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VP-Elect Taylor Cries in Ghanaian Church

[New Republic] Vice President-elect, Senator Jewel Howard Taylor, braved the tense atmosphere occasioned by the victory of the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC), and held back tears even when her boss wept before thousands of hands-waving crowd at the party's headquarters on the first day NEC announced results of the December 26 polls. But in Ghana, in an Accra-based Church, she did not hold back her tears before hundreds of unassuming congregants. (AllAfrica)

Fences Need to Be Mended Between Ghana and the African Court

[The Conversation Africa] Ghana's Supreme Court recently put itself at odds with the African Court on Human and People's Rights when it disregarded a provisional order made in favour of businessman Alfred Woyome. (AllAfrica)

Jewel Suffered Intimidation As Wife to Charles Taylor - Ghana's Prelate

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Nicholas Duncan Williams, Archbishop of the Christian Action Faith Ministries (CAFM) in Accra, Ghana says Liberia's Vice President-elect Jewel Howard Taylor endured intimidation as First Lady of Liberia, adding that the international community misinterpreted her situation. (AllAfrica)

'You Have My Support' - President Akufo-Addo to Isaac Dogboe, Ghanaian Boxers

[Ghana Presidency] The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has pledged his and the support of Government for Ghanaian boxers, and, by extension, the new WBO Junior Featherweight champion Isaac Dogbe. (AllAfrica)

People With Dreads, Stretch Marks, Bleached Skin Disqualified From Immigration Jobs

[Guardian] Things just got real in Ghana. (AllAfrica)

OPIC Executive Vice President Travels to Ghana

[State Department] Accra -Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) Executive Vice President David Bohigian today joined Appolonia City Chief Executive Officer Bright Owusu-Amofah and GHL Bank Chief Executive Officer Dominic Adu for a commencement ceremony at Appolonia City, a new city development near the capital, as construction starts on low- and middle-income homes supported by mortgages from GHL Bank, an OPIC client. (AllAfrica)

Justice System Needs a Major Overhaul

[The Conversation Africa] Ghanaians are flocking to the courts at a much higher rate than before. Invariably this has put pressure on the civil litigation system; cases are being stretched and delayed. The system is clogged, and people who've turned to the courts are often frustrated and upset. (AllAfrica)

Poultry Farmers Appeal for Govt Assistance - Say Sector Is Dying

[Business Day] The government has been asked to take urgent steps to revamp and give a new lease of life to the nation's collapsing poultry industry. (AllAfrica)

Analysts Urge Private Sector Involvement in Tor

[Business Day] Analysts in the oil and gas sector are upbeat about government's plans to revamp operations of the Tema Oil Refinery (TOR). (AllAfrica)

Govt Clears One Billion Cedis Arrears to Road Contractors

[Business Day] Government has paid over one billion Ghana Cedis within the past 11 months to road contractors as outstanding arrears for work executed during the previous government's era, Mr Kwesi Amoako-Atta, the Minister of Roads and Highways, has disclosed. (AllAfrica)

'Ghana's Best Days Lie Ahead of Us' - President Akufo-Addo

[Ghana Presidency] The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, is confident that with a spirit of reconciliation, fairness, integrity and hard work, the best days of Mother Ghana lie ahead of us. (AllAfrica)

President Akufo-Addo Meets Christian Leaders in the New Year

[Ghana Presidency] The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on Wednesday, 3rd January, 2018, met with leaders of the Christian community at the Flagstaff House, Accra, to discuss matters of mutual concern, at a closed-door meeting. (AllAfrica)

Safa President in Ghana for CAF Awards

[SAFA] South African Football Association (SAFA) president Dr Danny Jordaanis in Ghana attending the CAF Football Awards which are being attended by football luminaries, among them CAF and FIFA Presidents Ahmad and Gianni Infantino. (AllAfrica)

Youth Min., EFA President Head for Ghana

[Egypt Online] Youth and Sports Minister Khaled Abdel Aziz and President of the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) Hany Abo Rida left Cairo Thursday heading for the Ghanaian capital Accra for a two-day visit. (AllAfrica)

Is Africa's Good-Governance Darling Losing the Fight Against Corruption?

