General News

  • October 23, 2020

    Amina, one...

    One of the greatest warriors ever to emerge from Africa in the sixteenth century was Queen Amina of Zazzau. Like the great Nzingha of Angola, Queen Amina’s leadership skills were discovered early by her grandfather who allowed her to attend state meetings. Her mother, the Queen Bakwa of Turunku, an...

  • October 23, 2020

    Media should...

    Mr Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, the Minister of Information, has advised the media to be responsible in the coverage of crises and conflicts to prevent the escalation of such situations. Mr Oppong Nkrumah, speaking at a media engagement in Ho, therefore, urged the media to be circumspect, truthful and factual in...

  • October 23, 2020

    Air pollution...

    More than 116,000 infants in India and 236,000 in sub-Saharan Africa died from air pollution in the first month of life. Despite an 11 percent reduction in the global population relying on solid fossil fuels for cooking, 3.8 billion people are exposed to household air pollution [File: Andrew Kelly/Reuters] Air...

  • October 23, 2020

    Libya: UN...

    UN Support Mission in Libya denounces ‘unlawful arrest’ of Mohammed Baayou after he spoke out against Islamist groups in Tripoli. UNSMIL says Mohammed Baayou, head of the Libyan Media Corporation, was arrested on Tuesday in the capital Tripoli [File: Mahmud Turkia/AFP] The United Nations on Thursday condemned the “unlawful arrest”...

  • October 23, 2020

    West Africa:...

    The government of Ghana has expressed concerns over the expanding activities of extremist attacks to the coast of the West African sub-region a situation which poses a threat to the rapid economic growth to the various economies which find themselves in the catchment area. Foreign Minister Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey while...

  • October 22, 2020

    African leaders...

    African leaders have been characteristically quiet over the protests in Nigeria that intend to force the federal government to act on police brutality. Amnesty International says about 20 Nigerians have lost their lives in clashes with security forces. Neither thoughts and prayers for the families of the deceased nor statements...

  • October 22, 2020

    Zambians sue...

    The lawsuit alleges ‘generations of children’ have been poisoned by the mine’s operations in Kabwe. In 2018, Anglo American and five other companies paid about $390m to settle a class action suit by former gold miners suffering from respiratory disease silicosis [File: Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters] A group of Zambian women and...

  • October 22, 2020

    AstraZeneca, J&J...

    The firms’ COVID vaccine trials, which are backed by the US’s Operation Warp Speed, were temporarily halted when participants fell ill. British drugmaker AstraZeneca and partner the University of Oxford last month temporarily stopped tests of its COVID-19 vaccine after a trial participant fell ill [File: Jason Alden/Bloomberg] Moncef Slaoui,...

  • October 22, 2020

    The little-known...

    For his hard work and dedication to his country years before it gained independence, it is strikingly surprising how Jacob Wilson Sey is not a household name in the history of Ghana and West Africa. Aside from his fairytale rise to becoming Ghana’s first multi-millionaire, he played an essential role...

  • October 22, 2020

    Parliament sends...

    The Parliament of Ghana has sent a delegation to Brussels to investigate the closure of Ghana’s Embassy account by the order of ING Bank in Belgium. According to the Chairman of Parliament’s Committee on Foreign Affairs, Mr Frank Annor Dompreh, a delegation made up of a representation of both Majority...

  • October 22, 2020

    Vivo Energy...

    Vivo Energy, the pan-African retailer and marketer of Shell and Engen-branded fuels and lubricants, has held its annual Safety Day across the whole company, reinforcing the importance of Health, Safety, Security, and Environment & Quality (HSSEQ) at Vivo Energy. Safety Day is an opportunity for all employees and contractors at...

  • October 22, 2020

    Violence can’t...

    Akufo-Addo President Akufo-Addo who is the ECOWAS Chair has called for calm in Nigeria after reported cases of violence in the country. Akufo-Addo in a tweet said the parties should use dialogue in resolving the impasse in Nigeria. “I join all well-meaning persons in calling for calm, and the use...

