• 3 hours Entries Open For The Cotonou International Women’s Film Festival ModernGhana -Africa
    In an exciting addition to the African film festival calendar, the first edition of the Cotonou International Women 39;s Film Festival (FIFF Cotonou) will take place on September 13th to 17th, 2019 in Cotonou, Benin. The FIFF Cotonou is the first Beninese film festival dedicated to women and will highlight the work of creative and innovative women filmmakers from across Africa. Women filmmakers are invited to submit their films for selection in the festival, with ... more
  • 4 hours IAEA Launches Project to Help Countries Fight Food Fraud ModernGhana -World
    The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has launched a five-year research project with experts from 16 countries to refine methods to apply nuclear-derived techniques to test for accuracy in food labels. The outcome of the project, carried out in cooperation with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), will assist countries in combatting fraud in high value food products, such as premium honey, coffee and speciality rice varieties. ldquo;Numerous foods are ... more
  • 5 hours President Mary Robinson Talks ‘Climate Justice’ At Addis Ababa ModernGhana -Africa
    The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) on Monday 20 May, 2019, hosted Mary Robinson, former president of Ireland and UN Special Envoy on El Ni ntilde;o and Climate, in a session dubbed ldquo;A Conversation on Climate Justice. rdquo; Chaired by ECA rsquo;s Executive Secretary, Vera Songwe, the discussion revolved around Ms. Robinson rsquo;s recent book - Climate Justice: Hope, Resilience, and the Fight for a Sustainable Future. The Special Envoy deplored the fact that ldquo;those ... more
  • 5 hours Obasanjo Vs FG: Use Same Pragmatism To Tackle Insecurity In Nigeria—KOWA Tells FG ModernGhana -Africa
    The National youth leader of KOWA Party Olawole Olakunle lsquo;MKO in a statement signed and released on Wednesday said that instead of government focusing on replying Ex-president Olusegun Obasanjo, the government should channel such timely pragmatism in addressing the many insecurity challenges facing the nation; while further reiterating that the ex-president rsquo;s assertion is a clarion call to address the basis of our National unity. Whereas Government is quick to reply ex-president O ... more
  • 5 hours UK Overtakes Japan As Most Expensive Country To Send Expatriates ModernGhana -World
    The UK has overtaken Japan as the most expensive location to send expatriates, with the average expat pay package rising by GBP 44 688 to GBP 311 240 according to latest data from global mobility experts, ECA International (ECA). ECA rsquo;s annual MyExpatriate Market Pay report surveys the cost of benefits, salaries and tax treatments in countries around the world in order to assist companies with benchmarking their expatriate packages when relocating staff. Benefits include the allowance to ... more
  • 9 hours Uber driver was Somali war criminal MyJoyOnline -World
    A US jury has found that a former Uber driver living in Virginia committed acts of torture during Somalia's civil war in the late 1980s. ... more
  • 11 hours Celebrating Africa’s Progress And Potential For Exponential Growth On Africa Day ModernGhana -Africa
    One of the questions we should be asking is: how can the African community unlock more economic growth through closer cross-border trade ties and cooperation? Consider the fact that intra-African exports made up only 18% of total exports across the continent, compared to around 60% each for intra-Asia and intra-Europe exports. The African Continental Free Trade Area agreement signed by 44 African nations is a promising step towards redressing this picture. By harmonising regulations and tarif ... more
  • 11 hours China Eastern Seeks Payout From Boeing Over 737 MAX ModernGhana -Africa
    China Eastern Airlines has filed a claim seeking compensation from Boeing over the grounding and delayed delivery of 737 MAX aircraft following two deadly crashes, an airline spokesman confirmed Wednesday. The state-run Xinhua news agency had reported the compensation claim earlier on Wednesday, but did not provide any financial or other details. A China Eastern spokesman confirmed the report, but declined further comment. On March 11, China became the first country to order its ... more
  • 12 hours Dreams Of Comoros Oil Boom Hang On Seismic Survey ModernGhana -Africa
