Archive for News

  • June 4, 2020

    Journalist invited...

    Kofi Adomah The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service has invited a journalist with Angel 102.9 FM, Kofi Adomah for accurately predicting government’s easing of restrictions. The journalist is said to have predicted accurately the content of President Akufo-Addo’s speech on Sunday. He has on Wednesday afternoon, June...

  • June 4, 2020

    No Friday...

     No Friday Prayers In Major Mosques National Chief Imam, Osman Nuhu Sharubutu, in consultation with the leadership of the various Muslim communities in Ghana, has approved key guidelines for Muslim worship in mosques. The guidelines are in response to government’s new protocols for the partial easing of the coronavirus restrictions...

  • June 4, 2020

    Woman arrested...

    Woman arrested after leaving children alone to go get her post-lockdown hairstyle done. (Kim Kulish/Getty Images ) A woman from Texas in the USA was arrested after abandoning four children to go and get a haircut. Three of the children, aged three months old and one year old, were left...

  • June 4, 2020

    NGO hands...

    BOK Africa Concern, a Berekum based Non-Governmental Organisation(NGO) working in partnership with development organisations have handed over a gari processing factory to the Dawiri community in the Jaman North District of the Bono Region. The project, jointly funded by the NGO and it’s collaborating agencies namely International Organisation for Migration(IOM),...

  • June 3, 2020

    Algeria to...

    Tabbou, veteran opposition figure, and Benlarbi to be freed at the president’s initiative, an opposition leader said. Tabbou is serving a one-year term for an ‘attack on the integrity of national territory’ [PierreAndrieu/AFP]   Two main figures of Algeria’s Hirak protest movement will soon be freed at the president’s initiative,...

  • June 3, 2020

    Open letter:...

    Authors voice support for US protesters seeking justice for George Floyd’s killing, urge more action by African Union Dozens of writers from across Africa and the diaspora have co-signed a letter of support for the Black Lives Matter movement in the face of growing protests in the United States following...

  • June 3, 2020

    Nigerians go...

    Outcry after three women were killed or raped in cases activists say show widespread sexual violence, police brutality. Wizkid took to Twitter to condemn police brutality [File: John Wessels/MTV Africa Music Award/AFP]   Large numbers of Nigerians are taking to social media to demand “justice” after a series of high-profile cases...

  • June 3, 2020

    Senegal delays...

    Move affecting high schools comes after coronavirus cases are detected among teachers in Casamance, in Senegal’s south. Senegal swiftly introduced preventive measures against the coronavirus after the first case surfaced in early March [File: Seyllou/AFP]   The Senegalese government has decided, on the eleventh hour, against reopening its high schools...

  • June 3, 2020

    EC begins...

    The Electoral Commission (EC) has begun a pilot registration exercise nationwide. This is expected to prepare the grounds for the voter registration exercise later in June. Some residents, EC officers and political party officials took part in the exercise nationwide. In some parts of the country, the EC officers said...

  • June 3, 2020

    Education Ministry...

     Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh The Minister of Education has revealed that his outfit has been granted financial clearance to employ a total of 27,367 staff for the pre-tertiary sector. The employment will comprise 16,500 newly trained teachers, 6,500 graduate teachers, 3,232 replacement staff and 1,135 non-teaching staff. Dr Matthew Opoku...

  • June 3, 2020

    Six feared...

    Six passengers onboard a Hyundai Grace commercial vehicle are feared dead in an accident that occurred at Gomoa Osamkrom on the Agona Swedru-Winneba main road Tuesday afternoon. The accident involved a Hyundai Grace with registration number GT 4110-13 which was loaded with many passengers and was heading towards Winneba. The other...

  • June 3, 2020

    I won’t...

    National Chairman of the Peoples National Convention, Bernard Mornah says President Akufo-Addo cannot stifle the freedoms the people of Ghana are granted by the Constitution. The member of the Inter-Party Resistance Against New Voter Register was today questioned by the Criminal Investigation Department of the Ghana Police Service after he made comments on...

  • June 3, 2020

    Pay your...

