United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged Israel and the Palestinians to “stop fighting” and “start talking” to end the conflict in Gaza. He was speaking in Israel as diplomatic efforts intensified. More than 600 Palestinians and 30 Israelis have been killed in the past 14 days of fighting, officials say. Earlier, US Secretary of State John Kerry said a [...] The post UN Chief Urges End To Fighting In Gaza appeared first on The Ghanaian Times.
A train carrying the remains of victims of the Malaysian airliner which crashed in Ukraine has arrived in the city of Kharkiv, outside rebel territory. Flight MH17 crashed in an area held by pro-Russia rebels last Thursday, killing all 298 people on board. Meanwhile, international monitors say parts of the wreckage were changed and cut into since they first saw [...] The post MH17 Bodies Leave Ukraine Rebel Area appeared first on The Ghanaian Times.
Eight people from a Tanzanian medical institute have been arrested after 85 bags containing body parts were found in the port city of Dar es Salaam. A police officer told the BBC that human limbs, fingers, ribs and skulls were in the bags, discovered in a landfill site in the Bunju suburb. Some of the bags contained surgical instruments and [...] The post Human Parts Dumped In Tanzania appeared first on The Ghanaian Times.
Asuicide bomber has killed four people, including at least three foreign security guards, in an attack outside Kabul airport, officials say. The Taliban said they carried out the bombing, which targeted a key counter-narcotics building. Four insurgents were also died, officials say. There is no word on the nationalities of the foreigners killed. The attack comes days after security forces [...] The post ‘Foreigners’ Killed In Kabul Attack appeared first on The Ghanaian Times.
Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan has told parents of the girls abducted by militant Islamist group Boko Haram that the government is doing everything possible to secure their release. He met parents for the first time yesterday after being accused of handling the 100-day crisis badly. More than 150 people attended the meeting after the government chartered a plane for them, [...] The post Nigerian Leader Vows To Free Chibok Girls appeared first on The Ghanaian Times.
Pakistan’s Midas-touched wrestlers Azhar Hussain and Muhammad Inam played down their chances in the Commonwealth Games, saying a lack of international match practice had hurt their chances of repeating their golden performances. Hussain, 30, won a gold medal in 55-kg freestyle wrestling in the Games held in New Delhi in 2010 and added a silver in the Greco-Roman 55-kg category. [...] The post Pakistan’s Wrestlers Pessimistic appeared first on The Ghanaian Times.
An “innovative, individual and inclusive” Opening Ceremony of the Commonwealth Games will be a party celebrating Glaswegian values but in a way that will have resonance for the rest of the world, head of ceremonies and creative director David Zolkwer has promised. Speaking in a briefing designed to provide a glimpse of what is to come when the Games open [...] The post …As Games Kick-Off With Impressive Opening Ceremony appeared first on The Ghanaian Times.
Nearly 50 athletes have been given special permission to compete in the Commonwealth Games despite their countries missing last month’s deadline for entries. The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) granted the 48 athletes from eight countries the special dispensation to ensure they did not miss their events even though the deadline for entries had closed on June 11. The athletes in [...] The post Ghana, Others Pardoned For Missing Deadlines appeared first on The Ghanaian Times.
The Polytechnic Teachers Association of Ghana (POTAG) has expressed satisfaction with the outcome of a meeting held yesterday between the association and the Parliamentary Select Committee on Education (PSCE) on the payment of its book and research allowance. “Though issues were not ultimately finalised at the meeting, we are so far pleased with how negotiations are going. We are yet [...] The post POTAG Satisfied With Discussions appeared first on The Ghanaian Times.
The Ghana FA will consult the government before responding to FIFA this week over its initial enquiries about the setting up of a Presidential Commission to look into the Black Stars’ failed bid at the 2014 World Cup. FIFA wrote to the Ghana FA last week fearing that the government’s decision to set up the commission, which is a law [...] The post GFA To Consult Government Over Response To FIFA? appeared first on The Ghanaian Times.
