General News

  • July 29, 2021

    Blackout As...

      The national grid, again, suffered a setback, on Wednesday, causing major blackouts in most parts of the country. The collapse, announced by the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC), occurred at about 12:26 pm on Wednesday. In a statement issued by the DisCos’ Spokesman, Mr. Oyebode Fadipe, in Abuja, it...

  • July 29, 2021

    Did the...

    With the recent announcement of Bill and Melinda Gates’ divorce, many people are asking questions about the Foundation’s future. But this is not the first time questions about the foundation have been raised. One development expert we spoke with claims AGRA, Bill Gates’ 20-year-old program to feed Africa through agriculture,...

  • July 29, 2021

    With a...

      Abiy’s government will have to tackle multiple challenges in the coming months, but the situation is not in any way hopeless.   Yohannes Gedamu is a lecturer of Political Science at Georgia Gwinnett College in Lawrenceville, GA,US On June 21, Ethiopia held its first multiparty election since 2005. Despite...

  • July 28, 2021

    Treason Trial:...

    Esther Saan   Warrant Officer Class One (WOI) Esther Saan allegedly seduced a civilian employee, Samuel Kotei, when he was serving her water as instructed. Major General Nicholas Peter Andoh, a second prosecution witness in the ongoing treason trial told the High Court. He said when the civilian driver brought...

  • July 28, 2021

    Nigeria’s central...

    The measure may lead to an initial depreciation in the naira’s value. Nigeria’s central bank halted the sale of foreign exchange to money changers to ease pressure on the nation’s currency, Governor Godwin Emefiele said. The decision will halt the supply of $5.72 billion annually by the central bank to...

  • July 28, 2021

    We’re your...

    The U.S. Ambassador to Ghana, Stephanie S. Sullivan, has said this year “has been challenging for Ghana’s LGBTQI+ community”. At a reception and Pride flag hoisting ceremony on 28 June 2021 to commemorate Pride Month at the US embassy in Accra, Ambassador Sullivan recounted: “From the shuttering of the LGBTQI+...

  • July 28, 2021

    Ivory Coast...

      Alassane Ouattara met former President Laurent Gbagbo a decade after Ivory Coast’s deadly post-electoral violence that killed more than 3,000 people. Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara offered a hearty welcome to his predecessor Laurent Gbagbo on Tuesday as the rivals met for the first time since the West African...

  • July 28, 2021

    President Akufo-Addo...

    President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo left Accra Tuesday, July 27, for an official visit to the United Kingdom. A statement from the Presidency said at the invitation of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta, the President would lead Ghana’s delegation to the Global Education Summit today...

  • July 27, 2021

    Tanzania opposition...

    Freeman Mbowe was arrested last week while preparing for a meeting on new constitution proposals. A court in Tanzania has charged the leader of the main opposition party with “terrorism-related” crimes, police said on Monday, following his arrest while preparing for a meeting to discuss proposals for a new constitution....

  • July 27, 2021

    Ethiopia’s Amhara...

      War set to expand in Ethiopia as Amhara regional president calls on all people of age who are armed to mobilize. Ethiopia’s Amhara region has called on all armed residents to mobilize for battle against rebels from conflict-hit Tigray, calling it a “survival campaign”, state media reported. Amhara borders...

  • July 26, 2021

    Sam George...

    The Twitter account of Sam Nartey George, the Member of Parliament for Ningo Prampram, was reported by some persons who considered his comment on the criminalization of same-sex relationships as hateful but a screenshot of an email from the American microblogging and social networking service to the legislator shows that...

  • July 26, 2021

    Bawumia shares...

    Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, will today, Monday, 26 July 2021, deliver the keynote address at the Nottingham Africa Policy Dialogues by the University of Nottingham. The Nottingham Africa Policy Dialogue is a platform where key industry leaders and policymakers address participants, to shape research and policy direction on the...

