3rd Accra International Book Festival goes virtual in October 2020

The third edition of the Accra International Book Festival will take place from October 29 – 31, 2020. The Afro-Book Festival is expected to bring together world-class writers, artists, musicians, scientists and politicians from across the world to discuss the major issues of the day. This year’s Accra International Book Festival will combine virtual author […]

Health chief hails Africa’s fight against Covid-19

The head of the Africa Centres for Disease Control (CDC) has praised African states for managing to curb the spread of coronavirus. Africa has seen about 1.4 million cases, and 34,000 deaths since March. These figures are far lower than those in Europe, Asia or the Americas, with reported cases continuing to decline. Early interventions […]

Mahama condemns distorted, mischievous mortuary story

The Presidential Candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has described as “mischievous” a report that he promised to build more mortuaries in Muslim dominated communities. John Dramani Mahama was quoted to have said during an interview that he was going to construct more mortuaries in Zongo communities. His comment was reportedly in response to […]

US Supreme Court Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies

US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, an iconic champion of women’s rights, has died of cancer at the age of 87, the court has said. Ginsburg died on Friday of metastatic pancreatic cancer at her home in Washington, DC, surrounded by her family, the statement said. Earlier this year, Ginsburg said she was undergoing […]

Presidential candidate, Marricke Gane shares vision for Ghanaian writers on #CatchUpAfrica

Independent Presidential Candidate, Marricke Kofi Gane is expected to share his vision for Ghanaian writers at a programme dubbed #CatchUpAfrica this September. The international development practitioner will also share his plan for Ghana’s creative industry if he is given the nod at the December 7, 2020, presidential election. The encounter with Ghanaian writers will be […]

List of 30 Most Outstanding Sports Journalists in Ghana out on September 28

The list of 30 Influential sports journalists in Ghana is expected to be released on September 28, 2020. These professionals who lead sports conversations in Ghana were selected following a two-month survey conducted across the country. In a statement Wednesday, Oya! Communications Limited, organisers of the award said despite the challenging environment created by the […]

Nigeria’s Kaduna passes law to castrate child rapists

Lawmakers in Nigeria’s Kaduna State have approved surgical castration as punishment for those convicted of raping children under the age of 14. State governor Nasir Ahmad el-Rufai needs to sign the bill for it to become law in the north-western state. He has previously supported castration to prevent rapists from re-offending. The move follows public […]

Mahama not running against just Akufo-Addo but corruption – NDC Campaign team member

A member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) 2020 Campaign Team says the party’s Presidential Candidate is not just competing against President Nana Akufo-Addo but all the factors that affect the quality of life of Ghanaians. Julian Yaw Cobbinah said the mission of John Dramani Mahama in the upcoming presidential race is to rescue Ghanaians […]