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  • 1 day Central Region NPP Get New Vice Chair ModernGhana -Politics
    The Central Region branch of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) has named Kingsley Kofi Karikari-Bondzie as 1st Vice-Chair in an acting position. He replaces Mr. Horace Ekow Ewusi, who has been suspended indefinitely following what the party describes as gross indiscipline exhibited by the Vice-Chairman. http://cdn.modernghana.com/images/content/12142019100644-0g830n4yyt-6953321645346 3862814379131.jpg Horace Ekow Ewusi Mr Ewusi was suspen ... more
  • 1 day Second-round presidential campaign begins in Guinea-Bissau ModernGhana -Africa
    Guinea-Bissau's two presidential finalists launched their campaigns Friday ahead of a runoff vote in the chronically-unstable West African state on December 29. Voters are due to pick between Domingos Simoes Pereira, from the traditional ruling party, and opposition figure Umaro Sissoco Embalo, amid concerns about instability and a dire economy. Due to last until December 27, the presidential campaign began with banners being hung on buildings in the capital Bissau and people sporting T-sh ... more
  • 1 day Five years of thirst: S.Africa’s Eastern Cape battles brutal drought ModernGhana -Africa
    South African farmer Steve Bothma heaved a sigh of relief when the weatherman finally predicted rain. His excitement was short-lived. Just a few days later, the forecast changed. It was back to cloudless sunshine. In South Africa's Eastern Cape province, no one can remember the last proper downpour. Some say it was five years ago, others six. This is a disaster, said Bothma, 51, who in his three decades working the land has never seen such dry weather. Older people who are 70 or 8 ... more
  • 1 day Sudan’s Bashir awaits his fate in corruption trial ModernGhana -Africa
    A verdict in the corruption trial of Sudan's ex-president Omar al-Bashir is expected Saturday, eight months after the military deposed the strongman during unprecedented mass protests against his three-decade rule. Bashir is charged with illegally acquiring and using foreign funds. If found guilty, he could be sent to prison for up to 10 years. The Khartoum court is expected to hand down its verdict at 10:00 am (0800 GMT). Bashir was toppled by the army on April 11 after months of ma ... more
  • 1 day Rehab: The Case Of Ghana ModernGhana -Opinion
    Rehabilitation (short form, rehab) can be seen as any treatment programme usually undertaken in a residential facility for persons addicted to various substances like alcohol or illicit drugs. It can either be on an in-patient or out-patient basis, but research shows that the former is the most effective. Rehab has become necessary because addicts may either end up in a psychiatric hospital; experience family problems; contract adverse health conditions; convicted to a jail-term - ... more
  • 1 day NEIP To Create More Jobs For Ghanaian Youth ModernGhana -Biz
    The Chief Executive Officer of the National Entrepreneurship and Innovation Plan (NEIP), Lawyer John Kumah has said his outfit is working to create more opportunities to provide sustainable jobs to the bulging youth population but the private sector must assist in creating more jobs under NEIP. He pointed out that establishing a strong economy and generating improved living standards for the people of Ghana was the most important task he had had to accomplish as a President. ldquo; ... more
  • 1 day NEIP To Create More Jobs For Ghanaian Youth ModernGhana
    The Chief Executive Officer of the National Entrepreneurship and Innovation Plan (NEIP), Lawyer John Kumah has said his outfit is working to create more opportunities to provide sustainable jobs to the bulging youth population but the private sector must assist in creating more jobs under NEIP. He pointed out that establishing a strong ec ... more
  • 1 day Ursula Owusu Claims Telcos Hid GHC300 Million In Taxes Prior To Kelni GVG ModernGhana -Biz
    Minister of Communications, Ursula Owusu Ekuful has revealed that between 2015 and the first quarter of 2017, the government lost GHC300 million in VAT, Communications Service Tax (CST), National Health Insurance Levy (NHIL) and GETFund Levy because of telecom operators in the country under-declared their revenues. ldquo;Since the implementation of the Common Monitoring Platform we have discovered that GHC300million in taxes was lost to the state due to under-declaration b ... more
  • 1 day Ursula Owusu Claims Telcos Hid GHC300 Million In Taxes Prior To Kelni GVG ModernGhana
