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March 1, 2018 11:42 AM Ebony’s funeral to be held at Black Star Square

Nana Poku Kwarteng, father of dance hall artiste Ebony has finally announced the venue for the funeral of his daughter. The family during the one week commemoration said the funeral would be held on 17th March, 2018 but did not add the venue. In an exclusive interview with Citi FM, Mr. Kwarteng stated that the family had chosen the Black Star Square 82

February 28, 2018 12:03 PM We’ll deal with Ebony’s ‘mortuary man’ after funeral – manager

The manager of deceased dance hall artiste, Ebony has expressed disgust over a video of the body of his artiste circulating on social media. The video shows the bodies of Ebony and her friend Franky Kuri at the mortuary. In the video, the mortuary attendant who seems to be working on the dead bodies is heard telling the one taking the video not to circulate 81

February 26, 2018 5:36 PM Botswana urges Kabila to step down

The foreign ministry said the situation is DR Congo is particularly bad “because its leader has persistently delayed holding elections, and has lost control over the security of his country”. Government troops have clashed with opposition supporters following the refusal of President Mr Kabila to leave office. He took power in 2001 after his father’s 50

February 26, 2018 5:29 PM Head of State Protocol ‘goofs’ at US Governors’ Summit [Video]

Ghana’s Director of State Protocol, Hassan Ahmed, was left red-faced after being snubbed by the Governor of the American State of Nevada for apparently breaching protocol at the National Governors Association (NGA) Winter Meeting over the weekend. After President Nana Akufo-Addo had been called up to speak amid a rapturous applause from the governors 259

February 23, 2018 9:58 AM New law to track VAT electronically in the offing

Parliament will soon pass a law that will track all VAT issued at various retail centers across the country. The Fiscal Electronic Device Bill is expected to connect all Point of Sale (PoS) devices with the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA)’s systems. The move is to ensure that VAT issuing companies do not under declare their values and also punish tax evaders 51

February 22, 2018 3:02 PM Corruption ranking covered corruption cases under Mahama – Gov’t

The government has explained that Ghana’s poor performance in the 2017 Global Corruption Perception Index took into account corruption cases recorded under the John Mahama administration, which left power in 2016. The government’s Spokesperson on Governance and Legal Affairs, Herbert Krapa, explained that the report was not an indication that the current 66

February 22, 2018 11:30 AM We’ll improve our detection of exam leaks, cheating – WAEC

The West African Examination Council [WAEC], has said it will adopt more innovative technologies to curb examination malpractices and exam leaks. The Council believes this is particularly important as the number of candidates keeps increasing. At an educational seminar for the media in Accra on Tuesday, journalists were taken through WAEC’s operational 46

February 21, 2018 5:00 PM Kenyan Immigration Service in Ghana to understudy GIS

A delegation from Kenya’s Department of Immigration Services (KDIS) has rounded up a-four-day working visit to the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS). The visit was to learn at firsthand, the structure, operations and training regime of the GIS and to tap into the Service’s wealth of experience to reposition the KDIS. It is expected that a Kenya Migration 45

February 21, 2018 11:38 AM Man City’s Aguero avoids punishment for fan altercation

The clubs have until 18:00 GMT on Friday to respond to the charges, while Aguero has been “reminded of his responsibilities”. Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero will not be punished by the Football Association following a post-match confrontation with a fan after Monday’s FA Cup defeat by Wigan. Television footage appeared to show Aguero pushing a supporter 67

February 20, 2018 2:55 PM Kenya allows opposition figures to fly to Zimbabwe

Kenyan officials have allowed two opposition supporters to fly to Zimbabwe after detaining them at an airport overnight. Senator James Orengo and financier Jimi Wanjigi planned to attend opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai’s burial. But officials said the pair failed to present a court order overturning an existing suspension of their passports 58