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November 8, 2016 2:05 PM Extreme Weather Warnings At UN Climate Meeting

Marrakesh, Morocco: Many of the deadly heatwaves and hurricanes, droughts and floods this decade have borne the imprint of man-made global warming, said a series of reports on Tuesday that warned of worse to come. With one eye on the American presidential contest between climate change denier Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton, UN envoys gathered 24

November 7, 2016 2:54 PM 48 companies honored for contribution to oil and gas

Outstanding organizations and individuals who have distinguished themselves in the country’s oil and gas sector have been awarded in this year’s Ghana Oil and Gas Awards. A total of forty-eight (48) awardees were honored at this year’s event. The Director at Xodus Communications Limited, organizers of the event, Richard Abbey Jnr said the awards represent 26

November 7, 2016 10:49 AM AP News in Brief at 6:04 a.m. EST

MANCHESTER, N.H. — With the cloud of an FBI investigation lifted, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump struck strikingly different tones as they moved into the final hours of a volatile, nearly two-year-long presidential campaign. After days of full-throated attacks on Trump’s qualifications and temperament, Clinton cast herself as the candidate of “healing 42

November 7, 2016 10:05 AM Vodafone’s Gayheart Mensah is PR Personality of the Year

Vodafone Ghana’s External Affairs and Legal Director, Gayheart Mensah is the PR Personality of the Year 2015, according to the Institute of Public Relations (IPR). The Institute recognized the strategic and concerted approach to Public Relations that has consistently become his hallmark throughout a career that spans over 20 years. Gayheart has practised 11

November 7, 2016 9:14 AM Akufo-Addo promises to revamp business industry

Addressing separate gatherings of people in the Ahanta West, Kwesimintim, Takoradi, and the Essikado-Ketan constituencies in the Western Region, he said when given the nod, the head office of the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) would be relocated to Takoradi, the energy hub of the country. Nana Akufo-Addo also said the Value Added Tax charged 11

November 6, 2016 11:14 AM Nigeria judges suspended amid anti-corruption probe

Nigeria’s Judicial Council has suspended seven senior judges, who are being investigated for corruption. The judges are accused of taking bribes in exchange for favourable judgements – allegations they have denied. Security agents allegedly confiscated thousands of dollars when they raided the judges’ houses last month. President Muhammadu Buhari vowed 6

November 5, 2016 1:35 PM Farmers in oil enclave urged to produce quality crops to meet market’s demands

Mr Alfred Ayah, Western Regional Coordinator of the Petroleum Commission (PC), has urged farmers in oil producing areas to produce quality food crops to meet the demand of the international market. He noted that crops produced currently in such areas were nothing to write home about, resulting in some oil companies importing vegetables and meat products 8

November 5, 2016 7:32 AM Cornered Islamic State builds huge defences, torches oil wells to defend Mosul

Mosul (Iraq): The Islamic State jihadis have built huge defences at the entrances to the besieged Mosul city and blocked off roads with military reinforcements, satellite pictures have revealed. Friday had witnessed the most intense street battles of the three-week-old assault on the IS-controlled city, with explosions and machine gun fire echoing through 9

November 4, 2016 12:47 PM Iraqis Near Mosul in 'Smoke-Filled Hell' as ISIS Burns Oil Wells

Thousands of families are living in a "smoke-filled hell" in Iraq after ISIS set fire to oil wells and created a black cloud bigger than Los Angeles, a charity said Friday. The extremists have torched more than a dozen wells near Mosul during their retreat into the city in the face of a massive U.S.-backed offensive. The disruptive tactic mirrors that used by Saddam 14

November 4, 2016 2:01 AM Price of Cocoa Drops While Palm Oil Rises

Recent monthly commodity prices for cocoa and palm oil shows a slight drop in cocoa and a rise in the price of palm oil. Current price for cocoa stands at US$2,890 per tonne, down from US$3,040 a month ago. In the same period the price of Palm Oil rose slightly from USD$736 per tonne to USD$756. Despite such fluctuations the worldwide appetite for chocolate 6