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NDC Progressive Forces to celebrate 31st December Revolution to honour Rawlings

The Progressive Forces of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) will celebrate the December 31, 1981 revolution in honour of former President Jerry...

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Dismissal of my disqualification case disappointing – Marrricke Gane

Failed presidential hopeful, Marricke Kofi Gane, says he is disappointed that his case challenging his disqualification from the 2020 polls was dismissed by the...

NPP urges middle class, educated elite to reject NDC

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has made a call to middle income and the educated elite within the electorate to vote for President Akufo-Addo...

N/R: We’re fully prepared for special voting – EC

The Electoral Commission in the Northern Region says all is set for the special voting slated for Tuesday, December 1, 2020, ahead of the...

Kofi Annan’s Secretary-Generalship is a highlight of my career – Dr. Spio-Garbrah

Ambassador Dr Ekwow Spio-Garbrah has disclosed that the ascension by the late Mr Kofi Annan to the position of the Secretary General of the...

Court throws out Marricke Gane’s disqualification case

An Accra High Court on Monday, November 30, 2020, dismissed a suit by Marricke Kofi Gane challenging his disqualification from the 2020 polls by...

Global COVID-19 cases top 60 million

The number of COVID-19 cases worldwide surpassed the 60 million mark Wednesday, according to Johns Hopkins University. The US-based university has recorded 60,186,902 infections and...

Black Queens complete 5-1 aggregate rout of Morocco in international friendly

Ghana’s Black Queens on Monday, handed the Atlas Lionesses of Morocco their second defeat on the spin with a Sandra Owusu Ansah inspired win...

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Saudi Arabia allows Israeli commercial planes to use its airspace

Riyadh gives approval night before low-cost Israir due to fly its first planned route to the UAE, using Saudi airspace.Saudi Arabia agreed to let Israeli airliners cross its airspace en route to the United...

Controversial pipeline given green light by Minnesota regulators

Minnesota regulators approve final permit for Enbridge Energy’s Line 3 crude oil pipeline, but the start date is not specified.Minnesota regulators have approved the final permit for Enbridge Energy’s Line 3 crude oil pipeline...

US weekly jobless claims data flawed says government watchdog

The GAO said that the US Labor Department’s weekly jobless claims numbers contain a number of inaccuracies, making it tough for policymakers to respond to the unemployment crisis caused by the pandemic.A government watchdog...

Deforestation in Brazil’s Amazon surges to 12-year high

Destruction of the world’s largest rainforest in 2020 rose 9.5 percent from a year earlier according to government data.Deforestation in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest surged to a 12-year high in 2020, official government data showed on...

The Trumps’ final White House Christmas decorations unveiled

First responders and front-line workers being challenged by the deadly coronavirus pandemic are highlighted in White House Christmas decorations that also give a special nod to Melania Trump’s redesigned Rose Garden.It’s the final Christmas...

OPEC+ meeting: Dissenting voices in the ‘black box’

OPEC negotiations are always a tactical dance, but the footwork is looking more delicate than usual after Monday’s meeting of the cartel failed to produce a decision on whether to extend oil production cuts...

Pakistan’s opposition holds Multan rally day after arrests

Protest held a day after police made arrests on orders from the government citing need to combat the coronavirus outbreak.Despite a government ban and arrests of hundreds of activists, Pakistani opposition supporters rallied in...

US braces for continued surge in COVID-19 cases, hospitalisations

As newly reported cases of the coronavirus continued to spike across much of the United States, breaking records for hospitalisations, some local leaders are moving to enact more stringent restrictions.US officials had pleaded with...

Charging ‘the Beatles’: Inside the case against ISIL fighters

As two ISIL (ISIS) fighters faced a judge in Virginia in October, Diane Foley listened from home through a muffled phone connection. She strained to make out the voices of the men prosecutors say...

Kaavan’s not-so lonely journey to freedom in Cambodia

A global effort helped bring the ‘world’s loneliest elephant’ to a new home with 600 other pachyderms.An eight-year struggle for the freedom of a majestic five-tonne Asian elephant finally came to an end as...