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Atsu, Wakaso, left out of Ghana squad.

Christian Atsu and Mubarak Wakaso are left out of Ghana's squad for next month's Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Ethiopia.

- BBC - UK

‘They see my skin and I’m speaking Cantonese and are shocked’ – how Ghana-born Hong Kong footballer Christian Annan embraced new identity and culture.

A fascinating day of discussion about Hong Kong football and its place in the city’s culture took place at the Education University of Hong Kong this week. Organised by Dr Lawrence Ho Ka-ki of the social sciences department and football culture researcher and aficionado of the local game Tobias Zuser, it brought ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Owners of MacDan and Action Chapel clash over Airport land.

There is a seeming tension between the Action Chapel International and the owners of McDan Shipping Company over a parcel of land leased to the church by the Ghana Airports Company Limited for a car park. Even before Action Chapel could start utilizing the 4 acres of land after clearing it, GACL wrote back to the church ...

- ModernGhana - GH

Angry petty traders in Tamale assault sub-chief.

Some angry petty traders largely second hand cloth dealers affected by the ongoing Tamale Metropolitan Assembly's decongestion exercise have reportedly assaulted the assembly's local Task Force leader, Dakpema Dema-Naa, Mohammed Hafiz Choggu. Eyewitness narrated that he led a group of armed military personnel to the ...

- ModernGhana - GH

Ghana, Sierra Leone agree to ratify agreement for cooperation.

Ghana and Sierra Leone have agreed to ratify the agreement for cooperation between the two countries, so as to provide the legal framework for addressing their trade and investment concerns. Despite the good relations that exist between the two countries, there is no framework for cooperation to guide these relations This ...

- ModernGhana - GH

UN Honours 2 Fallen Ghanaian Peacekeepers.

The United Nation Headquarters has observed the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers yesterday. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres laid a wreath to honour all fallen peacekeepers and presided over a ceremony at which the Dag Hammarskjöld Medal was awarded posthumously to 117 military, police and civilian ...

- ModernGhana - GH

Ernest Chemists wins two prestigious excellence awards.

One of Ghana rsquo;s pharmaceutical giants, Ernest Chemists Limited, has picked two prestigious excellence awards for being the 2017 People rsquo;s Choice Practitioners as well as the Local Pharmaceutical Institution of the year. The award ceremony which was held in Kumasi was presented to the company by The Heleh Africa ...

- ModernGhana - GH

NPP urges African countries to emulate Akufo-Addo's commitment to youth dev't.

The New Patriotic Party is urging African countries to emulate the bold step taken by the Akufo-Addo administration to make youth development a key part of his government 39;s agenda. A statement signed by the party 39;s acting General Secretary John Boadu said the new Ghana leader has shown in words and deeds a commitment ...

- ModernGhana - GH

Ghana's Foreign Minister challenges AU states to issue visa on arrival to member states.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, has called African countries to issue visa on arrival to African citizens. Ghana is one of the few African countries where Africans are not required to secure a visa before visiting and are issued visas on arrival. Speaking at a flag-raising ...

- ModernGhana - GH

Ghanaian curriculum producing intelligent criminals - Rev. Dr. Opuni-Frimpong.

The Christian Council of Ghana has hailed government rsquo;s consideration to have the mission schools returned to the Churches which once had control over them. Most of such schools at the senior high school level belong to the Roman Catholics, Presbyterians, and Methodists. Speaking on JOYNEWS 39; news discussion program ...

- ModernGhana - GH

Osu, Gbese Chief Cautions Against Bad Press .

The two Chiefs from Osu and Gbese stool, Nii Okwei Kinka Dowuona VI and Nii Ayi-Bonte II have both expressed worry over negative media reportage on the Accra Marine Drive Investment Project which was scheduled to commence work this year. Speaking at a news conference in Accra, the Chief of Osu, Nii Okwei Kinka Dowuona VI ...

- ModernGhana - GH

More shake up in Ghana Immigration Service

Thirty-one middle-level management officials of the Ghana Immigration Service have been reassigned from their duty posts across the country. This is the second major shake-up under the watch of new Comptroller of GIS, Kwame Asuah Takyi, who took office in March this year. The officers affected are of Superintendent, Chief ...

