STEADY GROWTH OF INTERNET PENETRATION IN AFRICA, A BOOST FOR E-TOURISM

STEADY GROWTH OF INTERNET PENETRATION IN AFRICA, A BOOST FOR E-TOURISM. Currently, there are approximately 345 million internet users in Africa, representing 9.3% of the total population and a penetration rate of 27.7%. These analytics presented in a hospitality report by Africa’s leading online travel agency, Jumia Travel, reflects the opportunity that lies for tourism and hospitality industry players in exploiting the internet to grow e-tourism. The growth of 4G network has also extended to more than half of the African countries, with 72 live LTE (Long-Term Evolution) networks in 32 countries as at mid-2016. Although its adoption still lags behind the rest of the world with only 20% 4G

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AG INITIATES MOVES TO TAKE OVER WOYOME’S KOKOMLEMLE HOUSE

AG INITIATES MOVES TO TAKE OVER WOYOME’S KOKOMLEMLE HOUSE…. The Attorney General and Minister for Justice has initiated moves to take over and sell a residential property of Mr Alfred Agbesi Woyome located at Kpehe in Kokomlemle, Accra. The move is to use proceeds from the sale to defray a Gh¢51.2million debt Mr Woyome owes the state. This follows the Supreme Court ruling that, the said Gh¢51.2million which Mr Woyome received from the state as a result of a judgment debt was acquired from an unconstitutional and invalid contract and ought to be refunded. A letter from the AG’s Department signed by Mrs Dorothy Afriyie Ansah, a Chief State Attorney

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NDC OPEN TO DEBATE AS OPPOSITION PARTIES SHUN IGP’S SOCIAL MEDIA BAN IDEAS

NDC OPEN TO DEBATE AS OPPOSITION PARTIES SHUN IGP’S SOCIAL MEDIA BAN IDEAS…. Opposition political parties have shunned a suggestion by the police service to ban the use of social media on election day, stating it is an abuse of fundamental human rights. The main opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), the Peoples’ National Convention (PNC) and Progressive Peoples’ Party  (PPP) say the ban is archaic and retrogressive way to contain social media abuse. But the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) has signaled it does not have any hard and definite stance on the proposal yet. The Inspector General of Police (IGP), John Kudalor last Thursday floated the idea that a ban

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WHEN YOUR PARENTS HATE THE ONE YOU LOVE ( PART ONE )

WHEN YOUR PARENTS HATE THE ONE YOU LOVE ( PART ONE )…. It will probably happen to you at least once in your life. You’ll fall for somebody that your parents don’t like. Sometimes, their disapproval will be valid, other times it will be irrational, but no matter what it will be hard for you to deal with. What do you do when your parents can’t stand the person you’re dating? Before taking on the role of diplomat, or even worse, the role of family agitator, there are some things that you need to examine. You need to take an honest look at your romantic motivations and the reasons for

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NCCE “CITIZENSHIP WEEK”; THE YOUTH AND CHILDREN MUST HOLD ON TO DISCIPLINEd THIS ELECTION YEAR

NCCE “CITIZENSHIP WEEK”; THE YOUTH AND CHILDREN MUST HOLD ON TO DISCIPLINEd THIS ELECTION YEAR…. By Alhaji Alhasan Abdulai Being election year, all citizens are required to contribute towards peace, before, during and after the presidential and parliamentary elections in November. Although the political parties are the main activists in elections, the youth, most of who are in schools, are the major beneficiaries of peaceful elections in future. For that matter the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) which has the mandate to promote Civic education would devote this year’s citizenship week celebrations to sensitize the youth and children on the need to obey their parents and teachers and adhere

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DON’T PUSH ME INTO YOUR POLITICS — BISA KDEI

DON’T PUSH ME INTO YOUR POLITICS — BISA KDEI…. It’s an election year and already, the political scene is heated up with various political songs intended to attract voters. One such song that is currently making waves is Bukom Banku’s version of Bisa Kdei’s Brother Brother. A popular highlife tune which enjoyed huge patronage in the year under review, Brother Brother’s lyrics has been on the lips of everyone and Bukom Banku’s rendition is surely a smart move to get attention to his favourite presidential candidate, John Dramani Mahama. It, however, appears the management of Bisa Kdei isn’t pleased with the development. In an interview with Showbiz on Tuesday, Mr

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BIZARRE ALL EUROPEAN NEWBORN BABIES WILL BE MICROCHIPPED FROM DECEMBER 2016

           All European newborn Babies will be Microchipped from December 2016 On December 2016, through Europe newborn children will be compelled to take in a subcutaneous RFID chip. Public clinics in the European Union are to be alerted. The chip in inquiry will be contributed with the report sheet on the newborn. This chip will also be an impressive GPS sensor that will task with a micro- disposable battery every 2 years in state clinics. GPS chip grants an edge of error of 5 meters, as a statement that it is excellent. It will be linked straight to a satellite, which will guide the networks. As

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SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS SHOWCASES INNOVATIONS TO TRANSFORM PEOPLE’S LIVES AT 2016

       Samsung Electronics Showcases Innovations to Transform People’s Lives at 2016 Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd has unveiled its product line-up for 2016 at its annual Samsung Africa Forum event in JOHANNESBURG, South Africa. The company underlined the importance of innovation that makes a meaningful difference in people’s everyday lives, showcasing its new bezel-less curved SUHD TVs with Quantum dot display, the industry-first Front Load Washer with AddWash™, and a range of refrigerators and freezers with Twin Cooling™ technology. A press release widely distributed by African Press Organization(APO)on behalf of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. Said “Samsung has continuously worked to help people live smarter lives, and this year we

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TURKEY’S PRESIDENT TO VISIT GHANA

                               Turkey’s President to visit Ghana President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan of Turkey, will this year pay a state visit to Ghana, the Turkish Embassy in Accra has announced. According to Ms Nesrin Bayazit, Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey to Ghana, the visit is to strengthen the bilateral relation and enhance economic cooperation between the two nations. Ms Bayazit made the disclosure in Accra at a pre-departure session of a delegation from the World Trade Centre’s (WTC), Trade and Investment Mission to Istanbul, Turkey. It was organised under auspices of the WTC Accra with the support

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TOP 31 MOST POWERFUL ARMIES IN THE WORLD RIGHT NOW

                             Top 31 Most Powerful Armies In The World Right Now The world is increasingly becoming a more military place, it feels like we have entered a new modified cold war filled with groups who have no country and no flag. In the past couple of years it is has become clear that the strongest armies in the world are not the ones with the largest number of guns. What do you think makes the best kind of army? Is it all about advanced technologies, special training, powerful allies. . . or something else? 1. The United States of

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I WILL KILL IF MY UNDERAGE DAUGHTER IS MARRIED OFF – PRESIDENT MAHAMA

               I will kill if my underage daughter is married off – President Mahama President John Dramani Mahama said on Wednesday that he would commit murder and go to prison if anybody attempted to marry off his underage daughter. The President was condemning the phenomenon of child marriages in Ghana. Speaking at the opening ceremony of the 7th Africa Conference on Sexual and Healthy Right in Accra Wednesday, the President said it was unfortunate that such a practice continued to thrive in Africa. He said since there was the tendency for relatives to keep quiet when their underage children were married off, systems must

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