Archive for News

  • October 22, 2020

    African leaders...

    African leaders have been characteristically quiet over the protests in Nigeria that intend to force the federal government to act on police brutality. Amnesty International says about 20 Nigerians have lost their lives in clashes with security forces. Neither thoughts and prayers for the families of the deceased nor statements...

  • October 22, 2020

    Zambians sue...

    The lawsuit alleges ‘generations of children’ have been poisoned by the mine’s operations in Kabwe. In 2018, Anglo American and five other companies paid about $390m to settle a class action suit by former gold miners suffering from respiratory disease silicosis [File: Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters] A group of Zambian women and...

  • October 22, 2020

    The little-known...

    For his hard work and dedication to his country years before it gained independence, it is strikingly surprising how Jacob Wilson Sey is not a household name in the history of Ghana and West Africa. Aside from his fairytale rise to becoming Ghana’s first multi-millionaire, he played an essential role...

  • October 22, 2020

    Vivo Energy...

    Vivo Energy, the pan-African retailer and marketer of Shell and Engen-branded fuels and lubricants, has held its annual Safety Day across the whole company, reinforcing the importance of Health, Safety, Security, and Environment & Quality (HSSEQ) at Vivo Energy. Safety Day is an opportunity for all employees and contractors at...

  • October 22, 2020

    Violence can’t...

    Akufo-Addo President Akufo-Addo who is the ECOWAS Chair has called for calm in Nigeria after reported cases of violence in the country. Akufo-Addo in a tweet said the parties should use dialogue in resolving the impasse in Nigeria. “I join all well-meaning persons in calling for calm, and the use...

  • October 22, 2020

    State drops...

    The state has withdrawn charges against 60 persons who were arrested following violence in the Volta Region attributed to separatists. The accused persons, said to be members of the Homeland Study Group Foundation, were arrested in September 2020 for blocking roads, attacking police stations and the STC company in Ho....

  • October 22, 2020

    Death toll...

    The number of bodies retrieved from the rubble of a collapsed church building in the Eastern Region has risen to 15. This is an addition of six more deaths from the initial nine reported on Wednesday morning at Akim Batabi near Oda where the six-storey building is located. Eight survivors are...

  • October 22, 2020

    Young Persons...

    The Young Health Advocates (YHAG), an association of young people living with HIV and AIDS in Ghana, has climaxed its first-year anniversary in Accra, calling for an end to stigmatization against them. The YHAG, also called for the inclusion of the health needs of young people in national development planning...

  • October 22, 2020

    Population, Housing...

    President Akufo-Addo has announced that the next Population and Housing Census, PHC has been scheduled between April and May 2021. He said funding had been secured for the census, and that the government was committed to conducting the exercise, in spite of the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. President...

  • October 22, 2020

    Three Fear...

    Sad news coming in suggests that an Audi car with the registration number GE 1719 20 has been involved in an accident at Ngerensia, a suburb of Sekondi – Takoradi in the Western Region. The eyewitness at the scene of the sad incident narrated what happened to us by saying”...

  • October 21, 2020

    Tolanibaj Celebrates...

    Fans of Tolani Baj who was a contestant in this year’s Big Brother Naija known as TForce have taken over the internet with her birthday celebration. Tolanibaj who was known for causing some drama in the BBNaija house was born in the early 90s. Even though there are more pressing...

  • October 21, 2020

    Soldiers have...

    In 72 hours, Nigerian youths in the country’s most vibrant states had forced international attention on and their government acquiescence to disbanding a notorious police unit called the Special Anti-Robbery Squad. Photo Credit: Twitter Nigerian security forces have opened fire on demonstrators at a protest site in the commercial capital...

  • October 21, 2020

    Major Mahama:...

