Human Interest

At the commemoration of 400th anniversary of Trans- Atlantic Slave Trade: We must restore pride, dignity of continent – President

At the commemoration of 400th anniversary of Trans- Atlantic Slave Trade: We must restore pride, dignity of continent – President

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo says the commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the commencement of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade should be an opportunity for Africans to work together to restore the pride and dignity of the continent. As the continent commemorated the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first West African slaves in the Commonwealth of Virginia, in [...]

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Yaa-Naa praises SDA Church

Yaa-Naa praises SDA Church

Yaa-Naa Abukari Mahama II has commended the Seventh Day-Adventist (S.D.A) Church for their development projects in education and health in Dagbon and the Northern Region as a whole.   The Yaa Naa, who made the commendation when a delegation of the church called on him at the Gbewaa Palace at Yendi said their contribution to the socio-economic development of the area [...]

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Citizens Platform inaugurated in New Juaben South

Citizens Platform inaugurated in New Juaben South

Citizens Platform, a forum to promote active citizens participation in local governance, for four zonal communities in the New Juaben South Municipality (NJSM) in the Eastern Region, has been inaugurated. The platform, made up of traditional authorities, assembly members, persons with disability, opinion leaders, among others, would promote active citizens participation and inclusiveness in the delivery of services in the [...]

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PRESIDENTIAL COMMISSION OF INQUIRY – WILL THE ANCHOR HOLD?

Introduction   I knew Honourable Emmanuel Kyeremanteng Agyarko, the deceased Member of Parliament for Ayawaso West Wuogon (AWW) Constituency in the Greater Accra Region. Honourable was well-mannered, believed in inclusive politics, and was both pleasant and peaceful. I wish him a peaceful rest. He would obviously frown upon the cacophony, the avoidable violence and mayhem which have docked at his backyard [...]

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PRESIDENT AKUFO-ADDO AND THE AFRICAN DIASPORA

IT was entirely appropriate that it should have been the Presidents of Kenya and Ghana who should get together and mark, in Addis Ababa (home of the African Union) the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first African captives – classified by their kidnappers as “slaves” – in Virginia, USA.   For both President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and President [...]

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Iran marks 40th anniversary of Islamic revolution

Iran marks 40th anniversary of Islamic revolution

Iranians have taken to the streets across the country to mark the 40th anniversary of the 1979 revolution, renewing their allegiance to the country’s Islamic principles at a time of rising economic and political pressure amid the resumption of punishing US sanctions. In his address to the demonstrators gathered at Tehran’s Azadi (Freedom) Square on Monday, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani dismissed US efforts to [...]

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Princess Ubolratana disqualified as Thai PM candidate

Princess Ubolratana disqualified as Thai PM candidate

Thailand’s Election Commission has disqualified the sister of the king from running for prime minister after King Maha Vajiralongkorn called the bid “inappropriate”, ending a stunning, short-lived candidacy for a populist party. The commission released the official list of parties’ candidates for prime minister on Monday without the name of Princess Ubolratana, the older sister of the king. Members of the [...]

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Malaysian court postpones ex-PM‘s corruption trial

A Malaysian court on Monday postponed the corruption trial of former prime minister Najib Razak over charges related to a multibillion-dollar scandal at state fund 1MDB pending an appeal, his lawyer said. Najib was ousted in an election in May last year amid public fury over the alleged theft of $4.5 billion from 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB). He has pleaded [...]

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First Lady attends 22nd Ordinary General Assembly of OAFLA

First Lady attends 22nd Ordinary General Assembly of OAFLA

First Lady, Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo has arrived in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, ahead of the 22nd Ordinary General Assembly of the Organisation of African First Ladies Against HIV/AIDS (OAFLA). Among the highlights of events that the participating first ladies would be discussing and affirming at the general assembly would be the change of name of OAFLA to the Organisation of African [...]

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NAM1 to appear in court on Valentine’s Day

NAM1 to appear in court on Valentine’s Day

Nana Appiah Mensah (NAM1), Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the troubled gold dealership company, Menzgold, will make his third court appearance in Dubai on Thursday, February 14, where he is facing a misdemeanour charge over a US$23 million deal, gone bad. He is currently being held on remand at the Al Barsha police cell. The criminal charge of misdemeanour in [...]

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