Menzgold boss, Nam1, arrives in Ghana

The Chief Executive Officer of gold derivative dealership company, Menzgold, Nana Appiah Mensah, has arrived in Ghana from Dubai. JoyNews sources say he is currently with the Criminal Investigations Department of the Ghana Police Service for interrogation. He had been in detention in Dubai since December 7, 2018 when he was arrested in that country on charges defrauding a business partner there. After months of legal tussle, he was released as prosecutors could not prove their case of fraud against him. A few weeks ago, it was reported that a…

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AFCON 2019: It’s journey over! Tunisia wins 5 – 4 on penalties

For the first time in the history of the AFCON, Tunisia has eliminated favourites Ghana to advance to the quarterfinal of the competition. The Carthage Eagles beat the Black Stars 5-4 on penalities following a 1 – 1 draw after extra time. Ghana’s hope of making a 7th straight semi-final berth was cut short and the talking point is the decision by South African referee, Victor Gomes to disallow Andre Ayew’s goal in the 42st minute. Tunisia has booked a quarterfinal clash with tournament debutants, Madagascar, who defeated D.R Congo 4-2 on…

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Ghana ranked 4th Most Peaceful Country in Africa

Ghana came 4th after Mauritius, Botswana and Malawi and respectively as the most peaceful country in Africa in the latest Global Peace Index. Ghana placed 44th in the world with Iceland leading the overall chart as the most ‘peaceful’ nation on Earth in the 2019 Global Peace Index. In addition, the world’s overall ‘peacefulness’ has improved for the first time in five years – although only marginally. Afghanistan was bottom of the list, moving below even Syria, while South Sudan, Yemen and Iraq were all in the bottom five. The report measures the ‘peacefulness’ of…

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Ghana: Why every tourist must visit the gem of West Africa

With a growing population of over 25 million people, Ghana has become West Africa’s tourist hub for vacation takers around the world. With a huge variety of places to explore, friendly locals, and few tourists, Ghana is a true West African gem. It hasn’t yet been touched by mass tourism, but this small West African country has beautiful beaches, lively cities, and an amazing culture. As a tourist, Ghana is a country that you should consider for your next travel destination. A variety of reasons exist but we will be…

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Ghana is our most important business destination in Africa – Austrian president

The President of Austria, Alexander Van der Bellen, has described Ghana as the most important destination in Africa currently for Austria and Austrian businesses. According to President Alexander Van der Bellen, the management of the Ghanaian economy, especially over the last two years, for which Ghana is projected to be the fastest growing economy in the world in 2019, has made the country very attractive for investors from Austria. The Austrian President made this known on Monday, 27th May, 2019, when he held closed door bilateral discussions with the President of…

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Ghana is being heralded as the next big tourist destination. Here’s why

When some of the most well-known faces from the African diaspora arrived for a recent vacation in Accra, Ghana, it looked like just another gathering of famous people. Actors including Idris Elba rubbed shoulders with supermodel Naomi Campbell, TV sports presenter Mike Hill, and author Luvvie Ajayi. Behind this meet-up of box office stars, fashion royalty and top creatives is a focused and ambitious strategy to make Ghana a major tourist destination. The country recently unveiled a 15-year-long tourism plan that seeks to increase the annual number of tourists to…

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Ghana has progressed but people have retrogressed – Rawlings booms

Former President Jerry John Rawlings has gone ballistic over the “uncivilised behaviour” of citizens which he says, is responsible for the eyesores of filth constantly dotted over cities. In his characteristic explosive speech where he mixes English and Ga, the former President choked as he struggled to comprehend the level of indiscipline in the country. Open defecation persists in Ghana and despite the creation of a Sanitation Ministry, it is widely believed Ghana’s sanitation situation has not improved. “This is retrogressive!” Jerry Rawlings screamed at a sensitisation ceremony ahead of…

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Time for a digital roadmap for Ghana – Bawumia

Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, has stressed the importance Government attaches to the ongoing digitization agenda, emphasizing that a digitized, formal economy is a crucial plank of the Ghana Beyond Aid agenda. Citing the impact a number of such programmes have had on national development, Vice President Bawumia assured stakeholders in the technology sector of Government’s commitment to the digitization agenda, and urged them to partner Government as she pushes for a digitally-aware population. Vice President Bawumia underscored the importance of a formal, digitalized economy and Government’s commitment to achieving…

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5 trending hairstyles in Ghana to try this year

It is true fashion changes constantly, and so must our hairdo. These trending hairstyles in 2019 have expressions of unique fashion statements on campuses, offices, markets and anywhere that people can project a personality with their hairdos. Check them out below. 1.Stitch Cornrow pony Let’s start with one of the most simple, yet beautiful stitch cornrow pony hairstyles. The stylist decided to align this hair in the perfect and casual braid. This style brings attention to your beautiful face. You do not need to spend a lot of money to rock this hairstyle.…

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Bill Gates lauds Ghana’s medical drone delivery project

Co-founder of Microsoft, Bill Gates has lauded Ghana for adopting drone technology to supply essential medical supplies to health facilities across the country. Ghana last month, inaugurated the Omenako centre in the Eastern region to serve as a point from where blood and other essential medicines and vaccines will be distributed by drones to hospitals and other healthcare facilities. In a tweet, the business magnate and philanthropist commended Ghana and Zipline, the company responsible for the installation, operation and maintenance of the drones for implementing the innovative idea. He tweeted:…

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