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March 24, 2018 10:20 AM DR Congo to shun its own aid conference

The Democratic Republic of Congo says it will not attend a donor conference in Geneva next month, complaining the country is being given “a bad image”. The meeting aims to raise nearly $1.7bn (£1.2bn) for what the UN has described as a catastrophic humanitarian crisis. Acting Prime Minister Jose Makila acknowledged that the country was facing an emergency 1

March 23, 2018 10:49 AM GJA presents citation to NIB boss

The Ghana Journalists Association has presented a citation to the Managing Director of the National Investment Bank (NIB), Dr. John Asamoah for supporting the 2018 Ghana Journalists (GJA) Awards and the journalism profession. Presenting the citation to him, the president of the GJA, Mr. Affail Monney praised the MD for showing keen interest in the development 8

March 21, 2018 6:58 AM AMA to operationalize five sanitation courts

The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA), is set to operationalize five sanitation courts within the city to deal with sanitation offenders in a bid to enhance waste management, and ensure a clean Accra. The AMA boss, Mohammed Adjei Sowah, noted that Accra currently has two sanitation courts. According to Mr. Adjei Sowah, the Assembly among other things 5

March 20, 2018 12:24 PM Stop Rawlings now or forget 2020 – Victor Smith to NDC

A leading member of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Victor Smith, has called on the leadership of his party to call the party’s Founder, Jerry John Rawlings to order, or pay for it dearly in the 2020 general elections. Rawlings in the last few years has been criticizing some members of the NDC at the least opportunity. According to Victor 13

March 20, 2018 5:59 AM Nana Addo justifies creation of new districts

President Nana Akufo-Addo has hit back at critics who say the creation of new districts and municipalities is unnecessary. The President said the creation of new districts will bring development to the doorstep of many and deepen Ghana’s democratic processes. But speaking before some Chiefs from the Upper West Region at a meeting on Monday, President 15

March 19, 2018 1:56 PM Concerned Teachers threaten strike again over unpaid arrears

The Coalition of Concerned Teachers (CCT), is threatening a nationwide industrial action if the government fails to pay teachers’ salary arrears by close of March 2018. The President of CCT, King Ali Awudu, at a press conference on Monday said the government has failed to honor pledges to pay the monies on two occasions. He said the Union will therefore 18

March 19, 2018 12:18 PM Nduom meets Ghana’s Ambassador to US, Barfuor Adjei-Barwuah

President and Chairman of Groupe Nduom, Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom, has paid a courtesy call on Ghana’s 19th Ambassador to the United States of America (USA), Dr. Barfuor Adjei-Barwuah. Dr. Nduom was accompanied by representatives of Groupe Nduom (GN) companies based in Washington DC, USA. Also present at the meeting were the Trade & Investment and Economic 18

March 18, 2018 10:05 AM GFA Veep, George Afriyie to contest 2019 GFA Presidency

Ghana Football Association vice president, George Afriyie, has officially announced his intention to contest the 2019 GFA Presidential Elections. The Liberty Professionals executive made his intention known to journalists at his 50th birthday celebrations on Friday night at his residence. Afriyie, who has been vice to Nyantakyi since 2015, becomes the second 16

March 17, 2018 6:13 PM Africa’s only female president to resign

Africa’s only female head of state, Mauritian President Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, has resigned and will leave office on Friday, her lawyer says. She denied any misconduct amid claims that she made large personal purchases on a charity bank card. But on Saturday, just days after she rejected any idea of resigning, her lawyer Yusuf Mohamed told local media 15

March 17, 2018 3:30 PM Hacker who gave up Wikileaks source dies

Adrian Lamo, a computer hacker best known for passing on information that led to the arrest of Chelsea Manning, has died aged 37. In online messaging conversations, Manning confided in him, describing confidential military material Manning had sent to Wikileaks. Wikileaks published the video of a US helicopter strike that killed seven people, including 14