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6 years on: How Komla Dumor became the star of Africa

''BBC TV presenter Komla Dumor has died suddenly at his home in London at the age of 41, it has been announced. Ghana-born Dumor was a presenter for BBC World News and its Focus on Africa programme,'' ''One of Ghana's best-known journalists, he joined the BBC as a radio broadcaster in 2006 after a decade of journalism in Ghana.'' This was how the BBC reported the death of one of Ghana and Africa's illustrious sons...

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Politics

Newly created regions enough reason to compile new register – NPP

Evans Nimako, Director of Research and Elections of the governing New Patriotic Party has suggested that the creation of the six new regions by government is substantial grounds for the Electoral Commission to compile a new voters' register. He explained that the creation of the regions has presented some identification challenges to the Electoral Commission’s data for which reason the register needs to be replaced. According to him, the codes for the initial 10 regions...

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Business

Slow internet, disruption in financial transactions due to damaged undersea cable – MTN explains

Telecoms giant MTN Ghana has disclosed that the hiccups in its internet service provision is as a result of cuts to its undersea cables. Customers of MTN have been battling with an unusually slow internet access since Wednesday with scores unable to even carry out financial transactions on the company's platform. The situation, ABC News gathers, has affected a number of companies with the telecoms company set to be losing millions of cedis in revenue....

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Entertainment

Here is why the FDA ‘rejected’ Wendy Shay’s ‘lucrative’ sponsorship deal with American based company

The Food and Drugs Authority has replied popular musician Wendy Shay after she lamented over how the Authority's policy on the advertisements of alcoholic beverages caused her to miss out on a deal that would have fetched her a lot of money. Wendy Shay, in a social media post, said that she "lost a deal worth 1,000s of dollars with a foreign alcohol company" because the FDA's guidelines on the advertisement of alcoholic beverages do...

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Crime & Punishment

Western Region: 12-year-old commits suicide

 A 12-year-old Junior High School pupil has allegedly committed suicide, using his mother's headscarf. The boy, identified as Samuel Opoku-Boateng, has left residents of Aiyinabo in the Ellembelle District of the Western Region traumatized. The incident is believed to have happened on Monday, ABC News gathers. According to Samuel's mother, Madam Dorcas Opoku, his son did not show any signs that suggested that he was troubled. In a media interaction, she that on Sunday evening, she...

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International

Isabel dos Santos, Africa’s richest woman, open to contesting for Presidency in 2022

The richest woman on the continent, Isabel dos Santos, has suggested that she will not turn down an opportunity to become the President of her country, Angola. Isabel dos Santos, who is currently under investigation for corruption and financial malfeasance and has her assets frozen after a court order, she will love to serve her country one day. When asked if she will run for the presidency, the billionaire responded, 'it is possible' adding that...

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