Month: November 2016

Brazilian plane crash: Leaked tape shows plane ‘ran out of fuel’
Sports

Brazilian plane crash: Leaked tape shows plane ‘ran out of fuel’

The plane which crashed in Colombia killing most of a Brazilian football side had run out of fuel, according to a leaked audio recording. A pilot can be heard repeatedly requesting permission to land due to an electric failure and lack of fuel. Just six of the 77 people on […]

Election, seasonal demand mount pressure on cedi
Business

Election, seasonal demand mount pressure on cedi

The cedi could be in for its toughest test this time in the year, as seasonal demand for the US dollar by importers, and the uncertainties surrounding the impending elections have begun to unsettle it somewhat. At a year-to-date depreciation of 4.6 percent, the careworn currency has demonstrated rare resilience, […]

Charlotte Osei, E.C. Chair
Politics

We are ready for December 7 polls – EC

With preparation towards the 2016 elections at fever pitch, the Electoral Commission (EC) and three political parties say they have done all within their power for successful polls. On the special voting which comes off on Thursday, December 1, 2016, the Head of Communications at the EC, Mr Eric Kofi […]

Top Brazilian Football Team in a Plane Crash
Soccer

Top Brazilian Football Team in a Plane Crash

  A plane carrying 81 people, including a top Brazilian football team, has crashed on its approach to the city of Medellin in Colombia, officials say. Reports say there are 76 dead and 5 survivors. The chartered aircraft, flying from Bolivia, was carrying members of the Chapecoense football team, airport […]

Dylann Roof
USA

A Whitman Accused of Mass killing at a South Carolina Church will defend himself

A white man accused of killing nine black people at a South Carolina church will be allowed to represent himself at trial, a federal judge has said. US District Judge Richard Gergel said 22-year-old Dylann Roof’s wish to be his own lawyer was “unwise”, but nevertheless granted his request. The […]

Nana Addai Balfour & Nana Abena Amponsah
Africans Abroad

Asanteman Assoc. of Chicago Re-elects Leaders

The Asanteman Association of Chicago and Midwest has re-elected Nana Addai Baffour as Asantefourhene, Nana Abena Amponsah as Asantefourhemaa and Nana Yaw Sarfo as Sanaahene (treasurer). The only three elected leaders will serve another four year term as stipulated in the constitution of the association. All other positions will be […]

Two Moroccan Girls in Court for Kissing
Lifestyle

Two Moroccan Girls in Court for Kissing

  Two teenage girls allegedly caught kissing on a roof appeared in court in the Moroccan city of Marrakesh on Friday charged with homosexual acts, one of their lawyers told AFP news agency. The girls, a 16-year-old and a 17-year-old, were charged with “licentious or unnatural acts with an individual […]

Charlotte Osei, E.C. Chair
Politics

Six missing ballot boxes will be replaced before election day – EC

Ghana’s Electoral Commission has admitted to the missing of six ballot boxes and assured Ghanaians that the missing ballot boxes will be replaced before the 2016 presidential and parliamentary elections scheduled to take place on December 7, 2016. The boxes were alleged to have fallen off from a pick up […]

A man who said soldiers poured on him after he was shot
Others

Nigeria security forces ‘killed 150 peaceful pro-Biafra protesters’

Nigeria’s security forces have killed more than 150 peaceful protestors since August 2015, a human rights group has claimed. Amnesty International said the country’s military used live ammunition and deadly force against pro-Biafra protestors who were campaigning for independence from Nigeria. Nigeria’s police denies allegations that it used unnecessary force. […]