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  • Rename a house in Parliament after Bagbin- Some Western Chiefs

    September 17, 2018 2:50 PM 185

    Following a request by some Constituency Executives of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) for the Tema East Constituency to be renamed after Mr Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin, some traditional rulers are asking that that request be revised higher. They want a Committee block in Parliament House, rather than a Constituency, to be named after

  • Ebony Magazine team to tour Ghana

    August 18, 2018 5:00 PM 152

    A team of writers and photographers from Ebony Magazine, an iconic African-American magazine, would embark on a week tour of Ghana starting from August 21 to 29. The team would visit a number of tourism attraction sites and pay courtesy calls on some traditional rulers in Greater Accra, Ashanti and Central regions. Madam Catherine Abelema Afeku, the Minister

  • Driver jailed 12 years for having sex with 14-year-old

    August 18, 2018 4:56 PM 148

    An Accra Circuit Court on Thursday sentenced William Kwasi Okyere a driver to 12 years imprisonment for having sex with a 14-year-old girl at Teshie in Accra. Okyere had pleaded not guilty to the charge of defilement, but the trial Judge, Mrs Abena Oppong Adjin-Doku however found him guilty at the end of the trial and sentenced him accordingly

  • Dr Obengfo’s alleged murder case duplicate docket before AG

    August 18, 2018 4:55 PM 150

    Duplicate docket on the alleged murder case involving Dr Dominic Kwame Obeng-Andoh, Proprietor of Obengfo Hospital at Weija, has been forwarded to the Attorney General’s Department for advice, Prosecution told the Court on Thursday. Detective Sergeant Rose Animah who held brief for the substantive prosecutor, told an Accra Central District Court that the police

  • Kofi Annan Foundation statement: The Death of former UN Secretary General

    August 18, 2018 3:22 PM 141

    It is with immense sadness that the Annan family and the Kofi Annan Foundation announce that Kofi Annan, former Secretary General of the United Nations and Nobel Peace Laureate, passed away peacefully on Saturday 18th August after a short illness. His wife Nane and their children Ama, Kojo and Nina were by his side during his last days. Kofi Annan was a global

  • Tributes begin to pour in for the late Annan

    August 18, 2018 2:44 PM 139

    Tributes are pouring in for Ghana’s celebrated diplomat – former United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Kofi Annan, who died in the early hours of Saturday in the Swiss capital, Berne, at the age of 80. He passed on in a hospital after a short illness, with the wife Nane Marie Lagergren and their Children, Anna, Kojo and Nina by his side. UN Secretary-General

  • Kofi Annan – Former UN Secretary-General is dead

    August 18, 2018 2:41 PM 240

    Ghana’s celebrated diplomat, Kofi Annan, who served as the United Nations (UN) Secretary General between January 1997, and December 2006, is reported dead at the age of 80. He is said to have died in the Swiss capital Bern in the early hours of Saturday. Annan and the UN were the co-recipients of the 2001 Nobel Peace Prize. He then went to serve in various

  • Education holds the key to success – Akufo-Addo

    July 25, 2018 5:13 PM 231

    President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said Ghana will not realise the desired results unless the total education of the people becomes the central concern for all in the society. Societies like the United States of America (USA), Japan, South Korea, India Canada and China among others have prospered and continue to prosper, he said, because they saw education

  • Ghana’s Lower courts to be merged – Chief Justice

    July 25, 2018 4:41 PM 319 1

    Justice Sophia Akuffo, the Chief Justice, on Tuesday stated that plans were underway to merge all lower courts in one big compound so that access to justice would be in a broader space and made easy. She said prototype drawings were being developed for the lower courts as expandable plans for them and this would also prevent people from travelling long distances

  • African Court organises seminars for ECOWAS

    July 25, 2018 3:08 PM 294

    The African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights has rolled-out mechanism to equip two Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), Republic of Sierra Leone and Liberia to deepen state actors understanding of the Continental Courts jurisprudence. The African Court team headed by its President, Justice Sylvain Ore, will visit Sierra Leone from August