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Microsoft launches new Surface Pro

Microsoft has launched a “faster, more powerful” Surface Pro tablet, with a battery life of 13.5 hours. The device, which weighs 770g (1.69lb) and has a 31cm (12.3in) screen, will cost from $799 in the US and £799 in the UK. Microsoft Surface boss Panos Panay told the BBC it had been “completely redesigned inside out”, and would be more ...

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OccupyGhana happy with changes in Aisha Huang galamsey case

Pressure group, OccupyGhana has expressed happiness with the changes in charges filed by the state in the case involving The Republic versus En Huang and four others. It would be recalled that OccupyGhana petitioned the Attorney-General (A-G) to call back the docket sheets in the case of the five Chinese nationals accused of engaging in illegal mining and set forth ...

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$7m Elmina Fish Processing Plant opens

Government has inaugurated the Elmina Processing Plant in Elmina in the Central region. The US$7.48m project, according to the minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development, Elizabeth Afoley Quaye, is intended to bring lasting relieve to the fishing communities in the area. She indicated that government is indeed committed to improving the fishing business so that the fisher folks can have ...

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Nana Addo leaves for Sierra Leone today

President Akufo Addo will today leave Accra for Sierra Leone for a day’s visit. The visit forms part of his tour of all West African countries. The President while in Serra Leone will hold bilateral talks with his counterpart Ernest Bai Koroma. He is also expected to meet Ghanaians in Sierra Leone where he will reveal his plans for Ghana. ...

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500 Islamic scholars pray for Nigeria’s ailing President Buhari

A total of 500 Islamic scholars from 14 districts of the northwestern Nigerian state of Zamfara have prayed for ailing Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari and the country. This was disclosed by an official of the state who said the scholars recited the Holy Quran 100 times from Sunday night to Monday morning as part of the Nigerian public holiday Democracy ...

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Zimbabwe drops charges against Cecil the lion hunter

A Zimbabwe court has dropped charges against a professional hunter alleged to have helped an American dentist to kill a famous lion named Cecil. It ruled that the charges against Theo Bronkhorst “were too vague to enable to him to mount a proper defence”. His lawyer, Perpetua Dube, told the BBC the offence did not have the force of the ...

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Jose Mourinho loses three in a row as Watford punish slack United

Manchester United slumped to a third successive defeat – a crisis for a manager of the magnitude of Jose Mourinho and a club the size of United – as they were deservedly beaten by Watford. United are already six points behind Premier League leaders Manchester City and there were alarming performances all over the pitch – not least from captain ...

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Photos: The installation of Bawumia as Youth Chief of Sakumono

The Vice-Presidential Candidate of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has been installed as the Youth Chief of the Sakumono Traditional Area. The installation took place over the weekend when he paid a courtesy call on the Chief of Sakumono and his elders at his palace as part of a two-day tour of the three Tema Constituencies. ...

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Parliament withdraws ENP Bill 2014

International developments in the petroleum industry have forced government to withdraw the Petroleum Exploration and Production Bill 2014 from Parliament. The bill to regulate petroleum activities and other related matters, which was laid in November 2014, needed to be fine-tuned to respond to current happenings in the petroleum sector. The Energy Minister, Emmanuel Armah Kofi Buah withdrew the bill Friday ...

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