Monday, October 18, 2021

Parliament forms 26-member Appointments C’ttee

Parliament has formed a 26-member Appointments Committee to vet Nana Akufo-Addo’s ministerial nominees. The committee is made up of 16 Members of Parliament from the majority and 10 minority MPs. The committee is also chaired...

Obama says goodbye in final speech

US President Barack Obama gave a farewell speech in Chicago, reflecting on his time in office. "By almost every measure, America is a better, stronger place" than it was eight years ago, Mr Obama said. He...

Uganda’s Museveni promotes son to special adviser role

Uganda's leader Yoweri Museveni has promoted his eldest son to become a special presidential adviser in a reshuffle of army commanders. Maj Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba has risen rapidly within the military, fuelling speculation that he...

FIFA approves 48 team World Cup for 2026

FIFA's ruling council on Tuesday unanimously approved an expansion of the World Cup to 48 teams in 2026, with a format of 16 groups of three nations.  "The FIFA Council unanimously decided on a 48-team...

Sellas Tetteh appointed Liberty coach

Ghana Premier League side, Liberty Professionals has appointed former deputy Black Stars coach Sellas Tetteh as their substantive coach with his financial commitment yet to be disclosed. The former Black Stars coach takes over from...

Gambian minister ‘quits in protest’ amid political impasse

Gambian information minister Sheriff Bojang has resigned to protest President Yahya Jammeh's refusal to accept defeat in last month's presidential election, reports say. Efforts to contest the results were "an attempt to subvert the express...

‘Sweating bullets’ – The inside story of the first iPhone

"Steve had expressly told me it was totally top secret. He said he was going to fire anyone who tells the world. "I was sweating bullets." Tony Fadell was pondering just how he was going to...

Trump son-in-law role needs review, Democrats say

Democrats have called for US President-elect Donald Trump's naming of his son-in-law as a top adviser to be reviewed over concerns of nepotism and conflict of interest. A group wants the Justice Department and Office...

CARTOON OF THE DAY: NPP youth go berserk

The governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) has dissociated itself from its members who were on rampage across the country, seizing public properties. The rampaging youth invaded the Tema Habour in the early hours of Monday...

Akufo-Addo and other leaders caught up in plagiarism scandals

Ghana's new President Nana Akufo-Addo has been caught plagiarising the speeches of two former US leaders. But he is not the first, and is unlikely to be the last. Here are some previous examples of...
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