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Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa to return as Mugabe’s likely successor

Zimbabwe's former vice-president, whose sacking led to the shock resignation of long-time leader Robert Mugabe, will be sworn in as the new president on Friday, the state broadcaster says. Emmerson Mnangagwa, who fled to South Africa two weeks ago, would also fly home on Wednesday, it added. His dismissal led the ruling party and the [...]

By | November 22nd, 2017|International, Top News, Trending News|0 Comments

Opening of borders won’t undermine economy – Prez

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has given an assurance that the Open-Border Policy, adopted by the government since June 2017, will not undermine the economy. He said a fundamental part of the government’s strategy for growth had been to associate Ghana strongly with the process of regional and continental integration, adding that the measures put [...]

DVLA must fight ‘goro’ boys

ROAD safety should be a matter of concern to all commuters and, indeed, everybody.   THE expanding economy and the growing population have unleashed all kinds of characters onto our roads, some of whom do not respect road regulations.   WHAT is even more worrying is the fact that, many unqualified people have taken advantage [...]

By | October 30th, 2017|International, Top News|0 Comments

Group calls for NHIS cover for unsafe abortion

Civil society group, IPA, has made a bold argument asking government to include abortion treatment on the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS). According to the group, it will make more sense and come as a great benefit to the country when the culturally prohibited act is listed onto the scheme. The group argued that the [...]

By | October 25th, 2017|Health & Sanitation, International|0 Comments

Gov’t announces re-registration of SIM Cards

Government is making strong moves to protect Ghana’s cyber eco-system from unforeseen attacks and also build its capacity against any future cyber attacks. National Cyber Security Centre and re-registration of SIM cards were prominent issues at the ongoing National Cyber Security Week. The event has seen experts in Ghana’s cybersecurity converging to brainstorm over how [...]

By | October 25th, 2017|Business & Finance, International, Trending News|0 Comments

4,000 Graduates To Be Employed Through YEA

Four thousand unemployed graduates who have been sitting at home for the past two years can now heave a sigh of relief following an arrangement to absorb them through the Youth Employment Agency (YEA) for deployment to the various metropolitan, municipal and district assemblies (MMDAs). Agreement Under a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed in Accra [...]

By | October 25th, 2017|International, local news, Trending News|0 Comments

All about the ‘International Day of the Girl Child’

International Day of the Girl Child (Day of the Girl) is celebrated annually on October 11 to highlight issues concerning the gender inequality facing young girls. This year’s theme is “The Power of the Adolescent Girl: Vision for 2030.” There are nearly 600 million girls aged 10 to 19 in the world today, each with [...]

By | October 11th, 2017|International, Top News, Trending News|0 Comments

Liberians go to the polls today

Liberians are set to go to the polls to choose a successor to Africa’s first elected female president and Nobel Peace laureate Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. Ex-football star George Weah and Vice-President Joseph Boakai are the main contenders in the race to succeed her. Liberia, founded by freed US slaves in the 19th Century, has not [...]

By | October 10th, 2017|International|0 Comments

India rape: Child’s baby ‘was fathered by second uncle’

A 10-year-old Indian rape victim, who gave birth to a baby girl in August, had been made pregnant by one of her uncles, police say. Police are filing charges against the suspect – who is the second uncle of the girl’s to be accused of raping her. The first uncle has already been held and [...]

By | October 10th, 2017|International, Top News|0 Comments

Nigeria’s Yuguda Wins BBC Komla Dumor Award

A journalist from north-eastern Nigeria has won the third BBC World News Komla Dumor Award. Amina Yuguda is a news presenter on local network Gotel Television, where she has reported on high-profile news stories, including the Boko Haram insurgency. She will start a three-month placement at the BBC in London in September. The award was [...]

By | September 19th, 2017|International, Top News, Trending News|0 Comments

In pictures: Life after the mudslide

One month ago, a mudslide devastated parts of Freetown, Sierra Leone. Estimates suggest about 800 people were killed and at least 7,000 are now displaced. After weeks of heavy rain, the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain collapsed and smothered the community below it. Water pushed mud and heavy boulders down the valley, sweeping away houses [...]

By | September 14th, 2017|International, Top News|0 Comments