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Special voting in Ghana
Politics

EC assures of efforts to resolve Special Voting challenges

The Electoral Commission of Ghana has assured members of the security agencies and the general public that they are working towards resolving challenges with the ongoing Special Voters excercise. The Special Voting which started today across the country has been characterised by complaints of missing names of security officers, media […]

J. J. Rawlings & Kofi Annan
Politics

Uphold Ghana’s democracy on December 7 – Kofi Annan, J J urge voters

Two of Ghana’s global icons have enjoined all Ghanaians to uphold the democratic credentials of the country when they cast their ballots on Wednesday, December 7, 2016. A former UN Secretary General, Mr Kofi Annan, and a former President of the Republic, Flt Lt Jerry John Rawlings, in separate statements […]

Turning snakes into chocolate
Religion

The men who claim to be Africa’s ‘miracle workers’

Many were shocked by the revelation that a South African pastor used insecticide in a healing ritual The revelation that a South African pastor has been spraying insecticide on his church members in a healing ritual has shocked many but he is not the only self-styled pastor in Africa to […]

Mr. Yahya Jammeh has been in power for 22 years
Politics

Gambia bans Internet and international calls on election day

The Gambia has banned the internet and international phone calls as presidential elections are held in the West African state. Officials have also banned demonstrations to prevent unrest after the elections. Estate agent Adama Barrow is challenging President Yahya Jammeh, who says divine intervention will give him a fifth term. […]

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 […]