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March 29, 2018 12:22 PM U/E to get database on vulnerable people

The Upper East Region will soon have a register of all vulnerable groups and households to guide the execution of government social intervention programmes. The ongoing household data collection under the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection (MOGCSP) targets over two hundred thousand households in the region, with a population of over One Hundred 19

March 27, 2018 5:54 PM Importance of reforestation to wildlife in Ghana [Article]

Ghana is geographically located in the tropics, endowed with diverse natural resources. And one of these resources that have been most abused is its forests resources and by extension its wildlife. The interdependency of forest and wildlife and the need to take appropriate measures to optimize resource utilization , to ensure future supplies of wood and non-wood 16

March 27, 2018 5:54 PM Importance of refforestation to wildlife in Ghana [Article]

Ghana is geographically located in the tropics, endowed with diverse natural resources. And one of these resources that have been most abused is its forests resources and by extension its wildlife. The interdependency of forest and wildlife and the need to take appropriate measures to optimize resource utilization , to ensure future supplies of wood and non-wood 14

March 27, 2018 7:48 AM ‘Smoking’ elephant in India baffles experts

A video of a wild elephant in India blowing out ashes has baffled wildlife experts around the world. Vinay Kumar, a scientist belonging to the Wildlife Conservation Society (India), filmed the 48-second video during a work trip to Nagarhole forest in Karnataka state in April 2016. He told the BBC that he had not released the video until now because he did not “quite 19

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 23

March 26, 2018 6:30 AM Opuni, Seidu Agongo trial begins today

Former COCOBOD boss, Dr. Stephen Opuni, will make his first appearance in court today [Monday], for among others allegedly causing financial loss to the state in a fertilizer supply deal. Dr. Opuni and Siedu Agongo, the CEO of Zeera Group of Companies and Agricult Ghana, which also belongs to Seidu Agongo, are cumulatively facing some 27 charges, including 31

March 24, 2018 10:20 AM Funeral of Ebony Reigns underway [Photos]

The funeral of Dancehall artiste, Priscilla Opoku Kwarteng, known in showbiz circles as Ebony Reigns, is underway at the forecourt of the State House in Accra. The ceremony comes on the back of a concert which was held at the Trade Fair Centre on Friday night in honour of the late artiste. Ebony died on February 8, 2018 with two others in a car accident 81

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 41

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 16

March 20, 2018 12:42 PM 12-yr old boy commits suicide at Assin Bereku

Assin Bereku, the capital of the Assin North District of the Central Region, was thrown into a state of shock and disbelieve when a 12-year-old class six pupil allegedly committed suicide. A Police source in Assin Fosu confirmed the tragedy saying the deceased, Kwame Adu, was found hanging in his room with his sponge tied to the ceiling fan around 1600 hours 19