Month: April 2017

Fall Armyworm
Homeland News Science & Tech

Invasion of fall armyworms ravages crops in 20 African countries

Insect to cause $3bn damage to maize in next 12 months and serious food shortages An invasion of fall armyworms from the Americas has ravaged crops across more than 20 African countries, putting hundreds of millions of people at risk of hunger. Experts warned this week that the continent will […]

Wall Street financier busted for $800K fake loan scheme
Africans Abroad Religion

Wall Street financier busted for $800K fake loan scheme

Anthony NyameA Wall Street financier hatched an elaborate scheme to steal $800,000 from three clients, including a church, officials said. Anthony Nyame, CEO of General Capital Corporation, was arrested Wednesday for falsely telling his marks that he could arrange millions of dollars in loans for them if they fronted thousands […]

Samuel Kwarteng
Africans Abroad

A 20 year old Ghanaian shot and killed in Virginia

RICHMOND, Va. — A 20-year-old Virginia Commonwealth University student was killed overnight in the Carver neighborhood, adjacent to the university. Samuel Kwarteng, from Alexandria, Va., was shot and killed during an altercation off campus in the 1200 block of W. Moore Street, VCU President Michael Rao announced. Kwarteng resided in […]

Members of Jehovah's Witnesses in Russia
Religion

Supreme Court bans Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia

Russia’s Supreme Court on Thursday banned Jehovah’s Witnesses from operating anywhere in the country, accepting a request from the justice ministry that the religious organization be considered an extremist group. The court ordered the closure of the group’s Russian headquarters and its 395 local chapters, as well as the seizure […]

Ghana Police patrolling the streets
Homeland News

Uneasy calm in Alavanyo, Nkonya after weekend shootings

There is uneasy calm in the Alavanyo and Nkonya areas in the Volta Region following a shooting incident last week. The recent upsurge in the conflict, believed to be linked to an age-old land conflict between the people of Nkonya-Tayi and Alavanyo-Kpeme that had negatively affected peace and development in […]

Janet Amponsah
Sports Track & Field

Janet Amponsah qualifies for IAAF World Championships

Sprinter Janet Amponsah has given a ray of hope to Ghana athletics after picking the first ticket for this year’s international Athletics Associations Federations (iAAF) Championships to be staged in london in August. Amponsah picked the qualification at the War Eagle Invitational Meet in the USA, where she clocked a […]

Abedi Pele
Soccer Sports

Appiah needs every support to succeed — Abedi Pele

Former Black stars skipper, Abedi “Pele” Ayew Former Black stars skipper, Abedi “Pele” Ayew, says Black stars coach, James Kwasi Appiah needs the support of everyone to succeed at the job on his second coming. While Abedi Pele, has no doubt that Appiah will succeed on his comeback because of […]

Kwesi Appiah returns as Ghana coach on a two-year contract
Soccer Sports

I’ll make Stars great again — Appiah

Coach Kwasi Appiah (left) and Tony Baffoe in a hearty mood at the El-Wak Stadium last Saturday Incoming Black Stars coach, Kwasi Appiah, says he is going to roll up his sleeves, get his hands dirty and help make the senior national team great again. Appiah arrived in the country […]

Mr. Ibrahim Mahama, brother of former President John Dramani Mahama
Homeland News

EOCO orders Ibrahim Mahama to pay GH¢12.7m within two weeks

Mr. Ibrahim Mahama, brother of former President of Ghana, John Dramani Mahama The Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO) has given Mr Ibrahim Mahama, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Engineers & Planners, a private engineering firm, a two-week ultimatum to pay almost GH¢13 million, being import duties and interest […]

Okyene inspecting the SUV
Business Homeland News

Okyenhene buys Kantanka SUV

The Okyenhene, Osagyefuo Amoatia Ofori Panin II, has acquired a Kantanka SUV manufactured by Kantanka Automobile Company at a cost of GH¢150,000. The vehicle was handed over to Osagyefuo at Kyebi on Monday . After inspecting the vehicle, the Okyenhene expressed confidence in the Ghanaian car manufacturing company and urged […]