Hajia Alima Mahama to US, Lt. Gen OB Akwa to Egypt in Akufo-Addo’s ambassadorial appointments

  Hajia Alima Mahama, former Minister of Local Government and Rural Development President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has presented a list of nominees to the Council of State to be considered for ambassadorial roles in his second term. Among these are former Minister of Local Government and Rural Development Hajia Alima Mahama, who has been named to head Ghana’s mission in Washington DC, United States of America, and former Chief of Defence Staff Lt. Gen. (rtd) Obed Boamah Akwa, who has been nominated High Commissioner to Egypt. Some of the…

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Why Tsatsu Tsikata is not a judge

  Ghanaian legal luminary Tsatsu Tsikata Ghanaian legal luminary Tsatsu Tsikata has revealed that his biggest dream growing up was to be a judge. According to Tsatsu, he was inspired by a maternal uncle of his who was a judge to become a member of the bench. Speaking on the KSM show on Pan African TV, Tsatsu explained that when he interviewed for a scholarship for secondary school education at Mfantsipim in 1959 as a nine-year-old, he told the interview panel of his lofty ambition of becoming a lawyer and…

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“Happy Independence Day Ghana 2021”: Ghana flag, President independence day messages, wish & fotos celebrating 64 years

Ghanaians take to social media to post dia pictures alongside di kontri flag to celebrate Ghana 64th independence anniversary today. And for im independence day speech today, President Nana Akufo Addo ask Ghana pipo to not just celebrate but put hand together to help goment protect di kontri heritage and environment. De president of Ghana dey very optimistic say Ghana go be a better place of opportunities as development be progressive since independence. “We for hand over barton of opportunities not retrogression to our pikins”, de Ghanaian leader add. Ghana…

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Takoradi girls: Ghana “missing Takoradi girls” Nigerian suspects chop death sentence for kidnapping, murder

WIA DIS FOTO COME FROM, GHANA POLICE Wetin we call dis foto, De girls dia kidnap in 2018 cause outrage for Ghana Two Nigerians go die by hanging if dem fail to appeal dema sentence within 30 days from today. De Sekondi High Court sentence Samuel Udoetuk Wills and John Oji to death sake of de missing Takoradi school girls murder case. Justice Richard Adjei-Frimpong wey get de power of court of appeal for Ghana on March 5, 2021 read de sentence as de seven member jury find dem guilty…

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New ministers in Ghana 2021: Opposition NDC supporters get headache as President Akufo Addo swear in 28 ministers

WIA DIS FOTO COME FROM, KOJO OPPONG NKRUMAH Members of opposition party NDC for Ghana don dey go gaga sake of dema members of parliament approve all ministers wey de president Nana Akufo Addo nominate for en second term. De confusion dey happen as de members for de appointments committee earlier reject three of de nominees including information minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah. Dem reject de Agriculture minister Dr. Afriyie Akoto and Fisheries minister designate Hawa Koomson for de committee level but as dem subject dem to voting, 24 members of…

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UK foreign aid: Yemen cut condemned by charities

Displaced Yemenis in the western province of Hodeida receive food aid donated by a British organisation More than 100 UK charities have condemned the government’s decision to cut aid to Yemen, following cross-party criticism. At least £87 million has been pledged in aid to the Middle Eastern country, down from £164m in 2019-2020. A Foreign Office spokesman said the government remained “steadfast” in its support to the Yemeni people. Yemen is among several Middle Eastern and African countries whose UK aid is at risk, a leaked email suggests. First reported…

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Pope Francis meets powerful Shia cleric in Iraq

Pope Francis has held a symbolic meeting with one of the most powerful figures in Shia Islam on the second day of his landmark trip to Iraq. The Pope’s encounter with Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, the spiritual leader of millions of Shia Muslims, took place in the holy city of Najaf. It is the Pope’s first international trip since the start of the pandemic – and the first ever papal visit to Iraq. Covid-19 and security fears have made this the pontiff’s riskiest trip yet. The 84-year-old leader of the…

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China zoo ‘tries to pass dog off as wolf’

The zoo’s wolf enclosure contained a more docile inhabitant A zoo in central China has raised eyebrows this week after it was caught seemingly trying to pass off a dog as a wolf. Social media footage appeared on Tuesday showing a visitor to the Xiangwushan Zoo in Xianning, Hubei province, visiting the zoo’s wolf enclosure. He filmed an animal that looked like a Rottweiler lying on its side in a cage, and said to the animal: “Woof! Are you a wolf?” in a short video that has since gone viral.…

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Senegal protests after opposition leader Ousmane Sonko arrested

At least one person has died as protests hit Dakar and other cities in Senegal Large protests have hit Senegal for a third day as demonstrators burnt cars and clashed with police after the arrest of an opposition leader on Wednesday. Ousmane Sonko appeared in court on Friday accused of disrupting public order. He also faces a rape allegation. He denies the allegations and his supporters say the accusations are politically motivated. At least one person has died in the rare nationwide unrest. Senegal is one of West Africa’s most…

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Myanmar coup: YouTube removes channels run by army amid violence

Demonstrators gathered on the street during an anti-coup protest in Mandalay on Friday YouTube has removed five channels run by Myanmar’s military amid ongoing violence following a coup last month. The video-sharing platform said on Friday that it had removed the channels in line with its community guidelines. Myanmar has been gripped by mass protests demanding an end to military rule and the release of detained elected leaders. Another protester was shot dead by security forces on Friday, in Mandalay, taking the death toll to at least 55. The channels…

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