• Gambia opposition leader jailed

    The Gambia’s opposition leader Ousainou Darboe and 18 others have been jailed for three years for taking part in an unauthorised demonstration. In April, they were part of a group protesting about the alleged death in custody of an opposition activist. Rights group Amnesty International described the sentences as part of the “continuing downward spiral for human rights in Gambia”. […]

    Gambia opposition leader jailed
  • Chiefs urge education on Children’s Act

    Traditional authorities in the Tain District of Brong-Ahafo Region, have called for an intensification of public education on the Children Act to end early and forced marriages among many young girls in the society. They said if school girls understood and are kept abreast with certain provisions in the Children’s Act 560, it would empower them to challenge, resist attempts […]

    Chiefs urge education on Children’s Act
  • Black Queens to test Germany …In international friendly

    Ghana’s senior female national football team, the Black Queens will make an attempt at what many believes is the unthinkable when they line up against the female national team of Germany in an international friendly match today in Germany. For the realist, it is a mismatch considering the strength and achievement of the Germans who are known as ‘Die Nationalelf’ […]

    Black Queens to test Germany …In international friendly
  • Nov 7 date shot down

    Parliament has rejected the Constitutional (Amendment) Bill 2016, which seeks to change the date to conduct Presidential and Parliamentary elections in the country from December 7 to the first Monday of November of every election year. As a result, the decision to conduct this year’s elections on November 7 has been reversed back to the original date (December 7) to […]

    Nov 7 date shot down
  • Flag bearers get police guards

    The police service has assigned security details to political parties for personal guard services ahead of this year’s elections. Director of Public Affairs of the Ghana Police Service, Superintendent Cephas Arthur, said each political party has been assigned six security persons, four of whom will ensure the safety of flag bearers while two protect their running mates. “It is purely […]

    Flag bearers get police guards
  • Demo ‘rocks’ IGP in Ho …in mock exercise against shutting down of social media

    THE police in Ho yesterday fired rubber bullets to disperse a group of residents who were carrying out an unlawful demonstration to express their anger at the ‘threat’ by the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr. John Kudalor to shut down the social media during the general elections if it becomes necessary. The police who were in combat gear and […]

    Demo ‘rocks’ IGP in Ho …in mock exercise against shutting down of social media
  • Turkey coup sparks state of emergency

    Turkey’s president has declared a state of emergency for three months following Friday night’s failed army coup. The emergency allows the president and cabinet to bypass parliament when drafting new laws and to restrict or suspend rights and freedoms. Speaking at the presidential palace in Ankara, Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed that “all the viruses within the armed forces will be […]

    Turkey coup sparks state of emergency
  • Fighting SIM box fraud in Ghana ……300,000 cards deactivated

    About 300,000 SIM cards used in Subscriber Identification Modules (SIM) box fraud have been detected and deactivated in the first six months of test operations of Afriwave Telecom. A statement from the company said its deactivitation, strategies were being refined to include a Geo-location solution which would expose the location of the equipment and their operators for confiscation and prosecution. […]

    Fighting SIM box fraud in Ghana ……300,000 cards deactivated
  • Aileen wins UCMAS competition

    Aileen Okine, a 14-year-old pupil of Crown Prince Academy School in Accra emerged winner of the seventh national Universal Concept Mental Arithmetic System (UCMAS) listening and calculation competition held on Saturday. For her reward, she took home a cash prize of GH¢150, certificate, trophy and products from the manufacturer of Indomie noodles. Precious Karikari of Bethel School Complex, Techiman in […]

    Aileen wins UCMAS competition
  • Ghana will continue to draw lessons from India – Veep

    The Vice President Kwesi Amissah-Arthur says Ghana will continue to draw inspiration from India’s industrialisation, as the country makes efforts to revamp its industrial sector. According to him, India’s economic development offers valuable lessons for Ghana, and therefore, the government would continue to partner the Indian government in undertaking essential initiatives particularly for the trade and industrial sectors. Vice President […]

    Ghana will continue to draw lessons from India – Veep
 

Politics »

NCCE interacts with electorates

NCCE interacts with electorates

July 22, 2016 at 8:46 am

The National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) has stepped up its engagement with the people to get everybody to act appropriately for the smooth conduct of this year’s...

  • Parties dialogue on manifestos preparation
    Parties dialogue on manifestos preparation

    Major political parties in the country have met to brainstorm on preparing manifestos that will sustain Ghana’s...

    July 22, 2016 at 8:38 am
  • Flag bearers get police guards
    Flag bearers get police guards

    The police service has assigned security details to political parties for personal guard services ahead of this...

    July 22, 2016 at 8:31 am
  • CPP campaigns on issues
    CPP campaigns on issues

    The Presidential Candidate of the Convention People’s Party (CPP), Mr. Ivor Kobina Greenstreet, has promised...

