Month: January 2021

  • Ghana’s COVID-19 death toll now 416; active cases hit 5,358

    Ghana’s COVID-19 death toll now 416; active cases hit 5,358

    Some eleven more persons have died from COVID-19 moving Ghana’s death from 405 to 416. President Akufo-Addo in his update to the nation on measures taken to fight coronavirus Sunday night disclosed that 64 persons have died from the virus as at Friday, January 29, 2021. Mr. Akufo-Addo noted that 172 patients are severely ill […]

  • Akufo-Addo reimposes ban on weddings, funerals, concerts as COVID cases increase

    Akufo-Addo reimposes ban on weddings, funerals, concerts as COVID cases increase

    President Akufo Addo has once again imposed a ban on weddings, funerals, concerts, theatrical performances, and parties until further notice following the increase in cases of COVID-19. He made the announcement during his 23rd address to the nation on measures being taken to stop the spread of the virus on Sunday evening. The President however […]

  • UW/R: 16 migrants busted at Babile for illegal entry into Ghana

    UW/R: 16 migrants busted at Babile for illegal entry into Ghana

    Vigilant Immigration officials and a Defence Intelligence official at the Babile inland post in the Lawra District of the Upper West Region acting on a tip-off have arrested sixteen ECOWAS nationals in two separate incidents, on 29th January 2021. The first set of six irregular migrants were seized around 0015HRS and comprised of three Malians […]

  • Inter-continental Online Conference to Discuss the Role of Peace Education

    Inter-continental Online Conference to Discuss the Role of Peace Education

    On January 24th, over 2,400 pre-registered attendees from 70 countries, including the Philippines, the U.S.A, Germany, South Africa, China, and South Korea, joined the online inter-continental peace conference to discuss the role of peace education. The conference was organized by a Korea-based international peace NGO, Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL) under the […]

  • Speaker confirms some MPs have contracted COVID-19

    Speaker confirms some MPs have contracted COVID-19

    Speaker of Parliament, Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin has threatened to name and shame Members of Parliament refusing to undergo Covid-19 testing. This follows a number of positive cases recorded in the lawmaking chamber. Speaking during the presentation of the business statement and also during statements from MP for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzato Ablakwa, MP for […]

  • Akufo-Addo appoints Rear Admiral Seth Amoama as new CDS

    Akufo-Addo appoints Rear Admiral Seth Amoama as new CDS

    President Akufo-Addo has appointed the Chief of Naval Staff, Rear Admiral Seth Amoama, to act as Chief of Defence Staff. A statement from the presidency Friday said the appointment takes effect “Friday, 5th February 2021, pending consultation with the yet-to-be-constituted Council of State”. The statement further noted: “This appointment has been made following the completion […]

  • South African military ends hijab ban

    South African military ends hijab ban

    South Africa’s military has changed its religious dress policy to allow Muslim women to wear hijabs with their military uniform, according to a rights organisation that had challenged the policy in court. The Legal Resources Centre said the changes followed discussions with the South Africa National Defence Force (SANDF). The centre has since filed a […]

  • Nollywood actor Ernest Asuzu dies at 37

    Nollywood actor Ernest Asuzu dies at 37

    Popular Nollywood actor, Ernest Asuzu, has died at the age of 37. His wife, Jennifer Asuzu confirmed the news to the media. His wife said the actor slumped on Tuesday evening and never woke up. The actor came down with a stroke in 2015 which affected his speech. He was also bedridden for three years. […]

  • Shatta Wale appoints Nana Dope as PRO

    Shatta Wale appoints Nana Dope as PRO

    Ghanaian musician Shatta Wale has named Nana Owusu Kojo Koranteng also known as Nana Dope as the Public Relations Officer for the Shatta Movement Records. In an official statement signed by the SM Boss, Nana Dope would be responsible for the release of information regarding Shatta Wale and the Shatta Movement to the general public. […]

  • No face mask: 70 convicted, Police to intensify stop & search operation – Police PRO

    No face mask: 70 convicted, Police to intensify stop & search operation – Police PRO

    Some seventy(70) persons have been convicted by the court for failing to wear a face mask in compliance with the COVID-19 safety protocols, the Ghana Police Service has disclosed. According to the police, some 237 were however acquitted by the court, while a bench warrant has been issued for two others who failed to appear […]