    Accra, Oct. 20, GNA – An Accra High Court, hearing the trial of 14 alleged murderers of the late Major Maxwell Adam Mahama, will resume trial on October 29, 2020. At the last adjourned date, February 28, before the outbreak of the COVID-19, the Court admitted a video recording of

  • October 21, 2020

    Total’s Uganda...

    Company denies allegations of human rights violations after French groups say oil operations ‘entail massive population displacements’. Total has been accused of intimidating and failing to properly compensate local landowners affected by work on its Tilenga project in Uganda [File: Charles Platiau/Reuters] Tens of thousands of people in Uganda and...

  • October 21, 2020

    COVID, tech...

    Some 97 million new jobs could be created, but the public and private sectors must do more to prepare workers for them. Automation and a new division of labour between humans and machines will disrupt 85 million jobs around the world, but more jobs are coming and both the public...

  • October 21, 2020

    Encourage more...

    Mrs. Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings and Ms. Brigitte Dzogbenuku Mrs Abundant Hayford Mensah Aggrey, CEO of the Golden Mother’s Vision International has said having only three women candidates out of the 12 approved Presidential candidates was way below the belt. She said women formed more than 50 per cent of the...

  • October 21, 2020

    2020 Elections:...

    The Leader and Founder of United Front Party, Nana Agyenim Boateng has threatened to sue the Electoral Commission for disqualifying him without any merit. According to him, the Electoral Commission has not been fair to him because they did not treat him fairly compared to other aspirants. Speaking on Okay FM’s ‘Ade...

  • October 21, 2020

    Government will...

    President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo Tuesday reaffirmed Government’s determination to assist Ghanaian businesses to take full advantage of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). Also, Government, he stated, would ensure that the required financial and human resources are mobilised and developed to make Ghana a new manufacturing hub and...

  • October 21, 2020

    Spare us...

    The Ghana Journalist Association (GJA) has called on political actors to halt any plans to attack media practitioners as the country draws closer to the 2020 elections. In an interview with Joy News, the Association’s President, Roland Affail Monney stressed that “misguided politicians and over overzealous supporters” must note that...

  • October 21, 2020

    Coronavirus Can...

    The coronavirus can survive on frozen food packaging, Chinese officials have said after discovering a city outbreak linked to frozen fish. The Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) detected and isolated a living sample of the coronavirus on the outer packaging of frozen cod. Only traces of the pathogen...

  • October 21, 2020

    AfCFTA plays...

    President Akufo-Addo President Akufo-Addo has indicated that one major importance of the implementation of AfCFTA free trade agreement is that it plays into Ghana’s Beyond Aid and a self-reliance agenda. The President made the statement in his keynote address at The Ministry of Trade and Industry and Ministry of Foreign...

  • October 21, 2020

    NPA responds...

    The National Petroleum Authority (NPA) has responded to members of the Ghana National Petroleum Tanker Drivers Union (GNPTDU) who are currently on strike. The aggrieved drivers raised major issues that necessitated their strike. The drivers raised issues with such as an embargo on the issuance of new permits for fuel...

  • October 20, 2020

    Woman Dies...

    A woman Known as Bunmi Muri has died with her twin babies while attempting to deliver them around a park on Ogooluwa Street, in the Oke Oshodi area of Bariga, Lagos State on Sunday 18th October 2020. It was reported that Bunmi was going to visit her husband on Ogooluwa...

  • October 20, 2020

    Sudan to...

    Unmet expectations of reforms after Omar al-Bashir was toppled in 2019 have led to growing frustration in Sudan. Photo Credit: AFP The Republic of Sudan will no longer be on the list of state sponsors of terrorism, according to US President Donald Trump on Monday, after Sudan committed to pay some $353 million to...

  • October 20, 2020

    In Ethiopia,...

    Concerns grow as bitter dispute between Abiy Ahmed’s federal government and Tigray regional leaders intensifies. Community members in Tikul guard the entrance of a polling stations during the Tigray regional elections on September 9 [File: Eduardo Soteras/AFP] Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has been locked in a...

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