Archive for General News

  • July 10, 2021

    “I disagree...

    Former President John Dramani Mahama has issued a statement disagreeing with an attempt by the government to pay presidential spouses emoluments. This emolument which captures allowances and salaries will be backdated from 2017 to date…Mr. Mahama says is it a wrong move and does not inure to the benefit of...

  • July 10, 2021

    Over GHC1...

    The government spent over GHC I billion Ghana cedis in 2020 to import fertilizers, Minister of Agriculture, Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto has disclosed. Over GHC1 billion spent on fertilizer import for painting for food & jobs According to him, this alone demonstrates the government’s commitment to the development of agriculture...

  • July 10, 2021

    Ejura committee...

    Ejura committee The Justice Koomson Committee of Inquiry into the Ejura incidents has requested an extension of the deadline to complete its work. The Committee was tasked to complete its work of investigating the circumstances that led to the unfortunate occurrences of Tuesday, June 29, 2021, by July 9. However, in...

  • July 9, 2021

    Less than...

     First FIFA World Cup™ in the Middle East and Arab world reaches another major countdown milestone There are only 500 days to go until Qatar hosts the first FIFA World Cup™ in the Middle East and Arab world. The 22nd edition of the tournament will kick off on 21 November...

  • July 9, 2021

    South Sudan...

      Ten years after becoming the world’s youngest nation, war-torn South Sudan mired in instability and faced a deteriorating humanitarian crisis. Friday marks 10 years since South Sudan gained independence to become the world’s youngest nation – yet few citizens are rejoicing. Over the past 10 years, the oil-rich country...

  • July 9, 2021

    DSS Arrests...

    It has been revealed that one of the five first-time worshippers who were arrested by Department of State Services (DSS) operatives at the Dunamis International Gospel Centre, Abuja, last Sunday, Samuel Gabriel Iwatonaiye is a blind young man. According to SaharaReporters, Iwatonaiye was manhandled by the church officials before being...

  • July 9, 2021

    Ethiopia’s massive...

      Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam is the source of an almost decade-long diplomatic standoff between Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan. Ethiopia has built a giant hydropower dam on the Blue Nile and started holding back the water flow to fill the reservoir behind it for a second year. Egypt is worried...

  • July 8, 2021

    British High...

    The British High Commission in Nigeria has replied to the letter written on behalf of the Supreme Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, seeking its support as a British citizen. According to SaharaReporters, in the acknowledgment letter sent to Kanu’s counsel, Aloy Ejimakor on Tuesday,...

  • July 8, 2021

    Saudi Arabia...

      The expression of support by the kingdom comes a day after Ethiopia notified downstream nations that the second-phase filling at the dam had begun. Saudi Arabia has thrown its weight behind Egypt and Sudan in their bitter dispute with Ethiopia over a massive hydropower dam built by the latter...

  • July 8, 2021

    Jacob Zuma...

      Former president drops defiance to begin a 15-month sentence for snubbing anti-corruption investigators. Jacob Zuma, former South African president, turned himself into police on Wednesday to begin 15 months in jail for contempt of court, the culmination of a long legal drama seen as a test of the post-apartheid...

  • July 8, 2021

    Ghana, Switzerland...

    President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo Wednesday said Ghana looks to deepening diplomatic relations and bilateral ties with the Swiss Confederation. That is why he said, said Ghana was cooperating with the Swiss Government in the areas of energy, climate change, education, trade, among others areas of common interests. The President...

  • July 7, 2021

    Buhari’s Minister...

    The Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment, Ambassador Maryam Yalwaji Katagum reportedly collapsed during an official engagement in Bauchi State. It was gathered that Katagum, who was in the state to launch an empowerment program on Monday, slumped while delivering her speech. The minister was immediately rushed by officials...

  • July 7, 2021

    Ghana opposition...