    For years, the Comoros islands off the east coast of Africa have dreamt of an oil or gas strike -- now the first planned seismic survey could reveal if the poverty-stricken nation 39;s hopes are about to come true. The possibility of a lucrative resources boom has gripped Comoros for seven years after then-president Ikililou Dhoinine awarded a batch of offshore oil and gas exploration permits. Optimistic residents imagined a future where public coffers overflowed with petrodollars t ... more
  • 12 hours Economic Warfare Plays Out As Libyans Battle For Capital ModernGhana -Africa
    While rival Libyan forces fight for control of the capital, an economic war is playing out which could have grave and lasting consequences for the oil-rich country. Hundreds of people have been killed and thousands wounded since the battle for Tripoli erupted on April 4, when commander Khalifa Haftar launched an assault to take the city. While fighters loyal to the UN-recognised Government of National Accord (GNA) have held Haftar 39;s fighters at bay in the Tripoli suburbs, both si ... more
  • 12 hours Kenyan Court To Decide On Decriminalising Homosexuality ModernGhana -Africa
    Kenya 39;s High Court is on Friday expected to deliver a long-awaited ruling on whether to scrap colonial-era laws which criminalise homosexuality, a verdict that could have repercussions across Africa. However, the LGBT community fears yet another postponement. In February, the three-judge bench pushed back its decision, citing a heavy workload, prompting dismay from a persecuted community who have fought for years to be accepted. There are a lot of mixed emotions around this beca ... more
  • 12 hours New Nigeria Versus Old As Governor Cuts Emir’s Power ModernGhana -Africa
    When the emir of Kano returned from pilgrimage this month, dancing supporters lined the streets to welcome a monarch commanding millions as one of Nigeria 39;s principal Islamic leaders. For years, the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, has inherited an ancient title in northern Nigeria that gave him power over an area the size of Israel with the population of Portugal. But this month his power was cut, in a clash between traditional rule and formal government in Africa 39;s most p ... more
  • 12 hours South Africa Confronts World Cup Demons ModernGhana -Africa
    For South Africans, there is no escape from the reality of the country 39;s bitter history of painful failure in World Cup knockout games. People will highlight the baggage -- it 39;s like a big mirror that is always in front of you, said South African captain Faf du Plessis before departing for England. England was the scene of South Africa 39;s most spectacular implosion, 20 years ago, when the World Cup was last played there. With the scores tied in a semi-final against A ... more
  • 12 hours Ali Bongo Fires Vice President, Forestry Minister Over Timber Smuggling ModernGhana -Africa
    Gabon 39;s leader Ali Bongo on Tuesday announced the dismissal of his vice president and the minister of forests, in a move that comes amid a scandal over the smuggling of precious timber. The president did not give a reason for the sackings of Vice President Pierre Claver Maganga Moussavou and Forestry and Environment Minister Guy Bertrand Mapangou, in his statement late Tuesday. No new minister was appointed to the forest and environment portfolio, which was placed under the dire ... more
  • 12 hours Bloggers Languish In Detention In Mauritania For Condemning Corruption ModernGhana -Africa
    Authorities in Mauritania must immediately and unconditionally release two famous bloggers who have been in detention for two months solely for posting on Facebook about alleged corruption in the country, Amnesty International said today. Cheikh Ould Jiddou and Abderrahmane Weddady were arrested on 22 March by the Economic Crimes Unit in Mauritania rsquo;s capital Nouakchott, charged with lsquo;malicious accusation rsquo;, and detained at the central prison. Their national ID car ... more
  • 12 hours Ethiopia: AfDB’s Sustainable Energy Fund Approves Grant To Spur Renewable Investments ModernGhana -Africa
    ... more
  • 20 hours A baby cut from his mother’s womb after she was killed opens his eyes MyJoyOnline -World
    Inside a Chicago-area hospital, a baby fights for his life. ... more
  • 20 hours South Sudanese journo beats Dangote in Fortune magazine’s World’s Greatest Leaders list MyJoyOnline -World
    Anna Nimiriano Nunu Siya, Editor-in-Chief of Juba Monitor, a South Sudan based newspaper has been ranked 8th on 50 World’s Greatest Leaders for 2019. ... more
  • 24 hours Euro ‘under threat like never before’, French finance minister says ModernGhana -World
