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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 135

February 27, 2018 4:45 PM Whiskey brand Johnnie Walker to replace famous man for woman

For the first time ever, the top-hatted man who appears on bottles of Johnnie Walker whiskey is being replaced by a woman. Johnnie Walker, which is owned by liquor giant Diageo, said Monday that it will launch a special edition of its Black Label blend next month featuring the female logo. “As a brand that has stood for progress for nearly 200 years 97

February 15, 2018 5:59 PM Declining inflation to trigger lower policy rate (Article)

Headline inflation surprised when it fell sharply in January to 10.3%; year on year from 11.8% in December. This was well below our expectations for a marginal increase to 11.9%, largely owing to base effects. The deceleration in inflation will have been positively received by the Bank of Ghana’s MPC, which was concerned about underlying inflationary 74

November 1, 2017 2:49 AM 'They used technology to turn me into a bloody dictator' – Faure reacts

Togolese President Faure Gnassingbe has bemoaned the use of social media to portray him in a bad light as thousands of opposition supporters call for his resignation. This is his first reaction to the anti-government protests that started in August in demand for the reinstatement of the 1992 constitution that stipulates a two five-year term limit for presidents 121

October 31, 2017 2:51 PM Stop attacks or face the law– Blay warns NPP hooligans

Acting National Chairman of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Freddie Blay, has warned vigilante groups aligned to the party to desist from violent acts or face the full rigorous of the law. “Law is law, and it must be enforced in this country. So I will ask that if they [vigilante groups] are our members they should stop doing that because people 68

October 31, 2017 2:05 AM The Latest: First indictments, guilty plea in Russia probe

The special counsel investigating possible coordination between the Kremlin and Donald Trump’s presidential campaign has indicted its former chairman. Special counsel Robert Mueller has also revealed how a campaign adviser lied to the FBI about meetings with Russian intermediaries. Paul Manafort, who steered Trump’s campaign for much of last year, and business 131

October 30, 2017 7:41 AM Togolese Protesters to face court today

The Greater Accra Police Command will today arraign 26 Togolese nationals before the court for staging an unlawful demonstration before in Accra. The demonstration was foiled by the Police after the Togolese converged at the Kawukudi Park in Accra to protest the current Political crisis that has bedevilled their country, Togo. The Public Relations Officer 56

October 29, 2017 2:08 AM Togolese ‘fleeing human rights abuses’ to Ghana: UN

More than 500 Togolese nationals have sought refuge in neighbouring Ghana because of a government crackdown on opposition protests, the UN refugee agency said Friday. “So far, 513 asylum seekers have been registered by the Ghanaian authorities,” UNHCR spokesman Babar Baloch said in a statement. They crossed the border to Chereponi, Zabzugu and Bunkpurugu-Yunyuo 106

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 42

October 28, 2017 11:33 AM Tanzania deports three S. Africans for 'promoting homosexuality'

Tanzania has deported three South African lawyers arrested last week for "promoting homosexuality", their organisation said in a statement. The Initiative for Strategic Litigation (ISLA) in Africa said that the three had been "deported earlier this evening", in the statement dated Friday. The lawyers were amongst a group of 13 people, including a Ugandan 108