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World’s billionaires have more wealth than 4.6 billion people, report

The world's billionaires have more wealth than 4.6 billion people and the world's richest 1% own more than double the wealth of 6.9 billion people. Those are the latest figures...

Fertilizer Subsidy to Agriculture needs to be maintained

A new research finding has recommended that Ghana’s fertilizer subsidy program under the Planting for Food and Jobs (PFJ) be extended beyond its planned implementation period of 2017 to...

One out of three married women suffer domestic violence

One out of three married women in Ghana experience violence and other physical punishments in the hands of their current or previous partners. At its 2020 dialogue on violence against...

Ghana completes scientific work on Genetically Modified Cowpea

Ghana has completed its scientific work on Bacillus Thuringiensis, BT Cowpea, after almost a decade of research. A dossier of the work will be submitted to the Nation Biosafety...

Men with alcohol problems ‘six times more likely to abuse partner’

Men who are dependent on alcohol or drugs are six or seven times more likely to be involved in domestic abuse against women than others, according to an extensive...

Vocational Training can reduce unemployment – Research

Research has shown that Technical, Vocational Education and Training (TVET), has the potential of reducing unemployment in Ghana. This was revealed by a TVET Consultant, Dr Stephen Turkson at a...

Puppies may be making people sick, CDC says

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, they're also linked to a multi-state outbreak of an infection that's resistant to multiple drugs. An outbreak strain of Campylobacter jejuni...

Women won’t get equal pay for 257 years, new report says

Women have to wait a while for equal pay, a new report says — roughly until the year 2277. At the current rate of change, the gender gap in economic...

Eating chili peppers reduce death from heart attack and stroke- Study

That delicious penne all'arrabiata may have benefits that go further than putting a smile on your face, according to a new study. For many years, chili has been hailed for...

Many at risk of flu this Christmas, experts say

Hundreds of thousands of people could have their Christmas ruined by flu, say England's top doctors, who are predicting a rise in cases. They say the flu season has started...

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Africa

Africa’s richest woman plans to sue Angolan government

Africa's richest woman, Isabel Dos Santos, has denied fraud and plans to sue the Angolan government. Ms Dos Santos in a statement on Thursday said...

Nigerians ask for selfies instead of money – Dangote says

Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, has disclosed that, people only ask for selfies with him instead of money when they see him. Mr Dangote, speaking...

World

EU presidents sign UK withdrawal deal ahead of Brexit day

The presidents of European Commission Ursula von der Leyen, and the European Council Charles Michel, have signed the Brexit deal agreed in October and...

US imposes visa restrictions for pregnant women to limit ‘birth tourism’

The US Government is introducing a new rule to try to stop pregnant women travelling to the country to give birth for purposes of...