    France's finance minister Bruno Le Maire has insisted the euro is under threat as never before , not just because of the risk of a trade war between China and the United States but the emergence of far-right leaders in Europe who would be happy to see its end. Our single currency is above all under threat politically now because many European leaders are not hiding their desire to see the euro disappear, Bruno Le Maire told reporters in Paris on Tuesday. He reiterated comments he had ma ... more
  • 24 hours Protesters vow to break army’s grip as Sudan talks falter ModernGhana -Africa
    Flashing the victory sign and chanting revolutionary slogans, Sudanese protesters camped outside the military headquarters are determined to install civilian rule even as talks between their leaders and army generals have faltered. Young people have sacrificed themselves to overthrow a 30-year-old regime, and that should be protected, Wafaa al-Tayeb said as she stood among a group of demonstrators spending a yet another night at the sit-in outside the military complex in central Khartoum. ... more
  • 24 hours Sudan agents prevent arrest of former spy chief ModernGhana -Africa
    Sudanese prosecutors said Tuesday that security agents guarding the house of former spy chief Salah Ghosh had prevented them from arresting him, despite a warrant issued by anti-graft authorities. Ghosh had resigned as chief of the country's feared National Intelligence and Security Service soon after the army ousted longtime leader Omar al-Bashir last month following mass protests. Ghosh had overseen a brutal NISS-led crackdown against protesters taking part in the demonstrations which ha ... more
  • 24 hours Body of DR Congo opposition leader to return home: family ModernGhana -Africa
    The body of the opposition figurehead father of DR Congo's new president is to be repatriated to his home country two years after he died in Belgium, family members said on Tuesday. Etienne Tshisekedi, whose son Felix was this year sworn in as leader in the country's first peaceful transition of power in decades, is to be returned to DR Congo for burial next week. He died in Brussels aged 84 in February 2017 but his body stayed in the Belgian capital due to political tensions with the regi ... more
  • 24 hours Paris police grab man who scaled the Eiffel Tower leading to its closure ModernGhana -World
    A climber who sparked an evacuation of the Eiffel Tower on Monday was grabbed after clinging to the famous Paris landmark for more than six hours, officials said. The man, who was not immediately identified, is in the hands of the emergency teams deployed to the tower. The tower repopened this morning, the company operating the structure said. It said firemen who had rappelled down from the tower's third-floor observation deck to near the black-clad climber managed to talk the individua ... more
  • 24 hours UN envoy warns of ‘long and bloody war’ in Libya ModernGhana -Africa
    The UN envoy for Libya warned Tuesday the battle for Tripoli was just the start of a long and bloody war and called for immediate steps to cut off arms flows fueling the fighting. Addressing the Security Council, Ghassan Salame said many countries were supplying weapons to the UN-recognized government in Tripoli and forces led by Khalifa Haftar. Haftar, who is backed by Egypt and the United Arab Emirates, launched an offensive on April 4 to seize the capital but his forces have been bogg ... more
  • 24 hours EU elections: Why some Yellow Vests want to go to Brussels ModernGhana -World
    While some Yellow Vest members are resolutely against taking part in this weekend's European Parliamentary elections, others are candidates on Eurosceptic and sovereignist lists. The only list on which all 79 candidates say they are Yellow Vests is Alliance Jaune led by French singer Francis Lalanne. Number 13 on this list, André Lannée, a DJ from near Grenoble, is upbeat but will his enthusiasm be enough to garner votes? André Lannée carefully positions an Alliance Jaune (Ye ... more
  • 24 hours Egypt approves autopsy for ‘tortured’ Palestinian detainee ModernGhana -Africa
    The family of a Palestinian former intelligence agent, who have claimed that he was tortured by Turkish authorities, said Tuesday that Egyptian prosecutors had approved their request for an autopsy. The body of 55-year-old Zaki Mubarak was transferred last week from Turkey to Cairo after Ankara said last month he had committed suicide in prison. Turkey had charged him with spying for the United Arab Emirates. After seeing his body on its arrival in Egypt, his family said it had been bad ... more
  • 24 hours New Zealand mosque shootings suspect charged with terrorism ModernGhana -World
