General News

  • May 9, 2021

    Mahama appointed...

    The African Union has appointed Ghana’s former President John Dramani Mahama as its High Representative to Somalia to help resolve the political crisis in that country. In a statement, the AU said Mahama will ensure there is “a mutually acceptable compromise towards an all-encompassing resolution for the holding of Somali...

  • May 6, 2021

    Restaurant manager...

    Bobby Edwards (left) beat and tortured Chris Smith into working for him for 5 years. — Left Photo: J. Reuben Long Detention Center | Right Screenshot via WPDE The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has ordered a White South Carolina restaurant manager to pay $546,000 as restitution to...

  • May 6, 2021

    27 Abducted...

    The 27 students of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka, Kaduna State, who were kidnapped have regained their freedom The freed students were among the 37 others abducted from the school premises by suspected bandits on March 11 from their hostels. A source claimed the release was aided by the Islamic...

  • May 6, 2021

    Malian woman...

    Halima Cisse, 25, was expected to have seven babies but health officials said ultrasound tests missed two of the siblings. Cases of women successfully carrying septuplets to term are rare – and nonuplets even rarer [Luis Cortes/Reuters] A Malian woman has given birth to nine babies, joining a small group...

  • May 6, 2021

    Kidnappers free...

    Gunmen took 39 students from a forestry college in northwest Nigeria on March 11 and previously released 10 of them. Parents of abducted students from the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization speak after a meeting in Kaduna, Nigeria [File: Afolabi Sotunde/Reuters] Kidnappers have released the remaining 29 students they were...

  • May 6, 2021

    Galamsey: Alleged...

    Some alleged National Security Operatives arrested for engaging in illegal mining in the Atewa Forest have been picked by armed military personnel and moved to Accra. The suspects were earlier transferred from the Asamankese police station Tuesday, where they were apprehended by a mob to the Eastern Regional Police Headquarters....

  • May 6, 2021

    E/R: 34-Year-Old...

    A 34-year-old man identified as Eric Oppong has reportedly been shot dead by some unknown assailants at the cattle ranch in Adeiso in the Eastern Region. The armed robbers also made away with three Benz Sprinter after slashing the head of another 20 -year-old called Mohammed Halidu. According to reports,...

  • May 6, 2021

    Today in...

    The Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) two years ago warned Ghanaians of facing prosecution for failing to honour their tax obligations. Commissioner General of GRA, Emmanuel Kofi Nti during the launch of a Prosecution Policy stated that the new rule formed part of measures put in place to mobilise revenue for...

  • May 6, 2021

    Companies continue...

    Former Lands Minister, Inusah Fuseini, says some Ghanaian companies continue to export rosewood outside the country despite a ban by the government. Addressing stakeholders’ at the Joy Forum to address the illegal trade of rosewood Wednesday, the former Tamale Central MP said neither the erstwhile Mahama administration nor the incumbent government has...

  • May 6, 2021

    The government...

    The Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) has called on the government through the Ghana Education Service to take urgent steps to address the welfare concerns of teachers for improved productivity. Mr. Charles Atakibire Ateem, Chairman of the Bolgatanga Municipal Branch of GNAT, who made the appeal, noted that although...

  • May 6, 2021

    Court Puts...

    A High Court in Accra has placed an interlocutory injunction restraining the management of Stanbic Bank Ghana Limited from holding its 22nd Annual General Meeting (AGM). According to the court order, the defendant is barred from holding the said meeting which is scheduled for May 5, 2021 “on the 4th...

  • May 6, 2021

    CAF issues...

    The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has announced new mandatory Coaching license requirements for all coaches who will be handling clubs in the 2021/2022 CAF Interclub Competitions. Portions of a statement signed by the Deputy General Secretary in charge of Football Development, Anthony Baffoe read: “In terms of the coaching...

  • May 5, 2021

    New polls...

    The majority in G7 nations believe governments should prevent pharmaceutical companies from holding a monopoly on COVID vaccines, a new poll says. A majority of people in G7 countries believe that governments should ensure pharmaceutical companies share the formulas and technology of their vaccines, according to new polling from the...

