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Ghana Prisons to give inmates cash

The Prison Service is to financially support inmates to set up their own business on their discharge. Beneficiaries of this new scheme will be given entrepreneurial skills whilst in prison alongside acquisition of other knowledge

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Nana Konadu robbed

When Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings, President of the 31st December Women’s Movement (31ST DWM) bid farewell to her sweetheart, former President Rawlings, jumped into her cross country vehicle en-route to the Western Region to promote her ambition of becoming president of Ghana, little did she know that her journey would end on a sordid not

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Visa scandal rocks Foreign Ministry

The Embassy of the United States of America (USA) in Accra has turned down nine visa applications submitted to it by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as part of Ghana’s delegation to the United Nations High Level Plenary Session, currently underway in New York

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Rawlings & wife in Turkey for Global Economic symposium

Former President Rawlings and his wife Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings left Accra Monday September 27, for Istanbul, Turkey to participate in the Global Economic Symposium. The Global Economic Symposium (GES) assembles some of the world’s prominent experts from politics, business, academia, and civil society to address important global problems

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Golden Jubilee House should be turned into Museum – Ex-ministers

Two former ministers have renewed the debate on whether President Atta Mills should move into the Jubilee House built by his predecessor as the seat of government. The former ministers, Messrs Kojo Yankah and Sam Pee Yaley, who served under the Rawlings-led administration, would rather prefer the place turned into a national museum other than the office of the president

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Ashanti NDC Old Guard Assn. Pledges Support to Mills

Members of the NDC Old Guards Association in the Ashanti Region have pledged their unflinching support to President John Evans Atta Mills to lead the party to the 2012 general elections. According to them, the successes achieved by the President in a relatively short period in office, coupled with the number of initiatives underway to improve the socio-economic and political lives of Ghanaians, oblige ‘all to rally behind him

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Tony Aidoo take swipe at Mills critics

The Head of Monitoring and Policy Evaluation at the Presidency, Dr. Tony Aidoo has taken a swipe at critics of Pres. Mills who say he should have attened the 65th UN general ssembly debate in New York. Speaking on Gold FM's Alhaji and Alhaji programme over the weekend, Dr. Aidoo defended the President's trip to China saying

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Tema Harbour fire leaves 3 dead

A major fire at the Tema harbour has killed 3 people and injured several others, according to officials. The fire at the Medland International loading bay of the harbour began late Saturday and fire official are still battling the blaze to stop it from spreading

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Bus Knock Dead Armed Robbers

In what some have described as "Instant justice from God," a suspected armed robber was on Monday dawn crushed to death by a speeding vehicle at Hodem on the Accra-Pokuase highway when he charged on a trader in an attempt to snatch her bag containing money meant to pay suppliers of foodstuffs

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Ghana 2010 Population and Housing Census set to begin

The 2010 Population and Housing Census gets underway officially on Sunday, September 26, to collect detailed statistics on the size of the population for effective planning. Midnight of Sunday, referred to as Census Night, is the specific time that will be used to determine where an eligible individual is to be enumerated

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Dutch police kill Ghanaian

The Circumstances under which a Ghanaian resident in Holland died at the hands of the Dutch Immigration in February this year are yet to be unraveled, as family members of the deceased are being kept in perpetual darkness. Failure on the part of the Dutch authorities to tell the cause of death of Mr. Allan Koomson, after he was arrested by the Dutch police and handed over to their immigration counterparts for allegedly working without a permit

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Africa’s 50 icons: Rawlings in, Kufuor out

“To mark 50 years of Africa independence, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) African Service, was polled for a list of the continent’s 50 most iconic figures. After much heated debate, here are our choices…” The above quote is the introduction to page 48 and 49 of the current issue of the BBC’s Focus on Africa magazine. The two pages contain all the pictures of the 50 persons voted for

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