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  • January 15, 2021

    Protests erupt...

    Mohamud Mohammed Hassan died hours after he was released from police custody. His family allege he was assaulted while in jail — Photo via Lee Jasper Blog The police in Wales are investigating the death of a 24-year-old Black man who died hours after he was released from custody following his arrest...

  • January 15, 2021

    Vote count...

    Longtime President Yoweri Museveni faces a strong challenge from pop star-turned-opposition leader Bobi Wine as he seeks a sixth term. Electoral commission officials start to count ballot papers for the presidential election at a polling centre in Kampala, Uganda, on January 14, 2021 [Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP] Polls have closed and vote...

  • January 15, 2021

    In Pictures:...

    Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic, is tense a day after armed rebels launched a coordinated attack. During a lull in the fighting, people come to collect information and assess the situation. Some fled towards the city centre, but many stayed hidden in their homes during the fighting....

  • January 15, 2021

    Injunction presented...

    Member of Parliament (MP) for the Keta Constituency, Kwame Dzudzorli Gakpey says the injunction presented on colleague MP for Assin North Constituency during the swearing-in of Parliamentarians for the 8th Parliament was questionable. He described the injunction as having discrepancies pointing to the fact that, the injunction was not from...

  • January 15, 2021

    Our strike...

    The Chairman of the KNUST branch of the Teachers and Education Workers’ Union (TEWU) has brushed off claims that their strike is politically motivated. TEWU has begun its nationwide strike on January 13, 2021, in demand of better conditions of service. Their strike happened over failure by the Fair Wages...

  • January 15, 2021

    Chief Justice...

    The Chief Justice, Kwasi Anin Yeboah, says his office will investigate a bribery allegation against a Supreme Court judge accused of trying to influence the election of the Speaker of Parliament. A statement signed by Justice Cynthia Pamela Addo, the Judicial Secretary, in Accra, said the Chief Justice would also...

  • January 15, 2021

    Supreme Court...

    Supreme Court election petition Information reaching Ghpage’s outfit is that the Supreme Court of Ghana has adjourned the hearing of the election petition filed by the flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress(NDC) John Dramani Mahama to Tuesday, January 19, 2020. The flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress John Dramani Mahama...

  • January 15, 2021

    Only Naive...

    NPP General Secretary, John Boadu. The General Secretary of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), John Boadu says it is naïve on the part of the members of the largest opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) to say that the current 8th Parliament is hung due to both sides having the...

  • January 15, 2021

    Soldiers who...

    Colonel Joe Punamane, Sam George, Rockson-Nelson Dafeamekpor, ABA Fuseini Details of the activities of the soldiers from the Jubilee House, who stormed Parliament exactly a week today, during the election of the Speaker, is beginning to pop up with a claim from the Member of Parliament (MP) for Ningo-Prampram in...

  • January 15, 2021

    Angry residents...

    An angry Residents of Netro a suburb of Mankessim in the Central Region have staged a demonstration against the Municipal Chief Executive for Mfantseman and a Constructor who has left open drains causing a two-year-old boy to drown. According to them, they are venting their anger to get the MCE to put...

  • January 14, 2021

    Why is...

    The territorial dispute between Venezuela and Guyana goes back to 1899. Photo Credit: Bram Ebus for the International Crisis Group At the beginning of the 19th century, the American foreign policy known as the Monroe Doctrine proved to be an elixir for the sovereign ambitions of newly-found countries in South America which...

  • January 14, 2021

    Tigray: Ethiopian...

    Former foreign minister among three prominent TPLF officials killed after refusing to surrender, government says. Seyoum Mesfin was Ethiopia’s foreign minister for nearly two decades [File: Tiksa Negeri/Reuters] Ethiopia says its forces have killed three members of the conflict-hit Tigray region’s former ruling party, including ex-Ethiopian Foreign Minister Seyoum Mesfin....

  • January 14, 2021

    The one-time...

