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Chief Executive Officer for the Accra Metropolitan Assembly, Mr. Mohammed Adjei Sowah

No trader will be displaced – AMA Chief Executive

Mr Mohammed Adjei Sowah, the Accra Metropolitan Chief Executive, has assured traders at Opera Square that...
Mohammed Adams Sukparu

Sissala West MP seeks urgent answers to road and health issues

Mr Mohammed Adams Sukparu, the Member of Parliament (MP) for Sissala West Constituency, wants the Ministers of Roads and Highways, and Health to explain...
outboard motors

Chief Fishermen should be in charge of outboard motors – Ada Fishermen

Fishermen at Ada Foah in the Ada East District of the Greater Accra Region on Monday called on the government to use Chief Fishermen...
April Fools Day

“April Fool’s Day”

“April Fool’s Day,” is a day set aside annually when people prank on their friends, families and neighbours for fun. The Day is marked...
Achimota Senior High School

Rasta students: Achimota did no wrong – Prof. Oduro

Professor George K. T. Oduro, a former Pro Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cape Coast, says management of Achimota Senior High School did not...
Workshop GIABA

ECOWAS and GIABA engage real estate operators on money laundering

Dr Freda Akosua Prempeh, the Minister of State for Works and Housing, has called for a well-coordinated stakeholder engagement in the real estate sector...
Mr Emmanuel Holortu

Domestic violence affects more women in rural areas – Police

The Northern Regional Coordinator of the Domestic Violence and Victims Support Unit(DOVVSU), Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), Mr Emmanuel Holortu, has disclosed that Women...
jail bars

Mason jailed 20 days for aiding Nigerian to acquire Ghanaian passport

The Kaneshie District Court has sentenced a 28-year-old mason to 20 days imprisonment for aiding a Nigerian to acquire a Ghanaian passport. Joseph Awuah, would...
Dr Stephen Opuni

Opuni, others opt to file submission of no case

Dr Stephen Opuni, a former Chief Executive Officer, Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD), and two others have opted to file a submission of no case...

Hungary trade surplus increases more than estimated

dpa-AFX/GNA - Hungary's trade surplus increased more than initially estimated in January, final data from the Hungarian Central Statistical Office showed on...

Ireland retail sales accelerate in February

dpa-AFX/GNA - Ireland's retail sales rose in February after falling in the previous month, figures from the Central Statistics Office showed on Monday. The...
United Airlines Boeing Dreamliner

United to return to New York’s JFK with coast-to-coast Flights

dpa-AFX/GNA - United Airlines announced Monday that it is returning to John F Kennedy Airport (JFK), now operating direct service to the airline's...
Photo taken on March 7, 2021 shows a container terminal of Lianyungang Port, east China's Jiangsu Province. (Photo by Wang Jianmin/People's Daily Online)

Malaysia’s exports spike on the back of pandemic-related demand

dpa/GNA - Malaysia's exports grew by 17.6 per cent year-on-year in February, due to continuing demand driven by the coronavirus pandemic and associated restrictions. Electrical...

Austria’s manufacturing sector growth gathers momentum

dpa-AFX/GNA - Austria's manufacturing sector upturn gathered momentum in March, survey results from IHS Markit showed on Monday. The UniCredit Bank Austria Manufacturing Purchasing Managers'...
Wpid Money Growth

Vietnam’s first-quarter economic growth reaches 4.5 percent

dpa/GNA - Vietnam's gross domestic product (GDP) grew by 4.48 per cent in the first quarter of 2021 compared with the same period...
29 March 2021, United Kingdom, London: UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson reacts during a press conference on COVID-19 pandemic from the new Downing Street Briefing Room. Photo: Hollie Adams/PA Wire/dpa

England eases Covid-19 contact restrictions and allows sports to resume

dpa/GNA - England has further eased its coronavirus contact restrictions to allow for larger outdoor meet-ups and team sports. As part of Prime Minister...
Sinovac vaccine

As cases surge, Philippines ramps up vaccine drive courtesy of China

dpa/GNA - The Philippines expects to ramp up its vaccination drive with the arrival Monday of the first batch of government-purchased doses as...

