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Voting begins in Egypt’s pro-Sisi constitutional referendum

Egypt holds a three-day referendum from Saturday on constitutional amendments that could allow President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to stay in office until 2030. The Egyptian parliament this week overwhelmingly approved the proposals. What are the key changes An amendment to Article 140 of the constitution extends the presidential term to six years from four. An outright bar on any president ...

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Osafo Maafo is hot; roasted nonstop over ‘Galamsey queen’ comments

Osafo Maafo’s antidote to Ghana’s struggling economy, when he suggested that freeing ‘galamsey queen’ Aisha Huang has had a positive economic impact on the country continues to irk “right minded Ghanaians”. The Chinese national was standing trial for engaging in illegal small-scale mining which could have ended her 20 years in jail under Section 99 (3) of Act 900. Whiles ...

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Black snakes force Liberia president to abandon office

President of Liberia, George Weah, is working from his official residence after two black snakes were found in the building where his offices are located in the capital Monrovia. The Associated Press reported quoted deputy press secretary Smith Toby as saying the president was acting on advice to stay away from the building till it had been fumigated. The deputy ...

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AFCON 2019: Egypt says stadia ready in May

Prof. Asarf Sobhy, Egypt’s Minister for Youths and Sports, says the six stadia for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, will be ready by mid-May. Sobhy, stated this on Friday in Cairo, when journalists from 20 African countries including Nigeria, participating in the 53rd training course for Young African Journalists, paid him a courtesy visit. He said that Egypt was ...

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Luxury Vehicles Tax: Abronye DC descends heavily on John Mahama

The Bono Regional Chairman of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Kwame Baffoe popularly known as Abronye DC has descended heavily on former President John Mahama for promising to abolish the Luxury Vehicles Tax if wins power in 2020. Speaking to executives and drivers of the Neoplan station local GPRTU in Accra on Thursday, April 18, 2018 as part of ...

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Work begins on Pwalugu multipurpose dam

A paradigm shift, estimated to bring about a ‘paradise-shift’ towards the northern part of Ghana, is underway in the Upper East region as the Volta River Authority (VRA) begins to prepare the ground for the construction of the Pwalugu Multipurpose Dam Project in the Talensi District. The dam project, sited on Ghana’s White Volta River near the Pwalugu Bridge on ...

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Fire guts Kumasi Central Market

Fire has gutted parts of the Kumasi Central market Friday night. The area affected mostly is the part heading towards Dr. Mensah, Ultimate FM’s Isaac Bediako Justice reported. The cause of the fire is not yet known but a police source say personnel of the Fire Service have arrived at the scene and are currently fighting to put out the ...

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Parliament requests input from Ghanaians on anti-vigilantism Bill

The Parliamentary Select Committee on Constitutional, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs has called for the input of Ghanaians in the vigilantism and related offence Bill which has been laid before parliament for consideration. President Akufo-Addo has caused an anti-vigilantism and related offences bill to be laid before Parliament while the NDC and the NPP are also engaged in bi-partisan talks aimed ...

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Police rescue Lebanese Consular from Nigerian Kidnappers

The Ghana Police Service has rescued a Lebanese Consular General and Head of Mission of Estonia to Ghana who was allegedly kidnapped by some Nigerians today, Friday April 19. Mr. Nabil Makram Basbous, 61, was on a walk in his neighborhood at Labone in Accra when he was kidnapped by the suspects, known to be Nigerians. A police situational report ...

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