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The limited voter registration exercise took off after 12 noon yesterday following a system failure that thwarted the start across the country. Many of the registration centres, primarily limited to the district offices of the Electoral Commission (EC), recorded minimal figures as many prospective registrants had left by the time the registration system was fixed. Before then, scenes of chaos and...
The Attorney-General Godfred Dame has requested live coverage of the anti-LGBTQI case in court. Ghanaian Journalist, Richard Dela Sky, and Researcher Dr. Amanda Odoi are set to appear before the Supreme Court today, Wednesday, May 8, 2024, to move their respective lawsuits challenging the passage of the anti-LGBTQ+ Bill. In a letter to the Chief Justice, the Attorney-General justified his application...
A new report by migration consultancy firm Henley & Partners has found that African applicants face a significantly higher hurdle than most when it comes to obtaining a Schengen visa, with rejection rates reaching a staggering 30% in 2022.  This stands in stark contrast to the global average of 17.5 percent and disproportionately impacts African nations despite them submitting the...
An environmental activist and forestry student from Ghana has set a new world record for the most trees hugged in one hour. 29-year-old Abubakar Tahiru hugged a total of 1,123 trees, averaging almost 19 per minute. Abubakar grew up in a farming community in Tepa, Ghana, where he developed a keen interest in nature and its conservation. After completing his undergraduate degree specializing...
Starlink licensing in Ghana
The approval of the application follows the policy approval of the Satellite Licensing Framework in Ghana by the Ministry of Communications and Digitalisation. The administrative processes toward the issuance of the license are ongoing and will be completed shortly. Starlink, owned by SpaceX operates a network of low-Earth orbit satellites that transmit signals from satellite to satellite and ground stations to provide...
In a troubling case that highlights the dangers of online deception, Paul Efeturi Niboro, a 31-year-old Nigerian national, has been remanded into prison custody by the High Court for a series of offenses, including the publication of sexually explicit videos of a Jehovah’s Witness lady he defrauded online. The accused, arraigned on 10 counts including fraud, publication of obscene material,...
Ningo Prampram Member of Parliament, Sam George, has alluded to the political cost of the ongoing power crisis, popularly referred to as 'dumsor.' In a post on social media (April 22, 2024) the lawmaker referred to dumsor among others as "A sting in the tale. A nail in the casket. A dirge of failure. An irrefutable lived experience." He also cryptically...
KODA
A video of the late gospel singer, KODA narrating his ordeal for taking wrong medication for almost a year has gone viral hours after his demise. The video which was a live session of KODA with his fans had the latter tell the horrific story of a doctor giving him wrong medication which he took for eight months. KODA revealed that...
A Member of the Energy and Mines Committee of Parliament, Dr Rashid Pelpuo, has accused the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) of failing to recognise the desires of Ghanaians to be well-informed about the ongoing issues with electricity supply.  Several areas across the country have been experiencing intermittent power outages for some time now, compelling many of the affected residents...
Yvonne Nelson movie
Renowned Ghanaian actress, Yvonne Nelson has called on Think Tank, IMANI Ghana to partner for a second protest over the recent erratic power cuts in the country. In a tweet on April 22, the movie producer expressed her preparedness to partner with IMANI Ghana for the second time to stage a massive demonstration against the Akufo-Addo government for the consistent...