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Ghana: Commercial drivers begin strike over high fuel prices

– Advertisement – There are chaotic scenes in parts of Ghana as commercial drivers begin an indefinite strike. The Coalition of Commercial Transport Owners declared the nationwide strike as part of measures to compel the government to scrap some taxes on fuel to enable reduction at the pumps. According to the Coalition, the government for the past two weeks has failed to heed their calls for some taxes to be scrapped off hence the decision to embark on the sit-down strike. More than ten unions have joined the strike including…

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Gambia: Incumbent Adama Barrow wins presidential election

– Advertisement – The incumbent president of The Gambia Adama Barrow has been declared winner of the country’s presidential election. He thus retains power with results from all the districts now in across the country. The independent electoral commission on Sunday evening declared President Barrow winner, defeating his main challenger Ousainou Darboe. Mr. Barrow had won over 54% of votes but three opposition candidates have rejected the partial results, citing an unusual delay in tallying the votes. Veteran politician Ousainou Darboe, and two other candidates, Mama Kandeh and Essa Mbye…

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Ghana: Ruling party MPs overturn decision to reject 2022 budget

– – Lawmakers from Ghana’s ruling party have overturned a decision by the minority to reject the country’s 2022 budget and economic policy statement. Last Friday, a one-sided minority with a total of 137 members voted to reject the budget after the majority MPs staged a walkout. The majority MPs were protesting the failure of the speaker Alban Bagbin to  compel the General Secretary of the opposition NDC Johnson Asiedu Nketia to vacate the public gallery after instructing the marshals to drive out ministers of state who were in the…

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Guinea: Ex-leader Alpha Conde released, moved to wife’s home

– – Guinea’s deposed president, Alpha Conde has been released by the ruling military junta after weeks of calls by the international community for that to be done. Mr. Conde is now reported by the soldiers to have been moved to his wife’s home in the capital Conakry. The ruling junta, the National Rally Committee for Development (CNRD), said in a statement broadcast on state television that the former president is now with his wife, Hadja Djene Kaba Condé. The military rulers said they would “continue to provide the former…

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Child Online Africa’s launches safety guide for families

– – The Ghana based group, Child Online Africa has launched what it calls an Online Safety guide for the Family. This document is to offer a range of information from a number of different sources, including the information for children and parents since they are the gate keepers of children most often. At a news conference the executive director of the organization, Awo Aidam Amenyah said “most young people are often eager to be seen and get ‘likes’, sharing too much information about themselves. They respond to personal queries…

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Ghana’s ruling party MPs protest the rejection of 2022 budget

– – Ghana’s ruling party lawmakers have expressed displeasure at what they call a one-sided rejection of the country’s 2022 Budget and Economic Policy. The Parliament voted against the 2022 Budget on Friday after the majority MPs staged a walkout. They had walked out of the chamber to protest the refusal of the opposition party’s General Secretary, Johnson Asiedu Nketia to leave the public gallery of the parliament house. The speaker of parliament, Alban Bagbin had earlier ordered Marshals to drive walk-out ministers of state who were in the House…

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Ghana’s decision to tax mobile money transactions sparks outrage

– – A decision by the government of Ghana to introduce a levy on electronic transactions has left many citizens infuriated. In the presentation of the country’s 2022 budget statement, the country’s Finance Minister Ken Ofori Atta announced that the introduction of the e-levy has been necessitated by the astronomical rise in electronic transactions, hitting $80 billion (over 500 billion Cedis) in 2020. According to him, between February 2020 and February 2021 alone, Ghana saw an increase of over 120% in the value of digital transactions. The government is now imposing…

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Ghana: 10 students drown after two canoes capsized

– – Some ten junior high school students in Ghana’s northern region have drowned after two canoes they were cruising in capsized in the Oti River. The students numbering 31 were returning from the head teacher’s farm when the disaster happened. The students had gone with the head teacher to harvest rice in Butuin, a community in the overseas area. Seven bodies were retrieved with three still missing. A search party is currently searching for the bodies of the missing students. A district police commander, Shine Zokoiku said a search party…

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AFRIMASS NETWORK partners GUINNESS GHANA for Media Ad Sales Summit

– – The Africa Media Advertising Sales Summit (AFRIMASS NETWORK) has partnered with GUINNESS GHANA, MultiChoice Ghana, Genet Service Ltd to bring to Media enterprise owners, Media business executives, Journalist, Media Ad Agencies, Media sales executives and seasoned industry professionals the 3rd edition of the Africa Media Ad Sales Summit (AFRIMASS). This year’s edition of the AFRIMASS 2021 themed “The Sustainability of Media Revenue Post COVID-19” will focus on challenges as well as the available opportunities for media outlets post the pandemic. Founder and Managing partner of AFRIMASS NETWORK, Raymond…

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Looking for a job? Apply for ReadyforWork career accelerator by SFAN

– – Stars From All Nations, the alternative education company that unlocks the potential of Africa’s young geniuses, has launched their long-awaited ReadyforWork career accelerator that brings fresh perspectives to talent development on the continent. ReadyforWork is an immersive digital career accelerator that uses AI and Machine Learning to equip entry-level job seekers with employment skills and help talent managers make data-driven recruitment decisions. The SFAN began the pilot of ReadyforWork in 2018 and has now run two cohorts of the program with graduates securing full employment. The team later…

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