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March 26, 2018 11:46 AM Egypt elections: Favourite Sisi seeks high turnout in polls

Egyptians began voting on Monday in a presidential election set to deliver an easy win for incumbent Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, with turnout the main focus after all serious opposition withdrew complaining of repression. Polling stations will be open for three days and Sisi, a former military commander, has urged Egyptians to vote, hinting that he sees the election 100

March 20, 2018 12:24 PM Stop Rawlings now or forget 2020 – Victor Smith to NDC

A leading member of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Victor Smith, has called on the leadership of his party to call the party’s Founder, Jerry John Rawlings to order, or pay for it dearly in the 2020 general elections. Rawlings in the last few years has been criticizing some members of the NDC at the least opportunity. According to Victor 82

March 18, 2018 10:05 AM GFA Veep, George Afriyie to contest 2019 GFA Presidency

Ghana Football Association vice president, George Afriyie, has officially announced his intention to contest the 2019 GFA Presidential Elections. The Liberty Professionals executive made his intention known to journalists at his 50th birthday celebrations on Friday night at his residence. Afriyie, who has been vice to Nyantakyi since 2015, becomes the second 76

March 18, 2018 9:16 AM French island residents round up ‘foreigners

A group of residents from the Indian Ocean French island of Mayotte has been rounding up suspected illegal migrants and taking them to local police. The move targeted around 100 “foreigners, Comorans and Africans”, a member of the group told AFP. Protests against the economic crisis and illegal immigrants from the Comoros islands have paralysed the island 90

March 4, 2018 5:35 PM Sierra Leone polls: Mahama engages Commonwealth observer group

Former President John Dramani Mahama today [Sunday], March 4, 2018 met with the 16-member Commonwealth Observer Group deployed to monitor Sierra Leone’s general elections slated for March 7. The meeting was prior to their deployment to the various polling centres in the country. Mr. Mahama, who is leading the Commonwealth Observer Group, urged his team members 239

February 25, 2018 3:03 PM C/R: Woman dies hours after winning NPP constituency election

The New Patriotic Party’s Women’s Organiser in the Abura-Asebu-Kwamankese constituency, Elizabeth Gaisie, has died, just a few hours after being re-elected to the position on Saturday. She died in the evening at the Abura Dunkwa District Hospital, minutes after being sworn in. The late Madam Gaisie was the incumbent Women’s Organiser and also stood 53

February 21, 2018 2:13 PM NDC to end re-registration of members next week

The opposition National Democratic Congress [NDC], has announced that it will end the re-registration of its members next week Wednesday, February 28, 2018. The party began the manual re-registration of its members in December 2018, when it decided to abandon its biometric register after claims that some non-NDC members were on the register. “The National 58

February 19, 2018 12:36 PM NPP postpones constituency primaries to February 24

The governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) has rescheduled its constituency primaries, originally set to take place on February 21, to February 24, 2018. According to the party, the primaries will now be held from Saturday, February 24 to Tuesday, February 27, 2018. The party, in a statement signed by its acting General Secretary, John Boadu, said the decision 48

February 16, 2018 8:44 AM Akufo-Addo congratulates SA’s new President Cyril Ramaphosa

President Akufo-Addo has congratulated South Africa’s new President, Cyril Ramaphosa. He said Ramaphosa’s election is “well-deserved” and “a vindication of the trust and confidence reposed in you by the Members of the Parliament of South Africa, and by your great party, the African National Congress (ANC).” Akufo-Addo said he was hopeful of a close working 42

February 9, 2018 11:29 AM Kassena Nankana West DCE passes on

The Chief Executive for the Kassena Nanakana District in the Upper East Region, Mr. Clement Dandori has passed on at the age of 70. Mr. Dandori, who had been battling with illness for a few months, died at the Ridge hospital in Accra on Thursday night where he was receiving treatment. Confirming the death to Citi News, a family member of the deceased 39