    Minister of Communications, Ursula Owusu Ekuful has revealed that between 2015 and the first quarter of 2017, the government lost GHC300 million in VAT, Communications Service Tax (CST), National Health Insurance Levy (NHIL) and GETFund Levy because of telecom operators in the country under-declared their revenues. ldquo;Since the ... more
  • 2 days Ghanaian Business Man, Derek David Mensah Asamoah, Adjudged 2019 Most Respected CEO @ Ghana Awards ModernGhana
    At the Ghana Industry Most Respected CEOs awards held on Friday November 29, 2019, Mr. Derek David Mensah Asamoah, CEO of Fedek Ventures emerged as the 2019 Most Respected CEO in the category of Mineral Water Manufacturing and the 2019 Most Respected CEO in the category of Non-alcoholic Beverages. Mr. and Mrs. Asamoah Fedex Ventures Limited ... more
  • 2 days NABCO Trainees Counseled To Uphold Integrity ModernGhana
    Trainees under Government rsquo;s Nation rsquo;s Builder rsquo;s Corps (NABCO) programme have been counseled to uphold good integrity while benefitting from the three (3) years programme. According to the Chief Executive Officer (C.E.O), Dr. Ibrahim Anyars, it is important for beneficiaries to know their worth and essence of the modu ... more
  • 2 days Ghanaian Business Man, Derek David Mensah Asamoah, Adjudged 2019 Most Respected CEO @ Ghana Awards ModernGhana -Biz
    At the Ghana Industry Most Respected CEOs awards held on Friday November 29, 2019, Mr. Derek David Mensah Asamoah, CEO of Fedek Ventures emerged as the 2019 Most Respected CEO in the category of Mineral Water Manufacturing and the 2019 Most Respected CEO in the category of Non-alcoholic Beverages. Mr. and Mrs. Asamoah Fedex Ventures Limited This is a no mean achievement considering the plethora of companies in these two categories. Mr. Derek Asamoah by these awards enters a position r ... more
  • 2 days Photos: Pre-burial service for late Cyril Acolatse ModernGhana
    A pre-burial service has been organised in Accra in memory of veteran journalist, Cyril Harry Kwasi Acolatse who died in October at the Tema General Hospital. At the auditorium of the Christ The King Parish on Friday, December 13, was a congregation of family and friends, staff of the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) and politicians who paid ... more
  • 2 days Media encounter exposes Akufo-Addo’s lack of respect for the truth – NDC ModernGhana
    The National Communications Officer of the biggest opposition party, the NDC, has slammed the President over his stance on nepotism in the administration. Sammy Gyamfi told Joy FM rsquo;s Top Story programme on Friday that the Nana Akufo-Addo rsquo;s denial of running a lsquo;family and friends rsquo; government ldquo;exposes his lack of ... more
  • 2 days Sgt. Akata-Pore apologises for involvement in December 31st coup d’état  ModernGhana -Politics
    A member of the defunct Provisional National Defence Council (PNDC) military junta, Sergeant Daniel Alolga Akata-Pore, has apologised for his involvement in the December 31, 1981 coup d rsquo; eacute;tat. The military revolt led to the overthrow of the constitutionally-elected government led by President Dr. Hilla Limann and the crimes committed against humanity that followed. Sgt Akata Pore rsquo;s apology comes in the wake of the recently aired JoyNews documentary, lsquo;Scars of the Re ... more
  • 2 days GT Bank offers cash back in ‘Pay Less With Mastercard’ promo ModernGhana
    Guaranty Trust Bank (Ghana) Limited (GTBank) has launched an exciting promo dubbed 39;Pay less with mastercard 39; to reward cardholders with cash back anytime they transact with their mastercard debit and prepaid cards on GTBank point of sale terminals at selected Melcom shops. The promo, a partnership between GTBank and mastercard, is ... more
  • 2 days Sgt. Akata-Pore apologises for involvement in December 31st coup d’état  ModernGhana
    A member of the defunct Provisional National Defence Council (PNDC) military junta, Sergeant Daniel Alolga Akata-Pore, has apologised for his involvement in the December 31, 1981 coup d rsquo; eacute;tat. The military revolt led to the overthrow of the constitutionally-elected government led by President Dr. Hilla Limann and the crimes committed ... more
  • 2 days Media encounter exposes Akufo-Addo’s lack of respect for the truth – NDC ModernGhana -Politics
    The National Communications Officer of the biggest opposition party, the NDC, has slammed the President over his stance on nepotism in the administration. Sammy Gyamfi told Joy FM rsquo;s Top Story programme on Friday that the Nana Akufo-Addo rsquo;s denial of running a lsquo;family and friends rsquo; government ldquo;exposes his lack of respect for the truth. rdquo; He added the President rsquo;s claim that ldquo;only one or two rdquo; relatives are in his government is ldquo;pa ... more
