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Angolans celebrate 44th independence anniversary in Ghana

The Embassy of the Republic of Angola Tuesday organised a colourful event to climax the celebration of the country’s 44th independence anniversary in Accra. The event brought together citizens of the country living in Ghana as well as other ambassadors, high commissioners, government’s officials, diplomats and representatives of foreign missions …

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People living with Sickle Cell need empathy, not sympathy – Obasanjo

Former Nigerian President, Olusegun Obasanjo has stressed the need for more collaborative efforts to foster better education and awareness about sickle cell disease just as he stated that people living with sickle cell need empathy not sympathy. Speaking in Lagos at the grand patron of the First African Congress on …

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Elephant named after Osama bin Laden kills five people in India

 An elephant named after the late Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden that killed five Indian villagers has been caught after a massive operation to hunt down the creature, officials said on Monday (Nov 11). Wildlife officers tracked the pachyderm – dubbed “Laden” by the locals it menaced in northeastern Assam …

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Jimmy Carter in hospital for brain procedure

Former US President Jimmy Carter, 95, has been admitted to hospital in Atlanta for a procedure to relieve brain pressure. The pressure comes from bleeding caused by recent falls, the Carter Center said in a statement. The procedure is scheduled to take place at the Emory University Hospital on Tuesday morning …

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Ghana withdraws recognition of Kosovo as independent state

Ghana has withdrawn its recognition of Kosovo as an independent state. A statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration on Monday said the withdrawal came after it observed that the recognization which was inspired by the quest for peace and harmony was however “premature.” Ghana in 2012, …

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Dangote’s daughter appointed Executive Director of conglomerate

The second daughter of Africa’s richest man, Halima Aliko Dangote has been appointed as the Group Executive Director, Commercial Operations of the business conglomerate, Dangote Industries Limited (DIL). According to a release by the company, Halima Aliko Dangote is returning to the Group after serving on secondment in several capacities …

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The Iranian opposition fighters who mustn’t think about sex

For six years, Albania has been home to one of Iran’s main opposition groups, the Mujahideen-e-Khalq, or MEK. But hundreds of members have walked out – some complaining about the organisation’s rigid rules enforcing celibacy, and control over contact with family. Now, dozens languish in the Albanian capital, Tirana, unable …

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Nikki Haley says she was told to undermine Trump

Nikki Haley, former US ambassador to the UN, has said two top White House aides encouraged her to undermine President Donald Trump. In a new book, Ms Haley says then-Chief of Staff John Kelly and then-Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told her to resist some of Mr Trump’s demands. They …

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Video: Fight breaks out in church over $1,000 tithe

New Era Detroit stages a protest that turned into a brawl, caught on camera. This is the same church that recently hosted Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump. But this protest is about more than politics. New Era Detroit is calling it church accountability – taking congregations to task for not …

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