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Africa needs diaspora strategy to harness opportunities-banking consultant

A private banking consultant, Ms Nilla Selormey, has reiterated the need for Africa to develop a diaspora strategy that will utilise skills of returnees to harness opportunities in the continent.

Addressing a business conference organised by the African Management Services Company (AMSCO), an arm of the International Finance Corporation (IFC …

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‘One district, one factory will be implemented’- Nana Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has given the assurance that each of the 216 districts across the country would get a factory within the first four years of his government. This is in fulfillment of his party’s ‘One-District-One-Factory’ campaign pledge.

He said the first batch of 51 districts for …

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Gov’t owes Ibrahim Mahama over GHc 24m – Sam George

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Engineers and Planners, Ibrahim Mahama is owed at least over GHc 24 million by the Ministry of Roads, Transport and Highways for work done on roads in the northern Ghana.

This is according to the Member of Parliament for Ningo Prampram, Sam George, who …

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We can’t leave galamsey fight for future generations – Frimpong-Boateng

The Minister for Environment, Science and Technology, Professor Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng, has stressed the importance of ending illegal mining in Ghana.

In an interview with Citi News’ Farida Shaibu, Prof Frimpong-Boateng acknowledged that concerns over government’s pace in the fight were legitimate. But he noted that “the main operation has …

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Reduce BECE subjects to ensure greater results – Patrick Awuah

The President of Ashesi University, Patrick Awuah, is advocating for a reduction in the number of subjects candidates write for the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).

According to Mr. Awuah, the current system allows too many subjects which makes the exam unproductive.

The former Program Manager for Microsoft says experimenting …

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Kenya election: Kenyatta blames primaries chaos on turnout

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has blamed huge voter turnout for the chaos at his party's primaries on Friday, which led to them being cancelled. In many areas across the country, there were delays, with some skirmishes also reported as contestants accused their opponents of rigging.

Mr Kenyatta admitted to reporters …

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Circular runways: Engineer defends his proposal

Last month we published a video arguing the case for circular runways at airports, as part of a series called World Hacks. It took off and went viral.
The video has had more than 36 million views on Facebook and generated heated debate on social media - including within the aviation …

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Sailing: Italian duo break sailing record from Dakar to Guadeloupe

An Italian father and son duo have sailed their way into the record books after taking just over 11 days to cross the Atlantic in a catamaran.

Nico and Vittorio Malingri arrived in the Guadeloupe port town of Pointe-à-Pitre on Thursday, 11 days, one hour and nine minutes after leaving …

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Judge orders Volkswagen to pay $2.8B in emission scandal

A judge on Friday ordered Volkswagen to pay a $2.8 billion criminal penalty in the United States for cheating on diesel emissions tests, blessing a deal negotiated by the government for a “massive fraud” orchestrated by the German automaker.

U.S. District Judge Sean Cox stuck to the plea …

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Russian man gets longest-ever US hacking sentence, 27 years in prison

Russian hacker Roman Seleznev was sentenced to 27 years in prison today. He was convicted of causing more than $169 million in damage by hacking into point-of-sale computers.

Seleznev, aka "Track2," would hack into computers belonging to both small businesses and large financial institutions, according to prosecutors. He was arrested …

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Man Utd star Ibrahimovic ruled out for the season with knee injury

Manchester United have been dealt a huge injury blow in their pursuit of Champions League football with the news that Zlatan Ibrahimovic will miss the rest of the season with a knee injury.

The former Barcelona striker suffered the injury in the final seconds of normal time during United's Europa …

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