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Soldiers protecting Galamsey operators – Amewu

Lands and Natural Resources Minister, John Peter Amewu

Lands and Natural Resources Minister, John Peter Amewu

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The Lands and Natural Resources Minister, John Peter Amewu has accused some personnel of the Ghana Armed Forces High command of providing cover for galamsey operators in hard-hit areas.

He alleged the said military command has without authorization, deployed personnel to protect galamsey operators in parts of the Ashanti region where his team is touring.

In an interview with Citi News, John Peter Amewu called for an immediate probe into the matter.


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Any soldier found protecting illegal miners will be dealt with - Defence Minister

Defense Minister, Dominic Nitiwul

Defence Minister, Dominic Nitiwul has ordered the Chief of Defence Staff to immediately launch investigations into reports that some military officers are providing security for illegal miners.

He said the military has not officially ordered any such acts and the culprits should be made to face the full rigours of the law if found culpable.


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Wealth of 5 richest Nigerians could end poverty - Oxfam report

Aliko Dangote

The combined wealth of Nigeria’s five richest men - $29.9 billion - could end extreme poverty in that country according to a new report published by Oxfam today.

The report, ‘Inequality in Nigeria,’ exposes the large and growing gap between rich and poor. It reveals how the benefits of economic growth have been captured by a wealthy elite at the expense of ordinary Nigerians.

According to Forbes the 5 richest Nigerians are: Aliko Dangote (net worth US $14.4 billion), Mike Adenuga (net worth US $9.9 billion),


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President returns from 3-nation tour

President Akufo-Addo and Vice-President Mahamudu Bawumia at the airport after the former’s arrival in Accra. Picture: Samuel Tei Adano

The Director of Communications at the Presidency, Mr Eugene Arhin, has described President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s visit to Senegal, Guinea and Cape Verde as productive.

He said the visit would not only inure to the economic and bilateral benefit of Ghana but also strengthen the resolve for the attainment of the goals of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).


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Guinea join Ghana in U-17 Africa Cup of Nations semi-finals

Stade de l'Amitie in Libreville where Guinea and Ghana drew 0-0

Guinea joined Ghana in the semi-finals of the Under 17 Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon after a 0-0 draw between both sides in their final match of Group A in Libreville.

The point was enough for Guinea to finish as group runners-up and secure a place at the World Cup in India in October.

In the other Group A game, Cameroon beat hosts Gabon 1-0 in Port Gentil courtesy of a goal from Stephane Thierry Zobo.

The result was not enough for Cameroon to progress, ending the tournament in third place in the standings, ahead of Gabon who had already been eliminated.


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Ericsson Technology In Ghana

Ericsson Press briefing

Multinational networking and telecommunications giant, Ericsson on Thursday showcased in Ghana some advanced technology it had developed to help telecom companies and others who provide Information Communication Technology services, better serve their customers.

The company in February 2017 launched the technology at the Mobile World Congress at Barcelona, Spain.

According to them, their cutting edge technology is a product of six years of researching into the changing trends within the technology sector.


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Eni launches OCTP production, Ghana

Offshore Cape Three Point

Eni has started first production from its Offshore Cape Three Points (OCTP) project, offshore Ghana.

The project, which comprises the Sankofa Main, Sankofa East and Gye-Nyame fields, about 60km off Ghana, was completed in just two and a half years, and three months ahead of schedule, according to Eni.


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Starlets face familiar foe in semi-finals

Ghana's U-17 team

Ghana Black Starlets will face Niger in the semi-finals of the u-17 Africa Cup of Nations in Port Gentil.

The game will be the third meeting both sides in the space of a month after Ghana beat their counterparts twice in a double header with a 2-0 margin.

The Stalets have caught the eye of many progressing to the semis in fine fashion scoring nine and conceeding none. Their counterparts finished second in their group scoring four and conceeding four.


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Mahama jets off to India for AfDB meeting

Former President John Mahama

Former President John Mahama

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Former President John Dramani Mahama is in Ahmedabad, India to attend the 52nd Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group, according to a statement issued by Joyce Bawah Mogtari, Special Aide to Mr Mahama.

The AfDB, which works to reduce poverty and improve the living conditions of African people, is meeting on the theme ‘Transforming Agriculture for Wealth Creation in Africa.’


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