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Sixth GITFIC conference to leverage African development

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The Steering Committee for the sixth Ghana International Trade and Finance conference will map out strategies that will enhance African trade and leverage the development of the continent. The conference, which will take place in Ghana’s capital, Accra, on 23rd and 24th May, 2022, will seek to update the evidence base of what is currently available in terms of reviewing...

Information Ministry Condemns Attcks On Elmina

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The Ministry of Information has condemned the attack on Elmina-based Benya FM, a statement from the Public Relations Unit has said on Thursday. The statement copied to the Ghana News Agency in Accra said, Madam Fatimatu Abubakar, the Deputy Information Minister, had already spoken to the manager of the station and the District Police Commander, both of whom were working...

Nigerian Court Denies Bail for Separatist Leader -Lawyer

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A Nigerian court on Wednesday denied a bail request for separatist leader Nnamdi Kanu, who is standing trial on terrorism charges and for broadcasting falsehoods, one of his defence lawyers said A judge said Kanu has to account for his whereabout following previous bail and refusal to attend court hearing, the lawyer told Reuters. Kanu, a British citizen who leads the...

Soft Market Insurance Market Is Booming Worldwide

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icket prices for summer festivals and shows are set to rise because of soaring insurance premiums and rocketing expenses. Event organisers have indicated customers are likely to be hit in the pocket, with entry fees increasing by up to €10 in some cases. Agricultural shows have faced insurance premiums increasing by as much as 25pc, while festivals have also seen a...

China cuts mortgage lending rate by record as lockdowns hit economy

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China has cut its main mortgage interest rate by the most on record as it seeks to reduce the economic impact of Covid lockdowns and a property sector slowdown. The five-year loan prime rate was lowered from 4.6 per cent to 4.45 per cent on Friday. The reduction in the rate, which is set by a committee of banks...

Let go of our past, we’ve been born again – IGP tells Ghanaians

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The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Dr George Akuffo Dampare, has entreated members of the public to forgo the past and reignite their hope in the Police Service. According to the IGP, the ill-conduct of some of its personnel have left a bad name for the Service and such thoughts continue to linger in the minds of Ghanaians. Speaking at an induction...

Teenage pilot lands in Kenya amid record-setting flight attempt

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A 16-year-old schoolboy who is on a quest to become the youngest person to fly around the world solo, landed his small plane in Kenya's capital, Nairobi, on Wednesday. Mack Rutherford, who has British and Belgian nationality, started his journey near the Bulgarian capital Sofia in March and is looking to clinch a Guinness World record currently held by compatriot...

Michael Sussmann: Clinton lawyer ‘lied to manipulate FBI over Trump’

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A lawyer for Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign lied to the FBI to "manipulate" the agency in order to win the election, a court has heard. Arguments in the trial of Michael Sussmann have begun with prosecutors saying he hoped to create an "October surprise" in the race's final weeks.Mr Sussmann has pleaded not guilty.He is the first defendant to...

U.S. Soccer Federation, Women’s And Men’s National Team Unions Agree To Historic Collective Bargaining Agreements

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The two CBAs, which run through 2028, achieve equal pay through identical economic terms. These economic terms include identical compensation for all competitions, including the FIFA World Cup, and the introduction of the same commercial revenue sharing mechanism for both teams. The agreements will ensure that U.S. Soccer’s Senior National Team players remain among the highest paid in the...

Australia’s Economy Holds Plenty of Pitfalls for Election Winner

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Much of this is beyond the control of any government, but the winners will still be under pressure to ease the cost-of-living crisis without stimulating yet more inflation. They will also take the blame should rates have to rise so fast that they tip the economy into recession, even if that is really the responsibility of the independent central bank.So...