Ghana Is Said to Weigh Scaling Down $2.3 Billion Bond Plans (By Bloomberg)

1. The matter was discussed at an Aug. 16 meeting where the Finance Ministry and deal advisers Standard Chartered Bank Ghana Ltd. and Fidelity Bank Ltd. gauged investors’ appetite for the debt.

2. The debt, which will be issued through a special-purpose vehicle and backed by a tax on the sale of petroleum products, may be staggered in smaller tranches as the projected income from the levies are only sufficient for a bond sale of 7 billion cedis over 15 years, said the people, who asked not to be identified because they’re not allowed to speak publicly about the issue.

3. 3 billion) local-currency bond sale as the West African nation struggles to identify revenue sources for interest and capital repayments, according to two people familiar with the matter.

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Island communities in Ghana get electricity-at last! (By Myjoyonline.com)

1. But, under the World Bank-funded, Ghana Energy Development and Access Project (GEDAP), five pilot projects were commissioned in 2016 and have been operating in four island communities for a year.

2. When a mini-grid project came to Atigagome, a remote island in the middle of Ghana’s Lake Volta, the kerosene lamps people had been using became decorative pieces that were hung on the walls—a reminder that the island’s days of darkness were over.

3. These island and lakeside communities are difficult and uneconomical to connect to the national grid, and now seen as a major hurdle in Ghana’s goal of having universal electricity by 2020, defined as it reaches 90% of its total population.

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Chaos in Togo: Togolese residents urged to move to Ghana (By Myjoyonline.com)

1. Ghana faces an influx of refugees from neighbouring Togo following political unrest aimed at deposing President Faure Gnassingbe.

2. A woman who spoke to JOYNEWS’ Favour Nunoo in Lome urged her country men and women to take advantage of the three borders in Burkina to the north, Benin to the East, Ghana to the West to escape to safety if they find the struggle too risky to join.

3. Political forces resisting President Faure Gnassingbe are not backing down on their demands for the Constitution to be amended to prevent his family’s continued stay in power.

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Nigerians and Ghanaians clash in Ghana, 5 Nigerians allegedly killed ▷ NAIJ.COM (By NAIJ.COM)

1. “Inspector Kwabena Danso, Deputy Accra Regional Police Public Relations Officer (PRO), said a week ago, Thompson Peter lodged a complaint at the Sowutoum Police Station that Misbau Amadu had broken into his apartment and stolen some items.

2. com learnt that the crisis started after Ghana police reportedly arrested a Nigerian man, 48-year-old Thompson Peter, who insisted he killed the Ghanaian man in self defence during the fight.

3. A crisis has erupted in Sowutoum area of Ghana between Nigerians and Ghana indigenes after a Nigeria man was accused of killing a Ghanaian during a fight.

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These are the 10 most powerful women in Ghana today ▷ YEN.COM.GH (By YEN.COM.GH)

1. You can’t mention powerful women in Ghana without mentioning the name of the foreign affairs minister.

2. With a new government in place and also the change in political power and other developments in the nation, we bring you the top ten all powerful women in Ghana today.

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Promoting friendship between Ghana and China essential – Ambassador Amoo-Gotfried (By Ghana News Agency)

1. By Robert Anane, GNA Accra, Aug. 20, GNA – Ambassador Kojo Amoo-Gotfriet, President of the Ghana China Friendship Association (GHACHIFA), says the strengthening of friendship between Ghana and China is of great essence.

2. Friendship Association (GHACHIFA), says the strengthening of friendship between Ghana and China is of great essence.

3. Ambassador Amoo-Gotfriet said GHACHIFA intends to develop a two year program that would see the Chinese in Ghana participating fully in Ghana’s programmes, to enable them understand the values of the country, whilst Ghanaians would also gain a better insight into Chinese values and culture.

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MATCH REPORT: Burkina Faso shock Ghana in Kumasi to qualify for 2018 Africa Nations Championship (CHAN) (By Ghanasoccernet.com)

1. The home side totally dominated the second-half but several missed scoring chances presented to Patrick Razak, Isaac Twum and Thomas Abbey were all fluffed conspiring the shock home defeat.

2. Despite playing away from home, Burkina Faso started like a house on fire and opened the scoring on Sunday in the eighth minute when Sylla Mohammed found the back of the net, 1-0. .

3. Burkina Faso stunned Ghana in Kumasi to qualify for next year’s African Nations Championship (CHAN) in Kenya after beating the ‘Black Stars B’ 2-1 in their final round, second-leg qualifier on Sunday.

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Ghana miss out on CHAN 2018 (By ESPN FC)

1. Ghana gained what looked like a perfect 2-2 draw away from home in the first leg, but blew the advantage inside the opening half on a dreadful day at the Baba Yara Stadium.

2. Sylla Mohammed and Nikiema Herman scored the decisive goals for the visitors before substitute Felix Addo pulled one back for Ghana with 25 minutes remaining.

3. Ghana will miss the 2018 Africa Nations Championships in Kenya after Burkina Faso stunned the Black Stars B in the final qualifier in Kumasi.

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You’ve always been there for us – Sierra Leone thanks Ghana for support (By Citifmonline)

1. Sierra Leone’s High Commissioner to Ghana, Umu Hawa Tejan-Jalloh has expressed gratitude to Ghana for its support following the mudslide that killed about 400 people and displaced thousands.

2. “… throughout the years, Ghana has always been there for us and Ghana has always helped us; during the Ebola crisis, during the fire and during several disasters that have taken place in Sierra Leone, not to talk of the 10-year war – Ghana has always been there for us.

3. In addition to the relief items, the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) is also sending a technical team together with some volunteers to Sierra Leone to help with the rescue mission.

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Ghana’s Kevin-Prince Boateng ends contract with Las Palmas (By BBC Sport)

1. Former Ghana midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng is once again without a club after ending his contract with Spanish club Las Palmas by mutual consent.

2. The 30-year-old had a contract with the La Liga side until 2020 after signing for them a year ago following a six-month absence from the sport after leaving Italy’s AC Milan.

3. Boateng has previously played for Hertha Berlin, Tottenham Hotspur, Borussia Dortmund, Portsmouth, Milan, twice, and Schalke.

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