    The man accused of killing 51 people in two Christchurch mosque shootings last March has been charged with terrorism, according to New Zealand police. Already facing multiple charges of murder and attempted murder, Brenton Harrison Tarrant, a 28-year-old Australian, was formally accused of terrorism on Tuesday. Forty-two people were killed in the Al-Noor mosque and seven were killed at the Linwood mosque. Two died in hospital. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern described the kill ... more
  • 24 hours Egypt raises electricity prices to spur economic recovery ModernGhana -Africa
    Egypt's electricity minister announced a further price rise Tuesday, the latest in a series of austerity measures aimed at getting the country's economy back on track. The latest price hike, which is due to come into effect in July, is tied to a $12 billion bailout loan from the International Monetary Fund that Cairo secured in 2016. The overall increases do not exceed 14.9 percent, Electricity Minister Mohamed Shaker said at a press conference. Electricity prices were raised by an av ... more
  • 24 hours Eye on France: Macron’s answer to history ModernGhana -World
    In an interview given to forty regional newspapers, and published by most of them this morning, days before the EU parliamentary elections, French President Emmanuel Macron warns against the twin dangers of home-bred nationalism and foreign interference. There are several things to be said. First of all, critics of the French leader say he's abusing his position by getting involved in what is, after all, a political battle. The French president is supposed to be above the bickering of mere p ... more
  • 24 hours Malawi awaits result after tight three-way election ModernGhana -Africa
    Millions of voters in Malawi cast ballots Tuesday in a closely-fought election, with President Peter Mutharika battling to hold off two rivals in a race that focused on corruption allegations and economic development. Polls closed at 6:00 pm (1600 GMT) after a day of long queues at many voting stations, with early results expected on Wednesday evening or Thursday. Mutharika, who has been in power since 2014, faces opposition from his own deputy Saulos Chilima and former Baptist preacher La ... more
  • 24 hours Brexit leaves French Brits stuck in the middle ModernGhana -World
    Ahead of this week's European elections, with the United Kingdom half way to Brexit, how do Brits living in France feel about it all? Giles Goulding, from the south of England has run The Bitter End pub in the town of Saint-Germain-en-Laye just west of Paris for nearly 22 years. He says he tried to create a genuine English pub for British customers that might appeal as well to the local French people. The pub buzzes with conversation and he says he talks about Brexit with his customers ... more
  • 24 hours Angola cancels mega real estate deal awarded to Isabel dos Santos ModernGhana -Africa
    Angolan President Joao Lourenco has cancelled a $1.3-billion real estate tender that had been awarded to his predecessor's daughter Isabel dos Santos, the presidency said Tuesday. In a decree, it said the contract had been cancelled after establishing overcharging and denounced a violation of moral principles . In January 2016 former president Jose Eduardo dos Santos approved a tender awarded to several companies -- including Urbinveste, in which his daughter Isabel is the main sharehol ... more
  • 24 hours S.Africa sends home Mozambique ex-finance minister ModernGhana -Africa
    South Africa said Tuesday it would send home former Mozambique finance minister Manuel Chang, who has been held since December on a US arrest warrant, to face corruption charges. I have decided that the accused, Mr Manuel Chang, will be extradited to stand trial for his alleged offences in Mozambique, South African Justice Minister Michael Masutha said in a statement. I am satisfied that the interest of justice will be best served by acceding to the request by the Republic of Mozambique ... more
  • 24 hours Violent clashes rage south of Libya’s Tripoli ModernGhana -Africa
    Violent clashes raged Tuesday south of the Libyan capital Tripoli, marking an uptick in fighting between forces loyal to commander Khalifa Haftar and those battling on the government's side. Heavy artillery fire could be heard from the city centre as the most intense fighting took place since May 6, when the holy Muslim month of Ramadan started. More than six weeks since Haftar's forces launched an assault on the capital, fighters backing the UN-recognised Government of National Accord mad ... more
  • 24 hours France to push ahead with 5G launch despite Huawei problems ModernGhana -World
