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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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Bank Crisis: CBG Locks Up Donor Funds For Eye Surgeries

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Hundreds of eye patients across the country expected to undergo surgery are stranded at various hospitals because funds released for the exercise have been locked up in Consolidated Bank Ghana account. The donors – the Himalayan Cataract Project of the … Read more →

Google bans birds on bikes from algorithm contest

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Google wants pictures of bicycles and birds that can defeat image-recognition algorithms, as part of a contest launched to improve the technology. While it is easy for humans to tell the difference between birds and bikes, computer systems can struggle … Read more →

Omnibank, Sahel Sahara to spend GH¢1.2m on merger

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It will cost about one million cedis to complete the merger between Omnibank and Sahel Sahara bank. This is the information available from the management of the two banks. The disclosure comes on the back of the signing of a … Read more →

Drivers lament over fuel cost at GH¢5 per litre

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Some drivers have expressed their displeasure over the increase in fuel prices for the second pricing window in September. Checks at some fuel pumps on Monday evening [September 17, 2018] showed that Shell had increased its prices. A litre of … Read more →

Expect more fuel price increases over Cedi woes – Energy Institute

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The Executive Director of the Institute of Energy Security (IES), Paa Kwesi Anamoah Sakyi, has warned that fuel prices at the pump will continue to go up until the cedi stabilizes. According to him, Bulk Oil Distributors who buy crude … Read more →

NDC fights gov’t over ‘neglect’ of flood victims in N/Region

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The opposition National Democratic Congress’ (NDC), Northern Regional branch has taken a swipe at government over its failure to assuage the plight of victims of recent floods in the region. The cumulative effects of a nonstop downpour and the Bagre … Read more →

Ghana Achieves B Credit Rating with a Stable Outlook after almost a Decade

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Ghana’s credit rating has been upgraded from a B- to a B by Standard and Poor’s (S&P), following their recent assessment of the country, and has given Ghana a stable outlook, for the first time in almost a decade. A … Read more →

Poor Eyesight Cause Of Rising Road Accidents – GHS

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The Director of Public Health at the Ghana Health Service, Dr Badu Sarkodie has said the high carnage being recorded on the country’s roads are partly because of poor sight among drivers. “Poor sight is a major risk factor for … Read more →

Nigeria minister resigns over forged certificate

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Nigeria’s finance minister, Kemi Adeosun, has resigned over allegations she used a forged certificate to avoid the country’s mandatory one-year youth service scheme. She lived in the UK until she was 34, said she had been told she was exempt because … Read more →

At least 23 dead in Ethiopia ethnic violence

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At least 23 people were killed in a weekend of violence targeting minorities in the ethnic Oromo heartland near Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa, a police source said. The unrest followed a mass rally on Saturday marking the return to Ethiopia … Read more →

Technical University staff to join TUTAG strike over service conditions

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The Technical University Workers Association of Ghana (TUWAG), has served notice that it will soon join the sit-down strike embarked on by the Technical University Teachers Association (TUTAG) last week. TUTAG, last Wednesday declared an indefinite strike, vowing to only … Read more →

NCA releases roadmap for sale of spectrum for mobile services

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The National Communications Authority (NCA) has released the Roadmap for the sale of Spectrum in the 800 MHz Band for mobile services. The NCA is consequently inviting applications from eligible Entities registered under the Ghana Companies Code, 1963, Act 179 for … Read more →

300 villages to benefit from China-aided satellite TV project

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The Ministry of Communications in collaboration with StarTimes will on September 26 launch the commencement of the nationwide ‘300 village satellite TV project’. The ceremony to officially announce the start of the project will be held at Akweibu Basic School … Read more →

300,000 Ghanaians At Risk Of Going Blind – GHS

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About 300,000 Ghanaians  are currently at risk of going blind, the Director of Institutional Care Division of the Ghana Health Service (GHS) Dr Samuel Kaba Akoriyea has disclosed. Already, about 200,000 individuals have gone totally blind with cataract being the … Read more →

KIA Terminal 3 opens to international flights

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The Terminal Three project of the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) has been formally opened to the air travelling public. This follows successful tests and simulation exercises of the project by the Ghana Airport Company Limited (GACL). Hundreds of travellers used … Read more →

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