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GHANASS Student Killed By Fallen Tree, Seven Others Injured: A 16-year-old form one student of the Ghana Senior High School (Ghanass) in Koforidua, has died after a tree accidentally fell on him on Saturday.


Dumsor Imminent As Power Sector Loses 600mw: Power outages, popularly known as dumsor, are imminent in the coming days as the power sector is on the verge of losing 600 megawatts (MW) of generation by February 3, 2017 due to a complex web of financial obligations and other challenges confronting the national generator, the Volta River Authority (VRA).


The Gambia ‘Missing Millions’ After Jammeh Flies Into Exile More than $11m (£8.8m) is missing from The Gambia’s state coffers following the departure of long-time leader Yahya Jammeh, an adviser to President Adama Barrow has said.


Alan Kyerematen, Agyarko, others to be vetted today: Four ministerial nominees namely; Minister-designate for Trade and Industry, Alan Kwadwo Kyerematen, Minister-Designate for local government and rural development, Hajia Alima Mahama, Minister-Designate for Agriculture, Dr.Owusu Afriyie Akoto and Minister-Designate for Energy, Boakye Agyarko will today face the Appointment’s Committee of parliament to be vetted.


Teachers Threaten Strike Over Unpaid Salaries: The Coalition of newly trained teachers has threatened to lay down their tools, if the Nana Addo-led government does not pay them their accumulated salaries by the end of  this month.



Samsung announces what caused the Galaxy Note 7 to overheat and explode: Samsung says bad battery design and a rush to release an updated version of the Galaxy Note 7 caused some of the devices to overheat and explode in a new report the company released Sunday night.



AFCON 2017: Minister announces 50% reduction in Black Stars bonus: The Minister designate for Youth and Sports is reported to have successfully negotiated a 50% reduction in winning bonuses for members of the senior national team who are currently participating in AFCON 2017.



Dag Heward-Mills homophobic sermon angers South African celeb: The founder and Presiding Bishop of the Lighthouse Chapel International, Dag Heward-Mills drew the ire of a South African celebrity this weekend after delivering a homophobic sermon at a Soweto church.


1-district, 1-factory preparations started under Kufuor – Alan: Preparations for the take-off of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government’s 1-district 1-factory election campaign promise, was started under the erstwhile John Kufour administration, Minister-nominee for Trade and Industry Alan Kyerematen has revealed.




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