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Ghana's dancing pallbearers bring funeral joy.

Pallbearers are lifting the mood in Ghana with flamboyant coffin-carrying displays.

- BBC - UK

Farmers are the secret ingredient for Ghana's most innovative startups.

Accra, Ghana In 2012, Kwami Williams was studying at MIT to become a rocket scientist when he took a trip to his home country of Ghana with some of his classmates. There, he was introduced to the moringa, a sturdy tree dotting impoverished farming communities throughout the country. Williams, 20 at the time, was asked…

- Yahoo! News - US

Tamale: 2 missing, dozens homeless after heavy downpour.

Firefighters have been deployed to help local search parties straggle through large gutters to look for two children who went missing, and rescue many others displaced in a heavy rain and stormy weather that ravaged parts of Tamale, the Northern regional capital on Tuesday. The regional spokesman for the Fire Service, Opoku ...

- ModernGhana - GH

N/R: Rainstorm wrecks havoc in Nanung.

Several houses and other properties running into hundreds of cedis have been destroyed in the Nanumba North district of the Northern Region following a day 8217;s rainfall. The rains which started at dawn on Monday stopped on Tuesday morning. It left buildings collapsed and destroyed major roads including the one linking ...

- ModernGhana - GH

We're complying with safety regulations - Newmont Ghana.

Newmont Ghana has reiterated that the health and safety of its employees, contractors and local communities remain a core value and are governed and assured by the country's laws and regulatory bodies. Recently, WACAM's local representative in Kenyasi, Yakubu Adusah, granted interviews to some media houses warning the ...

- ModernGhana - GH

Failing health system; voluntary donors forced to pay for blood.

The painful death of a third-year student of the Catholic University last Saturday, has exposed a systemic failure in the administration of healthcare. The 21-year-old voluntary blood donor was admitted to the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission Hospital in the Ga East Municipality for an undisclosed ailment and needed three ...

- ModernGhana - GH

Scientist discovers local plant that can produce Omega 3 eggs.

A scientist at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology has discovered a local plant for cheaper production of Omega-3 eggs called Designer eggs. Dr. Jacob Alhassan Hamidu of the Department of Animal Science, KNUST says the discovery could also produce the eggs at cheaper cost. ldquo;We have identified a plant ...

- ModernGhana - GH

We only went to search, not to raid Dr Donkor's house - Police.

The Director General for the Public Affairs Directorate of the Ghana Police Service has clarified their role in the house raids of some key people involved in the AMERI deal. ACP David Eklu told Joy News the Service did not raid the houses of former Power Minister, Dr Kwabena Donkor, and his technical advisor, Francis ...

- ModernGhana - GH

UNICEF: 'Ghana schools lacking toilets'.

Schools in Ghana have been hit by a shortage of toilets and pit latrines which could affect the learning process of pupils, and a possible outbreak of disease.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Young African Entrepreneur Develops Rival to YouTube.

A Ghanaian teenager wanted to develop a video search engine that could challenge the dominance of YouTube. As Faith Lapidus reports, he's well on his way.

- Voice of America - US

#BigJulyGetAway participants arrive in Mauritius .

Patrons of the maiden edition of Citi FM 8216;s holiday trip to Mauritius and South Africa, dubbed the 8216;BigJulyGetAway 8217;, have arrived in Mauritius to begin a 4-day exciting tour experience. bigjulygetawayarrival6.jpeg The 40 participants set off from Acc ...

- ModernGhana - GH

Blood Donor Dies After Hospital Denies Her Blood

A 21-year-old girl died on Saturday after the Ashongman Community Hospital in Accra refused to give her blood, even though she is a blood donor. According to Adolf Lawson, father of the level 300 student of the Catholic University, doctors at the Ghana Atomic Energy Hospital, where his daughter was on admission, directed ...

- ModernGhana - GH

Public institutions paying 'lip service' to social protection - SEND Ghana boss

Country Director for SEND-Ghana, an NGO has expressed concerns about what he says is the lsquo;lip service rsquo; public institutions are paying to social protection programmes. George Osei-Bimpeh said the implementation of key social protection programs has been characterized by poor budget planning and execution which he ...

