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October 3, 2017 4:38 PM Obesity Was Rising as Ghana Embraced Fast Food. Then Came KFC

After finishing high school a decade ago, Daniel Awaitey enrolled in computer courses, dropped out to work in a hotel, then settled into a well-paying job in the booming oil sector here. He has an apartment, a car, a smartphone and a long-distance girlfriend he met on a dating website. So he had reasons and the means to celebrate his 27th birthday in late July. His boss and co-workers 80

September 30, 2017 8:14 PM John Oponjo Benjamin – an SLPP presidential aspirant in profile

John Oponjo Benjamin or JOB, as he is fondly known, was born on the 29th November 1952, in the small town of Segbwema, in Kailahun district, Sierra Leone. The first child in his family, JOB was brought up with a keen realization of self and an immense sense of responsibility. In 1958, JOB was enrolled in the Methodist Primary School Segbwema, later proceeding 88

September 30, 2017 12:08 AM UN rights council extends Burundi abuses probe

The UN Human Rights Council voted on Friday to extend the mission of an international probe into atrocities in Burundi, overriding strong pushback from the government accused of crimes against humanity. The adoption of the European Union resolution to prolong the mandate by a year came a day after the council’s African bloc approved a separate measure 68

September 29, 2017 1:33 PM Uber has 3000 drivers in Ghana

Data from ride-hailing app Uber says South Africa, Kenya and Ghana are its most lucrative markets in Africa, Kenya’s Business Daily reports. In Ghana Uber has provided employment for 3000 drivers with 140, 000 active riders. South Africa ranks first with 969,000 active riders, while Kenya in second place, has 363,000 active users. Both countries have experienced 54

September 28, 2017 4:22 PM Ghana's Black Stars to camp in Kenya ahead of World Cup qualifier in Uganda

Ghana's senior national team will train in Kenya for three days before next week's crucial 2018 World Cup qualifier against Uganda in Kampala. The Black Stars will hold their training camp in Nairobi before proceeding to Kampala, where they will play Uganda in the World Cup qualifier on October 7. Players will arrive directly in Nairobi from their clubs 46

September 26, 2017 7:52 PM Ghana To Bid For CHAN 2018

Ghana is expected to bid for the hosting rights of the2018 Championship of African Nations (CHAN) following the successful hosting of the 2017 West African Football Union tournament in Cape Coast and Elmina. The four-time African champions are likely to be handed the opportunity after Kenya were stripped of the right due to political unrest and lack of facilities 65

September 26, 2017 3:48 PM Ghana urged to bid for Chan 2018

Former Asante Kotoko manager Isaac Opeele Boateng has advised the government of Ghana to bid for the hosting of the 2018 African Nations Championship after Kenya was stripped of the right following a meeting of Caf Executive Committee held in Accra on Saturday. Kenya lost the nod due to lack of infrastructure and political instability in the country 73

September 25, 2017 5:58 PM African Court to rule on 10 cases Thursday

The African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights has fixed Thursday, 28 September to rule in ten cases filed before it at Arusha, the United Republic of Tanzania. The cases are: Application for Interpretation of Judgment – 001/2017 in Alex Thomas verses the United Republic of Tanzania; application for Interpretation of Judgment – 002/2017 in Mohamed Abubakari 62

September 23, 2017 9:05 PM KQ must push harder for more passengers

Kenya Airways should step up so that it can join the elite club of airlines that have direct flights to Washington and New York. There are still a few hurdles in the way and if they are overcome, Nairobi will have cemented its place as the gateway to East Africa. Direct flights between the US and Africa are rare. In Africa, slightly more than a handful 57

September 23, 2017 9:02 PM Kenya stripped of hosting rights for CHAN 2018

Caf announced that the decision to move the tournament was made "in light of accumulated delays from reports of the various inspection missions conducted in the country." The 16-team tournament for locally-based players only, is scheduled to take place between 12 January and 4 February 2018. A Caf inspection team visited Kenya from 11 to 17 September 55