Here Are The Major News Headlines From 2017

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A lot of issues made the news this year, some were good and others were bad. Check out these news headlines and tell us which ones were your best and worst news for the year.

Mugabe Resigned as President of Zimbabwe

The reign of Robert Mugabe as president of Zimbabwe finally ended. His resignation as President brought joy to Zimbabweans and most people across the world.

Controversies surrounding the declaration of Jerusalem as the Capital of Israel by Trump

President Trump is leading a movement to change the capital of Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. But it turns out that most countries in the world are not in favour of this idea and have voted against it. Well, let us wait and see how it will end.

Kenya’s Presidential Elections

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There were a lot of issues surrounding Kenya’s Elections. From cancelation of the elections to the scheduling of a new date for the election and Raila Odinga withdrawing from the Presidential Election rerun. Uhuru Kenyatta, in the end, won the elections.

Deportation of Ghanaians from the United States of America

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So our brothers and sisters who were illegally living in America were brought back to us, with most of them in handcuffs when the arrived at the airport.

Death of Major Maxwell Mahama

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Residents of Denkyira Obuasi in the Central Region of Ghana lynched Major Maxwell Mahama. Major Maxwell Mahama was given a State burial for his fight against galamsey, which led to his gruesome death.

Free SHS

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President Akuffo Addo fulfilled his promise of making Senior High School education free in Ghana. Even though this promise by the President was achieved, there were issues concerning inadequate classrooms and dormitories for the newly admitted students.

Auntie B graduates from Legon.

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Popular local actress, Auntie B obtained a bachelor’s degree from the University of Ghana.

Founders’ Day
Founders’ Day in Ghana was changed from 21st September to the 4th August by the President of Ghana. The opposition parties, mainly the NDC protested against the change.

 

Prince Harry and Megan Markle engagement

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Prince Harry and actress Megan Markle announced their engagement and stated a date for their wedding.

Increment of Universities school fees
The SRCs of the public universities in Ghana demand for a reduction of the fees for the 2017/2018 academic year. The students of these universities sent petitions to the Government and Parliament for fees to be reduced. It was a win for the students as the university authorities were asked to take fees of the 2016/2017 academic year.

Atomic gas explosion

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It was a sad day for Ghana as people lost their lives and many got injured when a gas filling station at Atomic exploded.

Afia Schwarzenegger caught cheating by husband

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Controversial media personality Afia Schwarzenegger was in the news again for the wrong reasons. Her husband caught her in bed with another man.

Old Vandal Stabbed to death

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An associate vandal as he is referred to stabbed an old vandal at the charging grounds of the hall after they arrived from a funeral of an old vandal. The stabbing resulted from an argument the two had at the funeral.

 

Christabel Ekeh 

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The actress posted a couple of her nude pictures online.

Tic Tac walked out from an interview on live TV 

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Philomena hitmaker Tic Tac walked out on an interview on Ghone TV’s breakfast show. He walked out because Shatta Wale’s videos were being played whiles he was interviewed and felt disrespected by the act.

GHC 800,000 for a website
The government, particularly the Ministry of Special Development Initiative was heavily criticized for allocating GHC 800,000 for the development of a website in their budget for 2018.

 

Kaba’s Death

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The death of renowned radio presenter, KABA took the nation by surprise.

Gang Rape in Bantama
A gang of 7 teenagers sexually assaulted a young girl. The police have arrested some of the boys and are on the hunt for the others.

 

Miss Ghana Allegations. 

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The organizers of the Miss Ghana beauty pageant were accused of using the winners of the competition for their own monitory gains.

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