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World News

Coronavirus: Scottish diplomat Steven Dick dies in Hungary

A Scottish diplomat has died in Hungary after contracting coronavirus. Steven Dick, 37, served as the deputy head of mission at the British Embassy in Budapest. He died on Tuesday, the Foreign Office confirmed. It is not known whether Mr Dick had any underlying medical problems. His parents, Steven and Carol Dick, said their son […]

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Coronavirus: Americans from quarantined cruise ship flown from Japan

wo planes carrying hundreds of US citizens from a coronavirus-hit cruise ship have left Japan, officials say. There were some 400 Americans on board the Diamond Princess, which has been in quarantine since 3 February. On Sunday, Japanese officials said the number of infections on the ship had risen by 70 to 355, making it […]

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Moi’s body arrives for final day of viewing

The body of Kenya’s former President Daniel arap Moi has arrived in the country’s parliament buildings for the final day of public viewing. Thousands of mourners have been queuing since Saturday to view the body of the former president, who died last week at the age of 95. Mr Moi’s body has been lying in […]

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Harvey Weinstein trial: Sopranos actress Annabella Sciorra tells of ‘disgusting rape’

An actress has told a court she felt like she had a seizure as Harvey Weinstein raped her after barging into her apartment and pinning her to the bed. Annabella Sciorra, best known for playing Gloria Trillo in The Sopranos, went face to face with Weinstein at his trial in New York. The alleged attack happened […]

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Belgium’s ex-King Albert II admits fathering child after DNA test

World News Belgian artist Delphine Boël (L) had long said Albert II was her father Former Belgian King Albert II has admitted he is the father of a woman born from an affair, after he was forced to give a DNA test which came back positive. He had been fighting the paternity claim by Belgian […]

Politics
Politics

Let’s not politicise COVID 19 – Gov’t to political parties

Government urged political parties to support measures to fight COVID-19 The government has urged political parties to support its measures to fight COVID-19 in the country and not politicise the matter. Information Minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah made the call at a sensitisation workshop for political parties in Accra on Thursday, 26 March 2020. The meeting […]

Politics

“We’re not like those who used our money to buy akonfem” – Akufo-Addo

President Nana Akufo-Addo has said unlike the biggest opposition party, the National Democratic Congress (NDC), the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) does not fritter the country’s resources on guinea fowls (akonfem). According to him, the NPP is a party that keeps its promises unlike the NDC. “We are not like those who used the country’s […]

Politics

A-G’s contempt case adjourned to 24 Feb.

An Accra High Court has adjourned the contempt case filed against Auditor-General Daniel Yaw Domelevo to 24 February 2020.  Senior Minister Yaw Osafo-Maafo and four others initiated a contempt application against Mr Domelevo for his refusal to file a response to their appeal against his decision to disallow a $1-million payment made under his supervision […]

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Politics

Leave us out of your presidential debates – NPP to NCCE

The governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) has dissociated itself from any presidential debate the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) intends to hold ahead of the December elections. According to the NPP, the NCCE has not had any prior engagements with the party on the matter and has, therefore, breached courtesy by publicly announcing its […]

Politics

Airbus Bribery Scandal: Why Mahama can’t exonerate himself

The bribery scandal involving Airbus, Europe’s largest aerospace multinational, has opened a whole conversation on the corruption subject involving the former president and current flagbearer of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama. According to The Guardian of the UK, Airbus was found guilty by a High Court in London for paying huge […]

Business News
Business

COVID-19: Republic Bank defers loan repayment for customers for 6 months

Republic Bank Ghana, a subsidiary of Republic Financial Holdings Limited (RFHL), has become the first bank to announce a deferment in the repayment of loans by its customers. The loan repayment deferment for customers and staff of the bank is for a maximum period of six months, and is in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. […]

Business

ECG introduces new code

As part of efforts to enhance its activities, the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) has introduced a new short code. The code *226# is to help its non-smartphone users to recharge their prepaid credit digitally. The Managing Director of ECG, Mr Kwame Agyenim-Budu, at the launch of the new code in Accra on Tuesday, 18 […]

Business

Absa to remain significant Tier-1 bank

Absa Bank will remain a significant player in the Ghanaian banking industry. Absa which until this morning was Barclays is a top-notch tier one bank. According to the Managing Director of the Bank, Abena Osei-Poku, her outfit which has been the most profitable in the industry for the past three years, is a major financier […]

Business

NDC’s financial records unmatched – Terkper

A former Finance Minister under the erstwhile John Mahama-led administration, Seth Tekper, has said that the financial performance and records of the former government are unmatched.  According to him, Mr Mahama’s administration exhibited prudent financial management compared to the current government, as records are there to show. Mr Terkper noted that the programmes being implemented […]

Business

How Airbus paid bribes for the sale of military aircrafts to Ghana in 2009, 2015

According to documents released by a UK Court, it has emerged that some top representatives from government of Ghana under the Mills-Mahama administration took bribes from the world’s largest airliner manufacturer, Airbus between 2009 and 2015. UK prosecutors said that Airbus employees promised success-based commission payments of approximately €5 million euros to bribe government officials […]

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Entertainment

Coronavirus kills jazz icon Manu Dibango

The family of Cameroonian Afro-jazz star Manu Dibango say they are mourning the loss of their “Pappy Grove”. Announcing the 86-year-old saxophonist’s death to his fans on Facebook, they said: “A voice rises in the distance. “It is with deep sadness that we announce the loss of Manu Dibango, our Papy Groove, who passed away […]

Entertainment

Here’s what reportedly killed Highlife musician Kofi B

Fresh details have emerged about what led to the death of Highlife musician Kofi B. According to a new report by Zionfelix.com, Kofi B died as a result of a heart attack. He is said to have complained of chest pains and usual heartbeat after a performance at Cape Coast on Sunday. The report said […]

Entertainment

Miss Ghana brouhaha: Inna Patty ‘gives up’

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Exclusive Events Ghana, Inna Patty, has established that she has stopped fighting the several rumors by some individuals who constantly try to discredit her hard-earned reputation. The pageant has been saddled with contentions including the incessant resignation of beauty queens in the last couple of years plus the unsubstantiated claims […]

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“Masturbation is a beautiful thing; I masturbate when horny” – Stephanie Benson

Ghanaian songstress Stephanie Benson has disclosed that she masturbates whenever she feels for sex and the husband is not around or asleep. The 52-year-old mother described masturbation as a beautiful thing, asking why Ghanaians see it as a taboo. She said masturbation is important for women to explore their bodies, adding that there is nothing […]

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Invite me to Jubilee House – Wendy Shay tells Akufo-Addo

Ghanaian Afropop songstress, Wendy Shay, has asked President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to invite her to the presidency to discuss the creative industry. The ‘Bedroom Commando’ said the President must meet and interact with female artistes just as he met dancehall artiste Shatta Wale at the Jubilee House. She praised the President for the love […]