AndrĂ© Ayew Wins RFI's Prix Marc-Vivien Foe
[RFI] AndrĂ© Ayew has been voted the best African footballer in the French first division by a jury of sports journalists at RFI and France 24. The Marseille midfielder accepted the prize just days after announcing that he'd leave Ligue 1.
They Are Selling Records of African History
[Fahamu] Unique historical evidence of the ancient cultures of a continent is being put up for sale on the open market in Europe. Yet in the countries of Africa where these priceless treasures belong, there is little public interest in the matter.
Foreign Secretary Meets Ghanaian Foreign Minister
[PR Newswire] London -Philip Hammond and Hanna Tetteh discuss further deepening UK - Ghana ties
2015 Fifa U20 W Orld Cup - Ghana Coach Names Final Squad
[Premium Times] Ghana's U20 football coach, Sellas Tetteh, has named his final 21-man squad for the FIFA U20 World Cup in New Zealand May, according to media reports in Accra on Friday.
Project Launched to Bridge Ghana Digital Divide
[CAJ News] Accra -ALCATEL-Lucent and the National Information Technology Agency (NITA), a regulatory agency from the Ghana's Ministry of Communications, are celebrating the successful completion of the Eastern corridor rural fibre optic backbone project which will open up communications across rural areas of the country.
Confronting the 'Oil Curse' - State-Civil Society Roles in Managing Ghana's Oil Find
[SAIIA] SAIIA Occasional Paper No 217, April 2015
Akufo-Addo Meets German Chancellor
[Ghanaian Chronicle] The 2016 presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) , Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, met briefly with German Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel at the Deutscher Bundestag (the German Parliament), in Berlin, the capital of Germany.
Bawumia Commissions Dombo Centre in Wa
[Ghanaian Chronicle] Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, vice-presidential candidate to Nana Akufo-Addo for the 2016 general elections, on Sunday led the commissioning of the newly-built Upper West Regional Secretariat of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in Wa.
Doing 'More and Better With Less' in Ghana's Cocoa Industry
[UNEP] Political stability, good governance and increasing export revenues have turned Ghana into one of the largest and fastest-growing economies in sub-Saharan Africa, and the cocoa industry has played a key role in this process.
Minister Cages 'Accra Lion'
[Ghanaian Chronicle] The Minister of Chieftaincy and Traditional Affairs, Seidu Daana, has descended heavily on Joseph Nii Laryea Afotey Agbo, Greater Accra Regional Minister, for his attempt to interfere in chieftaincy matters of the Kpone Traditional area.
Development Oriented Karaga MP Showcases More Projects
[Ghanaian Chronicle] Karaga -The Member of Parliament (MP) for Karaga, Alhassan Sualihu Dandawa, continues to work hard to bring more development projects to the communities within his constituency, in fulfillment of his promise to address the needs of the people.
Mr. President, Please Rein in Afotey Agbo
[Ghanaian Chronicle] The 1992 Republican Constitution, in its own wisdom, decided to bar public office holders, and the government as a whole, from interfering in chieftaincy matters in the country.
Nigeria, Seven Others to Begin Ebola Vaccine Trial
[Guardian] Abuja -Nigeria is one of eight African countries where clinical trials of a vaccine for the Ebola virus disease will soon commence. The others are Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, Cameroun, Ghana, Mali and Senegal.
Venice Biennale Honours Ghanaian Artist El Anatsui
[The Star] The 56th edition of the Venice Biennale - the world's oldest, largest and most prestigious art gathering - has awarded its Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement to Brahim El Anatsui. The 71-year-old Ghanaian-born Nigeria-resident El Anatsui is acclaimed worldwide for his unique intricate shimmering metallic wall-hanging sculptures created from flattened aluminum bottle-tops, tin cans, bits of printing plates and roofing sheets, amongst other recycled materials, held together by copper wires.
Eurovision Song Contest Will Be Signed for the First Time
[Ghanaian Chronicle] For the first time, the Eurovision Song Contest is being presented for deaf people in International Sign Language.
Help Change Ghana Kick Starts 'Stop the Drop Campaign' to Discourage Littering
[Ghanaian Chronicle] Littering the environment is a criminal offence punishable by law. Offenders must be prosecuted in a law court for them to be fined or sent to prison. If this law were to be enforced rigorously, then one can emphatically say that about 90% of Ghanaians will find themselves in "hot waters."
[Ghanaian Chronicle] One of the major challenges facing the Mahama administration currently is the energy crisis popularly referred to as Dumsor. According to a survey carried out by the Institute of Economic Affairs, thirty four (34) percent of businesses in the country laid-off workers in the last six months due to the power crisis and other economic challenges.
So Okudzeto Is Aware of This?
[Ghanaian Chronicle] Vice Chancellors in Ghana are reportedly threatening to cut down on student intake if the government does not allow them to replace and recruit staff. According to the Vice Chancellors, a government embargo against staff recruitment is putting undue pressure on the few faculty members.
Scandal Rocks University of Education Winneba SRC Execs
[Ghanaian Chronicle] Kumasi -Tension is mounting on the campus of the University of Education Winneba (UEW), Kumasi, in connection with the acquisition of a 55-seater bus, as an independent audit report of the Students Representative Council (SRC) of the University has revealed financial malfeasance on the part of the executives.
Economy Will Soon Bounce Back - Terkper
[Ghanaian Chronicle] The Minister of Finance, Seth Terkper, has assured Ghanaians and investors that the country's economy has very bright medium term prospects, due to the expanded services sector, the discovery of more oil and gas fields, including Tweneboa, Enyenra and Ntomme (TEN) and Sankofa, and the operation of the Atuabo Gas Processing Plant.