  • 2 days PPAG’S Young and Wise Club marches against sexual and gender-based violence ModernGhana
    The Planned Parenthood Association of Ghana rsquo;s Young and Wise is taking the fight against Sexual and Gender-based violence to rural communities. The all-female club took its campaign to Promoase in the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly, with a procession and other public education activities. It saw placard-bearing girls and young women from ... more
  • 2 days Ghanaian-British politician wins seat in British Parliament ModernGhana -Politics
    The just ended 2019 UK elections has seen Ghanaian-British politician, Abena Oppong-Asare win a seat in the British Parliament. Ms. Oppong-Asare rsquo;s feat emulates that of Adam Afriyie, Sam Philip Gyimah, and Kwasi Alfred Addo Kwarteng. http://cdn.modernghana.com/images/content/1213201983632-8csevihutp-627753996600 9534789357075.jpg Her capture of the Labour Party rsquo;s stronghold, Erith and Thamesmead makes her the first female Ghanaian-British MP in the UK. Long ... more
  • 2 days Let’s deal with hypocrisy of non-political election at local level ModernGhana -Politics
    The President, Nana Akufo-Addo, has said its time for the country to deal with the hypocrisy of not wanting to make politicals at the local level non-partisan. He told journalists at a press encounter at the Jubilee House Friday, that it puzzling that quot;at the national level party politics seem to be working. Ghana has a history in these past 25, 26 years, we have had three changes of government through the ballot box in this country. quot; The President admitted there have been challe ... more
  • 2 days GT Bank offers cash back in ‘Pay Less With Mastercard’ promo ModernGhana -Biz
    Guaranty Trust Bank (Ghana) Limited (GTBank) has launched an exciting promo dubbed 39;Pay less with mastercard 39; to reward cardholders with cash back anytime they transact with their mastercard debit and prepaid cards on GTBank point of sale terminals at selected Melcom shops. The promo, a partnership between GTBank and mastercard, is part of efforts to drive the use of cards and electronic channels instead of cash transactions. Announcing the promo, Divisional Head for Digital ... more
  • 2 days Republic Bank partners State Housing Company to provide affordable homes ModernGhana -Biz
    Republic Bank Ghana in partnership with State Housing Company (SHC) has signed an agreement to make available quality and affordable homes to Ghanaians. The partnership agreement which will span over two decades, will see the bank provide mortgage financing to the SHC. The financing facility will offer the SHC 12 per cent mortgage rate for its nationwide affordable housing agenda. Speaking at a short ceremony observed for the agreement signing, Managing Director of the State Housing Com ... more
  • 2 days Seloart Group opens state-of-the-art sign making factory ModernGhana -Biz
    As part of efforts to transform the signwriting industry to become a viable sector in Ghana and West Africa, Seloart, a Ghanaian-owned sign making company has opened a state-of-the-art sign making factory at Pokuase in Accra. The company, which is a key player in the signwriting industry, has also inaugurated its Corporate Head Office at Pokuase to boost its engagements with clients. The sign factory houses five different technologies namely the CNC, Laser cut and engraving, letter forming ... more
  • 2 days Beyoncé coming to Ghana for 2019 Full Circle Festival? ModernGhana
    The year 2019 has less than 20 days left and with the next Full Circle Festival coming, the rumour that Grammy Award-winning singer Beyonc eacute; would be making her way to Ghana has resurfaced. Pulse Ghana is reporting that the former PepsiCo, Apple and Uber executive Bozoma Saint John and Essence Ventures, an independent Black-owned cons ... more
  • 2 days Akufo-Addo announces new initiative to replace ‘Year of Return’ ModernGhana
    President Akufo-Addo has revealed that a program is being structured to take over the Year of Return initiative after it ends in 2019. Speaking at a media encounter on December 13, he disclosed the program 39;Beyond the Year of Return: The Birthright 39; has a whole set of outline that aims to continue the mission of bridging the distance bet ... more
  • 2 days Beyoncé coming to Ghana for 2019 Full Circle Festival? ModernGhana -Ent
    The year 2019 has less than 20 days left and with the next Full Circle Festival coming, the rumour that Grammy Award-winning singer Beyonc eacute; would be making her way to Ghana has resurfaced. Pulse Ghana is reporting that the former PepsiCo, Apple and Uber executive Bozoma Saint John and Essence Ventures, an independent Black-owned consumer technology company, are playing a key role in Beyonce rsquo;s visit to Ghana. The singer rsquo;s coming supposedly has nothing to do with mus ... more
