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August 16, 2017 8:27 PM Amcu commemorates Marikana tragedy

Union leader says Lonmin workers were used as cannon fodder to reassure foreign investors that their interests were safe. Thousands of Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) members braved the windy, dusty weather on Wednesday, to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the Marikana tragedy. Dressed in green union regalia, mineworkers 1

August 16, 2017 4:50 PM Council of State approves process to create new regions

The Council of State has advised President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to appoint a Commission of Enquiry to kick-start the process for the creation of new regions. This follows the unanimous conclusion of the Council that there was a substantial demand for the creation of new regions, after studying the petitions for their creation. “Mr President, the Council 1

August 16, 2017 8:57 AM Barca taking dirty transfer tactics to the extreme with Coutinho & Dembele

It is one of the worst-kept secrets in football. Tapping up of players has existed as long as transfers themselves and, even though it is against the rules, it happens all the time. This summer, however, Barcelona are taking the practice to extreme levels. Pretty much all clubs do it and perhaps the most famous example of all was Ashley Cole, who was caught 1

August 16, 2017 4:09 AM Raila Odinga to spell out position on poll results row

National Super Alliance (Nasa) leader Raila Odinga put off to Wednesday an announcement on his next course of action after he rejected the presidential results of last week’s General Election. The opposition leader Tuesday chaired a six-hour meeting with his co-principals in Nairobi during which they examined forms 34A and 34B to establish if the results 3

August 15, 2017 8:36 PM UN turns down Nasa's plea to audit poll results

The United Nations will not audit Kenya’s just-concluded election, the organisation has said in New York. UN spokesman Farhan Haq said the organisation had declined a request by Nasa leader Raila Odinga for the organisation’s review of the August 8 election results. Mr Haq reiterated UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’ recent statement urging Kenyan 2

August 15, 2017 4:00 PM Nigeria stand-in careful not to upset the boat as Buhari steers from London

LAGOS (Reuters) - The window for Yemi Osinbajo, Nigeria's stand-in president, to launch bold economic reforms and wrestle the ill-disciplined naira currency into shape is fast closing. President Muhammadu Buhari signaled over the past weekend that he is ready to return from receiving medical treatment in London as soon as his doctors allowed it. That would 1

August 15, 2017 2:56 PM Customs sensitizes Public on the need to pay tax

Bolgatanga, Aug. 15, GNA - The Upper East Regional command of the Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) has held its second quarter public tax education forum for selected stakeholders in Bolgatanga under the theme, “Taxation; Key to Ghana’s Economic Growth”. The Acting Upper East Sector Commander of Customs Mr Francis Tanlongo, disclosed 3

August 15, 2017 11:35 AM Kwabeng deaths: IGP dispatches homicide detectives

The Inspector General of Police David Asante-Apeatu has dispatched a special police investigative team to Kwabeng to unravel the mystery surrounding the death of four persons in a mining pit. The four were found dead in a river at Kwabeng in the Atiwa District of the Eastern region over the weekend. Some residents alleged the four were brutalised to death 1

August 15, 2017 11:12 AM JioPhone's beta-testing commences on Independence Day, bookings open on August 24

As India celebrates its 71st Independence Day today, beta-testing of the much-awaited 4G-enabled zero-cost Reliance JioPhone has commenced. This testing phase will continue for a few days after which the phone will be open for bookings on August 24. During the testing phase, the phone will be given to a limited number of users to try it out before it is released 1

August 15, 2017 8:01 AM New Minimum Capital For Banks To Be Announced

The Minister of Finance, Mr Ken Ofori-Atta, has hinted of plans by the government and the Bank of Ghana (BoG) to announce a “substantial increase” in the minimum capital of banks. The announcement is to be made in the next two to three weeks’, the minister said, explaining that the new figure would aim at strengthening "the banking infrastructure and cut down on certain 4