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From right: Mr Samuel Zan Akologo, Executive Director of Caritas Ghana; Rev. Fr Dr Anieti Okure of AFJN; Rev. Father Wisdom Larweh, Assistant Secretary General of the National Catholic Secretariat; Mr Ibrahim Tanko Amadu, Programmes Manager of Star Ghana, and some invited guests jointly launching the land grabbing report. Picture: EMMANUEL QUAYE

General News

The Programmes Director of Star-Ghana, Mr Ibrahim-Tanko Amidu, has called for effective collaboration among stakeholders in land administration to stop foreign investors from taking over the country’s lands.

In a move to protect the environment, the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO), with support from the Agona East District Assembly, has embarked on a tree planting exercise in some selected communities in the district.

Some ECG workers at the Tema Office laid down their tools to protest against government's move to privatise the company

General News

Workers of the Electricity of Company of Ghana (ECG) have threatened a nationwide blackout on Friday as part of their protest against moves by government to privatise the company.

The Graduate Students Association of Ghana (GRASAG) branch of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) has developed a strategy to assist its members to ensure that they become great entrepreneurs, hire others and reduce graduate unemployment in the country.

Mr Michael Amo Omari General - Secretary of GABMLS

General News

The Ghana Association of Biomedical Laboratory  Scientists (GABMLS) has called  on the management of public and private hospitals to, as a matter of urgency, embrace Laboratory Quality Management Systems (LQMS ) by setting aside funds that will be used  to fund laboratory equipment and logistics.

Discussants on the proliferation of small arms have underscored the need to strengthen collaboration among security agencies to deal with the continuous proliferation of small arms in the country.

Latest Political News In Ghana

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Mr Asare Akuamoah, the Deputy Chairman (Operations), NCCE

Politics

The Deputy Chairman (Operations) at the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), Mr Samuel Asare Akuamoah, has called on the youth of the country not to offer themselves as vessels to be used by politicians to cause violence in the upcoming 2016 December election.

Mrs Charllote Osei - EC boss

Politics

The Electoral Commission (EC) has announced 27 key electoral reforms as part of preparations towards delivering free and fair elections.

The Nhyiaeso Parliamentary Candidate for the PPP, Kofi Debrah Afrifa, in a handshake with the Santasehene, Nana Amoako Kese, when he paid a courtesy call on him at Santasi

Politics

The 2016 Parliamentary Candidate (PC) of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP) for the Nhyiaeso Constituency in the Ashanti Region, Mr Kofi Debrah Afrifa, has stated that security matters were paramount to all the needs of the people in the constituency.

Nana Akufo-Addo

Politics

The 2016 Presidential Candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NNP), Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has disclosed that his government shall establish an Office of Special Prosecutor within the first six months of his administration, when, God willing, he wins this year’s election. 

Koku Anyidoho

Politics

The Deputy General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr Koku Anyidoho, has challenged the Vice-presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, to come up with concrete evidence to the claim he made that the voters register had names of unqualified registrants from the Republic of Togo.

A section of the opposition parties in the Northern Region demonstrating

Politics

Opposition political parties in Tamale yesterday staged a demonstration in the metropolis to protest against what they called tough living conditions.

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Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi picked former U.N. chief Kofi Annan on Wednesday to lead a commission to stop human rights abuses in Rakhine State, where violence between Buddhists and minority Rohingya Muslims has cast a pall over democratic reforms.

More than 100 people were killed in violence in the northwestern state in 2012, and some 125,000 Rohingya Muslims, who are stateless, took refuge in camps where their movements are severely restricted.

Thousands have fled persecution and poverty in an exodus by boat to neighboring South and Southeast Asian countries.

LAGOS—The Lagos State Police Command, yesterday, uncovered shallow graves allegedly used by prophet Emmanuel Adeyemi to bury clients, who died during spiritual cleansing in his Oke-Ira, Ogba home.

A boy stands shaking in the street. Fear etched across his face. Two men flank him on either side as a third rips through the boy's Barcelona football shirt to reveal what appears to be an explosive belt. 

Abubakar Shekau is in a power struggle for leadership of the group

Africa

Nigeria's army says it has killed several commanders of the Islamist group Boko Haram in an air strike and seriously wounded its disputed leader.

South Africa's President Jacob Zuma, after hearing the official results of municipal elections on Saturday

Africa

South Africa's governing ANC party has lost control of the country's largest city and economic centre, Johannesburg. The city council elected as mayor Herman Mashaba from the opposition Democratic Alliance (DA).

A magnitude 6.2 earthquake has struck central Italy, leaving at least 13 people dead and others trapped under rubble, Italian officials said.

As part of efforts to project the station’s relevance in promoting the tourism industry, both domestically and internationally, Citi FM is organising a week’s  tour which will take participants to five major tourist attractions in Cape Town in South Africa.

Patrons graced the event in various interesting costumes

Showbiz News

The Chale Wote Street Art Festival, organised by Accra Dot Alt, once again proved how popular it has become as large crowds thronged the streets of James Town in Accra last weekend for the finale of the sixth edition.

