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September 12, 2017 12:22 PM Child marriage practice backward – John Mahama

Former President John Mahama has said child marriage is a backward and unacceptable practice in the 21st century. “The practice of taking young girls out of school midstream and marrying them off mostly to men far older than them must stop…One of the most backward and unacceptable practice is child marriage. This must be a cause that we take up with passion 38

September 12, 2017 10:59 AM 20GB mobile data bundles – Price showdown

Vodacom’s latest financial results show that the monthly data usage on smartphones increased 25% year-on-year to 560MB. This figure would be much higher if mobile data prices were lower – especially if large mobile data bundles were more affordable. In South Africa, small data bundles – between 5MB and 250MB – are common in the prepaid market. In the contract 79

September 12, 2017 6:03 AM Ghana meets only 1 of 11 IMF targets September 12, 2017

It is emerging that Ghana may have met only one out of the eleven targets set with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) under the extended credit facility program. The targets were among others to guide the government in achieving key economic growth standards and restore economic stability. Ghana in 2015, entered into an agreement for 918 million dollars 20

September 11, 2017 12:06 AM Togo latest country to lose web access as regimes increasingly shut down Internet to control protests

After 50 years of repressive rule by the same family, the people of Togo rebelled. More than 100,000 protesters filled the streets of the small West African nation this month. The regime responded with a strong-arm tactic that has become increasingly popular among the world's autocracies: It shut down the Internet, making it almost impossible for its opponents 52

September 10, 2017 1:18 AM The Latest: Near hurricane-force gust reported in Keys

The U.S. National Hurricane Center says wind gusts near hurricane strength have been recorded in the Florida Keys as the center of Irma moves closer to the state. Forecasters said Saturday night that Marathon had reported a wind gust of 71 mph (114 kph) and sustained winds of 51 mph (82 kph). Irma is about 105 miles (170 kilometers) southeast of Key West. Prime 72

September 9, 2017 12:27 AM UN wants better global commitment to SDGs

UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed has called for escalated efforts by Nations for the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to ensure that the 2030 deadline is met. Mohammad, who made the remarks at an informal General Assembly meeting on taking stock of SDG actions, warned that the current pace of progress was insufficient 46

September 7, 2017 2:58 AM Extreme Category 5 Irma crashes into Caribbean, sets sights on Florida and Southeast U.S

For more than a day, monstrous Hurricane Irma has sustained Category 5 winds of 185 miles per hour while ripping through the northern Lesser Antilles and Virgin Islands. The storm, tied for the second-strongest ever recorded in the Atlantic Ocean, is headed for the southeastern Bahamas and, by the weekend and early next week, Florida and the Southeast 57

September 6, 2017 6:02 AM A critique of the Office of the Special Prosecutor Bill by Martin Amidu

When on Tuesday, 18th July 2017 the internet carried the news that the Office of the Special Prosecutor Bill, 2017 and the Zongo Development Fund Bill, 2017 had been laid before Parliament and referred to the appropriate committees of Parliament to be dealt with under a certificate of urgency, I raised issues of the public’s democratic right to participate 79

September 5, 2017 8:00 AM KSM honoured at Comic Awards Ghana

Ghana’s most celebrated standup comedian, Kwaku Sintim-Misa (KSM), was honoured with the ‘Life Time Achiever’ award at the just ended Comic Awards at the National Theatre in Accra. The satirist, who has had a career spanning over two decades, was acknowledged for paving the way for Ghanaian comedians through his well-patronised comedy shows. KSM is well known 72

September 3, 2017 2:23 PM Prez Akufo Addo Lauded For Honouring Atta Mills

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s establishment of a pineapple factory in Ekumfi, is a monument to the late President John Evans Atta Mills,who hailed from the town. “It is not only a mark of faithfulness, but one that engenders national cohesion, a leading member of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) in Tema West, Mr. Dennis Amfo Sefa, who is popularly 18