Year: 2020

Abena News

Don’t bury Rawlings so long as we remain in opposition – UE-NDC

The late former President Jerry John Rawlings must not be buried until the party he founded, the National Democratic Congress (NDC), comes to power again, the Upper East Regional Secretary of the biggest opposition party, Mr Donatus Akamugri has said. At a vigil in honour of the late military leader in Bolgatanga, Mr Akamugri said: […]

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Abena News

Afoko not dead – Lawyer

Mr Gregory Afoko, who is standing trial for the alleged murder of the Upper East Regional Chairman of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mr Adam Mahama, in 2015, is not dead, his lawyer Nana Yaw Osei has said. He told Abusua FM that contrary to social media rumours that his client has passed, he […]

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Abena News

Social media users berate Acheampong’s daughter over comments on Rawlings’s death

A section of Ghanaians on social media have rebuked Nana Serwaa Acheampong, the daughter of late former president of Ghana, General Ignatius Kutu Acheampong over her ‘insensitive’ comments on the death of President Jerry John Rawlings. Nana Serwaa in a statement released on Thursday after news of the death of former president Rawlings hit social media said among […]

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Abena News

J.J. belongs to us but ‘opponent’ Akufo-Addo ‘hijacking’ his funeral – Asiedu Nketia cries; hints at NDC’s own funeral

President Nana Akufo-Addo is doing everything to “hijack” the funeral of the late former President Jerry John Rawlings, General Secretary of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has said. Mr Rawlings died on Thursday, 12 November 2020 at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital while on admission. After officially announcing Mr Rawlings’ funeral to the […]

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International News

Joe Biden picks Ron Klain as White House chief of staff

US President-elect Joe Biden has picked veteran political operative Ron Klain to be White House chief of staff. Mr Klain has served as a top aide to Mr Biden since the 1980s in the Senate and later when he was vice-president. The ultimate Washington insider, Mr Klain was also a senior White House aide to […]

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Sports

Ozil picks side in Aubameyang vs Kroos spat

The former Germany international has offered his support to his current club colleague, rather than a man he earned World Cup glory alongside Mesut Ozil has picked his side in the celebration spat that has been sparked between Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Toni Kroos, with the Arsenal outcast favouring his current club colleague. A surprising war of words has […]

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Abena News

PPP sympathises with Rawlings’ family

The Progressive People’s Party (PPP) is the latest to release a statement to mourn former President Jerry John Rawlings.  The statement said: “We have learned, with great sadness, of the untimely death of H. E. Jerry John Rawlings, Ghana’s longest-serving President. “We fondly remember former President Rawlings as a legendary revolutionary leader, a nationalist, disciplinarian, […]

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Abena News

Parliament, First Lady, US Embassy, others mourn Rawlings

President Akufo-Addo has said even though he and the late former President Jerry John Rawlings had their differences in terms of a tempestuous past, they came to see value in each other at the tail end of their relationship. The President said this when he addressed the family of the late former President at the […]

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Abena News

My dad has a wicked sense of humour’ – Zanetor’s fond memories of Rawlings

Dr. Zanetor Agyeman-Rawlings, the first daughter of the late former President Jerry John Rawlings says, “My dad had quite a wicked sense of humour. He just loved to pull pranks on people.” In a video she recorded on Father’s Day, the Klottey Korle MP explained that growing up, they only saw their father mostly on […]

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Abena News

Mahama suspends campaign to mourn Rawlings

The presidential candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr John Dramani Mahama, has suspended his six-day campaign tour of the Ashanti Region with immediate effect following news of the passing of former President Jerry John Rawlings. A statement from the Mahama 2020 campaign team described Mr Rawlings as an “iconic” figure.https://www.facebook.com/plugins/post.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2FJDMahama%2Fposts%2F3846652378679223&show_text=true&width=552&height=186&appId Mr Rawlings was […]

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