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The Ghanaian woman who made millions fighting skin-bleaching

February 2, 2013

The Ghanaian woman who made millions fighting skin-bleaching

Ghana's Grace Amey-Obeng, one of West Africa's most successful businesswomen, made her fortune promoting products which emphasised the beauty of the black skin, at a time when many of her competitors were selling dangerous skin-bleaching formulas. The business empire she started a quarter of a century ago with around $100 (£63) now has an annual turnover of between $8m more...

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Shell ordered to compensate Nigerian farmer over pollution, why just one farmer?

January 30, 2013

Shell ordered to compensate Nigerian farmer over pollution, why just one farmer?

Oil giant Shell has been ordered to compensate one Nigerian farmer for damage caused to his farm by oil pollution by a court in The Hague. Four other claims were dismissed by the court, which said the pollution was a consequence of sabotage, Nos television reported. The case was brought by environmental group Milieudefensie on behalf of four Nigerian farmers. It is more...

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Marks & Spencer plans a return to Amsterdam, says Distrifood

January 6, 2013

Marks & Spencer plans a return to Amsterdam, says Distrifood

British department store group Marks & Spencer is returning to the Netherlands and is planning to set up shop in Amsterdam’s Kalverstraat, retail magazine Distrifood reports on Friday. British institution M&S pulled out of the Netherlands some 10 years ago, closing stores in the Kalverstraat and in The Hague, when it left the European more...

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Dutch ask Irish government for answers on safety standards at Ryanair

January 1, 2013

Dutch ask Irish government for answers on safety standards at Ryanair

Junior transport minister Wilma Mansveld has asked the Irish government to clarify reports that airline Ryanair is ordering pilots to fly with as little fuel as possible, Nos television reported on Saturday. Ryanair flies to a wide range of destinations from Dutch airports Eindhoven, Maastricht and Eelde. Current affairs show Reporter on Friday featured four pilots more...

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Labour migration not always beneficial, says government institute

December 14, 2012

Labour migration not always beneficial, says government institute

The national and European governments must be more active in managing future labour migration, the Dutch Scientific Council for Government Policy WRR says in a new report. The popular position that labour migration is necessary to offset the greying of the population needs to be looked at closely, the WRR says. And the 'other side' of immigration - such as the nuisance more...

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Undocumented students allow to have working experience(internship), says minister

December 10, 2012

Undocumented students allow to have working experience(internship), says minister

Sunday 09 December 2012 The government will take steps to make it possible for youngsters without residency permits but who are at college to take up work experience places, social affairs minister Lodewijk Asscher said at the weekend. Children who are in the country illegally are allowed to attend school but the law does not allow them to undertake work experience more...

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Suame Magazine (Kumasi- Ghana) to start assembling cars

October 25, 2012

Suame Magazine (Kumasi- Ghana) to start assembling cars

The Suame Magazine Industrial Development Organisation (SMIDO) and its external partners, Aaardschap Foundation of the Netherlands, have secured funding from the Netherlands Architectural Fund to manufacture a car at the Suame Magazine in Kumasi. Two Dutch-based Universities in Amsterdam and Rotterdam (Rietveld Academie and De Koning Academie) are currently designing the more...

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Nigeria oil spills: Shell rejects liability claim yet they must pay….

October 11, 2012

Nigeria oil spills: Shell rejects liability claim yet they must pay….

The Anglo-Dutch oil giant Shell has rejected claims by four Nigerian farmers that it should pay compensation for damage to their land. The farmers are suing the company in a civil court in The Hague, claiming oil spills ruined their livelihoods. Shell's lawyers told the court it could not be held liable because most spills were caused by criminal damage. They said more...

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Ghanaian Kids in robots business

August 24, 2012

Ghanaian Kids in robots business

The Ghana-India Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in ICT (AITI-KACE) says its boot camp to train children in robotics has been largely successful. The four-day camp was organized in partnership with the Ghana Robotics Academy Foundation (GRAF). “It was an intense and exciting boot camp for students between the ages of 12 to 18 -one of the greatest exposition in more...

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Akufo-Addo’s Free SHS Policy – A Major Tool for Ghana’s Economic Independence – Katakyie

May 20, 2012

Akufo-Addo’s Free SHS Policy – A Major Tool for Ghana’s Economic Independence – Katakyie

It is not for nothing that educational matters continue to engage the attention of national governments and other stakeholders in their quest to move their nations forward. This stems from the positive impact the educated individual makes to the society. Education forms an important part of a person’s life because it enables the individual to gain the needed more...

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