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  • January 23, 2020

    Burundi to...

    Approval of golden parachute comes months before polls which President Pierre Nkurunziza says will not contest. President Pierre Nkurunziza has said he will not run in the May 20 election [Evrard Ngendakumana/Reuters]   A luxury villa and a one-off sum equivalent to more than $500,000 – that is what presidents...

  • January 23, 2020

    South Africa’s...

    Children, often undocumented and unaccompanied, risk the dangerous crossing into South Africa in hope of a better life. People await transport and conduct business at Beitbridge, at the South Africa-Zimbabwe border [Yeshiel Panchia/Al Jazeera]   According to the World Bank, in 2017 there were approximately four million migrants in South...

  • January 23, 2020

    Burkina Faso:...

    ‘Terrorist’ attack on village market in Sanmatenga province leaves dozens of people dead, government says. In recent months, Burkina Faso’s army has had a series of successes, claiming to have killed 100 fighters in many operations [Luc Gnago/Reuters]   Burkina Faso’s government has declared two days of national mourning following...

  • January 23, 2020

    Algeria to...

    Meeting of ministers from Egypt, Tunisia, Sudan, Chad, Mali and Niger follows world leaders’ summit on shoring up truce. Haftar’s battle for Tripoli has displaced tens of thousands of people since April 2019 [Ismail Zitouny/Reuters]   Algeria will host foreign affairs ministers from six northern and sub-Saharan African countries on Thursday to discuss...

  • January 23, 2020

    Ghana needs...

    Security Analyst, Adam Bonaa has said the incident at the Airforce base involving a military aircraft is a strong indication that Ghana’s military infrastructure is obsolete and must be replaced during a routine engine run. As part of a routine exercise, the aircraft, CASA C295 with registration number GHF552  on...

  • January 23, 2020

    YEA to...

    The Youth Employment Agency (YEA) says it will pay the December arrears of beneficiaries by the end of this month [January]. Over the years, beneficiaries have agitated over unpaid and delayed allowances. YEA, however, said it has cleared all allowances from last year except for December which is still being...

  • January 23, 2020

    UEW, Millennium...

    The University of Education, Winneba (UEW) and the Millennium Promise Alliance (MPA), an international non-governmental organisation (NGO), have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to develop a curriculum that will help the country achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The project, which will go on a pilot for...

  • January 23, 2020

    After losing...

    Former UBS Group AG trader Kweku Adoboli fought to avoid deportation from the U.K. to the nation of his birth after his conviction for a $2.3 billion loss at the Swiss bank. Now, he is seeking a comeback in Ghana with a plan to kick-start its mortgage-backed bond market. The 39-year-old was...

  • January 23, 2020

    Galamsey fraud:...

    The Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation who doubles as, Chairman of the Inter-ministerial Committee on Illegal mining Prof Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng has revealed that although the criminal investigation department of the police service has cleared Charles Bissue of any wrongdoing in the Anas’ Galamsey fraud documentary, the committee is...

  • January 23, 2020

    Otumfuo withdraws...

    The Asantehene Otumfuo has withdrawn his representatives from the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) and other assemblies in the Ashanti region. According to the Bantamahene, Baffour Owusu Amankwatia, the traditional council feels eliminated in local governance representation in the various assemblies. He revealed that the assembly formerly had 5 representatives on...

  • January 23, 2020

    Internet crash:...

    MTN has announced a data compensation package for its customers following the undersea fibre cut that resulted in the shut down of its internet service for days. Millions of MTN customers could access the internet for three days following the incident. In a statement, MTN CEO Selorm Adadevoh said customers...

  • January 23, 2020

    Centre to...

    Ghana’s efforts to improve border security and tackle maritime crimes have been given a major boost with the inauguration of a Border Fusion Centre (BFC) in Accra. The centre will be a one-stop shop where the security agencies will engage in multi-stakeholder approaches and share information to combat irregular migration,...

  • January 23, 2020

    Tamale to...

    The Ghana International Trade Fair (GITF) will this year be held in Tamale, the Northern Regional capital, from February 27 to March 8, 2020. It will be the second time the region will host the trade fair, after the initial one in 2016. Over 600 indigenous and foreign companies are...

  • January 23, 2020

    Poverty, unemployment...

    Security analyst Adam Bonaa has blamed the Wednesday youth chaos at Dzolokpuita in the Volta region on the rising level of hunger and youth joblessness. An official car of the Dzolokpuita district assembly in the Volta region was set ablaze by some angry youth of the area who stormed the...

  • January 23, 2020

    Mahama’s stance...

    A group calling itself the Teachers and Trainees Advocacy (TTA) has described the campaign promise made by the flag bearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr John Dramani Mahama, to cancel the mandatory national service and licensure examination for teachers if elected as President in the 2020 election as...

  • January 23, 2020

    Prosecution to...

    The Prosecution handling the case of Prince Kofi Amoabeng and Michael Nyinaku has asked the Accra Circuit Court to give it two weeks to file the necessary documents it will rely on for the trial. Amoabeng, the founder of the defunct UT Bank, is standing trial for allegedly stealing about...

  • January 23, 2020

    GES revises...

    The Ghana Education Service (GES) has revised its promotion processes, with the aim to improve efficiency and effectiveness. The management of the GES said all staff of the service due for promotion would now undergo an aptitude test for all ranks from Principal Superintendent to Deputy Director. “Officers who get...

  • January 23, 2020

    Air Force...

    The Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) have commenced investigations to establish how a Ghana Air Force aircraft yesterday morning overrun the apron at the Air Force Base in Accra. A preliminary investigation team has, therefore, been constituted to come up with an initial report within 48 hours. The incident, which occurred...

  • January 23, 2020

    Ekumfi chalk...

    The Youth Employment Agency (YEA) in collaboration with the Federation of Persons With Disability (PWDs), is constructing a state-of-the-art chalk manufacturing factory in the Ekumfi District of the Central Region. The factory sitting on a two-acre plot is scheduled to commence commercial production in June 2020 as the biggest chalk...

  • January 23, 2020

    NDP to...

    The National Democratic Party (NDP) says it will open nominations from May for prospective party members who wish to contest for the party’s flagbearership position. The NDP, an offshoot of the National Democratic Congress was founded in 2012 by former first lady, Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings. The party’s candidate for...

  • January 23, 2020

    Police seek...

    The Tesano Motor Traffic and Transport Department of the Ghana Police Service is calling on the general public to help identify the body of a male adult pedestrian, who was knocked down by a vehicle at Abelemkpe. According to a press release from the police, the incident happened a few...

  • January 23, 2020

    Newspaper Headlines...

      Source: myjoyonline.com | Ghana

  • January 23, 2020

    New register:...

    The IT consultant at the Electoral Commission, Yaw Ofori Adjei has clarified that plans by the Commission to compile a new voters’ register with facial recognition is not aimed at eliminating the fingerprint method. He said both systems will be intertwined to make the verification of voters more robust. The...

  • January 23, 2020

    EC to...

    The Electoral Commission (EC) has set April 18, 2020, as the date for the compilation of the new voters’ register. This was announced by the Deputy Chairperson of the EC in-charge of Operations, Samuel Tettey. The exercise is expected to be completed by May 30, 2020 after which an exhibition...

  • January 23, 2020

    Newly elected...

    Newly elected Assembly and Unit Committee members across the country will be sworn-in today, Thursday, January 23, 2020. The induction ceremony will pave way for the Assembly Members to officially commence work. Today’s ceremony will exclude three district assemblies because they could not hold their elections during the national exercise that...

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