    July 21, 2016 at 8:53 am

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Business »

Hoteliers call for stakeholders support

Hoteliers call for stakeholders support

July 22, 2016 at 8:39 am

The Ghana Hotels Association (GHA) has called on stakeholders, particularly government, to work to salvage the hotel industry from collapsing. “There is a decline in growth...

 

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Education »

Accra Aca holds homecoming, Saturday

Accra Aca holds homecoming, Saturday

July 22, 2016 at 8:58 am

Hundreds of old students of Accra Academy are expected to converge at the school for their homecoming event as part of the school’s 85th Anniversary celebration. As part...

Sports »

Adisadel, Mfantsipim clash in Cricket Cup

Adisadel, Mfantsipim clash in Cricket Cup

July 22, 2016 at 6:15 pm

The Ghana Cricket Association (GCA) in collaboration with the Central Regional Cricket Association is organizing the “1st Adisadel/Mfantsipim Cricket Challenge 2016” today...

 
 

Human Interest

Pres inaugurates Board for Ghana EXIM Bank

Pres inaugurates Board for Ghana EXIM Bank

President John Dramani Mahama on Wednesday inaugurated a nine-member Board of Directors for the newly established Ghana EXIM Bank. A statement issued from the Flagstaff House Communication Bureau, said the board would be chaired by Professor Richard Bani of the University of Ghana. It named other members as Mrs. Pearl Esua- Mensah, formerly of UT Bank; Joseph Enimil-Armah of Enimil […]

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1st Lady organises free health screening for Kpetoe residents

1st Lady organises free health screening for Kpetoe residents

The First Lady, Mrs. Lordina Mahama, as part of her campaign towards the elimination of the Mother- to –Child transmission of the Human Immuno Deficiency Virus (HIV) and Keeping Mothers Alive organised a free health screening for residents of Kpetoe in the Agortime –Ziope District of the Volta Region. Most of the people were tested for HIV/AIDS and breast and […]

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You can’t close down schools – GES cautions CHASS

The decision to re-open or close down any public school in the country lies in the hands of only the Minister of Education, the management of Ghana Education Service (GES) has emphasized. The GES, has, therefore, advised the Conference of Heads of Assisted Secondary Schools (CHASS) to back down on its decision not to re-open public secondary schools across the […]

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Paris clashes after death in custody

Clashes have taken place for a second night in the French town of Beaumont-sur-Oise following the death of a young black man in police custody. Petrol bombs were thrown at officers and an attempt was made to burn down the town hall. Eight arrests were made. Police say Adama Traore suffered a heart attack on Tuesday after he was detained […]

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Food Quality experts go to school

Food Quality experts go to school

Fifteen Food Quality Experts have gone to school to upgrade their skills on food safety management systems. Sponsored by the European Union (EU), the training formed part of the third phase of the West Africa Quality System Programme (WAQSP), that sought to strengthen regional economic integration as well as facilitate compliance with international trade rules and technical regulations. The WAQSP […]

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Guardiola loses opening game

Guardiola loses opening game

PEP Guardiola’s first game in charge of Manchester City ended in defeat at his old club Bayern Munich as a goal from Erdal Ozturk gave Carlo Ancelotti’s side victory. Both sides were missing many first-team players after Euro 2016 and the Copa America, and Guardiola had 12 academy players in his squad. New signing Oleksandr Zinchenko played in the first […]

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Nigeria now names Yusuf as head coach

THE Nigeria Football Federation has confirmed Salisu Yusuf as the Super Eagles’ chief coach as it continues the search for a technical adviser. Paul Le Guen and the NFF failed to agree terms for the Frenchman to take the role, despite an announcement from the country’s football federation. The Frenchman had been named by the Nigerian Football Federation, which said […]

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EPL to crack down on players abusing referees

EPL to crack down on players abusing referees

A new zero-tolerance crackdown on “intolerable” treatment of referees has been promised across professional football next season in an attempt to finally end the culture of abuse at every level of the national game. The Premier League, the Football League and the Football Association announced on Wednesday that elite officials would be instructed to take a far stricter approach if […]

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Dangote Cement imports 1,000 trucks for distribution of cement

Dangote Cement imports 1,000 trucks for distribution of cement

Dangote Cement Ghana Limited, yesterday took delivery of 1,000 trucks worth $80 million to facilitate the distribution of cement throughout the country. Speaking at the ceremony, the Managing Director of Dangote Cement Ghana Limited, Mr. Tor Nygard, said the introduction of the Sinotrucks trucks was in response to expansion plans to meet the growing demand of Dangote brand of cement […]

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Bolt supports ban on Russian athletes

Bolt supports ban on Russian athletes

USAIN Bolt believes the decision to back a ban on Russian athletes at the Rio Olympics will scare cheats from other nations – as he showed off a plaster on his arm from a drug test. On Thursday, the Court of Arbitration for Sport rejected last ditch appeals by 68 Russian track and field stars to compete in Rio after […]

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