Kumasi Asante Kotoko have been declared winners of the season opener Champions of Champions without kicking a ball after clinching the double last term. Premier League and FA Cup winners, Kotoko were declared Champions of Champions for the 2013-14 season following an internal meeting of the Ghana Football Association (GFA),reports ghanasoccernt.com. The Emergency Committee of the GFA in a statement [...] The post Kotoko Declared Champ Of Champ appeared first on The Ghanaian Times.
The Presidential Special Operations Unit (SOU) set up to check import and warehousing fraud has so far retrieved over GH¢764 million from bonded warehouse tax evaders. A number of Customs Officers have been implicated by the defaulting companies. The money was retrieved from a number of companies found to have evaded taxes through the use of Customs Bonded Warehouses, with [...] The post Pres. Task Force Retrieves GH¢764m appeared first on The Ghanaian Times.
Acadre of 28 Africa’s young women leaders between the ages of 19-25 are undergoing a three-week intensive training under the 2014 Moremi Initiative Leadership Empowerment and Development (MILEAD) Fellows Program at the Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana, Legon. Selected from over 1,260 applications in 42 countries, the 28 Fellows represent twenty-six African countries and the Diaspora and epitomise [...] The post Developing The Capacity Of Young African Women Through MILEAD Fellowship
An attempt by the Bank of Ghana (BoG) to block a challenge by an Accra lawyer in a landmark case to get the Supreme Court to compel it (the Bank) to arrest the depreciation of the cedi received a jolt yesterday. The court turned down a preliminary objection by the bank against the capacity of the plaintiff to sue it [...] The post BoG Fails To Block Lawyer’s Case In Court appeared first on The Ghanaian Times.
It is for certain, that all countries across the continent cannot develop at the same pace. Even when a convergence point has been set to be met by all countries, it is still for certain that we would not achieve the same rate of economic development across the board. However difficult and complex this is, it is very attainable. Economic [...] The post Why Should Some Countries In Africa Fail To Thrive? appeared first on The Ghanaian Times.
The Co-ordinator of National Disaster Management Organisation, Ebene-zer Kofi Ofori Portuphy, has formally launched his campaign to contest the national chairmanship of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC). Mr. Portuphy, who is currently the national vice chairman of the party was optimistic of unseating Dr. Kwabena Adjei who is yet to officially announce to seek a third four-year term. Speaking [...] The post Kofi Portuphy Launches Campaign appeared first on The Ghanaian Times.
The Secretary-General of the Trades Union Congress, Kofi Asamoah says attempts to frustrate the nationwide protests called by organised labour is most unfortunate and must be stopped. He said the protests were necessary because they would provide the platform for workers to vent their frustrations, which had built over a long period. Organised Labour last week announced a general strike [...] The post TUC Boss Fires ‘Salvo’! appeared first on The Ghanaian Times.
Ghanaian exporters have been urged to consider the Canadian market as a major destination for non-traditional exports (NTEs). Speaking at a seminar to introduce Ghanaian exporters to the Canadian market in Accra Mr. Stephen Normeshie, General Manager, Ghana Export Promotion Authority (GEPA) said in spite of the opportunities in the Canadian market for Ghana’s NTEs, its share of that market [...] The post Huge Market For Ghana’s Non-Traditional Export In Canada appeared first on The Ghanaian
Nuts For Growth (N4G), a new nuts company, is building a factory at Duuyin in the Northern Region to process nuts and grains. The company is aiming at creating 30,000 indirect and 700 direct jobs to reduce unemployment in the Northern Region. Situated along the Tamale/Salaga highway, the factory will process sheanuts, maize and soya beans, among others, when completed. [...] The post Nut Processing Factory Under Construction In Northern Region appeared first on The Ghanaian Times.
James Rodriguez’s glowing reputation following his World Cup displays have grown even further after the Colombian was awarded Goal of the Tournament in Brazil. The 23-year-old’s stunning last-16 volley against Uruguay received the majority of the votes, from over four million FIFA.com users, with Holland captain Robin van Persie’s ingenious header against Spain coming second. Rodriguez scored both goals in [...] The post Rodriguez Goal Adjudged Best Of 2014 World Cup appeared first