  • 2 days Akufo-Addo announces new initiative to replace ‘Year of Return’ ModernGhana -Ent
    President Akufo-Addo has revealed that a program is being structured to take over the Year of Return initiative after it ends in 2019. Speaking at a media encounter on December 13, he disclosed the program 39;Beyond the Year of Return: The Birthright 39; has a whole set of outline that aims to continue the mission of bridging the distance between Africans and the diasporans. quot;Really we ought not to make this (Year of Return) a one-off. It should be a permanent feature as part of ou ... more
  • 2 days Why fighting ‘franglais’ is not just a war on words ModernGhana -World
    The Académie française, custodian of the French language, recently called out French officialdom for its overuse of franglais , warning it could endanger the language's very existence. This might appear a trifle dramatic in such a globalised world, but as a member of the Académie tells us there's much more than vocabulary at stake. The Académie française has been admired and mocked in equal measure since it was founded in 1635 by Cardinal Richelieu. Its 40 members: emine ... more
  • 2 days DRCongo leader vows to take on corruption ModernGhana -Africa
    President Felix Tshisekedi vowed Friday to tackle corruption in the Democratic Republic of Congo but remained vague on details or propositions as he addressed lawmakers and party faithful in Kinshasa. I am aware of persistent corrupt practices and the existence of massive fraud networks, Tshisekedi said in his first state-of-the-nation speech before parliament. These networks will be dismantled. I will be unflinching in the fight against corruption, he added after the European Union, I ... more
  • 2 days MTN Hitmaker Season 8 Final: Four Music Hopefuls Ready To Battle It Out For GHC120,000 ModernGhana
    Accra 13th December 2019--The four finalists in the MTN Hitmaker season 8 are ready to battle it out on stage for the ultimate title as well as the mouth-watering cash ... more
  • 2 days MTN Hitmaker Season 8 Final: Four Music Hopefuls Ready To Battle It Out For GHC120,000 ModernGhana -Ent
    Accra 13th December 2019--The four finalists in the MTN Hitmaker season 8 are ready to battle it out on stage for the ultimate title as well as the mouth-watering cash prize of GHC 120,000.00. The finalists - Kofi Pages, Nessa, Lasmid and Alibaba have set themselves apart from the final 12 with exceptional perf ... more
  • 2 days Ghanaian Peacekeepers In Lebanon Celebrate World Children’s Day ModernGhana -World
    Ghanaian peacekeepers serving with the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) marked World Children rsquo;s Day last week in Al Boustan Public School in south-western Lebanon. The 2 December event was a part of the peacekeeping Mission rsquo;s civil-military community engagement activities, at the request of the host community, conducted in coordination with academia and civil society actors from the village. For UNIFIL Civil Affairs Officer, Edward Tawil, this is a great ... more
  • 2 days Mahama Roads Only Exist In Green Book — Akufo-Addo Jabs ModernGhana
    President Akufo-Addo has said his predecessor rsquo;s much-touted unprecedented infrastructural development was only in the campaign brochure, the Green Book. He said at a Meet The Press session on Friday that a lot of the so-called projects were not on the grounds as claimed by National Democratic Congress (NDC) flagbearer. ldquo;So w ... more
  • 2 days Mahama Roads Only Exist In Green Book — Akufo-Addo Jabs ModernGhana -Politics
    President Akufo-Addo has said his predecessor rsquo;s much-touted unprecedented infrastructural development was only in the campaign brochure, the Green Book. He said at a Meet The Press session on Friday that a lot of the so-called projects were not on the grounds as claimed by National Democratic Congress (NDC) flagbearer. ldquo;So we have this major burden to discharge on how to bring our roads up to scratch. We have spent a lot of money on it, this year alone [paying over cent; ... more
  • 2 days Coach Stephen Abugri Signs 2-Year Contract With Techiman XI Wonders ModernGhana
    Modernghana Sports can report that CAF License A coach Stephen Abugri has been appointed as the new head coach for Techiman Eleven Wonders ahead of the start of the 2019/2020 Ghana Premier League season. The Techiman-based club has been on the lookout for a License A coach in the past week after the Club Licensing Committee insisted that ... more
  • 2 days GFA’s Integrity Seminar For Referees Ends Successfully Today ModernGhana
