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Ghana’s tourism sector records worst FDI performance in 10 years – Report

By Stephen Kwabena Effah Although FDI constitute about 49 per cent of investments into the sector, its share in the sector has been declin- ing. The development, according to Groupe Nduom Research (GN- Research), could threaten Ghana’s National Tourism Development Plan (2013-2027) that re- quires 1.3 billon dollars annually. “The sector recorded no new project […]

Egypt, once top Hepatitis C sufferer, draws cure seekers

Like millions in Egypt, Ahmed Nada suffered silently from Hepatitis C. But the country is turning from the world’s most afflicted by the disease to a global destination for those seeking a cure. Nada, 31, only learned that he carried the virus when he tried to donate blood. “At first I was very angry,” he […]

South Africa’s ruling ANC limps toward choosing new leader

South Africa’s ruling African National Congress is fending off fresh crises as the bitter fight for control of the former liberation party grows before President Jacob Zuma steps down as party leader in December. A racially divisive public relations campaign, sexual allegations against the deputy president and what appears to be a political assassination highlight […]

Prosecute them all

Published reports from Ghana’s Auditor General’s Department indicate that some members of Ghana’s Parliament have been trooping to the office of the Auditor General’s to plead on behalf of corrupt state officials under investigation. This, we believe, is abuse of power and criminal. The announcement, which came out at a forum organized by Parliament’s Constitutional, […]

Don’t abandon your culture – Professor James Small

by Kofi Ayim Ghanaians have been admonished to not abandon their culture for someone else’s. Professor James Small gave this advice at the 10th Anniversary Dinner Dance Celebrations of Akyem Association of New Jersey on September 23 at the Ramada Plaza Hotel, Newark Airport. Speaking on the theme “Divine Cultures of Africa: Is it Worth […]

Africa Needs to Transform – Ghana’s President

by Kofi Ayim Ghana’s President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has suggested that Africa can and must build a strong con- tinent that is self-sufficient to sustain and wean itself off benevolent and foreign aid, else the full realization of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) would be a mirage. He added that, as a member of […]

The Temptations and The Four Tops At NJPAC Friday, October 6, 2017

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents an evening with The Temptations and the Four Tops. If you love Motown, then you can’t afford to miss this electrifying evening of elegant harmonies and smooth-stepping moves with two GRAMMY-winning legend of classic soul and R&B: The Temptations (My Girl) and The Four Tops (Baby, I Need Your […]

Nigerian Philanthropist Tony Elumelu Donates $500,000 To Sierra Leone

by Mfonobong Nsehe Nigerian banker and philan- thropist Tony Elumelu has donated $500,000 to Sierra Leone to help alleviate the suffering of people affected by flood and mudslide in the country. Elumelu made the donation to Sierra Leonean President Ernest Bai Koroma on Wednesday during a visit to the West African country. Along with former […]

Chinese, Italian firms reach deal to refill fast-shrinking Lake Chad

By Kimeng Hilton Ndukong – Peoples Daily Hopes have been revived for the 40 million people who depend on Lake Chad for their livelihoods following the signing last June in Hangzhou, China, of a deal between Chinese construction giant, PowerChina and the Italian firm, Bonifica Spa. However, the news was only made public at the beginning […]

Sierra Leone mudslide survivors remember day the mountain moved

By Stephanie Busari “It happened as if it was a dream,” says Gabriel Fattah Manga, recalling the day his world came tumbling down around him, and his life changed forever. Early last Monday morning Manga, 25, was preparing to head to work as a carpenter in the Regent area of Freetown, Sierra Leone, when he […]