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Ghana to benefit from US infrastructure support

Ghana is among 50 African countries to benefit from infrastructure support under the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), a US foreign assistance agency and Africa50, an infrastructure investment platform.Mr Sean Cairncross, the Chief Executive Officer, MCC, speaking on a virtual platform on Tuesday said the Corporation and Africa50 had signed a …

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Use dialogue to address #EndSARS impasse – Akufo-Addo to Nigeria

The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has called on the Federal Government of Nigeria and protestors of the #EndSARS Movement to use dialogue in addressing the impasse. President Akufo-Addo made the call via a post on his social media handles. Akufo-Addo says he has spoken to President Buhari, and he …

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Pressure mounts on ECOWAS Chair, Akufo-Addo to speak on violence in Nigeria

Pressure is mounting on President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to speak out on the ongoing #EndSars and #EndPolicebrutality protests after force was reportedly used against the protestors.Several reports said protestors had been killed in the Lagos on Wednesday night, scaling up not just the disaffection against the Nigeria government but …

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Nigeria unrest: Protesters ‘shot dead’ in Lagos

A number of people taking part in a protest against police brutality have reportedly been shot dead or injured in Nigeria’s biggest city, Lagos. A witness told the BBC he had counted about 20 bodies and at least 50 injured after soldiers opened fire. Amnesty International said it had obtained …

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US files landmark lawsuit against Google

The US government has filed charges against Google, accusing the company of abusing its dominance to preserve a monopoly over internet searches and online advertising. The lawsuit marks the biggest challenge brought by US regulators against a major tech company in years. It follows more than a year of investigation …

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Customs duties in Africa to reduce next year

Customs duties on trading within Africa will be reduced from next year onwards when the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement comes into force on January 1, 2021. The Secretary General of the AfCFTA Secretariat, Mr Wamkele Mene, who announced this in Accra last Thursday, said unnecessary barriers to …

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Senate committee investigating alleged Hunter Biden drive, smoking-gun email

WASHINGTON — A Senate committee is investigating a bombshell cache of documents about Hunter Biden’s foreign dealings that was acquired by a Delaware computer repairman and exposed Wednesday by The Post. The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee confirmed it is working with the repairman, whose identity was confirmed …

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Coronavirus: New Europe restrictions imposed to fight second wave

The Czech Republic has shut schools and bars, Dutch cafes and restaurants are closing and France could impose curfews, as European governments fight to keep a second wave of Covid-19 infections under control. The partial lockdown in the Netherlands comes into force at 22:00 (20:00 GMT). Two hours earlier, French …

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