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Hurricane Maria ‘devastates’ Dominica: PM

Dominica has suffered "widespread damage" from Hurricane Maria, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit says. "We have lost all that money can buy," he said in a Facebook post. The hurricane suddenly strengthened to a "potentially catastrophic" category five storm, before making landfall on the Caribbean island. Earlier Mr Skerrit had posted live updates as his own roof was torn off, saying he was "at the complete ...

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Akufo-Addo leaves for UN Gen. Assembly

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo will leave the country on Friday, 15th September, 2017 to lead Ghana’s delegation to the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly. While there, Nana Akufo-Addo, as co-Chair of the Advocacy Group of Eminent Persons for the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), will participate in a series of SDGs events and also deliver a speech on the theme “Africa Beyond ...

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Human Capital Index: Ghana ranks 2nd

The Global Human Capital Report for 2017 says Ghana has the second highest human capital in Sub-Saharan Africa after Rwanda and followed by Cameroon and Mauritius in that order. “The two top-ranked countries in the region, Rwanda (71) and Ghana (72), owe their comparatively strong performance to, respectively, almost completely closed education and employment gender gaps and significantly improved education ...

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Corruption Ghana’s challenge – German Amb

German Ambassador to Ghana, Christoph Retzlaff, has identified corruption and micro-economic instability as the major challenges hindering the accelerated development of the country. According to him, Ghana has all the “ingredients” to succeed and become a rich country if corruption is nibbed in the bud or reduced to its barest minimum. Speaking in an exclusive interview with Dr Etse Sikanku on Class91.3FM’ ...

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Top German politician to visit Ghana soon

A high-powered political figure from Germany is expected to visit Ghana in the next few months, German Ambassador to Ghana, Christoph Retzlaff, has said. Although he refused to disclose the identity of the said person, Mr Retzlaff said the visit will further prove how close and strong Ghana-German relationship has become after 60 years. Speaking in an exclusive interview with Dr Etse Sikanku on World Affair ...

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N Korea fires second missile over Japan

North Korea has fired a ballistic missile across Japan, creating new tension in the region after its nuclear bomb test less than two weeks ago. The missile reached an altitude of about 770km (478 miles), travelling 3,700km before landing in the sea off Hokkaido, South Korea's military says. It flew higher and further than one fired over Japan late last month. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said his coun ...

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Akufo-Addo visits Buhari

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on Tuesday, 12th September, 2017, paid a brief visit to the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadou Buhari. Addressing a press conference after the visit, Nana Akufo-Addo noted that “all of us have been very anxious about his (President Buhari) well-being, and it was very good news to hear that he had returned. We are Africans, and it meant that I had ...

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Rohingya crisis: Civilians ‘maimed by landmines’

The BBC has spoken to Rohingya Muslims maimed after apparently stepping on landmines as they fled Myanmar (Burma). A boy of 15 being treated in Bangladesh lost both legs while a woman at the same hospital said she had trodden on a landmine after being fired on. The area was mined in the 1990s but Bangladeshi sources say Myanmar's army recently planted new mines - an allegation denied by Myanmar officials. M ...

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Hurricane Irma Irma hits Florida hard

Residents of mainland Florida are bracing for Hurricane Irma to hit, as conditions in the south of the state deteriorate. The category four storm with sustained winds up to 130mph (209km/h) moved away from the Florida Keys and should make landfall on the west coast in hours. High winds and storm surges are affecting the Miami area, but Florida Governor Rick Scott said he was "very concerned" about the west ...

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‘Strong economy, jobs vital in terrorism fight’

Former President Jerry John Rawlings has called on Africa to focus its attention on employing her resources towards the creation of opportunities and jobs for the youth. The former President said establishing a resilient economy is vital in insulating the continent, especially its youth from infiltration by extremists. Speaking at an international symposium on the theme: “Prospects for Security in the Sahel ...

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