- ModernGhana - GH

Ex-President John Agyekum Kufuor Commends Raising Readers Initiative

Former President of Ghana, John Agyekum Kufuor, has lauded Raising Readers initiative for supporting children in the country to improve their learning and broaden their minds through the reading of books. Mr. Kufuor, who hosted 50 children from the Odododiodio constituency at his residence in Accra to read with them, said: ...

- ModernGhana - GH

Former BoG Governor Alex Ashiagbor has died

The former Bank of Ghana Governor, Alex Ashiagbor, who served from 1977 to 1982 has died, a family member has confirmed to Joy News. According to the source, he passed on last Friday at the Korle-bu Teaching Hospital in Accra after a short illness. Mr. Ashiagbor was born in Ghana in December 1931 and held a BSc. Degree in ...

- ModernGhana - GH

Sidelined by BJP, `bankable` Shatrughan Sinha offers to `guide` Rajinikanth`s foray into politics

Apparently sidelined in his own party, BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha has now offered to help Tamil superstar Rajinikanth's foray into politics.

- Zee News - IN

Let's Reach Out And Help….Sefa Kayi Pleads

Highly-admired broadcast journalist, Kwame Sefa Kayi, host of the Kokrokoo Morning Show on Peace 104.3 FM has called on well-meaning individuals and corporate bodies to contribute to an ongoing campaign to purchase some 100 incubators for health facilities across Ghana. The campaign, known as 'Project 100 Incubators', is ...

- ModernGhana - GH

SHEROES Foundation's women's forum opens in Accra

About 150 high-powered women leaders from across the world are meeting in Accra this week for the 4th International SHEROES Forum. Former Vice President of Zimbabwe, Dr. Joice Mujuru, will be the special guest of honour at the three-day event that opens on Thursday, May 25, 2017 at the Tang Palace Hotel in Accra. Other ...

- ModernGhana - GH

Over 500 Ghanaians To Be Deported From Saudi Arabia

The Ghana Embassy in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has appealed to Ghanaians living in Saudi Arabia without residency and work permits to take advantage of a package by the Embassy to repatriate them to Ghana. Saudi Arabia, in March 2017, announced a 90-day amnesty for persons living in that country illegally who wished to ...

- ModernGhana - GH

Black Starlets Qualify For Under 17 AFCON

Ghana's Black Starlets beat Niger 6-5 on penalties to make it to the final of the ongoing Africa U-17 Cup of Nations in Gabon. Niger had held the Starlets to a goalless draw in regulation time at Stade de Port-Gentil after they were pinned to their half for almost the entire duration of the game. Gabriel Leveh had the early ...

- ModernGhana - GH

A1 Bread CEO Accepts Apology From John Dumelo

The CEO of A1 Bread, a bread company, says he has accepted the apology of popular Ghanaian actor John Dumelo. Godfred Obeng Boateng says he has forgiven his schoolmate after he made a controversial Instagram post seeking to mock him. Mr Dumelo over the weekend, sent social media buzzing after he posted a photograph of Mr ...

- ModernGhana - GH

Only 12 mining engineers available in Ghana; Deputy Min needs over 100

Government is recruiting mining engineers and inspectors as it enters the next stage of the anti-galamsey crusade. For a country, popular for producing gold, diamond and other minerals, only 12 mining engineers are available in Ghana, a number Deputy Lands and Natural Resources Minister has described as discouraging. ...

- ModernGhana - GH

Asanko prioritises Akwasiso ahead of Dynamite Hill following fast Ghanaian approval

The Ghanaian government has given the green light for TSX- and NYSE MKT-listed miner Asanko Gold to start mining operations at the Akwasiso deposit, in Ghana, ahead of the Dynamite Hill deposit, as previously planned. The Vancouver-based company will benefit from greater mining flexibility by mining Akwasiso ahead of ...

- Mining Weekly - ZA

Boost For Sekondi-Takoradi

The Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis is earmarked for re-engineering since it has completely outgrown the original development plans put in place by the colonialist many years ago. Some of the buildings are now a nuisance and impede modern development. Spaces reserved for leisure and recreation have been taken over by unplanned ...

- ModernGhana - GH

Kenyan JCE Arrive in Ghana

A 12-member delegation of the Judicial Committee on Elections in Kenya has arrived in Ghana to gain useful insights into the resolution of electoral disputes. The delegation, led by Philomena Mwilui, the Deputy Chief Justice and Vice President of the Constitutional Court, comprises judges of the Kenyan Supreme, Appeal and ...

