Sunday 25 June 2017
(Ghana Web 06/07/17)
‘POTATO Potahto”, an African marital comedy of errors, based in Ghana and directed by one of Africa’s best known female directors, Shirley Frimpong Manso, took the centre stage at the just concluded Cannes film festival, France when it premiered. The premiere launched the film into the global film market, as it was greeted with a resounding ovation at the festival. “Potato Potahto” tells the story of a divorced couple whose plans to share their matrimonial home ended in chaos after the husband, Tony, brings in an attractive female house help. When his ex-wife, Lulu, then hires an attractive young man to help her out, a roller coaster ride of laughter, jealousy and tears ensues. Speaking...
(AFP (eng) 05/26/17)
Entertainment | France | film | festival | Cannes | Zambia | witchcraft Cannes, France | AFP | Friday 5/26/2017 - 14:01 UTC+3 | 615 words by Katy Lee Being accused of witchcraft is no laughing matter in Africa -- but movie director Rungano Nyoni decided a dose of humour was just what was needed to tackle a problem rampant in parts of the continent. Set in Zambia, the sharp satire "I Am Not A Witch" has premiered to strong reviews at the Cannes film festival, taking aim at the blatant sexism behind accusations that overwhelmingly target women. White tourists are seen gawping at women detained in a "witch camp" in the movie, taking pictures of them as if they're...
(Xinhuanet 04/18/17)
Africa's diaspora is playing a big role in the economic transformation of the continent, the UN said on Tuesday. UN Population Fund (UNFPA) Regional Director Dr Julitta Onabanjo told Xinhua in Nairobi that remittances are important source of income for many African families. "The diaspora therefore complements government efforts to lift many families out of poverty," Onabanjo said on the sidelines of the First Africa-China Conference on Population and Development. Onabanjo said that Africans in the diaspora also bring back...
(Ghana Web 04/04/17)
Actress Bibi Bright is fending off criticisms that she was appointed to the Creative Arts Council as a reward for campaigning for the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the 2016 elections. The actress, now a secretary to the Creative Arts Council, says she campaigned for the party and its flagbearer, now president, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo because she wanted change just like most Ghanaians. The Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Catherine Afeku on March 1 inaugurated the Creative Arts...
(APA 03/16/17)
The appointment of deputy ministers and brutalities meted out by some airmen in the Western Region of Ghana dominate the Ghanaian media on Thursday. Img : Ghana: Press focuses on deputy ministerial appointments, brutality by airmen The Daily Graphic says 50 deputy ministers have been appointed by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to serve in the various ministries. This according to the newspaper, brings the total number of ministers appointed to 110. It gave the breakdown of total nominations made...
(Ghana Web 03/03/17)
Although she admits she has a ‘kankpe’ body, she never feels shy to ‘flaunt’ when necessary and has not been bothered about any comment which may seem to mock her. On a number of occasions, Wiyaala has shared photos of herself at beaches in her bikinis but it appears the latest one, taken at a beach in Plettenburg Bay, South Africa has attracted folks and they really want to rock her body! According to Wiyaala who appeared on Hitz FM’s...
(AFP (eng) 03/02/17)
A film raging against colonialism and the exploitation of Africa wowed viewers at the continent's top cinema festival Wednesday, winning shouts of approval at a screening packed to bursting point. "The African Storm" tells the story of an African president who nationalises businesses run by racist, cynical Western executives. Directed and produced by its Beninese star Sylvestre Amoussou, it tackles several hot-button issues including an exit from the CFA franc currency, closer ties with Russia and China as opposed to...
(Ghana Web 02/28/17)
Quata Budukusu, the king and originator of tongue- twisting rap has promised to bring musical death on Ghanaian rapper Sarkodie and his entire crew. Quata Budukusu who took Sarkodie’s latest single ‘Shout’ as a lyrical war (beef) to him says he would not relent in responding to the latter accordingly. The ‘Ginger’ hitmaker quickly took to Facebook to make this announcement. He wrote; “Finally the Coward Sark, grew some balls to throw shots at me….interesting…. Time to bring Death to...
(AFP (eng) 02/27/17)
An African road movie about four women wowed its audience Sunday as it kicked off the Panafrican cinema and television festival (Fespaco), a showcase for the continent's burgeoning film industry. "Borders" ("Frontieres") directed by Apolline Traore, a Fespaco laureate in 2013, sweeps across Africa as its protagonists journey through Senegal, Mali, Burkina Faso and Benin on their way to Nigeria. Along the way the women -- Ivorian, Senegalese, Burkinabe and Nigerian actresses -- are spared nothing as they are beset...
(AfricaNews 01/18/17)
Ghana’s powerful Ashanti kingdom escorts its queen mother to the ancestral village. The funeral of Nana Afia Kobi Serwaa Ampem II, who died last year at 111 years is a big deal in the gold-rich Ashanti region of the country. The queen, known as the ‘Asantehemaa,’ was the mother of the current overlord of the kingdom, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II. Nana Afia Kobi, was the 13th Ashanti Queen and reigned for 39 years. But beyond the really colourful and deeply...
