Top 5 stories that made the headlines this week

Top 5 stories that made the headlines this week

The week ended with various developments making the headlines and shaping national discourse. 

Here are a few of such stories you may have missed in the course of the week.

1. Mugabe visits Ghana

Top 5 stories that made the headlines this week

Africa’s longest-serving president, Robert Mugabe, rocked the headlines over his expected four-day official visit to Ghana between August 18 to 22.  Mugabe expects to hold bilateral talks with President John Dramani Mahama, meet with traditional authorities and the Ghanaian business community as well as the Zimbabwe community in Ghana as part of efforts to strengthen bilateral relations between Ghana and Zimbabwe.

2. WAEC releasing 2016 results

Top 5 stories that made the headlines this week

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) released provisional results of the 2016 West Africa Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE). WAEC in a statement revealed that this year’s results were slightly better than that of last year. However,  1,576 candidates had the results of some of their subjects canceled, while 598 candidates had their entire results canceled.

3. Ghana at Rio Olympics

Top 5 stories that made the headlines this week

The opening ceremony of the 2016 Rio Olympics goes into history as one of the most colorful moments in Sports history. As expected, team Ghana did not only show the richness of African culture but also graced the ceremony with rich Ghanaian colors. The competition is ongoing and as it stands now, Ghana is somehow losing the steam of winning a gold medal.

4. Nana Addo promises to create "Western-North" region

Top 5 stories that made the headlines this week

Flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Akufo-Addo, revealed plans to create a new region in elected president. According to him, the region would be known as ‘Western-North’ considering the fact that “a significant proportion of Ghana’s natural resources, such as gold and cocoa, as well as food stuff” can be found in that part of the country.

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5. Nana Ama McBrown marries longtime boyfriend

Top 5 stories that made the headlines this week

When news broke that Nana Ama McBrown was to marry her long-time boyfriend, Maxwell Mensah over the weekend, a lot of fans were eager to see pictures from the ceremony. Well, the wedding was spectacular and you can check out the pictures by clicking this link.

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