Monday, February 17, 2020

Vodafone to hand management of Ghana unit to South African division

Vodafone Group Plc will hand over management of its Ghana unit to the United Kingdom carrier’s separately listed South African division in April, the latest step to bring the company’s operations on the continent...

Derek Mackay: Scottish finance secretary quits over messages to boy

Scotland's finance secretary has quit hours before delivering his budget amid reports that he messaged a 16-year-old boy on social media. The Scottish Sun said that Derek Mackay contacted the schoolboy over a six-month period, and told...

Coronavirus: 28,299 people infected; 565 dead

The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus rose above 28,000 by the end of Tuesday, and Hong Kong reported its first death from the virus, which has killed at least 565, all but...

Trump acquitted by Senate in impeachment trial

President Donald Trump has been cleared in his impeachment trial, ending a congressional bid to remove him from the office that bitterly divided the US. The Senate, run by the president's fellow Republicans, voted to...

Turkey plane skids off runway and splits in Istanbul

A passenger plane has skidded off the runway and broken into three pieces on landing at an airport in Istanbul, injuring 52 people, officials say. The Pegasus Airlines jet was carrying 171 passengers and six...

Nigeria: Lagos residents opt for Horses amidst Okada ban

Following the ban on motorcycle and tricycles on major roads in Lagos state, residents have opted for the use of horses as a means of transportation in the megacity. In a video which has gone...

The one-handed photographer: ‘I prove people wrong’

A Congolese photographer who lost her arm in a militia attack has told BBC News Swahili how she came to start her own photography company. Patience Dositha, who owns Abled Photography, is now based in...

Pelosi tears up Trump’s State of the Union speech

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday night tore up a copy of President Donald Trump’s State of the Union speech, telling reporters later “it was the courteous thing to do, considering the alternative. It...

State of the Union: Trump hails ‘American comeback’

President Donald Trump has hailed the "great American comeback" in a speech to Congress on the eve of his expected acquittal in his impeachment trial. At his annual State of the Union address, Mr Trump...

Coronavirus: inter-agency task force meets on Ghana’s response 

Government has set up an inter-agency task force to work on Ghana’s response following the outbreak of the Coronavirus. The task force is made up of state agencies including the Ghana Airport Company, Immigration, Customs,...