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August 9, 2017 6:15 AM Vodafone boss receives feminine achievement award

Vodafone Chief Executive, Yolanda Cuba, has grabbed the “Most Outstanding Telecommunications Executive” award at the just ended Feminine Achievement Awards. This adds to a host of accolades she has received since assuming the role of CEO of Vodafone Ghana. The latest recognition capped a very outstanding one year at Vodafone Ghana in which she has completely 26

August 4, 2017 6:19 PM Head of Venezuela’s super assembly vows to target opponents

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The head of Venezuela’s newly installed constitutional assembly pledged to move quickly against President Nicolas Maduro’s political opponents, beginning as early as the all-powerful body’s second meeting on Saturday. Former Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez’s nomination as leader was unanimously approved by the assembly’s 545 delegates 41

August 1, 2017 1:07 PM Venezuela takes 2 political prisoners who were under house arrest into custody

Venezuelan state security agents barged into the homes of two political prisoners under house arrest in the middle of the night Tuesday and took them into custody, the first retaliation President Nicolás Maduro against his opponents following a violence-marred vote widely seen as fraudulent. Leopoldo López, the South American country’s most high-profile 31

July 28, 2017 11:13 PM Venezuela at breaking point as controversial poll nears

Venezuela's opposition is calling it "Zero Hour". Analysts refer to a breaking point. It is clear to everyone that Venezuela is in crisis, but there's no easy way out. Divisions in Venezuela run deep. The opposition has been vocal since Hugo Chávez came to power 18 years ago, but problems have become more acute under President Nicolás Maduro, a leader 19

July 28, 2017 5:04 PM Hedge funds making risky bet on Venezuelan bonds ahead of widely condemned vote

Some hedge funds are taking big bets on Venezuelan debt ahead of a controversial national vote on Sunday that has sparked severe unrest in that country. The vote is for a special constitutional assembly that could rewrite the constitution despite widespread condemnation and the threat of more sanctions by the U.S. and other nations, particularly against 47

July 23, 2017 7:25 AM US to Ban American Travel to North Korea

WASHINGTON — American citizens will be barred by the U.S. from traveling to North Korea beginning next month following a prohibition on using U.S. passports to enter the country, the State Department said Friday. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson decided to impose a “geographical travel restriction” on North Korea following the death last month of American 41

July 22, 2017 3:47 PM John Heard: Home Alone actor dies aged 71

The actor John Heard, best known for his role in the Home Alone films, has died at the age of 71. Heard was found dead on Friday in his hotel room in Palo Alto, California, according to celebrity news website TMZ. The Santa Clara medical examiner’s office confirmed the death. The cause is unknown. Heard had reportedly been staying at the hotel after 28

July 22, 2017 3:13 PM US to ban Americans from traveling to North Korea

American citizens will be barred from traveling to North Korea next month following a prohibition on using U.S. passports to enter the country, the State Department said Friday. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson decided to impose a "geographical travel restriction" on North Korea following the death last month of American university student Otto Warmbier 33

July 13, 2017 9:27 PM Who was political activist Liu Xiaobo?

You might have heard the latest news about Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo, who died in a Chinese hospital after spending weeks in a critical condition in hospital. But you might not know about the role he's played in political activism. Liu Xiaobo was a Chinese writer, professor, human rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner who has been in the public 40

July 12, 2017 9:23 AM President presents credentials to 22 new ambassadors

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Monday presented letters of credence to 22 newly-appointed Ambassadors-designate, including Dr Edward Mahama, a presidential candidate in the 2016 election. Dr Mahama who contested the presidential election of 2016 on the ticket of the People’s National Convention, was presented with credentials as Ghana’s Ambassador-at-Large 47