Mac Tontoh of Osibisa fame

Showbiz News

It is six years since trumpeter, Mac Tontoh of Osibisa fame, passed away and some of his friends are putting on a remembrance show in his honour on Friday, August 26 at the Gold Coast Restaurant, near the Nyaho Medical Centre at Airport Residential Area in Accra.

With the revival of poetry and spoken word in Ghana, Oswald Okaitei has emerged as one of the artistes at the forefront of this trend.

If you have had the chance of travelling around the world, one thing you may have observed is that, content from Ghana’s arts and creative industry is not really in demand. Especially with movies and music, Ghana is not really up there yet.

Giovani Caleb is a judge on the show

Showbiz News

Telecommunication company, Airtel, has launched a new talent show dubbed, ‘Flex Awesome You’ to unearth young talented people to showcase their skills to the world at its Head Office in Accra on Thursday.

New Edubiase FC

Football

The GFA Ethics Committee has indicated it would probe an alleged match-fixing involving matches between New Edubiase United and Wa Alll Stars, after it received an audio recording in which a New Edubiase player, Prince Antwi, allegedly claimed that his club played a match of convenience with the league leaders in the ongoing Ghana Premier League.

Isaac Dogboe

Boxing

Filipino boxer, Niel John Tabanao, has promised to give Ghanaian WBO Africa featherweight title holder, Isaac Dogboe a great fight when they go into battle on Friday at the Police Officers’ Social and Fitness Centre in Accra in a unification bout.

Dauda Mohammed — Kotoko’s leading marksman

Football

The head coach of Asante Kotoko, Michael Osei, has admitted the challenge in teaching players how to score goals but is still committed to improve upon their conversion rate.

Osei Bonsu

Boxing

Ghana’s Abraham Osei Bonsu has sworn to overcome all the challenges thrown at him by Jonathan Perez of Colombia and return home with the WPBF Intercontinental Super Featherweight championship when the two fight for the vacant belt in the USA on November 17.

Okwawu still dream Premiership return

Sports News

The skipper of Okwawu United, Prince Siaw is optimistic his side can dislodge Okyeman Planners and Accra Great Olympics in the Zone Three of the Division One League to qualify for top-flight football next season.

Latif Blessing — Optimistic

Sports News

Liberty Professionals wonder kid, Latif Atta Blessing, says he is still in the race for the goal-king title despite battling an injury for the past two weeks after netting 13 goals for the Dansoman-based club. 

CSO Insights recently published their Sales Performance Optimization (SPO) Study – 2016 Key Trends Analysis, surveying over 1,000 sales organizations worldwide.   They found that 2 out of the 3 top objectives for sales organizations in 2016 top of the sales funnel.  Topping the list is capturing new accounts - 58.4%; and at number three spot is optimizing lead generation - 38.3%. 

The sectors that grow faster with the adoption of smart mobile devices are health, e-commerce, finance, entertainment, sports and education

Business News

It is a fact that innovation in technology is driven by the lasting marriage between smart hardware and sensible software. That is why manufacturers of hardware are always designing smart devices such as television, mobile phones, tablets, and wearables to be compatible with the ever-improving software.

Richard-A.Y-Anamoo- Director-General, GPHA

Business News

The Director General of the Ghana Ports and Habours Authority (GPHA), Mr Richard Anamoo, has charged workers of the PSC Tema Shipyard to adopt positive work attitudes that would positively affect the company’s operations.

Mr Ernest Agbesi ,MD - GCB Bank Limited, delivering his address.

Business News

The GCB Commercial Bank  has disbursed GH¢20 million to 603 small and medium enterprises (SMEs) under its SME loan scheme established nine months ago. 

Hulisani Neswiswi — Is focused on carving a distinctive career path

Business News

When Hulisani was getting her industrial psychology degree at Wits University, she found an interesting way to fund her education. She started a soup business with two of her friends, shelling out soya dishes to students, just to get money to pay her fees. The business failed miserably.

Emotions facilitated the movement of the Ghana delegation under the auspices of South African Airways to the Rhumerie de Chamarel where the best of the drink, Rum, is distilled

Business News

There is one company on the island of Mauritius creating avenues for Ghanaian travel and tour agencies to thrive with the help of South African Airways. Charles Benoni Okine (GB) caught up with the Managing Director of Emotions, Mr David Collard (DC) to understand more about his business.

Here are 10 ways Facebook is making you want to permanently log out of the dating pool.

For many men hoping to attract a member of the opposite sex, slapping on a splash of aftershave can seem like the ideal way to help them smell more alluring.

Scientists have discovered that the very first cry of newborn babies carry the imprint of the way their mother speaks.

Amakye Dede performing at the event

Lifestyle

It was an occasion for the ruling National Democratic Congress to launch its campaign but for some of its supporters, it was a good opportunity to express their love for the white, red, green and black colours.

A good sense of humor makes you highly attractive.

Relationships

Almost every person has “sense of humour” high on the list of things they want in a partner. 

You and your boyfriend broke up, and it’s over. You’ve both yelled, cried and mourned the grand finale, but a weird aftermath left you wondering if the end was really the end.