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We are happy Kumasi is hosting the 63rd independence celebrations – Residents

Some residents in Kumasi, touted as Ghana's oldest and the second largest city, are giving thumps up to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for his choice of Kumasi as the venue for the national independence anniversary celebration, for the...

Ghana commemorates 72nd anniversary of 28th February Christianborg crossroads shooting

Ghana is today commemorating the 72nd anniversary of the 28 February, Christianborg crossroads shooting incident. This is celebrated every year to honor ex-servicemen, Sergeant Adjetey, Corporal Attipoe and Private Odartey Lamptey, who were shot and killed in an attempt to...

World War Two Japanese carrier wrecks found

Deep-sea explorers have found two Japanese aircraft carriers that were sunk in battle in World War Two. The carriers were among seven ships that went down in the Battle of Midway, a major air and sea battle fought between the...

US slavery: 400th anniversary marked with US Congress Delegation Visit to Ghana

The Speaker of the US House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, has travelled to Ghana in West Africa for events marking 400 years since the first enslaved Africans arrived in America. Pelosi’s delegation visited Ghana’s Cape Coast and Elmina Castles to...

Neil Armstrong’s spacesuit unveiled for public display

The space suit worn by Neil Armstrong on his iconic mission to the Moon went on public display at the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum on Tuesday. July 16 was significant in the museum's calendar as it marked exactly 50...

4th of July and why Americans celebrate it

The Fourth of July - also known as Independence Day - is America’s biggest national holiday and a time for celebration. Independence Day celebrates America’s independence from the British Empire. It is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the...

25 years after genocide, Rwanda has a new light, says leader

Twenty-five years after the start of its genocide, in which some 800,000 people were killed, Rwanda is rebuilding with hope and shines with a new light, said President Paul Kagame. Speaking at commemoration services Sunday, Kagame said that Rwandans would...

Wealthy German family to donate €10 million after extent of Nazi past is uncovered

One of Germany's wealthiest families, whose investment company owns stakes in some of the world's best-known brands including Krispy Kreme Doughnuts and Pret a Manger, is to give €10 million to charity. It came after the unearthing of evidence showing...

UK returns Ethiopian emperor's hair

The British National Army Museum has returned to the Ethiopian government the hair locks of Emperor Tewodros II - more than 150 years after they were taken during the invasion of the African state. Ethiopians sang and danced as the...

Bunkpurugu: Africa Stone, a Bimoba Pride

It can be found in Ghana. Bunkpurugu in the newly designated North East region is the location of the unique landmark. A stone of ages, naturally shaped in the form of Africa map could be of interest to visitors....

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“You’re a competent, compassionate, visionary leader” – Volta Chief to President Akufo-Addo

The Paramount Chief of Afife and President of the Afife Traditional Council, Torgbui Adrakpanya VI, has described the President...

Mahama condemns partisan disbursement of COVID-19 relief fund

The presidential candidate of the National Democratic Congress,(NDC), Mr John Dramani Mahama, has condemned the government’s selective and partisan disbursement of COVID-19 relief fund. Addressing...

NASA “scrapes” space dust from Bennu and sends it back to Earth

On Tuesday, October 20, 2020,  at 6:12 p.m. EDT (22:30 GMT)NASA will conduct one of the most daring missions in its 62-year history when...

2020 ballot sheet: NPP, NDC pick number 1 and 2 spots

The governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) have picked the first and second spots respectively on the presidential...

Mfantseman: Widow files nomination with EC to replace Ekow Kwansah Hayford

The widow of the late Member of Parliament (MP) for Mfantseman, Mrs Ophelia Mensah Hayford has filed her nomination papers with the Electoral Commission...