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Liberia Polls: Unofficial results

Montserrado County D#17: Hanson Kiazolu – UP replacing – William Varney Dakel of the CDC  D#16: Dickson Wlayee Siebo – CDC replacing Hon. Edward Forh  D#15: Hon. Adolf Akwe Lawrence – CDC retained  D#14: Hon. A Vamuyan Conneh – CDC retained  D#13: Hon. Saah Ebola Hero Joseph – CDC retained D#12: Mr. George Beyan Samah […]

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Crack The Whip And Save The Country’s Future

Stories we are hearing lately on child pregnancies in certain parts of the country are disappointing.  According to statistics conducted by the Ghana Health Service, about 750,000 teenagers between ages 15 to 19 became pregnant last year. Out of this number, close to 14,000 teenagers in the Central Region alone were reported pregnant.  Greater-Accra Region […]

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Bill Gates switches to Android phone

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has revealed he uses an Android-powered smartphone, rather than a Windows one. “Recently, I actually did switch to an Android phone,” he said, speaking on Fox News on Sunday. Microsoft’s own Windows-powered phones have failed to make a significant impact on the smartphone market, which is dominated by devices running Google’s […]

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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 […]

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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. […]