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Togbe Afede XIV, the fearless and uncompromising defender of people’s rights [Article]

Although it is not easy in our part of the world for leaders to speak truth to power because of some obvious reasons which include possible attacks and name-calling, one man has defied that odd by carving a niche for himself when it comes to saying things without minding whose ass is gored as far […]

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My catalogue of calamities: Here a former model describes the chaos of creating the Argos catalogue

Sitting on a fold-up striped chair next to an A-frame white tent, I looked lovingly at the set of red plastic plates at my side. Beside me, the male model who played my husband flashed his startlingly white teeth and waved at imaginary friends in the distance. This highly staged camping scene was my first […]

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Coronavirus UK: Workers at Newark dessert factory infected

A cluster of workers at one of the UK’s largest supermarket suppliers have been diagnosed with coronavirus – months after a boss told staff to avoid missing shifts during lockdown.  Staff at Bakkavor Desserts in Newark, Nottinghamshire, are at the centre of a Covid-19 flare up after around eight workers tested positive.  In April, Sean […]

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YouTube star Jake Paul’s LA home raided by FBI after big party

Heavily-armed FBI agents descended on YouTube star Jake Paul’s Los Angeles home on Wednesday where authorities were seen seizing multiple firearms.   Aerial footage of the raid, taken by ABC7, showed law enforcement officers walking out of the $6.9million Calabasas mansion with several weapons in hand, before loading them onto police vehicles as apparent evidence. Several […]

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Kobi Rana blasts Yvonne Nelson for saying Ghana’s entertainment industry is full of hate

Yvonnel-Nelson-nd-Kobi-Rana Award-winning Ghanaian actor and producer cum musician, Kobi Rana has lambasted actress and producer, Yvonne Nelson, after the latter expressed her deep-felt disappointment in the Ghanaian entertainment industry. The actress in a post on Twitter registered her displeasure at how the Ghanaian entertainment Industry is full of hate and jealousy. She therefore entreated industry players […]

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Nigeria Partially Opens Schools for Last-Year Exit Exams

School Bells are Ringing Again Back to class, for last-year Nigerian students as the Federal Ministry of Education declared the partial opening of secondary-schools across the country from August 4th. The decision comes after a 5-month suspension in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and all schools are to adhere to strict sanitary regulations. Abigail […]

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New assembly members to undergo two-day orientation, training

About 9,000 newly appointed and elected members of Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) are set to partake in a two-day orientation and training programme organised by the Local Government and Rural Development Ministry in partnership with the Institute of Local Government Studies. “The training will focus on improving the knowledge and understanding of the […]

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Instagram model slams foul-mouthed man who accosted her for failing to cover her face on the Tube

An Instagram model who filmed a man aggressively accosting her for going without a face mask on the Tube has claimed that he was the one not being conscious of coronavirus.  The 22-year-old, who goes by Duana W and boasts 11,000 followers, filmed a man confronting her in a foul-mouthed tirade on the platform at […]

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Voter registration: EC to hold mop-up exercise from August 8 – 9

Eligible Ghanaians who could not participate in the mass voter registration exercise have been given another opportunity to do so at the district offices of the Electoral Commission (EC). The commission has added two more days for the registration of prospective voters on Saturday 8th August and Sunday 9th August, 2020. The electoral management body […]

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DIONS Entrepreneurship Ecosystem begins registration for free training on E-Commerce entrepreneurship

DIONS Entrepreneurship Ecosystem has commenced enrollment to groom and empower 1,600 young E-E-Commerce entrepreneurs across the 16 regions of Ghana for its 2020/2021 cohort. Hundred qualified individuals will be selected each month for the next 16 months starting from September 1, 2020 to December 2021. The fellowship will offer practical support including equity funding to […]

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DIONS Entrepreneurship Ecosystem begins registration for free training on entrepreneurship

DIONS Entrepreneurship Ecosystem has commenced enrollment to groom and empower 1,600 young entrepreneurs across the 16 regions of Ghana for its 2020/2021 cohort. Hundred qualified individuals will be selected each month for the next 16 months starting from September 1, 2020 to December 2021. The fellowship will offer practical support including equity funding to equip […]

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Andrew Cuomo begs people to return to New York to save city

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is begging wealthy New Yorkers to return to the city to save it from economic ruin while fighting off calls from other lawmakers to raise their taxes, a move he fears could permanently drive the top 1 percent out of the city.  Thousands of New York City residents fled Manhattan and Brooklyn […]

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You’re acting childish, learn some sense from your sugar daddies – Mzbel shades Tracey Boakye

– Advertisement – Mzbel has fired back at Tracey Boakye after she went live on social media to throw heavy shade at her. Mzbel and Tracey Boakye are currently involved in a social media banter as both celebrities are keen on exposing each other regardless. Tracey Boakye prior to going live on social media yesterday […]

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EC inaugurates adjudication committee for suspected double registration cases

