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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 127

March 26, 2018 6:30 AM Opuni, Seidu Agongo trial begins today

Former COCOBOD boss, Dr. Stephen Opuni, will make his first appearance in court today [Monday], for among others allegedly causing financial loss to the state in a fertilizer supply deal. Dr. Opuni and Siedu Agongo, the CEO of Zeera Group of Companies and Agricult Ghana, which also belongs to Seidu Agongo, are cumulatively facing some 27 charges, including 131

March 24, 2018 2:49 PM Coutinho scores as Brazil thrash World Cup hosts Russia in friendly

Brazil scored three goals in 13 minutes to ease past World Cup hosts Russia in a friendly in Moscow. After a goalless first half, Miranda opened the scoring at the Luzhniki Stadium, which will host seven matches at this summer’s tournament including the final. Philippe Coutinho scored a penalty for Brazil’s second before Paulinho headed in a third from close 149

March 23, 2018 10:30 AM PEG Africa supports three rural communities in Volta Region

Three underprivileged communities in the Nkwanta South and Krachi East and West Districts of the Volta Region have benefited from PEG Africa’s lighting systems project. The communities Alokpatsa, Tokpo and Amewoyi are off the national grid, and this is negatively affecting the socio-economic livelihood of the people. The project which benefited the communities’ 302

March 22, 2018 3:04 PM Lancaster University Ghana appoints new Provost

Lancaster University Ghana has announced the appointment of Professor Anthony Jarvis as its new Provost and Chief Academic Officer. Professor Anthony Paul Jarvis holds an Honours degree in History and Political Science from Monash University in Melbourne Australia, and a D.Phil. from Oxford University, England, and is now responsible for the academic 118

March 21, 2018 6:00 AM Groupe Ndoum to help rural banks meet BoG capital requirements

Multinational Family Holding Business, Groupe Ndoum has promised to bail out rural banks that are unable to meet the Bank of Ghana’s minimum capital requirement of GHc 1 million cedis. The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Gold Coast Fund Management, Kwame Asumaning gave the assurance at the Northern Ghana sector Rural Banks Seminar in Tamale. “GN Bank is ready 117

March 19, 2018 12:18 PM Nduom meets Ghana’s Ambassador to US, Barfuor Adjei-Barwuah

President and Chairman of Groupe Nduom, Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom, has paid a courtesy call on Ghana’s 19th Ambassador to the United States of America (USA), Dr. Barfuor Adjei-Barwuah. Dr. Nduom was accompanied by representatives of Groupe Nduom (GN) companies based in Washington DC, USA. Also present at the meeting were the Trade & Investment and Economic 133

March 19, 2018 7:51 AM Rethink stance on mobile phone use in SHS – Ken Ashigbey

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Ghana Telecommunications Chamber, Ken Ashigbey, has called on the Ghana Education Service (GES), to reconsider its stance against the use of mobile phones in Senior High Schools. Speaking at the 87th Speech and prize-giving Day celebration of the St Augustine’s College in Cape Coast on Saturday, Mr. Ashigbey said mobile 128

March 19, 2018 7:00 AM Alibaba commits to Lazada with fresh $2bn investment

Alibaba is increasing its control of Lazada, its e-commerce marketplace in Southeast Asia it acquired control of in 2016, after it injected another $2 billion into the business and replaced its CEO with a long-standing Alibaba executive. Alibaba’s first investment came in April 2016 when it bought 51 percent of Lazada for $1 billion, and it added another 120 1

March 18, 2018 3:48 PM Indian pop star jailed two years for smuggling migrants

An Indian pop star, Daler Mehndi, has been sentenced to two years in prison for smuggling migrants abroad. Mehndi and six others were accused in 2003 of cheating people of large sums of money by falsely promising to take them to Western countries. The singer was convicted on Friday in the northern state of Punjab. But he was released on bail soon after 101