Applications open for 2020 Kwame Nkrumah Creative Writing Workshop

The Accra International Book Festival (AIBF) is currently accepting applications for the 2020 Kwame Nkrumah Creative Writing Workshop. The Afro-Book Festival has said that the face-to-face writing course will be held from October 29to 30 at the Ama Ata Aidoo Centre for Creative Writing inside the African University College of Communication (AUCC), Adabraka, for 10 […]

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 […]

Peace FM ‘begs’ NDC to return to Kokrokoo show

Management of Peace FM has sent an impassioned letter to the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) pleading with it to return to its prime show, Kokrokoo. There appears to be a misunderstanding between producers of the show and the NDC recently, leading to the withdrawal of party panellists from the Kokrokoo programme. But Peace FM […]

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 […]

Akufo-Addo extends free water policy to Dec 31, 2020

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has extended the policy on “Free water for Ghanaians” to December 31, 2020. The second extension to have been granted since the policy was introduced in the thick of the Covid-19 starts from 1st October to 31st December, 2020. This was contained in a statement issued on Wednesday by the […]

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 […]

SA lawyer ‘suspended’ for calling judge ‘stupid’

A lawyer in South Africa has been suspended for calling a judge “stupid”, according to the Times Live new site. Rembuluwani Gadabeni is said to have made the comment earlier this month and later refused to back down, IOL reports, saying he told his legal peers “I am not repentant or regretful”. Times Live says the […]

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 […]