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National Democratic Congress (NDC)

NDC National Chairman commends Party and Parliament

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Mr Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, the National Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), has commended the Party and Parliament for their determination and courage...
President Donald Trump

Trump condemns violence at U.S. Capitol and ready for power transfer

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Outgoing U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday condemned violence that ravaged the Capitol a day earlier, while vowing to ensure an orderly transition of...
A general view of the Blue Nile river as it passes through the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), near Guba in Ethiopia, on December 26, 2019. - The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, a 145-metre-high, 1.8-kilometre-long concrete colossus is set to become the largest hydropower plant in Africa. (AFP)

Sudan expresses concern over second phase filling of Nile dam

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Sudan on Thursday said it is concerned with Ethiopia's announcement of intention to carry on with the second phase of filling the Grand Ethiopian...
Ryanair

Ryanair cuts full year traffic forecast to below 30 million

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Europe's largest budget airline Ryanair said on Thursday it has cut its full year traffic forecast for the fiscal year 2021 from below 35...
Hibiscus Tea

Kenya mulls import duty on tea to promote local processing

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Kenya is planning to introduce 100 percent import duty on finished tea products in order to promote local processing of domestic tea, a senior...
Sugar Cane Worker South Africa

South African sugarcane industry faces sustainability challenges

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The South African Canegrowers Association on Thursday said they are facing stiff competition from imported sugar and called on compatriots to purchase home-grown ones. ...
court

Judges in Uganda prepare for election petitions after Jan. 14 polls

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Judges of the High Court in Uganda on Thursday started a three-day symposium here geared at preparing them on the management of election petitions...
Nigerian traders

Sudanese FM vows closer trade ties with South Sudan

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Visiting Sudan's foreign minister Omer Gamar-Eldin Ismail said on Thursday his country is ready to work with South Sudan to improve trade relations...
UN Security Council

Kenya vows to advance four-point agenda at UN Security Council

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Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said his government will advance a four-point agenda as it takes up a non-permanent seat at the United Nations Security...
condoms

Distribution of unsafe condoms stir rile in Zambia

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Revelations of a Zambia government agency distributing condoms and gloves to the public that did not meet the required standards has stirred consternation among...
Mr Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin

National Dean of Presiding Members praises Bagbin’s first officiation as Speaker

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The National Dean of Presiding Members of Ghana,Mr Joseph Korto, has praised the maiden performance of the Speaker of the 8th Parliament of the...
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo

President Akufo-Addo congratulates Speaker Bagbin

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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, at his inauguration for a second term on Tuesday, congratulated Mr Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin on his election and...
Africa Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC)

Africa’s confirmed COVID-19 cases pass 2.91 million – Africa CDC

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The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the African continent reached 2,914,668 as of Thursday, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa...
Mokgweetsi Masisi

Botswana president meets with Chinese FM on bilateral ties

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Botswana President Mokgweetsi Masisi met with visiting Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Thursday on bilateral ties. Wang said...
Confederation Of African Football Caf

African Nations Championship to go ahead despite COVID-19 concerns

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Despite continuing concern over COVID-19 pandemic in most African countries, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) said on Thursday that the rescheduled 2020 African...
accident

22 killed in two road accidents in central Nigeria

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At least 22 people were killed in two road accidents in a central state of Nigeria on Wednesday, a local official said. ...
Oil tanker

Oil tanker explodes in Nigeria’s economic hub

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A tanker conveying petroleum product on Thursday morning rolled over and burst into flames on the Oshodi-Apapa expressway in Lagos, Nigeria's economic hub causing...
Alban Bagbin

Ghana elects Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin as speaker of legislature

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Ghana's legislative house elected Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin, a former member of parliament for the Nadowli-Kaleo constituency, early Thursday as the new speaker. ...

Election of Speaker and Deputies is a plus for Ghana’s democracy – IMANI

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Mr Franklin Cudjoe, the Founding President and Chief Executive Officer of IMANI Africa, has described the election of the Speaker of Parliament and his...
Alban Bagbin

People of Wa hail Bagbin’s election as Speaker of Parliament

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Some residents of Wa including; market women have hailed the election of Mr Alban Sumana Bagbin, as Speaker of the 8th Parliament of the...
Offshore Gas Terminal

Boost for Africa’s first offshore gas terminal

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A floating regasification unit (FRU) that will allow Ghanaian customers to access Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) in the first quarter of 2021 is expected...
Parliament

Democracy has won – CSOs

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Mrs Josephine Amoh, the Executive Director of the Concern Mothers Movement says the happenings in Ghana's legislature will only advance the development of the...
Mr Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin

National Dean of Presiding Members praises Bagbin’s first officiation as Speaker

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The National Dean of Presiding Members of Ghana,Mr Joseph Korto, has praised the maiden performance of the Speaker of the 8th Parliament of the...
Nana Addo

Akufo-Addo sworn in for second term as Ghana’s president

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Ghanaian President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo was sworn into office on Thursday to commence his second and final term. Kwasi Anin Yeboah,...
Nana Addo

List of international dignitaries at President Akufo-Addo’s inauguration

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Dignitaries from more than 40 countries on Thursday graced the historic inauguration of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo at Parliament House in Accra. Mr Alban...
Parliament

Residents of Sekondi Takoradi Metropolis express mix feeling with happenings in Parliament

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Some residents within the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis have expressed their ultimate dissatisfaction and dismay at the behaviour of some legislators during the balloting for the...
Java volcano

Volcano belches hot gas, debris on Indonesia’s Java island

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dpa/GNA - The Mount Merapi volcano on Indonesia's Java island spewed hot gas and volcanic debris down its slopes on Thursday, the country's...
vulva sculpture

In Brazil, vulva sculpture criticized by Bolsonaro supporters

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dpa/GNA - A large art sculpture shaped like a vulva, located in the northeastern state of Pernambuco, has triggered fierce reactions across Brazil. Alongside...
e-scooters in Germany

Seven deaths and hundreds of injuries linked to e-scooters in Germany

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dpa/GNA - E-scooters, which have become ubiquitous in many German cities since their roll-out in mid-2019, were involved in 1,570 accidents in the...
airstrike

Airstrike kills five civilians in southern Afghanistan

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dpa/GNA – Five civilians, including a child, were killed in an airstrike in Afghanistan’s southern province of Helmand, local officials said on Thursday. At...