Human Interest

Lands Ministry vows to halt encroachment on Sakumono Ramsar Site

Lands Ministry vows to halt encroachment on Sakumono Ramsar Site

The Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources is to commence processes to halt development of the encroached part of the Sakumono Ramsar Site in the Tema Metropolis.   A Ramsar site is a wetland site designated for international importance under the Ramsar Convention, which is an intergovernmental treaty that provides the framework for the conservation and wise use of wetlands […]

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Ghana, Italy strike solar energy deal

Ghana, Italy strike solar energy deal

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has announced plans by the government to partner Italian oil giant, ENI, to exploit the country’s solar and other renewable energy resources. The decision, according to the President, forms part of government’s plans to make the country self-sufficient in its energy generation. President Akufo-Addo said this when the Italian Prime Minister, Paolo Gentiloni, called on […]

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Schools of Hygiene students demo over training allowances

Schools of Hygiene students demo over training allowances

Students of the three Schools of Hygiene in the country, yesterday took to the streets to protest against government’s refusal to restore their training allowances. The schools comprising Accra, Ho and Tamale campuses concurrently marched through principal streets of their respective regions to register their displeasure over what they term as “government taking them for granted”. They were unhappy with […]

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Ghanaian to deliver lecture to mark World’s First Human Heart Transplantation.

Ghanaian to deliver lecture to mark World’s First Human Heart Transplantation.

A Ghanaian renowned Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeon based in Germany, Prof. Charles Yankah is scheduled to deliver a lecture on Saturday, 2 December at Cape Town in South Africa, to commemorate the World’s First Human Heart Transplantation. It is at the invitation of Petet Zilla, Head and Chair of the Department of Cardiac Surgery of the University of Cape Town […]

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Egypt jails 16 as LGBT crackdown goes on

Egypt jails 16 as LGBT crackdown goes on

Sixteen men arrested last month during a crackdown on homosexuality by the authorities in Egypt have been sentenced to three years in prison. A court in Cairo found 14 of them guilty of “inciting debauchery” and “abnormal sexual relations” on Sunday. The other two were convicted on Monday. However, they have reportedly been freed on bail of 5,000 Egyptian pounds […]

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Kenyatta swearing-in amid tear gas

Kenyatta swearing-in amid tear gas

Uhuru Kenyatta has vowed to overcome Kenya’s divisions after being sworn in for a second term as president, at a ceremony boycotted by the opposition. Speaking after his inauguration in the capital Nairobi, he said he would try to incorporate some of the opposition’s ideas “in the spirit of inclusivity”. At least one man was killed when police clashed with […]

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MPs argue over agric policy in 2018 budget

MPs argue over agric policy in 2018 budget

The Majority and Minority caucuses in Parliament agreed with the centuries old adage that ‘agriculture is the backbone of Ghana’s economy’ but characteristically disagreed with who has the solution to the fortunes of the sector.   Battling for superiority while debating the 2018 budget statement and economic policy on agriculture in Parliament yesterday, a Deputy Agriculture Minister, Dr Sagre Bambangi and […]

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Media coalition and petition over the Chinese conviction

The media coalition against illegal mining popularly known as ‘galamsey’ has registered concerns over the recent conviction of 10 Chinese illegal miners by a Tarkwa Circuit Court in the Western Region. The coalition has subsequently submitted a petition to the Chief Justice for a possible “review” of the conviction over matters of jurisdiction. It says the sentence was not punitive […]

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Man arrested for stealing mobile phones

An unemployed man, Nana Kofi Mensah, has been arrested by the Takoradi Police, for attacking and stealing phones, belonging to Miss Evelyn Nana Efua, a teacher at the Takoradi Technical Institute (TTI). Mensah, who admitted committing the crime, was in police custody to appear in court, on November 28. The accused, according to the police, ambushed Nana Efua and stole […]

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Bar operator, others in court for robbery

Ekow Annan, a drinks bar operator, and two others, have appeared before the Accra Circuit Court ‘One’ charged with alleged robbery of a Chinese of his hand bag containing GH¢1,000 and other personal effects. The accused, and his accomplices, Mohammed Iddris, a trader, and Nii Ayittey Thompson,  a welder, pleaded not guilty to conspiracy to commit crime and robbery. The […]

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