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Former BOST CEO wallops Regional Minister in NPP primaries in Western North

The former Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation (BOST) Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Mr Alfred Obeng Boateng has defeated the incumbent Member of Parliament (MP) who doubles as the Western North Regional Minister, Mr. Kingsley Aboagye Gyedu in the just ended New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) parliamentary primaries. The primaries is to …

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George Floyd case: Young people marching for justice

必威体育app官网Say his name: George Floyd! Say his name: George Floyd! The marchers’ chants echoed down Grand Rapids’ streets on Saturday afternoon, their rhythmic call and response amplifying the sound of their united voices. They had already walked past the kneeling, uniformed firefighters, some with fists upraised in support. Already passed …

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The scourge of plagiarism in Ghana

12 years ago when I started Ghana Business News after leaving what was then a ‘good job’ at Citi FM – a story which full detail I will give one day – one of the things I have to deal with has been plagiarism. So-called leading news organisations, TV, radio …

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America’s crisis demands immediate action

必威体育app官网Police in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, arrested a man, an African-American, George Floyd, who later died in their custody after they cuffed him, held him on the ground and three officers knelt on him with one, Derek Chauvin kneeling on his neck till he died. The death, not the only one …

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The regulatory compliance of FinTech in Ghana

Background The digitalization of financial services has been on the rise globally, partly to support the financial inclusion agenda as well as to address the changing needs of customers. This call to advance financial inclusion across the globe especially in developing and emerging economies has rendered the issue of regulatory …

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Why Capitalism can’t cure global pandemics

必威体育app官网Multinational corporations are motivated by profit, which comes from disease, not people’s health. We frequently hear that COVID-19 is the worst pandemic since the influenza of 1918. It is forgotten that another pandemic known as “the third plague” (because it was “the third major bubonic plague outbreak to affect European society”) killed millions from …

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COVID-19: When should Ghanaians expect cases to start declining, as current number rises to 4,700?

Since Ghana announced the first two confirmed COVID-19 cases on March 12, the country as at May 10, 2020 has recorded 4,700 positive cases. The cases are said to have come from backlogs of samples being tested in labs. There are 494 recoveries and 22 deaths recorded. The numbers no …

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Benin still holds journalist Ignace Sossou in jail despite mounting evidence of his innocence

The Benin authorities have continued to show their disdain for the rule of law and the principles of natural justice by keeping in jail one of the country’s top journalists, Ignace Sossou whose works have exposed persons engaged in illicit financial flows (IFFs). While Sossou is in jail, none of …

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Africa needs debt relief to fight COVID-19

必威体育app官网After a slow start, COVID-19 has spread increasingly rapidly throughout Africa, with more than 7,000 confirmed cases and 294 deaths across 45 countries and two territories as of April 7. Unless the continent urgently receives more assistance, the virus will continue to cut a deadly and remorseless path across it, with ever …

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