Category archives for: Breaking News

USCIS Will Issue Redesigned Green Cards and Employment Authorization Documents

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services April 19, 2017 announced a redesign to the Permanent Resident Card (also known as a Green Card) and the Employment Authorization Document (EAD) as part of the Next Generation Secure Identification Document Project. USCIS will begin issuing the new cards on May 1, 2017. These redesigns use en- hanced graphics […]


City residents ages 14-24 have until Friday, April 29 to apply for lottery   NEW YORK – New York City Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) Commissioner Bill Chong today announced that DYCD extended the application deadline for the 2016 Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) to Friday, April 29, 2016. SYEP, the nation’s largest […]

NDC retains Amenfi West Seat

The National Democratic Congress’ (NDC) candidate, Eric Afful has retained the Amenfi West seat for the ruling party after polling 15,809 of the 30,030 total votes cast in Tuesday’s by-election. His closest contender, Mr. Paul Derkyi of the New Patriotic Party polled 13,076 of the lot to place second. The two other candidates, Messrs Abraham […]

NPP: Council of Elders wants Afoko out

The council of elders of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Ghana’s largest opposition party has recommended that the party’s national chairman, Paul Afoko be suspended until 2016 after the general elections. This is after the council has met to consider complaints and events that have unfolded after the election of new executives of the party […]

Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo nominated as NPP flag bearer

Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo was nominated by a conference of delegates of the New Patriotic Party on Saturday October 18 as the party’s presidential candidate for the 2016 general elections. Nana Addo polled 117, 413 votes representing 94.35 per cent as against 5,908 representing 4.75 per cent by Alan Kyerematen in the party’s leadership […]

Osei Ameyaw Pulls Out of October 18 Race

Mr. Kofi Osei Ameyaw, Member of Parliament for Asuogyaman has decided to pull out of the October 18 caucus to elect a flag bearer from the remaining four remaining NPP aspirants and throw his weight behind the leading candidate, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo. Mr. Osei Ameyaw was among the five selected out of the […]

BBC World TV’s Komla Dumor dies

BBC TV presenter Komla Dumor has died suddenly at his home in London at the age of 41, it has been announced. Ghana-born Dumor was a presenter for BBC World News and its Focus on Africa programme. One of Ghana’s best-known journalists, he joined the BBC as a radio broadcaster in 2007 after a decade […]

Breaking News: NPP petition thrown out!

Ghana’s Supreme Court on Thursday August 29, 2013 upheld John Mahama’s presidency as valid. The nine-member panel of Justices gave Mr. Mahama a clean ‘gavel of health’ by a majority decision. The Bench’s final verdict means Mr. Mahama can see through his full four-year term as President. Petitioners’ case The Petitioners in the case – […]

Chief Justice of Ghana allows live coverage of hearings

Ghana’s Chief Justice Theodora Wood has announced that live coverage of the hearings on the petition filed by opposition NPP against the Electoral Commission and John Mahama and the NDC would be allowed. Media houses would, however, be requested to obtain accreditation from the judicial service before being allowed inside the court room. The decision […]

Elephant pulls down Mahama’s billboard – Strange but true

An elephant from a forest reserve on the Ghana-Burkina Faso border has pulled down a 2012 campaign bill board of President John Mahama in the Ghanaian village of Bagli in the Laura Nandom area on Friday April 12, 2013. The vandalism by the elephant has left residents and spiritualists reading superstitious meanings into the incident […]