  • May 5, 2021

    white fan...

    Ghanaian soccer star Alex Nyarko was besieged by a white English soccer fan in 2001 who demanded that Nyarko took off the jersey since he was not performing well on the pitch. Photo Credit: BBC. For older fans of English soccer, the story of Alex Nyarko’s day of misery at the club...

  • May 5, 2021

    US legislators...

    After a United Nations donor conference for Yemen fell short, key US senators are pushing for more humanitarian aid. Ali al-Nehmi, 70, sits with his grandchildren in their hut at a camp for internally displaced people in Marib, Yemen, on April 5 [File: Ali Owidha/Reuters] A group of influential United...

  • May 5, 2021

    Fix ...

    The #FixTheCountry campaigners have written to the Ghana Police Service to notify them of their intention to demonstrate on May 9, 2021, against hardships in the country. Ghana flag The group said in its letter to the police that the event, which is a “single-purpose” one, “is being organized on the back...

  • May 4, 2021

    Nigeria’s Capital...

    The Nigeria Police Force has reportedly deployed officers on horses and motorcycles in the capital, Abuja, amid reports that jihadists are planning to carry out attacks in the capital. In a statement cited by the Daily Trust website, a police spokesperson in Abuja Mariam Yusuf said the deployment was meant...

  • May 4, 2021

    DR Congo...

    Authorities say the disease has been contained thanks to vaccination drive as they continue to monitor the situation. DRC declares the end of an Ebola outbreak that infected 12 people and killed six [File: Zohra Bensemra/Reuters] The Democratic Republic of the Congo on Monday declared the end of an Ebola...

  • May 4, 2021

    FG Establishes...

    The establishment of a national centre for the control of small arms and light weapons (NCCSALW) has been approved by President Muhammadu Buhari. A major general identified as AM Dikko has been appointed as pioneer coordinator of the centre. Speaking on the development, the head of strategic communication, office of the...

  • May 4, 2021

    Sixteen soldiers...

    Attack by ‘bandits’ in the Tahoua region near Mali’s border also wounds six other soldiers. Government troops reportedly killed 24 ‘suspected terrorists’ after they tried to escape capture [File: Souleymane Ag Anara/AFP] Sixteen Nigerien soldiers were killed and another was missing after an ambush on a military patrol in the...

  • May 4, 2021

    GFD engages...

    The Ghana Federation of Disability Organizations (GFD) has held an engagement with the Ghana Statistical Services ahead of the impending 2021 Population Census. According to the GFD, there are emerging trends that Ghana have to follow in order to capture persons with disability in Ghana during the population census. Speaking...

  • May 4, 2021

    Galamsey: 200...

    Ghanaian actor and host of Real News on UTV, Akwasi Boadi, popularly known as Akrobeto has urged the government to increase the number of soldiers dispatched to stop illegal mining. Akrobeto feels the 200 soldiers deployed were not sufficient to stop the menace. President Akufo-Addo has deployed 200 soldiers to ensure that illegal...

  • May 4, 2021

    Legon Student...

    On April 23rd, 2021, it was reported that a 24-year-old student of the University of Ghana, Legon has jumped from the 4th floor of the Mensah Sabbah Hall Annex “A”. The authorities arrived at the scene just after the victim, Fuseini Wahab Abdul has been taken to the Legon Hospital...

  • May 4, 2021

    Allow Muslim...

    The Ghana Education Service (GES) has directed Wesley Girls High School to allow a Muslim student to fast.   On Monday, April 21, news broke out that an angry man stormed the Wesley Girls Senior High School to withdraw his daughter following the school’s refusal to allow Muslims to fast...

  • May 4, 2021

    Pan African...

    Pan-African Heritage World Museum   A groundbreaking ceremony will be performed on Wednesday, May 5, for the construction of a 30-million dollar Pan African Heritage World (PAHW) Museum at Pomadze Hills, near Winneba Junction in the Central Region. A statement issued by the Communication Department of PAHW, copied to the...

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