Professor Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa appointed acting GES Director

President Nana Akufo-Addo has appointed Professor Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa as the Acting Director-General of the Ghana Education Service (GES). A letter signed by the President and sighted by Citi News, indicates that the appointment is pending the advice of the governing council of the Service in consultation with the Public Service Commission. Prof. Opoku-Amankwa will be […]

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Minerals Commission announces Online Mining Licensing System

The Minerals Commission of Ghana with support from Australian government is developing an online mining licensing system for legal miners as a move to weed out galamsey, according to Isaac Abraham, Head of Public Relations. Dubbed “Digital Cadastre System”, the framework when completed, would have the capacity to detect the availability of mineral resources at a […]

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Donald Trump: N Korea’s Kim Jong-un a ‘smart cookie’

US President Donald Trump has described North Korean leader Kim Jong-un as a “pretty smart cookie”. Speaking to CBS, he noted Mr Kim had assumed power at a young age, despite dealing with “some very tough people”. Amid escalating tensions over North Korea’s nuclear programme, he said he had “no idea” whether Mr Kim is […]

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Gem TV: Iranian CEO Saeed Karimian shot dead in Istanbul

The founder and chairman of the Persian-language Gem TV company has been killed in Istanbul. Saeed Karimian, 45, was shot dead in the Maslak neighbourhood, along with his Kuwaiti business partner. The vehicle used in the apparent assassination was later found burnt out. Turkish police are investigating. Mr Karimian had previously been tried in absentia […]

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Ueli Steck: Everest claims ‘Swiss Machine’ climber

The Swiss climber Ueli Steck has been killed on Mount Everest, Nepal’s tourist office says. Steck, who was known as the “Swiss Machine”, died in an accident while acclimatising for an attempt on the mountain without oxygen by a new route. The 40-year-old had won multiple awards and was known for his rapid ascents. His […]

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Ghana midfielder Kwadwo Poku on target again for Miami FC in win over Edmonton

Ghanaian midfielder Kwadwo Poku continued his scoring form for Miami FC as he registered a goal in their 2-0 home victory over FC Edmonton in the North American Soccer League (NASL).  The 25-year-old broke the deadlock of the encounter the in the 35th minute to his side the lead. Brazilian attacker Stefano Pinho doubled the […]

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A deja vu OR a status quo: The mantle might be heavier than meets the eys

A few weeks ago, Zdravko Lugarisic was the toast of the fans. They were singing praises all over. In fact, some ladies would lay their clothes on the floor to cajole him to walk on to victory. He was the darling boy; the epicentre of techniques; a master tactician. Ghana’s version of Antonio Conte of […]

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