Author Archives: Delali Adogla-Bessa

Construction of GHc19m Dome-Taifa road to begin

Government is set to construct a 1.5 km dual carriageway road from Dome roundabout to Taifa within the Greater Accra Region, at a cost of about GHc 19 million. The work is to be undertaken by M/S Ghacos Ltd. According to the Roads and Highways Minister, Kwesi Amoako Atta, the construction is expected to be completed in 12 months. The ...

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Rwanda offers refuge to enslaved Libya migrants

Rwanda has offered to give refuge to around 30,000 African migrants stuck in Libya often in enslaved conditions. It comes in the wake of a video, released by CNN last week, showing men being auctioned off as farm workers. “Given our own history… we cannot remain silent when human beings are being mistreated and auctioned off like cattle,” the foreign ministry ...

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Europa League: Twumasi on target, Kadiri powerless before AC Milan

In Thursday night’s UEFA Europa League round 5 group stage matches, some Ghanaians were in action for their respective teams. Patrick Twumasi scored one and set up another but it could not help his club Astana in their 3-2 loss to Villareal while former AshGold defender Kadiri Mohammed played the full game for Austria Vienna in their 5-1 loss to ...

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Russian Fancy Bear hackers’ UK link revealed

When Russia’s most notorious hackers hired servers from a UK-registered company, they left a trove of clues behind, the BBC has discovered. The hackers used the computers to attack the German parliament, hijack traffic meant for a Nigerian government website and target Apple devices. The company, Crookservers, had claimed to be based in Oldham for a time. It says it ...

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Zimbabwe: Emmerson Mnangagwa to succeed Mugabe as president

Emmerson Mnangagwa is to be sworn in as Zimbabwe’s president, following the dramatic departure of Robert Mugabe after 37 years of authoritarian rule. The former vice-president – who returned from exile on Wednesday – will be inaugurated at Harare’s stadium. His dismissal this month led the ruling Zanu-PF party and the army to intervene and force Mr Mugabe to quit. ...

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Denmark apologizes to Ghana for role in slave trade

The Danish government has apologized to Ghana for its role in the slave trade which saw an estimated 12 million Africans including Ghanaians shipped across the Atlantic. The Atlantic slave trade involved the forced transportation by slave traders of enslaved Africans, mainly from Africa to the Americas between the 16th to the 19th centuries. The slaves were treated under the most inhumane conditions, and scars ...

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Special Prosecutor Bill: CSOs upset over ‘ignored’ proposals

The Coalition of Civil Society Organisations on the Office of the Special Prosecutor is upset with Parliament for reportedly disregarding their proposals on the appointment of an independent prosecutor for the office. They said “we remain disappointed in the decision by Parliament to disregard our proposal for open and competitive appointment of the Special Prosecutor.” The Coalition comprises the Ghana ...

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Ghana, Denmark will build strong trade relations – Nana Addo

President Nana Akufo-Addo used his meeting with the Queen of Denmark, Her Majesty Margrethe II, to advocate for stronger trade and investment relations with Denmark. Referencing Ghana’s long history with Denmark, dating as far back as the 17th century, the President said “we are looking forward to developing those relations, and we hope your visit will help cement a new ...

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208 districts in Ghana still practicing open defecation

The UNICEF District League Table report indicates that, only eight of Ghana’s 216 districts have at least a one-third [33 percent] of their communities not engaged in open defecation. As yet, no district in Ghana has been certified as Open Defecation Free, which is the main measure under the sanitation indicator of the UNICEF District League Table. Despite this, the UNICEF ...

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We’re being neglected in creation of regions – Eastern Corridor chiefs

The chiefs and people of the Eastern Corridor of the Northern Region have raised alarm over the area’s exclusion from the ongoing sittings of the Commission of inquiry on the creation of new regions. So far, petitioners from the Western, Volta, Northern and Brong Ahafo regions, have appeared before the Justice Steven Alan Brobbey Commission. But the chiefs and youth ...

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