Oyoko Methodist SHS student collapses and dies during exams

A second-year gold-track student of Oyoko Methodist Senior High School in Koforidua has died during exams. The female student collapsed while writing Literature in English WASSCE Thursday afternoon. She was immediately rushed to the St. Joseph Hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival. Starr News has gathered that the General Arts student was not well in the last three days […]

Govt hands over 100 buses to Senior High Schools

Government has procured and distributed 100 buses to a number of Senior High Schools, with a further 250 on the way, in the ongoing fulfillment of President Akufo-Addo’s commitment not only to increase access, but also to ensure that complementary resources are provided to enable the delivery of quality education to Ghanaians. At a short but colourful ceremony on Thursday, […]

University of Cape Coast to train Ghana Police investigators

The University of Cape Coast (UCC) which is located in the Central Region has been chosen by the Ghana Police Management Board to train Investigators of the Criminal Investigations Department of the Service. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the materialization of this initiative was signed yesterday, July 29 at the Academic Board Chamber at UCC. This MoU will see […]

‘Mozambique riot officers arrested for policeman’s murder’

Two members of Mozambique’s riot police have been arrested for the murder of a police officer in the northern city of Nampula, according to the newspaper O Pais. Selemane Momade Hassane was shot in the chest when he was outside his house on Tuesday, the paper adds. It says that he was parking his car but the riot police allegedly […]

Botswana reinstates coronavirus lockdown in capital for two weeks

Botswana’s capital city Gaborone returned to a two-week lockdown from midnight on Thursday to stem the latest local coronavirus surge in the country, an official said. Under new rules for the capital and surrounding areas, only essential workers would be able to leave home for work, with others only able to leave the house to buy groceries. All gatherings will […]

Libya to impose full lockdown as pandemic cases grow

Libya’s internationally recognised government in Tripoli will impose a full lockdown in areas of the country it controls, it said on Thursday, after a sharp rise in Coronavirus cases. Libya, split since 2014 between areas held by the Government of National Accord (GNA) in Tripoli and a rival administration in the east, managed to avoid an early surge of the pandemic. However, […]

Coronavirus: Farmers decry input shortage

Farmers across the country are struggling to access improved seedlings and farm machinery necessary for the production of crops because of the disruption in the supply chain due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Chief Osman Fukuyama, a farmer at Bereku in the Central Region, said farmers in his district and others are “struggling to get access to quality inputs like seeds as the […]

Uganda court jails killer of mountain gorilla for 11 years

A Ugandan court on Thursday sentenced a man to 11 years in prison for offences including the killing of a beloved mountain gorilla in the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. The Silverback gorilla, named Rafiki — which means “friend” in Swahili — was believed to be around 25 years old. He was found dead last month from a spear wound. Felix […]

Finally! Beyoncé & Shatta Wale Already music video is out!

After weeks of crazy anticipation across all platforms, Beyoncé has released the music video for Already featuring Shatta Wale. The Already music video is part of a series of videos merged into the Black Is King film by Beyoncé for Disney+. Shot in locations including Ghana, Shatta Wale’s appearance in the Already music video will propel Ghanaian music further unto the forefront of […]

Woman Striked by killing her two children with rat poison

A young woman in Tema New Town was nearly lynched on Thursday evening by her neighbours for poisoning her two children to death. The yet-to-be-identified woman, according to a neighbour, Eric, said on many occasions that she will poison her two children aged 3 years and one-and-half years. But Eric told Adom FM that those threats were considered to be […]