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March 11, 2018 9:00 AM Aburi Girls’ Prisca Amponsah wins Young Debaters competition

Prisca Amponsah, a student of Aburi Girls SHS, emerged victorious at yesterday [Saturday]’s Young Debaters competition held in Accra. The Final round had the 10 speakers battle it out for the ultimate price of representing Ghana in the International Public speaking competition to be held in the United Kingdom(UK). Papa Nyan Neizer from Presbyterian Boys’ 118

February 10, 2018 2:37 PM Venezuelans rush to the border as Colombia tightens controls

Thousands of Venezuelans have rushed to border crossings with Colombia after Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos announced a tightening of controls. Only those who have registered for a special border card or can produce a passport will be able to cross. They fear it will become more difficult for them to enter Colombia once the measures are fully 81

February 3, 2018 4:30 PM Syria war: Outcry over ‘mutilated’ female Kurdish fighter

Kurds in Syria have reacted furiously to videos showing Turkish-backed rebels abusing the body of a female Kurdish fighter killed in battle. Barin Kobani was part of all-female unit challenging a Turkish-led offensive in north-west Syria. Kurdish officials accused fighters allied with Turkey of “playing with her corpse” and mutilating it. Last month 66

October 28, 2017 1:05 PM 7 African countries lead battle against malnutrition

Source: IFPRI Director for Africa, Ousmane Badiane A number of African countries are taking bold action to tackle malnutrition as they have successfully implemented a range of actions that have started to improve nutrition for all. Good nutrition contributes to cognitive development, better opportunities for children to realise their potential, and higher 113

October 27, 2017 5:34 AM ECOWAS urged to set up in-depth small arms database

The Minister for the Interior, Ambrose Dery has stressed the need for countries in the sub-region to establish comprehensive database systems of small arms and light weapons. This, he said would facilitate prompt and effective tracing of illicit arms and prevent their diversion that continue to fuel organised crimes, armed conflicts and other criminal 51

October 25, 2017 7:24 PM ECOWAS arms transfer controls workshops opens

The second Regional Workshop on Arms Transfer Controls and Arms Diversion opened in Accra on Wednesday. The two-day workshop is being attended by representatives from the sub-region to discuss with international experts effective border controls, principles and best practices related to preventing and detecting diversion of arms in the sub-region 73

October 20, 2017 4:44 AM HRMIS to ensure efficient public financial management – Dr Kannae

The Public Services Commission (PSC) on Wednesday said its Human Resource Management Information System (HRMIS) project, when fully operational would ensure an efficient public financial management. Dr Lawrence Kannae, the Vice Chairman, PSC, said the HRMIS would enable the information of human resource resources to be linked to the payroll and subsequently 50

October 19, 2017 2:59 PM Spain gears up to revoke Catalan autonomy in secession spat

Spain's government on Thursday set in motion plans to take away Catalonia's local powers after its defiant regional president refused to give up his demands for Catalan independence. The constitutional law that Spain plans to invoke has never been used in the four decades since democracy was restored after Gen. Francisco Franco's dictatorship 108

October 18, 2017 6:35 PM UN envoy meets WSahara independence leaders in bid to restart talks

The new UN envoy for disputed Western Sahara, Horst Koehler, met leaders of an Algerian-backed independence movement Wednesday after visiting Morocco in a bid to get stalled peace talks back on track. Koehler, a former German president tasked by the United Nations in August with mediating the decades-old dispute, sat down with leaders from the pro-independence 74

October 16, 2017 6:27 PM GIFMIS to be extended to remaining 156 MMDAs

Accra, Oct. 16, GNA - The Controller and Accountant General’s Department (CAGD) on Monday said it is working towards extending the Ghana Integrated Financial Management System (GIFMIS) to cover the remaining 156 metropolitan, municipal and district assemblies (MMDAs) across the country. Mr Eugene Ofosuhene, the Controller and Accountant General, said this followed 54