Africa

Mahama: Education not failing

President Mahama inaugurating Paakuso Community Day Senior High School.

President John Dramani Mahama has refuted assertions that Ghana's education is declining under his leadership.

The flag bearer of the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) said "It’s absolutely not true", adding that Ghana is becoming an educational hub in Africa.

He said the nation's education is getting better every year. He, therefore, called on the media to do their research and not be conveyor belts for people’s false statements as Ghana is performing better in the West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE).


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SC’s judgment victory for democracy – EC

Thaddeus Sory, lawyer for EC speaking to media

The judgment handed by the Supreme Court of Ghana ordering the Electoral Commission (EC) to allow disqualified flag bearer of the Progressive People’s Party, Dr Papa Kwesi Nduom, to get back into the presidential race is victory for democracy, Thaddeus Sory, lawyer for the EC has said.

The apex court on Monday, 7 November also ordered the EC to extend the nomination period for flag bearers to Tuesday, 8 November. It also directed the EC to give all parties a fair hearing to make the necessary corrections on their nomination forms.


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The Latest: Clinton tries to inspire black voters

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at Mt Airy Church of God In Christ in Philadelphia, Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)r

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times EST):1:10 p.m.

Clinton is telling African-American voters that the election is a choice between "hope and fear."

She tells parishioners at a Northwest Philadelphia church that everything they care about is on the ballot.

Clinton says: "This election is about doing everything we can to stop a movement to destroy President Obama's legacy."


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Ghana is a haven for investors - French Ambassador

Francois Pujolas, French Ambassador to Ghana

Accra, Nov. 5, GNA - Mr Francois Pujolas, the French Ambassador says the political and socio economic stability in Ghana has made it a haven for investors the world over.

He said business organisations in France were highly interested in the Ghanaian market adding “we in France have great confidence in the Ghanaian market, and this is buttressed by the political stability that pertains in the country.”

Mr Pujolas said this in Accra at a programme to announce Air France’s commencement of weekly flights to Accra from Paris - Charles de Gaulle and back.


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South Africa: Jacob Zuma report points to possible corruption

Protesters, they have vowed to step up their campaign to oust him

An investigation into South Africa's President Jacob Zuma has found evidence of possible corruption at the top level of his government.

In the report, former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela recommends Mr Zuma establish a judicial commission of inquiry within 30 days.

Mr Zuma is accused of an improper relationship with wealthy businessmen.

He had tried to block the release of the report, but dropped his court bid on Wednesday.


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Ghana National Single Window Cashxpress Card Launched in Accra

Seth Terkper, Ghana's Finance Minister

PRESS RELEASE
Ghana's efforts in reducing the time and cost of doing business has reflected positively in the World Bank Trading Across Borders Indicator for 2017.

And, according to the World Bank Ease of Doing Business 2017 Report, Ghana ranks number one in West Africa and Top 10 in sub-Saharan Africa.


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Reps oppose Ghana’s discriminatory policy against Nigerian businessmen

ECOWAS Secretariat

• May seek redress at ECOWAS court over mandatory $1m deposit

The House of Representatives yesterday expressed displeasure at a policy compelling Nigerians willing to do business in Ghana to make a deposit of $1 million in a bank account.

A victim of the policy, Mr. Seidu Franklynn during an interactive session with members of the Rita Orji-led House Committee on Diaspora said the law was another case of xenophobia against Nigerians doing lawful businesses in Ghana.


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Nigeria draw Egypt, Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire in AFCON Beach Soccer

Nigeria Player

Nigeria have been drawn in Group A to play Ghana, Egypt and Cote d’Ivoire in the 2016 CAF Beach Soccer Cup of Nations holding between December 13-18 at the Eko Atlantic City, Lagos State.

Disclosing this weekend, the Chairman of the Local Organizing Committee of the tournament, Seyi Akinwunmi assured that the competition will set a mark for other major beach soccer competitions glob-ally.


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