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Commonwealth to observe Ghanaian elections

– Advertisement – The Commonwealth is deploying a team to observe the general election in Ghana scheduled for 7 December. Commonwealth Secretary-General, Patricia Scotland, constituted the group following an invitation from the Electoral Commission of Ghana. Members of the group include politicians, diplomats and experts in law, human rights, gender and election administration from across the Commonwealth. An assessment has been conducted in compliance with international COVID-19 safety guidelines ahead of the group’s deployment. Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland said: “The Commonwealth has a long and proud history of  standing in solidarity with citizens…

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UN human rights office worried by killings in Indonesian provinces of Papua and West Papua

“We are disturbed by escalating violence over the past weeks and months in the Indonesian provinces of Papua and West Papua and the increased risk of renewed tension and violence”, Ravina Shamdasani, spokesperson for the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), said in a statement. She said OHCHR was concerned by reports that reinforced military and security forces and nationalist militias had been involved in the violence in the region, where there had been repeated reports of extra-judicial killings, excessive use of force, arrest and continuous harassment…

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Somalia recalls ambassador to Kenya, expels Kenyan envoy

– Advertisement – The Somalia government has recalled its ambassador to Kenya, Mohamud Ahmed Nur Tarzan over alleged political interference. Somalia has also asked the Kenyan ambassador to Somalia, Lucas Tumbo, to leave the country “for consultations”. In a statement, Somalia accused Kenya of pressuring Jubbaland federal state to reject an electoral agreement reached for elections scheduled for next month. “The government took this decision while preserving its national sovereignty after it appeared that Kenya was deliberately interfering in the affairs of Somalia, particularly Jubbaland,” Mohamed Ali Nur, permanent secretary of…

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110 people killed in rice farm massacre in Nigeria

– Advertisement – The death toll from the rice farm massacre in north-eastern Nigeria has risen to 110. Earlier military reports suggested that 43 slaughtered bodies of the workers on the rice farm have been recovered. But the United Nations said at least 110 people were killed in the attack suspected to have been carried out by Boko Haram. “We shall ensure more recruitment of Civilian JTF and more Hunters so that our people will take the fight to all the nooks and crannies of this area”, said Borno State Governor,…

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Essential things to do before playing Bingo

– Advertisement – If you are new to bingo or you have taken an extended period away from the game, you may be surprised to find how much the game has evolved. While bingo halls aren’t a thing of the past, since the introduction of online bingo onto our mobile devices the games popularity has only increased year by year. On the face of it, bingo seems like an uncomplicated game, there is no way to get the odds in your favour as it is a game of complete chance.…

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Reasons why online slots have become a cool hobby in 2020

– Advertisement – Hobbies are many and varied and some take up more time than others. During the recent lockdown, the public got to indulge in their hobbies far more than usual. Gardening was the number one hobby as people got out into the summer sunshine and got some fresh air and much needed exercise. Others caught up with some DIY whilst others preferred a more relaxing experience that included box set marathons.  Gambling Advertising  You may have been aware of the increase in advertising of major gambling brands during…

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Former Senegal midfielder Papa Bouba Diop dies aged 42

– Advertisement – Former Senegal, Fulham and Portsmouth midfielder Papa Bouba Diop has died aged 42. Diop made 129 appearances in the Premier League and also had spells in England with West Ham United and Birmingham City. He played for Senegal at the 2002 World Cup, scoring the winner in the tournament’s opening game as his country beat France 1-0. “Once a World Cup hero, always a World Cup hero,” Fifa posted on social media. A post on Fulham’s Twitter account said the club was “devastated” and, using Diop’s nickname, added:…

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FROM THE FIELD: Answering the call for help in Thailand

According to UN data, one in three women worldwide experience physical or sexual violence mostly at the hands of an intimate partner. In 2019, 243 million women and girls, aged between 19 and 49, were affected by sexual and/or physical violence by an intimate partner.  in a rally on ending gender-based violence. The problem only worsened with the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, with sharp rises in domestic violence globally. Countries that managed some degree of success against COVID-19, were not left untouched by the accompanying scourge of domestic violence. …

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Ethiopia ends military operation in Tigray after capture of capital

– Advertisement – Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has said that federal forces have ended military operations in the Tigray region after the capture of the capital, Mekele. He said “Our focus now will be on rebuilding the region and providing humanitarian assistance while Federal Police apprehend the TPLF clique.” Federal forces have been battling rebels in Mekele for weeks leading to a deepening conflict in the Tigray region. The conflict has forced thousands to flee the region for safety, sparking a humanitarian crisis. Abiy Ahmed’s claims on Saturday of…

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Al Ahly beat Zamalek to win African Champions League title

– Advertisement – A sensational late Mohamed Magdy goal gave Al Ahly victory over Cairo rivals Zamalek in the first ever one-legged African Champions League final. Magdy’s 88th-minute winner settled an entertaining match in which his side had gone ahead early through Amr El Soleya, only for Shikabala to cancel that out before half-time with a world-class effort of his own. Ahly should already have been leading after Elshahat somehow hit the post when faced with a completely empty net early in the second half. The win gave them a…

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