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October 25, 2017 3:00 AM Turkey activists in Amnesty case to stand trial

ISTANBUL: Eleven human rights activists, including the two top figures with Amnesty International in Turkey, are due to go on trial Wednesday (Oct 25) on contested terror charges, seen by the rights watchdog as a test case for the judiciary. All bar two of the activists - who include two foreigners - have been behind bars since a police raid in July on a workshop 78

October 22, 2017 11:17 AM Musicians sing for Paapa Yankson at funeral [video]

A group of musicians led by Rev. Thomas Yawson, celebrated the late highlife musician Paapa Yankson at his funeral on Saturday with a spectacular musical performance. With Reverend Mary Ghansah on the acoustic guitar and Daughters of Glorious Jesus’ Edna on ‘dondo,’ the group comprising Pat Thomas, Abena Ruthy and others sang popular gospel song ‘It Is Well’ 153

October 19, 2017 5:05 AM Controversial Zoomlion sanitation module will be reviewed – YEA board chair

Government will soon review a sub-contracted youth employment and capacity building initiative that made the headlines in 2014 for allegedly paying beneficiaries a paltry monthly fee. The purpose of the review, according to the Youth Employment Agency (YEA) will be to assess whether is delivering on its mandate. The Youth in Sanitation Module was signed 83

October 17, 2017 8:58 PM Stop Embarrassing Yourself – Ablakwa To Manhyia North MP

North Tongu Member of Parliament (MP) and National Democratic Congress (NDC) Minority’s Spokesperson on Foreign Affairs, Mr Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has urged his colleague MP and Deputy Chair of Parliament’s Interior and Defence Committee, Collins Owusu Amankwah to stop embarrassing himself over his (Collins’) threat to haul him before Parliament’s Privileges 76

October 16, 2017 8:43 AM Former Ashanti Regional Minister, Opoku-Manu laid to rest

Source: Ghana I Nhyira FM I Ohemeng Tawiah Politicians and other mourners besieged the Ashanti Region town of Konongo at the week-end to bid farewell to a former Regional Minister, Kofi Opoku-Manu. The long-serving Chief Director at the Ministry of Finance passed on in Accra at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital on August 1, 2017, after a short illness 129

October 16, 2017 12:14 AM Sub-Metro Chair Vows to Rid Tema of Filth

The Tema East Sub-Metro Council Chairman has observed the need to rid Tema Newtown of filth which has taken away the beauty of the community. “At this point, we have to all come to realize that Newtown is one of the places with serious sanitation issues which need serious attention,” he said. Mr. Joseph Ashitey Larteh said this on Friday after he was elected 40

October 14, 2017 5:24 AM Sunyani Municipal Security Council suspends installation of Sisssala Chief

The Sunyani Municipal Security Council has ordered the Sissala community in the Municipality to suspend the installation of a Sissala Chief until further notice. The suspension, according to a press statement, followed a protracted chieftaincy dispute among the leaders of the nine Sissala clans in the Municipality. The statement signed by Mrs. Evelyn 47

October 13, 2017 7:09 AM Liberia election first results: Weah takes early lead

Monrovia - Former international soccer star George Weah has taken an early lead in Liberia's presidential election as the West African nation begins releasing provisional results. The National Election Commission data shared late on Thursday show Weah ahead in 14 of Liberia's 15 counties while Vice President Joseph Boakai leads in his home county, Lofa. With 20 candidates 84

October 10, 2017 9:54 AM Ghana’s revenue mobilization challenges to dominate IMF/World Bank meeting

Source: Ghana| Myjoyonline | George Wiafe | JoyBusiness | Washington DC Challenges with revenue mobilization and its impact on Ghana’s programme with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) will dominate some discussions as the Annual IMF-World Meetings opens in Washington DC. The Meetings have been described as the biggest gathering of Finance Ministers 60

October 10, 2017 9:52 AM Statement by PPP to address EC disqualification

Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen; we had planned this day to discuss the unlawful treatment shamefully meted out last year by the Electoral Commission (EC) to the Progressive People’s Party (PPP). Regrettably, we are unable to focus too much on that this morning in the wake of the horrible tragedy our brothers and sisters suffered at the Madina Atomic 47