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August 19, 2017 12:32 AM Reflections on Sierra Leone's mudslide disaster

This week Sierra Leone's capital Freetown experienced a devastating mudslide and flooding that claimed over 400 lives. Dozens are still missing presumed dead. Sierra Leonean journalist and Freetown resident Umaru Fofana reflects on the disaster. On Monday 14 August, shortly after 08:00 (08:00 GMT), I could still hear the patter of heavy rain that had been falling 2

August 19, 2017 12:06 AM News Wrap: 2 stabbed to death in Finland attack

HARI SREENIVASAN: In the day’s other news: Violence erupted in Finland when a man stabbed two people to death and wounded six others. It happened in the Western city of Turku, about 95 miles outside Helsinki, the Finnish capital. The attacker was shot in the leg and captured. There was no word on his identity, and police said it’s too early to know if the attack 2

August 18, 2017 10:47 PM Kenyan opposition challenges election result at Supreme Court

A coalition fighting to unseat President Uhuru Kenyatta has formally requested a review of the August 8 election result. The opposition claims the vote was rigged but has yet to show any evidence of fraud. The National Super Alliance (NASA) opposition coalition late on Friday filed a petition at Kenya's Supreme Court, arguing that last week's presidential 2

August 18, 2017 6:57 PM The Latest: Spanish towns race to put up concrete barriers

The leading newspaper in Spain's northeastern Catalonia region says beach towns are installing concrete barriers on popular pedestrian walkways to try to prevent the kind of attack that saw a van plow through tourists walking on a famed Barcelona promenade. La Vanguardia reported Friday that barriers were installed in the popular Mediterranean tourist 2

August 18, 2017 6:18 PM Fix weaknesses in banking sector – Nana Addo to BoG

President Nana Akufo-Addo has charged the Bank of Ghana to address the weaknesses in the banking sector. According to him, such moves will prevent any adverse spillover effect on the economy. Speaking at the 60th anniversary lecture organized by the Bank of Ghana in Accra on Friday, Akufo-Addo said: “a weak banking system undermines growth and on and this basis 2

August 18, 2017 6:11 PM Trump gets rid of Stephen Bannon, a top proponent of his nationalist agenda

President Trump on Friday dismissed his embattled chief strategist Stephen K. Bannon, an architect of his 2016 general election victory, in a major White House shake-up that follows a week of racial unrest, according to multiple administration officials. Trump had been under mounting pressure to dispense with Bannon, who many officials view as a political 1

August 18, 2017 6:03 PM TUWAG angry Over Delay In Appointing Governing Councils For Technical Universities

The Technical University Workers Association of Ghana (TUWAG) on Friday expressed displeasure over undue delay by Government to appoint the Governing Councils of the various technical universities. It said since the promulgation of the Technical University Act, 2016, Act 922, which transformed most of the Polytechnics into Technical Universities (TUs) 1

August 18, 2017 5:24 PM "Samir Bestie is a no match for me"

Edward Gyasi, GNA Accra, Aug. 17, GNA - Brimah "Bukom Banku" Kamoko (29-0, 22 KO's) has said that his opponent Samir bastie (15-0-1, 14 KO's), stands no chance of defeating him in the ring. The pair had their first press conference at the Bukom Boxing Arena on Thursday afternoon as they prepare for the showdown. According to Kamoko, Samir Bastie would 2

August 18, 2017 5:23 PM “Road-Map Addressing Banking Sector Weaknesses Being Implemented” – Prez Akufo-Addo

The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has revealed that a road-map for addressing the weaknesses in the banking sector is being implemented. According to President Akufo-Addo, the need to entrench reputation and credibility in the financial system is crucial, explaining that a weak banking system undermines growth. On this basis 1

August 18, 2017 4:24 PM Banks Collapse: BoG’s Actions Appropriate – Dalex CEO

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Dalex Finance, Ken Thompson is in support of the Bank of Ghana’s (BoG) move to probe and sanction officials whose activities led to the collapse of the UT and Capital Banks. “I think the Bank of Ghana is going about it the right way,” he said to Citi News after the BoG announced a thorough investigation of operations 2