Nigerians turn to traditional brew as economy staggers

Government worker Iorliam Shija sits in one of the ramshackle bars along the banks of the Benue river in central Nigeria sipping from a gourd filled with frothy burukutu. The vinegary alcoholic beverage has been made here for generations from the fermented grains of sorghum and millet and consumed as …

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Takoradi-Tarkwa railway ready for free passenger service

The Ghana Railway Company Limited (GRCL) has successfully completed its reformation exercise on the Takoradi-Tarkwa Railway line and urged the public to patronize its services for free on the stretch beginning today, Tuesday January 28. The GRCL said it was fully prepared to begin passenger services after a concurrent test …

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SHSs risk closure over lack of funds and food

Senior High Schools in the country risk closure over lack of funds and shortage of food. Funds have not been disbursed to the schools since the beginning of the 2019/2020 academic year affecting the smooth running of the schools. Starr News checks in the Eastern region reveal most schools have …

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Sammy Gyamfi granted bail

The National Communications Officer for the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Sammy Gyamfi has been granted bail. Sammy Gyamfi was picked up at the premises of UTV at Abeka Junction in Accra earlier today, Monday, January 27, 2020. He was arrested in connection with his alleged involvement in forgery and attempts to …

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IMANI exposes massive conflict of interest at EC

A Vice-President of Policy Think Tank, Imani Center for Policy & Education, has delivered the biggest blow yet to the ongoing discussion on the prudence in spending GHC400 million to compile a new voters’ register by the Electoral Commission (EC) led by Jean Mensah, by exposing a selfish agenda of …

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