Archive for General News

  • July 15, 2021

    Mother and...

    A 31-year-old mother and her one-year-old son have reportedly met their untimely death after they were trapped in a building that collapsed on them at Akrobi Old Town in the Wenchi Municipality of the Bono Region. According to reports, the mother and her son were trapped under the collapsed building...

  • July 15, 2021

    Watch how...

    A less than 15-year-old-boy has been forced to narrate how he successfully broke into his neighbors’ ceiling to steal. In a short video going viral, he was forced by the neighbors who he stole from to narrate and demonstrate how he carried out the operation. With tears in his eyes,...

  • July 15, 2021

    EOCO gets...

      Steve Raymond Dapaa-Addo Esq. has been appointed as the Executive Director of the Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO) effective July 9, 2021. Mr. Dapaa-Addo practiced in Ghana as a State Attorney and in Nigeria, where he worked with the Rivers State Ministry of Justice and rose to the...

  • July 15, 2021

    $28m Car...

    John Boadu John Boadu, General Secretary of the ruling New Patriotic Party(NPP), has come to the defense of the Members of Parliament over their $28 million car loan. The Finance Ministry presented a loan agreement before Parliament for all 275 Parliamentarians to purchase vehicles and another $3.5 million car loan...

  • July 15, 2021

    Step aside...

    A former Deputy Minister of Information Felix Kwakye Ofosu has asked Chief Justice Kwasi Anin-Yeboah to step aside for a proper investigation to be conducted into the bribery allegation made against him. He told Dzifa Bampoh on the First Take on 3FM Wednesday, July 14 that Mr. Anin-Yeboah’s stay in office...

  • July 13, 2021

    A look...

    Photo: www.press.et Dating back to the 15th century, coffee arguably originated from Ethiopia. With some notable myths tracing its discovery and consumption to the Horn of Africa nation, one can confidently say its cultivation, as well as its brewing, is intertwined with some centuries-old African customs and traditions. Popular legend has it that...

  • July 13, 2021

    South Africa...

    Police said six people have been killed and more than 200 arrested in protests and looting since last week [Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters] President Ramaphosa says the violence that has left six dead is unprecedented in post-apartheid South Africa. The South African military said it was deploying soldiers in two provinces, including...

  • July 13, 2021

    Papa Owusu-Ankomah...

    Ghana’s re-appointed High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Papa Owusu-Ankomah has presented his Letters of Credence to Queen Elizabeth II. The ceremony, which took place at Buckingham Palace, the official residence of the Queen on July 6, officially signifies the assumption of duty by Papa Owusu-Ankomah. Papa Owusu-Ankomah who completed...

  • July 13, 2021

    Rebels claim...

    Conflict erupted in Tigray eight months ago after Ethiopia’s government sent forces to quell a rebellion [File: Baz Ratner/Reuters] TPLF on Monday said Tigrayan forces controlled Korem, a town 170 kilometers (105 miles) south of the region’s capital Mekelle. Forces from Ethiopia’s northern restive Tigray region said on Monday that...

  • July 12, 2021

    Ethiopia’s Abiy...

      Ethiopian PM has prevailed in his first electoral contest, but there is little to celebrate given the country’s dire state, analysts say. After months of setbacks – including being twice delayed – Ethiopia has had its election. Originally scheduled for August 2020, it was postponed until June 5 due...

  • July 11, 2021

    C/R: Man...

    A 57-year-old man has killed himself at Enyan Abaasa in the Ajumako Enyan Essiam District of the Central Region after his friends laughed at him for not having a child. He’s reported to have drunk a poisonous substance. Information gathered by Kasapa News Yaw Boagyan indicates that the deceased Kofi Mensah has...

  • July 11, 2021

    After battlefield...

    Questions loom over the next phase of a devastating conflict that has left civilians at risk of famine. The capture of Tigray’s capital, Mekelle, by Ethiopian forces in late November was depicted by the government in Addis Ababa as the finishing blow to forces loyal to the northern region’s former...

