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October 26, 2017 7:51 AM Shooting, tear gas, bonfires mar Kenya election re-run

KISUMU, Kenya (Reuters) - Kenyan police clashed with opposition supporters where burning barricades and gangs of youths prevented voting in some towns in an election re-run, seeking to challenge the credibility of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s expected victory. In the western city of Kisumu, stone-throwing youths heeding opposition leader Raila Odinga’s 121

October 25, 2017 9:41 PM Cuba calls for the end of US economic blockade of its country

Cuba is calling on its Caribbean neighbours to beseech the United States to lift the economic blockade imposed on the country. A release issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Cuba earlier this month read: “The economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the Government of the United States against Cuba for almost 60 years still persists 112

October 25, 2017 6:32 PM The Future Awards Africa calls for nominations

Accra, Oct. 25, GNA - The Central Working Committee of The Future Awards Africa (TFAA) has unveiled its first franchise in Ghana. The Awards on the theme: “Ghana’s New Tribe’, is hosted by People Initiative Foundation (PIF). A statement issued in Accra by Mr Emmanuel Leslie Addae, a member of the committee, said the event seeks to recognize inspiring 67

October 25, 2017 6:35 AM Stranded students in Russia cry to gov't

About 230 students under a scholarship program in Russia say government has failed to pay their allowances for over 10 months now. Troubling pictures cited by show the thorny conditions these young students have had to endure during their stay in the cold, harsh weather of Russia. According to these stranded students, they are unable to meet up with the standard 57

October 25, 2017 5:33 AM Defiled 4-year-old: Gender Ministry official faults mother for reporting to chief

An official of the Gender, Children and Social Protection Ministry says the mother of a four-year-old girl defiled at Assin Adadientem in the Central Region should not have reported the matter to the chief of the town. Victoria Natsu, who is attached to the Domestic Violence Unit of the Gender Ministry, said being a criminal case, it should have been reported 136

October 24, 2017 3:03 PM US committed to Ghana’s strengthening of cybersecurity

The United States (US) is committed to supporting Ghana to strengthen its cyber security capacity to enable Ghanaians to educate themselves through internet access to compete in the 21st century economy. Mr Robert P. Jackson, the US Ambassador to Ghana, explained that this would help lift Ghana’s economy to new heights. “I am pleased that the government 73

October 24, 2017 6:24 AM Cybersecurity Adviser outlines Ghana’s cybersecurity readiness

Mr Albert Antwi-Boasiako, the Cybersecurity Adviser, Ministry of Communications, has outlined five key broad objectives towards improving Ghana’s cybersecurity readiness. Speaking at the opening of the National Cybersecurity Week 2017 Celebration in Accra, Mr Antwi-Boasiako said these objectives were the drivers to secure Ghana’s digital journey 59

October 24, 2017 12:13 AM AMA Resilience Officer calls for more Waste Transfer Stations

The Chief Resilience Officer for Accra, Desmond Appiah is calling for the establishment of more Waste Transfer stations in the capital to help in waste management. He made the comment during a familiarization tour of Zoomlion’s Waste Transfer Station at Achimota, a suburb of Accra. The tour, which had officials from 100 Resilient Cities (100RC), Accra 75

October 23, 2017 2:41 AM PYJ, Weah Seeking The ‘Face of God’ in Nigeria

PYJ, Weah seal deal for run-off presidential bid? The relationship between the two men has not been exactly rosy in the recent past, but as images of Senator Prince Y. Johnson, leader of the Movement for Democracy and Reconstruction (MDR) and Senator George M. Weah of the Coalition for Democratic Change at church together in Nigeria with Pastor T. B. Joshua 115

October 21, 2017 5:56 PM Dr. Nduom ‘bows out’ of frontline role in politics

Flagbearer of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP) Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom may not contest the next presidential election slated for 2020. The three-time presidential hopeful is banking his hope on the younger generation to occupy frontline roles and make it successful. Dr. Nduom who was delivering a speech at the party’s 4th National Convention on Saturday 123