[Afrobarometer] Accra -Corruption is a wicked problem that permeates every fabric of Ghanaian society, especially the public sector. Over the years, Ghana has fared dismally in its fight against corruption. (AllAfrica)

CAF President Ahmad Pays Courtesy Call On Ghana President Akufo-Addo

[CAF] CAF President Ahmad on Wednesday, 3 January 2018, paid a courtesy call on Ghana's President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo at the seat of Government in Accra. (AllAfrica)

The Libyan Slave Trade and the Hypocrisy of the African Elite

[Public Agenda] In the past four weeks, we have all been regaled with stories of the Libyan slave trade. Sad as this is, we should ask ourselves as Africans, how did we get here? How did we create societies in which our young people see the need to take to the Atlantic Ocean, including those who cannot swim, instead of staying back home to help build their societies and decent lives for themselves? (AllAfrica)

Businessmen Laud BoG Over Policy Rate Cut

[Public Agenda] The cut of the country's policy rate from 21 to 20 percent by the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Bank of Ghana (BoG) has been lauded by a section of businessmen in the Central Business District of Accra. But quickly added that the hundred basis point cut will guarantee businesses growth only if it leads to a significant decline in the high bank lending rates. (AllAfrica)

Aftermath of Itlos Ruling... Oil Companies Rush to Pay Surface Rentals

[Public Agenda] The judgment delivered by The Special Chamber of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) recently has triggered a rush by licensed Oil companies operating at Ghana's oil production blocks to settle their Annual Surface Rentals. (AllAfrica)

Youth Waiting for Generational Change

[Deutsche Welle] Power shifts in The Gambia, Ghana and Zimbabwe in 2017 sparked hope among Africa's youth. But the outlook for 2018 is anything but rosy, says DW's Claus Stäcker. (AllAfrica)

Government refusal to provide list of presidential staffers unjustifiable - Haruna Iddrisu

The Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu has described as unjustifiable government refusal to furnish Parliament with the list of presidential staffers. (GhanaWeb)

Ghanaian trio Abalora, Arthur and Adjei win Mapiunduzi Cup with Azam FC

Ghanaian Trio of Razak Abalora, Enock Atta Adjei and Bernard Arthur won the 2018 Mapinduzi Cup with Tanzanian giants Azam FC on Saturday. (GhanaWeb)

'Die first if you want street named after you' – Local government ministry

Metropolitan, Municipal and Districts Assemblies (MMDAs) have been asked to adhere strictly to guidelines attached to the street naming exercise and also ensure that the exercise is diligently executed on time to help harmonize with the digital addressing system. (GhanaWeb)

Martin Amidu has no power to witch-hunt - Afenyo Markin quells speculations

Member of Parliament for Efutu constituency in the Central Region, Alexander Afenyo Markin, says fears that Martin Amidu will use his Special Prosecutor’s Office to witch-hunt former government officials in the National Democratic Congress (NDC) are unfounded. (GhanaWeb)

Black Queens to begin camping for WAFU tournament on Monday

Twenty- five players have been invited to the Black Queens camp as they begin preparations for the upcoming WAFU Women’s Cup competition. (GhanaWeb)

Ghanaians placing ‘too much hope’ in Amidu – Casely Hayford

Anti-corruption campaigner, Sydney Casely Hayford believes Ghanaians are placing too many expectations on Martin Amidu after he was named as the Special Prosecutor, pending Parliamentary approval. (GhanaWeb)

Cash-for-seat probe: President uncomfortable with damning revelations – Amaliba

President Akufo-Addo has been criticised for intentionally planning the announcement of the Special Prosecutor to coincide with probing into the cash-for-seat scandal that has rocked his government. (GhanaWeb)

New GIPC laws to reach cabinet within first quarter – CEO

The Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC) has told Citi Business News it should submit a draft on its proposed new regulations to cabinet by the end of the first quarter this year (2018). (GhanaWeb)

Target Smarttys, GYEEDA rots first - Martin Amidu told

A private legal practitioner, Martin Kpebu, has called on the newly-appointed Special Prosecutor to probe the Smarttys Bus Branding and the Ghana Youth Employment and Entrepreneurial Agency (GYEEDA) scandals when he assumes office, pending Parliamentary approval. (GhanaWeb)

Fire smokes out Agogo students

More than 45 students of the Agogo State College in the Asante Akyem North District of the Ashanti Region have been displaced after fire razed one of the dormitories at the school. (GhanaWeb)

Nutrition planning not given prominence – Health Director

The Upper West Regional Director of Health Services has stated that right from the planning stages of health delivery in Ghana, nutrition was not accorded the necessary importance, which has since affected the health system. (GhanaWeb)