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November 27, 2017 1:28 PM Italian PM to visit Ghana today, French President Thursday

French President, Emmanuel Macron, will be in Ghana on Thursday, November 30, for a day’s visit. Macron’s visit forms part of his tour of Africa since becoming President earlier in 2017. Prior to that, Italian Prime Minister, Paolo Gentiloni, is also expected to be in Ghana today, Monday, November 27, for a day’s visit. Macron’s Africa tour which begins 32

November 12, 2017 9:27 AM Morroco beat Cote d’Ivoire to book World Cup place

Morocco qualified for the 2018 World Cup in Russia with a 2-0 victory away to Ivory Coast, who missed out on a fourth consecutive appearance at the finals. Goals from defenders Nabil Dirar and Medhi Benatia in Abidjan ensured that Morocco would finish as Group C winners. Morocco needed only a draw in their last group game to finish top of the standings 35

October 31, 2017 10:53 PM French foreign minister to visit Iran soon

French Foreign Affairs Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian defended the nuclear deal saying it "removes the possibility for Iran to acquire a nuclear weapon" French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Tuesday he will soon travel to Iran to prepare a visit by President Emmanuel Macron and raise concerns about Tehran's missile programs and regional role. The visit 13

October 31, 2017 1:16 AM Paul Manafort’s ‘lavish lifestyle’ highlighted in indictment

A few years before he became Donald Trump’s campaign chairman, longtime Republican political operative Paul Manafort went on a spending spree with money funneled through a network of offshore bank accounts, a federal indictment unsealed Monday alleges. He bought a $1.5 million brownstone in a trendy New York neighborhood, and a $1.9 million home in Arlington 7

October 29, 2017 10:15 PM In Niger, Where U.S. Troops Died, a Lawless and Shifting Landscape

The United States has about 800 service members in Niger, yet the scale of its military operations there surprised even two high-ranking senators: Chuck Schumer of New York, the Democratic leader, and Lindsey Graham, an influential South Carolina Republican, said in recent interviews on “Meet the Press” that they had not realized the extent of the military’s 11

October 28, 2017 1:51 PM Man United 1-0 Tottenham: Martial comes off the bench to fire winner

Anthony Martial came off the bench to score a late winner for Manchester United against Tottenham. The French forward, introduced in place of Marcus Rashford midway through the second half, settled a cagey encounter nine minutes from time when he latched on to Romelu Lukaku’s headed flick-on and fired past Hugo Lloris. Lukaku had hit the post for United 9

October 28, 2017 1:11 PM Police arrest 26 Togolese nationals for staging unlawful demonstration

The police in Accra have arrested 26 Togolese nationals for planning to stage an unlawful demonstration over the political situation in their country. The suspects including two leaders were part some 300 nationals from Ghana’s immediate eastern neigbour, who had converged in Accra early Saturday to protest over the political tension in Togo. There are fears 3

October 28, 2017 12:24 AM The Latest: Hundreds against independence rally in Barcelona

Not everyone in Catalonia is pleased with their regional government’s vote to declare independence from Spain. Hundreds of people against independence marched Friday night in downtown Barcelona, waving Spanish flags. In response to the Catalan move, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy says his government is firing Catalonia’s regional government, dissolving 10

October 27, 2017 10:10 PM Spain says it's dissolving Catalonia's regional government after independence declaration

Spain’s central government Friday fired Catalonia’s separatist leaders, dissolved its parliament and called new elections for December, hours after regional lawmakers voted in favor of a historic declaration of independence. Seeking to quell Spain’s gravest constitutional crisis in its nearly four decades of democracy, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy ousted 3

October 27, 2017 3:07 PM Acting CID boss Tiwaa Addo-Danquah promoted to DCOP

The acting Director General of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service, Maame Yaa Tiwaa Addo-Danquah has been promoted to the rank of Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP). The current Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), who was the Deputy Director of CID was made to act as Director General last week when the substantive 13