(Graphic Online 01/18/17)
The Indian High Commission will hold a “Festival of India-Matri” from January 25 to March 15, 2017 to commemorate 60 years of a strong bond of friendship between India and Ghana. The festival will be held in collaboration with Ghana’s Ministry of Tourism, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, as well as the governments of both countries. The Indian High Commissioner, Mr Birender Singh, announced this at a press briefing held in Accra. He said the festival to be...
(AFP (eng) 01/04/17)
A fancy dress New Year festival that began almost a century ago in Ghana as a searing satire of colonial life is still thriving today, with hundreds of people dressing up and donning masks. On the streets of Winneba, a fishing town a two-hour drive from the capital Accra, a four-metre tall Santa Claus waving Ghana's flag marches past a wolf shimmying to the jazzy beats played by a brass band. Children wearing matching pink and white cowboy outfits decorated...
(Ghana Business News 11/30/16)
Dr Edward Omane Boamah, Minister of Communications, has urged the media to develop interest in judgement debts issues in its totality and stop being selective over the matter in their discourse. He urged the media to do further investigations on the on-going “Woyome Judgement Debt Saga” and bring the outcome to their listeners and audience. The Minister who was speaking during his turn of the meet-the-press series in Accra, said the media was silent on the numerous judgement debt cases...
(APA 11/30/16)
The press in Accra on Wednesday focused on the call for peace by three eminent Ghanaians and the declaration by President John Dramani Mahama that the elections will be peaceful. The Daily Graphic publishes that three eminent Ghanaians, Togbe Afede XIV, President of the National House of Chiefs, Chief Imam, Sheik Osman Nuhu Shaributu, and Most Rev. Philip Naameh, the President of Catholic Bishops Conference, have called on voters to preserve the peace of the nation. They made the appeals...
(APA 11/17/16)
The Supreme Court of Ghana giving a former attorney general the chance to orally examine a businessman in an effort to recover a controversial judgment debt dominates the headlines of Ghanaian newspapers on Thursday. The Daily Graphic, Daily Guide, Ghanaian Times and others all gave the story a front page attention with diverse headlines. They said the Supreme Court on Wednesday granted permission to Mr. Martin Alamisi Amidu, to orally examine Mr. Alfred Agbesi Woyome over his assets. It has...
(APA 11/09/16)
The re-submission of forms by some disqualified candidates and the question as to who gets the nod on Wednesday dominate the headlines of Ghanaian newspapers on Wednesday. The Daily Graphic says the Electoral Commission (EC) will decide the fate of nine (9) disqualified presidential aspirants who re-submitted their nomination forms in conformity with the Supreme Court order to the Commission. They include eight political party leaders and one independent candidate. The Ghanaian Times asked the question as to who will...
(The Guardian 11/09/16)
Kiosk-sized cultural exhibition will travel across the country’s 10 regions in December. An innovative project in Ghana aims to make moveable museums available nationwide by taking a small kiosk-sized gallery on the road to showcase artworks and cultural artefacts. The “kiosk museum” is the brainchild of Nana Oforiatta Ayim, a writer and film-maker, and founder of ANO, a non-profit art space in Accra. She decided to make use of an ubiquitous feature of west African architecture: the semi-legal containers present...
(Ghana Web 11/08/16)
Joke Silva, a veteran actress, has said she’ll never accept a sum lower than her value for a movie role. In a recent chat with TheCable Lifestyle, Silva noted that it took her several years to build a solid brand, adding that it would be a disservice to herself to settle for less. She said: “The simple reason I don’t appear in movies is that when I get offered films, what they are offering to pay is ludicrous. So I’m...
(Graphic Online 11/07/16)
The Musicians Association of Ghana (MUSIGA), raised an estimated GH¢32,000 for the Ageing Musicians Welfare Fund (AMWeF) and the MUSIGA Academy at this year’s edition of the MUSIGA Grand Ball which came off Friday, November 4, at the Banquet Hall of the State House. To raise the funds, MUSIGA auctioned off a number of musical instruments and items belonging to legendary Ghanaian musicians including the Best of Nana Ampadu’ album, PK Yamoah’s guitar, AB Crentsil’ dondo and Rev. Kusi Berko’s...
(APA 11/03/16)
The deportation of 108 emigrants from the United States of America and the inauguration of an Information Communication Technology (ICT) data centre dominate the headlines of Ghanaian newspapers on Thursday. The Ghanaian Times said the 108 Ghanaians were deported from the USA after serving various jail sentences for drug related and other offences. They arrived at the Kotoka International Airport in the company of some security personnel and were met by some police personnel, the National Disaster Management Organisation and...

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