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Probe Airbus scandal – Pentecostal & Charismatic Council

The Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council (GPCC) has expressed concern about the Airbus bribery scandal as far as the purchase of airplanes for the Ghana Armed Forces is concerned. “We call on the security agencies to conduct serious investigations” into the matter, the Council said in a communiqué issued after deliberations at the 2020 Conference […]

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Airbus Bribery Scandal: How Ghana got corrupted

Airbus, Europe’s largest aerospace multinational, confessed to a High Court in London of paying huge bribes in order to secure contracts in Ghana, between 2011 and 2015. The planemaker has been fined three billion pounds (£3bn) as penalties. Anti-corruption investigators, according to The Guardian Report, have described the court’s decision as the largest ever corporate […]

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Airbus Bribery Scandal: Why Mahama can’t exonerate himself

The bribery scandal involving Airbus, Europe’s largest aerospace multinational, has opened a whole conversation on the corruption subject involving the former president and current flagbearer of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama. According to The Guardian of the UK, Airbus was found guilty by a High Court in London for paying huge […]

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Airbus bribed top official for favours – UK court documents

A top Ghanaian official was among many officials from four different countries that Airbus bribed between 2009 and 2015 in exchange for contracts, which has led to a court in Britain slapping a fine of £3 billion on the company. A UK court document said: “The fifth count alleges  that contrary  to section 7  of  […]

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Akufo-Addo tours Savannah, Upper West regions

President Akufo-Addo will tomorrow begin a two-day working tour of the Savannah and Upper West Regions. Whilst there, the President will pay courtesy calls on traditional rulers in Kpembe, inspect the rehabilitation works on the Salaga water system and attend a durbar of chiefs and people of Salaga North. He will also inspect the Tamale- […]

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Liverpool open up record 22-point lead

Liverpool opened up the biggest lead by any team at the end of a day in English top-flight history with an emphatic victory over Southampton – but manager Jurgen Klopp says his side are “not even close to being perfect”. The Reds extended their advantage in the Premier League to 22 points over second-placed Manchester […]

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Gov’t’s initiatives not slogans – Bawumia

Ghana’s Vice-President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has stated that government’s initiatives are not slogans but policies implemented to benefit Ghanaians. He said programmes such as the One District-One Factory (1D1F), Planting for Food and Jobs and Free Senior High School, are all policies put in place to protect the vulnerable and the poor in the deprived communities. Dr […]

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Hearts bags GHS361,448 from Kotoko clash

Accra Hearts of Oak took home an amount of GHS361,448 from the record gate proceeds accrued from Sunday’s match with Asante Kotoko. This represents about 50% of the total gate proceeds GHS 726,380 was realised as gate proceeds from the match between the two most glamorous clubs in Ghana. Asante Kotoko also took home GHS233,932 […]

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World News

Boris Johnson, African leaders urge investors to accelerate economic role on continent

UK companies must leap at the chance to deepen economic ties with Africa, a continent with unmatched investment opportunities, several African leaders said at a high-level panel. At an oversubscribed opening ceremony for the 2020 UK-Africa Investment Summit, Monday, attended by dignitaries and delegates from 16 African countries, including President El Sisi of Egypt, British […]

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China coronavirus: Death toll rises as disease spreads

The death toll from a newly-discovered coronavirus in China has risen to 41 on the day of the Lunar New Year. Another 15 deaths in the Hubei province, where the outbreak began, were announced on Saturday. Health officials are struggling to contain the outbreak as millions of people travel for the Chinese new year, one […]

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Moody’s rates Ghana’s economic outlook positive from stable; affirms B3 rating

Rating agency Moody’s has affirmed the government of Ghana’s long-term issuer and senior unsecured bond ratings at B3 and changed the outlook to positive from stable. It has also concurrently affirmed the rating of the bond enhanced by a partial guarantee from the International Development Association (IDA, Aaa stable) at B1. The decision to assign […]

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Hearts-Kotoko match headlines matchday 6

The battle between the two most glamorous clubs in Ghana will headline matchday 6 of the Ghana Premier League. Both sides have lost two matches in the six-week-old league and will be hoping to grab a win and the bragging rights when they clash at the Accra Sports Stadium on Sunday. Ahead of the match, […]

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Otumfuo withdraws reps from Ashanti assemblies

Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II has withdrawn all his representatives from the various district assemblies in the Ashanti Region. Bantamahene Baffour Owusu Amankwatia, who made the revelation, said a circular announcing the Asante monarch’s decision has already been sent. He said the traditional council feels sidelined in the local governance process by the central government. […]

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Bryan Acheampong cuts sod for 8-km Abetifi town roads

Abetifi MP Bryan Acheampong on Friday, 24 January 2020 broke the ground for the construction of some Abetifi town roads in the Eastern Region. The 8-kilometre stretch will link more than 10 communities to Abetifi. The roads, which had been in deplorable state for a very long time, are expected to be completed before the […]

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Ghana and World Bank sign $570 million agreement

Accra, Jan 17, GNA – Ghana and the World Bank on Friday signed four agreements, totaling nearly $570 million aimed to transform the economy, boost education, improve sanitation and fight flooding in Accra as well as reduce forest losses. Out of the total commitment for the four projects, $557 million is in loans and just […]