    France will launch 5G in France in 2020 as planned says the Chairman of Arcep, the telecoms watchdog, despite problems with Chinese manufacturer Huawei which could lead some French telecom operators to change their suppliers. Washington last Thursday imposed a ban on the sale or transfer of American technology to Huawei, claiming that the China-based company posed a national security threat ... more
  • 1 day Two Fallen Ghanaian Peacekeepers To Be Honoured At UN Peacekeepers Day ModernGhana -World
    UN Headquarters will observe the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers on Friday, 24 May 2019. Secretary-General Ant oacute;nio Guterres will lay a wreath to honour all UN peacekeepers who have lost their lives since 1948 and will preside over a ceremony at which the Dag Hammarskj ouml;ld Medal will be awarded posthumously to 119 military, police and civilian peacekeepers, who lost their lives in 2018 and early 2019. Two fallen peacekeepers from Ghana is among the 110 who will p ... more
  • 1 day Vibrator prize for Spanish squash champion spurs sexism debate MyJoyOnline -World
    A squash championship in northern Spain has sparked a debate about sexism in sport after female participants were awarded a vibrator, wax and a kit to remove foot calluses.  ... more
  • 1 day Saudi Sisters Wafa And Maha Granted Asylum In Undisclosed Location ModernGhana -World
    The two Saudi sisters who made international headlines in April seeking help to leave Georgia before their family or officials forced them back to Saudi Arabia, have finally been offered asylum in an undisclosed location. It was a story that made headlines as sisters Maha and Wafa fled their abusive family and arrived in Georgia 17 April where they start ... more
  • 1 day French Court Orders Life Support To Resume For A Quadriplegic Man ModernGhana -World
    A French appeals court has ordered doctors to resume life support for Vincent Lambert, a quadriplegic Frenchman whose case is central to the right-to-die debate in France. The order came just a few hours after doctors had started switching off his life support. The court ordered authorities to take all measures to keep Vincent Lambert alive, pending a review by the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons ... more
  • 1 day ‘The Swallows Of Kabul’ – Zabou Breitman’s Afghan Love Story ModernGhana -World
    For her fifth feature film, nominated for the Un Certain Regard award at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival, Zabout Breitman offers an animated film version of Yasmina Khadra 39;s novel, The Swallows of Kabul. .The birds in Kabul under the Taliban regime, male and female, flew freely in the air above the people who were subjected to a regime of rigourously applied Islamic Sharia law. In some cultures, they also symbolise good fortune and hope. One of the main subjects in the novel ... more
  • 1 day ‘Invisible’ Migrants Cling To Shelters Along Paris Motorways ModernGhana -Africa
    Along the ring road northeast of Paris, hundreds of migrants huddle in rows of tents covered in tarps or blankets as a blur of cars race by just a few metres away. AFP photographers have documented their lives. We go to sleep at around 3:00 am, when traffic starts to go down, Ahmed, a Somali who has been living under an overpass near the Porte d 39;Aubervilliers for two months, told AFP. Usually only drivers in passing vehicles can see the makeshift shelters, where clothes are dra ... more
  • 1 day Armed Groups Thrived Over Weak Governments— Report ModernGhana -Africa
    This year 39;s Armed Conflict Survey takes a look at 33 ongoing conflicts across the world. The book aims to explain what shapes conflicts in our modern world while providing in-depth analysis of each armed conflict. Weak governments ndash; unable to meet the basic needs of the population ndash; appear to be the underlying factor enabling armed groups to thrive. ldquo;The social contract between the citizens and the state has been broken. The State is providing the pr ... more
  • 1 day Egypt To Free Ex-Diplomat For Publicly Criticing Prez al-Sisi ModernGhana -Africa
    Egyptian authorities have ordered the release of a former diplomat who was detained after proposing a referendum on the regime of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, his lawyer said on Monday. Masom Marzok, a former assistant foreign minister, was arrested in August 2018 after publicly criticising Sisi and calling for a poll on the former military chief remaining in power. Marzok, a veteran of the 1973 Arab-Israeli war, was one of several activists detained on charges including partnerin ... more
  • 1 day Sudan Protesters To Plan General Strike ModernGhana -Africa
