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March 16, 2018 1:39 PM Malaysian ‘snake-handling celebrity’ dies of cobra bite

A Malaysian man who became famous for his snake-handling skills has died after being bitten by a cobra. Abu Zarin Hussin, a firefighter, first shot to fame after British tabloids published a story incorrectly identifying him as a Thai man who’d allegedly married his pet snake. But he was admitted to hospital on Monday after being bitten a cobra during 109

February 23, 2018 6:35 AM BBC launches 2018 Komla Dumor Award

The BBC is seeking a rising star of African journalism for the BBC World News Komla Dumor Award, now in its fourth year. Journalists from across the continent are invited to apply for the award, which aims to uncover and promote fresh talent from Africa. The winner will spend three months at the BBC headquarters in London, gaining skills and experience 103

February 21, 2018 6:31 AM FaceTime chat ‘saves woman’s life’

A woman who had a stroke while on a FaceTime video call with her sister, says the technology saved her life. Opokua Kwapong, who lives alone in New York, was on a call with her sister, Adumea Sapong, in Manchester, when Mrs Sapong noticed that her elder sibling “didn’t look right”. She raised the alarm after she also noticed her sister’s voice was slurred 92

December 30, 2017 1:13 PM Media also deserve V8 treatment during tours – A/R GJA Chair

The Ashanti Regional branch Chairman of the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA), Kingsley Hope has charged politicians and other government officials to prioritize the welfare of journalists when travelling with them on assignments. He expressed worry over the rickety vehicles given to Journalists during working visits or tours by Ministers and other 62

November 2, 2017 6:05 AM Ghc80m saved from NDC’s Ghc500m fertilizer contract – COCOBOD

The Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Cocoa Board, Joseph Boahen Aidoo, has revealed that the new administration has saved the country some Ghc80 million, following the review of a fertilizer and chemical supplies contract of over GHC500 million, awarded by the John Mahama administration shortly before they left office, after losing the 2016 election 123

October 31, 2017 3:44 AM How Donald Trump Hired and Fired Paul Manafort

When he is backed into a corner, Donald Trump reflexively tries to improvise his way out of the mess. That may have worked in the rough and tumble world of New York real estate, and it certainly helped him become the first political neophyte to lead a presidential ticket since Dwight D. Eisenhower. But on Monday, a trio of past impromptus resulted in a trifecta 502

October 31, 2017 1:05 AM Nomadic herdsmen activities in Ghana: To ban or not to ban?

The clamping down on illegal mining otherwise known in local parlance as “galamsey” [corrupted from gather and sell] remains a watershed moment for many stakeholders of agriculture, environment and water resources in Ghana. All the major drawbacks associated with “galamsey” are likely to be sunk into oblivion in the coming years. Ghana media clarion 99

October 30, 2017 6:21 AM Fentuo writes: 5 Reasons why MTN FA Cup beats Ghana Premier League

On Sunday, Kumasi Asante Kotoko claimed an impressive 3-1 victory over rivals Accra Hearts of Oak to lift their 9th FA Cup title at the Tamale Sports Stadium, largely thanks to the heroics of striker Sadick Adams, who scored a stunning first-half hattrick to set them on the way. For the organizers of the competition, this was yet another beautiful end to the great 169

October 27, 2017 12:56 PM 4-year-old defilement: CDD pushes IGP to speed up probe, prosecution

The Ghana Centre for Democratic Development (CDD) is calling on the Inspector General of Police (IGP) to ensure the police service speeds up actions and processes to arrest and prosecute the 17-year-old suspect. The Center also has also called on the Gender, Children and Social Protection Ministry to, as a matter of urgency, reach out to the family of the victim 72

October 26, 2017 10:57 AM MFWA first ever media conference begins on Friday

The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) will hold its first ever West Africa Media Excellence Conference and Awards in Accra tomorrow. The conference which will close on Satruday will feature sessions on topical journalism issues and also provide opportunities for networking with other journalists, editors, and experts from West Africa 132