- ModernGhana - GH

Armed Forces worried over influx of 'fake soldiers'

The Ghana Armed Forces has said it is alarmed at the number of imposters using the identities of some of its senior officers to commit some crimes. According to them, some individuals are using the names and pictures of some senior Army officers to unlawfully solicit funds from the public with the promise to enlist them ...

- ModernGhana - GH

Ajumako chiefs thank Nana Addo for adb MD's appointment

Chiefs from the five paramountcies of the Ajumako Enyan-Essiam traditional area in the Central Region, have expressed gratitude to the President for the appointment of Dr. John Kofi Mensah, a native of the area, as the Managing Director of the Agricultural Development Bank . ...

- ModernGhana - GH

Ashongman Community Hospital denies refusing blood to donor

The management of The Community Hospital at Ashongman Estates in Accra, has denied reports suggesting it turned down a blood request from the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission Hosptial for a patient in critical condition. The father of a 21-year-old level 300 student at the Catholic University, Adolf Lawson was given a letter ...

- ModernGhana - GH

President leads trade delegation to Ghana

Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca is going where no Maltese President has gone before: on the first-ever State Visit to Ghana, leading a sizeable trade delegation. She spoke to Matthew Xuereb. The President is viewing her State Visit to Ghana this week in the spirit of exploring engagement with part of the world with which Malta ...

- - MT

Ghana's Social Media Scene Opens New Spaces for Public Debate

"Today, Ghanaians on social media are quick to make permutations of what number of public schools, hospitals, roads and sanitised water systems could have been constructed..."

- Global Voices - US

Kwaku Kwarteng goofed on GHC5.2m Ghana@60 funds - Casely-Hayford

Financial analyst, Sydney Casely Hayford believes that deputy Finance Minister, Kwaku Kwarteng was unprepared for Parliament 8217;s queries on the Independence Anniversary celebrations, thus providing unsatisfactory answers. Kwaku Kwarteng had revealed in Parliament that government had allocated over 3 million cedis from ...

- ModernGhana - GH

Absence of University Council stalled progress - UG Vice Chancellor

The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ghana, Professor Ebenezer Oduro Owusu, has expressed his happiness at the news of the inauguration of the Governing Councils for the University. A 16-member Council for the University of Ghana was inaugurated on Thursday to govern the affairs of the school. The Council, which will be ...

- ModernGhana - GH

Depressed SHS graduate causes military officer's arrest for sextortion

A Warrant Officer has been arrested for attempting to blackmail a 17-year-old into having sex with him. WOI Asiedu after persuading the teenager to send him nude photos, demanded sex, threatening to splash the nude photos on social media. The pestering left the girl depressed and sucidal, journalist with Takoradi-based Skyy ...

- ModernGhana - GH | AB InBev to spend $310m in Africa

Brewer is eyeing projects in Ghana, Zambia and Nigeria, and increasing output at its two biggest plants in SA.

- Fin24 - SA

Immigration Service intensifies fight against cross border crimes

The Ghana Immigration Service has indicated its preparedness to tackle cross border crimes including human trafficking and other irregular migration activities at Ghana's borders. This is being actualised through the provision of logistics and equipment, training and congenial working environment, amongst others under one ...

- ModernGhana - GH

Galamsay Queen Hubby 'Missing'

It has emerged that the supposed Ghanaian husband of En Huang aka Aisha Huang 8211; the 31-year-old Chinese woman suspected to be one of Ghana's most notorious illegal miners , cannot be found. According to Yvonne Attakora Obuobisa, Director of Public Prosecutions, efforts to reach the husband of Aisha since her arrest in ...

- ModernGhana - GH

5 Boys Jailed 150 Years For Robbery

The convicted criminals FIVE ARMED robbers have been jailed a total of 150 years with hard labour by the Ashaiman circuit court in the Greater Accra Region. They were slapped with 30 years' imprisonment each by the court, presided over by Gabriel Mate-Teye, in connection with a robbery case which took place at Zenu in the ...

