Western Africa

Nigerian Judge elected president of international criminal court

BY SAMUEL MUNGADZE JOHANNESBURG- A NIGERIAN judge, Chile Eboe-Osuji, has been elected as President of the International Criminal Court for a three-year term with immediate effect, the Court said on Sunday. The judges of the International Criminal Court (ICC), sitting in a plenary session, also elected Judge Robert Fremr (Czech Republic) was elected First Vice-President […]

Business Western Africa

Analysts give thumbs up to MTN’s West Africa IPOs

BY SAMUEL MUNGADZE JOHANNESBURG- Analysts have welcomed plans by MTN to offer initial public offerings (IPOs) in Ghana and Nigeria, saying it will assist in shoring up the company’s balance sheet. Africa’s biggest mobile-phone company by subscribers is  preparing to raise as much as $447 million through listing 35% of the subsidiary on the Ghana […]

Western Africa

Equatorial Guinea cartoonist Ramón Nsé Esono Ebalé is free

BY OWN CORRESPONDENT LONDON- After serving more than five months in a Malabo jail on false charges of money laundering and counterfeiting, Equatorial Guinea cartoonist and blogger Ramón Nsé Esono Ebalé were freed from prison on March 7th. “We are pleased that Ramón Nsé Esono Ebalé is free, but the fact that he was acquitted after the […]

Business Western Africa

Petronas hits oil and gas jackpot in Gabon

JOHANNESBURG- Malaysian oil giant, Petronas, on Monday hit a jackpot in Gabon after discovering oil and gas. Petronas said the discovery marked a significant milestone for its plans as it expanded upstream growth in West Africa, and demonstrated frontier exploration and deep-water operational capabilities. In a statement, executive vice president and upstream chief executive officer, […]

Business Western Africa

Ghana hosts international trade fair as it target investors

ACCRA – By Correspondent Ghana will this week host International Trade fair as part of efforts to attract investment and showcase its potential to the rest of the world. The Ghana Trade Fair Company in collaboration with the Trade and Industry Ministry will host the Fair. The event was scheduled for February 28 through March […]