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  • October 17, 2019

    ‘It was...

    Amid criticism over gov’t response, Lebanon doubles yearly average of forest loss in worst wildfire event in decades. Fire takes out forests in the mountainous area that flank Damour river near the village of Meshref in Lebanon’s Shouf mountains [Hussam Chbaro/Anadolu Agency] Damour/Meshref, Lebanon – As the towering walls of flames bore...

  • October 17, 2019

    Hundreds of...

    About 300 informal schools to be closed after eight children were killed when a school collapsed in Nairobi, which officials blamed on poor construction and overcrowding.   Hundreds of informal schools in Kenya will be shut down after a school building collapsed in Nairobi last month, killing eight children. Officials blamed poor...

  • October 17, 2019

    Erdogan: Syria...

    Turkish leader rejects international pressure, promises operation will continue until his country’s goals are met. Erdogan defied demands for a ceasefire [Mustafa Kamaci/Presidential Press Office/Handout via Reuters] Turkey’s military operation in northeast Syria will continue until Kurdish fighters in the region drop their weapons and withdraw from a planned “safe zone”, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said....

  • October 17, 2019

    Moroccan king...

    Hajar Raissouni’s conviction drew widespread criticism, with activists saying charges were an attack on press freedom. Raissouni works for Akhbar al-Youm, an independent newspaper that has been critical of the Moroccan state [File: Youssef Boudlal/Reuters] Morocco’s King Mohammed VI has pardoned Hajar Raissouni, a journalist sentenced to a year in prison last...

  • October 17, 2019

    Ashanti: Police...

    Some policemen in the Ashanti Region have allegedly beaten and butchered a 33-year-old driver, causing his death shortly after. The incident is said to have happened on Tuesday. Some residents at Adomfe in Asante Akyem South District who witnessed the incident have been narrating the incident in separate radio interviews...

  • October 17, 2019

    US envoys...

    Four US diplomats on Wednesday opened accounts at a Sudanese bank for the first time in decades, as Khartoum seeks to draw international businesses back to the country to help revive the ailing economy. In October 2017, the United States lifted its decades-old trade embargo on Sudan. But the move...

  • October 17, 2019

    KAAF University...

    KAAF University College, one of the fastest-growing private universities in Ghana has made another great stride as the institution was awarded the Business School of the year at this year’s PUSAG award ceremony. KAAF University The 13th Annual Private Universities Students Association of Ghana (PUSAG) Congress, which was held at All Nations...

  • October 17, 2019

    NDC can’t...

    A deputy Minister of Education, Dr. Yaw Adutwum, has dispelled claims by the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) that it could use 90 days to complete 100 E-Block Schools started by the John Mahama-led administration and were at various stages of completion before they left power to create enough space...

  • October 17, 2019

    First Lady...

    First Lady Rebecca Akufo-Addo has called for much more commitment towards the fight against iron deficiency. First Lady calls for more commitment towards tackling iron deficiency She said although iron deficiency is a major contributor of anemia in Ghana, the condition can be checked through a collective effort. Mrs. Akufo-Addo...

  • October 17, 2019

    Occupy Ghana...

    Occupy Ghana is demanding assets and liabilities declaration by over 40,000 Public Officers. In a statement copied to Peacefmonline, the Pressure Movement says from preliminary and raw data to which they are privy, the number of public officers who fall within this ‘salary-based requirement’ but who do not comply with...

  • October 17, 2019

    Police arrest...

    The Police Motor Traffic and Transport Department (MTTD) at Madina has arrested about 100 pedestrians for failing to use the Madina-Adentan footbridges. Madina-Adentan footbridges Most of those arrested did not use the footbridge located at Zongo junction but instead jaywalked thereby risking their lives and that of other road users....

  • October 16, 2019

    Ghana FA...

    Friday’s start of the Ghana FA elections is highly unlikely after a fresh  interlocutory injunction hit the federation throwing the entire process into serious doubt. A third division club in Tema served the Normalisation Committee on Tuesday claiming the entire process must be stopped until the court hears the full...

  • October 16, 2019

    Merck Foundation...

