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Okonjo-Iweala secures more support for the WTO top job

– Advertisement – Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has secured majority of votes from European Union member states to become the head of the World Trade Organization. She is now in a good position to become the first African to head the World Trade Organization, according to sources. Okonjo-Iweala who is the only African left in the race is competing with South Korea’s Yoo Myung-hee for the top role. With the two women the remaining candidates in the race for the WTO job, it is certain the organization will have its first…

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Cameroon: President Biya condemns school mass shooting

– Advertisement – Cameroon’s President Paul Biya has in a statement condemned the killing of seven children in a mass shooting at a school in the Anglophone region. Twelve children were also injured in the attack which took place on Saturday. The attack took place in a region where separatist insurgents have been battling government forces since 2017. The attack has been widely condemned and is likely to pile further pressure on the government to do more to end the conflict. President Biya said Saturday’s shooting was a “barbaric and…

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82 shortlisted for 2nd Ghana Cocoa Awards

– Advertisement – From a total of 155 entries received for the 2020 edition of the annual Ghana Cocoa Awards, 82 nominees have been shortlisted for the 2nd Networking and Awards Gala Night on 14th November 2020 at the Kempinski Hotel Gold Coast City, Accra Ghana. The eminent Advisory and Awarding Board, chaired by Professor Emmanuel Ohene Afoakwa, is presently assessing the finalist entries to deliver the ultimate winners for all categories. The winners will be announced exclusively at the Gala Night, which commences at 7PM prompt. The Ghana Cocoa Awards secretariat…

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Guinea: At least 30 killed in post-election violence

– Advertisement – At least 30 people have been reported dead in a post-election violence in Guinea after President Alpha Condé won this month’s disputed election. Tension has been heightening in the country since the election results were declared with the opposition rejecting them. Supporters of the opposition have been clashing with security forces for days now resulting in deaths. The electoral commission confirmed President Alpha Condé’s controversial third term in office last week. Preliminary results from the electoral commission showed that the 82-year-old secured 59.5% of the vote. –…

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Nigerians loot government Covid-19 warehouses

There have been reports authorities had hoarded the items in order to share with family and friends. But authorities in Abuja have denied those claims as citizens cart items away on foot or by motorbike. – Advertisement – Hundreds of residents were seen on Monday crossing the city loaded with boxes of food. In a statement Nigerian governors explained that all food aid had not been distributed because “we have chosen to keep strategic reserves in anticipation of a second wave of coronavirus.” A looter was quoted by AFP as…

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Zambian activists seek clarity on prison vote ahead of 2021 elections

– Advertisement – The month of October in Zambia, has been characterized by a host of electoral issues, pertaining to the 2021 General elections. The first ever prison vote is one that has been a source of serious concern, with some opposition parties and members of the Civil Society  having expressed frustration at the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ)’s lack of clarity regarding conducting  campaigns in prison, ahead of the said elections. The worry has been that the ruling party would have undue advantage because opposition parties may not be…

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Several injured in clashes between party supporters in Ghana

– Advertisement – Several people are injured in clashes between supporters of Ghana’s two major political parties in one of the suburbs of the capital Accra. It is unclear what triggered the clashes between the supporters of the ruling NPP and the opposition NDC at a constituency called Odododiodio. The area is one of the over four thousand flash points for electoral violence identified by Ghana’s Police service with a few weeks to the country’s Presidential and Parliamentary elections. Local media reports suggest that the opposition party supporters were embarking on a…

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EndSARS: Nigeria’s Buhari urges calm as probe into brutalities begin

– Advertisement – Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari is calling for calm as a probe begins into police abuses in the commercial hub of Lagos. The probe is being handled by the judicial panel and is a key demand of the End SARS protesters who want prosecution of police officers indicted of abuse. They are also demanding prosecution of victims of police brutalities or their relatives. Lagos state which is the first of Nigeria’s 36 states to set up a panel has asked people to submit complaints. In a tweet, President Buhari said the inquiry…

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Cameroon: Seventh child dies after shooting attack on school

– Advertisement – A 12-year-old girl died on Sunday from wounds sustained when gunmen stormed a school in the South West Region of Cameroon on Saturday and opened fire on the children, taking the death toll to seven with 12 injured. The attack on the school, in the region where separatist insurgents have been battling government forces since 2017, has drawn widespread condemnation and is likely to pile further pressure on the government to do more to end the conflict. No one has claimed responsibility for the attack in the…

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Guinea: Tension heightens after Alpha Condé secures third term

“We are still going to refer the matter to the constitutional court, without having too many expectations,” Mr Diallo told Agence France-Presse. – Advertisement – He added that “We are going to protest against this electoral hold-up through the street. We are in the process of building a case, which is very difficult since our office is occupied, we don’t have access to our documents, but we are nevertheless going to refer the matter to the constitutional court.” Meanwhile the ruling party has asked the opposition to desist from violence…

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