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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 […]

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President Akufo-Addo Advocates For Severe Sanctions Regime For Illegal, Unregulated Fishing Vessels

The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has strongly advocated for enhanced international co-operation for effective monitoring, and a severe sanctions regime to address the problem of illegal and unregulated fishing. With West Africa having one of the world’s most productive fishing grounds, which attract commercial vessels that supply the markets of Europe […]

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Faure Gnassingbe is new ECOWAS chair

Togo President, Faure Gnassingbe has been announced as the new chair of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). He takes over from Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to serve as the sub-regional body’s head for the next 12 months. His election was announced on Sunday, June 4, 2017 at the 51st Ordinary Session of […]

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Trump praises China’s Xi over handling of North Korea

Donald Trump has praised China’s President Xi Jinping for his handling of North Korea, calling him “a very good man” who loves his country. The US president told Reuters he would like to solve the crisis diplomatically but that it was “difficult” and a “major, major conflict” was possible. He also said it had been […]

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US to deport 7000 Ghanaians – Ambassador

The Trump  administration in America is set to deport seven thousand Ghanaians who have abused the terms of their Visas. The Ghanaians are currently at different stages of the deportation process, the US ambassador to Ghana, Robert Jackson has revealed. “In fact about 7000 of them are currently at different stages of the deportation process. […]

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Brazil corruption: Eight cabinet ministers named in Petrobras probe

Brazil has been rocked by dramatic new corruption allegations after a judge ordered investigations into eight cabinet ministers and scores of MPs. The list includes President Michel Temer’s chief of staff, Rio de Janeiro’s mayor during the Olympics and at least four former presidents. They were named by employees of construction firm Odebrecht, which has […]

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WADA records 14% rise in doping sanctions

  More than 1,900 athletes were sanctioned for doping in 2015, new World Anti-Doping Agency figures show. The 1,929 punishments for failed drug tests were an increase of 14% on the previous year, when 1,693 doping offences were carried out. Wada says increased focus on investigations, intelligence gathering and whistleblowing are behind the rise. “Recent […]