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  2016 Olympic Qualifier: GABA needs $20,000
  The Ghana Amateur Boxing Federation (GABF) will need about $20,000 to participate in the qualifiers for the 2016 Olympic Games. The Black Bombers, will require the said amount to participate in the qualifiers in Cameroon from March 9-20, 2016. Gideon Quartey, President...

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  2016: A key election year for African continent
  AS Africa hopes for a more stable year, the 2016 political calendar got off to what promises to be a busy 12 months when Egypt’s new parliament convened, in its first session in three years, after a legislative election dominated by pro-government candidates in the absence of any...

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  B/A: One more dies of Pneumococcal Meningitis
  One more person has died of the deadly Pneumococcal Meningitis in Wenchi in the Brong Ahafo region. This brings to nine the total number of people killed by the disease within two weeks, Starr News' Brong Ahafo regional correspondent Michael Sarpong Mfum reports. About 30...

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  Churches urged to focus on youth
  Churches have been urged to focus on training young people to carry on the work of propagating the gospel of Jesus Christ for the salvation of mankind. Apostle Professor Samuel Asuming-Brempong, Chairman of the Great Commission Church International (GCCI) – Ghana, said in order...

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  Ghanaian students in China not paid monthly stipend for 12 months
  About 30 Ghanaian graduate students on government scholarships in China have not been receiving their monthly stipend for the past 12 months. The students, who were awarded Scholarships by the Scholarship Secretariat of Ghana between 2012 and 2015 to pursue various courses in...

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  USAID presents 12 pick-ups to MMDAs
  The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through the Resiliency in Northern Ghana (RING), on Friday presented 12 Nissan pick-up vehicles to nine Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies in the Northern Region to ensure the successes of the RING project. The...

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  EC boss under heavy security
  There was bizarre spectacle at the premises of Joy FM in Accra on Saturday when the chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC), Charlotte Osei, stormed the station for an interview. In what looked like a crime scene or a war zone, heavily armed policemen and others in plain...

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  Alleged Sex worker killed in Kumasi
  A sex worker has been found dead in Kumasi, Ashanti, Class News regional correspondent Hafiz Tijani reports. The victim’s body was found lying close to a transformer of state power distributor Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) at Ahodwo Roundabout where sex workers ply their...

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  Ghana now legitimate jihadist target - Islamic scholar
  By dint of accepting two Guantanamo Bay ex-convicts, Ghana has now become a “legitimate target” of jihadists and terrorist groups in the world, Islamic scholar Dr Mustapha Hamid has said. “What I am telling Hanna Tetteh [Minister of Foreign Affairs] is that...

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  I'm yet to refund YEA money - Haruna Iddrisu admits
  The Minister of Employment and Labour relations, Haruna Iddrisu has admitted the ministry is yet to refund GH?129,089 borrowed from the Youth Employment Agency in March, 2015. The Minister requested the said amount and an additional GH?900,7545.68 to enable him lead two...

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  Millennium Marathon is a dream come true - Amb. Morton
  Ambassador Ashim Morton, Managing Partner of the Millennium Marathon Sports Company has revealed that the vision of Ghana’s biggest sports event has been realized in the regional capitals where the awareness and sensitization of sports tourism and national revolution on healthy...

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  Millennium Marathon is a dream come true - Amb. Morton
  Ambassador Ashim Morton, Managing Partner of the Millennium Marathon Sports Company has revealed that the vision of Ghana’s biggest sports event has been realized in the regional capitals where the awareness and sensitization of sports tourism and national revolution on healthy...

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  Wing part washed up on beach is from missing MH370
  A piece of a wing that washed up on an Indian Ocean island beach last week was part of the wreckage of Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, Malaysia said on Thursday, confirming the discovery of the first trace of the plane since it vanished last year. "Today, 515 days...

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  Retired, private doctors to the rescue as doctors intensify strike
  The Ghana Health Service is calling in retired doctors and those in private hospitals to help handle emergency cases at public health facilities across the country as doctors intensify their strike tomorrow. The Ghana Medical Association says it will abandon the emergency...

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  Bible Society launches Golden Jubilee celebration
  The Bible Society of Ghana (BSG), has launched its Golden Jubilee celebration with a pledge to intensify and sustain efforts at bringing hope and salvation to the people. It would not only continue to publish and distribute Bibles to people in the local languages, but also organise...

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  Kufuor to co-chair a new global alliance
  Former President John Agyekum Kufuor has been appointed co-chairman of the newly formed Global Alliance for Desert Eco-Economy. His appointment is a result of his contribution to the global climate change movement and his able leadership of the African Union during his...

