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Rawlings New AU Somalia Envoy

Reports quoting African Union sources said the continental organization has chosen former Ghanaian president Jerry Rawlings as its new envoy for Somalia. The reports said Mr. Rawlings will help promote peace and reconciliation, as well as focus more international attention on the war-ravaged country

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Mills’ Asian tour gives Better Ghana Agenda big boost

President John Evans Atta Mills’ Better Ghana agenda received a major boost in the past few weeks when two Asian economic giants - China and Japan extended very generous assistance to Ghana. For close to two weeks, President Mills was in Asia for state visits to the two countries to conduct real business

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Ghanaian youth urged to create opportunities for themselves

The Okeyehene, Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin II, has urged participants at the opening of a Youth Empowerment Summit in Accra to create good opportunities that would improve themselves and the country. He noted that lack of opportunities for the youth have failed the youth in the 21st Century, but noted that despite the poverty, disease and youth unemployment situations in the country, the youth should still believe in themselves

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Govt. To Buy Eight New Planes By 2011

Vice President John Dramani Mahama on Thursday, October 7 announced that the government would buy eight new aircraft by next year. He said the planes would be made up of two light aircraft, four helicopters, one 50-seater aircraft and an Embraer 190 jet from Brazil

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Plane crash at Kotoka Airport

Two airlines on Monday evening October 4, collided at the Kotoka International Airport causing a delay to incoming and outbound flights at the airport. The collision occurred between a German airline, Lufthansa and Turkish airlines

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Ghana’s Presidential palace renamed

It appears the name of the building which is supposed to serve as the official seat of the president has been reverted to its former name. The Golden Jubilee House, which was constructed by the Kufuor administration amidst criticisms from the then opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), now has Flagstaff House written in front of it

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Mills returns home from Japan

President John Evans Atta Mills, returned home this afternoon from Japan, after a state visit to that country. He was accompanied by some government officials. Speaking to journalists on arrival at the Kotoka International Airport, President Mills expressed gratitude to the governments of both China, which was his first country of visit during his trip, and Japan, for their immense cooperation

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Nana Addo stopped again, from greeting at festival

Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, presidential candidate of the opposition New Patriotic Party for election 2012, was Friday afternoon prevented from greeting the Eastern Regional Minister, Samuel Ofosu Ampofo who was representing President Mills as Special Guest of Honour, at the Odwira festival of the chiefs and people of Akwapim in the Eastern Region

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President Mills Holds Talks With Japanese PM

President John Evans Atta Mills yesterday expressed confidence that Asia can help Africa to accelerate her development. He expressed Ghana's appreciation to Japan for her development assistance over the years, saying it is an indication that Africa can look up to Asian countries to advance the continent's development

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Chinese firm to modernize Kumasi Central Market

The Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly is currently liaising with a Chinese Construction Firm for the construction of the ultra-modern market facility. Mr Samuel Sarpong, Metropolitan Chief Executive (MCE), said the assembly recently sent a team to China to have preliminary discussion with the contractors on the project

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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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