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Tanzania is about to outlaw online fact-checking

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Earlier in 2018 Tanzania’s government, under the leadership of President John Magufuli, introduced a new law for social media and blogs which saw the introduction of license fees for anyone effectively running a website in Tanzania. This led to the … Read more →

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US slashes number of refugees to 30,000

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The US says it will cap the number of refugees allowed into the country next year at a near record low of 30,000. It compares with a 45,000-refugee limit set by President Donald Trump for 2018 and 50,000 the year … Read more →

US imposes new tariffs on $200bn of Chinese goods

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The US is imposing new tariffs on $200bn (£150bn) worth of Chinese goods as it escalates its trade war with Beijing. These will apply to almost 6,000 items, marking the biggest round of US tariffs so far. Handbags, rice and … Read more →

School Bus Crash: ‘Pupils Were Overloaded’ – Police

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Police in the Western Region is considering preferring criminal charges against the proprietor of Learners Bridge Academy for negligence in the fatal accident involving the school’s bus and a tipper truck, leading to the death of the 7 persons – … Read more →

Licensure Exams Not To Frustrate Teachers – Akufo-Addo

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President Akufo-Addo has said the teacher licensing examination is not meant to put impediment in the ways of teachers, instead, to enhance their qualities. The examination, which began on September 10 is for all teachers who hold Diploma in Basic … Read more →

FDA alerts public of unsafe Hydrocortisone injection

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The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA), has alerted healthcare professionals and consumers, not to distribute supply, or purchase any Hydrocortisone Injection B.P 100mg. The product is labelled Hydrocortisone Sodium Succinate Injection B.P 100mg, batch number 5AE01007, manufactured by Ambica Pharma … Read more →

Burkina Faso President visits Ghana today

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President of Burkina Faso, Roch Marc Christian Kaboré will today pay a day’s working visit to Ghana to meet President Akufo Addo. The two leaders will hold bilateral talks at the Jubilee House which will centre on peace, security, and … Read more →

Destruction Of 8-Hectare Food Crops Disturbing – PFAG

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The Peasant Farmers Association of Ghana (PFAG) has described as very disturbing the destruction of about eight-hectare of food crops at Desiri in the Ashanti region by the Forestry Commission. The Mankranso command of the Forestry Commission over the weekend … Read more →

Anas Bags $11k Journalism Excellence Diadem In India

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Award-winning journalist and lawyer Anas Aremeyaw Anas has been awarded the 2016  Excellence in Print Journalism at the 10th KCK Award for Excellence in Journalism. A story in the Crusading Guide newspaper, ‘Anas Floors Derry’, which follows 2016 judicial expose’ … Read more →

Recruitment Agencies To Hit The Street Over Govt Suspension

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Labour recruitment agencies in the country are to stage a demonstration over the decision by the government to suspend their operations for the past one year. According to the association, the freeze on their operations is hugely affecting their economic … Read more →

We’ll Continue To Partner Government – UMB

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The Head of Public Private Partnerships of the Universal Merchant Bank, Mr Roland Kwame Akafia, has announced his outfit will continue to support government in its National Policy Summits. Speaking at the media launch of the 4th National Policy Summit, Mr … Read more →

Adoboli Gets Last-Minute Reprieve From Deportation

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Kweku Adoboli, the banker convicted of the UK’s biggest fraud, has been given a last-minute reprieve from deportation as a judge awarded a judicial review of his case. Adoboli, 38, was found guilty in 2012 of fraud that lost his … Read more →

Burkina Faso Botched FGM Leaves 50 Girls In Hospital

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Around 50 girls are being treated in hospital in Burkina Faso after botched circumcisions, or female genital mutilation (FGM), a minister says. Not all girls who underwent the circumcision have been traced, Minister of Women’s Affairs, Laurence Marshall Ilboudo, said. … Read more →

Coca-Cola To Make Cannabis Drink

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Coca-Cola is in ‘serious talks’ to develop cannabis-infused drinks as more countries move to legalise the drug.The Atlanta based drinks giant, which own over 500 brands including Sprite, Fanta and Costa Coffee, is in advanced discussions with Canadian company Aurora … Read more →

7 School children Killed In Road Crash

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A fatal accident involving a school bus, carrying over 30 school pupils of Learners’ Bridge Academy in the Western region and a tipper truck,  has claimed over seven. According to Starr News sources, the  school bus was conveying the pupils … Read more →

Highway Robber Jailed 15 Years

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A highway robber has been slapped with a 15-year jail term by a court in Mpraeso in the Eastern region. The convict pleaded guilty when arraigned before the Court on Monday. Mohammedu Fuseini was arrested on September 14, 2018 as … Read more →

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