      Hundreds of protesters demanded the government provide better security to citizens amid several high-profile killings. Hundreds of opposition supporters marched through the streets of Ghana’s capital Accra demonstrating against what they described as rising insecurity and lawlessness since President Nana Akufo-Addo came to power in 2017. Wearing mostly red...

  • July 7, 2021

    South African...

      Police in South Africa has declined to immediately arrest former President Jacob Zuma. According to the police, they will not arrest Mr. Zuma until he has fully exhausted his legal battle against his sentence. Mr. Zuma as African Entertainment earlier reported has raised coronavirus concerns as reasons why he...

  • July 7, 2021

    Warning by...

      The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned governments around the world against easing COVID-19 restrictions too soon, saying countries that did so risked paying a heavy price for rushing back to normality. Speaking at a press briefing on Monday, the UN health agency’s top emergency expert Mike Ryan said...

  • July 7, 2021

    Don’t be...

    Some African Americans who have returned to Ghana as part of the Beyond The Return say they are stunned at the way Ghanaians are throwing away their culture for alternatives from the West. They say many Africans get a sense of pride in raising their children with the West as...

  • July 6, 2021

    How a...

    A woman is hailing her 10-year-old granddaughter as a hero after she said the juvenile played dead while a masked gunman fatally shot her parents as well as her six-year-old sister in their Houston apartment. According to ABC13, the masked suspect made his way into the victims’ apartment on Wednesday night and...

  • July 6, 2021

    Ghana plans...

      Ghana would be pioneering social bonds in Africa, seizing on an instrument that’s boomed since the COVID-19 pandemic. Ghana is planning to issue green and social bonds of up to $2 billion by November, which would make it the first African country to sell the debt to fund development...

  • July 6, 2021

    Israeli government...

    The Israeli Ambassador to Ghana, Shani Cooper-Zubida, has pledged her government’s full support for young women professionals in Ghana’s International Relations ecosystem to enable them to achieve their full potential. She affirmed her country’s commitment to helping developing countries such as Ghana achieve their potential through investments in human resources...

  • July 5, 2021

    Prison Officer...

    Tina Gonzalez A former correctional officer at the Fresno County Jail has been sentenced for a sexual relationship she had with an inmate. Tina Gonzalez, 27, was given two years probation and seven months in jail. Staff at the jail received a tip that a male inmate had a cellphone...

  • July 5, 2021

    TPLF lays...

    The Tigray People’s Liberation Front demands a full withdrawal of Eritrean troops and Ethiopia’s Amhara State fighters. The rebel leadership of Ethiopia’s Tigray region has demanded a full withdrawal of Eritrean troops and the fighters of the neighboring Ethiopian state of Amhara before it can engage in any talks with...

  • July 5, 2021

    NAPO To...

    The Minister for Energy, Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh, has been invited by the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) to serve on its Mission 4.7 High-Level Advisory Group as an Honourary and Meritorious Member. In the letter of invitation dated 23 June 2021 and co-signed by Dr Jeffrey D. Sachs,...

  • July 5, 2021

    Dagbanli becomes...

    Dagbanli, the language of the Dagbamba in the North-Eastern part of Ghana, has formally been recognized by Wikipedia, a free online encyclopedia edited by volunteers around the world and hosted by the Wikimedia Foundation. This milestone follows the migration of hundreds of Dagbani articles from the incubation stage to Wikipedia’s...

  • June 30, 2021

    Ghana to...

    At least forty-four Nigerians will be deported for various offenses, including illegally staying in Ghana. The deportees were reportedly sentenced to 99 days imprisonment and will be deported after serving their sentence. Those in prison are 43 males and one female Sources told Ghana news outlet Joy News that a...

  • June 30, 2021

    Tigray forces...

    A spokesman says forces prepared to chase their opponents well beyond the northern Ethiopian region. Tigrayan fighters have reportedly taken control of more territory in the embattled northern Ethiopian region of Tigray, a day after regaining the regional capital, Mekelle, from retreating federal government forces and pledging to drive all “enemies” out. The...

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