    Sudanese protest leaders called on their supporters Tuesday to prepare for a general strike after talks with the country 39;s military rulers stalled on who will lead an agreed three-year transition. Protest leaders had reached agreement with the ruling military council on the other main aspects of the transition. But early on Tuesday, the generals who overthrew veteran president Omar al-Bashir last month baulked at protesters 39; demands for a civilian head and a civilian majority ... more
  • 1 day Angola To Re-Bury Exhumed Body Of Rebel Chief Savimbi ModernGhana -Africa
    The exhumed body of Angolan rebel chief Jonas Savimbi, who was killed in 2002, will be reburied in his hometown next month, authorities said after DNA tests confirmed the identity of the remains. The charismatic warlord, who fought Angola 39;s socialist government in a 27-year civil war, was killed in a battle against the People 39;s Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA) forces on February 22, 2002. His death paved the way for a peace deal that brought an end to one of Afric ... more
  • 2 days High-Security Ebola Burials Spark Anger In DR Congo ModernGhana -Africa
    People in Ebola-hit eastern DR Congo are struggling to come to terms with high-security burials that are part of a hard-pressed strategy to roll back the disease. Anyone who dies of the highly infectious haemorrhagic fever has to be buried in carefully-controlled conditions designed to minimise the risk of infection from body fluids. But that means ceremonies are carried out in sanitised conditions, with relatives and friends kept at a distance -- for many, a traumatic break with tra ... more
  • 2 days How To Beat Boko Haram? Treat Women Better —Analysts ModernGhana -Africa
    Tens of thousands of women have been freed from Nigeria 39;s brutal Boko Haram fighters, but providing a safe future for them is critical to winning the war, analysts warned Tuesday. Their hardship is a humanitarian concern - but also could fuel the conflict, the International Crisis Group (ICG) said in a new report. Boko Haram 39;s decade-long uprising to establish a hardline Islamic state in Nigeria 39;s northeast has spilt into neighbouring Niger, Chad and Cameroon. A reg ... more
  • 2 days Malawi Votes As Prez Mutharika Faces Though Opposition ModernGhana -Africa
    Malawi goes to the polls on Tuesday after a closely-fought election campaign, with President Peter Mutharika battling to hold off two serious rivals in a race that focused on corruption allegations and economic development. Mutharika, who has been in power since 2014, will face opposition from his own deputy Saulos Chilima and former baptist preacher Lazarus Chakwera. We have set Malawi on the path of progress, Mutharika, 78, told several thousand cheering supporters of his ruling ... more
  • 2 days Sudan End talks With No Accord On Ruling Body ModernGhana -Africa
    Sudanese army rulers and protesters failed Tuesday to reach an agreement yet again on the make-up of a new ruling body as negotiations also became deadlocked over who should lead it -- a civilian or soldier. The two sides launched a round of new talks late Sunday over the sovereign council to rule Sudan for a three-year transitional period following last month 39;s ouster of longtime autocrat Omar al-Bashir. The military council that replaced him has faced international pressure to ... more
  • 2 days Ghana Embassy, UNESCO Receive A ”Call For A Ministry Of Ghanaians In Foreign Lands” In Paris ModernGhana -World
    Ahead of Ghana 39;s Diaspora Homecoming Summit slated for 3rd-6thJuly 2019 in Accra by the Diaspora Affairs, Office of the President (DAOOP), a presentation of the book nbsp; 39; 39;A Call For a Ministry of Ghanaians in Foreign Lands nbsp;with Two Subsidiary Parliamentary Seats From Each Continent 39; 39; has been made to nbsp;Her Excellency Anna Bossman Ghana Ambassador to France and Portugal at the Chancery in France. ... more
  • 2 days Sudan general says new ruling body expected finalised in ‘short time’ ModernGhana -Africa
    Sudan's military rulers and protesters were expected to finalise the make-up of a new ruling body in a short time, a top general said Monday, after negotiations deadlocked over who should lead it -- civilian or soldier. The two sides launched a round of new talks late Sunday over the sovereign council to rule Sudan for a three-year transitional period following last month's ouster of longtime autocrat Omar al-Bashir. The military council that replaced him has faced international pressure ... more
  • 2 days White House tells ex-aide not to testify MyJoyOnline -World
    ... more
  • 2 days 12 Jihadists killed as Egypt investigates bomb explosion MyJoyOnline -World
    Egyptian police are inspecting the damage caused by the explosion of a tourist bus near the famous pyramids of Giza where 17 people were seriously injured on Sunday. ... more
