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June 26, 2017 11:26 AM Educate the Muslim girl – Akufo-Addo

President Nana Akufo-Addo has urged Muslims to pay more attention to the education of the girl-child. Speaking at the Black Star Square Monday, President Akufo-Addo, who is also the African Union’s spokesperson on Gender and Development said empowering the Muslim girl is critical in modern times. “I cannot end my address to you without saying a word about 1

June 26, 2017 11:05 AM Horrifying video shows tourist boat sinking in minutes with scores on board

It began as a typical, carefree holiday weekend at the popular Colombian tourist destination, a scenic reservoir surrounded by mountains and greenery that draws throngs every weekend for fishing, water sports and all-inclusive boat cruises. But at about 2 p.m. Sunday on the El Peñol-Guatapé reservoir near Medellin, Colombia, one of these boat cruises

June 26, 2017 10:39 AM Pakistan raises death toll to 157 from fuel truck fire

MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan's prime minister cut short a trip abroad to rush to the side of victims of a massive fuel tanker fire as authorities on Monday raised the death toll from the blaze to 157. The truck, carrying some 25,000 liters (6,600 gallons) of gasoline, was traveling from the southern port city of Karachi to Lahore, the Punjab provincial 1

June 26, 2017 10:35 AM Mosul battle to end in days as troops advance in Old City: Iraqi general

MOSUL, Iraq The battle to take full control of Mosul from Islamic State will be over in a few days and an attempted fight-back by the militants failed, an Iraqi general told Reuters on Monday. "Only a small part remains in the city, specifically the Old City," said Lieutenant General Abdul Ghani al-Assadi, commander of the Counter Terrorism Service (CTS) 1

June 26, 2017 9:59 AM At least 6 dead after tourist boat sinks in Colombia; dozens missing

GUATAPE, Colombia (AP) -- A tourist boat packed with about 160 passengers for the holiday weekend capsized Sunday on a reservoir near the Colombian city of Medellin, leaving at least six people dead and 31 missing, officials said. Rescuers including firefighters and air force pilots in helicopters searched for survivors at the Guatape reservoir where 1

June 26, 2017 8:44 AM Muslims mark Eid-ul-Fitr today

Muslims are assured of Allah's forgiveness on the Eid-ul-Fitr, and so it is a day of immense joy for them. In Ghana, Muslims, young and old, dressed in their nice attires, mainly white, pray in open places and in mosques in the early hours of the morning. They would praise and glorify Allah on the way to the prayer grounds, intensify the praises and glorifications 1

June 26, 2017 8:31 AM China gives Ghana $2bn to finance one-district, one-factory

Addressing journalists at the Kotoka International Airport yesterday on his arrival from an official visit to China, the Vice- President, Alhaji Dr Mahamadu Bawumia, said the amount formed part of a total commitment if $15 billion the People’s Republic of China and its private enterprises were contributing to Ghana’s economic transformation agenda. He said an additional 1

June 26, 2017 6:00 AM TUDEC feeds individuals, families to mark Eid-ul-Fitr

The Ghana-Turkey Co-operation and Development Association (TUDEC), a non-profit organization in Accra, Ghana has this year began its usual Iftar dinner and parcels of food package deliveries across the length and breadth of Accra. The association every year takes this responsibility upon itself to try and cover as many people as possible during the Holy month 2

June 26, 2017 5:21 AM China landslide site evacuated over concerns of 2nd slide

BEIJING (AP) - Rescue crews were ordered on Monday to evacuate the site of a deadly landslide in southwestern China over concerns of a second landslide, the official Xinhua News Agency reported. The order was issued after radar detected shifts in the ground where the mountains collapsed early Saturday, Xinhua said. It wasn't clear if the rescue efforts 1

June 26, 2017 4:01 AM Trump breaks White House Eid dinner tradition

US President Donald Trump has broken a nearly 20-year-old tradition by failing to host a dinner marking the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. The White House event had been held every year since President Clinton's tenure. The Eid al-Fitr feast ends Ramadan, a period when Muslims fast and focus on charitable giving. But US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson 2