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Saturday 16 December 2017


[N] Akyem Asuom: Ursula Named Nkosuohemaa
[N] Funding for Free SHS not a problem -Assibey Yeboah


[N] E/R: Driver, 19, Jailed 8 Years For Kidnapping And Defiling Girl, 13
[N] Special Prosecutor could wait till 2019 if parliament misses 2017 passage
[N] Petroleum Revenue Mgt. Act breached for 7-yrs running – PIAC
[N] CEDTAG Strike action leaves colleges of education deserted
[N] Nduom is not presidential material -Maurice Ampaw
[N] Police blame Kasoa violent attacks on under-staffing


[N] GMA indicts gov't for failing to employ medical doctors
[N] Ministers are not allowed to use sirens; Police order immediate removal
[N] Stay focused and deal with your controversies – Nana Addo to Zoomlion Boss
[N] We will face criminals boot for boots with ‘Father Xmas’ Operation -Ken Yeboah
[N] Step aside – Group to NDC Chairmen
[N] School Feeding Coordinators Trade Insults Over Naabu & Otiko
[N] Major Mahama bill passed


[N] Free SHS: Ablakwa Donates Furniture to Schools
[N] Girls with excessive make ups may have ovary tumour – doctor
[N] Visitors pay GHc2 to see prisoners
[N] Consider our request to contest 2020 polls -NDC Chairmen to Mahama
[N] Colleges of Education still closed as talks over arrears fail  
[N] Economic policies paying off - Prez
[N] Cancer disfigures head of 2-year old, sticks mother with ˘12,000 bill
[N] There is corruption in police service- COP Ken Yeboah
[N] 3 arrested in Kumasi for robbing, raping victims


[N] Help Gov’t to achieve its revenue targets -Nana Addo to GHAPOHA
[N] NPA to close down 35 more high-risk LPG stations nationwide
[N] Uber adds Paid Wait Time; additional features for driver-partners
[N] ‘Bawumia is only confident, he knows nothing’- Minority
[N] A/R: Queen mothers grateful to 1st lady for KATH mother & baby unit
[N] If our bond was issued at 20% it would have been oversubscribed- Kwarteng hits b
[N] Tiger Eye F’dation Partners Klarity To Fight Corruption
[N] AG’s application against Indian businessman dismissed again


[N] Bawumia behaving like a ‘heartless’ serial caller – Ofosu Kwakye
[B] 2018 budget to improve domestic revenue collection
[N] 24,377 cattle, 225 owners registered in Kwahu
[N] New agency inaugurated to boost revenue collection in oil and gas sector
[B] New Drivers’ License to be launched today
[N] Tell the true African stories through your writings – Nana Addo to PAWA
[B] Investor uncertainty, others impacted energy bond  


[N] Sack Freddie Blay for defending Ayisi Boateng – Alhaji Sani
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[ 2017-10-08 ]

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Touts Legacy As She Prepares To Step Down  
Havard-trained economist Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was
the first democratically elected woman president
in Africa when she won the Liberian elections in
2005, and the second to win a Nobel Peace Prize.

She is stepping down after 12 years at the helm of
the fragile West-African state.

Liberians go to the polls on October the 10 for
the first round of the presidential and
legislative elections.

When she was sworn in for her first mandate in
2005, Sirleaf inherited a country ruined by a 14
years of civil war that killed more than 250,000
people, rampant corruption, a battered economy and
about $4.5 billion, which creditors took 5 years
to cancel.

In 2011, she was one of a trio of women who won a
Nobel Peace Prize; four days later she was
re-elected president.

Sirleaf was slowly rebuilding Liberia’s economy
when the Ebola epidemic erupted in 2014. The
disease killed 4,800 people in Liberia, and a
total of 11,000 people in West Africa as it swept
through the neighboring Guinea and Sierra Leone
infecting more more than 20,000 people.

Liberia was declared ebola-free in June 2015 when
Sirleaf said the country needed two years to
regain its economic footing as commodity prices
had also slumped.

Sirleaf was chairwoman of the Economic community
of West African States (ECOWAS) when she mediated
for the peaceful handover of power from Gambia’s
Yahya Jammeh who lost the election to Adama Barrow
but refused to go.

Jammeh, in power since a 1994 coup, lost the 2016
election to businessman Adama Barrow, but the
authoritarian leader contested the results in a
move condemned at home and abroad.

In 2015 the United States approved a $257 million
grant to Liberia under its Millennium Challenge
Compact program, which Johnson Sirleaf said she
planned to dedicate to expanding the country’s
power capacity which reached fewer than 2 percent
of Liberia’s 4.3 million people have access to

In 2017 USAid announced up to $27m in funding in
Liberia programming for Let Girls Learn, an
initiative launched by Michelle and Barack Obama
to promote education for girls.

Sirleaf said last November she was concerned about
President-elect Donald Trump’s policy towards
Africa would be.

She said that Liberia, a nation founded in the
19th century by freed American slaves, had a long
and historical relationship with the United States
and she expected that to continue. But that she
was worried investments and special programmes
that have been put in place by President Obama and
by President George Bush before him could be



Source - africanews

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