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October 11, 2018 7:40 AM Ghanaians react to cancellation of Sierra Leone double-header

Caf's decision to call off Ghana's 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying back-to-back games against Sierra Leone has generated quite some talk on social media. While some fans lamented the missed opportunity to see the Black Stars in action, others focused on what could become of the six points that were up for grabs. Sierra Leone's inability to meet a Fifa ultimatum 857

October 11, 2018 5:48 AM Dan Kweku Yeboah insists Coach Kwesi Appiah demanded for Kotoko friendly

Dan Kweku Yeboah, the spokesperson for the Normalization Committee says Black Stars Coach Kwesi Appiah requested for a friendly game against Kotoko just after receiving confirmation that the Cup of Nations qualifier against Sierra Leone had been cancelled. Ghana were due to host the Leone Stars at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium on Thursday in the third 751

October 11, 2018 4:40 AM Rates for Black Stars-Kotoko friendly released

Managements of Kotoko and the Black Stars have released the gate fees for Friday’s friendly match at the Baba Yara Stadium. The Porcupine Warriors test their resolve against the senior National team at 4:30pm, and tickets would go for GhC5 for the Popular Stands and the Centre Line and GhC15 for the VIP. The game is a replacement for the senior National 733

August 18, 2018 2:41 PM Kofi Annan – Former UN Secretary-General is dead

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 459

March 22, 2018 6:30 AM Respect ban on corporal punishment – GES warns teachers

The Ghana Education Service [GES], has warned that teachers in both private and public schools who inflict Corporal punishment on students would be appropriately dealt with per the guidelines of the service. In a statement signed by the Director-General of Ghana Education Service, Jacob A. M. Kor, he said “it has come to their notice that the ban on corporal 106

March 1, 2018 6:10 AM Australians turn in 57,000 guns in national amnesty

Australians turned in more than 57,000 firearms to authorities last year during a national gun amnesty. The three-month amnesty was the first since Australia’s landmark response to a mass shooting in 1996. It aimed to reduce the number of illicit weapons by allowing people to hand them over without fear of prosecution. “Taking these unregistered firearms 94

February 24, 2018 11:34 AM Employer of Filipina maid found dead in freezer arrested

Police have arrested the employer of a Filipina maid found dead in a freezer in Kuwait after a weeks-long manhunt. Joanna Demafelis, 29, was found frozen in her employers’ apartment more than a year after she was reported missing. Nader Essam Assaf was arrested in Lebanon on suspicion of murder, the Philippines department of foreign affairs said on Friday 79

February 21, 2018 7:31 AM 500 Ghanaians stranded in Dubai- Gov’t

Government has revealed that some 500 young Ghanaians have been left stranded in Dubai. The 500 were sent to the largest and most populous city in the United Arab Emirates [UAE] by fake recruitment agencies for non existing jobs. The Minister further indicated that government is working closely with the security agencies to arrest owners and managers 95

February 20, 2018 2:55 PM Kenya allows opposition figures to fly to Zimbabwe

Kenyan officials have allowed two opposition supporters to fly to Zimbabwe after detaining them at an airport overnight. Senator James Orengo and financier Jimi Wanjigi planned to attend opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai’s burial. But officials said the pair failed to present a court order overturning an existing suspension of their passports 93

February 5, 2018 5:12 PM Two Kenyan TV stations back on air

Two private Kenyan TV stations are now back on air after being shut down for seven days. “Government switches NTV and KTN News back on after seven days,” privately-owned NTV said on its live feed on YouTube. But the stations are only available on pay TV platforms. Two other stations – Citizen TV and Kikuyu-language station Inooro TV – remain off air. Earlier 76