August 17, 2017 1:02 AM Scientists potentially narrow MH370 search area to 3 spots
CANBERRA, Australia — Scientists have potentially narrowed the search area for the missing Malaysian airliner to three specific locations in the southern Indian Ocean through new satellite and drift analysis of the 2014 crash released Wednesday. But the Australian Transport Safety Bureau cautioned that the drift analysis by Australian science agency
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 4:50 PM Up your game – Youth group tells Akufo-Addo
A youth group, Dynamic Youth Movement of Ghana, has asked the President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and his government to up their game in turning the country’s economy around for the betterment of its youth. The group said it has observed that there are issues affecting the economic wellbeing of the people, including education, job creation, corruption 1
August 16, 2017 6:36 AM Fear Stalks Nairobi Slum in Ugly Twist to Kenya Vote Impasse
In a Nairobi slum named Lucky Summer, residents tell of being terrorized by men with dreadlocks wearing official Kenyan paramilitary uniforms who stalk the streets at night carrying machetes, clubs and guns. The troublemakers belong to the Mungiki, a criminal gang that played a key role in ethnic fighting that followed a contested 2007 vote and claimed 3
August 16, 2017 6:27 AM Robert Mugabe's wife back in Zimbabwe after 'beating model with extension cord'
There was no immediate public comment on the case from Grace (52) a possible successor to her husband President Robert Mugabe (93) who has ruled Zimbabwe since 1980. But Zimbabwe government sources confirmed she had returned home. "Yes, she is back in the country. We don't know where this issue of assault charges is coming from," said a senior government 2
August 16, 2017 6:05 AM Grace Mugabe evades arrest
FIRST Lady Grace Mugabe yesterday reportedly evaded arrest in dramatic style in South Africa following her violent attack on a model who she had found partying at an upmarket hotel with her two sons, Robert Jr and Chatunga Bellarmine, NewsDay has learnt. The First Lady was expected to appear at Wynburg Magistrates’ Courts in the afternoon, but had not done so by the time of going 4
August 16, 2017 6:03 AM Falling tree kills 13 at Portuguese festival
LISBON – A huge oak tree crashed down on a popular religious festival on the Portuguese island of Madeira Tuesday, killing 13 people and injuring 49 others, officials said. The tree fell while a large crowd was gathered near the island’s capital of Funchal as part of the Nossa Senhora do Monte festival. It’s Madeira’s biggest annual festivity and was being 3
August 16, 2017 5:50 AM Marikana: Where is the political responsibility?
The 16th of August 2017 marks exactly 5 years since the tragic killing of some 34 men – brothers, fathers, and sons – who were gunned down by the South African Police Service (SAPS) at Marikana. That dreadful day will long remain as a stain on the collective conscience of our country. The anniversary marks 1826 days since those men were killed in broad 3
August 16, 2017 4:12 AM Zim's international standing 'severely dented by Grace Mugabe's alleged criminal conduct in SA'
Grace, who reportedly sneaked back into Zimbabwe on Tuesday at a time when she was expected to face justice in South Africa, allegedly assaulted a 20 year-old South African girl, Gabriella Engels over the weekend using an extension cord while her bodyguards looked on. Engels then made a report to the police. Although presidential spokesperson George 2
August 16, 2017 3:16 AM Marikana massacre to be commemorated at hillside where massacre occurred
Johannesburg – The deaths of 34 miners during the Marikana massacre in 2012 will be commemorated by the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) on Wednesday at the hillside where the massacre occurred. Police shot and killed the miners on August 16, 2012, in an apparent attempt to disperse striking Lonmin miners. Miners demanded that their 3