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Cancel Africa’s debt, restructure global financial architecture- President Akufo-Addo
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Cancel Africa’s debt, restructure global financial architecture- President Akufo-Addo

The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, is calling for the restructuring of the global financial architecture so it can respond better to the needs of Africa, as well as the cancellation of debts owed by African countries, in the wake of COVID-19. Taking his turn to address the Summit on Financing African Economies, in Paris, France, on Tuesday, 18th May 2020, President Akufo-Addo noted that, the Bretton Woods Conference, which took place as World War II drew to a close, created a global financial architecture which, over the last 77 years, has proven to be unfavourable for Africa. According to the President, the economies of Europe, America, and Asia having grown significantly during that time, whilst those of Africa have not, attributing collateral damage f...
Israel targets militants, Gaza tunnels; ceasefire effort in high gear
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Israel targets militants, Gaza tunnels; ceasefire effort in high gear

Israel's military said on Monday it had targeted militant commanders and the tunnel network in the Gaza Strip, while Palestinian militants continued to fire rockets towards Israel despite international scrambling to de-escalate the situation. The Israel Defence Forces (IDF) also said late on Monday that its jets "struck the main operations center of the Hamas internal security forces in northern Gaza." The army said that the operations center was a central part of Hamas' "terror infrastructure," adding that it provided "advance warning to those inside & allowed sufficient time to evacuate." Despite calls for a ceasefire from around the world, the conflict between Israel and the Islamist Hamas movement - the ruling authority in Gaza - is entering its second week with no si...
Daimler employees back to working full time after chip shortage
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Daimler employees back to working full time after chip shortage

German carmaker Daimler has returned thousands of its employees at two Mercedes plants to full-time status, a company spokesperson announced on Monday, after a persistent bottleneck in important electronic components had forced the firm to cut shifts. Daimler had put thousands of employees at its plants in Rastatt, Sindelfingen and Bremen into a reduced hours programmed due to the shortage. The carmaker did not provide specific details on the extent of furlough work in recent weeks, but the Sindelfingen plant employs around 35,000 people, Bremen more than 12,000 and Rastatt around 6,500. Everything in Bremen had been back to normal since the middle of last week, according to the carmaker. Daimler has been one of many carmakers forced to interrupt production for weeks at a ...
Tamale police arrest three suspected kidnappers
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Tamale police arrest three suspected kidnappers

The Northern Regional Police Command has arrested three persons suspected to be kidnappers at separate operations in Tamale.    The suspects Ussif Mohammed, a 22-year-old Fulani herdsman from Akwadum, near Koforidua, Sanda Mohammed, a 23-year-old Fulani herdsman from Kintampo and Mahamadu Umar, also a 23-year-old Fulani herdsman from Bunjai in Salaga, were alleged to be involved in various kidnapping and robbery adventures.  Commissioner of Police (COP) Timothy Yoosa Bonga, Northern Regional Police Commander, announced this to journalists in Tamale.    COP Bonga said on May 13, 2021, at about 0627hours, the police picked up intelligence that the three suspects had arrived in Tamale to plan to move to Salaga,  Mankango, Wulensi, Bimbila and its e...
Taiwo Awoniyi: Liverpool’s Nigerian striker granted work permit six years after signing
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Taiwo Awoniyi: Liverpool’s Nigerian striker granted work permit six years after signing

Liverpool's Nigerian striker Taiwo Awoniyi has been granted a work permit to play in the UK - six years after signing for the club. The 23-year-old joined Liverpool on a long-term deal in August 2015 from Nigeria's Imperial Academy, but has never played for The Reds due to his inability to secure a work permit. It means Awoniyi, who is currently on a seventh loan spell outside of the United Kingdom at German side Union Berlin, is now eligible to be included in the Liverpool squad for next season. "It's been a long process but finally [Taiwo] Awoniyi can now focus on his career either at Liverpool or somewhere in England," a top official at Imperial Academy told BBC Sport Africa. "He has the ambition to play in the Premier League and hopefully he can do ...
Lots of unhappy police officers desire to retire but… – Rtd Policeman
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Lots of unhappy police officers desire to retire but… – Rtd Policeman

Retired Police Inspector, Inspector Stephen Sarfo Amoah (Rtd), has disclosed that there are some police officers who wish to voluntarily retire from the service before the stipulated age but are unable to do so due to issues with pension payment. Stephen Sarfo Amoah shared that these police officers deal with a lot of issues including fatigue and that informs their decision to voluntary retire before the age of 65 years. Sharing his own experience, the retired police inspector stated that he voluntarily retired at age 46 due to some issues in the service. However, the Service has refused to pay him what is due him for retirement. He notes that efforts to seek an explanation on the issue has proven futile. He however shares that he continues to pursue the case to allow officer...
Senior Staff of Universities of Ghana declare nationwide strike
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Senior Staff of Universities of Ghana declare nationwide strike

Members of the Senior Staff Association of Universities of Ghana, have declared a nationwide strike following the failure of the government to meet their demands. They declared the strike on Tuesday May 18.   Chairman of the Association, Zakaria Mohammed addressing the press said the strike takes immediate effect. He said “ In furtherance to our letter dated 7th May 2021, served on the Executive Secretary of the National Labour Commission, declaring our intention to embark on an industrial action, I wish on behalf of the National Executive Council to announce the complete withdrawal of services by all members of the senior staff association-Universities of Ghana with immediate effect until the following protracted demands are resolved. SSA-UOG-PRESS-BRIEFINGDownload ...
Ghanaians to re-register SIM cards in June or risk losing phone numbers – Bawumia
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Ghanaians to re-register SIM cards in June or risk losing phone numbers – Bawumia

The Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, has disclosed that between June and July 2021, Ghanaians must re-register all SIM cards in the country. The re-registration forms part of measures to help in the formalisation of the economy. According to him, the Minister for Communication and Digitalization will announce the procedure and formalities to embark on the re-registration exercise. He made this during a speech at the 5th CEO Summit in Accra. He noted that the SIM registration exercise is aimed at helping curb activities such as SIM box and momo fraud. "I expect that the minister for communication and Digitalization will soon announce that we will all from the end of June or maybe beginning of July this year everybody will have to register their sim with a national I...
Final Year Student Commits Suicide At School Dinning Hall
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Final Year Student Commits Suicide At School Dinning Hall

A 16-year-old final year student of Miracles senior school in the Bono Region identified as Leticia committed suicide at the school dinning hall. The incident reported occurred at Baakoniaba school campus in the Sunyani east municipality of the Bono Region . According to the reports, she was found hanging dead in the school dinning hall on Monday ,17th May ,2021 , around 9:45 pm .
Strippers are back on the job but COVID rules are hurting their pay
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Strippers are back on the job but COVID rules are hurting their pay

When California stripper Brittney, 26, walked into San Francisco’s reopened Gold Club stripping venue again in April after a year, she was confronted with masked-up dancers and just a clutch of patrons. “My heart just sank. This is just so, so sad,” said Brittney, who asked that her last name not be disclosed to protect her 6-year-old son. An hour of that four-hour shift was spent just waiting for customers and she earned $150, less than a third of what she would have made pre-pandemic. “A lot of times you'll see a lot of girls just sitting around,” said Brittney, who started stripping around two years ago to supplement income from two other jobs. “It’s just not fun anymore.” As some of the United States’ estimated 3,821 strip clubs start to open up again, women who work as s...
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