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Ghana: Kotoka International Airport declared safest airport in Africa

The Kotoka International Airport (KIA) in Ghana has been declared the safest airport in Africa after winning the Airports Council International (ACI) Safety Award last week in Mauritius. The ACI Safety Awards, recognizing the achievements of airports of different sizes across Africa, were presented to those airports that had demonstrated their commitment to providing excellence […]

Burkina Faso: Macron vows to break ‘Françafrique’ ties, create 450 million jobs in Africa

France’s President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday told youths in Burkina Faso that he belonged to a new generation of French leaders who want to break with France’s past politics with its former colonies known as the “francafrique.” The 39-year-old leader who was on a visit to Burkina Faso, part of a tour leading him also […]

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French President starts first African tour

President Emmanuel Macron of France is starting his first African tour on Monday, with a first stop in Burkina Faso, the French presidency said in a statement. The French head of state will later on visit Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana in an effort to revitalize his country’s image on the continent and boost its ties […]

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Ghana’s 2018 Budget, Economic Policy to focus on Macroeconomic

Ghana’s 2018 Budget and Economic Policy is expected to focus on ensuring macroeconomic stability, transforming agriculture and industry, the west African nation’s Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta said on Monday. President Akuffo-Addo’s government seeks the approval of the parliament for a GHC61 billion needed to anchor the agenda of moving the economy beyond the reliance on […]

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Ghana launches West Africa’s first smart drivers’ license

Ghana Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) on Tuesday launched West Africa’s first smart drivers’ licenses. This follows the introduction of Ghana’s new National Identification Card, signaling an era of contemporary robust identification that would expedite Ghana’s development drive. According to officials, the new digital card will fast-track the acquisition of new drivers’ licenses as […]

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Ghana football icon Asamoah Gyan to operate Baby Jet Airlines

Ghana Black Stars’s Captain, Asamoah Gyan has obtained a license to operate an airline called Baby Jet airlines in the country, local media reports. Ghana President, Nana Akufo-Addo made the announcement when he opened the first Aerospace and Aviation Exhibition of West Africa at the Kotoka International Airport on Tuesday. Speaking to participants at the […]

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Ghanaian President to Mediate in Togo Crisis

Ghana’s President Nana Akuffo-Addo will hold, in coming days, discussions with 14 Togolese opposition parties on the ongoing political crisis that has claimed the lives of a dozen civilians and armed forces since August 19, 2017. According to Lomé-based newspaper L’Alternative, Nana Akuffo-Addo already met with Gilchrist Olympio, the country’s historical opponent and main challenger […]

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Ivorian President visits Ghana to boost cooperation ties

The Ivorian president Alassane Ouattara has started a two-day official visit in Ghana on Monday, to deepen, as stated by Ghana’s Presidential office, the already strong relations that exist between the two West African nations, as well as explore other areas of mutually beneficial cooperation. Ghana President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, in May this year, […]

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Ghana: Gas explosion kills score in capital city

Life is returning to normalcy in Ghana after a gas explosion in capital city Accra Saturday night killed about seven people and injured hundreds, while property worth millions of Cedis was destroyed. The fire also caught an adjacent filling station and set ablaze many vehicles at a nearby commercial buses hub. At least 6 fire […]

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Ghana launches free High School program for 400,000 students

Ghana’s president Nana Akufo-Addo on Monday launched his government’s flagship education program, Free Senior High School, to enroll about 424,092 students during the 2017/2018 academic year. The Policy seeks to increase access to Secondary Education by removing the burden of paying fees from parents. The free SHS and vocational education and training (TVET) program is […]

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