Thursday , 18 January 2018


Floods in DR Congo kill at least 50


Floods triggered by heavy rains and a river bursting its banks have killed at least 50 people and left thousands more homeless in southwestern Congo, a provincial governor said Thursday. Torrential rains caused the Kalamu river, which flows through the city of Boma into the River Congo, to overflow for two hours before the waters receded, washing some of the ... Read More »

South Africa sack Bafana coach Ephraim Mashaba for misconduct


South Africa coach Ephraim ‘Shakes’ Mashaba has been fired for insulting top football officials last month, the national association said. A disciplinary committee found Mashaba guilty of several offences following his public outburst aimed at the association president Danny Jordaan and guests directly after the 2-1 victory over Senegal on 12 November. Mashaba, who has had several scrapes with the ... Read More »

Glo-CAF Awards 2016: Aubameyang, Mahrez and Mane make top 3 shortlist


Gabonese midfielder Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Algeria Winger Riyad Mahrez and Senegalese Winger Sadio Mané have made the final top three for the 2014 African Player of the Year. The trio made the cut following votes from Head Coaches or Technical Directors of the National Associations affiliated to CAF, Media Committee, Technical & Football committee and a panel of Media Experts. Egypt’s ... Read More »

David McDermott: Wampah’s son in-law sentenced to 13 years in prison


A son in-law of a former governor of the Bank of Ghana has been sente sentenced to 13 years following his role in trying to import 400 kilos of cocaine. David McDermott is alleged to be a member of an organised crime syndicate from Liverpool responsible for a failed smuggling operation discovered by Border Force at Tilbury Docks in May ... Read More »

Terrorism: Swiss-born Ghanaian identified as Zurich mosque attacker


A Swiss national of Ghanaian heritage has been identified as the gunman behind Monday’s attack on a mosque frequented by Somalis in Zurich. The still unnamed individual’s body was found apparently after he killed himself on Tuesday after his attack that shocked a city that has been largely peaceful for years. According to top police officials in the city, the ... Read More »

AIBA executive committee backs President Wu


The executive committee of the International Boxing Association (Aiba) has thrown its support behind Ching-Kuo Wu after former executive director Ho Kim made a series of allegations against the governing body and its president. Kim, who was fired last year, outlined his claims in a letter delivered to nearly 200 national associations last week. The New York Times newspaper said that ... Read More »

FIFA Ethics Committee opens proceedings against Amos Adamu


The adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee, chaired by Hans-Joachim Eckert, has opened formal adjudicatory proceedings against Amos Adamu, former president of the West African Football Union and former member of the CAF and FIFA Executive Committees, based on the final report submitted by the investigatory chamber. The investigations against Mr Adamu conducted by Dr Cornel Borbély, chairman of ... Read More »

92 year old Mugabe wins party support for 2018 election


Supporters of Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe chanting “tongai, tongai baba” (rule, rule father) on Saturday endorsed the 92-year-old leader for a 2018 election run. The endorsement, which is likely to result in his 36-year rule being extended, was greeted with thunderous applause by thousands of party faithful attending the ruling ZANU-PF’s annual conference. Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe, 92, has been ... Read More »

Nigerian trade hub now a ghost town after Boko Haram rule

A picture taken on December 8, 2016 in Bama, northeast Nigeria shows one the buildings destoyed by Boko Haram (AFP)

The houses are burnt-out shells, and charred cars and petrol pumps line the roads in the once-bustling Nigerian trade hub of Bama before it was razed by Boko Haram jihadists. As the second biggest town in northern Borno State, Bama was home to some 270,000 residents and a major trading post on the road to Cameroon. But today, 85 percent ... Read More »

Ga-Adangbe in Canada woo tourists to visit Ghana


In pursuit of love, care and protection for one another in a foreign destination such as Canada, Ghanaians have formed various traditional and welfare associations to help themselves. Ga-Adangbe Association of Toronto-Canada is one of these Ghanaian associations who meets regularly to discuss the welfare members and how best to help in case one needs assistance. Over the weekend, the ... Read More »