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October 2, 2018 9:00 PM Melania Trump begins Africa tour to promote health

US First Lady Melania Trump visited a hospital in Ghana’s capital, Accra, at the start of her solo trip that will see her visit four African countries. She was welcomed by traditional dancers and drummers at the airport but the public reaction has been low key. The tour, which also takes in Kenya, Malawi and Egypt, will focus on promoting health and education 27

October 2, 2018 12:02 PM US First Lady Melania Trump touches down in Africa

Melania Trump on Tuesday arrived in Ghana on the first leg of her maiden, solo tour of Africa that has been billed as a chance to carve her own diplomatic path. The US first lady stepped off an overnight flight from Andrews Airforce Base near Washington and onto a red carpet at Accra's Kotoka International Airport. She was met by her Ghanaian counterpart 31

November 2, 2017 4:09 AM SA no longer on Atlas Merchant Capital’s investment radar

Contrary to local analysts, CEO Bob Diamond says the local banking sector is established and valuations are high Atlas Merchant Capital, which earlier sought to bid for Barclays Africa, is not seeking more investment opportunities in SA. Founding partner Bob Diamond says the local banking sector is established and valuations are high. Atlas Merchant 282

October 31, 2017 10:34 AM Black Princesses host Kenya in World Cup qualifier on Sunday| News

The Black Princesses will host their Kenyan counterparts in the 2018 FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup match at the Cape Coast Stadium this weekend. The game will be played at 3pm (local time) on Sunday, November 5 at the Cape Coast stadium. A delegation made up of 18 players and the technical team are expected to arrive in Cape Coast for the match. Ghana made it to this stage 69

October 31, 2017 6:08 AM CAF Champions League hits critical mass [Football Planet]

On this episode of the Football Planet: The first leg of the 2017 CAF Champions League final was played on Saturday and it was visiting Moroccans Wydad Casablanca who frustrated wasteful home side Al Ahly to a 1-1 draw at the Borg El Arab Stadium in Egypt. England are the World U17 Champions after they finished off a dominant display and coming from behind 52

October 24, 2017 5:26 PM Leonardo to Provide Air Traffic Control Systems to Somalia, Sudan

Leonardo has signed two contracts to provide Air Traffic Control (ATC systems) for Somalia and Sudan, the company announced today at the African Air Show 2017 in Accra, Ghana. The first contract was signed in Montreal with the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) on behalf of the Federal Government of Somalia. Leonardo, with the support of its local 48

October 24, 2017 10:01 AM Seedstars open applications for Botswana leg of world competition

Seedstars announced on Tuesday 24 October 2017 that applications for the Botswana leg of the Seedstars World competition in now open. The startups who will make up the participants of the competition will battle it out for the chance to earn up to US$1 million in equity investment at next year’s global final. This competition in Botswana will form part of the preliminary 46

October 23, 2017 4:50 PM Four Points by Sheraton debuts in Tanzania with first Arusha hotel

Marriott International has opened the Four Points by Sheraton Arusha, The Arusha Hotel, marking the debut of the brand into Tanzania. Founded in 1894, The Arusha Hotel, which has been rebranded after renovation, will operate under Four Points. The 106-guestroom hotel will be developed in Arusha's central business district near the Clock Tower, the Kilimanjaro 53

October 22, 2017 4:40 PM Ghana smoulder Kenya in volleyball championship

Kenya’s men volleyball team’s hopes of a fine start in their African Nations Championship campaign took a huge dent after they fell in their opening Pool B match to Ghana losing by three straight sets 16-25, 24-26,16-25 at the Cairo Stadium Indoor Halls Complex, on Sunday afternoon. The loss is a disappointment to Kenya. Favourites on paper, they were expected 150

October 22, 2017 6:39 AM Opinion: Is IEBC taking Kenya to the ballot or bullets on October 26?

There is a great dilemma on whether there will be an election or not, pitting the ordinary Kenyans against each other based on which side they think might favour their political interest. The crucial result is pointing to that of extreme fear. So whether the current stalemate will end yet again in an acrimonious blame game or not, remains a cause for concern 17