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Economic challenges not fatal – Kwesi Botchwey

A former Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, Dr Kwesi Botchwey, has stated that the challenges facing the economy today are not as fatal as they are perceived. His view of the economic situation in the country contradicts what other experts see as a worsening economic situation which require urgent and pragmatic steps to fix before the country goes bankrupt. ...

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Nigeria army ‘knows where girls are’

The Nigerian military say they know where the girls kidnapped by Boko Haram are but they will not attempt a rescue. Nigeria’s Chief of Defence Staff said it was “good news for the parents,” although he admitted the military would not risk “going there with force.” More than 200 girls were abducted by Boko Haram gunmen from their school in ...

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De-politicize corruption – Mahama

President John Dramani Mahama has called for the de-politicization of corruption in Africa, saying, that the issue should rather be tackle impartially in order to a lasting solution. He said the use of corruption to score political points, whether in government or in opposition, should be discouraged to pave way for objective and impartial conversations on the issue for the ...

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Aboadze thermal plant to be completed in October

The first power supply from the Aboadze Thermal Power Plant is schedule for October 27, 2014, Ron Barnatt, Plant Manager at the Takoradi International Company, contractors of the project, has said. The plant is expected to add 330 megawatts of power to the national electricity grid. Mr Barnatt told the media that expansion works on the 400 million- dollar project ...

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South Sudan government forces battle for Bentiu oil hub

Government forces in South Sudan have launched an offensive on the strategic oil hub of Bentiu, after it was taken by rebels last month. A column of government troops and armoured vehicles were earlier seen driving towards the centre, they add. Rebel forces deny UN charges that they killed hundreds of people along ethnic lines after seizing the town in ...

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Ukraine crisis: Odessa detainees freed as police HQ attacked

Pro-Russian activists have attacked the police headquarters in Ukraine’s southern city of Odessa, forcing the release of several people held over deadly violence two days ago. Friday’s clashes led to more than 40 deaths. Most victims were pro-Russian separatists killed when the building they were in caught fire. Ukraine’s interim PM has accused police of failing to prevent the violence. ...

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