  • July 25, 2021

    Ambassador Of...

    Mr Ronald Gerard Strikker, the outgoing Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Ghana, has bid farewell to Madam Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration. Mr Strikker, a career diplomat with a background in law, was appointed Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands...

  • July 24, 2021

    LGBT feud:...

    A UK politician Seb Dance has hit back at Ningo Prampram lawmaker Sam George over his hard-line stance on LGBT rights in Ghana. The opposition lawmaker has been on a Twitter feud with celebrities and some notable Ghanaians since Friday night over his extreme view of the LGBTQ community. The social media storm was...

  • July 23, 2021

    South Africa...

      The government says deaths from days of violence revised up to 79 in Gauteng province and 258 in KwaZulu-Natal. Rioting in South Africa this month has claimed 337 lives, the government said on Thursday, marking a further jump in the death toll from the 276 announced the previous day....

  • July 23, 2021

    Tanzanian opposition...

      Chadema chairman Freeman Mbowe and 15 other members were rounded up in a crackdown denounced as a throwback to the oppressive rule of the country’s late leader. Tanzania’s main opposition party has said that its leader and other members will be charged with “terrorism” after being arrested in a sweeping midnight...

  • July 23, 2021

    Anti-LGBTQ+ bill:...

    The simmering sentiments about LGBTQ+ activities in Ghana have crept back into the public discourse in light of some extreme sanctions which have come to the fore. This time, it has to do with some strong reservations which have greeted a 36-page bill yet to be sent to Parliament for...

  • July 23, 2021

    Gym instructor...

    A 34-year-old gym instructor popularly known as ‘Little’ has been shot dead in his room at Tantra Hill in Accra Thursday dawn. A married woman who was alleged with him during the attack was not harmed by the unknown assailants who were on a motorbike. Associates of the deceased say...

  • July 23, 2021

    CID opens...

    The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service has commenced investigations into the $170 million judgement debt awarded against Ghana following the abrogation of the Ghana Power Generation Company emergency power deal. The probe is a result of a petition by the Alliance for Social Equity and Public...

  • July 23, 2021

    Fitch tips...

    Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori Attah FITCH SOLUTIONS has forecast Ghana’s economy to grow fastest in sub-Saharan Africa this year. The latest survey carried out by Fitch Solutions on economies in sub-Saharan Africa indicated that a healthy rebound in private consumption and exports will catapult Ghana’s economy to grow strong....

  • July 23, 2021

    Appointments Committee...

    The Appointments Committee of Parliament has unanimously approved Kissi Agyebeng as the new Special Prosecutor. The approval comes a few hours after his vetting by the Committee in Parliament today. According to the Chairman of the Committee, Joe Osei Owusu, Mr. Agyebeng performed well during the vetting hence the quick...

  • July 23, 2021

    Family attack...

    Self-acclaimed global ambassador for the United Nations (UN), Kwame Fordjour, popularly known as ‘Dr. UN’ has landed in a big problem after it was alleged that, he impregnated a final year SHS student. A video making sound available to GhanaWish.com has it that Dr, UN impregnated a final year SHS...

  • July 23, 2021

    COVID-19: Over...

    The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey has informed Parliament that over 10,000 Ghanaians were evacuated from countries across the world during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. According to her, this was part of efforts by the government to come to the aid of many nationals...

  • July 23, 2021

    Stop collecting...

    The High Court has ordered the National Communications Authority (NCA) to stop collecting the personal information of mobile phone subscribers. Per the orders of the court, the government has 14 days to delete all such data already gathered, and report same to the Court’s Registrar. A private legal practitioner, Francis...

  • July 22, 2021

    Police intensify...

    Police intensify relentless clampdown on criminals As part of an ongoing clampdown on criminal activities in the capital Accra, the Regional Police Command has arrested 378 suspects in a series of swoops. The persons picked include 354 males and 24 female suspects. They were picked up from different locations during...

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