Thursday, May 23, 2019

Binyavanga Wainaina: Kenyan author and gay rights activist dies

Prize-winning Kenyan writer Binyavanga Wainaina has died after a short illness at the age of 48. He won the Caine Prize for African writing in 2002 and was best known around the world for his satirical...

Weightlifter’s leg SNAPS as he attempts to squat 250kg

This is the horrifying moment a weightlifter's leg snaps as he attempts to squat 250kg (550lbs) during a competition in Russia. Yaroslav Radashkevich was at the Eurasian Weightlifting Championship when he buckled under the colossal weight...

Ghana has solved problem of basic financial inclusion – Bawumia

Most Ghanaians have over the years been excluded from basic banking services because of lack of identity, inability to produce a utility bill, or an address. However, the introduction and adoption of comprehensive Mobile Money...

Role of women crucial in conflict resolution – Ibn Chambas

Special Representative of the UN Secretary General for West Africa and the Sahel Dr Mohamed Ibn Chambas has reiterated the vital role of women in peace building and conflict resolution across the continent, and...

Niki Lauda, Austrian Formula 1 legend, dies at 70

Three-time Formula 1 world champion Niki Lauda has died at the age of 70. Lauda, who underwent a lung transplant in August, "passed away peacefully" on Monday, his family said. The legendary Austrian, one of the...

SA judge dies of snake bite in Zambia

South African Labour Court Judge Anton Steenkamp, 57, has died after being bitten by a black mamba - one of the most venomous snakes - while on holiday in Zambia. "We are devastated. No words....

Support SDG Delivery Fund – Akufo-Addo urges CEOs

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has called for stronger action from Corporate Ghana to support the attainment of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. In 2015, more than 190 world leaders committed to 17 Sustainable...

My songs are inspired by Ghana – DJ Cuppy reveals

Undoubtedly one of the best DJ’s on the continent, DJ Cuppy has revealed that all the songs she has made were inspired by Ghana. She noted that the drums used to make her instrumentals were...

K’si: Prioritise healthy lifestyles – US Amb.

The United States Ambassador to Ghana, Stephanie S. Sullivan, has urged Ghanaians to prioritise healthy lifestyles and pursue professional care when faced with medical situations. According to her, the practice whereby people delay in seeking...

NIA authorised registration at selected churches

The National Identification Authority (NIA) says it gave permission for the registration exercise to be carried out, on Sunday, May 19, at some selected centres located on church premises in the Accra West Zone. A...

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