It is now easier to access news online these days due to technology. With our smartphones, we can get the latest news in Ghana and around the world.
Online news portals are all over, but which ones are genuine?
Here is a list of top news websites for news and information on business, politics, sports, entertainment, jobs in Ghana, reports, and more.
1. Ghanaweb news
Ghanaweb is the number one go-to website when it comes to latest news in ghana…no doubt about that. Not only that, they are the most visited website in Ghana.
Since 1999, the online news portal has always covered any latest happenings in the country.
Ghanaweb news has a team of writers, journalists, and editors who work hard to bring you the latest news today in the country.
They cover politics, entertainment news, sports news etc. Ghanaweb.com is designed to meet the requirements of the 3 million unique visitors who visit the site each month.
According to ghanaweb.com, they aggregate news from other media houses as well.
“The news on the portal is updated by a team of editors who write articles or aggregate from a wide range of Ghanaian media.
The wide range of different media (print and online) from which we aggregate ensures a balanced coverage of the news in Ghana”
So when it comes to current authentic news, you can trust ghanaweb news.
Politics make the best gauge on ghanaweb.com. When you visit the homepage of ghanaweb (often called GhanaHomePage), you’ll see news on NDC, NPP, President Akufo-Addo and John Mahama.
Some written by journalists and some are opinions expressed by individuals on ghanaweb.
Citinewsroom is your best bet for authentic latest news in Ghana. The online news portal is owned and managed by Citi Fm in Adabraka, Accra.
Citinewsroom covers the vibrant Ghanaian political scene with objective and balanced live reports, news features and documentaries.
The site was previously citifmonline.com (citifmonline news) but has been redirected to citinewsroom.com which was launched recently.
You can also access news from this website on your smartphone via the Citi News App.
The Citi News App is the official app for Citi 97.3 FM and the newly launched Citi TV.
The app is available for download on Google Play Store.
3. Myjoyonline news
MyJoyOnline is another big website when it comes to current news in Ghana.
Myjoyonline news features the latest news and event in Ghana, ranging from politics, entertainment, sport and social issues.
Just as Citinewsroom, MyJoyOnline is well known for reporting the news as it is. It serves a healthy dose of reality from both sides of the political spectrum.
So you don’t normally find them reporting news to favor a political party (NDC or NPP). They say it as it is.
They boast of investigative Journalists such as Kwetey Nartey and Manasseh Azure Awuni who go out to uncover hidden stories in the country.
Myjoyonline.com is managed by Joy 99.7 FM which belongs to the Multimedia group. The Multimedia group includes Joy Fm, Joy news, Adom Fm (Adomfmonline), Asempa Fm, Hitz Fm, Luv Fm, Nhyira Fm and Multi Tv.
With your smartphone, you don’t need to open myjoyonline.com to access any breaking news in Ghana. Just download myjoyonline app on Google Play Store if you’re an Android user and App Store if you use iPhone.
You can personalize news you receive based on your interest, watch TV streaming on JoyNews or listen to all live radio streaming (Joy FM, Luv FM, Adom FM, Hitz FM, Asempa FM, Nyira FM).
The app also sends all notifications on any breaking news, live events, etc.
4. Yen news
Yen news (yen.com.gh) is one of the fastest growing websites in Ghana. Since September 2015, the digital platform has been delivering latest news to Ghanaians both here and abroad.
Yen.com.gh claim to be a media site of the new generation which embodies the era in which it has been created: dynamic, informative, controversial, and entertaining.
They also claim to be an independent source of information who exist on money from advertising and are not being financed or influenced by government, parties, or by private individuals.
“Our aim is to collect information from all the available sources, systematize it and explain it in a really understandable and neutral manner. As a result, we provide high quality, reliable and affordable media products related to different spheres of people’s lives, including culture, education, technology, current affairs, and etc., for promoting knowledge, political stability, and economic prosperity.”
Even though yen is often associated with controversial content, you can trust them to bring you latest news around the country.
So just like MyJoyOnline News and Citinewsroom, Yen News also have an android app for easy access to news.
Yen news App brings you the latest Ghana and world news in business & economy, politics, entertainment, technology, sports and much more.
Yen news app saves time for those who do not want to spend their precious time reading from countless news websites.
5. Peacefmonline news
Peacefmonline gives you news that other news portals would not give you. Peacefmonline news goes deep and digs news from sources in Ghana you’ll never think of.
Talk of social issues, latest entertainment news, and political gossips, you can get all of that peacefmonline.com
Peacefmonline is owned and managed by Despite group which have Okay Fm, Niit Fm, Peace Fm and UTV as media brands under their umbrella.
All these media houses have experienced journalists to bring you authentic local news from anywhere in Ghana.
With your smartphone, you can be the first to read any breaking news. Download and install peacefmonline app which is available on play store.