    Merck Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Merck Germany, has reiterated its commitment to improve healthcare across Africa and Asia. To see the realisation of this mandate, the foundation is planning to conduct the 6th Edition of “Merck Africa Asia Luminary” in Accra, which will be co-chaired by H.E. Madam Rebecca...

  • October 16, 2019

    One in...

    Report finds 149 million children four or younger are stunted and malnutrition costs the world $3.5 trillion yearly. UNICEF said a $8.5 annual investment per child is needed to meet global targets for under-5 child stunting [File: Khaled Elfiqi/EPA] A third of the world’s nearly 700 million under five year...

  • October 16, 2019

    Mozambique counts...

    Acceptance of presidential, legislative and provincial polls seen as key test of ceasefire deal signed in August. Some people queued for three to four hours to cast their votes in the presidential, parliamentary and provincial election [Grant Lee Neuenburg/Reuters] Vote counting has begun in Mozambique after key parliamentary, presidential and provincial elections...

  • October 16, 2019

    Nigerian president...

    For the second time in a month, police raid a building where hundreds of boys were held in dehumanizing conditions. Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the police to disband all such centres where people are maltreated [Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters] Nigeria’s president on Tuesday ordered a crackdown on abuse at Islamic...

  • October 16, 2019

    Women’s wing...

    Over one thousand needy students of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology are receiving free meals; courtesy of a novelty Food Bank. It is an initiative by the Student Representative Council Women Commissioner, Esinam Sosu-Dees, to give respite to her colleagues in distress. She says it is a...

  • October 16, 2019

    State reveals...

    Joy News reproduced the facts of the case as presented by the state in the trial of the founder of defunct Capital Bank Ato Essien and three others. They have been slapped with 26 charges including stealing of various sums in excess of ¢260 million. Read more: Capital Bank collapse: Ato Essien, 3...

  • October 16, 2019

    John Mahama...

    The National Democratic Congress (NDC) in a statement signed by their National Communication Officer Sammy Gymafi says their flagbearer John Mahama stated the truth when he said the Akufo-Addo government and the NPP are training thugs at Asutuare to cause mayhem during the 2020 elections. NDC National Communication Officer, Sammy...

  • October 16, 2019

    Dismissed whistleblower...

    The former Security Coordinator of the Metro Mass Transit Company Limited (MMT), Lawal Fuseini, has petitioned the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) over alleged corruption in the procurement of buses for the Metro Mass Transit Company. Speaking on Eyewitness News, Lawal Fuseini who was recently dismissed by the MMT stated...

  • October 16, 2019

    KIA is...

    The Airport Council International (ACI) has ranked the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) the first in West Africa. The rankings which were done in the first quarter of 2019 also rated KIA the fourth-best in Africa, an improvement from the previous year where it was ranked sixth. President Nana Addo Dankwa...

  • October 16, 2019

    Dismissed whistleblower...

    File photo The former Security Coordinator of the Metro Mass Transit Company Limited (MMT), Lawal Fuseini, has petitioned the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) over alleged corruption in the procurement of buses for the Metro Mass Transit Company. Speaking on Eyewitness News, Lawal Fuseini who was recently dismissed by the...

  • October 16, 2019

    No customer...

    The founder of Gold Coast Fund Management (GCFM) now Blackshield Fund Management, Dr. Kwesi Nduom has assured his clients that none will lose their investment. Dr. Kwesi Nduom “We are serious about our business. Everyone will be paid. Not everyone at once. But no one will lose their investment”, he...

  • October 16, 2019

    57 radio...

    About fifty-seven broadcasting stations have been shut down by the National Communications Authority (NCA), the Communications regulator and radio-frequency licensing body in Ghana. Radio stations in Ghana According to the Minister of Communications, Mrs. Ursula Owusu Ekuful, fifty-seven out of the 144 Frequency Modulation (FM) stations were cited for various infractions in...

  • October 15, 2019

    Law students...

    he leaders of the National Association of Law Students have finally presented a petition to President Nana Akufo-Addo on reforms at the law school. Petition to Akufo Addo The petition was done through the Deputy Chief Staff, Abu Jinapor in Accra today. The members of the association failed to present the petition...

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