Vatican punishes two bishops for negligence in combatting sex abuse

dpa/GNA - The Vatican has punished two Polish bishops for negligence in combatting sex abuse against minors within their dioceses, twin statements from...
African Union headquarters

Johnson & Johnson to supply up to 400 million doses of vaccine to Africa

dpa-AFX/GNA - US drug maker Johnson & Johnson announced its agreement to provide up to 400 million doses of its single-shot Covid-19...
Protesters clash with security forces during a protest against the military coup and the detention of civilian leaders in Myanmar. Photo: Aung Kyaw Htet/SOPA Images via ZUMA Wire/dpa

Thailand braces for influx of Myanmar refugees following crackdown

dpa/GNA - Thailand is preparing for a surge in refugees from neighbouring Myanmar, where a brutal military crackdown has resulted in the deaths...
Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani

Watchdog urges Qatar to end ‘discriminatory’ male guardianship rules

dpa/GNA - Qatar's male guardianship rules are limiting women's ability to make key decisions on basic rights, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on...
29 March 2021, Indonesia, Indramayu: Smokes cover the sky after a fire in an oil refinery in Indonesia's West Java province. The fire broke out just after midnight during a thunderstorm, injuring 20 people and prompting the evacuation of nearly 1,000 residents. Photo: Donal Husni/ZUMA Wire/dpa

Huge fire engulfs Indonesian oil refinery, 20 injured

dpa/GNA - A fire broke out at an oil refinery in Indonesia's West Java province on Monday, injuring 20 people and prompting the...

Indonesian police: Weekend church suicide bombers were married couple

dpa/GNA - The people who carried out a suicide attack outside a church in Indonesia's South Sulawesi province at the weekend were a...
Photo taken on April 10, 2015 shows a general view of the Kabul city in Kabul, Afghanistan. (Xinhua/Ahmad Massoud)

Afghans horrified after attacks leave pregnant women dead

dpa/GNA – The deaths of two pregnant women in separate attacks in two Afghan provinces prompted many Afghans and human rights activists to...
FILED - The logo of the human rights organization Amnesty International is pictured in Berlin. Photo: Sebastian Kahnert/dpa

UN rights investigator Agnes Callamard new head of Amnesty

dpa/GNA - United Nations rights investigator Agnes Callamard has been appointed the new chief of Amnesty International. Callamard will be secretary general of the...

Kwahu Praso Rural Bank commissions two boreholes

The Kwahu Praso Rural Bank Limited has provided two mechanized boreholes for the people of Kwahu Praso in the Kwahu South Municipality of Eastern...
Prime Minister Scott Morrison addresses the media at a press conference at Parliament House in Canberra, Monday, March 29, 2021. (AAP Image/Mick Tsikas) NO ARCHIVING

Australian premier reshuffles cabinet after series of scandals

dpa/GNA - Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced a cabinet reshuffle on Monday after a series of scandals that have dented his approval...

US sanctions may force civilian nuclear power plant offline – Iran

dpa/GNA - US banking restrictions could force Iran to shut down operations at the Bushehr civilian nuclear power plant, a top energy officials...
27 March 2021, Egypt, Suez: A general view of "Ever Given", a container ship operated by the Evergreen Marine Corporation which is currently stuck in the Suez canal, during a tugging attempt to re-float it. The state-run Suez Canal Authority (SCA) announced that nearly 17,000 cubic meters of sand have been dredged around the ship after navigation through the Suez Canal has been temporarily suspended until the full refloating of the Panamanian massive cargo vessel which ran aground on Tuesday in the southern end of the Suez Canal and blocked the traffic in both directions. The ship turned sideways in the Canal, while on the route from China to Rotterdam, due to reduced visibility that resulted from a dust storm hitting the area, according to SCA. Photo: Fadell Dawod/dpa

Dutch salvage firm says more work to be done on Suez container ship

dpa/GNA - A Dutch salvage company that has been brought in to dislodge the large container ship in the Suez Canal cautions that...
A ship sails along the waterway of the Suez Canal after the resumption of the navigation traffic following the partial refloating of the "Ever Given", a container ship operated by the Evergreen Marine Corporation. The state-run Suez Canal Authority (SCA) reported that eight tugboats are trying to shift the Panamanian supertanker after it ran aground in the southern end of the Suez Canal and blocked the traffic in both directions. The ship turned sideways in the Canal, while on route from China to Rotterdam, due to reduced visibility that resulted from a dust storm hitting the area, according to SCA. Photo: Ahmed Shaker/dpa

Hope rises for Suez reopening after massive ship partially refloated

dpa/GNA - A container ship that has blocked the Suez Canal for nearly a week was partially refloated on Monday, raising hopes that...