Asantehene cited in UK’s £350,000 money laundering saga

The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II is alleged to have handed the sum of £350,000 to a manager of Ghana International Bank in the UK to be deposited into his account. The bank official, Mark Frank Arthur said he could not question the Asantehene over the cash because he is a “subject” of the King. […]

Why ‘free money’ to trainee students is needless political venture

I’d rather have all tertiary students given an allowance than for a section to benefit from the sweat of the country. Although we may not be able to make sound judgments all the time, we need to steer clear of actions that will burden us in the future. And one potential burden for our country […]

Nigeria’s Buhari to borrow $5.5bn to fund gov’t projects

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari is seeking to borrow the sum of $5.5 billion from the international financial market to fund Federal Government projects. The President in a letter submitted to the country’s Senate Tuesday said the amount will be sourced in two ways. He said $3 billion of the total amount will come from Eurobond, […]

Trainee nurses lined up to thank Akufo-Addo over restoration of allowance

In a show of populism, the Health Ministry has paraded trainee nurses in the Brong Ahafo Region to thank President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for restoring their allowance. One after the other the nursing students expressed their appreciation to the President for the gesture. “I want to say thank you to His Excellency. This is […]

Kenya’s Raila Odinga quits election re-run

Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga has pulled out of October’s election re-run. Mr Odinga said his withdrawal would give the electoral commission enough time to introduce reforms that will help deliver a more credible election. The Supreme Court annulled the result of the original 8 August poll after finding irregularities and declaring it “neither transparent […]

Liberia goes to poll: Who replaces Africa’s Iron Lady?

Africa’s first female President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf will bring her tenure as leader of Liberia to an end after serving the mandatory two terms. She was instrumental in the restoration of peace to the West African country after its 14-year civil war that led to the death of hundreds of citizens. She also improved on […]