Govt interference in BoG “unhealthy” – IFS

The Executive Director of the Institute of Fiscal Studies (IFS), Prof. Newman Kusi, has called for an immediate end to political interference in the running of the Central Bank. “Changing of governors of the Central...

Ivanka Trump to be assistant to US president

Ivanka Trump is officially joining her father's administration as an unpaid employee with the title Assistant to the President, the White House says. The US first daughter bowed to pressure following an outcry from ethics...

Angry Ketu residents petition gov’t over Adina Salt Factory

Residents of Agbozume and Klikor in the Ketu South municipality of the Volta region have petitioned President Akufo-Addo over the operations of the Kensington Salt factory in the area. This was after they went on...

Ahmed Kathrada funeral: South Africa’s Zuma asked to stay away

South Africa's President Jacob Zuma has not attended the funeral of veteran anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada at the request of his family. Mr Kathrada called on Mr Zuma to resign last year after he became...

Protest in UK over deportations to Ghana, Nigeria

Three people have been arrested after a protest at Stansted Airport in Essex temporarily halted take-offs and landings on Tuesday. Police were called at 21:30 BST as a group entered a non-commercial runway and locked...

‘Dildo’ woman acquitted and discharged

An Accra Circuit Court presided over by Abena Oppong Argine Doku has  acquitted  and discharged Queenie Akuffo on the charge of having unnatural canal knowledge of a 22-year-old Janet Amankwah. The court also acquitted and...

Mexican man cleared in sexual assault because he didn’t enjoy it

A Mexican judge has freed a wealthy young man accused of abducting and sexually assaulting a schoolgirl, on the grounds that the perpetrator did not enjoy himself. Diego Cruz, 21, was one of four young...

Ivory Coast’s former first lady Simone Gbagbo acquitted

A court in Ivory Coast has acquitted the country's former first lady, Simone Gbagbo, of crimes against humanity. The charges related to the violence that followed the 2010 presidential poll when her husband, Laurent, refused...

Article 50: May signs letter that will trigger Brexit

Theresa May has signed the letter that will formally begin the UK's departure from the European Union. Giving official notice under Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, it will be delivered to European Council president...

Police investigate ‘human waste found in Coca-Cola cans’

An investigation has been launched after 'human waste' was found in Coca-Cola cans at a factory in Northern Ireland. Police were called after reports that a consignment had been contaminated at a factory in Lisburn,...