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Penplusbytes outdoors it’s new cross-country training project

Penplusbytes, a leader in enhancing the capacity of journalists in various thematic areas, is pleased to announce its new cross-country training project, "Drilling Down...

Ghana’s petrochemical hub vision needs time to kick-in

The short-term target to achieve Ghana's vision of becoming the petrochemical hub for the West African sub-region is unachievable, a senior state official said...

Ghana To Become The ICT Hub In West African Sub-Region

The Minister for Communications, Hon. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful says Ghana is working hard to become the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) hub in the West...

NUGS Condemns Attack On KNUST Students

The National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS), has issued a statement to the attack on KNUST students today. They are however, calling on President Nana...

West Africa needs two million bpd petroleum refinery capacity – expert

The West African sub-region needs at least a two million barrels per day capacity petroleum refinery to meet market demands for finished products in...

New Ethiopian Airline Lands At KIA

Ethiopian Airlines has landed with 235 passengers to the Kotoka International Airport in Accra with its newest Boeing 787-9 aircraft. The aircraft, tagged ‘Big Brother’,...
Noguchi Memorial Institute

Noguchi Memorial To Research Into Dangerous Diseases

The Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research, (NMIMR) of the University of Ghana, will soon acquire extra two P3 Laboratories through a Japanese Government...

NLA Elaborate Its Rich History In A Book

The National Lottery Authority (NLA) has launched a book to elaborate the authority’s rich history which has been handed down from one generation of...
Industrial and Commercial Workers Union

ICU Excited About Corporate Tax Reduction

The Industrial and Commercial Workers Union (ICU), has given thumbs-up for Government’s commitment to reduce corporate taxes to relieve the burden on business and...

Minister Promise To Make Ghana A Transportation Hub

Mr Kweku Ofori Asiamah, the Minister for Transport said he would work earnestly in ensuring that Ghana became the transportation hub of the West...
President John Mahama (left) taking the salute at the graduation

Cardiothoracic Center Head Commends Maham For Fulfilling Promise

President John Dramani Mahama on Thursday inaugurated an ultra modern Cathlab Machine at the Cardiothoracic Centre of the Korle-Teaching Hospital in Accra. The new machine,...
Cambodian peacekeepers prepare to leave for Mali and South Sudan, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, April 7, 2015. Cambodia sent 461 military personnel on Tuesday, including 29 females, to join a United Nations peacekeeping mission in the conflict-torn West African nations of Mali and South Sudan. (Xinhua/Sovannara)

Emergency Preparedness And Response to Improve in West Africa

Ministers working in the areas of health, agriculture and wildlife in the West African sub region have renewed their commitment to working together to...

WACCI commended for initiative towards food security

Mrs Mona Quartey, a Deputy Minister of Finance, commended WACCI for being one of the most outstanding Africa Centres of Excellence (ACE) in the...

West African nations seek to solve regional pipeline financial crisis

The situation, according to Walter Perez, Managing Director of the West African Gas Pipeline Company (WAPCO), was caused by the inability of some of...
Seth Terpker, Finance Minister.

West Africa: exercise wise tax revenue management

In a speech read on his behalf at a training workshop for tax professionals from the sub-region in Accra, Mr Terpker said the perception...

Dangote Cement Company announce new incentive for distance drivers

The package includes; Safe return allowance, feeding allowance and waybill allowance that would be paid into their accounts in addition to their salaries at...
Rotaract Presidents of the Three sponsoring clubs of the project with a patient. RoCH President in the Middle

West African Rotaracto Clubs Campaign for Peace

To this end members of the Rotaract Clubs in the West African sub region have outlined a series of activities to advocate for peaceful...
Chinese Ambassador to Ghana, Sun Baohong,

China vows to partake in Ghana, sub-regional development

Addressing the one day Ghana-China Investment Forum, the ambassador urged the Ghanaian side to roll out more preferential policies, and create a more...

Togo president urges vigilance due to growing terrorist threat

In a message to the nation on Tuesday night on the occasion to mark the country's 56th independence anniversary, the president noted that "in...
Dr Betty S. Annan (1st right) delivering the lecture

ASI Takes Steps To Enhance West Africa Regional Trade

She said though the West African Sub-Region is endowed with a lot of water resources, such as rivers and lakes, access to water remain...

Nana Yaa Jantuah says Ghana has low-cost utility tariffs

Nana Yaa Jantuah said that, irrespective of complaints by Ghanaian consumers that they are being burdened with hefty tariffs, the country’s tariff regime, as...
Ban Ki-moon

Ghana praised for helping to end Ebola in West Africa

This took place in a telephone interview between the Secretary General and the Ghanaian President, John Dramani Mahama, on Thursday, a release from the...
John Kudalor


He said the Ghana Police Service will not renege on their role to ensure that there is peace in Ghana and the sub-region as...
Economic Africa

Frail commodity prices slowed economic growth in West Africa

Mohammed Ben Omar Ndiaye, Director for West Africa Monetary Agency (WAMA), said the slump might have been chiefly on account of the slump...
Photo taken on November 26, 2015 shows an election campaign billboard for Zephirin Diabre, the Union for Change (UPC) candidate in Kongoussi, 110km north from Ouagadougou, capital of Burkina Faso. Burkina Faso's Presidential elections will be held on November 29, 2015. (Xinhua/Remi Zoeringre)

5 presidents to attend swearing in ceremony of Burkina Faso’s president-elect

They include Mali President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, Niger's Mahamadou Issoufou, Guinea's Alpha Conde, Senegal's Macky Sall and Cote d'Ivoire's Alassane Ouattara. On Dec. 15, Burkina...

50 to partake in 2015 gold fields PGA championships

The event comes off from Wednesday, December 2 to Saturday 5 at the Damang Golf Course in the Western region which is one of...

Terrorism remains West Africa’s biggest problem – UNODC

The threat of jihadists in Northern Mali and Boko Haram in Nigeria and surrounding countries are the biggest challenges facing the West African sub-region. Mr...
Pro-democracy protesters chant slogans against military rule at Place de la Nation in Ouagadougou, capital of Burkina Faso, November 2, 2014

Burkina Faso’s ex-Foreign Minister cleared to contest forthcoming polls

Burkina Faso's ex-Foreign Minister (FM) Brigadier General Djibrill Bassole on Sunday "took leave" from the army to be able to contest for forthcoming presidential...

ECOWAS to allocate $ 21 billion to finance over 200 projects in West Africa

The ECOWAS Community Development Programme (CDP) is set to mobilize about 21 billion U.S Dollars to enable them finance over 200 projects that cuts...

Kumasi to get a new Radiotherapy centre

Peace and Love Hospital in collaboration with Acibadem of Turkey would soon establish a radiotherapy centre in Kumasi. Dr (Mrs) Beatrice Wiafe Addai, Consultant Breast...