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January 13, 2018 9:49 AM Iran sanctions: Tehran vows retaliation over Trump move

Iran says the US has “crossed a red line” by imposing sanctions on the head of its judiciary, Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli-Larijani. The foreign ministry vowed to retaliate, but did not say what form any action might take. US President Donald Trump, a critic of the 2015 accord, said on Friday he would extend sanctions relief over the landmark deal one last time. At the same time the US imposed 22

December 31, 2017 8:26 AM Iran protests: ‘Iron fist’ threatened if unrest continues

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards have warned anti-government protesters they will face the nation’s “iron fist” if political unrest continues. But a Revolutionary Guards commander said the protests had degenerated into people chanting political slogans and burning public property. They are the biggest show of dissent since huge pro-reform rallies in 2009. There 15

December 19, 2017 4:03 PM Metro Mass Transit to get 50 new buses in 2018

Deputy Minister for Transport, Titus Glover, has stated that, government will improve the services of the Metro Mass Transit Company with fifty more buses in 2018. Titus Glover, who made this known in an interview with Citi News, said the buses will be provided early next year. He entreated the management of Metro Mass Transit Company Limited, to ensure 18

November 28, 2017 7:51 AM Xi Jinping makes China’s toilets a number two priority

When Mao Zedong was building up support to eventually conquer China he famously declared: “A revolution is not a dinner party.” And Chinese president Xi Jinping’s mission to “revolutionise” the country’s toilets is certainly a far cry from hors d’oeuvres. Xi has stressed the need to upgrade China’s toilets in order to build a more civilised society and improve 30

November 10, 2017 11:00 AM Samini to embark on ‘My Own Bus Tour’

Ghanaian music giant, Samini will be touring 7 cities in Ghana during the yuletide, Citi Showbiz has learnt. Samini, who recently appointed Africa 1 Media as his new Management Team, will kick off the bus tour during the festive season, making stops for performances in Tarkwa, Takoradi, Agbozume, Bolgatanga, Sunyani, Kumasi and Accra. The tour will serve 41

October 31, 2017 1:05 AM Nomadic herdsmen activities in Ghana: To ban or not to ban?

The clamping down on illegal mining otherwise known in local parlance as “galamsey” [corrupted from gather and sell] remains a watershed moment for many stakeholders of agriculture, environment and water resources in Ghana. All the major drawbacks associated with “galamsey” are likely to be sunk into oblivion in the coming years. Ghana media clarion 14

October 30, 2017 4:33 PM Bisa Kdei Commence Europe Tour

Multiple award winning Ghanaian musician Bisa Kdei has officially begun his Europe tour. The tour which is expected to have Bisa Kdei perform for over 10 cities in Europe, started on October 28th till December 16th. Bisa Kdei beginning the tour from Austria had an amazing fan love on stage last weekend with a sold out concert. The “Mansa” hitmaker left Ghana 15

October 25, 2017 8:48 PM US business giants Paris Agreement message to Trump: 'We are still in'

Private sector anger over President Trump's decision to pull the US out of the Paris Agreement and scrap Obama-era climate policies continues to grow as nations prepare to gather in Germany next month for the latest round of UN climate talks. As countries prepare their delegations for the climate talks in Bonn, the 'We Are Still In' coalition of businesses 17

October 25, 2017 2:20 AM Togo cancels international conference amid anti-government protests

The Togolese government has cancelled the Francophonie ministerial conference scheduled to be held in the capital Lome in November. The cancellation comes amid opposition protests against President Faure Gnassingbe’s rule and the call for the reinstatement of the 1992 constitution. The government announced the cancellation on Monday without stating the reason 9

October 24, 2017 5:57 PM Madagascar plague death toll climbs to 124

The death toll from Madagascar's plague outbreak has reached 124, officials said Tuesday, as they cautiously welcomed a slowdown in infections. The highly contagious plague has caused alarm across the poor Indian Ocean island since August, spreading to the capital Antananarivo and other cities. "There is a decrease in the number of people admitted to hospital 15