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Parker Solar Probe: Nasa launches mission to ‘touch the Sun’

Posted: August 13, 2018 at 3:07 am   /   Editor's Choice, Science & Environment, World News

US space agency Nasa has launched its mission to send a satellite closer to the Sun than any before. The Parker Solar Probe rocket lifted off from Cape Canaveral, Florida. The probe is set to become the fastest-moving manmade object in history. Its data promises to crack longstanding mysteries about the Sun’s behaviour. It is […]

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How Rwanda Tidied Up Its Streets (And The Rest Of The Country, Too)

Posted: July 19, 2018 at 4:57 pm   /   Editor's Choice, Science & Environment, World News

At 8 a.m. on a sunny morning in April, people are sweeping the hilly streets of Kigali, the capital of Rwanda, with straw brooms and picking up stray bits of litter. The roads are empty of cars, and all vehicles and shops are shuttered here — and across the country. This is “Umuganda,” a community […]

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WORK BEGINS ON TEMA MOTORWAY GRADE SEPARATION PROJECT

Posted: July 18, 2018 at 7:47 pm   /   Editor's Choice, Politics, Science & Environment

Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has cut the sod for works to begin on the Grade Separation of the Tema Motorway Intersection as part of the Improvement of Ghanaian International Road Corridors project The Motorway forms an integral part of the Trans-Africa Highway, stretching from Lagos through Lomé, Accra, and Abidjan to Dakar, and effectively […]

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Thailand cave rescue: ‘Four-day window’ for boys to escape

Posted: July 8, 2018 at 2:02 pm   /   Editor's Choice, Science & Environment, Security, World News

Teams have a three to four-day window to save 12 Thai boys and their football coach from a cave where they have been trapped for two weeks, according to the leader of the rescue efforts. Narongsak Osottanakorn said conditions were currently “perfect”. There is concern that monsoon rains could follow, further flooding the narrow passages. […]

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We use cement to purify water – Sagnarigu residents

Posted: April 3, 2018 at 2:22 pm   /   Editor's Choice, Food & Drinks, Science & Environment

Poor and desperate residents of Nanton Kpawomo in Sagnarigu municipality of the Northern region use cement as chemical to treat water before consumption, as rainfalls delay triggered the worst water crisis situation in the community. The only supply of drinking water, for two other communities, is a hand dug dam and contaminated waterhole located in […]

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Land Title Bottlenecks To Be Addressed This Year – Dr Mahamudu Bawumia

Posted: February 14, 2018 at 11:48 am   /   Editor's Choice, Politics, Science & Environment

Government will this year begin the process of streamlining the process of land acquisition, valuation and records consolidation as part of measures to move Ghana beyond aid, the Vice President of the Republic, H.E. Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has announced. Among other intended measures, plans are far advanced to begin the process of digitising all land […]

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Debt owed 24 road contractors overpaid by ¢25m in 2016– Auditor-General report

Posted: January 31, 2018 at 11:12 pm   /   Editor's Choice, Politics, Science & Environment

The Auditor-General’s 2016 report has revealed grave questionable transactions at the Roads and Highway Ministry, leading to an overpayment in excess of over ¢25million to some contractors. The report showed that instead of ¢75,053,875.39 quoted to be the total debt owed some 24 companies as at December 31, 2016, the Chief Finance Director at the Ministry paid ¢100,679,315.28 […]

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Global attention on Ghana over discovery of special monkey at Atiwa

Posted: December 20, 2017 at 9:02 am   /   Editor's Choice, Science & Environment, Security

Ghana has attracted global attention as A ROCHA Scientists have discovered Cercocebus Lunulatus, a rare terrestrial Monkey in the Atiwa Forest Reserve in the Eastern Region. The Scientists discovered the globally threatened White-naped Mangabey (Cercocebus lunulatus) in the Atiwa Forest few days ago using infrared camera trap. The primate was known to live in only […]

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World Bank to stop funding oil, gas projects from 2019

Posted: December 13, 2017 at 10:22 am   /   Business, Editor's Choice, Science & Environment, World News

The World Bank will stop financing oil and gas exploration and extraction from 2019, it announced Tuesday at a climate summit seeking to boost the global economy’s shift to cleaner energy. “The World Bank Group will no longer finance upstream oil and gas, after 2019,” it said in a statement in Paris, where world leaders […]

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Bill for Integrated Aluminium, Bauxite Development Authority ready soon – Dr Bawumia

Posted: December 6, 2017 at 11:36 am   /   Business, Editor's Choice, Politics, Science & Environment

Government is in the process of drafting a bill to be presented to Parliament for the establishment of the Ghana Integrated Aluminium and Bauxite Development Authority, to reflect President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s commitment to establishing an Integrated Aluminium Industry to serve Ghana and Africa. The Authority will play the important role of promoting responsible […]

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