  • 2 days Zuma lawyers push for S.Africa graft trial to be dropped ModernGhana -Africa
    Lawyers for former South African president Jacob Zuma argued in court Monday that he could not expect a fair trial as they fought to have corruption charges against him over a multi-million-dollar arms deal dropped. Zuma, who was forced to resign by the ruling ANC party last year, has been charged with 16 counts of fraud, racketeering and money laundering relating to the weapons deal dating back to before he took office in 2009. Zuma, 77, is accused of taking bribes from French defence com ... more
  • 2 days Sudan talks to resume as ‘dispute’ over top job persists ModernGhana -Africa
    Sudan's army rulers and protesters resume talks Monday to finalise the makeup of a new ruling body after overnight negotiations remained deadlocked following a dispute over who should lead it. The two sides launched a round of new talks Sunday evening over the form of the authority to rule Sudan for a three-year transitional period following last month's ouster of longtime autocrat Omar al-Bashir. The military council that replaced him has faced international pressure to install a civili ... more
  • 2 days French prosecutors want ex-athletics boss Diack to stand trial ModernGhana -Africa
    French prosecutors have recommended that the former head of athletics' governing body IAAF, Lamine Diack, and his son stand trial for allegedly delaying doping sanctions against Russia in return for payment, accodring to the French news agency AFP. Prosecutors have recommended that Diack, who was president of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) from 1999 to 2015, be tried for corruption and money laundering. The prosecutors want five other people, including Diack' ... more
  • 2 days Short films find room of their own ModernGhana -World
    Concise and with something for all cinema genres, short films are well represented at the Cannes Film Festival this year. Hidden gems are everywhere. Short films have their place in the official selection's short film section, the Cinéfondation's line-up as well as a Shorts Corner in the Film Market. Some of them are competing for significant prizes. Films lasting less than an hour have been a feature of the festival for more than 20 years with the Cinefondation, the Paris-based workshop ... more
  • 2 days DR Congo PM appointed under ‘political agreement’ with Kabila ModernGhana -Africa
    DR Congo President Felix Tshisekedi on Monday named a government veteran, Sylvestre Ilunga Ilunkamba, as the next prime minister, a move that came nearly four months after his inauguration. Ilunga Ilunkamba was appointed under the political agreement between Tshisekedi and his predecessor Joseph Kabila regarding the creation of a coalition government, presidential spokesman Kasongo Mwema Yamba Yamba said. Illunga Ilunkamba, whose government career spans decades, replaces Bruno Tshibala ... more
  • 2 days Indonesia sentences French drug smuggler to death ModernGhana -World
    An Indonesia court has sentenced a French drug smuggler to death by firing squad, in a shock verdict after prosecutors had asked for a long prison term. The three-judge panel in Lombok handed a capital sentence to Felix Dorfin, 35, who was arrested in September at the airport on the holiday island next to Bali, where foreigners are routinely charged with drugs offences. Indonesia has some of the world's strictest drug laws -- including death for some traffickers. It has executed foreign ... more
  • 2 days Zuma dismisses S.Africa graft charges as a ‘witch hunt’ ModernGhana -Africa
    Former South African president Jacob Zuma said Monday that he was victim of a witch hunt over corruption charges as lawyers argued in court that he could not expect a fair trial. Zuma, who was forced to resign by the ruling ANC party last year, has been charged with 16 counts of fraud, racketeering and money laundering relating to a multi-million-dollar arms deal dating back to before he took office in 2009. Zuma, 77, is accused of taking bribes from French defence company Thales during ... more
  • 2 days 5 key dates in the Vincent Lambert euthanasia controversy ModernGhana -World
    The move to end life support for Vincent Lambert a 42 year old Frenchman who has been in a vegetative state for 10 years follows a protracted six-year legal battle that has torn his family apart and provoked debate in France over the country's euthanasia laws. Here's are the key moments leading to Monday's withdrawal of life-sustaining care for Lambert: 1. Early care Lambert is taken to hospital in the city of Reims following a motorcycle accident in 2008. Three years later, do ... more
