the Ngäbe-Buglé region …

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