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July 19, 2017 2:18 AM Regional Workshop on Securing Community Land Rights opens

A three-day Regional workshop on securing community land rights has opened in Accra with a call for comprehensive policies to guide the access, utilization and management of land resources within the various countries. Sixteen African countries are participating in the workshop being organised by Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI) and Africa Union 20

July 19, 2017 1:07 AM Senate Republicans’ effort to ‘repeal and replace’ Obamacare all but collapses

Senate Republicans all but admitted defeat Tuesday in their seven-year quest to overturn the Affordable Care Act, acknowledging that they lacked the votes to make good on their vow to “repeal and replace” President Barack Obama’s signature legislative accomplishment. Hours after GOP leaders abandoned a bill to overhaul the law known as Obamacare, their 76

July 18, 2017 10:24 PM First ever African Land Commissioners meeting held in Accra

The first ever meeting of African Land Commissioners opened in Accra Monday with Ghana’s Lands and Natural Resources Minister, John-Peter Amewu, lamenting the extreme levels of poverty in some parts of the continent despite the availability of vast arable land resources. In his opening address to the Land Commissioners, senior government officials, representatives 22

July 18, 2017 9:45 PM Antonio Conte commits to Chelsea by signing new two-year deal

Manager Antonio Conte has signed a new two-year contract with Chelsea. The Italian guided the Blues to the Premier League title in his first season at Stamford Bridge and has now agreed a deal that improves his terms at the west London club. "I am very happy to have signed a new contract with Chelsea," Conte said on the club's official website. "We worked 38

July 18, 2017 9:30 PM Manager Antonio Conte signs new two-year Chelsea contract

Chelsea have rewarded manager Antonio Conte with a new contract under improved terms for the two years remaining on his deal. The Italian coach, who penned a three-year deal on his appointment last summer, guided the Blues to the Premier League title in his first season at Stamford Bridge. "I am very happy to have signed a new contract with Chelsea 47

July 18, 2017 9:20 PM Hearts donate to Kotoko accident victims on 'surprise' visit

A Hearts of Oak delegation paid a visit to recuperating Asante Kotoko coach Steven Polack at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi on Tuesday. The Englishman has been admitted at the health facility since his involvement in the team's accident last Wednesday. On their return from a topflight midweek fixture against Inter Allies in Accra, Kotoko’s 45

July 18, 2017 8:24 PM Repeal, Replace, or Delay?

With the latest draft of his Obamacare replacement defeated by Republican Party holdouts, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is re-upping an old strategy. But it’s hard to see why senators would sign on. Senate Republicans’ Better Care Reconciliation Act fell apart in spectacular—and perhaps definitive—fashion this week. The defections of Senators Rand Paul, Mike Lee, Jerry 55

July 18, 2017 5:17 PM Nelson Mandela: The Man, The Legacy!

“For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others” – Nelson Rolihlala Mandela. The history of the African liberation struggle would be incomplete without the personal history and motivations of Nelson Rolihlala Mandela. As Daniel Lieberfeld wrote, the quality of life that Mandela 50

July 18, 2017 4:48 PM ECG invests $40 million into Volta Region project

The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) has invested 40 million dollars to undertake some projects in the Volta Region. He added that the projects will help the company “provide sustainable quality and stable power supply to clients”. Ing. Boakye-Appiah said that the project will also aid in extending power to 50 communities under the China Hunan Construction 31

July 18, 2017 4:16 PM One exportable product per district will bring money – GEPA

Accra, July 18, GNA - Mr Akilu Sayibu, a Deputy Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Ghana Export Promotion Authority (GEPA), says it is the agenda of the Authority to promote one potential exportable product in all the 216 districts. This, he said was aimed at increasing earnings through the export of non-traditional export products and also create 25