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South Africa ready to learn from Ghana’s digital address system – Xingwana

Written by | November 6, 2018 | 0
The South African Ambassador to Ghana, Madam Lulu Xingwana has expressed satisfaction with Ghana’s rolled-out digital property address system. Ambassador Lulu believes Ghana’s digital address system is innovative and shows Ghana’s readiness to leapfrog its technological drive for rapid economic development

Africa’s ‘youngest billionaire’ abducted in Tanzania

Written by | October 11, 2018 | 0
The man said to be Africa’s youngest billionaire has been kidnapped by masked gunmen in Tanzania’s main city Dar es Salaam, police say. Mohammed Dewji, 43, was abducted outside a swanky hotel gym where he was going for his routine morning workout. Three people have been arrested in connection with the incident and two of the abductors were believed to be foreign nationals, police added. The motive for Mr Dewji’s abduction is still unclear. Who is Mohammed Dewji? Financial magazine Forbes puts his wealth at $1.5bn (£980m), and has described him as Tanzania’s only billionaire. In a 2017 report, it said Mr Dewji was Africa’s youngest billionaire. Mr Dewji is also a major sponsor of one of Tanzania’s biggest football teams, Simba. He promised in 2016 to donate

Audio: Melani Trump responds to shithole comment

Written by | October 8, 2018 | 0
The First Lady of the United States, Melania Trump could not have completed her very first Africa tour without having to respond to teaming questions from journalists bordering on her husband’s shithole comment. She declined to speak to local media in Ghana, Kenya and Malawi until she got to her final tour in Egypt where journalists posed questions on the popular shithole comment made by her husband, Donald Trump. Melani Trump said “I never heard him say those comments and I will leave it at that”. After visiting Egypt’s pyramids, the reporters asked her what she thought of Africa and what she will tell her husband when she returned. Mrs Trump said the only message they want to tell the world is that “we care”.

Rwandan imprisoned opposition leader to go on trial as another walks free — for now

Written by | September 26, 2018 | 0
Rwandan President Paul Kagame shocked many in his country and around the world last week when he granted more than 2,000 prisoners an unexpected pardon. But while the President was announcing the move in parliament to “rehabilitate our citizens,” Diane Rwigara, the sole female challenger in last year’s election that Kagame won with almost 99% of the vote, languished in jail, awaiting her fate in court. Rwigara, a 37-year-old accountant and fierce critic of Kagame, launched her election bid three months ahead of the August 2017 presidential vote. Shortly after she began her presidential campaign,Rwigara was disqualified by electoral authorities. They claimed she exaggerated the number of signatures needed to qualify and accused her of submitting the names of dead people, charges Rwigara

Ghana Immigration to deport 73 foreign nationals

Written by | September 22, 2018 | 0
72 Nigerians and a Togolese women to be deported from Ghana for being in the country illegally – Some of these deportees were also said to have engaged in prostitution in Ghana, apart from lacking the requisite resident permits The Enforcement Unit of the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) is set to deport total of 73 foreign nationals over their illegal stay in the country. The deportees, made up of all women, includes 72 Nigerians and another from Togo. While most of them are being deported for staying in the country illegally, others are also reported to have engaged in prostitution. Some of the suspects at the immigration office in Accra.Source: Graphiconline.com.gh Meanwhile, nine other Ghanaians were also arrested when a team of officers invaded the Redco Flats neighbourhood at Madina

Mnangagwa, Ouattara, others to attend Kofi Annan’s funeral

Written by | September 10, 2018 | 0
Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa is expected in Ghana Thursday, September 13, to attend the final funeral service of the late former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan. He will be in the company of a host of other African heads of state including Alassane Dramane Ouattara of Ivory Coast, George Weah of Liberia, Hage Geingob of Namibia, Mahamadou Issoufou of Niger among others, Information Minister designate Kojo Oppong Nkrumah stated. Oppong Nkrumah who was addressing a press conference Monday to announce the schedule of events leading to the burial of the former UN General Secretary further stated that a former head of state of Germany will be leading the German delegation to the event with Switzerland and Finland sending former heads of state. The remains of the former UN Secretary-General

2019 AFCON Qualifiers: Ghana suffer shock defeat to Kenya

Written by | September 8, 2018 | 0
Ghana fell to a shock 1-0 defeat away to Kenya in their second Group F game of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers on Saturday. An own goal from defender Nicholas Opoku just before half-time gave Kenya, who had a man sent off, a famous victory in Nairobi. The Black Stars were seeking their second straight win after an emphatic 5-0 victory over Ethiopia in the opening game, but Kenya with a masterful defensive display were able to deny Kwesi Appiah’s charges. Kenya’s breakthrough came in the 39th minute after a period of consistent Ghana dominance. Eric Johana delivered a fine cross into the Ghana box and, under pressure from Michael Olunga, Opoku diverted the cross into his own net. However, the Black Stars had enough chances to have been at least level. First, Edwin Gyasi

British boy who has lived in country since birth refused entry to UK on return from holiday

Written by | September 5, 2018 | 0
A six-year-old boy who has lived in the UK all of his life has been prevented from returning home to his mother following a holiday after the Home Office revoked his passport. Mohamed Barrak Diallo Bangoura, who was born in Leeds in 2012, had been staying in Belgium with family friends for six weeks during the school holidays. He was due to board a flight home to his mother on Sunday, but officials at Zaventem airport in Brussels said the Home Office had instructed them he could not travel to the UK.  Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott described the case as “truly shocking” and said the act of blocking a UK-born child from returning home was “exactly one of the effects” of the government’s hostile environment. Hawa Keita, the boy’s mother, who is of New Guinean origin and lives

German Chancellor travels to Ghana , Nigeria and Senegal for talks on migration, trade and more

Written by | August 29, 2018 | 0
Chancellor Angela Merkel left Germany on Wednesday morning for a multi-day diplomatic mission which will take her to the West African states of Senegal, Ghana and Nigeria. The trip follows close on the heels of an announcement by Berlin to reduce obstacles to German-African trade and underscores the growing importance which the federal government attaches to the continent in its foreign policy. Talks between Merkel and local dignitaries in Senegal, Ghana and Nigeria are expected to focus on migration, trade and investment. “The economic perspective is so important for most countries in Africa because there are many young people in need of training and jobs,” the chancellor said during her latest weekly podcast. During recent years, West African countries have become a major source of irregular

Akufo-Addo advocates free education in all African countries

Written by | August 28, 2018 | 0
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has called on African countries to adopt the policy of free compulsory education from kindergarten to senior high school (SHS) as one of the surest ways to transform the continent from its current state of poverty to prosperity. He stated that Ghana had adopted the policy because it ensured that no matter the circumstance of his or her birth, where he or she came from or where he or she was born, no child would be denied education. Delivering the keynote address at the 58th Annual General Conference of the 160,000-member Nigerian Bar Association in Abuja, President Akufo-Addo said free compulsory education from kindergarten to SHS was the only way to create an educated workforce to accelerate the process of development. “We must start with investing in