- ModernGhana - GH

Galamsey 'queen' bangs fist in anger over bail ruling adjournment

The Chinese woman accused of being deeply involved in illegal mining in Ghana has reacted angrily to a judge rsquo;s decision to adjourn ruling on her bail application. Asia Huang banged her fists in anger and in protest over her continued stay in detention at the Nsawam prisons, Joy News 39; Joseph Ackah Blay reported, ...

- ModernGhana - GH

MFWA, Stakeholders to Discuss Digital Gender Gap in Ghana

Stakeholders from government, telecommunications industry, academia, civil society organisations, media and the general public will on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 converge at Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in ICT in Accra at 9am to deliberate on the way forward in closing the digital gender gap in Ghana. The forum themed, ...

- ModernGhana - GH

Atuabo Project Was Bloated By Over $40m - Dr. Manteaw

The Co-chair of the Ghana Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative , Dr. Steve Manteaw is alleging that the one billion dollar cost of the Atuabo Gas plant in the Western Region was overpriced by 40 million dollars. According to him, the Chinese company which undertook the project, SINOPEC, engaged in fraudulent ...

- ModernGhana - GH

Bedroom decisions key to economic dev't than boardroom choices

Ghana 39;s development struggles have less to do with decisions taken in the boardroom but more to do decisions taken in the bedroom, the National Population Council has revealed. The woman who keeps an eye on the number of outdoorings and funerals says if Ghana continues to ignore the structure of the country 39;s ...

- ModernGhana - GH

Akufo-Addo Condemns Manchester Attack

Ghana's President Nana Akufo-Addo has condemned the terror attack in Manchester, resulting in the deaths of 22 people and injuries to 59. The blast happened at 22:35 BST on Monday at the end of a pop concert by the US singer Ariana Grande. Akufo-Addo described the attack as cowardly act while extending his deepest ...

- ModernGhana - GH

The $150m mystery: Three Ghana Gas helicopters missing?

Although government has paid $150m for three helicopters for Ghana Gas Company, the whereabouts of the choppers remains a mystery, the Public Interest and Accountability Committee has revealed. It is not known whether the helicopters have been delivered or missing. quot;I have asked about the helicopters but there are ...

- ModernGhana - GH

Two Ghanaian Peacekeepers To Be Awarded Posthumously At A Ceremony At UN Headquarters

The United Nation Headquarters will observe the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers on Wednesday, 24 May. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will lay a wreath to honour all fallen peacekeepers and will preside over a ceremony at which the Dag Hammarskj ouml;ld Medal will be awarded posthumously to 117 military, ...

- ModernGhana - GH

New Registrar Meets With Senior Managers Of Pharmacy Council

The President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has appointed Pharm. Rauf Audu as the substantive Registrar of the Pharmacy Council, in line with Article 195 of the 1992 constitution. He replaces Mr. Joseph Nyoagbe, the immediate past Registrar of the Council. In a maiden status update meeting with ...

- ModernGhana - GH

HFFG Marks World Obstetric Fistula Day 2017 In Accra

A women and children focused Ghanaian NGO Hope For Future Generations has marked this years International Day for the Elimination of Ostetric Fistula at a ceremony organized by the Ministry of Health of Health and the United Nations Population Fund in Accra. The occasion which was chaired by the Paramount Queenmother of ...

- ModernGhana - GH

There're No 'Galamsey Soldiers' - Oduro

Deputy Minister of Defence Major Derek Oduro has debunked allegations of military men protecting illegal miners , insisting that the Ghana Armed Forces has not sanctioned such an operation. He, however, noted that any military officer involved in such an act may be doing so by himself and if found culpable will be ...

- ModernGhana - GH

Alex Segbefia urges prosecution of culprits in Central Medical Stores fire

Former Health Minister, Alex Segbefia is charging the President Akufo-Addo government to bring a closure to the fire incident at the Central Medical Stores by ensuring the prosecution of perpetrators. Ghana lost its main drugs and medical supplies depot on January 13, 2015, but government is yet to prosecute some 12 persons ...

