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August 18, 2018 2:41 PM Kofi Annan – Former UN Secretary-General is dead

Ghana’s celebrated diplomat, Kofi Annan, who served as the United Nations (UN) Secretary General between January 1997, and December 2006, is reported dead at the age of 80. He is said to have died in the Swiss capital Bern in the early hours of Saturday. Annan and the UN were the co-recipients of the 2001 Nobel Peace Prize. He then went to serve in various 2

July 25, 2018 4:41 PM Ghana’s Lower courts to be merged – Chief Justice

Justice Sophia Akuffo, the Chief Justice, on Tuesday stated that plans were underway to merge all lower courts in one big compound so that access to justice would be in a broader space and made easy. She said prototype drawings were being developed for the lower courts as expandable plans for them and this would also prevent people from travelling long distances 111

July 25, 2018 2:43 PM Ghana is rolling out E-Tracker to monitor and improve quality care-Nsiah-Asare

Dr Anthony Nsiah-Asare, Director General of the Ghana Health Service (GHS), has said the Service is rolling out an E-tracker system to monitor Persons Living with HIV who are on Anti-Retroviral Therapy (ART) to improve quality services being rendered. He said introduction of the E-tracker system, part of institutional reforms by government for all public 83

July 25, 2018 2:41 PM Private helicopter carrying gold forced landing at Kumikrom

A private helicopter carrying boxes of gold bars from Chirano Mines in Bibiani to Accra, developed a mechanical fault and made an emergency landing in a harvested corn field at Kumikrom near Asamankese. According to Police Sergeant Francis Gomado, Deputy Eastern Regional Police Public Relations Officer who briefed the Ghana News Agency (GNA), the Asamankese 84

March 28, 2018 12:28 PM CID demands official copy of Anyidoho’s ‘treason’ tape

The Police Criminal Investigations Department (CID), has officially written to Accra-based Happy FM to produce an official copy of a recording in which the Deputy General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Koku Anyidoho, is believed to have made comments deemed treasonable. Mr. Anyidoho was picked up at the International Press centre 25

March 26, 2018 5:25 PM GIS to implement 5-yr strategic plan to end illegal migration

The Ghana Immigration Service is set to implement a five-year strategic plan aimed at reforming the Service to deal with the menace of illegal migration. The plan, which is expected to span between 2018 and 2022, is a continuation of an earlier strategic plan that ended in 2015. Briefing the media at a validation workshop, the Chairman of the Strategic 17

March 26, 2018 11:46 AM Egypt elections: Favourite Sisi seeks high turnout in polls

Egyptians began voting on Monday in a presidential election set to deliver an easy win for incumbent Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, with turnout the main focus after all serious opposition withdrew complaining of repression. Polling stations will be open for three days and Sisi, a former military commander, has urged Egyptians to vote, hinting that he sees the election 28

March 23, 2018 1:24 PM ‘Two dead’ in French hostage-taking

A gunman has killed at least two people during a hostage-taking at a supermarket in Trèbes, southern France, authorities say. An operation involving elite police is continuing at the Super U shop, where others were wounded. Reports say the gunman, who remains in the supermarket, pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group. Earlier, a policeman was shot and wounded 45

March 21, 2018 4:32 PM Ghana-Namibia Friendship Association salutes Namibia on its 28th Independence Day

The Ghana-Namibia Friendship Association (GNFA) has described as inspiring the strides made by Namibia as the country marks its 28th independence day today. Namibia which gained self-rule from South Africa in 1990 remains one of Africa’s youngest nations, yet is counted among the most promising. In a statement to commemorate the independence anniversary 31

March 20, 2018 7:37 PM Suhum: Prostitutes ‘protect’ brothel, chase away Tourism Authority officers

Workers of the Eastern Regional Tourism Authority were chased away by some alleged sex workers from a brothel at Kotokoli Zongo in the Suhum municipality after they tried to gain access to the structure. The officers from the Tourism Authority, who had gone to the makeshift structure in a bid to ascertain whether the facility was being used as a brothel 33