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December 8, 2017 1:55 PM Damba Festival climaxes with dazzling durbar [Photos]

The 2017 Damba Festival climaxed with a durbar of chiefs at the Dapkema Palace in Tamale. The Damba festival is celebrated by the chiefs and peoples of Nalerigu, Tamale and Wa in the Northern and Upper West Regions in the Dagomba lunar month of Damba, corresponding with the third month of the Islamic calendar, Rabia al-Awwal. Damba is also widely celebrated 4

December 4, 2017 12:14 PM GRA official grabbed for stealing GH¢2m

Fuseini Hamza, a 41-year-old cashier at the Small Tax Office of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) in Tamale, has appeared before a Tamale High Court for allegedly stealing an amount of GH¢2,043,774.30 belonging to the state. He was charged with two counts of stealing, contrary to Section 124(1) of Criminal Offences Act, 1960 (Act 29), and money laundering 11

November 28, 2017 7:51 AM Xi Jinping makes China’s toilets a number two priority

When Mao Zedong was building up support to eventually conquer China he famously declared: “A revolution is not a dinner party.” And Chinese president Xi Jinping’s mission to “revolutionise” the country’s toilets is certainly a far cry from hors d’oeuvres. Xi has stressed the need to upgrade China’s toilets in order to build a more civilised society and improve 23

November 21, 2017 6:30 AM Kwesi Nyantakyi appointed President of 2018 CAF World Cup Committee

President of the Ghana Football Association and CAF 1st Vice President, Kwesi Nyantakyi, has been appointed President of Africa’s 2018 World Cup Committee. The Committee was set up to plan out the adequate kind of support that CAF can provide to African representatives at the competition. Nyantakyi will be assisted by Zambian football legend and CAF EXCO member 25

November 2, 2017 7:31 AM Manchester United player Marouane Fellaini's reported 'visit' to Istanbul explained

Marouane Fellaini is out of contract at Man Utd next summer and has been linked with a move to Galatasaray or Besiktas. For a while, Manchester United supporters fretted that Marouane Fellaini had become the latest footballer to succumb to the social media craze of 'come to Besiktas'. Fortunately, that picture of 'him' in Istanbul was not of Fellaini 11

November 1, 2017 4:04 PM November issue of African Business Review is now live!

This month’s cover feature is an interview with Bassari Resources, discussing its flagship project in Senegal. Executive Chairman of the Australian company, Alex Mackenzie, talks abou the Makabingui gold project and how it aims to serve as a corporate citizen in the area. Another mining focus comes from an exclusive insight into Grande Cote Operation 29

November 1, 2017 2:11 PM Defend Ghanaians, Act On Diplomat Gaffe

Ghana’s former Ambassador to the United States has criticised President Akufo-Addo for failing to take action against the High Commissioner to South Africa, over the diplomat’s recent comments. Ekwow Spio-Garbrah says the President’s silence over George Ayisi Boateng’s embarrassing remark that New Patriotic Party (NPP) members are his priority when it comes 15

November 1, 2017 7:15 AM EOCO detains UEW VC, five others

The Vice Chancellor of the University of Education, Winneba (UEW) Professor Mawutor Avokeh and five other officers have been detained by the Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO) over alleged procurement breaches. The five other officers are Finance Officer Dr. Akorli and his deputy, Frank Owusu Boateng; Internal Auditor, Ms Sena Darkeh; the Procurement 8

October 31, 2017 9:14 PM Kwesi Appiah names 23-man squad for Egypt clash

Black Stars coach has named his 23-man squad to face Egypt in the last round of 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers next month. The Stars will play the Pharaohs at the Cape Coast Stadium on November 12 in a match which is a mere formality as Egypt have already qualified for the tournament in Russia. Coach Appiah is expected to use the game to further assess 14

October 31, 2017 3:24 PM Nigeria's Access Bank eschews M&A in Ghana growth strategy

LAGOS (Reuters) - Nigeria’s Access Bank plans to pursue organic growth in Ghana rather than mergers or acquisitions after the central bank raised the minimum capital requirement for lenders in the West African country, its group chief executive said on Tuesday. Ghana’s central bank in September raised the minimum capital required for banks threefold 18