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March 28, 2018 12:26 PM N/R: MMDCEs sign performance contracts

Government has compelled all Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) and their Coordinating Directors in the Northern Region to sign performance contracts. This directive is to propel them to fast-track the implementation of government’s pro-poor programmes such as the one-district, one factory, one-village, one dam and one-constituency 18

March 27, 2018 3:21 PM Ebony’s mother hints at possible reunion with father

Beatrice Oppong, mother of the late Ebony Reigns, although non-committal, has hinted that patching up things with her ex-husband is on the cards. In an interview with Kumasi-based Silver FM, the host who expressed joy at seeing Beatrice and Ebony’s father together at the funeral of their deceased daughter, said it would be great if she gets back together 105

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 91

March 16, 2018 7:45 AM North Korea’s Sweden visit prompts speculation on US summit

North Korea’s foreign minister is in Sweden for a surprise visit, ahead of a possible meeting between US President Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un. Pyongyang said Ri Yong-ho’s trip was for “bilateral relations and issues of mutual concern”. Sweden has a long history of mediating between Washington and Pyongyang. So the visit has prompted speculation it might 11

March 15, 2018 7:27 AM Messi scores twice as Barcelona knock Chelsea out of Champions League

Chelsea went out of the Champions League at the last-16 stage with an error-ridden display against Barcelona. Following a 1-1 draw in the first leg, the visitors fell behind after just 128 seconds in the Nou Camp as Lionel Messi shot through the legs of Thibaut Courtois from a tight angle. Messi then set up Ousmane Dembele to hammer home the second after 30

March 13, 2018 3:16 PM Use visa-on-arrival policy to attract African investors – Mahama

Former President John Dramani Mahama has advised African leaders to offer their fellow African nationals special protocol services in the form of visas-on-arrival in a bid to open up the continent for investments. According to him, this will remove the hustle African investors go through trying to access visas when they want to visit other parts of the continent 30

March 5, 2018 5:37 PM North Korea’s Kim Jong-un meets South Korean envoys

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has hosted a dinner for senior South Korean delegates – the first time officials from Seoul have met the young leader since he took office in 2011. The South Korean president’s office confirmed the meeting shortly after the delegates’ arrival on Monday. The 10-member team is in Pyongyang for talks partly aimed at restarting 30

March 5, 2018 2:52 PM Bolga: Soldiers ‘assault’ police officer for wearing military shorts

A police officer with the Bolgatanga Special Weapons and Tactics Unit of the Ghana Police Service has been allegedly assaulted by some uniformed men believed to be members of the military. According to an internal communique from the Upper East Regional Police Command, the attack occurred when some soldiers confronted the police officer, Asiamah Raymond 20

March 4, 2018 1:03 PM #HeritageCaravan: Participants set off on 7-day tour of Ghana [Photos]

Dozens of participants for this year’s Heritage Caravan, organized by Citi FM have set off from Accra on what is expected to be an adventurous journey across the country. The participants, who start their journey today [Sunday] from Ga Mashie after a Kenkey Party earlier in the morning expressed their excitement ahead of the 7-day long trip which will see them visit 98

February 26, 2018 9:32 AM Punishment for galamseyers must be deterrent enough – Media Coalition

The Media Coalition Against illegal Mining is appealing to the Chief Justice, Sophia Akuffo, to sensitize judges adjudicating galamsey cases on the need to hand out sanctions deterrent enough to perpetrators of illegal mining. The Coalition said current sanctions were not deterrent enough, stating that with stricter sanctions, the fight against illegal 16