Death of Ruling Party Candidate Upends Ivory Coast Presidential Race

Thursday,

9 July, 2020

The death of the ruling-party candidate in Ivory Coast’s October presidential election has unraveled a carefully choreographed succession plan, testing the stability of one of the world’s fastest-growing economies.

Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly died Wednesday, just days after returning from two months’ medical treatment in France, where he had received a heart transplant in 2012. 

North East region: Four persons confirmed dead in flood

Sunday,

6 Sep, 2020

Four persons have been confirmed dead following a weeklong heavy downpour and floodwaters from the spillage of the Bagre Dam in the North East Region.

Three persons are said to have drowned in the flood in the Bunkpurugu District and East Mamprusi Municipal after a heavy downpour last week, while another person also drowned in the floodwaters from the spillage of the Bagre Dam in the West Mamprusi Municipal.

Pong Tamale Veterinary College to be upgraded into University of Agriculture

Friday,

4 Sep, 2020

The Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has dropped a hint that the government intends to upgrade the Animal Health And Production College at Pong Tamale in the Savelugu District of the Northern Region into a University of Agriculture.

According to him, this would ensure that the study of agriculture, which is the mainstay of residents of the area, is given a boost as this will build the capacity of persons interested in the field of study; who will in turn impart the knowledge directly onto farmers.

President commissions Astro Turf at UPSA

Friday,

4 Sep, 2020

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo Friday commissioned a GHC4million ultra-modern artificial football park at the University of Professional Studies Accra (UPSA) to harness the sporting potential of the school's community and its environs.

The facility, with a spectator seating capacity of 500 including VIP seating, changing rooms, wash rooms, offices and flood lighting, was funded from the University's internally generated funds.
 

Exhibition of the Provisional Voters Register slated for September 18-25

Sunday,

6 Sep, 2020

The Electoral Commission has announced that it will undertake the Exhibition of the Provisional Voters Register nationwide from September 18 to 25.

A video advertisement produced by the Commission cited by the Ghana News Agency encouraged the electorate to visit the exhibition Centres to check their bio details including; the correct spelling of their names, right age, sex and hometowns. 

 

VOA Our Voices 138: America's Original Sin

Sunday,

23 Aug, 2020

This week on #VOAOurVoices, our team travels to Hampton, Virginia, for a special broadcast from Fort Monroe, the arrival site of the first African slaves in Britain’s American colonies, 400 years ago.

 

Africans were abducted, trafficked, and enslaved in America for more than 200 years. Many call it, “America’s original sin." Today, there is fiery debate across the United States about reparations for the descendants of African slaves. This week, we ask, “Are slave trade reparations also due to the African countries where millions of people were taken from, in order to build America's economy?”

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