Month: December 2017

President Jacob Zuma of South Africa
World

South African Court orders for Zuma’s impeachment process

South Africa’s top court has found that parliament failed to comply with its duties in holding President Jacob Zuma accountable over a public funding case. The ruling said parliament must now set out rules for impeachment proceedings, but it remains unclear whether this will lead to any impeachment. The court […]

Ken Ofori-Atta, Finance Minister
Politics

Ofori-Atta breached processes in issuance of $2.25bn bond – CHRAJ

The Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) has found that the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, breached certain processes in the issuance of the government’s $2.25bn bond earlier this year. CHRAJ, in its investigation of a conflict of interest allegation leveled against Ken Ofori Atta by a known member […]

Sinai has seen waves of attacks by militants in recent years
World

Egypt hangs 15 militants convicted of 2013 Sinai attacks

Egypt has hanged 15 militants who were convicted of carrying out attacks on security forces in the Sinai Peninsula in 2013, authorities say. The executions were carried out on Tuesday at two prisons in the north of the country, where the men were held. They were convicted of killing soldiers, […]

Albert Adu Aboagye
Africans Abroad Politics

Ghanaian shot dead in Chicago on Christmas Day

A Ghanaian was shot dead in the Chatham neighborhood on south side of Chicago on Christmas Day, Chicago Police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office have confirmed. Albert Adu Aboagye was shot seven times in the chest and head in front of his house around 12:20am when he was […]

One of the victims receiving treatment at a hospital
Homeland News

Wa residents beat alleged prostitutes; set house on fire

Residents of Kpaguri, a suburb of Wa in the Upper West Region, last Saturday attacked alleged prostitutes in the area. The angry residents, wielding all kinds of sharp objects, stormed a house in the area, chased out all 12 female occupants and set several rooms on fire. The swift intervention […]

Ghanaians abroad to vote
Politics

Court clears Ghanaians abroad to vote in 2020

The Human Rights Division of the Accra High Court has ordered the Electoral Commission (EC ) to implement the Representation of the People Amendment Act (ROPAA)2006 (Act699), which gives Ghanaians in the diaspora the right to vote, within 12 months. Per the court order, the EC must operationalize the Act […]

SHS STUDENTS AT DINING
Homeland News

Congestion at SHSs exposes students to meningitis – Ghana Health Service

The Head of Disease and Surveillance Unit at the Ghana Health Service has identified congestion at senior high schools (SHSs) as one risk factor for the spread of meningitis. Dr Franklin Asiedu Bekoe told Evans Mensah on Joy FM’s Top Story Wednesday, the crowded nature of classrooms and dormitories at […]

Sudanese women arrested for wearing trousers
World

24 women arrested for wearing trousers

Charges of indecency have been dropped against 24 women who were arrested for wearing trousers at a party near the Sudanese capital, Khartoum. The gathering was raided by morality police on Wednesday. If convicted, the women could have faced punishment of 40 lashes and a fine for wearing “an obscene […]

Mohamed Salah
Soccer

Mohamed Salah named BBC African Footballer of the Year

Egyptian Mohamed Salah has been voted BBC African Footballer of the Year for 2017. Following a record number of votes, the Liverpool star won ahead of Gabon’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Guinean Naby Keita, Sadio Mane of Senegal and Nigeria’s Victor Moses. “I am very happy to win this award,” the 25-year-old […]

Alban Bagbin, Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament
Politics

MPs spend average of GHC2m during campaigns – Bagbin

A Parliamentary aspirant seeking to enter the legislature in Ghana should be prepared to cough a little over GHC2million for campaigns and other overhead costs. The longest-serving lawmaker in Ghana’s parliament and Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin, who made the shocking disclosure, noted that ‘moneycracy’ is gradually taking […]