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Ghana’s Harmonious Chorale crowned world champions at 2018 World Choir Games

Ghana’s sole participant at the 2018 World Choir Games, The Harmonious Chorale, has been crowned as World Champion in Pretoria, South Africa. The choir won the newly created category C28 during the second awards ceremony held on Friday at the Moreleta Park Church. This is an Open Repertoire at the championship level of the World Choir Games. In the first ... Read More »

KNUST scores high marks in credibility assessment of universities

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) has received high marks, for its ‘Good Quality’ rating, after an evaluation by the African Quality Rating Mechanism (AQRM) – a barometer used in assessing the credibility of universities on the continent. Professor Kwasi Obiri-Danso, Vice-Chancellor of the University, said the institution scored 3.25 on the AQRM’s evaluation scale, which was next ... Read More »

U.S. Ambassador commends government for fighting child trafficking

Outgoing U.S. Ambassador to Ghana, Robert P. Jackson, has lauded measures instituted by the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government resulting in the reduction in child trafficking within the past few months. According to him, the embassy has seen that “Ghana’s trafficking problem has been reduced over the last 18 months since this government came into office”. Mr Jackson who was ... Read More »

Transport fares push inflation to double-digits, hits 10% in June

The 10 percent increment of transport fares in May 2018 has increased the general price levels of goods and services in June by 10 percent, making it the first time in three months that inflation figures hit double-digits, Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) data have shown. “The general cause of the rise in inflation rate is due to the rise in ... Read More »

Married woman beaten to pulp after being caught red-handed in lesbianism

Drama unfolded yesterday at a birthday party in the Muslim community in Ashaley Botwe, a suburb of Accra when a married woman and her lesbian partner were beaten mercilessly by an angry Islamic youth after they were caught red-handed engaging in the forbidden act. According to an eyewitness who pleaded anonymity, Mrs. Sakina Haruna who was one of the guests ... Read More »

Bawku Naba decries 1966 coup; wants Bawku SHS renamed

The King of the Kusaug Kingdom, Naba Asigri Abugrago Azoka II, has called for the Bawku Senior High School (BAWSCO) to be restored to its original name— “Azoka Secondary School”. The punch with which the monarch asked for it was equal to the vim with which he had dedicated himself to a joint search for the uninterrupted peace the once-troubled ... Read More »

Education Minister backs conversion of Katanga, Conti to mixed halls

Education Minister, Dr Mathew Opoku Prempeh has backed the decision by management of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology to convert the two male halls of the University into mixed halls. Though the decision by management has been met with stiff opposition by members of the University (Katanga) and Unity Halls, authorities have maintained that the move is ... Read More »

WAEC releases WASSCE 2018 results, withholds results of 26,434 candidates

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has released provisional results of candidates of the 2018 West African Senior School Certificate Examination for school candidates. Meanwhile the examinations body says it is withholding the entire results of some 26,434 candidates pending the conclusion of investigations into various cases of examination malpractice detected during and after the conduct of the examination. The ... Read More »

One thousand Police officers deployed for NPP conference in Koforidua

One thousand police personnel have so far been deployed to the Eastern Regional capital, Koforidua, to ensure safety and protect lives and property during and after the National Delegates Conference of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP). The police personnel have been drawn from four regions to undertake such exercise from Friday July 7 to Sunday July 8, 2018. The ... Read More »

Switzerland: Journalists at Tamedia embark on strike in protest of unfair treatment and job cuts

Journalists working for Tamedia, the biggest media group in Switzerland, have undertaken a strike action to protest the unfair treatment meted out to them by their Zurich-based owners. The strike came into effect at a strategic time of 4pm on Tuesday, the exact time Switzerland were taking on Sweden in the Round of 16 of the FIFA World Cup in ... Read More »