- ModernGhana - GH

Nana Flies To France

President Akufo-Addo left Accra Thursday evening for neigbouring Cote d' Ivoire enroute to France for a four-day private visit. He was in Cote d' Ivoire on the invitation of the Ivorian President, Allasane Quatarra, as a special guest of honour for the 8th Francophone Games 8211; held every four years among French-speaking ...

- ModernGhana - GH

Transport Minister Fires DVLA

The Minister of Transport, Kwaku Ofori Asiamah, says the Ghanaian public is increasingly becoming intolerant of perceived corruption and poor service delivery at the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority . According to him, many of the authority's clients consider it to be the worst in terms of service delivery, thereby ...

- ModernGhana - GH

Military man arrested for attempting to blackmail student with nude photos

A warrant officer with the Ghana Armed Forces base in Takoradi in the Western Region, WO Asiedu is in the grips of the Takoradi Central Police for threatening to release nude photos of an SHS student. WO Asiedu issued the threat after the student failed to give in to his demands for a sexual intercourse. According to a ...

- ModernGhana - GH

ICCROM Accra Symposium Inspires Audience

Attendees reflecting various fields of endeavour were treated to an inspiring Public Symposium entitled ldquo;Sound and Image Heritage for Creativity, Peace and Development rdquo;, at the University of Ghana, KwabenaNketia Conference Hall on July 21. The very lively and engaging program was organised by the International ...

- ModernGhana - GH

Iran announces new missile production line: Report

The Sayyad 3 missile can reach an altitude of 27 km and travel up to 120 km , Iranian Defence Minister Hossein Dehghan said at a ceremony.

- Zee News - IN

Iran announces new missile production line: Report

The Sayyad 3 missile can reach an altitude of 27 km and travel up to 120 km , Iranian Defence Minister Hossein Dehghan said at a ceremony.

- Zee News - IN

Uganda's Philippa Ngaju wins innovation prize

Makobere's innovation called the ECGF beat eight other contestants to second prize of the 2017 Innovation Prize for Africa in Ghana's capital, Accra

- Daily Monitor - UG

Satellites and science

In our series of letters from African journalists, veteran Ghanaian journalist Elizabeth Ohene reflects on whether people are being inspired by science.

- BBC - UK

Impressive patronage of Lavender Hill and Mudor Faecal Treatment plant

The Lavender Hill and Mudor Faecal Treatment Plant under the management of Sewage Systems Ghana Limited in Accra, has been enjoying high patronage since full operation began in January, this year. The facility, which has the capacity to receive 80 per cent of the entire human waste generated in Accra, is currently receiving ...

- ModernGhana - GH

Renowned Islamic scholar Mufti Menk holds second Ghana lecture

The Islamic community in Ghana anxiously awaits the arrival of one of the most famous Islamic preachers and global icon, Ismail Mufti Menk, who is set to visit the country Friday. The renowned cleric is expected to spend three days in the country from July 21-23 and will be delivering talks on the theme: ldquo;Points to ...

- ModernGhana - GH

'Man of God' in police grips for scamming 4,000 people

A self-acclaimed Man of God at the centre of a multi-faceted scam that has rocked the Sekondi-Takoradi metropolis has been arrested by police. Scores of alleged victims of Apostle Joel Amenu rushed to the police station o lodge complaints against him when news broke that he has been arrested. Apostle Amenu is alleged to ...

- ModernGhana - GH

Massive clamp down on unregistered motorbikes, cars following attack on police officers

The Accra Regional Police Command has impounded at least 446 unregistered motorbikes and 56 unregistered vehicles in a massive operation, following the murder of a police officer at Lapaz in Accra. Police say a number of crimes have been committed using unregistered motorbikes and cars. The use of unregistered vehicles to ...

