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The Ghanaian General Election: Ghana bets on change

It was the phone call he thought he would never have to make. The fifty hours between the close of polling and making that call was testament to the time it took to come to terms with defeat. At 7.41pm on Friday 9 December 2016, Ghana’s President John Mahama of […]

Don Livesay, president of the Lake Union Conference
Religion

Is the SDA Church changing position on Human Sexuality?

  The North American Division (NAD) of the Seventh-day Adventist Church proposed a “Statement on Human Sexuality” at their Year-end Meeting on Oct. 29, 2015. After more than two hours of discussion, several revisions were incorporated into the statement, and the statement was approved on Nov. 2, 2015, by a […]

FILE PHOTO: Cocoa beans are pictured in Ghana's eastern cocoa town of Akim Akooko September 6, 2012. REUTERS/Kwasi Kpodo/File Photo
Business

Incoming Ghana government gives cocoa sector chance of fresh start

By Matthew Mpoke Bigg | ACCRA Ghana’s incoming government could give the country’s $2 billion cocoa industry a boost if it installs a more transparent executive at industry regulator Cocobod and implements reforms, industry sources said. The New Patriotic Party (NPP) said its priority is to push annual cocoa output […]

Sen. Cory Gardner took pains to cast his proposal as far broader than the Russian hacking of U.S. election officials. | AP Photo
Politics USA World

Pressure grows on McConnell for special Russia hacking probe

Sen. Cory Gardner plans to introduce legislation to create a select committee to investigate an array of cyber security threats. By BURGESS EVERETT John McCain and Lindsey Graham’s bipartisan push to create a special committee to investigate Russia’s election-season hacking and other cybersecurity threats received a potential boost Monday as […]

Scores of anti-Kabila protesters have been shot dead, like those during election demonstrations in September in Kinshasa. Credit John Bompengo/Associated Press
Africans Abroad Others World

As President Joseph Kabila Digs In, Tensions Rise in Congo

KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo — In a mansion along the Congo River, with a collection of expensive watches, expensive motorcycles and a chimpanzee in a cage, Joseph Kabila, the president of this vast and troubled country, should be packing up. Instead, he is digging in. His second term is […]

A man, reported by The Associated Press to be the gunman, after the shooting of the Russian ambassador, on the floor, on Monday at a gallery in Ankara, the capital of Turkey. Credit Hasim Kilic/Hurriyet, via Reuters
Europe World

Russian Ambassador to Turkey Is Assassinated in Ankara

ISTANBUL — Russia’s ambassador to Turkey was assassinated at an Ankara art exhibit on Monday evening by a lone Turkish gunman shouting “God is great!” and “don’t forget Aleppo, don’t forget Syria!” in what the leaders of Turkey and Russia called a provocative terrorist attack. The gunman, described by Turkish […]

Prof Mike Ocquaye (L) and other NPP members at thanksgiving service
Politics

Next Speaker of Parliament will come from the coast – Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu

The Minority Leader in Parliament, Mr Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu has given hints of who the New Patriotic Party (NPP) would put up for election as the next Speaker of Parliament from 2017 to 2020. Even though he did not mention a name, his description of the candidate fits that of Papa […]

Soldiers at Takoradi Police station
Local

Soldiers vandalize police station in Takoradi

About 20 personnel of the Ghana Air Force base in Takoradi yesterday went on rampage at the Kwesimintsim Police Station in the Western Region, attacking two police personnel on duty, (a male and female). The police personnel, who sustained various degrees of injury, were attacked purportedly with clubs and metal […]

8 Conversations you must have before you get married
Lifestyle

8 Conversations you must have before you get married

As a marriage therapist, I see a lot of couples, a lot of heartbreak, and a lot of sadness. Then—eventually—that turns into a lot of happiness and smiles. I see them thinking, “yes, we are going to make it.” Those are the moments that I hang on to. Although many […]

President Robert Mugabe called for unity in his party.
Politics

Zanu-PF confirms 92 year old Mugabe as 2018 election candidate

Zimbabwe’s governing Zanu-PF party has confirmed President Robert Mugabe as its candidate for the 2018 elections. Mr Mugabe, who is 92, has been in power since independence from Britain in 1980. At the party’s conference, the Zanu-PF youth wing even proposed that Mr Mugabe should be declared president for life. […]