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Nana Takes On Banks

President Akufo-Addo has expressed dissatisfaction with indigenous and foreign banks in Ghana that make profits and shy away from financing relatively risky ventures that can help transform the country’s economy. “In our own country Ghana, the banks have in the last 20 or 30 years been very content with making lots of money by doing passive things and not being …

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Veep To Make Or Unmake GRA’s New Cargo Tracking Policy

The proposed implementation of the Cargo Tracking Notes (CTN) system at the ports by the GRA may suffer another setback unless the office of the Vice President moves in to avert any such issue. The GRA has directed that from July 1, all imports into Ghana must bear the unique CTN numbers before they can be cleared. The GRA also …

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Cedi’s Fall Will Cease Soon – Finance Minister

THE Finance Minister, Mr Ken Ofori-Atta, has given the assurance that the recent fall in the value of the Ghana cedi will cease by the end of this month. According to him, his outfit is working assiduously with the Bank of Ghana (BoG) to stem the recent deprecation of the local currency which until recently was one of the best …

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Jogger detained for 2 weeks after accidentally crossing US border from Canada

A woman jogging along a beach accidentally crossed the US border from Canada, and ended up detained in Washington state. Cedella Roman, 19, was visiting her mother from France when she went jogging last month just south of White Rock, British Columbia. She mistakenly continued jogging into Blaine, Washington, she told CNN partner CBC. As Roman stopped to take a …

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Burning Cameroon: Images you’re not meant to see

A man calmly sets fire to a house, watched by a group of at least 12 men dressed in fatigues, helmets, and black webbing consistent with those worn by an elite army unit in Cameroon. “I want to die,” a village chief tells his tormentors as they beat and threaten to kill him. They appear to be members of a …

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FBI to help probe into Ethiopia rally blast

The US is sending the FBI to help investigate a grenade attack in Addis Ababa which killed two people at a rally addressed by Ethiopia’s reformist prime minister, state media said Monday. “The US government said it will send FBI experts to investigate Saturday’s bomb blast at a rally organised to support [the] reform agendas of Prime Minister Dr Abiy …

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‘Game of Thrones’ star Sophie Turner reveals meaning behind ‘show-spoiling’ tattoo

Eager “Game of thrones” fans are searching for clues behind Sophie Turner’s latest tattoo after spotting the fresh ink last week. On Thursday, Sansa Stark herself finally gave them an answer. Turner’s tattoo depicts a small scaly direwolf with the words “the pack survives” written underneath. Some believed the phrase was meant to foreshadow the fate of the Stark family. Tattoo artist Lauren …

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Tom Arnold fuels Trump tape speculation with Michael Cohen Twitter photo

Last month, Vice announced that Tom Arnold would be featured in a new show called, “The Hunt for the Trump Tapes” and would investigate rumored recordings of the president, and now he’s raising eyebrows with a photo with President Donald Trump’s former attorney Michael Cohen. Arnold tweeted the photo with Cohen and the caption, “I love New York” and Cohen …

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Dolce & Gabbana shunned by celebrity stylists following Selena Gomez ‘ugly’ comment

If you mess with Selena Gomez, be prepared to pay the price. After Stefano Gabbana left an incendiary insult under an Instagram photo of the 25-year-old pop star last week — writing “è proprio brutta,” which roughly translates to “she’s so ugly” — celebrity stylists are purging their racks of all samples bearing a Dolce & Gabbana label. At Business of Fashion’s “The Future …

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Showbiz Network Ghana Officially Launches ITEA 2018

Showbiz Network Ghana Limited, the organizers of Inter Tertiary Excellence Awards (ITEA) have held a press launch for the maiden edition of the tertiary honors.The launch happened at the premises of SBN’s Sakumono Office. According to Mr. Afunya Kofi Daniel, the Events Manager of SBN who was speaking at the event, the launch also marks the beginning of nominations. He …

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Ahmed Musa scores twice as Nigeria beats Iceland to revive World Cup hopes

STORY HIGHLIGHTS Nigeria 2-0 Iceland Musa scores twice in second half Sigurdsson misses a late penalty Nigeria bounced back from their opening-game defeat and boosted their chances of qualifying for the knockout stages of the World Cup with a 2-0 win over Iceland in Volgograd. Two delightful goals from the impressive Ahmed Musa secured Nigeria a first victory of the …

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Where wireless communication was born

The cool, crisp breeze dancing in from the Atlantic Ocean lifted my hair back from my face, and the bright sunshine highlighted a massive iceberg floating a few miles out, a powerful and sparkling contrast against a gentle blue sky. I carefully framed the iceberg over my left shoulder and snapped the perfect selfie. A few taps of my phone …

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The Silicon Valley of the Middle Ages

The German city of Mainz lies on the banks of the River Rhine. It is most notable for its wine, its cathedral and for being the home of Johannes Gutenberg, who introduced the printing press to Europe. Although these things may seem unconnected at first, here they overlap, merging and influencing one another. The three elements converge on market days, …

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