    The integrity seminar organized by the Ghana Football Association (GFA) for referees selected to officiate in the upcoming domestic football season has come to its successful conclusion today. The 4-day seminar started on Tuesday and has ended today with a total of 311 referees being taken through training to prepare them for the Ghana P ... more
  • 2 days ISWAP attack kills 15 in northeast Nigeria: militia ModernGhana
    Islamic State-aligned militants have killed 14 anti-jihadist militia and a police officer in northeast Nigeria, militia leaders told AFP Friday. Late Thursday, jihadists from Islamic State West Africa Province in more than a dozen pickup trucks fitted with machine guns stormed a security post manned by a civilian militia group in the village of ... more
  • 2 days ISWAP attack kills 15 in northeast Nigeria: militia ModernGhana -Africa
    Islamic State-aligned militants have killed 14 anti-jihadist militia and a police officer in northeast Nigeria, militia leaders told AFP Friday. Late Thursday, jihadists from Islamic State West Africa Province in more than a dozen pickup trucks fitted with machine guns stormed a security post manned by a civilian militia group in the village of Mamuri, in Borno State, according to the sources. We lost 14 men and a mobile policeman in the fight with terrorists from ISWAP, militia leader B ... more
  • 2 days Regret Is Not Enough, Mr. President! ModernGhana -Opinion
    At a meet-the-press conference earlier today, at Jubilee House, President Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo was reported to have stated that his ldquo;biggest regret rdquo; during the year 2019, was the brutal kidnapping and murder of the four young Sekondi-Takoradi women, namely, Priscilla Blessing Bentum, 21; Priscilla Mantebea Koranchie, 18; Ruth Love Quayson, 18; and Ruth Abeka, no age given in the news report referenced here, by a criminal ring of some Nigerian nationals resident in the country. As o ... more
  • 2 days Tocotrienols Contents in Palm Oil is changing the Story ModernGhana -Opinion
    Red palm oil has attracted controversy in recent years mdash; much like coconut oil , but for different reasons. What Is Red Palm Oil? Palm oil means any oil that comes from the fruit of oil palms. Elaeis guineensis, Also, due to its high smoke point and heat stability, red palm oil is a good choice for dishes that are fried or deep-fried according to Tarmizi et al 2008. The key point to note: Composition of Palm Oil Palm oil contains about 50 per ... more
  • 2 days African wild potato for HIV & Prostate management: Has the Time Come? ModernGhana -Opinion
    Many of the medicines we find today are derived from plants that healers and herbalists have been using for centuries. The African wild potato is a good example. The plant is native to grasslands and woodlands in South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, and Swaziland. In healthy people not taking other medicines, it rsquo;s considered nontoxic. As an herbal supplement, South Africans have used it to treat many conditions. It rsquo;s also said to ward off storms and nightmares. Many researchers belie ... more
  • 2 days Guava: More Powerful Antioxidants Than Almost Any Other Fruit, Treats Cancer and Lowers Blood Pressures ModernGhana -Opinion
    Mostly everyone in Ghana has heard of a guava, maybe you are yet to hear about the numerous benefits derived from this noble fruit. I usually way back do not like the bitterness nature of it when I was a novice in the village of Suhum-Amrahia. However, I have come to like guava after my extensive research on guava than any other fruits. Practically every other plant-based food, besides being delicious, this one has its own set of health qualities, and they re quite impressive. For those li ... more
  • 2 days ‘Surviving R Kelly Part II’ — What We Know ModernGhana
    ldquo;Surviving R. Kelly had such an impact that Lifetime is airing a sequel. The original six-hour docuseries scored more than 26 million viewers and renewed interest in allegations of sexual misconduct by the singer. In it, several of Kelly 39;s alleged victims and their families shared their stories. The Grammy-winning artist ... more
  • 2 days John Dumelo Speaks About His High Moments In 2019 ModernGhana
    The year 2019 has seen the popular actor cum politician, John Dumelo, doing unusual things, from cleaning drains and carrying rubbish to visiting people in flood-prone communities and playing cards with the guys. The actor in an interview with JoyNews rsquo; Becky said ldquo;I think 2019 has been good, most es pecially because I won the pr ... more
  • 2 days ‘Surviving R Kelly Part II’ — What We Know ModernGhana -Ent
