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October 28, 2017 3:53 PM Borussia Dortmund lose to Hannover as miserable run continues

Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund suffered their second defeat of the season as Hannover won a thrilling contest 4-2 at the HDI-Arena. Jonathas gave the home side the lead from the penalty spot after 20 minutes and set up Ihlas Bebou for the second after defender Dan-Axel Zagadou had volleyed an equaliser. Andriy Yarmolenko made it 2-2 early in the second 103

October 28, 2017 11:57 AM Samson’s Take: Paralegals in court – giving true meaning to legal aid in Ghana

A couple of weeks ago, Ghana had 208 new lawyers. 90% or more of that number must have started their pupilage in Accra and will remain in Accra after that. A good number will not do litigation because their plans will see them employed in state and private institutions as some get to specialise or they will say “courtroom practice is just too demanding 58

October 28, 2017 12:24 AM The Latest: Hundreds against independence rally in Barcelona

Not everyone in Catalonia is pleased with their regional government’s vote to declare independence from Spain. Hundreds of people against independence marched Friday night in downtown Barcelona, waving Spanish flags. In response to the Catalan move, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy says his government is firing Catalonia’s regional government, dissolving 122

October 27, 2017 9:50 PM Togolese fleeing human rights abuses to Ghana – UN

More than 500 Togolese nationals have sought refuge in neighbouring Ghana because of a government crackdown on opposition protests, the UN refugee agency said Friday. “So far, 513 asylum seekers have been registered by the Ghanaian authorities,” UNHCR spokesman Babar Baloch said in a statement. They crossed the border to Chereponi, Zabzugu and Bunkpurugu-Yunyuo 84

October 27, 2017 7:46 PM Government committed to formalise the economy through digitalisation

Accra, Oct. 27, GNA - Mrs Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, the Minister of Communications, Friday said, the Ghana Post Global Positioning System (GPS) application rolled out by Government, forms part of the process of integrating the national digital ecosystem to formalise the economy. She said the digital addressing system was to ensure effective and smooth delivery 35

October 27, 2017 9:18 AM Ghana to partner Egypt in Aviation Industry

Aviation Minister Cecilia Abena Dapaah has indicated that Ghana and Egypt would partner in the aviation industry. She mentioned that apart from the technical aspect, areas like training of cabin crew, ground handling and safety would also be given priority. Mrs Dapaah said this when she met with the Egyptian Minister of Aviation, Sherif Fathi Attia 59

October 27, 2017 5:50 AM Ghana holds Pre-COP23 festival in Accra

As part of Ghana’s preparation towards the Conference of Parties (COP 23) of the United Nations to be hosted in Bonn, Germany, a Pre-COP Climate Festival has been held in Accra to sensitise the public on climate change risks. These include the impact on growth and development, potential of conflicts, poverty, migration, disease and suffering. COP 23, scheduled 100

October 26, 2017 2:34 PM 80% of microfinance companies struggling to recapitalize October 26, 2017

The Ghana Micro Finance Institutions Network has told Citi Business News it is engaging with the Bank of Ghana to extend the deadline date for microfinance companies to recapitalize to 2 million cedis. The central bank as part of measures aimed at sanitizing the microfinance industry has directed all microfinance companies to increase their minimum capital 41

October 26, 2017 5:31 AM I stammer but I have a voice

Kingston’s heart began to beat fast and he started to feel the sweat build up in his palms and forehead. Oh, my God, he thought to himself, must I go through this every time I want to eat waakye? He had worked out beautiful plans of how he could get to eat waakye without having to go buy it himself but he’s always dismissed them and chosen to go himself 79

October 26, 2017 4:25 AM Goal-line controversy as Spain see off Mali

A brace from Abel Ruiz booked Spain's place in the FIFA Under-17 World Cup final after they beat Mali 3-1 at the D.Y. Patil Stadium in Mumbai on Wednesday. Ruiz scored twice in the first half to give Spain the lead at the break, before Ferran Torres made it three with 20 minutes to go. Mali got one back three minutes later but Spain held on to set up a showdown 104