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Trump: US to quit TPP trade deal on first day in office

t   President-elect Donald Trump says the US will quit the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal on his first day in the White House. He made the announcement in a video messageoutlining what he intends to do first when he takes office in January. The TPP trade deal was signed by 12 countries which together cover […]

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Turkey withdraws child rape bill after street protests

t AP/The capital Ankara has seen furious protests Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim has withdrawn a bill that would pardon men convicted of sex with underage girls if they had married them. The government acted just before the controversial legislation went to a final vote in parliament, which is dominated by the ruling AK Party. […]

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ECG assures ‘dumsor’-free polls

t File Photo   Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) has presented an elaborate plan to the National Security and the Electoral Commission (EC) on the supply of uninterrupted power during next month’s Presidential and Parliamentary elections. According to reports, ECG will deploy standby teams with equipment and vehicles to all the 275 constituencies to respond […]

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Apologize for tribal comments – MWFA to Mahama

t The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA), has asked President John Dramani Mahama to apologize for making some comments deemed ethnocentric against the running mate of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia. “The MFWA therefore calls on the President to publicly apologize for his comments,” a statement from the Foundation stated. […]

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Asanteman goes dead following demise of queen mother

Late Asantehemaa, Nana Afia Kobi Ampem II   Quietness has fallen on the ancient city of Kumasi, the capital city of Ashanti Region, since the rumour and subsequent confirmation by Manhyia Palace of the demise of the Asantehemaa, Nana Afia Kobi Ampem II, last week. The region, especially the business centre of Adum and Kejetia in Kumasi, […]

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PPP will abolish BECE — Nduom

    PRESIDENTIAL candidate of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP,) Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom, says a PPP government under his watch will scrape off the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) system which serves as an avenue for admission into Senior High Schools (SHS). He made this observation when he addressed a mini-rally over the weekend at […]

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Zaripova stripped of gold medal

  Russia’s Yuliya Zaripova has been stripped of the gold medal she won in the women’s 3,000 metres steeplechase at the 2012 London Olympics, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Monday. Zaripova, who tested positive for turinabol, was among 12 athletes, including seven medallists, who were disqualified from their events, following re-testing of samples, […]

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Kanye West ‘taken to LA hospital following disturbance call’

US rapper Kanye West has been taken to hospital following an emergency services call, media reports say. A police spokesperson told the BBC they had received a “disturbance call” on Monday afternoon, but did not name the singer. The disturbance was later deemed a medical incident, he said, and the fire department responded. A spokesman […]

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Turkey withdraws child rape bill after street protests

AP/The capital Ankara has seen furious protests Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim has withdrawn a bill that would pardon men convicted of sex with underage girls if they had married them. The government acted just before the controversial legislation went to a final vote in parliament, which is dominated by the ruling AK Party. The […]

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NPP to build sports centres in all regions

Nana Akuffo Addo   New Patriotic Party (NPP) says it will ensure youth development and the provision of sports centres in all the regions in partnership with the private sector if elected into power in the December 7 elections. In its 2016 manifesto copied to the Ghana News Agency, the NPP promises that “each centre […]