#GhanaDecides: Akufo-Addo wins presidential election; defeats incumbent Opposition leader Nana Akufo-Addo won Ghana's national election, becoming president elect at the third attempt and cementing the country's reputation as a standard bearer of democracy in a region that has been blighted by civil wars and coups. Akufo-Addo defeated President John Mahama by 53.8 percent to 44.4 percent, electoral commissioner...... read more
#GhanaDecides: Akufo-Addo leads, calls on incumbent to concede defeat Ghana’s main opposition party says it has a strong lead in the presidential election and has called on President John Mahama to accept defeat, but the incumbent’s campaign team has itself countered the claim, dismissing it as “treasonable”. The New Patriotic Party (NPP) said Nana Akufo-Addo, its candidate, had won 52 per cent of...... read more
#GhanaDecides: Election Result update Tamale Central Prison Presidential NDC: 44 NPP: 31 PPP: 0 CPP: 0 JOY:0 PNC: 0 NDP:0Central Region: Upper Denkyira West: Health Centre Kroforom CPP: 0 NDP: 3 NDC: 200 PPP: 5 NPP: 279 PNC: 0 NDP: 0 REJECTED: 3 TOTAL VOTE CAST: 490 Total valid vote: 487Upper East: Fumbisi Fire Service NDC-78 NPP-28 PPP-3...... read more
IS Executes Dozens of Prisoners Near Mosul-Officials Islamic State militants have in recent days executed dozens of prisoners taken from villages the group has been forced to abandon by an Iraqi army advance on the city of Mosul, officials in the region said on Wednesday. Most of those killed were former members of the Iraqi police and army...... read more
African Development Bank To Focus On Power Generation The African Development Bank President, Akinwunmi Adesian has said that the AfDB is geared towards tackling power shortage in order to unlock its continent’s economic potentials and put an end to its vulnerability to fluctuations of commodity prices.   Akinwunmi disclosed this during his inauguration as the 8th President of the continental...... read more
Tunisia hotel attack death toll rises to 37 The victim toll grew to 37 killed, 36 injured including 3 in critical situation, in deadly hotel attack in Tunisia’s Sousse, said the Tunisian Ministry of Health on Friday.One armed man,Tunisian student from Kairouan, led the attack against the hotel using a Kalashnikov riffle. He was killed after opening fire inside...... read more
Chad bans full veil after deadly Boko Haram attacks Chad on Wednesday banned the full-face Muslim veil and ordered security forces to seize burqas from markets and burn them after 33 people were killed in suicide bombings blamed on Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram this week. “Wearing the burqa must stop immediately from today, not only in public places and schools but...... read more
Xenophobia: Nigeria Union reports new attacks in South Africa The Nigerian Union in South Africa on Tuesday reported new xenophobic attacks against Nigerians and other foreigners in Sternkopf, Namakwa Municipality, Northern Cape Province of South Africa. The President of the Union, Mr Ikechukwu Anyene, said in Pretoria, South Africa, that the Northern Cape Province Chapter Chairman of the Union reported...... read more
Zimbabwe dollars phased out Zimbabwe is phasing out its local currency, the central bank says, formalising a multi-currency system introduced during hyper-inflation. Foreign currencies like the US dollar and South African rand have been used for most transactions since 2009. Local dollars are not used except high-denomination notes sold as souvenirs. But from Monday, Zimbabweans can...... read more
Ghana suspends Ebola vaccine trial Ghana has suspended a trial for an Ebola vaccine after complaints that locals were being needlessly used as “guinea pigs” in a country currently free of the deadly disease.A spokesman for the West African nation’s health minister told a local radio station on Wednesday that many Ghanaians had contacted the official expressing their...... read more
Kenya Bans Teachers over sex abuse Kenya’s authorities have banned 126 teachers for “gross misconduct”, most for sexual abuse of their students. The governing body said the teachers would not be allowed to teach again. They were found guilty after a disciplinary process, the Teachers Services Commission (TSC) said. A Child Welfare Society of Kenya has urged...... read more
Ghana petrol station inferno kills about 175 in Accra Some 175 people have died in a fire at a petrol station in Ghana's capital, Accra, officials say. The fire on Wednesday night started as people in the city were trying to cope with two days of heavy rain, which has left many homeless and without power. The flooding hampered rescue...... read more
Anambra Protests Human Meat Story As BBC Apologises The Anambra state government has condemned what it described as “false and malicious” story of human flesh being sold in a resturant in Awka, Anambra state capital. A press release issue by the new Information, Culture and Tourism Commissioner of the state, Dr. Mrs. Mary Imelda Nwogu said: “The attention of...... read more
Ghana’s Opposition Draws Inspiration From Nigeria Ghana’s main opposition party is drawing inspiration from Nigeria’s incoming President Muhammadu Buhari to wrest power from the ruling party and unseat a leader in office.“The Nigerian election is an inspiration for us,” Mahamudu Bawumia, vice presidential candidate for the New Patriotic Party, said in an interview on May 15 from...... read more
Zuma,Jonathan discuss recent developments President Jacob Zuma has had a telephonic discussion with outgoing Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan after the two countries' relationship took strain during xenophobic violence in South Africa.This followed a decision by Nigeria to recall diplomats in the wake of xenophobic attacks in South Africa in the past few weeks."The two presidents...... read more
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