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GNFS investigates cause of 37 Military Officers’ Mess Fire

By Eunice Hilda Ampomah/Abdulai Haruna, GNA Accra, Jan. 19, GNA – The Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) is investigating the cause of the fire, which destroyed four apartments in a residential block at the 37 Military Officers’ Mess, over the weekend. Divisional Officer (DO) Grade II Ellis Okoh, the Public Relations Officer of the GNFS, […]

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Business

Ghana to sign £40m agreement with UK to upgrade Kumasi Airport

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Ghana’s President Akufo-Addo are expected to sign a £40m agreement this week which will see the construction of a new terminal as part of the upgrade of the Kumasi Airport. The facility which forms part of a pre-financing agreement between the two countries will be disbursed after the UK-Africa […]

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$20m out of $2 bn: Kenya recoups 1% of looted funds – Chief prosecutor

Across Africa, the fight against corruption is a topical issue with leaders promising to root out the cancer and with opposition and activists accusing governments of lacking the will to prosecute appointees who dip their hands into the kitty. Kenya, an economic giant in East Africa has over the years been dogged with issues of […]

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Fuel prices go up again

Prices of fuel in Ghana have this week gone up marginally, vindicating the prediction made by the Chamber of Petroleum Consumers (COPEC) on Tuesday, January 14, 2020. Petrol as of Friday, January 17 was selling at GH 5.50 per litre at various pumps, up GHC 9 pesewas from its previous price of GHC 5.41. The […]

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COVID-19: US Embassy closed down for 2 weeks

The United States of America (USA) has closed its Embassy in Ghana for two weeks. The closure took effect on Wednesday, 25 March 2020. In a statement, the Embassy noted that its “staff will continue to work remotely and will do their utmost to assist U.S. citizens with emergencies to the greatest extent possible under […]

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Ighalo’s parent club offer him £400,000 per week contract

SHANGHAI SHENHUA may have scuppered Manchester United’s transfer plans by offering Odion Ighalo a staggering £400,000-a-week contract, according to reports. The 30-year-old has been an instant hit at Old Trafford since his January loan switch from the Chinese Super League side. Ighalo has scored four goals in his first three starts at the Reds to […]

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Coronavirus kills jazz icon Manu Dibango

The family of Cameroonian Afro-jazz star Manu Dibango say they are mourning the loss of their “Pappy Grove”. Announcing the 86-year-old saxophonist’s death to his fans on Facebook, they said: “A voice rises in the distance. “It is with deep sadness that we announce the loss of Manu Dibango, our Papy Groove, who passed away […]

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Come for ‘Afehyia Pa Afa Hye’: Okyenhene to T&T PM, Caribbean, Africans in diaspora

The Okyenhene Osagyefuo Amoatia Ofori Panin has extended an invitation to the Prime Minister of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago Dr. Christopher Keith Rowley, the whole of the Caribbean and all Africans in the diaspora to join Okyeman in December this year to celebrate the maiden annual Afehyia Pa Afa Hye or Good Year […]

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Coronavirus: Scottish diplomat Steven Dick dies in Hungary

A Scottish diplomat has died in Hungary after contracting coronavirus. Steven Dick, 37, served as the deputy head of mission at the British Embassy in Budapest. He died on Tuesday, the Foreign Office confirmed. It is not known whether Mr Dick had any underlying medical problems. His parents, Steven and Carol Dick, said their son […]

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Despite “a lot of unhelpful” comments about my COVID-19 interventions, the results’ve “vindicated” me – Akufo-Addo

President Nana Akufo-Addo has said that despite the criticism of the measures his government put in place to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus such as banning of all international flights, closing all of Ghana’s borders to human traffic as well as mandatorily quarantining all persons who entered Ghana from abroad, the number of imported […]

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CAF fines GFA due to Cape Coast pitch invader

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has fined Ghana an amount of USD10,000 for the invasion of the field of play by a soccer fan. This is in relation to the incident that occurred at the latter stages of the Black Stars’ win over South Africa in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers at […]

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COVID-19: Republic Bank defers loan repayment for customers for 6 months

Republic Bank Ghana, a subsidiary of Republic Financial Holdings Limited (RFHL), has become the first bank to announce a deferment in the repayment of loans by its customers. The loan repayment deferment for customers and staff of the bank is for a maximum period of six months, and is in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. […]

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COVID-19: EC suspends voter registration exercise

The Electoral Commission (EC) has suspended the upcoming voter registration exercise slated for April 18, 2020, due to the outbreak of the coronavirus. “We had planned to do the registration on the 18th but because of the pandemic, we can’t do it on the 18th, so, we are observing what is happening around Ghana and […]

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Let’s not politicise COVID 19 – Gov’t to political parties

Government urged political parties to support measures to fight COVID-19 The government has urged political parties to support its measures to fight COVID-19 in the country and not politicise the matter. Information Minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah made the call at a sensitisation workshop for political parties in Accra on Thursday, 26 March 2020. The meeting […]

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