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Ivorian guitarist releases song to support Ghana’s Village of Hope

– Advertisement – Ivorian guitarist, jazz artist and songwriter, Constant Boty has launched ‘Time To Care Project’, a musical initiative that would support children in an orphanage in the central part of Ghana. At a ceremony in Accra on November 26, Boty released the song aimed at raising funds to purchase equipment for the orphanage’s health facility, the Hope Christian Hospital. With support from London-based Russian/Polish jazz vocalist, Tamara Raven, and the children of Village of Hope, the Ivorian musician produced Time to Care, with its lyrics, written by a…

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Kenyan man ‘comes back to life’ in mortuary

– Advertisement – Kenyans were left shocked after a man reported to be critically ill and declared dead regained consciousness at the morgue. The man called Peter Kigen, 32 had collapsed in his house and was rushed to hospital. He was pronounced dead and morgue attendants were preparing to embalm him when he regained consciousness. Mortuary attendants were getting ready to embalm Peter Kigen’s body when they noticed some movements.https://t.co/XJEd0rZmm0 — The Standard Digital (@StandardKenya) November 26, 2020 Peter Kigen was presumed dead on Tuesday by staff at Kapkatet hospital,…

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Uganda: Bobi Wine arrested on campaign trail

– Advertisement – Ugandan presidential candidate, Robert Kyagulanyi, popularly known as Bobi Wine, has been arrested by police while on the campaign trail. The opposition lawmaker was arrested in Luuka distrct, east of the country, at the venue of a rally, according local media. His twitter account handled by his aides also confirmed the arrest saying “Police under the command of Mwesigwa Frank of counter terrorism police has violently broken into Hon Kyagulanyi’s car and arrested him at Luuka District headquarter grounds.” Police under the command of Mwesigwa Frank of…

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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 protests: At least 49 people killed across Nigeria

– Advertisement – At least 49 people have been reported dead on Tuesday when ongoing protests against police brutalities in Nigeria turned bloody. The #EndSARS protests across Nigeria worsened on Tuesday with 43 protesters and six policemen losing their lives, local media reported. Protesters have been calling for the disbandment of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Nigeria Police. The decision to replace that unit with another one called the Special Weapons and Tactics (Swat) to carry out the duties handled by the Sars hasn’t been received well. Peaceful demonstrations…

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[Video]: Nigerian soldiers shoot at unarmed #EndSARS protesters

– Advertisement – Nigerian soldiers on Tuesday reportedly opened fire on unarmed #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki toll gate, Lagos State. Local media reported that there have been deaths and several protesters sustaining injuries during the shootout. The state Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, had declared a 24-hour curfew following alleged violence that greeted the #EndSARS protest in the state. Some of the protesters however claimed that the timing was short and refused to vacate the protest ground. Some protesters told journalists that they were sitting on the floor when soldiers began…

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Nigerians hold vigil for victims of Police brutality

– Advertisement – Thousands of Nigerians on Sunday gathered across the country to hold a vigil to remember those who were killed by members of the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS). The notorious police unit has been accused of brutality and human rights crimes, sparking protests. Members of the SARS unit were accused of committing extrajudicial killings and torture. Protests over recent killings carried out allegedly by some of the members of SARS have received support globally. The decision by the government to disband the unit did not even appease citizens but…

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Stranded Nigerian traders in Ghana cry out for repatriation

– Advertisement – Hundreds of Nigerian traders in Ghana have staged a protest demanding their repatriation over what they say is the inhumane treatment from the Ghanaian government. They are crying foul over the refusal of the Ghanaian authorities to reopen their shops months after they were locked up for alleged violation of Ghana’s investment laws. In September, the speaker of the Nigerian Parliament led a delegation to Ghana following an outcry over the closure of Nigerian owned shops in Ghana’s retail market. A Ghanaian delegation was also in Abuja for an…

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Ghana: Video of pastor shaving congregants in movie sparks outrage

– Advertisement – A video of a man believed to be a pastor shaving the pubic hair of women who are supposed to be congregants has sparked outrage among some Ghanaians. The video shows the man of God asking his female congregants to take off their underwear for him to shave their pubic hair. He makes reference to the book of Leviticus which instructs Christians to shave their pubic hair for a bath. The supposed man of God publicly shaves the pubic hair of his female congregants and promises to have…

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Ghana: Secessionist group blocks entries to disputed region, attacks cops

– Advertisement – A secessionist group in Ghana called “Homeland Study Group Foundation” on Friday blocked major entries into the Volta region. Members of the group according to local media mounted roadblocks on some roads preventing motorists from entering their communities. Motorists travelling to areas like Tefle, Tsopoli and Juapong were left stranded amid the chaos. Members of the group were said to be wielding guns and sticks and chanting war songs during the blockade. – Advertisement – They are also reported to have attacked two police posts in the…

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