  • July 11, 2021

    France to...

      President Emmanuel Macron tells the G5 summit that France will reduce its force to 2,500 to 3,000 troops over the long term. France will soon begin reshaping its military presence in the Sahel region of West Africa and will ultimately halve it, President Emmanuel Macron has said. Macron announced...

  • July 11, 2021

    Violence erupts...

      Police make 28 arrests on charges including public violence, burglary, and contravention of COVID-19 restrictions. South African police have arrested 28 people and one of the country’s biggest highways remained closed over violent protests against the imprisonment of former President Jacob Zuma. Protests erupted this week in parts of...

  • July 11, 2021

    4 Chinese...

      THE Eastern Regional Police Command in collaboration with the National Security has arrested four Chinese men for allegedly stealing large quantities of cables for electricity projects. The suspects namely; Liu Lianwei, 38, Su Meng, 55, Tuan Xiuwei, 41, and Zhang Chenming, 55 were arrested in a dawn operation at...

  • July 11, 2021

    Fire Service...

    The Ghana Water Company has said that it has evidence to the effect that some personnel of the Ghana Fire Service has been drawing water from hydrants and selling it to the public, hence they don’t get water to extinguish fires when there is an outbreak Fire Service has been selling...

  • July 11, 2021

    NDC MPs...

    David Vondee The trial of a National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament (MP), David Vondee, who was charged by the Office of the Attorney General for allegedly defrauding a private company of $2.4 million, has been adjourned to July 21, 2021. This was after the prosecution could not serve...

  • July 11, 2021

    Police on...

      Some cargo drivers numbering about 80 have accused police at Yapei in the Central Gonja District of the Savannah Region of harassment, extortion, and abuse. According to the drivers, some of who are from Burkina Faso, the police detained them for refusing to offer GH¢5 bribes when they got...

  • July 11, 2021

    Laborer Murdered...

      Residents of Sefwi Amoakrom in the Bia West District of the Western North Region were thrown into a state of shock Thursday afternoon after a 22-year-old man, Francis Awuni, beheaded his 45-years-old boss Mr. Azumah in his rice farm. The suspect after the dastardly act is said to have...

  • July 10, 2021

    COVID-19: Deadly...

    The virulent and highly transmissible Delta COVID-19 variant has been detected in Nigeria. The development was confirmed by Nigeria’s disease-fighting agency, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) this week. 1st News reports that the NCDC made this known in a statement released to the media last night. Equally important, the...

  • July 10, 2021

    Kiir pledges...

    President vows not to return the country to war as the world’s youngest nation marks 10 years of independence with little to celebrate. South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir, in a speech marking 10 years since independence, has pledged not to return the country to war. At midnight on July 9, 2011,...

  • July 10, 2021

    3-year-old Nigerian...

    A 3-year-old Nigerian preschooler, as well as three others, have been arrested and detained in Sylhet, Bangladesh, over illegal migration. All of them have been accused of illegally entering Bangladesh from India. They were apprehended near the Tamabil land port on Thursday morning, July 8. This is after an intelligence...

  • July 10, 2021

    Poultry farmers’...

    File photo of a poultry farmer Some poultry farmers in the country are threatening to lay off their workers as a result of the high cost of production in the industry. Best District Farmer at Prampram, Joseph Armah Quaye, disclosed this on Adom FM’s morning show Dwaso Nsem Friday. According to...

  • July 10, 2021

    I’m a...

    President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said unlike former president John Dramani Mahama who spent $260 million on just the Kwame Nkrumah Circle ‘Circle Dubai’, his government has spent $289m to build three interchanges, indicating that he is a better manager of the public purse. Speaking at the inauguration and...

  • July 10, 2021

    “If You...

    The New Patriotic Party (NPP) MP for Assin Central, Mr. Kennedy Agyapong has stated that he has the gut to speak on a lot of issues in the country and beyond because he doesn’t worship money. The very successful businessman, in an interview with Dentaa Amoabeng, explained that although having...

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