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  Osu flood victims receive emergency LEAP cash
  The first payments of the Emergency Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP) Cash Programme have been made to victims of the June 3rd disaster at Osu. A total of 802 affected persons are expected to benefit from the payment at Osu with each receiving GHc100....

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  Nana Addo right in turning down Addison - Ben Ephson
  Managing Editor of the Daily Dispatch Newspaper Ben Ephson has commended Nana Addo for turning down a petition from the failed NPP Parliamentary candidate for Klottey Korle, Lawyer Philip Addison over the just ended parliamentary primary in the constituency. Mr. Ephson noted...

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  Fraudster dupes pastor
  A man of God, who is based at Assin Fosu has been defrauded of an amount of  GHc 20,000 by a supposed fraudster, whose identity is still unknown. Pastor Francis became victim to the Ejisu-based fraudster, who advertised a Mitsubishi Pajero vehicle which he was...

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  40-year dev't plan is a joke - Franklin Cudjoe
  President of Think Tank IMANI Ghana, Franklin Cudjoe has described the 40-year development plan launched by the National Development Planning Commission (NDPC) as a ‘joke’. The development plan, according to him, is a laudable idea but believes it cannot be...

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  There's no cash to spend on striking doctors - Terkper
  Finance Minister Seth Terkper has jumped to the defence of President John Mahama whose “I-won't-pay-beyond-budget” comment has gotten doctors more angry. "I think the president must be understood" Terkper attempted to calm the stormy waters in the...

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  40-year dev't plan bound to fail if... - Dr Gyampo
  A political scientist with the University of Ghana Dr Ransford Gyampo says any national development plan that is not binding on all political parties is an exercise in futility. He said for a country "plagued with a tragedy of policy discontinuity" the most...

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  Cagliari: 'Juve and Chelsea want Donsah'
  Cagliari confirm talks with Juventus and Chelsea for Godfred Donsah, but “he needs to grow up with us.” The 19-year-old Ghanaian midfielder made quite a splash in his debut Serie A season, but could not prevent their relegation. His agent Olivier Arthur said...

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  Cameroon: Boko Haram kill 7, kidnap 20 in overnight raid
  At least seven people were killed and about 20 others were kidnapped by suspected Boko Haram militants in an overnight raid on a village near Cameroon's northern border, a senior military officer said on Tuesday. Tchakarmari, the village targeted early on Tuesday, lies...

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  Capitation to put Ghana in threshold of doctor-home-call service
  The National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) Capitation system, could bring Ghana to the threshold of the doctor-house-call service, practiced in advanced countries. Mr George Tasiame, Public Relations Officer of the NHIS Ho Municipal Scheme, gave the indication in an interview with...

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  Priest worried about attitude of Christians
  The Reverend Father George Atta Baidoo, Chaplain of the Holy Child College, Cape Coast, has described some Christians as wolves in sheep's clothing, because they were committing sins in disguise. He said they were found in business, politics, marriage and several spheres of...

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  Ghanaian in London jailed for rape
  A Ghanaian has been jailed by a Crown Court in London for 25 years after he lured a woman to his flat, drugged her and raped her while she was unconscious. Kwame Boakye, 53, who works as a security guard, raped the woman and a second victim at his home in Evelyn Street,...

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  Ghana's Most Beautiful is promoting family life
  Madam Helen Ntoso, Volta Regional Minister, has observed that Ghana’s Most Beautiful, a beauty pageant being organised by an Accra based television station is promoting “family life” in the country. She said the show, mostly enjoyed by family units, is gradually...

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  CPP / PNC to hold concurrent National Delegates Congress
  The Convention People’s Party (CPP) and the People’s National Convention (PNC) are exploring possibilities to hold a concurrent National Delegates Congress to elect national officers. The CPP, the initiator of the move, has therefore sent a proposal to the PNC...

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  Businessman defrauds Kwame Sefa Kayi
  A businessman Papa Poku Sarpong has been arraigned for allegedly defrauding Mr Kwame Sefa Kayi, a popular broadcast journalist of $45,600 under the pretext of purchasing two 4x4 vehicles. Sarpong allegedly took the money in the year 2011 so he could import the vehicles from...

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  Fresh suit against gov't over West Blue takeover
  Government is being accused of misleading the High Court in a case challenging its decision to award West Blue Company Limited the contract to undertake destination inspection duties at the ports. The case brought against the government by a freight forwarder, Michael Kweku...

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