The United States of America is impacting its influence in West Africa to halts its Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with European Union, in retaliation to the failed talks between the European Union (EU) and the United States of America (USA) on the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).

 
 
Source; myjoyonline. com - Former President of Ghana, John Agyekum Kufuor, has challenged leaders on the African continent to harness potentials that exist in the region to end abject poverty and insecurity that have plagued most households.

 
 
Surce: Mirror UK - Britain's most wanted cocaine fugitive was living like an African king hiding out in Ghana having married into one of the country's most affluent families.

David McDermott, of Ormskirk, West Lancashire, was being hunted by the National Crime Agency and was finally arrested in an international sting operation at his home in the affluent Burma Hills area of the country's capital Accra this week.

Now the Mirror Online can exclusively reveal the 42-year-old had married and had a child with the daughter of the Governor of the country's Central bank.

 
 
Source: citifmonline. com - A man believed to be a former member of the Burkina Faso presidential guard during the recent coup d’etat has been arrested in Ghana.

The Police confirmed that the man, whose name has been withheld for now, is on the wanted list of Burkina Faso’s security forces.

 
 
Source: myjoyonline. com - His Excellency John Dramani Mahama, President of Ghana, has congratulated Roch Marc Kabore for being declared winner of the presidential elections in Burkina Faso.

 
 
Source: Class FM Ghana - The Foreign Ministry has confirmed that no Ghanaian was involved in the recent terrorist attack in a hotel in Mali.

Gunmen, last Friday, held about 170 persons hostage for several hours and killed about 20 in the Radisson Blu Hotel in Mali’s capital city, Bamako.

 
 
Source: MFWA - A group of angry youth attacked the home of the regional correspondent of an Ivorian independent daily Soir info in Dabou, a town in southern Cote d’Ivoire.

The attack, which happened on October 30, 2015, followed what the assailants described as unfair reporting. They accused the journalist of filing reports that portrayed their community as a town still in turmoil.

 
 
Source: GNA - A United Nations trade expert, Mr Frederick Alipui, has urged the African Union (AU) Commission to expedite action on the call made by Dr Ekwow Spio-Garbrah, Minister of Trade and Industry for an African trade information sharing portal to boost intra-African trade.

 
 
Source: Mail & Guardian Africa - The founder of the Confucius Peace Prize, a would-be Chinese rival to the Nobel, on Thursday defended this year’s award to Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, who has often been accused of rights abuses.

 
 
"The biometric card is one of the major indicators that would enhance the free movement of persons from one ECOWAS country to the other for economic activities."
Source: GNA - Mrs Sena Siaw-Boateng, National Director of ECOWAS at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, says member countries are to introduce common biometric identity cards to ensure free movement of persons across the sub-region.