    Khalid Abdul Muhammad, national chairman of the New Black Panther Party, is flanked by two uniformed secret service officers in front of the Israeli embassy in Washington Oct. 14, 2000. (AP Photo/Ron Thomas) Throughout his life, Khalid Abdul Muhammad was tagged as a “racist hatemonger” and “anti-Semite” but to his...

  • January 14, 2021

    Diary Sow,...

    Sow was enrolled at the prestigious Lycée Louis-le-Grand high school in Paris — Photo via Twitter Authorities in France have opened an investigation into the sudden disappearance of Diary Sow, a 20-year-old Senegalese student who was enrolled at the prestigious Lycée Louis-le-Grand high school in Paris. Regarded as “the best student in Senegal”,...

  • January 14, 2021

    Guinea: Two...

    Members of FNDC opposition coalition which led protests against a third term by President Alpha Conde sentenced for inciting insurrection. Hundreds of people were arrested during Guinea’s election period [File: Sadak Souici/AP Photo] A Guinean court has sentenced two critics of President Alpha Conde to a year in jail for...

  • January 14, 2021

    ‘We’ll Only...

    New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament (MP) for Kwadaso in the Ashanti Region, Dr. Kingsley Nyarko has warned the new Speaker of parliament to be very objective and live according to the standing orders of parliament otherwise he’ll lose the respect of the NPP lawmakers have for him. Speaking...

  • January 14, 2021

    E/R: Farmer...

    Prisoner Suhum Circuit Court presided by Her Honour Diana Adu Asare has convicted a 40 year old father to 15 years imprisonment for defiling his 12 year old biological daughter for three consecutive years. The convicted father, David Owusu, is a farmer who lived together with his wife the victim...

  • January 14, 2021

    Ex-Prez Rawlings...

    The mortal remains of the late President, Jerry John Rawlings, will be interred at the Military Cemetery at Burma Camp in Accra. The former President died on Thursday, November 12, 2020, at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra. At a press briefing in Accra on Wednesday, a caretaker Minister...

  • January 14, 2021

    Unite, rally...

    The General Overseer of Alive Chapel International, Archbishop Elisha Salifu Amoako, has described this year as a moment of restoration for Ghana and urged people from all political persuasions to unite and rally behind the President. According to him, leaders of many nations including those in West Africa would be...

  • January 14, 2021

    Ministry of...

    Ministry of Education (MoE) has launched back to school campaign with a call on parents and caregivers to send their wards back to school. The launch, which was also used to outdoor what the Ghana Education Service had put in place to ensure students’ safety as they returned to school....

  • January 14, 2021

    UNESCO warns...

    The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) has warned that total aid to education is likely to decline by 12 percent by 2022 as a result of the economic consequences of COVID-19. This, according to the UN agency, is a threat to the recovery of education from the...

  • January 14, 2021

    Speaker meets...

    Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin The Speaker of Parliament, Mr Alban Bagbin has met the leaders of both National Democratic Congress (NDC)and New Patriotic Party (NPP) Caucus in Parliament over the confusion that rocked the inauguration of the 8th Parliament. Sources close to the meeting also indicated that the leaders of...

  • January 13, 2021

    Kamala Harris’...

    Kamala Harris made her debut appearance on Vogue and people are not impressed. Photo: Tyler Mitchell/Vogue What was intended to be a monumental moment for American Vogue to feature the first Black and Asian woman vice president on its cover has sparked so many controversies. Kamala Harris is the cover story and image for...

  • January 13, 2021

    Notorious Nigerian...

    A Nigerian kidnap kingpin who visited another kidnap gang was abducted and had to pay them ransom for his release — Photo Credit: NPF A notorious Nigerian kidnap kingpin who was abducted by another kidnap gang when he went to their hideout in the forest to sell live ammunition to them had...

  • January 13, 2021

    Bobi Wine,...

    Music star-turned-opposition leader is seen as posing the strongest challenge to longtime President Yoweri Museveni’s bid to win a sixth term. Bobi Wine attends the First Annual ‘Time 100 Next’ gala in New York City, US, November 14, 2019 [File: Eduardo Munoz/Reuters] Kampala, Uganda – Bobi Wine, Uganda’s most prominent opposition figure,...

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