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World poverty could be cut in half if… Read more

World poverty could be cut in half if…

A new UNESCO policy paper shows that the global poverty rate could be more than halved if all adults completed secondary school. Yet, new data from the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) show persistently high out-of-school rates in many countries, making it likely that completion levels in education will remain well below that target for […]

Supreme Court dismisses Apau’s findings on Woyome Read more

Supreme Court dismisses Apau’s findings on Woyome

A seven-member Supreme Court panel presided over by Chief Justice Sophia Akuffo has shot down findings of the Sole Judgment Debt Commissioner, Justice Yaw Apau, now a Supreme Court Judge himself, on conclusions he reached when his commission considered two particular cases: Alfred Woyome vs. AG and Sky Consult vs. Ghana Post. The Supreme Court […]

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What to know about Samira Bawumia

Samira Bawumia, who is the Second Lady of the Republic of Ghana, was born to a politician, Alhaji Ahmed Ramadan, the National Chairman of the People’s National Convention (PNC), and Hajia Ayesha Ramadan.  She is the only daughter of her parents. Despite her father’s political leaning, Samira has risen to become a leading member of […]

NMC orders porn broadcasting stations to stop Read more

NMC orders porn broadcasting stations to stop

The National Media Commission (NMC) has directed television stations XYZ TV, Thunder TV and Ice TV to immediately cease airing pornographic materials on their television stations. The directive follows a complaint filed by Mr. James Oberko and Mr. Tommy Annan Forson against the stations. The Commission says it examined the broadcast of the three stations […]

Ghana Premier League: Hearts to test Sharks’ wrath Read more

Ghana Premier League: Hearts to test Sharks’ wrath

The Nduom Stadium will certainly be a sight to behold when Elmina Sharks FC comes face-to- face with Accra Hearts of Oak in week 19 of the Ghana Premier League (GPL) on Sunday. The Phobians were made to endure a frustrating day after being held to a 1-1 draw by a gritty Elmina Sharks at the […]

John Magufuli’s pregnant schoolgirl ban angers Tanzanian women Read more

John Magufuli’s pregnant schoolgirl ban angers Tanzanian women

Tanzania’s President John Magufuli has been condemned for comments that girls who give birth should not be allowed to return to school. An online petition has been set up and a pan-African women’s organisation is mobilising to get the president to apologise and reverse his comments. Mr Magufuli warned schoolgirls at a rally on Monday […]

Zoomlion supports First Lady to improve infant and maternal health Read more

Zoomlion supports First Lady to improve infant and maternal health

ZOOMLION Foundation, the corporate social responsibility arm of Zoomlion Ghana Limited, last Tuesday presented a cheque for Gh¢50,000 to the First Lady, Mrs. Rebecca Akufo-Addo, in support of her ‘Save a Child, Save a Mother’ project. The amount is the company’s contribution towards the completion of a maternity block for the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital […]

Bad bank loans hit SSNIT Read more

Bad bank loans hit SSNIT

Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) is suffering from the knock-on effect of loans gone bad in the banking sector, due to its large shareholding in the sector. With equity stake in more than 10 banks, listed and non-listed, SSNIT relies heavily on the sector for return on investment. In the banking sector, a […]