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U.S Embassy opens full scholarship for Mandela Leadership

The United States Embassy is encouraging young leaders to apply for the 2018 Mandela Washington Fellowship, which opened from September 13 to October 11, 2017. A statement issued by the Public Affairs Unit of the U.S Embassy and copied to the Ghana News Agency in Accra on Thursday, said the application for the Fellowship would close at exactly 1600 hours …

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French will be compulsory up to SHS level – Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said his government will make French a compulsory subject from the basic to the senior high school level in Ghana. The Ghanaian leader noted that to survive in the ECOWAS sub-region, where Ghana is surrounded by French-speaking countries, it would be essential if majority of Ghanaians can speak French. Speaking in a meeting with …

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Dr. Nyarkotey’s ‘Love’ Letter To Ebony: Why I Love You As The Dancehall Queen

I have seen her on the screen being interviewed, and met her personally. Some have different perceptions about her partly because of her truthful admission that she is a bad girl. She is not moved and she has maintained her strong stance on what she stands for. Ebony Reigns is the lady. The dancehall queen and I love the song …

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Sunyani chiefs’ rejection of B/A minister nominee baseless – Obiri-Boahen

A Deputy General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Obiri-Boahen, has said the rejection of President Akufo-Addo’s Minister-nominee for the Brong Ahafo Region, Kweku Asomah-Cheremeh, by Sunyani Traditional Council will come to nothing. He however said an attempt by people to promote a back and forth on the matter, could create unnecessary tension in the Sunyani Township, considering that its …

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Rawlingses urge Muslims to pray for peaceful polls

Ghana’s former President, Flt Lt Jerry John Rawlings and his wife Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings, have on the occasion of the Eid al-Adha festival issued a message of goodwill to the Muslim community and also asked Ghanaian Muslims to pray for peaceful polls this December. Below is the full statement In On the occasion of the Eid al-Adha festival of sacrifice, …

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Kwame Nkrumah’s overthrow

The first President of Ghana, Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah, was unconstitutionally ousted from office through a military and police coup d’état on February 24, 1966. This year marks exactly 50 years since the Convention People’s Party (CPP) government was overthrown. According to declassified documents from the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in 1999, the then US government had been trying to …

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Leadership is about service, and not self-enrichment

If anybody deserves better, then it is the PEOPLE. Regrettably, the ‘leaders’ of the people have become lords and demagogues unto themselves. Instead of becoming servants, they have become kings and queens living in opulence, while the people decay in poverty. If anybody deserves quality education, better health care, electricity, safe drinking water, improved housing, and other basic social services, …

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Who Killed J.B. Danquah?

It was Tuesday, February 9, 2016 dawn in Ghana. We woke up with sad news of the assassination of Hon. Joseph Boakye Danquah-Adu, New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament (MP) for Abuakwa North in the Eastern Region. Reports say the MP was stabbed to death by unknown assailants at his residence at Shiashi in Accra. On that red Tuesday, …

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