    A five-member panel of the Supreme Court presided over by Chief Justice Anin Yeboah has adjourned to June 24, 2020, the case in which the State is seeking leave to acquire the properties owned by businessman Alfred Agbesi Woyome. The motion for leave of the court by the State is...

  • June 3, 2020

    Some Churches...

    Some churches in Tema say there will be no auditorium service on Sunday even though the President announced easing of restrictions on social gathering starting June 5, 2020. The churches indicated that they needed to meet, discuss and put in appropriate measures that would ensure safety of members before re-opening...

  • June 2, 2020

    Madman Inflicts...

    A 55-year old female farmer at Taffiasi in the Sissala East Municipality, Zenabu Alidu, sustained severe machete wounds after she was allegedly attacked by a suspected mentally ill man over farmland. She was rushed to the Sissala East Municipal Hospital in Tumu at about 1100 hours. According to the medical...

  • June 2, 2020

    Tracking Africa’s...

    Experts warn fragile healthcare systems in many nations could be overwhelmed in the face of a severe COVID-19 outbreak. Most countries on the continent have put in place restrictions to prevent the spread of the virus [Afolabi Sotunde/Reuters]   The outbreak of the new coronavirus has reached every nation in...

  • June 2, 2020

    DR Congo...

    Newest outbreak of disease, the 11th recorded in DRC’s history, comes as epidemic in country’s east is still ongoing. The Ebola epidemic in the country’s east has killed 2,280 people since August 2018 [File: Zohra Bensemra/Reuters]   Health officials in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have reported a...

  • June 2, 2020

    Civilians killed...

    Some 50 fighters carry out ‘well-planned operation’ against Intikane camp in Tahoua region, UN refugee agency says. The attackers also kidnapped a guard and sabotaged the camp’s water supply [File: Boureima Hama/AFP] At least three civilians have been killed in a coordinated attack on a camp housing thousands of Malian...

  • June 2, 2020

    Defying all...

    The film’s makers hope the global premiere will propel Zimbabwe’s small movie sector to global audiences. Tendaiishe Chitima and Tendai Ryan are seen in the Zimbabwean film Cook Off, which had a production budget of only $8,000 [Anel Wessels/Cook Off/­Handout via Reuters]   Zimbabwean film, Cook Off, a romance about...

  • June 2, 2020

    Opinion: I...

    I am a citizen EC Chairperson Jean Mensa I am the son of a gong-gong beater. The Electoral Commission has been adamant to advise about stopping the New Voters register amidst the Coronavirus pandemic and heed advice to conduct limited Registration. They have actually gone ahead to set a new...

  • June 2, 2020

    Mining offers...

    The mining sector remains resilient despite the economic threat of the coronavirus pandemic in Ghana, Dr. Toni Aubynn, president of the Africa Institute of Extractives Industry (AIEI), a think-tank said. The respiratory disease has led to the near-collapse of many sectors and drastically affected government’s revenue projection for 2020, but...

  • June 2, 2020

    Reverse Decision...

    Reverse decision to reopen schools for final year students – Lecturer to Akufo-Addo The decision by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to allow final-year students at all levels to resume has been described as terrible and a recipe for disaster. Lecturer and psychologist at the University of Education, Winneba, Mr....

  • June 2, 2020

    MoI Inaugurates...

    Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, is continuing with the modernization of the Information Ministry as he unveils a refurbished National Information And Research Center. Under his leadership – the Information Ministry – which was prior to coming into office of the NPP Government in a very poor State – has...

  • June 1, 2020

    Facebook employees...

    Employees critical of CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s decision also praised rival firm Twitter for acting on Trump’s comments. Lyfe Tavarres, of Portland, negotiates with police during a protest against the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd, in Portland, Oregon, United States [File:Terray Sylvester/Reuters] Facebook employees critical of CEO Mark...

  • June 1, 2020

    China tells...

    The move, reported by Reuters, comes after Washington said it would stop special treatment for Hong Kong. US President Donald Trump making an announcement about US trade relations with China and Hong Kong in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, United States [File: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters] China has...

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