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August 18, 2018 5:00 PM Ebony Magazine team to tour Ghana

A team of writers and photographers from Ebony Magazine, an iconic African-American magazine, would embark on a week tour of Ghana starting from August 21 to 29. The team would visit a number of tourism attraction sites and pay courtesy calls on some traditional rulers in Greater Accra, Ashanti and Central regions. Madam Catherine Abelema Afeku, the Minister 156

August 18, 2018 3:22 PM Kofi Annan Foundation statement: The Death of former UN Secretary General

It is with immense sadness that the Annan family and the Kofi Annan Foundation announce that Kofi Annan, former Secretary General of the United Nations and Nobel Peace Laureate, passed away peacefully on Saturday 18th August after a short illness. His wife Nane and their children Ama, Kojo and Nina were by his side during his last days. Kofi Annan was a global 150

August 18, 2018 2:44 PM Tributes begin to pour in for the late Annan

Tributes are pouring in for Ghana’s celebrated diplomat – former United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Kofi Annan, who died in the early hours of Saturday in the Swiss capital, Berne, at the age of 80. He passed on in a hospital after a short illness, with the wife Nane Marie Lagergren and their Children, Anna, Kojo and Nina by his side. UN Secretary-General 146

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 248

July 25, 2018 5:13 PM Education holds the key to success – Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said Ghana will not realise the desired results unless the total education of the people becomes the central concern for all in the society. Societies like the United States of America (USA), Japan, South Korea, India Canada and China among others have prospered and continue to prosper, he said, because they saw education 243

July 25, 2018 3:03 PM Ghana EC must get back to work – outgoing US Ambassador

Mr. Robert Porter Jackson, outgoing Ambassador of the United States of America to Ghana said the country must work towards getting the Electoral Commission (EC) back in position to play its role as a neutral arbiter in the next elections. He said the EC had been largely paralysed by the impeachment process against the former Chairperson and needed to get back to work. Interacting 219

July 25, 2018 2:40 PM Use Afenorto festival as rallying point for development- Ablakwa

This year’s celebration of the Afenorto Festival of the Chiefs and People of the Mepe Traditional Area in the Volta Region, has been launched in Accra with a call on celebrants to use the festival as a rallying point for the development of the area. The festival, on the theme “A People United towards a Culture for the Future through Education: Benefactors 208

March 31, 2018 6:54 PM Thousands attend Bishop Dag’s miraculous Good Friday Service [Photos]

Tens of thousands of congregants gathered on Friday evening for the Good Friday Easter service of The United Denominations, originating from the Lighthouse Group of Churches led by Bishop Dag Heward-Mills. The event, which was held at the Independence Square in Accra was characterized by mass public prayer, praise, worship and miracles. Most of the attendees 491

March 27, 2018 11:31 AM Driver sentenced to death for killing British Missionary in 2010

An Accra High Court has sentenced Kofi Seidu, a driver and farm manager, who murdered and buried a British Missionary in an old farm at Nsawam in 2010, to death. This was after a seven-member jury unanimously pronounced him guilty on the charge of murder. However, on the charge of conspiracy to commit crime, namely murder, leveled against Seidu and Reverend 43

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 45