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Ghanaian rep on AU anti-graft board resigns over corruption at AU

Posted: June 23, 2018 at 10:01 am   /   Editor's Choice, Politics, World News

The only Ghanaian and West Africa’s representative on the AU Advisory Board on Corruption, Daniel Batidam, has resigned, citing deep-seated corruption, lack of accountability among others at the secretariat of the board and at the AU Commission. In Daniel Batidam’s resignation letter sent to the Chairman of the AU Commision, Paul Kagame read, “After witnessing […]

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Only corrupt people fear Anas; I don’t – Jon Benjamin

Posted: June 15, 2018 at 9:15 am   /   Editor's Choice, Media, World News

Former British High Commissioner to Ghana, Jon Benjamin, has noted that only persons engaged in corrupt practices fear investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas… Former British High Commissioner to Ghana, Jon Benjamin, has noted that only persons engaged in corrupt practices fear investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas. According to him, people who are not corrupt and […]

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G7 summit ends in disarray as Trump abandons joint statement

Posted: June 11, 2018 at 1:30 am   /   Editor's Choice, Politics, World News

US President Donald Trump has retracted his endorsement of the joint communique issued at the end of the G7 summit, accusing Canada of “dishonesty”. He said that other countries were imposing “massive tariffs” on the US. The joint communique, advocating a “rules-based trading system”, was reached despite tension over US tariffs on steel and aluminium […]

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Ramaphosa’s son arrives in Uganda to marry Amama Mbabazi’s daughter

Posted: May 19, 2018 at 10:20 pm   /   Editor's Choice, Relationship, World News

While the United Kingdom will be celebrating the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle, a more political ‘wedding’ will be celebrated in Uganda. South Africa’s first son, Andile Ramaphosa is in Uganda to ask for the hand in marriage of his long time girlfriend, Bridget Birungi Rwakairu, who happens to be […]

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Sports stars Serena Williams & David Beckham among guests at Royal Wedding

Posted: May 19, 2018 at 10:18 pm   /   Editor's Choice, Entertainment, Relationship, World News

Saturday marks a huge day in the sporting calendar with the FA Cup and Scottish Cup finals taking place. But some of the world’s most recognizable sports stars were attending another big occasion – the Royal Wedding. The Duke of Cambridge, who is also president of the Football Association, ha d to swap Wembley for […]

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Royal wedding 2018: Meghan Markle’s Givenchy dress in detail

Posted: May 19, 2018 at 10:03 pm   /   Editor's Choice, Relationship, World News

After months of speculation, Meghan Markle’s wedding dress has been revealed. The pure white, boat neck gown is designed by British designer Clare Waight Keller, the artistic director of French fashion house Givenchy. Crowds saw the full gown – which had been kept a closely guarded secret – as Ms Markle stepped out at St […]

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Royal wedding 2018: Prince Harry and Meghan married at Windsor

Posted: May 19, 2018 at 9:57 pm   /   Editor's Choice, Relationship, World News

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been declared husband and wife, following a ceremony at Windsor Castle. The couple exchanged vows and rings before the Queen and 600 guests at St George’s Chapel. Wearing a dress by British designer Clare Waight Keller, Ms Markle was met by Prince Charles, who walked her down the aisle. […]

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Intra-African trade is key to sustainable development – African Economic Outlook

Posted: May 9, 2018 at 1:26 pm   /   Business, Editor's Choice, World News

Trade between African countries has the greatest potential for building sustainable economic development and integration, says African Economic Outlook 2017, a flagship report of the African Development Bank released in Ahmedabad on Day 1 of its 52ndAnnual Meetings, which commenced on Monday in the Indian city. Citing data produced by its economists and peer institutions, the […]

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Global smartphone penetration to hit 66% in 2018

Posted: May 9, 2018 at 1:19 pm   /   Editor's Choice, Technology, World News

In 2018, 66% of individuals in an array of 52 key countries, which includes South Africa along with various developed and developing countries across the globe, will own a smartphone. This number is up from 63% in 2017 and 58% in 2016, according to Zenith’s Mobile Advertising Forecasts 2017, published on 16 October 2017. The […]

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TAS2018: What Africa needs to build a single digital market

Posted: May 9, 2018 at 1:17 pm   /   Business, Editor's Choice, Politics, World News

Harmonised policies and a regulatory framework, political will especially in working together, development of appropriate infrastructure, and improved education systems are among the crucial building blocks the continent requires so as to have a successful single digital market. This conclusion was drawn Tuesday by different experts on a panel discussion at the Transform Africa Summit […]

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