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October 19, 2017 2:52 AM ICC says probing several crimes in Mali

The International Criminal Court said on Wednesday it was investigating several potential war crimes including murder in Mali, months after finding an ex-jihadist guilty liable for millions worth of damage in the landlocked country. "Our investigations are continuing (into) other crimes... sexual crimes and crimes against peacekeepers, killings and all those 1

October 18, 2017 10:54 PM Vanuatu denies it will accept Bitcoin for its $200,000 citizenship program

LONDON – The South Pacific island nation of Vanuatu denied it is accepting payments in Bitcoin for its $200,000 citizenship program. “The Citizenship Office, representing the Citizenship Commission, is presenting to the media and other agencies in Vanuatu, that the Citizenship Office has not got any legal confirmation on any so called Bitcoin payments 1

October 18, 2017 4:20 PM Criminals Can’t Hide Under Digital Property Addressing System

Mrs Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, Minister of Communication, on Wednesday said information collected for the National Digital Property Addressing System would be kept under lock and key. According to her the system would also make it difficult for criminals to hide in the country as well as prevent them from accessing or hacking any data. Speaking at the launch 3

October 18, 2017 1:15 PM NBA Daily Wrap: Season tips off with two thrillers

The 2017-18 NBA season tipped off in the early hours of Wednesday with two closely contested matchups between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics in the East, and The Golden State Warriors and Houston Rockets in the West. The Cleveland Cavaliers defeated a motivated Boston Celtics squad 102-99, which initially looked rattled after losing forward 2

October 18, 2017 12:52 PM Nana Addo launches Ghana’s Digital Property Address System

The National Digital Property Addressing System, also known as the Ghana Post GPS, has been launched with President Nana Akufo-Addo urging Ghanaians from various sectors to take advantage of it. Speaking at the launch, President Akufo-Addo expressed the hope that this new address database will create an avenue for new businesses, and aid systematic revenue 2

October 18, 2017 12:25 PM Kenya election commissioner resigns, flees just days before the election, saying vote cannot be fair

NAIROBI — One of Kenya’s s top officials in charge of overseeing the Oct. 26 elections resigned Wednesday, fled the country, and said the imminent vote could not be fair. Rather than contradict her, however, the commission’s chairman, Wafula Chebukati, afterward said he did not think a credible election was possible either. Roselyn Akombe, one of seven 1

October 18, 2017 9:01 AM Minister, REGSEC Moves To Resolve STC/VIP Confusion

The Ashanti Regional Security Council (REGSEC) is urging calm as it takes steps to resolve the confusion between the State Transport Company (STC) and VIP Transport over the use of the Asafo Neoplan bus terminal. Mr. Simon Osei-Mensah, the Regional Minister and Chairman of the Council, asked officials and workers of the two transport companies to get right 2

October 18, 2017 9:00 AM Catalonia and lessons from the Russian Revolution

Standing among the surging crowds of Las Ramblas, encircled by posters gilded with the region’s native language, Barcelona’s dizzying optimism is almost hedonistic – it is easy to understand why the city was both the ideological and physical bulwark of Republicanism during the Civil War. Indeed, if the region’s current political consciousness can be characterised 1

October 18, 2017 4:12 AM Government urged to introduce non-custodial sentencing

Mr Jonathan Osei Owusu, the convener of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) for Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), has called on the Ghana government to immediately introduce a non-custodial sentencing policy as one to the drastic means to decongest the overcrowded prisons. Mr Owusu who is also Executive Director of POS Foundation, a human rights advocacy 2

October 17, 2017 8:58 PM Stop Embarrassing Yourself – Ablakwa To Manhyia North MP

North Tongu Member of Parliament (MP) and National Democratic Congress (NDC) Minority’s Spokesperson on Foreign Affairs, Mr Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has urged his colleague MP and Deputy Chair of Parliament’s Interior and Defence Committee, Collins Owusu Amankwah to stop embarrassing himself over his (Collins’) threat to haul him before Parliament’s Privileges 2