  • 2 days Congolese opposition leader Katumbi returns to DRC ModernGhana -Africa
    After three years of political exile, the former governor of Katanga province in the Democratic Republic of Congo and a former presidential candidate, Moise Katumbi, has returned home to Lubumbashi in the south of the country. Truth is like oil you want to drown. It always ends up triumphing, Katumbi told the crowds waiting for him after he had touched down on Congolese soil. 'Man of peace' One supporter, Désiré Kafakula, from the Lamuka coalition, an opposition group that Katumb ... more
  • 2 days Why shedding a kilo is good for science ModernGhana -World
    The world has shed a kilo this Monday. In an historic moment for science, Le Grand K the lump of metal that's been the standard unit for calibrating scales over the past 130 years is being scrapped. In its place, a mass of photons will provide the new international definition of the almighty kilogram. Also known by its less sexy name IPK (the International Prototype of the Kilogram), Le Grand K is a cylinder of platinum- ... more
  • 2 days Sudan talks resume as ‘dispute’ over top job persists ModernGhana -Africa
    Sudan's military rulers and protesters resumed talks Monday to finalise the make-up of a new ruling body after negotiations became deadlocked over who should lead it -- a civilian or soldier. The two sides launched a round of new talks late Sunday over the sovereign council to rule Sudan for a three-year transitional period following last month's ouster of longtime autocrat Omar al-Bashir. The military council that replaced him has faced international pressure to install a civilian-led adm ... more
  • 2 days Algeria army chief urges protesters to accept July poll ModernGhana -Africa
    Algeria's army chief on Monday urged demonstrators to accept presidential polls set for July 4 to elect a successor to ousted president Abdelaziz Bouteflika. Protest leaders say the North African country's existing institutions -- and personalities -- are too tarnished by corruption to guarantee a legitimate vote, but the military has insisted the election go ahead as required by the constitution. Holding a presidential election could help (Algeria) avoid falling into the trap of a consti ... more
  • 2 days Paris’ Eiffel Tower evacuated after climber scales it ModernGhana -World
    Paris landmark the Eiffel Tower was shut down on Monday afternoon after someone tried to climb up one of its faces, according to the police. . A climber has been detected. This is the usual procedure, said the police source, adding that the person has to be prevented from scaling the tower and it has to be evacuated. No indication of the number of tourists evacuated was given. With firefighters and police in place, the entrance was also evacuated. The police source said they were able ... more
  • 2 days Wingmoms: How bonobo mothers help their sons find love ModernGhana -Africa
    Bonobos, our altruistic, peaceful and lascivious primate relatives are known for their female-dominant societies, in contrast to more violent and patriarchal chimpanzees. What we didn't know, until now, was the outsized role bonobo mothers play in ensuring their sons have fruitful sex lives: from using their rank to ensure their male offspring get to meet attractive ovulating females, to interfering with male rivals' attempts to mate. The behavior was described in a study published Monday ... more
  • 2 days French doctors begin halting life support for man in vegetative state – lawyer ModernGhana -World
    French doctors Monday began switching off the life support of a quadriplegic man who has been in a vegetative state for the last decade, in a hugely controversial case that has divided France, the lawyer for his parents said. The dispute over the fate of Vincent Lambert has split his own family and even become a subject of political tension in France ahead of the weekend's ... more
  • 2 days Kenya warns foreigners running illegal betting firms MyJoyOnline -World
    The Kenyan government has threatened to deport foreigners found to be running illegal betting businesses. ... more
  • 2 days Rosatom Presents “Smart Water” Solutions for South Africa ModernGhana -Africa
    Speaking at the technical hub at African Utility Week in Cape Town, Andrei Grinevich, Head of International Affairs of ldquo;Rusatom Smart Utilities rdquo; highlighted the company rsquo;s innovative ldquo;Smart Water rdquo; offer. The panel discussion ldquo;Assessing the potential of groundbreaking water technological solutions rdquo; focused on various problems related to the availability of water resources in the South Africa, and several experts from international companies ... more
1 2 3 38