- ModernGhana - GH

Golden Tulip Accra holds Colombian food festival

Golden Tulip Accra, in conjunction with the Embassy of Colombia, has earmarked a series of activities to mark the 207th National Day of Colombia. A weeklong lsquo;Colombia Food Festival rsquo; featuring the best of Colombian cuisine, music and culture will be showcased every day at the hotel rsquo;s pool gardens from next ...

- ModernGhana - GH

Pastors Tasked To Fight Social Evils

Pastors, politicians and traditional rulers have been charged to join hands to fight social evils in the country. The founder and leader of Miracle Faith International Ministries, Rev. Dr. Kwame Osei-Bonsu, made this appeal during a crusade at Amasaman in the Ga West Municipality of the Greater Accra Region dubbed, 'God ...

- ModernGhana - GH

Regional Maritime University signs MOU with Höegh LNG

The Regional Maritime University has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Höegh LNG, a major player in the LNG segment of the maritime industry, for the support and maritime capacity development for both RMU and Ghanaian seafarers. Quantum Power Ghana is also party to the MoU, which was signed 16 June 2017. Quantum ...

- ModernGhana - GH

We Didn't Spend State Cash On Ghana@60 - C'ttee

The Ghana@60 committee has contradicted claims by the deputy Finance Minister that the government of Ghana spent over 5.26 million Ghana cedis on the 60th anniversary celebrations. The deputy Minister of Finance, Kwaku Kwarteng who made the revelation on the floor of Parliament Thursday stated that government allocated 5.26 ...

- ModernGhana - GH

Bunso drivers demonstrate over rampant accidents

Residents and Drivers at Bunso in the Eastern Region on Friday demonstrated over the rampant road accidents at Bunso junction close to the popular Linda Dor Rest stop. They are frustrated at the rate at which lives are being lost and properties destroyed at that section of the road. They have however threatened to block the ...

- ModernGhana - GH

New Jersey city has Mexican flavor of the state of Puebla

PASSAIC, N.J. " The aroma of chiles and cinnamon fills the air, and bags of corn husk for making tamales fill Lino Cruz's food distribution business on a street here where three other businesses run by Mexican immigrants from...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Make monitors matter

NO ONE batted an eyelid earlier this year when Turkmenistan's strongman, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, was re-elected' with nearly 98% of the vote. Why, one wonders, did he bother with an election at all? Yet in a growing number of fragile new democracies, especially in Africa, where similarly absurd results were once common, ...

- - UK

ECG Staff Demand Severance Pay Over Privatization Fears

The Public Utility Workers Union of the Ghana Trades Union Congress is demanding severance package from Government for staff members of Electricity Company of Ghana before the controversial Power Compact Agreement under the Millennium Challenge Account Compact II deal is finalised. General Secretary of PUWU, Michael ...

- ModernGhana - GH

ECG Upgrades Hohoe Substation

The Electricity Company of Ghana has commissioned a three-point four million dollar newly upgraded 40MVA primary substation at Hohoe in the Volta Region to improve on power supply to residents of the area and its environs. The facility which has two units of 20 MVA transformers replaces the old 10 MVA transformer. The ...

- ModernGhana - GH

Takoradi Technical University hosts SHS students

On the day of the celebration of the World Youth Skills Day, the Takoradi Technical University in the Western Region opened up its various departments to Secondary and Technical Schools in the region. takoradipolyandshs1.jpg ...

- ModernGhana - GH

NPP “goons” behind recent killing of police officers - Portuphy

The main opposition political party, the National Democratic Congress has alleged that goons and squads from the ruling New Patriotic Party are behind the recent killings of some policemen in the line of duty. Addressing a press conference in Accra Thursday, National Chairman of the NDC, Mr Kofi Portuphy said crime was ...

- ModernGhana - GH

NRSC takes delivery of 2,000 copies of vehicle tires manual

Infinity Tires Ghana Limited, a tyre Importer and Retail Services Company in Ghana has donated 2000 copies of printed manual detailing the guidelines for Importation, Sale and Use of Vehicle tires in Ghana. The manual was designed and authored by the NRSC while the company bore the cost of the printing. This gesture comes ...

- ModernGhana - GH