Even though the app has been receiving bad reviews lately, you can still try it.
Visit peacefmonline news today to access the latest news in Ghana.
Not a site you might expect to be on this list, but hey, they’ve earned it and deserves a mention.
As a member of the EIB group, Starrfmonline news features unparalleled and comprehensive news ranging from business, politics, socio-economic, international and sports.
Starrfmonline also features news from GHONE Tv, Starr Fm podcast, and GHONE Tv videos on demand.
Base on how authentic and comprehensive GHONE Tv news, starr Fm and other media groups under EIB network are, we expect starrfmonline to rise to the top.
Other news sources
There are a few additional news sites in Ghana today that deserve mention. They were not included in the list above because they’re not the first choice news site for many Ghanaians.
Modernghana is a kind of online newspaper established in August 2005, and claim to have met the demands of readers and visitors with the growing population of the online community.
The online news portal has brought news stories and information to all Ghanaians and other international viewers who currently make up the large audience.
It has been one of Ghana’s leader in general news and information destination online ever since. And it integrates credible Ghanaian content and perspectives.
The credibility carved over the years has been intact championing the focus of a Modern Ghana which features a wide range of contents including;
- Own original reports
- Breaking news in Ghana and around the world
- Current affairs
- Modern fashion and lifestyle bits
- Up-to-date Ghanaian and international entertainment
- Sports and much more.
Modernghana news is updated with increasing depth and frequency. Today, the site is updated 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
For football loving people, there is only one football news site I recommend. That’s goal news.
They give you the latest football news, live scores, results, rumors, transfers, fixtures, tables and player profiles from around the world, including the World Cup.
Of course, if you want instant notification on any news, scores or update, the goal app is a better option. It’s available for both Android and IOS users.
Tv3 is one of the best news Tv stations in Ghana. They have been the preferred choice for news in Ghana and thus, their online portal, 3news.com deserves a mention.
3news claims to be a credible news website that delivers objective content on timely basis.
Recently launched was their news app called 3news.com app which is available on Google Play and App Store.
The app also features live streams, audio on demand, video on demand, searchable archival materials and of course, Tilapia’s funny cartoons.
3news.com is a property of MG Digital Media Limited.
Adom Fm is one of the biggest Twi speaking radio stations in Ghana. Just like Peacefmonline, Adom news also digs deeper to give you gossips and news from all over the country.
You can download AdomOnline app for your smartphone. With the app, you can subscribe to news stories via Notifications and receive email stories per day.
The app also comes with the following features:
- Top Stories brings you the latest, breaking news from their trusted journalists.
- Watch Live TV shows including programs on Adom Tv.
- Listen to Live Radio shows.
- My News section allows users to personalize the news based on interested topics.
- Bookmark all your favorite stories and read later.
For Ghana entertainment news, there is one site that comes to mind besides the big websites mentioned above. That is GhanaCelebrities.com.
Ghanacelebrities is solely dedicated to the latest entertainment news in Ghana.
They claim to be Ghana’s premium entertainment site which offers Ghanaian celebrity gossip, exclusive awards show coverage & red carpet interviews, videos, movies, entertainment event news, movie reviews, celeb photos, music, lifestyle, and fashion.
“GhanaCelebrities.com publishes juicy rumors and conjecture in addition to reporting accurate facts. All published reports are meant for the sole purpose of informing and entertaining our readers.
GhanaCelebrities.com is committed to giving its readers daily doses of pop culture gossip and creating an engaging community in which readers can share their personal views.”
Ghanacelebrities provide daily updated content and have developed a strong reputation, with numerous mentions by TV3 in Ghana, Ghanaweb, Peace Fm, Myjoyonline, Joy Fm, Modernghana and several others.
Just like yen news, pulse came not long ago, but have risen through the ranks in a short period of time.
While other sites do general news, pulse.com.gh only focus on entertainment, style, and news that are part of Ghana.
Pulse Ghana is in partnership with business Insider to bring you the latest news in Ghana and beyond.
Businessghana.com is a one of the few sites dedicated to business news in Ghana. The site also feature upcoming events, real estate, classifieds and job vacancies in Ghana
So if you’re looking for jobs in Ghana, businessghana is a place to go besides tonaton and jobberman.
The site also gives opportunities to people who wants to list their companies online.
Business and financial times
Business & Financial Times (B&FT) is currently Ghana’s biggest business newspaper with a varied readership base
B&FT was established in 1989 as a weekly publication, the newspaper is a now a daily paper delivering business and financial news and information to the business community in the country and internationally.
Business & Financial Times (B&FT) is also involved in a number of international publications and has affiliates in Nigeria, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Kenya and the UK.
So thebftonline.com is a trusted online publication for business news in Ghana.