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First lady, Rebecca Akufo-Addo
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Ghanaians In China Charged To Project Ghana

The First Lady, Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo, has urged Ghanaians living and working in China to project the good name of Ghana as they seek more knowledge to help develop the country. ‘There is a lot to learn from China, therefore, those of you here should learn and bring the knowledge […]

Abe Ankumah, Nyansa co-founder, is photographed at his headquarters in Palo Alto, California, on Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017. Nyansa is a network analytics software company. (Gary Reyes/ Bay Area News Group)
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From Ghana to Silicon Valley: One entrepreneur’s journey

Nyansa co-founder talks about success, fundraising and being an immigrant entrepreneur As he was growing up in Ghana without access to a computer — much less other high-tech gadgets — it wasn’t obvious that Abe Ankumah would go on to found a fast-growing Silicon Valley tech company. But  fast forward a few […]

Osei Tutu II meets the Queen in 2000 CREDIT:  FIONA HANSON
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‘The Ashanti King gave me £350,000 and I took it to the bank in taxi,’ sacked bank official claims

To a Ghanaian King, handing someone a holdall stuffed with more than £350,000 to deposit in a bank might seem nothing out of the ordinary. Indeed, when Osei Tutu II, traditional ruler of the Kingdom of Ashanti, summoned Mark Arthur to his multimillion-pound residence in Henley-on-Thames and handed him a […]

Flavia Anyesi, 4, at Mulago Hospital in Kampala, Uganda, has Burkitt lymphoma. She was first sent to a dentist to have a tooth pulled, but continued swelling in her jaw indicated to doctors that something else was wrong.
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As Cancer Tears Through Africa, Drug Makers Draw Up a Battle Plan

In a deal similar to the one that turned the tide against AIDS, manufacturers and charities will make chemotherapy drugs available in six poor countries at steep discounts. In a remarkable initiative modeled on the campaign against AIDS in Africa, two major pharmaceutical companies, working with the American Cancer Society, […]

Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron
Europe

France elections: Macron and Le Pen through to run-off

The centrist Emmanuel Macron will face far-right leader Marine Le Pen in a run-off for the French presidency on 7 May, near-final results show. With 96% of votes counted from Sunday’s first round, Mr Macron has 23.9% with Ms Le Pen on 21.4%. Opinion polls have consistently predicted Mr Macron […]

James Comey (left) FBI Director
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Trump Russia claims: FBI’s Comey confirms investigation of election ‘interference’

FBI director James Comey has confirmed for the first time that the FBI is investigating alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election. However, Mr Comey said his agency had seen no evidence to back up President Trump’s claim that his phones had been tapped by the Obama administration. He was […]

East Libya bans travel for those aged between 18 – 45
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East Libya bans travel for those aged between 18 – 45

Eastern Libya has banned men and women between the ages of 18 and 45 from travelling abroad without permission. The region’s military chief of staff, Abdelrazzak Al-Naduri, said the aim of the move was to prevent people from joining terrorist groups abroad. Libya has rival administrations in the east and […]

South Africa anti-immigrant protesters
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South Africa clashes at anti-foreigner protest in Pretoria

South African police have used rubber bullets, tear gas and water cannon to try and disperse anti-immigrant protesters in the capital, Pretoria. A low-flying police helicopter has also been deployed amid a stand-off between local protesters and foreigners, with both groups reportedly armed with sticks, bricks and knives. President Jacob […]

President-elect Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo
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DCEs will be elected in 2018 under my gov’t – Akufo-Addo

The President elect, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo says metropolitan, municipal and district chief executives would be elected in his government in 2018. This, he said will ensure that those who lived in the districts were involved in choice of who governs them. The move he said would also ensure that […]