Monthly Archives: January 2016

Mahama sidelining Akyems in gov’t– Okyehene

The Overlord of the Akyem Abuakwa State, Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin, has accused President John Mahama of sidelining Akyems in his government. According to the Okyehene, the development is hindering the progress of the Akyem kingdom. Speaking at the Okyeman Congress at Bunso Saturday, the Okyehene said some high profile persons from the Akyem area have been overlooked by the ...

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Nkrumah would’ve accepted GITMO 2 – KB Asante

An elder Statesman K.B Asante has condemned the public outrage that has characterized government’s decision to accommodate two ex-Guantanamo Bay detainees in Ghana. The former diplomat under Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah has stated the first President of Ghana would have welcomed the two. Mahmud Umar Muhammad Bin Atef and Khalid Muhammad Salih Al-Dhuby will be living in the country for ...

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E/R: ‘Dead’ man resurrects at mortuary

A 70-year-old dead man being prepared to be preserved at the Kwahu Atibie Government Hospital morgue in the Eastern region has strangely resurrected. The man who allegedly died on Friday in Accra was sent to the hospital by his family who are residents of Kwahu. Speaking to Starr News, a bewildered nurse at the facility said the body of the ...

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Kevin Prince Boateng scores and dedicates goal to fans on AC MIlan return

Kevin-Prince Boateng scored his first goal on his AC Milan return as the Rossoneri posted a comfortable 2-0 win over Fiorentina on Sunday night. The 28-year-old displayed admirable athleticism to outrace a Fiorentina defender to pick up a sweet crossfield effort from Slovakian midfielder Juraj Kucka. Boateng then approached the box with maximum confidence and, outfoxed the onrushing Fiorentina goalkeeper ...

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Tributes pour in for Komla Dumor second anniversary

Tributes have started pouring in for Komla Afeke Dumor, the exemplary former host of Joy FM’s Super Morning Show and BBC anchor who passed away in 2014. The BBC TV presenter died on January 18, 2014 suddenly at his home in London. The celebrated 41-year-old ace broadcaster was a presenter for BBC World News and Focus on Africa programme. Delphinus ...

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Nana Addo will be president in 2017 – Bawumia

The Running mate to the New Patriotic Party flagbearer for the 2016 general elections, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, has declared that the party’s flagbearer, Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo will be elected president of the Republic in just about 295 days. “Judging from the people present here and their commitment, I am left with no doubt that the new Patriotic Party will ...

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Kofi Annan endorses reforestation of Africa

The replanting of forests can play a major role in achieving the climate objectives that were agreed in Paris. It is now time for investors to make a move and the ‘Forests for the Future, New Forests for Africa’ initiative has received the support of H.E. Mr. Kofi Annan. Secretary-General of the United Nations from 1997-2006, Mr. Annan will be ...

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Ghana partcipates in 46th Vakantiebeurs fair in Netherlands

Ghana is participating at the ongoing Vakantiebeurs Travel fair in the Dutch city of Utrecht. The country’s delegation includes officials of the Ghana Tourism Authority and the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts as well as some private sector players. This is coming after a similar participation in the World Travel Market 2015, in Excel, London. The Vakantiebeurs Holiday ...

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Ouagadougou terror attacks: Ghana beefs up security at its borders

The government of Ghana says it has tightened security in the country, particularly at its borders, following terror attacks on its neighbour, Burkina Faso. Minister for the Interior, Mark Woyongo, says the country’s security agencies have beefed up security at shopping malls, mosques, churches, and other public places. Tight security measures have also been taken at Ghana’s borders especially those ...

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TEWU begins strike; public universities to suffer

Members of the Teachers and Educational Workers Union (TEWU) will from today Monday, embark on a nation-wide strike following what they called, unfair treatment by the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission. TEWU said for years, the disparities in the salaries of both junior and senior staff members of public universities have not been addressed by the Commission. A statement from ...

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