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Voting has begun at most polling stations across the country although the event has been marked by setbacks at other centres.
President John Dramani Mahama is hopeful Ghana’s democracy will further be strengthened after Wednesday’s election. According to him, Ghana’s tag as a beacon of democracy in the African sub region will go a notch higher after the election.
All is set for the crucial general election today as indicators point to a straight fight between the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP).
Former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan has admonished Ghanaians to eschew violence of any form, during today’s polls. In a statement, Kofi Annan said “I call on all the people of Ghana to refuse to be provoked, to reject violence, and to vote on election day.” “Whichever candidate or party you choose, make sure you vote for Ghana,” he added.
Polls have opened across the country as long queues of voters cast their ballot in the 2016 Presidential and Parliamentary elections.Thousands queued as early as 12am, seven hours before polls were due to open, to vote in this highly anticipated elections.
Her body wrecked by age, the old woman, a shaky assembly of carved bones, wants a change. Not in her body - in the country.
Media that focus on scandals and spread fake news to smear politicians risk becoming like people who have a morbid fascination with excrement, Pope Francis said in an interview published on Wednesday.
Apple Inc (AAPL.O) is wading in to the debate over regulation of self-driving cars, declaring it is excited about the potential for automated transportation and calling on U.S. regulators not to restrict testing of such vehicles.
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South Africa's Supreme Court of Appeal on Tuesday overturned a ruling that granted a man the right to medically-assisted death and could have opened the way to legalise euthanasia.
When it comes to getting a good night’s sleep, a few musts come to mind: a quiet room, comfortable bed and plenty of time. But research actually shows that what we do during the day can have as much effect on sleep as anything we do at night.
Heterosexual couples who are trying to conceive should pay more attention to their sleep, new research suggests ― particularly how much sleep the man gets.
There is still no cure or vaccine for HIV/AIDS, which affects approximately 37 million people around the world. But there is reason to hope that the global response to this pandemic is improving.
Throughout the long months of this tumultuous presidential election season, parents and caregivers have struggled with how to talk to their kids about its more volatile moments. The voting may be over, but many difficult conversations are just getting started. And uncomfortable though it may be, experts say kids will benefit from confronting tough issues directly.
Children who are bullied in primary and secondary school are nearly twice as likely to be overweight at the age of 18 than non-bullied children, according to a new study by researchers from King's College London.
The claim of two scientists that they may have found evidence of intelligent aliens is raising some astronomers' eyebrows.
Wealthy people appear to spend less time looking at other human beings, compared with how much time people in lower social classes look at others, according to a new study that used Google Glass headsets to track people's gazes.
IRVINE-- When scientists at the University of California, Irvine exposed rodents to doses of high-energy charged particles, the test subjects developed cognitive impairments and dementia -- bad news for Mars-bound astronauts.
Nollywood actress and mother of four, Omotola Jolade-Ekeinde, has rolled out words of advice on how entertainers can maintain a happy and sustainable marriage.
Ghanaian actor John Dumelo has said he is unperturbed about the victimisation he has suffered since he openly declared his support for the governing National Democratic Congress and its flag bearer President John Dramani Mahama in the December 7 election.
Popular Ghanaian actor, Van Vicker says the use of his image by the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) for campaign purposes is a breach of his privacy.The actor used social media to protest the use of his image by the governing party saying it is injurious to his professional career.
Veteran Ghanaian actress and entrepreneur, Akofa Edjeani Asiedu has slammed male writers and producers in the film industry for portraying women as gossips and husband snatchers in most movies.
Some months ago, Potpourri published a piece on how Nollywood actresses are turning their birthday celebrations into sensual displays with sexually explicit photos to commemorate the day.
The winner of Ghana's Most Beautiful 2014, Ms Abigail Baciara Bentie, has celebrated her birthday with some female head porters (Kayayee) at Tudu, Accra. The celebration forms part of her campaign against Early Child Marriage in Ghana, in collaboration with Action Aid and UNICEF.
The U.S. State Department on Monday said no one is known to have entered the United States on visas issued by a fake U.S. embassy that operated in Accra, Ghana, for a decade.
It flew the American flag, hung a photo of President Obama and issued US visas for more than a decade.
MEDELLIN, Colombia — Bolivia's Civil Aviation Authority on Thursday indefinitely suspended operations of the airline behind this week's air tragedy in Colombia, as relatives of the victims spoke out in anger, many saying the crash was avoidable.
Once upon a time in Accra, I was a novice, a ‘Johnny-just-come’ as we will call it in the capital. Today, I am a travel guide, second only to Google map in giving you details of any location in Accra. It is a nostalgic memory I hold so dear.
Is it possible to perfectly get any list of the best in Ghana’s hospitality industry in one area or the other? The answer may probably be a shy yes or a more profound no. That situation even, will not be definite. Let's thread the path more carefully then.
The Temple of Kukulcan, also known as El Castillo, is actually three structures in one -- a pyramid built on top of a pyramid built on top of a pyramid. Archaeologists only recently discovered the third structure hiding at he center of the Mayan monument.