Coronavirus: What can we learn from the Spanish flu?

One hundred years ago, a world recovering from a global war that had killed some 20 million people suddenly had to contend with something even more deadly: a flu outbreak. The pandemic, which became known as Spanish flu, is thought to have begun in cramped and crowded army training camps on the Western Front. The […]

Tax law too complicated – expert advocates reforms

A Partner at the PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) is blaming the complicated nature of Ghana’s tax system for noncompliance with the law in the informal sector. Abeiku Gyan-Quansah said there are currently six tax bands which those in the informal sector have to comply with if they are to employ somebody. “Why do you want to have […]

Airbus scandal: Ghana didn’t lose any money in aircraft purchase – NDC fights back

The National Democratic Congress says Ghana did not lose any money whatsoever in the purchase of some aircraft from Airbus between 2012-2015. The party said it has pored over the approved judgements on the explosive Airbus bribery scandal in some five countries but could not find the name of any Ghana government official cited in […]

Trump acquitted by Senate in impeachment trial

President Donald Trump has been cleared in his impeachment trial, ending a congressional bid to remove him from office that bitterly divided the US. The Senate, run by the president’s fellow Republicans, voted to acquit him 52-48 on charges of abuse of power and 53-47 on obstruction of Congress. Democrats charged Mr Trump in December […]

Ashaiman MP tests RTI law as he requests procurement information from EC

The Member of Parliament (MP) for Ashaiman is requesting the Electoral Commission to release information on the procurement of IT services from two consultants. Ernest Henry Norgbey in a letter written by his lawyer, Martin Kpebu, wants the Commission to confirm if it procured the services of both “Dr Ofori Adjei, an IT Consultant and […]

State to press fresh charges against UT bank boss in High court after dropping Circuit court case

State prosecutors say they will file a new case against collapsed UT Bank boss, Prince Kofi Amoabeng, at the High court over the role he played in the bank’s collapse. This comes less than 24 hours after the state discontinued a similar case against Mr Amoabeng in the Circuit court. The UT Bank founder and […]

Trump snubs Nancy Pelosi’s handshake, she rips up his speech in Congress

President Donald Trump has hailed the “great American comeback” in a speech to Congress that exposed sharp divisions at the top of US politics. At his annual State of the Union address, Mr Trump set out his case for another four years in office. He was speaking on the eve of his expected acquittal on […]

Mahama asked Nyantakyi to fire me in 2014 – Kwesi Appiah

Ex-coach of the Blackstars, Kwesi Appiah says his dismissal in 2014 was orchestrated by ex-president John Mahama. “Kwesi Nyantakyi called me to his office that day and informed me that he had been asked by the President of the nation to relieve me of my duties,” the coach revealed in his book ‘Leaders Don’t Have […]