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Richard Lomotey is a professor at PennState
Africans Abroad

Ghanaian professor accused of kidnapping three women in the US

A Penn State professor with a side job as a Pittsburgh Uber driver who was arrested this month for allegedly kidnapping two women is now accused of kidnapping a third woman that same night. The third woman spoke with police on May 16, saying that on May 11, she was […]

National Communications Authority
Politics

NCA shuts down three more pro-NDC radio stations

The National Communications Authority (NCA) has closed down three more radio stations in an exercise it began last Thursday. Nananom FM, said to be owned by Asutifi South Member of Parliament and a former Works and Housing Minister Collins Dauda, Genesis FM, owned by NDC stalwart and 2-time Council of […]

Chris Atto's wife Bettie Jennifer was murdered Friday night
Africans Abroad

Fear grips Ghanaians in Maryland over murder of Chris Attoh’s wife

The gruesome murder of Bettie Jenifer, wife of famous Ghanaian actor, Chris Attoh, last Friday has sent shivers down the spine of many Ghanaian residents in Maryland, USA. The sad incident has also attracted mixed reactions about what might have motivated the murder. While some suspect it could have been […]

Rockson Bukari
Politics

Minister of State at the presidency resigns over bribery allegation

Minister of State at the Office of the President, Rockson Bukari has resigned from his position, days after he was caught on a leaked tape attempting to bribe a journalist to ‘kill’ a story. According to a statement from the presidency, Mr Bukari’s tendered in his resignation letter to President […]

Seventh Day Adventists tend to eat a plant based diet and abstain from alcohol and caffeine
Health

Why Seventh-Day Adventists live 7 – 11 years longer – NBC News

When researcher, author and explorer Dan Buettner was first developing the concept of the Blue Zones (the five regions in the world where people live the longest), he realized he was missing one thing: a city in the U.S. that made the cut. Determined to find an American region that […]

President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita of Mali
World

Mali President sacks generals, disbands vigilantes after massacre

Mali’s President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita sacked and replaced two generals and disbanded an anti-jihadi vigilante group on Sunday, a day after gunmen massacred 134 Fulani herders in the country’s troubled central region. The ethnic bloodshed took place less than a week after a deadly assault by jihadists on an army […]

Dr Bosmman Asare, a deputy EC Chair
Politics

Ghanaians debate on who should vote under ROPAA

Participants drawn from various sectors in a consultative meeting on the implementation of the Representation of the People’s Amendment Act (ROPAA) in Tamale, the northern regional capital, have raised varied concerns about the modalities of determining the eligibility of Ghanaian citizens abroad to take part in the exercise. While some […]

Dr Kofi Amoah, Normalization Committee Chair
Soccer

Fifa to dissolve Ghana’s Normalization Committee

The Fifa Normalization Committee, in its current form, will be no more after March 31, Joy Sports understands. The work of the four-member Normalization Committee put together last September to see to the reform of Ghana football 31 has not been completed, leading to a request for an extension of […]

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Homeland News

The village in Ghana where childbirth is banned – BBC

In the Ghanaian village of Mamfe Dove, pregnant women are not allowed to deliver in the village because it’s believed that it will offend the gods. Some expectant mothers end up making last-minute journeys in excruciating pain to avoid breaking the tradition. But some women are starting to challenge the […]

Ms Shirley Ayorkor, Foreign Affairs Minister
Politics

Three Ghanaian diplomats in US suspended for misappropriating funds

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has sanctioned three officers stationed at the Ghana Mission in New York in the US, for misappropriating funds. Their actions caused a revenue loss of over two thousand dollars to the Consulate. According to the sector Minister, Shirley Ayorkor Botchway, the officials were cited for […]