Several areas in Ghana experience earth tremors

Parts of the Greater Accra and Central Region have experienced earth tremors. The phenomenon which took place at about 1040 (GMT) on Wednesday, June 24, 2020, occurred three times in the space of 10 minutes. Various residents of Osu, Ablekuma Manhean, Kaneshie, Achimota, Adenta, Circle, Kokomlemle, Accra New Town, Legon, Dansoman, Kasoa, Haatso, Kwashiman, Teshie,… Read More Several areas in Ghana experience earth tremors

Three dead, hundreds evacuated following flooding in Ukraine

Torrential rains in Ukraine have killed three people, forced hundreds from their homes and cut off villages in western regions, authorities said on Wednesday. While many were trying to guard their property, about 800 people had been evacuated since the rains began on Monday, said Interior Minister Arsen Avakov who was visiting the disaster zone… Read More Three dead, hundreds evacuated following flooding in Ukraine

War crimes prosecutor files indictment against Kosovo President Hashim Thaci

The Office of the Special Prosecutor in the Hague said on Wednesday it had filed an indictment against Kosovo President Hashim Thaci and “others” for war crimes and crimes against humanity, including nearly 100 murders. The indictment is “the result of a lengthy investigation and reflects the SPO’s (Special Prosecutor’s Office) determination that it can… Read More War crimes prosecutor files indictment against Kosovo President Hashim Thaci

U.S. appeals court orders dismissal of criminal case against former national security adviser Michael Flynn

A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday directed a federal judge to drop a criminal case against President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn for lying to the FBI, handing a victory to the Justice Department in another twist to the politically charged case. In a 2-1 decision, a panel of the U.S. Court… Read More U.S. appeals court orders dismissal of criminal case against former national security adviser Michael Flynn

Zambian anti-graft agency arrests health minister Chitalu Chilufya on corruption charges

Zambia’s Health Minister Chitalu Chilufya has been arrested on suspicion of corruption, an anti-graft body said on Wednesday. Chilufya, 47, was charged with four counts of possession of property reasonably suspected of being the proceeds of crime, Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) spokesman Jonathan Siame said in a statement. The statement did not specify the property. “The… Read More Zambian anti-graft agency arrests health minister Chitalu Chilufya on corruption charges

Gold prices surge to highest in almost eight years

Gold prices surged to their highest in nearly eight years on Wednesday, while global shares cooled as signs of an acceleration in coronavirus cases kept investors on edge. Fuelling concerns about the prospects for an economic recovery was data showing several U.S. states seeing record infections and the death toll in Latin America passing 100,000,… Read More Gold prices surge to highest in almost eight years