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GLA lunches electronic library reading competition in Eastern Region

The Eastern Regional Secretariat of Ghana Library Authority(GLA) has launch a virtual reading competition known as Virtual Six Books Challenge. ...
Professor Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang

Rampant crime is causing panic – Professor Opoku-Agyemang

Election 2020 Vice Presidential Aspirant of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Professor Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang, says rampant crime in the country, is causing panic amongst...
Cheetah FC

Cheetah FC signs a new player to beef up squad

Ghana’s Division Two club, Cheetah FC has signed defender Abdulai Slimba on a three-year deal to beef up their squad ahead of the 2020/2021...

Policeman crushed under falling cargo truck

A 42-year-old policeman who was trapped under a falling DAF cargo truck on the Kintampo-Tamale road, has died while receiving treatment. Sergeant Solomon Amuure...

Ghanaians should own local government projects

Mrs Lucile Harriet Annan, Greater Accra Regional Director, National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), has urged Ghanaians to own government projects in their localities. Mrs...
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Supporters scramble to defend Trump’s handling of coronavirus pandemic on RNC opening night

The opening night of the 2020 Republican National Convention (RNC) on Monday saw Republicans scrambling to defend U.S. President Donald Trump's handling of the...
Novak Djokovic

Djokovic, Serena advance at Western & Southern Open

World number one Novak Djokovic of Serbia battled through neck pain to advance into the ATP/WTA Western & Southern Open third round with a...
Rain storms

Tropical Storm Marco continues to weaken as Laura approaching Gulf Coast

All tropical storm warnings for the Gulf Coast have been discontinued as Tropical Storm Marco continued to weaken Monday afternoon, while Tropical Storm Laura...

Timeline of Washington’s TikTok ban

Video-sharing social networking company TikTok on Monday filed a lawsuit against U.S. President Donald Trump's administration over an executive order banning any U.S. transactions...
Usain Bolt

Usain Bolt tests positive for coronavirus

Multiple time world and Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt has tested positive for the coronavirus, it was reported on Monday. Jamaica's health...

ECOWAS and Mali’s military junta reach no consensus on power transition

The mediation delegation of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and Mali's military junta failed to reach a consensus on the issue...
A man sits outside the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Secretariat office in Accra, capital of Ghana, August 17, 2020. Ghanaian President on Monday handed over the edifice housing the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) secretariat to the African Union (AU) for the commencement of work. (Ghana Presidency/Handout via Xinhua)

AfCFTA needs dedicated fund, strong leadership to succeed

A dedicated pool of funds and effective leadership by some larger economies are needed for a successful implementation of the African Continental Free Trade...

Zoom outage affects remote schooling and work

Zoom's video chat services suffered a mass outage on Monday, resulting in a disruption of schooling and work for many who are dependent on...

Cuban firefighters battle blazes in wake of tropical storm Laura

Specialized forces of the Cuban Fire Brigade were working on Monday to put out major blazes at two buildings in eastern Santiago de Cuba...
CULVER CITY (U.S.), Aug. 23, 2020 (Xinhua) -- Photo taken on Aug. 21, 2020 shows a logo of the video-sharing social networking company TikTok's Los Angeles Office in Culver City, Los Angeles County, the United States. TikTok confirmed Saturday that it will file a lawsuit against the Trump administration over an executive order banning any U.S. transactions with its parent company ByteDance. (Xinhua)

Update: TikTok files lawsuit against Trump administration’s executive order

by Huang Heng, Julia Pierrepont III Video-sharing social networking company TikTok on Monday filed a lawsuit against U.S. President Donald Trump's administration...
Brazilian retired football player Ronaldinho arrives at a hotel in Asuncion where he and his brother will serve house arrest after a judge ordered their release from jail on April 7, 2020. - A judge in Paraguay ordered the release of Ronaldinho and his brother Roberto Assis into house arrest after the siblings spent almost exactly a month in jail awaiting trial on charges of using false passports to enter Paraguay. Lawyers for the men posted bail of $1.6 million. (Photo by Norberto DUARTE / AFP)

Ronaldinho released from house arrest

Ronaldinho was released from house arrest in Paraguay on Monday after nearly six months in custody for using a fake passport. A...
Ceo Forestry

Lands Minister swears in new CEO of Forestry Commission

The Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, Mr Kwaku Asomah-Cheremeh, on Monday swore Mr John Allotey into office as the new Chief Executive Officer...
Covid Positive

COVID-19: Ghana records 117 new cases

Ghana has recorded 117 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the cumulative total of confirmed cases to 43,622, out of which 41,695 have recovered with...
A wide view of members of the Security Council during a meeting on January 6. (Courtesy)

International efforts should follow UN Charter, address root causes of terrorism – Geng Shuang

International counter-terrorism efforts should follow the purposes and principles of the UN Charter and should address the root causes of terrorism, said a Chinese...
Roads Asphalt

Monitor contractors for quality project delivery – NGO

Mr Elimelec Osei-Bempong, a Project Officer of SMAid International, a non-governmental organisation (NGO), has implored the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) to constantly...
National House Of Chiefs

Harmful traditional practices must be abolish – FIDA-Ghana

The International Federation of Women Lawyers -Ghana, (FIDA-Ghana), on Monday appealed to the National House of Chiefs to initiate a national exercise leading to...
School Feeding

Government rolls out feeding of JHS final year students

The Government on Monday rolled out the ‘One hot meal a day’ initiative across about 17,440 schools nationwide to enable the students and...
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Free hot meal a day for JHS students begins

Government’s initiative to provide final year Junior High School(JHS) students, teachers and staff with one hot meal a day started on Monday with some...

COVID-19: African Development Bank Annual Meetings go virtual

For the first time in the history of the African Development Bank, its Annual Meetings will be held virtually to comply with the COVID-19...
Dr Yaw Baah

National Development Forum slated for August 26

The National Development Planning Commission’s 12th National Development Forum (NDF) is slated for Wednesday, August 26, in Accra. Dr Yaw Baah, the Secretary-General of the...
War Veteran Joseph Hammond

State honours war veteran Joseph Hammond

Ghana on Monday promoted war veteran and ex-serviceman, Private Joseph Ashitey Hammond, to the rank of Warrant Officer Class One (WO1), for his patriotic...
Schools Closed

Ireland gears up for reopening schools amid rising COVID-19 cases

by Zhang Qi The Irish government on Monday issued multi-lingual advice for parents of primary and secondary school students as part of...

2020 elections: Asawase NPP and NDC sign MOU to commit to peace

The governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Asawase Constituency have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to...

NCCE organizes Social Auditing engagement at Ashaiman

The Ashaiman Municipal office of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), with support from European Union has organized a social auditing engagement at...

COVID-19 alters sporting preferences of Tamale residents

The emergence of COVID-19 has changed physical activity preferences of some residents in the Tamale Metropolis as those, who previously joined groups for exercise...