  • October 22, 2020

    State drops...

    The state has withdrawn charges against 60 persons who were arrested following violence in the Volta Region attributed to separatists. The accused persons, said to be members of the Homeland Study Group Foundation, were arrested in September 2020 for blocking roads, attacking police stations and the STC company in Ho....

  • October 22, 2020

    Death toll...

    The number of bodies retrieved from the rubble of a collapsed church building in the Eastern Region has risen to 15. This is an addition of six more deaths from the initial nine reported on Wednesday morning at Akim Batabi near Oda where the six-storey building is located. Eight survivors are...

  • October 22, 2020

    Young Persons...

    The Young Health Advocates (YHAG), an association of young people living with HIV and AIDS in Ghana, has climaxed its first-year anniversary in Accra, calling for an end to stigmatization against them. The YHAG, also called for the inclusion of the health needs of young people in national development planning...

  • October 22, 2020

    Population, Housing...

    President Akufo-Addo has announced that the next Population and Housing Census, PHC has been scheduled between April and May 2021. He said funding had been secured for the census, and that the government was committed to conducting the exercise, in spite of the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. President...

  • October 22, 2020

    Three Fear...

    Sad news coming in suggests that an Audi car with the registration number GE 1719 20 has been involved in an accident at Ngerensia, a suburb of Sekondi – Takoradi in the Western Region. The eyewitness at the scene of the sad incident narrated what happened to us by saying”...

  • October 21, 2020

    Tolanibaj Celebrates...

    Fans of Tolani Baj who was a contestant in this year’s Big Brother Naija known as TForce have taken over the internet with her birthday celebration. Tolanibaj who was known for causing some drama in the BBNaija house was born in the early 90s. Even though there are more pressing...

  • October 21, 2020

    Soldiers have...

    In 72 hours, Nigerian youths in the country’s most vibrant states had forced international attention on and their government acquiescence to disbanding a notorious police unit called the Special Anti-Robbery Squad. Photo Credit: Twitter Nigerian security forces have opened fire on demonstrators at a protest site in the commercial capital...

  • October 21, 2020

    Major Mahama:...

    Accra, Oct. 20, GNA – An Accra High Court, hearing the trial of 14 alleged murderers of the late Major Maxwell Adam Mahama, will resume trial on October 29, 2020. At the last adjourned date, February 28, before the outbreak of the COVID-19, the Court admitted a video recording of

  • October 21, 2020

    Total’s Uganda...

    Company denies allegations of human rights violations after French groups say oil operations ‘entail massive population displacements’. Total has been accused of intimidating and failing to properly compensate local landowners affected by work on its Tilenga project in Uganda [File: Charles Platiau/Reuters] Tens of thousands of people in Uganda and...

  • October 21, 2020

    COVID, tech...

    Some 97 million new jobs could be created, but the public and private sectors must do more to prepare workers for them. Automation and a new division of labour between humans and machines will disrupt 85 million jobs around the world, but more jobs are coming and both the public...

  • October 21, 2020

    Kofi Asmah...

    The Managing Partner of Gyandoh Asmah & Co., Attorney Kofi Asmah has been appointed by the Diaspora African Forum (DAF) as its new Economic Counsellor. He assumes office September 3, 2020. Attorney Asmah’s efforts as Chairman for the Ghanaian Hungarian Business Council helped in the injection of approximately 100 million...

  • October 21, 2020

    Parliament sends...

    The Parliament of Ghana has sent a delegation to Brussels to investigate the closure of Ghana’s Embassy account by the order of ING Bank in Belgium. According to the Chairman of Parliament’s Committee on Foreign Affairs, Mr Frank Annor Dompreh, a delegation made up of a representation of both Majority...

  • October 21, 2020

    Encourage more...

    Mrs. Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings and Ms. Brigitte Dzogbenuku Mrs Abundant Hayford Mensah Aggrey, CEO of the Golden Mother’s Vision International has said having only three women candidates out of the 12 approved Presidential candidates was way below the belt. She said women formed more than 50 per cent of the...

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