Month: January 2017

Razak Brimah, Black Stars Number goalkeeper and second-choice goalkeeper of Spanish second-division side, Cordoba
Soccer Sports

AFCON 2017: Razak Brimah apologises for insulting Black Stars fans

Black Stars goalie, Razak Brimah has issued an apology for an expletive-laden tirade he directed at Ghanaians in a video on Facebook yesterday. Brimah, 29, in the video which he has since deleted took offence at criticisms and leveled against him for his performances at AFCON 2017 by Ghanaians and […]

Minister designate for Regional Reorganisation and Development, Mr Daniel Kwaku Botwe
Homeland News Politics

National interest to determine creation of new regions — Dan Botwe

The Minister designate for Regional Reorganisation and Development, Mr Daniel Kwaku Botwe, says the government’s decision to create four additional regions is not for political expediency but rather to accelerate development in every part of the country. “The motive is in the national interest and not for political consideration,” he […]

Ghana’s Frank Acheampong shields the ball from Uganda’s Moses Oloya. Photograph: Justin Tallis/AFP/Getty Images
Soccer Sports

Acheampong revels in new role. Dreams of lifting AFCON title

Black Stars wing-back Frank Acheampong is enjoying his time at the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON)  and is optimistic the team can ride on their experience, team ethic and go all the way to the final and win the trophy. A replacement for injured left-back Baba Rahman in Ghana’s first […]

Bribery Scandal
Homeland News Politics

Parliament bribery allegation: OccupyGhana calls for police probe

Pressure group, OccupyGhana has called for an independent police investigation into the bribery allegation surrounding Parliament’s Appointments Committee. The group is further calling for criminal prosecution of anyone found culpable in the bribery scandal, as well as possibly criminal sanctions for those making the allegations if they prove to be […]

Vice-President urges Stars to win AFCON
Soccer Sports

Vice-President urges Stars to win AFCON

Vice-President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has urged the Black Stars to stay focused and win the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Gabon after reaching the semi-finals last Sunday. Dr Bawumia congratulated the team on qualifying for the last four stage after a 2-1 win over DR Congo. Two goals […]

Otiko Afisa Djaba
Homeland News Politics

I owe Mahama no apologies – Otiko

Gender and Social Protection minister designate, Madam Otiko Afisa Djaba says she will not apologise to former President John Mahama for comments she made during the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) campaign. Madam Otiko Djaba is reported to have described the former president as “wicked, evil and someone with a heart […]

Gender Minister-designate Otiko Afisa Djaba
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I didn’t support Agyapong’s “sex for job” claims – Otiko

The Minister designate for Gender and Social Protection, Madam Otiko Afisa Djaba has said she did not support claims by the Member of Parliament (MP) for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong that the Chairperson for the Electoral Commission (EC) was appointed due to sexual favours. According to her, she only called […]

Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa
Homeland News Politics

I’m shocked at Muntaka’s denial of bribery allegation – Okudzeto Ablakwa

The move by the Minority Chief Whip in Parliament, Alhaji Mohammed Mubarak Muntaka to isolate himself from the accusation that a bribe was exchanged through him, supposedly coming from a ministerial nominee to influence Minority members on the Appointments Committee has been challenged. According to the Member of Parliament for […]

Ambassador Kwesi Quartey, the newly elected Vice Chair of the African Union Commission
Homeland News

Ambassador Quartey’s election as AU Vice Chair is great news – Akufo-Addo

The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said the election of Ambassador Kwesi Quartey as Vice Chair of the African Union Commission was a great news for Ghana. Ambassador Quartey, a former Secretary to President John Dramani Mahama was on Monday elected at the 28th Summit of Heads of State […]

President Akufo-Addo interacting with some dignitaries after a session at the AU Summit at Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Homeland News

President asks UN Sec-Gen to reform Security Council. Proposes full representation of Africa

The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has called on the new United Nations (UN) Secretary-General, Mr António Manuel de Oliveira Guterres, to spearhead the democratic reforms of the UN Security Council. Such reforms, he said, should include the full representation of Africa on the Security Council, as proposed by the […]