Monthly Archives: August 2016

Rwanda police shoot dead ‘terror suspect’

A terror suspect was shot dead in Rwanda after a three-hour shoot-out in an affluent suburb of the capital, Kigali, police say. The man barricaded himself in the house and injured one police officer during the late-night battle. Police say they have recently been investigating individuals suspected of links with foreign terror groups. In January a Muslim cleric suspected of ...

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First Year of Marriage: Surprising Truths No One Talks About

Have you heard wildly different opinions on married life? Here are six truths about tying the knot that’ll get you through your first year of marriage. Getting married is a tricky subject when it comes to getting advice, and believe me, people are not shy about giving marriage advice when you newly engaged. This first year of marriage, unsolicited advice ...

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KNUST GRASAG rolls out programme to reduce unemployment

The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology’s (KNUST) chapter of the Graduate Students Association of Ghana (GRASAG), has launched a 4-month duration programme which is expected to transform lives and provide opportunities to unemployed Ghanaians. At the media launch of the GRASAG Entrepreneurship Competition and Business Accelerator Program (GEC-BAP), the President of the Association, Mr. Kusi Boakye, explained that ...

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Western region chiefs demand over 20% oil revenue allocation

Chiefs in the Western region have renewed calls for increased allocation of the oil revenue to the region. They have expressed grave concern over what they say is the continuous disadvantage of the region despite it being home to the commercial exploration of the country’s hydro carbon resources. The calls follow the official commissioning of the Tweneboa Enyenra Ntomme [TEN] ...

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Rio Olympics 2016: Usain Bolt wins 200m gold, his eighth Olympic gold

Usain Bolt won the men’s 200m to claim his second Rio 2016 gold, his eighth at an Olympics, and keep alive his hopes of an unprecedented ‘treble treble’. The Jamaican ran 19.78 seconds to come home ahead of Canada’s Andre de Grasse and France’s Christophe Lemaitre. Britain’s Adam Gemili clocked the same time as Lemaitre, but was denied his first ...

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Hajj Committee secures visas for all 1500 Tamale pilgrims

The Pilgrims Affairs Office of Ghana (PAOG) says its Visa Registration Department at the Hajj Village has secured visas for some 1,500 would be Pilgrims flying directly from the three Northern Regions to Saudi Arabia. The Chairman of PAOG, Alhaji Abdul Rauf Tanko, revealed this in Tamale Tuesday when he toured facilities for this year’s temporary Hajj Village at the ...

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The Asanteman Council of North America (ACONA) Celebrates The 2016 Asante Day In Cincinnati, Ohio

The Asante Day is an annual event organized by ACONA, which is the umbrella organization that coordinates the activities of the various Asanteman associations in North America which comprises the United States and Canada. ACONA has been supported by the MANHYIA PALACE since it’s establishment, which dates back in the early eighties. MANHYIA has always been encouraging it’s Swearing in ...

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Syria conflict: Government jets ‘bombs Kurds in Hassakeh’

Syrian government jets have reportedly bombed Kurdish-held areas of the north-eastern city of Hassakeh for the first time since the civil war began in 2011. The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that Kurdish security forces had been targeted. The Syrian military has not commented, but sources said the Kurds had seized government buildings in Hassakeh and nearby Qamishli. ...

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Lydia Forson Returns In Nollywood Big Budget Movie

Celebrated actress, Lydia Forson, is set for an impressive return to the big screens in an upcoming high budget Nigerian movie titled ‘Isoken’. The popular and outspoken actress was in Nigeria a few months ago for the production which will hit the screens very soon. It is her biggest project in 2016 so far, and casts other top-notch Nigerian actors, ...

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HOW TO PREVENT NEGATIVE EFFECTS OF SOCIAL MEDIA ON YOUR LIFE AND SELF-ESTEEM?

Many of us have been where you are right now, and many of us have struggled to get out of the rabbit hole. Trapped in someone else’s Facebook or Instagram profile, we find ourselves comparing our “petty” lives to their “brilliant” ones. We can get jealous of their partners, their looks, the attention they get from others. To us, they ...

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