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April 22, 2016 7:09 AM Supreme Court restrains NMC’s media law

The Supreme Court has restrained the National Media Commission (NMC) from implementing the new law requiring media owners to seek content approval from the Commission before publication. Ghana Independent Broadcasters Association (GIBA) had gone to court over the new regulations praying the court to strike out the new law. According to GIBA some of the regulations 17

April 21, 2016 6:56 AM 2 High court judges sacked over Anas’ exposé

Wednesday 20th April , 2016 7:21 pm Two more High court judges cited in the judicial corruption scandal have been removed from office effective April 19, 2016. According to a statement signed by the Judicial Secretary, Justice Alex B. Poku Acheampong, the action was taken following recommendations by the committee formed to investigate allegations of “stated 17

April 19, 2016 6:33 AM Somalia says 200 of its citizens may have drowned in migrant crossing

Somalia's government said on Monday about 200 or more Somalis may have drowned in the Mediterranean Sea while trying to cross illegally to Europe, many of them teenagers, when the boat they were on capsized after leaving the Egyptian shore. Italian President Sergio Mattarella had said earlier on Monday that several hundred people appeared to have died in a new tragedy 2

April 19, 2016 1:23 AM 200 Somalia migrants may have drowned in Mediterranean Sea

Somalia's government said about 200 or more Somalis, many of them teenagers, may have drowned in the Mediterranean Sea while trying to cross illegally to Europe, when their boat capsized after leaving the Egyptian shore. Italian President Sergio Mattarella had said earlier on Monday (April 18) that several hundred people appeared to have died in a new tragedy 1

April 16, 2016 8:47 AM Belgian transport minister resigns over security report

Leaked paper cites flawed airport oversight BRUSSELS -- Belgium's transport minister resigned Friday after a secret European Union report detailing lapses in airport security oversight was leaked in the wake of the deadly March 22 bombings at Brussels Airport and a subway. Prime Minister Charles Michel said after his talks with Transport Minister Jacqueline 3

April 15, 2016 8:38 PM Two Hillary Clintons. This reporter has covered them both

Hillary Clinton knows her biggest weakness as a politician is ... she’s not much of a politician. She admits she’s not a natural at doing things that politicians are expected to do: performing in arenas, charming the media, electrifying huge crowds. She admires great orators and communicators like her husband and President Barack Obama — she calls it “poetry 4

April 15, 2016 4:17 PM MPs ex-gratia should not all come from national kitty – participants

Stakeholders at a Zonal Consultative forum held in Kumasi on emoluments and salaries of article 71 public office holders, have recommended the setting up of a provident fund into which Members of Parliament (MPs) would cede part of their monthly salaries to serve as their ex-gratia when they are exiting Parliament. They said the present remunerations 17

April 15, 2016 10:00 AM Virtual reality is incredible, but that doesn't mean you should buy a Rift or Vive yet

Virtual reality is still an expensive first-generation product, with kinks and software support to work out. Now that Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive are officially released to consumers, you might be wondering, “should I buy a VR headset?” Well, the (possibly surprising) short answer is “probably not,” no matter how magical virtual reality already is in its early 24

April 14, 2016 11:41 AM AP Analysis: Ruling party defeat a leadership test for Park

South Korean President Park Geun-hye has long been known as the "Queen of Elections" for a decades-long track record of steering her party to sometimes unlikely victories. Now, a crushing, shocking defeat in parliamentary elections sets up the fight of her political life. In the last two years of her five-year presidency, Park must stave off lame duck status 3

April 14, 2016 6:04 AM Link confirmed between Zika and birth defect microcephaly

US experts say discovery should pave way for increased funding in disease prevention After several weeks of study and debate, US health officials concluded that infection with the Zika virus during pregnancy causes the birth defect microcephaly, a finding that experts hope will refocus attention on efforts to stop infections and prompt US politicians 16