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Akufo-Addo reacts to position on ballot paper.

Akufo-Addo reacts to position on ballot paper.

October 21, 20200 Comments
Ahead of the 2020 polls, President Akufo-Addo has asked Ghanaians to retain him in office to serve as President for the next four years. This comes after he got the first slot on the ballot sheet following the Electoral Commission’s Tuesday ballot for the 12 qualified Presidential aspirants. The President
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NPP picks No. 1, NDC 2 on ballot paper.

NPP picks No. 1, NDC 2 on ballot paper.

October 21, 20200 Comments
The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has taken the top position [Esoroho] on the ballot for this year’s crucial presidential and parliamentary elections. Its main contender, the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) will appear on the number two slot on the ballot paper in the December 7 elections, according to the
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#EndSARS protest: ECOWAS reacts to police brutality in Nigeria.

#EndSARS protest: ECOWAS reacts to police brutality in Nigeria.

October 21, 20200 Comments
The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has reacted to the violence visited on citizens demonstrating against police brutality in Nigeria. The Commission expressed its condolences to the families and friends of those who have lost their lives during the protests and wished the injured a speedy recovery. A
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#EndSARS: I Have Spoken With Buhari: He Is Committed To This End – Prez Akufo On Happenings In Nigeria.

#EndSARS: I Have Spoken With Buhari: He Is Committed To This End – Prez Akufo On Happenings In Nigeria.

October 21, 20200 Comments
#EndSARS: I Have Spoken To Buhari: He Is Committed To This End – Prez Akufo On Happenings In Nigeria. He said “I join all well-meaning persons in calling for calm, and the use of dialogue in resolving the #EndSARS impasse in Nigeria. I have spoken with President Buhari, who is
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PLAYBACK: Akufo-Addo’s 18th Address To The Nation On Measures To Fight Coronavirus.

PLAYBACK: Akufo-Addo’s 18th Address To The Nation On Measures To Fight Coronavirus.

October 19, 20200 Comments
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is addressing the nation on the measures his government is taking to combat the spread of the novel COVID-19 among Ghanaians. Today’s address is the President’s 18th update since Ghana recorded its first two cases of COVID-19 in March, 2020. Today’s address comes at a
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Measure to Punish Rapists with Castration Raises Concern in Nigeria.

Measure to Punish Rapists with Castration Raises Concern in Nigeria.

October 14, 20200 Comments
KADUNA STATE  – Nigerian lawmakers in the northwestern state of Kaduna have approved a measure to castrate men convicted of raping children under the age of 14. The controversial law comes in the wake of public outrage over the rising number of rape cases in recent months. But while supporters
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Nigeria Protests Continue Over Police Brutality, Despite Disbanding of Controversial Unit.

Nigeria Protests Continue Over Police Brutality, Despite Disbanding of Controversial Unit.

October 14, 20200 Comments
ABUJA – The Nigerian government has disbanded a controversial police unit known for beating and torturing ordinary citizens.  But protests against the SARS unit that began two weeks ago continued across Nigeria Tuesday, with demonstrators demanding justice for victims and an end to police impunity.   Kalu Kingsley was hanging
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Kenya To Distribute Masks To Needy Students.

Kenya To Distribute Masks To Needy Students.

October 8, 20200 Comments
Kenya’s education ministry has said masks will be distributed to needy students. The Education Minister George Magoha said the government would begin sending funds to public schools starting on Thursday. Face coverings reduce the spread of coronavirus droplets from coughs, sneezes and speaking. They should mainly be worn to protect
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Rawlings calls for a united Guinea, asks political actors to show leadership

Rawlings calls for a united Guinea, asks political actors to show leadership

September 15, 20200 Comments
Former President Jerry John Rawlings has urged the current leadership of the Republic of Guinea to exercise good leadership in discharging its responsibility. He said this is to ensure that the sanctity of the upcoming elections in the country is not compromised. He made the call during a meeting on
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US asks for ‘humane treatment’ for Hotel Rwanda hero

US asks for ‘humane treatment’ for Hotel Rwanda hero

September 4, 20200 Comments
The US assistant secretary for African affairs, Tibor Nagy, has held talks with Rwandan ambassador to the US over the arrest of Paul Rusesabagina, who was portrayed in a Hollywood film about the Rwandan genocide. Rwandan officials said Mr Rusesabagina, 66, was arrested under an international warrant for leading “terrorist
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