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The Member of Parliament for the New South Wales (State), Australia, Honorable Julia Finn, with representatives of the High Commission of the Commonwealth of Australia, has paid a courtesy call on the Minister of State in charge of Tertiary Education, Prof. Kwesi Yankah.

Ms. Julia Finn (MP) is on a visit to Ghana and Liberia, to discuss with respective Ministers on issues relating to higher education and emerging opportunities that can provide mutual benefits to Ghana and Australia.

At the meeting, the Hon. Minister of State made it clear that, "Government of Ghana has a strong commitment towards education and is making conscious efforts in the form of huge investments to drive development through education.''

President Akufo Addo yesterday met the Press to answer a range of questions bothering on his administration.

On government decision regarding the Gitmo 2, President Akufo Addo said his government is yet to take a decision on the Guantanamo Bay detainees in Ghana, noting that once that is done, it will be forwarded to Parliament for deliberations when the House reconvenes.

President Akufo Addo added that he was aware a decision had to be made on Mahmud Omar bin Atef and Khalid Mohamad Sali Al-Dhaby who were brought into the country in 2016 for a period of two years. However, the two, who have exhausted their stay, are still in the country.

The Ghana AIDS Commission has released a statement, debunking figures that is supposedly emanating from the Commission.

The figures are in relation to articles circulating in the media, citing a high percentage increase in a new HIV infections in the country.

The Speaker of Parliament, Prof. Aaron Mike Oquaye has been sworn in as the acting President of Ghana.

He was sworn into office by the Chief Justice, Sophia Akuffo on the floor of Parliament at an emergency sitting of the House.

The Police have begun a manhunt for some seven suspects who were freed from police custody by a group of armed robberson Sunday dawn.

The armed robbers set the inmates who were in cells at the Kwabenya Police District Headquarters free after shooting the officer on duty to death.

The Presidency has revealed the Vice-President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has been flown to the UK for further medical treatment after he was reported unwell last Friday.

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President Muhammadu Buhari said on Thursday that his experience as a military dictator is one of the major reasons he is not “in a hurry to do anything.”

The president said he prefers to seriously reflect on issues placed before him and ensure that his conscience had been satisfied prior to granting approval.

A female company named was raped to death by Libyan human traffickers when she could not pay money expected from her.
Omo Harry, a 40-year-old Libya returnee revisited the horror he went through alongside his company while embarking on a dangerous trip to Europe.

The United Kingdom’s Prime Minister Theresa May has appointed a “minister of loneliness” to tackle the social and health issues caused by social isolation.

As Peter Walker at the Guardian reports, Tracey Crouch, who most-recently served as minister for both sport and civil society, will lead a cross-governmental group responsible for creating policies to address the growing problem.