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China no longer pushovers – Prof Botchwey

The Executive Chairman of the African Development Initiative, Prof. Kwesi Botchwey says America and the developed world need to get used to the fact that there has been a change in the balance of power. “The Americans and the other developed world are having a hard time just coming to …

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‘8 million Nigerian children’ miss out on education

The UN says about eight million children in 10 of Nigeria’s states do not go to school. The UN children’s fund said the average school enrollment rate in these areas was just 50%. The majority of those out of school are girls, and the states most affected are in northern …

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Egypt’s ousted president Morsi dies during trial

Egypt’s former President Mohammed Morsi, ousted by the military in 2013 after one year in office, has collapsed in a courtroom and died, officials say. A top figure in the now-banned Islamist movement Muslim Brotherhood, Morsi had just addressed the court from a cage at a hearing on charges of …

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Ghana, Jamaica waive entry visa requirements for citizens

Ghana and Jamaica have both waived entry visa requirements for citizens wanting to travel to and from these two countries, with effect from 1st July, 2019. This was disclosed at a press conference addressed by the President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, and the Prime Minister of Jamaica, …

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Ghana to export nurses to Barbados

Ghana is to send 375 qualified nurses to the Caribbean nation of Barbados to work in a number of their country’s government medical facilities to address the acute shortage of skilled caregivers. The arrangement was reached after a request was made to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo by the Prime …

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IFJ elects first African President at congress in Tunis

Delegates at the 2019 Congress of the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) have, for the first time in history, elected an African as President of the IFJ. Younes Mjahed from Morocco polled 200 votes as against 110 votes by his main challenger Martin O’Hanlon from Canada at the IFJ Congress …

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Kenyan MP arrested ‘for slapping female colleague’

Mr Kassim, MP for Wajir East in north-eastern Kenya, is accused of attacking Ms Gedi in the parliament building car park after confronting her about why she had not allocated money to his area. Male MPs then made fun of their female counterparts in parliament over the incident, MP Sabina …

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Alabama enacts new chemical castration law for paedophiles

Alabama has signed into law a bill that requires some convicted paedophiles to undergo chemical castration. Under the law, those found guilty of a sex offence against a minor under the age of 13 will have to start sex-drive-lowering medication a month before being released on parole. A court will …

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Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire to consider suspending cocoa beans sale

Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has underscored government’s commitment to improving the living standards of cocoa farmers by ensuring they receive greater benefits for their toil. Speaking at the first ever Stakeholder Engagement on Farmer Income in Accra on Tuesday 11th June, 2019, Vice President urged stakeholders in the cocoa value chain, …

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