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‘Yaa Asantewaa’ appears in Togo and arrests soldier

It was reminiscent of the exploits and bravery of Ashanti warrior in 1900, Yaa Asantewaa, a native of Ejisu, Kumasi, last Saturday in Ghana’s neighbouring country, Togo, when a 37-year-old woman single-handedly arrested a soldier in a demonstration at Sokode in the central part of the country. This happened when some Togolese soldiers opened fire at […]

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Rats invade Buhari’s office

Nigeria’s president will spend three months working from home after his office was damaged by rats. Muhammadu Buhari has just returned from three months in the UK, amid widespread concerns over his health. But government spokesman Garba Shehu said the office required renovation after damage was done to the furniture and air conditioning in his absence. […]

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Zimbabwe to build $1bn Robert Gabriel Mugabe university

Zimbabwe is to build a $1bn (£770m) university dedicated to the man accused of leading his country to the brink of economic collapse, Robert Mugabe. Jonathan Moyo, minister of tertiary education, told reporters it was a fitting tribute to the 93-year-old president’s “commitment to education and his exemplary leadership”. It is unclear where the money […]

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Eleven dead in Nigeria church gun attack

At least 11 people have been killed in a gun attack on a church in southern Nigeria, police say. Up to 18 other worshippers were wounded in the early morning incident at the church in Ozubulu near the city of Onitsha. There were conflicting reports over whether the attack was carried out by a lone […]

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John Mahama heads Commonwealth Observer Mission in Kenya

Former President John Mahama is in Kenya as part of Commonwealth Observer Mission to monitor the East African country’s August 8 elections. The former President heads the 15-member Observer Mission which includes journalists and former diplomats from Commonwealth member countries. At a press briefing in Nairobi Thursday, Mr Mahama explained, “our presence here affirms the […]

2016 Hajj backlog to be cleared this year – Hajj Board Read more

2016 Hajj backlog to be cleared this year – Hajj Board

Prospective pilgrims who paid their monies but could not embark on the pilgrimage to Mecca last year due to flight challenges will be allowed to travel this year. Chairman of the Hajj Board, Sheikh I. C. Quaye, who gave the assurance, said mechanisms have been put in place to clear the backlog of would-be pilgrims. […]

South African Stephen McGown freed by al-Qaeda in Mali Read more

South African Stephen McGown freed by al-Qaeda in Mali

A South African held hostage by al-Qaeda in Mali since 2011 has been released. Stephen McGown was kidnapped from a hotel in Timbuktu along with two other foreign nationals. In December 2015 a video of Mr McGown and another hostage – Swede Johan Gustafsson, freed in June – was posted on YouTube to show they were alive. […]

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Nana Breaks Silence on Ken Agyapong’s outbursts

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo says attacks against his government by the Assin Central Member of Parliament (MP), Kennedy Agyapong, do not bother him. According to him, having been in the same political party with the maverick politician, he was aware of his nature, and therefore, has become used to his outbursts. “Regarding Kennedy Agyapong’s […]

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“Value Addition Key To Africa’s Development” – President Akufo-Addo

The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has reiterated that unless the economies of African countries industrialise, with the goal of adding significant value to its primary products, they cannot create the necessary numbers of good-paying jobs that will enhance the living standards of their peoples. According to the President, “raw material producing […]