By Sumaiya Salifu Saeed, GNAHohoe, Aug. 07, GNA - Mr Delali Oklu, General Manager of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG), Volta Region, said the Company will be extending prepaid metres to all its customers in the Region.He said thoug
BRUSSELS, Aug. 6 (Xinhua/GNA) - The European Union (EU)'s updated Blocking Statute will enter into force Tuesday as a countermeasure to Washington's re-imposed sanctions against Iran, the European Commission announced it on its website on Monday.The statute, introduced in 1996 in response to U.S. extra-territorial sanctions legislation, wa
NAIROBI, Aug. 7 (Xinhua/GNA) - Kenya's Ministry of Tourism and industry partners said on Tuesday that preparations for the 79th International Association of Travel and Tourism Professionals (SKAL) Congress to be held in the port city of Mombasa in October are complete amid optimism on the growth of the sector.
NAIROBI, Aug. 7 (Xinhua/GNA) - Somalia's electoral officials and stakeholders met in Nairobi on Tuesday to sharpen their knowledge on elections management, organizers said.The four-day intensive training backed by the African Union Commission and the AU Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) aims to build participants' understanding of the constituti
HARARE, Aug. 7 (Xinhua/GNA) - Zimbabwean police said Tuesday they are looking for nine senior opposition MDC Alliance leaders in connection with the post-election violence in central Harare last week that left at least six people dead and several others injured.Police have since arrested at least 27 people following the violent protests. T
MOGADISHU, Aug. 7 (Xinhua/GNA) - The UN refugee agency said on Tuesday that some 116 Somali refugees arrived in the port of Berbera in Somalia on Monday after sailing from Aden in Yemen on Sunday.The UNHCR said the latest assisted spontaneous return in cooperation with International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the authorities in Y
BERLIN, Aug. 7 (Xinhua/GNA) - The Freiburg Higher Regional Court in Germany handed out lengthy prison sentences on Tuesday to 39-year-old man and the 48-year-old mother of a victim in a high-profile child abuse scandal.The couple from the town of Staufen in Baden-Wuerttemberg was found guilty of raping, sexually-abusing and forcibly prosti
JUBA, Aug. 7 (Xinhua/GNA) - The UN children's fund (UNICEF) on Tuesday said more child soldiers totaling 128 have been released from a disbanded rebel group in Yambio located in South Sudan's southern region of Western Equatoria.In a statement, UNICEF said some 90 boys and 38 girls have been released from the South Sudan National Liberatio
ABUJA, Aug. 7 (Xinhua/GNA) - A village head and six others were beheaded when suspected Boko Haram fighters stormed a village in northeastern Nigeria to wreak havoc, according to local residents on Tuesday.The attackers also set ablaze the village of Munduri in the northern state of Borno, causing pandemonium in the settlement late Monday,
LAGOS, Aug. 7 (Xinhua/GNA) - Nigeria's southern Enugu State has confirmed the death of one person from Lassa fever in a health facility within Enugu metropolis.The health providers at the health facility tried to manage the patient but lost him, Ifeanyi Agujiobi, the Permanent Secretary in charge of Ministry of Health, told reporters on Tu
Yamoussoukro, Aug 07 (AIP) - Yamoussoukro Autonomous District faces major difficulties, including the endless chieftaincy conflict in most villages of the department, said the Prefect of the Yamoussoukro Autonomous District on the occasion of the celebration of the 58th Independence Day of Ivory Coast.According to the prefect of Yamoussouk
Dimbokro, Aug 07 (AIP) - A building of the Dimbokro gendarmerie company was ravaged by a fire, causing extensive material damage on the night of Monday to Tuesday.The fire, the origin of which is still unknown, completely destroyed the building that served as a dwelling. "There are 10 rooms that have gone up in smoke so the effects (person
Abidjan, Aug 07 (AIP) - President of the Republic Alassane Ouattara, in his address to the Nation on Monday, on the eve of Independence Day, pledged to continue in the dynamics of the quest for independence. Development and improvement of the living conditions of the Ivorian populations."I pledge to stay the course," he said before announc
Abidjan, August 07 (AIP) - The amnesty order for 800 people prosecuted for crimes in connection with the post-election crisis, signed the day before the celebration of the national holiday, is greeted by several socio-professional categories in Abidjan.Cardinal Jean Pierre Kutwa welcomed the measure taken by the head of state on Tuesday, a
By Dennis Peprah, GNAFiapre, (B/A), Aug. 7, GNA – A-five day professional mediation training workshop opened at the Catholic University of Ghana (CUCG) at Fiapre near Sunyani on Monday.It’s being attended by business and private cons
By Hafsa Obeng, GNAAccra, Aug. 7, GNA – The Copyright Office, in collaboration with the Copyright Monitoring Team (CMT), on Tuesday launched the copyright public education and awareness creation campaign, in Accra.The campaign is to ed
By Dennis Peprah, GNAOdumase, (B/A), Aug. 7, GNA – Odumaseman Union, a group comprising citizens of Odumase in the Sunyani West District, residing in Germany has resented 60 computers and accessories worth GH¢64,000.00 to the Sunyani West District Directorate of Education.
By Kwamina Tandoh, GNAAgona Swedru (C/R) Aug. 7, GNA - The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA), with support from the Customs Excise and Preventive Service (CEPS) of the Ghana Revenue Authority and the Volta Regional task force have impounded 8,320 packets of assorted medicines and tobacco products at the Ho, Dabala,
By Dennis Peprah, GNAAbesim, (B/A), Aug. 7, GNA – The Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) is to pump 600 million dollars into the cocoa sector industry to resuscitate the sector in the country, Mr Joseph Boahen Aidoo, the Chief Executive of COCOBOD announced on Tuesday.
Accra, Aug. 7, GNA - Richard Commey (27-2, 24 KO's), the number one contender for the for the International Boxing Federation (IBF) Lightweight title, is likely to battle American boxer and an old foe, Robert Easter