Month: January 2018

President Donald Trump
World

Trump plan to offer citizenship to 1.8m undocumented immigrants

The White House has outlined an immigration plan for nearly two million people to become US citizens in exchange for funding for a controversial border wall with Mexico. The framework was suggested by a senior Trump aide, ahead of legislative negotiations with Democrats. The proposed bill, to be unveiled on […]

CBP officers seized $143,968 from three Ghanaians
Africans Abroad

U.S. Customs seizes $143,000 unreported currency from three Ghanaians

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers, seized $143,968 in unreported currency from two men who departed for Ghana, and one who arrived from Ghana in three separate incidents during the weekend at Washington Dulles International Airport. CBP is not releasing the travelers’ names because none was criminally charged. During outbound […]

Otiko Afisa Djaba
Homeland News

Gender Minister committed to closing down witches camp – Otiko

The Gender Minister, Otiko Afisah Djaba, has reassured that her Ministry is committed to closing down witches camps in the northern part of the country. Otiko Afisah Djaba, however, says the Ministry’s efforts are being hampered by the unwillingness of a lot of suspected witches to return home. Answering questions […]

Hon Adwoa Sarfo
Homeland News

Government to provide Police with 504 flats – Adwoa Sarfo

Member of Parliament for Dome Kwabenya Constituency, Sarah Adwoa Sarfo, says government will construct 504 flats for police officers at the Kwabenya in the Greater Accra Region. The project is expected to meet the accommodation needs of personnel. According to her, a modern Police Station will also be included in […]

Guantanamo Bay detainees
Politics

Gitmo 2 to remain in Ghana as refugees – Government decides

The two ex-inmates of Guantanamo Bay who are currently in Ghana have become Ghana’s responsibility and will not return to their country, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey has said. She disclosed this to parliament on Wednesday, 24 January 2018. Ms Botchwey told parliament that: “No exit arrangements were […]

Vice-President Dr Bawumia
Politics

Ken Agyapong prevented from seeing Bawumia amid suspicion of poisoning

The conspiratorial posturing of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government over the sudden illness of Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia has taken a turn for the spooky as high-ups of the ruling party are spotted prowling around the London hospital in which Dr. Bawumia is on admission. With the precincts of […]

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 […]