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March 20, 2018 2:07 PM Spiritualists who ‘fortify’ criminals to be arrested – C/Region Police

The Central Regional Police Commander, DCOP Paul Manly Awuni, has warned that the police will track down, arrest and prosecute spiritualists who supposedly provide fortification for suspected criminals. He has advised those spiritualists to immediately cease such services to criminals as a way of helping the police successfully fight crime across the country 110

March 19, 2018 7:51 AM Rethink stance on mobile phone use in SHS – Ken Ashigbey

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Ghana Telecommunications Chamber, Ken Ashigbey, has called on the Ghana Education Service (GES), to reconsider its stance against the use of mobile phones in Senior High Schools. Speaking at the 87th Speech and prize-giving Day celebration of the St Augustine’s College in Cape Coast on Saturday, Mr. Ashigbey said mobile 123

March 17, 2018 12:11 PM Africa’s efficiency in Agric now worse than colonial era – Historian

A Professor of history at the Harvard University, Emmanuel Akyeampong, has warned that Africa’s quest for development will fail unless the continent learns to adequately feed itself first. Speaking to the press after his Aggrey-Fraser-Guggisberg Memorial lecture at the University of Ghana, Prof. Akyeampong bemoaned Africa’s dependence on food aid from the West and China 97

February 8, 2018 7:17 AM Nkrumah Circle theft victims are ‘careless’ – G/A Police Commander

The Greater Accra Regional Police Commander, DCOP George Alex Mensah, has described persons who lose their electronic gadgets to thieves at the Kwame Nkrumah Interchange in Accra as careless. The Interchange is notorious for pickpockets who sometimes physically assault unsuspecting victims and make away with their phones and monies. These thieves employ 55

January 17, 2018 6:00 AM Man jailed 18 years for robbing mobile money vendor

A man who attacked and robbed a mobile money vendor at knifepoint of his cash, recharge cards and mobile phones, has been sentenced to 18 years in prison with hard labour by the Juaso Circuit Court. Kofi Agyei was handed the jail term after he pleaded guilty to the crime. He said the victim, Sheila Fosua, had closed from work and was returning to the house 68

January 3, 2018 6:00 AM License fees paid for content, not for TV sets – GBC boss

The Director-General of the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC), Dr. Akuffo Annor-Ntow, is at odds with the laws governing the collection of TV License fees. Ghana’s TV licensing Act 1966 (NLCD 89) mandates the collection of license fees from persons or households that own TV sets, as is the case in many other jurisdictions. “You aren’t paying for the television 43

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 95

October 31, 2017 7:01 AM Child marriage fight compounded by rise in teenage pregnancies in Sissala East

The increase in teenage pregnancies in the Sissala East District of the Upper West Region has become a major concern besides the incidence of child marriages in the district. Teenage pregnancies reported at health facilities in the district increased from 160 cases in 2016 to 201 in 2017, says Mr Alex Bapula, the Sissala East District Director of Health 60

October 30, 2017 6:03 PM Kenyan President Kenyatta wins 98 percent of vote in repeat election

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya’s incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta won 98 percent of the vote in a repeated election in which an opposition boycott helped lower turnout to 39 percent, the electoral commission said on Monday. The announcement touched off small protests in a few opposition strongholds but also celebrations in pro-Kenyatta areas. Veteran opposition 115

October 30, 2017 5:58 PM Kenya president wins 98% of vote in repeat of disputed election

Supporters of opposition leader prevented polling stations from opening in 25 constituencies Kenya's incumbent president Uhuru Kenyatta won 98 per cent of the vote in a repeat presidential election in Kenya, although only 39 per cent of voters turned out due to an opposition boycott, the country's electoral commission said on Monday. The announcement 116