    ldquo;Surviving R. Kelly had such an impact that Lifetime is airing a sequel. The original six-hour docuseries scored more than 26 million viewers and renewed interest in allegations of sexual misconduct by the singer. In it, several of Kelly 39;s alleged victims and their families shared their stories. The Grammy-winning artist has vehemently denied multiple allegations of abuse, manipulation and inappropriate encounters with girls and young women. Kelly faces a range of ... more
  • 2 days John Dumelo Speaks About His High Moments In 2019 ModernGhana -Ent
    The year 2019 has seen the popular actor cum politician, John Dumelo, doing unusual things, from cleaning drains and carrying rubbish to visiting people in flood-prone communities and playing cards with the guys. The actor in an interview with JoyNews rsquo; Becky said ldquo;I think 2019 has been good, most es pecially because I won the primaries in August. I think for me that is the high point of it. rdquo; John Dumelo said that he was looking forward to a better 2020 where he hope ... more
  • 2 days Moon Touch CEO To Host Africa Students Youth Summit In Morocco ModernGhana
    The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of MoonTouch Travel Limited, Radia Adama Saani, has been invited as one of the moderators for the 8th Africa Students Youth Summit in Rabat, the Kingdom of Morocco this year. The submit is being organized by All Africa Students Union (AASU) in partnership with the Moroccan International Cooperation Agency ( ... more
  • 2 days First Lady Advocates For Local Rice Consumption ModernGhana
    First Lady , Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo yesterday met with executives of the Ghana Rice Inter-professional body at her Office in Accra. Accompanied by officers of the JAK Foundation, the visit was for the Association to appeal to the First Lady to join them in the campaign to patronise made in Ghana rice. They said government rsquo;s initia ... more
  • 2 days Heritage Christian College Holds 2nd Public Lecture ModernGhana
    The Heritage Christian College (HCC) has held a Public Lecture aimed at drawing the attention of the public to issues of national development. The event which was the 2nd edition under the theme: ldquo;I Promise on My Honour rdquo; based on Ghana rsquo;s National Pledge was held on December 12, 2019 at the British Council Hall, Accr ... more
  • 2 days GFA Name Yaw Ampofo Ankrah As Chairman For Beach Soccer Committee ModernGhana
    The Executive Council (Exco) of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) has named Yaw Ampofo Ankrah to chair a seven-member Beach Soccer Committee to continue the development of the sport in the country. The newly-formed committee has been handed a one year mandate with several responsibilities assigned to them to see to the growth of B ... more
  • 2 days Akufo-Addo Wants GFA To Decide Future Of Kwesi Appiah ModernGhana
    President Akufo-Addo says he doesn 39;t want to meddle in the Black Stars regarding head coach James Kwesi Appiah but rather he wants the Ghana Football Association (GFA) to decided on matters. The first gentleman of the land made this know at a meet the press series at the Jubilee House in Accra on Friday when Multimedia 39;s Pat ... more
  • 2 days Algeria’s Tebboune, regime insider and former Bouteflika ally ModernGhana -Africa
    Abdelmadjid Tebboune, declared victor on Friday in Algeria's unpopular presidential election, has spent decades at the heart of the country's establishment including a brief stint as prime minister. Aged 74 and a senior member of the National Liberation Front (FLN) of former president Abdelaziz Bouteflika, he is far from being the fresh face demanded by the youth-dominated movement that forced Bouteflika from office in April. The Hirak movement, driven by young activists in a country where ... more
  • 2 days Algeria announcs winner of presidential polls despite protests and low turnout ModernGhana -World
    Algeria's former Prime Minister Abdelmadjid Tebboune was elected as the country's new president with 58.15 percent of votes. Following his win, the same protesters that took to the streets to oust former president Abdelaziz Bouteflika are out in full force against the former PM. In a press conference in Algiers on Friday, the country's election authority confirmed Tebboune's win with 4.9 million of the counted votes, ahead of Islamist candidate Abdelkader Bengrina, with some 1.4 million vote ... more
  • 2 days Southern France battered by storm force winds leaving 220,000 homes without power ModernGhana -World
