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‘Ghana Post’s GPS More Advanced Than US, UK Systems’

Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia says features of the recently launched Ghana Post GPS make it more efficient and robust than what exists in the United States and the United Kingdom. The system, which digitally identifies all addresses in the country, has received criticism from some Ghanaians including former President, […]

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 […]

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Theresa May to end EU citizens’ rights to live in UK days after fear ‘half of Romania and Bulgaria’ will come

Government’s plan could be a breach of its EU treaty obligations Theresa May reportedly plans to end rights given to EU nationals under freedom of movement rules when she triggers Article 50 next month, with a Government source claiming that otherwise “half of Romania and Bulgaria” might come to the […]

Mr Jon Benjamin (right) presenting a certificate to Adelaide Arthur (left), one of the scholars.PICTURE : OWUSU INNOCENT.
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‘UK committed to widen scope of scholarship to Ghana’

The British High Commission has expressed the UK’s commitment to widen the scope of scholarship to Ghana to benefit more Ghanaians in future. Officially welcoming the 2016/2017 beneficiaries of the Chevening Scholarship back to Ghana, at a ceremony in Accra on Tuesday, the British High  Commissioner to Ghana, Mr Jon […]

UKGCC to double Ghana-UK trade in 4 years
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UKGCC to double Ghana-UK trade in 4 years

The UK-Ghana Chamber of Commerce (UKGCC) is poised to double trade volumes and value between Ghana and the UK in the next four years. Trade volumes between Ghana and UK are currently estimated at just about 3.5 percent of Ghana’s total international trade, and it is valued at about a […]

The Tower of London on Sunday. Brexit supporters have argued that leaving the European Union will provide new trading opportunities. Credit Peter Nicholls/Reuters
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In ‘Brexit’ Speech, Theresa May Outlines a Clean Break for U.K.

LONDON — In a speech that could define Britain’s relations with its neighbors for decades to come, Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday charted a course toward a clean break with the European Union, calling for the country to abandon the single market after more than four decades of integration […]

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UK export agency signs first loan deal in Africa for Ghana energy project

Britain’s credit export agency, UK Export Finance (UKEF), signed its first direct loan deal in Africa on Monday, providing $310 million to GE Oil & Gas to supply equipment for an oil and gas project in Ghana. UKEF’s loan and credit facility is part of a wider $1.35 billion financing […]

UK PM’s Trade Envoy to Ghana to attend Akufo-Addo’s inauguration
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UK PM’s Trade Envoy to Ghana to attend Akufo-Addo’s inauguration

UK Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Ghana Adam Afriyie is expected to attend the inauguration of the President-elect Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Saturday, January 7, 2017. A release by the British High Commission stated that his visit “will strengthen and promote the existing trade relations between the two countries, […]

Cocaine plot Ghana fugitive jailed
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Cocaine plot Ghana fugitive jailed

A drugs fugitive who was in hiding in Ghana has been jailed for 13 years following his extradition to the UK. David McDermott, 43, originally from Ormskirk, was the last man wanted in connection with a plot to import 400kg of cocaine from South America. The father-of-six was arrested in […]