- ModernGhana - GH

Danone continues Africa push with Ghana investment

French dairy group teams up with PE firm Abraaj to pump $25m into Fan Milk

- Financial Times - US

Non-Traditional Exports Decline

EXPORT OF Ghana 8217;s nontraditional products from January to December 2016 amounted to $2.463 billion. The amount represented a decrease of 2.3 percent compared to the earnings of $2.522 billion in 2015. The Ghana Export Promotion Authority made this known on Thursday in Accra at the launch of the 2016 ...

- ModernGhana - GH

Ghanaian asylum seeker charged for raping woman at knifepoint in Germany

A Ghanaian asylum seeker has been charged with raping a woman at knifepoint in front of her boyfriend days after learning he was going to be deported from Germany. Erik X. is accused of forcing his way into the tent of a couple camping in Siegaue nature reserve where the River Sieg flows into the Rhine, near Bonn in western ...

- ModernGhana - GH

JICA Supports The Construction Of Advanced Research Centre For Infectious Diseases At Noguchi Institute

Prof. Kwadwo Koram, Director, Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research of University of Ghana together with His Excellency, Parker Allotey, Ghanaian Ambassador to Japan, Hon. Agyemang Manu, Minister for Health and Prof. Kwesi Yankah, Minister of State at the Ministry of Education in charge of Tertiary Education have ...

- ModernGhana - GH

Education stakeholders worried about Central Tongu teenage pregnancy rate

Education stakeholders have expressed concern about the high rate of teenage pregnancy in the Central Tongu District of the Volta Region, describing it as alarming. The situation has led to several young girls dropping out of school. Statistics from the Ghana Health Service indicate that in 2013, 417 teenage mothers ...

- ModernGhana - GH

U.S. Ambassador Launches 2017 School Net Distribution Campaign

Ambassador Robert P. Jackson launched the 2017 Primary School Insecticide-Treated Nets distribution campaign today at the Southern LEKMA Cluster of Schools in Accra. Ambassador Jackson joined officials from the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Health, representatives from the health and education sectors, and primary ...

- ModernGhana - GH

Galamsey Thrived Under Mahama - Prof. Martey

Former moderator of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana Professor Emmanuel Martey has said illegal mining blossomed under former President John Mahama. According to the outspoken cleric, even though the former President assured him of steps his government was taking to address the menace, it yielded no fruits in the years that ...

- ModernGhana - GH

Photos: The real cost of congestion on our roads

Last week many Ghanaians were shocked to learn how the country loses billions of cedis worth of productive hours, as a result of bad roads and congestion in urban areas. Seething anger at standstills is a common emotion felt by all drivers. The causes of traffic jams are well understood . Co ...

- ModernGhana - GH

Four African nations join International Solar Alliance

, May 23 : Four African nations Djibouti, Cote d'Ivoire, Somalia and Ghana have joined Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi-initiated International Solar Alliance whereas another African country Comoros is expected to join on Tuesday.Djibouti, Cote d'Ivoire, Somalia and Ghana signed the ISA framework agreement on Monday to ...

- Sify - IN

Mali, Niger book U-17 World Cup berths

Mali and Niger have qualified for the FIFA Under-17 World Cup, to be hosted by India from October 6-28. Their qualification also completed the line-up of 24 teams in the tournament and came following their victories in the final group matches of CAF U-17 Africa Cup of Nations.Mali and Niger have joined Ghana and Guinea, who ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Quality of life on rise for many Africans- report

Rwanda recorded the most progress, followed by Ghana and Liberia in the fight against poverty since 2005

- Daily Monitor - UG

World's smallest nation ratifies Solar Alliance Pact

Five more African nations — Comoros, Cote d'Ivoire, Somalia, Ghana and Djibouti — have committed to sign the Solar Alliance pact.

- The Hindu - IN

Oil production starts for Vitol offshore Ghana

Oil production from a floating facility off the coast of Ghana has started three months ahead of schedule, Dutch energy company Vitol said.

- UPI - US

Parts of Accra submerged after downpour

Many suburbs in Accra were submerged by floodwaters after a Saturday afternoon downpour. circleflooding4.jpeg The rains that lasted about less than an hour rendered some roads impassable. kaneshieflood2.jpeg ...

- ModernGhana - GH

Education Minister's quest to transform sector commendable - School Head

The Minister for Education, Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh has the potentials to transform Ghana 39;s education sector, Mrs. Theodosia Jackson, Principal of the Jackson College of Education , has stated. She said the performance of the minister four months into the new administration was promising and must be commended. Her ...

- ModernGhana - GH