    At least 220,000 homes were without power in southwestern France on Friday after powerful winds swept across Atlantic coastal regions overnight, at times gusting to 140 km/h. Rescue services said four people had been injured when trees fell on their vehicles during the storms, and traffic was snarled due to trees and other debris on roads and highways. Grid operator Enedis said at one point during the night some 400,000 homes were without power, after 14 departments were placed on high win ... more
  • 2 days Regime stalwart elected Algeria president, angering protesters ModernGhana -Africa
    A former ally of Algeria's deposed leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika was elected president of the protest-wracked country in a widely boycotted vote, sparking another outpouring of anger on the streets Friday. Huge crowds massed once again in Algiers vowing to keep up their campaign for the total dismantling of the political establishment following ex-prime minister Abdelmadjid Tebboune's victory in Thursday's poll. The vote is rigged. Your elections are of no concern to us and your president w ... more
  • 2 days Bouteflika-era PM elected president of protest-hit Algeria ModernGhana -Africa
    A former Algerian prime minister who served under deposed leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika was elected president of the protest-wracked country after a vote marred by unrest and low turnout, results showed Friday. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, 74, took 58.15 percent of the vote, trouncing his four fellow contenders without the need for a second-round runoff, electoral commission chairman Mohamed Charfi announced. Like him, they all served under the two-decade rule of Bouteflika, 82, who resigned in the ... more
  • 2 days Mixed Martial Arts promoters seek champions in Senegal ModernGhana -Africa
    Reug Reug, a superstar of traditional Senegalese wrestling whose biceps bulge under his green vest, was overflowing with confidence ahead of his mixed martial arts (MMA) debut on Saturday. You're going to last one minute, the 27-year-old told his opponent, deadpan, at a pre-fight press conference this week. The traditional wrestler, whose real name is Oumar Kane, is one of a number in Senegal looking to test their mettle in professional MMA fighting cages, a sport whose top bouts are wat ... more
  • 2 days Two suspected poachers killed in S.Africa’s Kruger park ModernGhana -Africa
    South African rangers killed two suspected rhino poachers in a shooting at the famous Kruger Park, the South African National Parks said Friday. The incident on Thursday night occurred when an anti-poaching patrol came across three people, carrying a loaded heavy gun and poaching equipment, SANParks said in a statement. During this contact, two of the suspects were fatally injured and the third managed to escape under cover of darkness, it added. Home to about 80 percent of the world ... more
  • 2 days Niger pays tribute to 71 soldiers killed in Inates jihadist attack ModernGhana -World
    Niger has held ceremonies for 71 troops killed on Tuesday in the biggest jihadist assault in the country's history. Body bags draped in the national flag were set out on the tarmac of an airforce base near the capital Niamey, where President Mahamadou Issoufou paid tribute. Your death is glorious - to die with weapons in your hand is one of the best ways to die, he said. Tuesday, the day of the attack, was a terrible day, a black Tuesday, he added. It was a terrible challenge for o ... more
  • 2 days Police kill man threatening to stab officers in Paris business district ModernGhana -World
    A man threatening to attack police officers with a knife was killed by police on Friday morning in Paris's bustling La Défense business district. Around 10.15am Friday a security guard informed the police of a man armed with a knife on the main square in front of La Défense, police sources said. A patrol approached the suspect. He began running in their direction and shouted I'll kill you . The officers opened fire, firing at ... more
  • 2 days Johnson promises ‘Brexit done on time’ but calendar is ‘unrealistic’ – French MEP ModernGhana -World
    EU leaders said Friday they were ready for the next phase of Brexit, just hours after Prime Minister Boris Johnson's party scored victory in Thursday's elections, paving the way for Britain's divorce from the bloc. After his sweeping election win, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Britain would leave the European Union on 31 January. We will get Brexit done on time by the 31st of January, no ifs, no buts, no maybes, Johnson told cheering supporters on Friday. Leaving the European Uni ... more
  • 2 days City Dreamers: The female architects who built 20th century cities ModernGhana -World
