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Ghana: Daughter of late President Rawlings warns of funeral scam

– Advertisement – The eldest daughter of Ghana’s former President Jerry Rawlings has warned against online fraudsters who claim to be raising money for her father’s funeral. Zanetor Agyeman-Rawlings, in a statement posted on her Facebook account on Thursday, said fake social media accounts had been created in her name to solicit funds. She said the fraudsters are targeting people who are sending their condolences. Ms Agyeman-Rawlings is the MP for the Klottey Korle constituency in Ghana’s parliament. – Advertisement – Former leader Jerry Rawlings died on 12 November aged 73. The…

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Ghana: Ex-graft prosecutor says president is ‘mother serpent of corruption’

– Advertisement – The former Special Prosecutor for corruption in Ghana, Martin Amidu has described the president, Nana Akufo Addo as “mother serpent of corruption.” Amidu resigned on November 16, 2020 saying in his letter to Ghana’s President that “The one condition upon which I accepted to be nominated as the Special Prosecutor when you invited me to your Office on 10th January 2018 was your firm promise to me that you will respect and ensure same by your Government for my independence and freedom of action as the Special…

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Families of migrants killed under Jammeh sue Gambia, Ghana

– Advertisement – The families of some West African migrants who were killed in Gambia under former leader Yahya Jammeh have sued the governments of Gambia and Ghana. Assisted by ANEKED, they filed complaints on Wednesday against the two governments before the ECOWAS Community Court of Justice for infringing several international human rights, including the right to judicial remedies. In July 2005, 44 Ghanaian migrants as well as some 12 other West Africans (from Nigeria, Senegal, Togo, and Côte d’Ivoire) including two women (one reportedly pregnant) forcibly disappeared in The Gambia while on their way to Europe by sea.…

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Ghana’s special prosecutor for corruption resigns

– Advertisement – Ghana’s Special Prosecutor for corruption, Martin Amidu on Monday resigned from his position. In a letter to Ghana’s President Mr. Amidu said “The one condition upon which I accepted to be nominated as the Special Prosecutor when you invited me to your Office on 10th January 2018 was your firm promise to me that you will respect and ensure same by your Government for my independence and freedom of action as the Special Prosecutor.” Mr. Amidu believes he hasn’t been given that freedom and independence to operate.…

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All-African Students mourn death of Ghana’s ex-president Rawlings

– Advertisement – The All-African Students Union (AASU) has expressed its deepest condolences to the family of the late former President of Ghana, Flt. Lieutenant Jerry John Rawlings. In a statement signed by the Secretary-General of AASU, Peter Kwasi KWOJIE, he noted that the great work of President Jerry John Rawlings cannot be overemphasized. The Former President Passed on after a short illness at the Korle-bu Teaching hospital in Accra on November 12th 2020. The AASU statement noted that the legacy of Former President Rawlings will forever live on. “Unquestionably,…

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Ghana’s former President Rawlings is dead

– Advertisement – Ghana’s former President, Jerry John Rawlings has died at the age of 73. He died on Thursday in the capital Accra while undergoing medical treatment at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital. Mr. Rawlings last month buried his mother Madam Victoria Agbotui who died at the age of 101. Rawlings, a former military leader who subsequently became a politician ruled Ghana from 1981 to 2001. He previously ruled for a brief period in 1979 after leading a military junta. – Advertisement – Rawlings remained a leader of a military junta…

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G4S Security Services MD inducted into Ghana Corporate Hall of Fame

– Advertisement – The Managing Director of G4S Security Services, Mr. Michael Gyapah has been inducted into the Ghana Corporate Hall of Fame. The award was presented at the 2nd Corporate Ghana Hall of Fame event held Friday 31 October 2020 at the Marriott Hotel in Accra. The Corporate Ghana Hall of Fame is conceptualized as a grouping of selected current and former Chairpersons and Overall Top CEOs in Ghana’s Business Sector whose accomplishments deserve to be recognized and celebrated for posterity to commemorate and emulate. Mr. Michael Gyapah was…

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EU Election Observation Mission begins work in Ghana

– Advertisement – The European Union Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) to Ghana’s forthcoming presidential and parliamentary elections has started its work. Chief Observer Mr. Javier Nart, a Member of the European Parliament from Spain, stated: “this mission is a clear sign of the EU’s strong commitment to supporting peaceful, credible and transparent elections in the country”. It is the EU’s third EOM to Ghana after 2008 and 2016, as well as an Election Follow-up Mission in 2019. “This is a unique and very interesting contest featuring, among the 12…

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A Ghanaian maize farmer thrives on the ashes of destroyed forest

Hundreds of farmers are benefitting from a project that repurposes degraded forest land ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast, October 28, 2020/ — For years, Christiana Akwabea admired the vast fields she visited in neighboring districts to buy maize for reselling and dreamed of one day owning a plot of land where she could grow the staple crop. But there wasn’t much land for commercial farming in Seikwa in Ghana’s Bono Region, and the local soil is more suitable for cultivating cashew and yam. In 2017, the mother of six got her wish…

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82 shortlisted for 2nd Ghana Cocoa Awards

– Advertisement – From a total of 155 entries received for the 2020 edition of the annual Ghana Cocoa Awards, 82 nominees have been shortlisted for the 2nd Networking and Awards Gala Night on 14th November 2020 at the Kempinski Hotel Gold Coast City, Accra Ghana. The eminent Advisory and Awarding Board, chaired by Professor Emmanuel Ohene Afoakwa, is presently assessing the finalist entries to deliver the ultimate winners for all categories. The winners will be announced exclusively at the Gala Night, which commences at 7PM prompt. The Ghana Cocoa Awards secretariat…

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