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Otumfuo withdraws reps from Ashanti assemblies

Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II has withdrawn all his representatives from the various district assemblies in the Ashanti Region. Bantamahene Baffour Owusu Amankwatia, who made the revelation, said a circular announcing the Asante monarch’s decision has already been sent. He said the traditional council feels sidelined in the local governance process by the central government. […]

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Local News

Ghana, U.S partner to build resilient security, justice institutions

The United States and Ghana continue bilateral efforts in the areas of border, maritime, police peacekeeping, cybersecurity, and the administration of justice to build capable and resilient security and justice sector institutions.  Three high-level officials – U.S. Department of State Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs Kirsten Madison, the […]

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International News

No other option but to step back, says Harry

The Duke of Sussex has said he is “taking a leap of faith” in stepping back from being a senior royal, saying “there really was no other option”. Speaking at an event on Sunday evening, Prince Harry said he and Meghan had hoped to continue serving the Queen, but without public funding. Unfortunately, that wasn’t […]

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International News

Boris Johnson, African leaders urge investors to accelerate economic role on continent

UK companies must leap at the chance to deepen economic ties with Africa, a continent with unmatched investment opportunities, several African leaders said at a high-level panel. At an oversubscribed opening ceremony for the 2020 UK-Africa Investment Summit, Monday, attended by dignitaries and delegates from 16 African countries, including President El Sisi of Egypt, British […]

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International News

China coronavirus: Death toll rises as more cities shut down

China has widened a lockdown in Hubei province – the centre of the coronavirus outbreak – as the death toll climbed to 25. At least 10 cities in the central Chinese province, which has a population of 20 million, have travel restrictions in force. On Thursday, a coronavirus patient died in nearby Hebei province – […]

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Politics

“Govt’s prog. for economic recovery successful” – Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said the programme of economic recovery that his government put in place some three years ago, upon his assumption of office, has been significantly successful. According to President Akufo-Addo, the programme has “addressed the key phenomena that needed to be addressed, like the rate of growth of the economy, […]

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Abena News

Opuni trial: Not a single farmer ever complained about Lithovit – Prosecution witness

The ongoing trial of former Ghana Cocoa Board CEO, Dr Stephen Kwabena Opuni and businessman Seidu Agongo keeps getting interesting by the day. Contrary to his own claims that the lithovit foliar fertiliser purchased by COCOBOD in the 2013/14 crop year did not improve crop yield, the state’s third prosecution witness, Dr Yaw Adu-Ampomah, admitted […]

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Politics

Akufo-Addo presents 100 buses to STC Coaches Limited

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Tuesday, 27 October 2020, presented one hundred (100) buses to the Intercity STC Coaches Ltd, the largest supply of buses to the company since its establishment. Presenting the buses to the company, President Akufo-Addo stated that the presentation of the buses demonstrates Government’s commitment to revamping the operations of […]

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Abena News

Akufo-Addo condemns Odododiodio clashes, calls for peace

President Nana Akufo-Addo, on Tuesday, 27 October 2020, condemned last weekend’s violent clashes between supporters of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC). At a mini-rally at Odododiodio, as part of his tour of the Greater Accra Region., Mr Akufo-Addo said: “We want peace in Accra in the […]

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Abena News

Asawase MP, NDC supporters storm police station, chant for release of 10 colleagues arrested by anti-robbery squad

Some members of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Asawase constituency of the Ashanti region have besieged the regional police headquarters over the arrest of 10 of their members. Clad in party t-shirts, the NDC members are demanding the immediate release of their colleagues. The NDC activists were arrested by the anti-robbery squad […]

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Abena News

Samson Lardy Anyenini is GJA Journalist of the Year

Mr Samson Lardy Anyenini is Journalist of the Year 2019. The award was conferred on him at the 25th Ghana Journalists’ Association (GJA) Awards. The lawyer, who works with Multimedia and hosts Joy FM’s Newsfile programme, was recognised for his work in promoting democracy and peace-building. Read the full list of award winners below: Journalist […]

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Abena News

Rawlings’ son Kimathi appears at grandmother’s funeral to pay his last respect

Kimathi Rawlings, son of Former President Jerry John Rawlings appears to have stoked conversation on social media platforms with respect to the striking resemblance he bears to his father. A photograph of the young man and his sisters at the final funeral rites of their grandmother Victoria Agbotui has been in circulation with many expressing how smart […]

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International News

Sahel terrorism a threat to Ghana, tighten security up north – Ibn Chambas

The activities of terrorists in the Sahel region pose a security threat to Ghana especially as the country approaches the elections on December 7, Dr Mohamed Ibn Chambas, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel, has sad. He has, therefore, called on authorities in Ghana […]

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International News

Presidential debate: Trump and Biden row over COVID, climate and racism

US President Donald Trump and his White House challenger Joe Biden clashed over Covid and race while trading corruption charges, in their final live TV debate. On the pandemic, Mr Biden would not rule out more lockdowns, while Mr Trump insisted it was time to reopen the US. Mr Trump cited unsubstantiated claims Mr Biden […]

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Abena News

#EndSARS: Don’t use violence – Rawlings condemns bloodshed

Former President Jerry John Rawlings of Ghana has called on “all conscientious citizens of Africa” to condemn the bloodshed in Nigeria. Mr Rawlings also urged the parties in the ongoing protests against police brutality “to move toward non-violent engagement” to reach a resolution. “My heart goes out to #Nigeria and #Nigerians and I encourage all […]

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Abena News

NPP will lose the Navrongo Central seat – Ben Ephson

Ghanaian Pollster Ben Ephson says the deep-seated cracks within New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Navrongo Central Constituency leaves no chance for the Upper East regional Minister to retain the seat. According to him, the disunity in the NPP in the Constituency as a result of the Parliamentary Primaries will be difficult to resolve and will have […]

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International News

New Zealand election: Jacinda Ardern’s Labour Party scores landslide win

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has won a landslide victory in the country’s general election. With most ballots tallied, Ms Ardern’s centre-left Labour Party has won 49% of the vote and she is projected to win a rare outright parliamentary majority. The opposition centre-right National Party, currently on 27%, has admitted defeat in Saturday’s […]

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