    The post World War two city boom was filled with dreams of cars and highways that extended across fast-growing cities. But much of that boom came at the expense of ensuring that these metropolises catered to basic human needs. Thanks to the vision and expertise of four trailblazing female architects, some of north America's iconic cities evolved to ensure a balance between modernism and human urbanism. The last major push for urban planners to create new city spaces was after World War II, ... more
  • 2 days Botswana animal groups outraged at elephant killing ModernGhana -Africa
    Animal campaigners demanded on Friday that a Botswana hunter's licence be revoked after an elephant was killed despite being protected, raising tensions over the country's new hunting rules. Officials confirmed that an elephant wearing a collar -- which marks it as a protected animal -- was killed during a legal hunt in a regrettable incident in November. While the hunter said the collar had not been visible and only became clear after the animal was shot, the Kalahari Conservation Socie ... more
  • 2 days Dec 7 Election Matters To Me— Akufo-Addo Reacts To Afrobarometer Survey ModernGhana -Politics
    President Akufo-Addo appears unwavering in his party rsquo;s fortunes in the forthcoming 2020 general elections. This show of confidence comes on the back of a recent Afrobarometer survey predicting that neither the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) nor opposition party, the National Democratic Congress (NDC), would secure a first-round victory should elections be held today. This means Presidential candidates of both parties -- John Mahama for the NDC and most likely, President Na ... more
  • 2 days Parliament Approves Supreme Court Nominees ModernGhana -Politics
    Parliament have approved President Nana Akufo-Addo rsquo;s appointees to the Supreme Court, JoyNews rsquo; Kwesi Parker-Wilson reports from the House. The Appointment Committee vetted the three nominees earlier in the week and submitted their report to the House with a recommendation to proceed with their approval. Justice Mariama Owusu, Justice Lovelace Johnson and Justice Gertrude Tokornoo all judges of the Court of Appeal, showed that they were qualified to be Supreme Court judges ... more
  • 2 days Banks Clean-up: 10,000 People Would Have Lost Their Jobs ModernGhana -Biz
    President Akufo-Addo says more than 3,000 persons would have lost their jobs if not for the reforms in the financial sector. He indicated that, ldquo;10,000 would have gone out of the window rdquo; had they not intervened. Addressing journalists Friday, at the Jubilee House, Akufo-Addo reiterated his government rsquo;s chorus that lack of scrutiny in the erstwhile John Mahama administration, led to the challenges with the sector. He said poor or no regulation by the central bank ... more
  • 2 days Foreigners Can’t Engage In Retail Trade In Ghana – Akufo-Addo ModernGhana -Biz
    President Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said government is working to ensure strict enforcement of the country rsquo;s laws to discourage foreigners from engaging in retail business in the country. The President said he sides with the Ghana Union of Traders Association rsquo;s (GUTA) interpretation of the country rsquo;s trade laws that only locals can work in the retail sector. He however said he does not agree with people taking the law into their own hands to enforce the laws. [QUOTE ... more
  • 2 days StanChart Holds Festival Of 9 Lessons And Carols With Customers ModernGhana -Biz
    About 200 clients of Standard Chartered Bank were treated to good music at its 2019 Festival of 9 Lessons and Carols. For close to two hours, the lights sparkled in radiant colours, as voices accompanied by instrumentation billowed to relive the birth of Christ Jesus in a glorious atmosphere. Setting the stage for a scintillating evening of Nine Lessons and Carols was the Standard Chartered choir who showed why they are the host of the programme by rendering beautiful songs. The ... more
  • 2 days We Don’t Know When CPP Will Come Back To Power – Dr. Lawrence Tetteh ModernGhana -Politics
    The Founding President of the Worldwide Miracle Outreach, Dr. Lawrence Tetteh, has expressed doubt about the possibility of Convention People rsquo;s Party (CPP) coming back to power. He said the CPP, the party of Ghana rsquo;s first democratically elected President, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, has done its bit in terms of ruling Ghana and that Ghanaians do not know for certain when it will ever win power again. He made the remarks as he prayed for politicians at the climax of the 2019 annual ... more
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