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Iran election: Hardliner Raisi set to win in first round

Hardliner Ebrahim Raisi is to be Iran's next president after a partial vote count gave him an unassailable lead. He beat three other candidates in a poll in which several contenders were barred from standing. Mr Raisi is Iran's top judge...

Kumasi chosen among 50 others globally to compete in 2021 Global Mayors challenge

The Ashanti Regional capital Kumasi has been selected as one of the 50 Champion Cities under the 2021 Global Mayors’ challenge. The Global Mayors Challenge is a competition among all Mayors across the globe to submit issues confronting their cities...

Iranians vote in presidential election marred by disqualification row

Iranians are voting to elect a new president, with all but one of the four candidates regarded as hardliners. Opinion polls suggest Ebrahim Raisi, a conservative Shia cleric who heads the judiciary, is the clear favourite. Mr Raisi is an ally...

US Supreme Court blocks child slavery lawsuit against chocolate firms

The US Supreme Court has ruled food giants Nestlé USA and Cargill can't be sued for child slavery on African farms from where they buy their cocoa. Six African men alleged that they were trafficked from Mali and forced to...

Ethiopian looted artefacts withdrawn from UK auction

Two artefacts looted from Ethiopia by colonial-era British troops have been withdrawn from auction. The Ethiopian bible with a leather satchel and a cross, and a set of horn beakers had been due to be auctioned today by Busby auctioneers...

Juneteenth: US to add federal holiday marking end of slavery

The US Congress has overwhelmingly passed a bill to add a federal holiday to the calendar marking Juneteenth - the end of slavery in the nation. The House of Representatives backed the legislation by 415-14, a day after it was...

Biden and Putin praise Geneva summit talks but discord remains

The presidents of the US and Russia have praised their talks in Geneva but have made little concrete progress at the first such meeting since 2018. Disagreements were stated, said US President Joe Biden, but not in a hyperbolic way,...

World Bank rejects El Salvador request for Bitcoin help

The World Bank has rejected a request from El Salvador to help with the implementation of Bitcoin as legal tender. The international lender cited concerns over transparency and the environmental impact of Bitcoin mining. Earlier this month, the Central American...

Spanish man jailed for killing and eating his mother

A Spanish man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison after killing his mother and eating her remains. Alberto Sánchez Gómez, 28, was arrested in 2019 after police found body parts around his mother's home - some in plastic...

G7 pledges one billion doses of coronavirus vaccines

Leaders of the Group of Seven (G7) nations have agreed to provide up to one billion doses of coronavirus vaccines, of which at least half will be delivered by the end of this year. At the end of their three-day...

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President Akufo-Addo calls on African Leaders to fight terrorism together as no country is insulated against the threat

President Akufo-Addo has warned that no African country is insulated against terrorism. He said this at the opening session of...

Registered Midwives Association elects new regional executives

The Upper East Regional branch of the National Association of Registered Midwives, Ghana (NARM-GH) has elected new executive members to steer the affairs of...

Let’s promote sexual and reproductive health among adolescent girls – Gender Minister

Mr Sarah Adwoa Safo, Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection, has said that the promotion of good sexual and reproductive health and rights...

Ghana’s security threatened by serious, organized crimes- COP Tiwaa Addo-Danquah

Director-General of Police In-charge of Welfare, COP Maame Yaa Tiwaa Addo-Danquah, says crime in the country continues to evolve in a very sophisticated fashion...

Bullion van robbers will be smoked out soon- Kofi Boakye assures

Director-General, Legal and Prosecution of the Police Service, COP Nathan Kofi Boakye, says the Police are making frantic efforts to arrest those who robbed...