Ghanaians have been filing past Kofi Annan’s remains to pay their last respects, as his body lies in state at the International Conference Centre in the capital, Accra.
The Ghanaian diplomat, who became UN Secretary General, died on 18 August in Switzerland where he lived. His body was flown to Ghana on Monday evening ahead of Thursday’s official funeral.
The viewing started at 10:00 GMT and will end at 16:00 GMT. It will open again on Wednesday.
Ghana has reported two outbreaks of the highly pathogenic H5 bird flu virus on farms this month, the World Animal Health Organisation says.
One of the outbreaks killed 5,431 birds in the Ashanti region at the beginning of June and another killed 5,935 birds in the Eastern region later in the month, it said.
The remaining birds in both flocks were all slaughtered.
The second outbreak followed the illegal movement of birds from the farm in Ashanti, the report said.
Source: Morning Call
They are Ghanaians, this how Ghana treated the Fulani because they were not stupid enough to vote a Fulani as president. The president told the Fulani that Ghana is not Nigeria where cattle walk on street. He ordered the security operatives to shoot both cattles and rams!..
:Watch the video below!..
Source: Ghana TV
Heavy rains last night caused flooding in parts of Accra, trapping some residents in their homes, submerging vehicles and destroying properties.
Hundreds of residents have been left homeless. The west of the capital, which is a low laying area, is worst affected.
Ghana’s MyJoyOnline news site had published photos of the floods:
The flooding has again exposed the poor drainage system in Accra.
Floods are very common in the capital and authorities say that the country requires around $700m (£531m) to fix the problem permanently.
The Ghana Meteorological Agency has warned of more heavy rains over the next two months.
Google has announced it is to open its first African artificial intelligence research centre in Ghana later this year.
Google boss Sundar Pichai said the multi-national was “really looking forward” to opening the centre.
The centre will open later this year in Accra, the company said in an official statement.
“We’re committed to collaborating with local universities and research centers, as well as working with policy makers on the potential uses of AI in Africa,” the statement continued.
The Accra office will join similar AI research centres in places like Paris, Tel Aviv, and, of course, San Francisco.
The former Ghana Football Association (GFA) President Kwesi Nyantakyi has resigned from the posts he held with Fifa and the Confederation of African Football (Caf).
It is his latest move after a film was released last week in which he was seen apparently accepting a gift of $65,000 (£48,500) in “shopping money” from an undercover reporter. He denies any wrongdoing.
Football’s world governing body, Fifa, suspended Nyantakyi for 90 days on 8 June but he has now left his role on the Fifa Council.
He has also stepped aside from his roles with Caf, including as first vice-president, the most senior figure at the confederation after its president, Ahmad Ajmad.
Caf has announced that it will hold a vote at an Extraordinary Congress on “30 September 2018 in Egypt to fill the CAF 1st Vice-President function and the vacancy on the Fifa Council”.
As well as the Fifa suspension Nyantakyi also resigned as president of the GFA on 8 June following an executive committee meeting.
South Africa and Cameroon secured big wins as they qualified for the 2018 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations in Ghana, along with Equatorial Guinea, Zambia, Algeria and Mali.
One place remains to be filled for this year’s tournament, where eight teams in total will vie for the trophy.
The defending champions Nigeria host The Gambia in the second leg of the one remaining qualifier on Monday, with the Super Falcons holding a slender 1-0 advantage from the first leg.
On Sunday, South Africa overwhelmed Lesotho 6-0 in Bloemfontein to book their place with a 7-0 aggregate win.
Jermaine Seoposenwe and Chantelle Esau scored twice for Banyana Banyana with Hilda Magaia and Leandra Smeda also getting on the scoresheet.
Algeria also went through to the finals in Ghana with a big aggregate win, thanks to a 3-2 victory away to Ethiopia.