The Electoral Commission (EC) has inaugurated an Adjudication Committee to manually determine cases of duplicated voter registrations. The 16-member committee chaired by Deputy EC boss responsible for Operations, Samuel Tettey, is made up of political party representatives, civil society groups and IT personnel of the commission. It has been tasked with manually reconciling cases where […]

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Britain records 892 more coronavirus cases and 65 deaths

Britain’s coronavirus outbreak is still growing as officials recorded another 892 cases today — causing the average daily number of infections to shoot up again. Department of Health bosses say 820 Britons are now being struck down with the life-threatening virus every day, on average. The rate has been rising since dropping to a four-month […]

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Golden retriever tries to fetch a ball but is scared of the ocean

This is the comical moment a golden retriever desperately tries to fetch his ball from the shore despite his fears of the sea.  Footage captured by owner Allissa Crea, 32, from New York, shows her pet Hudson, who was on his first-ever outing to the beach, try to pluck up the courage to retrieve his […]

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UniBank collapse: Ignore Ken Agyepong’s mischievous claims – Duffuor

Solicitors for former Finance Minister, Dr Kwabena Duffuor, have cautioned the media over ill-informed claims by the Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong, over the fall outs from the UniBank collapse. In a statement, Hales Solicitors, acting on behalf of the former Governor of the Central Bank described the claims being made by […]

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Lagos Bridge Construction Spells Traffic Nightmare

What’s the Hold-Up? Outrageous traffic jams during rush hour, are nothing new in Lagos — an economic epicentre, home to 20 million inhabitants and fashion capital in the West African giant known as Nigeria. Commuting has become an even worse nightmare, as, after a period of somewhat lighter traffic in light of the COVID-19 containment […]

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Bawumia to open Conference to determine smart policies on Thursday

Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, will on Thursday, August 6, 2020, open a multi-day conference in Accra which eminent economists from Ghana and abroad are going to prioritise the smartest solutions to the country’s challenges. The conference is organised by the Ghana Priorities project, a collaboration between the National Development Planning Commission (NDPC) and the […]

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At least 100 killed and 300,000 displaced by Beirut blast

An injured person sits by a restaurant on August 5. Patrick Baz/AFP/Getty Images Every single business in Beirut has been affected by yesterday’s deadly blast, Lebanon’s Economy Minister Raoul Nehme said. “There is not one apartment in Beirut that wasn’t impacted, not one businesses that wasn’t impacted – whether the storefront of the goods” he […]

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COCOBOD imports weighing scales to stop LBCs from cheating cocoa farmers

The Ghana COCOBOD says it is importing electronic weighing scales for Cocoa License Buying companies to prevent the tampering of machines by Licensed Buying Companies to cheat cocoa farmers. The decision was arrived at after COCOBOD in collaboration with the Ghana Standards Authority followed up on a Joy News report on how some Licensed Buying […]

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Second wave strikes Europe: Spain reintroduces lockdown, Greece sees a worrying rise in cases

A second wave of coronavirus has struck Europe as Spain reimposes lockdowns, cases spike in Greece and French officials warn they could lose control at any moment. The head of Germany’s doctors’ union has said that the country is already in the midst of its second wave because people had flouted social distancing rules. France’s […]

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Priestess remanded into police custody over Kafaba lynching

The 40-year-old priestess, Sherina Mohammed, who is alleged to have masterminded the lynching of 90-year-old Akua Denteh at Kafaba in the Savannah Region has been remanded into police custody. She is expected to reappear in court on 20th August 2020. Her arrest on Monday night brings to seven, the total number of people in police […]

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How American police gear up to respond to protests

As the United States continues to see widespread protests, images of unrest and accounts of violence against demonstrators have prompted outrage and more than a few questions. Body armor. Rubber bullets. Pepper spray. What equipment do police officers need during a demonstration? The list is long and the price tags can be astronomical. Here’s a […]

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Caroline Flack’s final message revealed as inquest resumes

Caroline Flack wrote a tearful final message hoping that she and her boyfriend would ‘find harmony’, her inquest heard today, as the star’s mother blasted the Crown Prosecution Service for pursuing a ‘show trial’ of her daughter.   The 40-year-old former Love Island and X Factor presenter was found hanged at her home in Stoke Newington, north-east […]

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Boko Haram Terrifies Refugees in Cameroun

A Terrifying Weekend Just under 2000 people poured into Mozongo, panic-stricken and desperately fleeing for their lives from a refugee camp housing 800 internally displaced people in the village of Nguetchewe in Cameroon’s far north region. The area, already one of the poorest in the world, has seen a significant increase in violent incidents in […]

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Caroline Flack’s inquest resumes today six months after star’s tragic death

Caroline Flack wrote a tearful final message hoping that she and her boyfriend would ‘find harmony’, her inquest heard today, as the star’s mother blasted the Crown Prosecution Service for pursuing a ‘show trial’ of her daughter.   The 40-year-old former Love Island and X Factor presenter was found hanged at her home in Stoke Newington, north-east […]

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