Category archives for: Breaking News

Elephant pulls down Mahama’s billboard

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 […]

Chinua Achebe Dies

By Eun Kyung Kim, TODAY contributor Nigerian novelist and poet Chinua Achebe, whose 1958 novel “Things Fall Apart” addressed colonialism on African society, has died. His publisher, Penguin, confirmed his death, at age 82, his publisher said Friday. Achebe’s breakthrough novel focused on the clash between Western and traditional values. It told the story of […]

EC officials held for attempting to validate unsigned pink sheets

Reports reaching Joy News indicate that two officials of the Electoral Commission are being held at the Savelugu District Police Station for allegedly attempting to illegally secure evidence to facilitate the EC’s case in court against the New Patriotic Party (NPP). The officials were dragged to the police station by some supporters of the NPP […]

Supreme Court Grants NDC’s Joinder Application

The Supreme Court has granted the National Democratic Congress’ (NDC) application to be joined in the petition by the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in which the opposition is questioning the integrity of the December 7 polls. This ostensibly opens the way for the substantive matter to be heard by the Court. The nine-member bench presided […]

Obama urges new restrictions on assault weapons, magazines as part of gun control plan

President Obama called Wednesday for a new and tougher assault-weapons ban and a 10-round limit on magazines, as part of a comprehensive plan to curb gun violence that includes 23 steps he would take without congressional action. Already facing stiff opposition from gun-rights advocates and Republican lawmakers, the president called on Congress to pass several […]

Book Signing by Kofi Ayim

You are all invited to Yonkers Public Library for a Book Signing by Kofi Ayim, Editor and Deputy Publisher of Amandla and the author of “Jack Cudjoe: Newark’s Revolutionary Soldier and First Black Businessman” on December 9, 2012 at 3:00 pm.

Scores die, schools, LG HQs burnt in Maiduguri, Potiskum terror attacks

Attacks and gunfights between suspected Islamists and security forces in a north-eastern Nigerian town have killed several people and destroyed buildings, residents and authorities said on Friday, while unrest also hit another city, the French News Agency reported. Explosions and gunfire shook the city of Potiskum, sparking panic and chaos, from late Thursday, residents and […]

Amissah Arthur is Vice President

Central Bank Governor, Mr. Kwesi Amissah Arthur has been confirmed as the Vice to President Mahama. He beat competition from renowned economist, Dr. Kwesi Botchwey to annex the prestigious position. Sources close to the President have confirmed this to In accordance with the constitution, the president after he was sworn into office last Tuesday […]

Ghanaians in New York Mourn Mills

The Ghana Mission and Consulate in New York, NY will open a book of condolence for the public.  The address for the embassy is 19 East 47 Street, New York, NY.

Prez Mills is dead; Mahama to be sworn in shortly can sadly confirm that President John Evans Atta Mills has died. The President died on Tuesday afternoon hours after announcing to Parliament that he was leaving for Nigeria. He is said to have died from an acute cardiac arrest. President Mills on Saturday celebrated his 68th birthday on a low key with orphans in […]