Month: January 2018

The 5 suspects
Homeland News

Bantama gang-rape boys discharged

The Asokwa Juvenile Court has struck out the case involving five suspects alleged to have been involved in a gang-rape in Bantama in the Ashanti Region. According to the state attorney in charge of the case, one of the suspects in the case is not a minor, hence the need […]

Guantanamo Bay detainees
Politics

GITMO 2 will know their fate when Parliament resumes – Nana Addo

President Akufo-Addo says the fate of the two Guantanamo Bay detainees in Ghana will be determined by Parliament when the House reconvenes from recess. He said he is fully aware that a decision has to be made on the fate of the two, Mahmud Umar Muhammad Bin Atef and Khalid […]

British Airways
Africans Abroad

British Airways to Ghana grounded due to a bedbug infestation

British Airways had to ground a jet after the cabin crew refused to fly on it due to a bedbug infestation. They walked out minutes before take-off and were beyond their working hours when a replacement plane was found. The flight to Ghana eventually left Heathrow four hours late. It […]

Children riding canoe to cross the river to school
Homeland News

Menstruating girls cannot go to school in Denkyira Kyekyewere

“Spiritually the River god is a man born on Tuesday. So it is that day that the spirit is revoked and does certain rites…certain things about women, like menstruation, are regarded as unclean. Hence, it is a taboo for women to cross the river on this day and during menstruation. […]

Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh, Minister of Education
Africans Abroad

Gov’t abandons medical students in Cuba

The government of Ghana has abandoned about 264 medical students in Cuba on government scholarships. In an interview with Osei Agyena on Ako radio, Nyarko Quansah, president of the students union expressed deep concern over government’s refusal to pay heed to their plight. Nawwaf Abass Lamin who is the organizing […]

Martin Amidu
Politics

Martin Amidu elected as Special Prosecutor

President Akufo-Addo has announced Mr. Martin Alamisi Amidu as the first Special Prosecutor. In a groundbreaking announcement set to shock many political watchers, the President extolled Martin Amidu, a member of the opposition National Democratic Congress’s virtues, saying he has no doubt his nominee is very qualified and able to […]

Police to protect rights of homosexuals
Lifestyle

Police to protect the rights of homosexuals in Ghana

The Inspector General of Police, David Asante-Apeatu says the police service would adopt more proactive steps and pragmatic approaches to ensure the safety of lesbians, gays, bisexual and transgender people in Ghana. This assurance was contained in a letter by the police service in response to the Human Rights Watch’s […]

David Asante-Apeatu, IGP
Lifestyle

Human Rights Watch steps up LGBT campaign; Petitions IGP for protection

Human Rights Watch, a rights advocacy organisation, has petitioned the Inspector General of Police (IGP) demanding protection for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community in Ghana. The US-based organization wants David Asante-Appeatu to ensure that the fundamental human rights of LGBTs in the country are safeguarded at all times. […]

SDA church demands justice for members attacked by armed robbers
Religion

SDA church demands justice for members attacked by armed robbers

The Seventh-Day Adventist Church is asking for justice for members of the Adoato-Adumanu branch who were attacked by a gang of armed robbers on the eve of Christmas. One person was injured when three masked armed robbers attacked members of the church during an all-night prayer service. President of the […]