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October 1, 2017 12:51 AM ISIS leader seemingly breaks 11-month silence in audio recording

Speech references North Korean nuclear threats (CNN) - The leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, seems to have broken his 11-month silence with a long audio message in which he mocks the United States, calls on jihadis to rally against the Syrian regime and insists that ISIS 'remains' despite its rapid loss of territory 79

September 29, 2017 3:49 PM Draconian NCA fines troubling

The Minority in Parliament has described as “draconian” fines slapped on defaulting radio stations by the National Communications Authority. In a statement, the group insists the action by the regulator is “troubling” and may have “grave implications for press freedom and media pluralism.” The statement comes a day after the NCA issued its report on a broadcasting 33

September 29, 2017 12:54 PM Allegation of manipulation of voters list rocks GJA elections

Source: Ghana|Joy News|Manasseh Azure Awuni The election of the Ghana Journalists Association has been rocked by confusion and allegation of manipulation of the final voters list. One of the candidates for the Presidency, John Aryeetey of GTV, was turned away from voting because his name could not be found on the list. Mr. Ben Assorow told Joy News’ 39

September 28, 2017 11:46 PM Expresso Ghana to lose license after 2019 expiry date

Adom News sources within the telecom industry have hinted that the license of Kasapa Telecom Limited, operators of Expresso telecom brand in Ghana will not be renewed after it expires in 2019. Deputy Director, Engineering at the National Communications Authority, (NCA) Edmund Yirenkyi Fianko dropped a hint on Ghana Day at the just ended ITU Telecom World 62

September 28, 2017 5:23 AM Saudi women allowed to drive in latest reform push by prince

Abdullah Al-shihri and Aya Batrawy, Associated Press RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's surprise decision to grant women the right to drive rattled society in the kingdom on Wednesday, bringing cheers from rights activists and young people and grumbling from others who say they will never let their wives and daughters behind the wheel. It also demonstrated 93

September 24, 2017 8:38 PM Bad revenue likely to hit Sustainable Development Goals

India has made significant progress in achieving the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by UN member-states in 2015 but finances remain an issue, a study of the country's Voluntary National Review (VNR) submitted earlier this year indicates. India has said that despite its significant efforts toward mobilising domestic resources, it is unlikely 70

September 23, 2017 1:25 PM Bilic decision backfires as Kane double helps nervy Spurs beat West Ham

LONDON -- Three thoughts on West Ham 2-3 Tottenham at the London Stadium on Saturday afternoon. It ended with heavy tension and some fraying tempers, as West Ham made a stirring comeback that had looked improbable when 3-0 down to a strutting, strolling Spurs. Javier Hernandez's goal had looked a consolation at the time, but Serge Aurier's red card made a contest 64

September 23, 2017 12:47 AM Relative of JB admits Nkrumah founded Ghana

I am settled in my mind that Dr Kwame Nkrumah is the founder of Ghana, a member of the governing New Patriotic Party and a relative to the late JB Danquah, has said. Nana Fredua Agyemang Ofori-Atta insists he does not need anyone to tell him Dr Nkrumah was the founding president of Ghana nor will he wait for a Chinese to tell him how great Nkrumah was. Speaking 44

September 20, 2017 3:30 AM The Latest: Jose weakens to tropical storm off US East Coast

Jose has weakened to a tropical storm, but forecasters expect dangerous surf and rip currents will continue along the East Coast of the U.S. for several days. The National Hurricane Center in Miami says Jose’s top winds have decreased to about 70 mph (110 kph) Tuesday night, and it’s expected to weaken more over the next two days. The storm is 230 miles 85

September 19, 2017 7:35 PM Togolese to vote on presidential term limits after parliament impasse

LOME (Reuters) - A bill to limit presidents in Togo to two terms of office will be decided by referendum after it failed on Tuesday to win approval from parliament due to a boycott by opposition lawmakers. The boycott was called because the measure appears to exempt incumbent Faure Gnassingbe, who is already in his third term. Gnassingbe’s family has ruled 53