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African countries urged to develop child online protection policies

– Advertisement – Speakers at the just ended first ever Africa Week of Action for Child Online Protection (AWA4COP) symposium have urged African countries to take seriously the issue of protecting children online. The symposium was part of the inaugural campaign aimed at urging African countries to consider Child Online Protection Guidelines to develop inclusive, multi-stakeholder national strategies for online child protection. The campaign was held under theme, Make Child Online Protection Visible. One of the lead speakers for the event held on June 11, Burkina Faso’s minister for digital economy…

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Africa Week of Action for Child Online Protection speakers

– – Organizers of the first ever Africa Week of Action for Child Online Protection (AWA4COP) scheduled for June 11 have confirmed speakers for the event. The African Telecommunication Union (ATU) and Child Online Africa (COA) are hosting the event which is the first of its kind. Ten speakers have been confirmed for the event which will be broadcast via Zoom. Among the speakers are Burkina Faso’s minister for digital economy and postal development, Hadja Fatima Ouattara, John Omo, ATU Secretary General and Andrew Rugege who is the regional director for…

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Ghana’s President wants Hudson-Odoi to play for Black Stars

Ghana’s President, Nana Akufo-Addo has said he wants Chelsea footballer, Callum Hudson-Odoi to play for the Black Stars. Hudson-Odoi is a Ghanaian-born and has already played for England but still has the possibility of switching nationality to play for Ghana. On Monday, 7th June 2021, the Chelsea player who is on holidays in Ghana paid a courtesy call on President Akufo-Addo in the capital, Accra. Sourced from Africa Feeds

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DRC: Thousands evacuate amid fears of another volcano eruption

– – Thousands of people have been evacuated in the Democratic Republic of Congo over fears of another eruption of the Nyiragongo volcano. The governor of North Kivu province ordered the evacuation of ten districts of the city, saying an eruption could take place with very little warning. At least 31 people are now known to have died when Nyiragongo erupted last weekend. Houses were destroyed and Rwandan authorities have said about 3,000 people had officially crossed from Goma. Cracks measuring hundreds of metres long have appeared in the city…

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Nigeria: Four police officers killed in an attack by gunmen

– – Gunmen have killed at least four police officers after an attack on police stations in Nigeria’s south-east in Enugu State. In neighboring Ebonyi state, another police officer died after a hand grenade strapped on his belt accidentally detonated. So far around 20 police officers have been killed in the latest wave of violence sweeping across the south-eastern region with attacks being reported in three states on Tuesday. Reports say the gunmen have been attacking security forces and government facilities. According to police authorities an armed gang burnt down…

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Gambia: Commission uncovered ex-President’s alleged crimes

– – Testimony before a Gambian truth commission linking former president Yahya Jammeh to numerous grave crimes during his 22 years in office should be followed by criminal accountability, Human Rights Watch said today with the release of a video, “Truth and Justice in Gambia.” On May 27, 2021, the Gambia Truth, Reconciliation, and Reparations Commission (TRRC) is scheduled to conclude over two years of publicly televised sessions. Victims and former government officials who testified at the hearings, which began in January 2019, tied Jammeh to the killing and torture of political opponents, the murder of about 59…

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Ethiopia: Over 100 former peacekeepers seek refuge in Sudan

– – More than 100 former peacekeepers from Ethiopia have sought international protection to apply for asylum in Sudan. The Ethiopian peacekeepers originally from the conflict hit Tigray region have refused to return to Ethiopia out of fear of persecution. They had been part of the recently closed UN mission in Darfur. The UN says instead of returning home when their mission ended in the Darfur region, around 120 Ethiopian peacekeepers applied for asylum in Sudan. This development is likely to be linked to the ethnic tensions that have deepened in Ethiopia…

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Morocco recalls ambassador to Germany over territorial dispute

– – Morocco has recalled its ambassador in Berlin over the disputed Western Sahara territory. The North African country is accusing Germany of being involved in hostile actions that would harm the interests of the country. In a statement, Morocco cited Germany’s “destructive attitude” and “antagonistic activism” regarding its actions that followed the US decision to recognise Moroccan sovereignty over Western Sahara. Last year, Germany called a UN Security Council meeting to discuss the issue after former US President Donald Trump said Washington recognised Moroccan control on the disputed territory. Morocco has…

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Betting and porn websites are the most visited by Ghanaians

– – The number of people using the internet continues to grow every year in Ghana. The 2021 digital report of Datareportal revealed that there were 70 million internet users in Ghana as at January 2021. The number of internet users in the country has also increased by 943 thousand (+6.4%) between 2020 and 2021. For many the internet is where they live most parts of their lives, transacting business, linking up with family and friends and accessing information. In Ghana however there is an emerging trend of Ghanaians mostly…

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16 Soldiers killed militant attack in Niger

– – At least 16 soldiers have been killed in a militant attack in the western Tahoua Region in Niger. The area has recorded the death of more than 200 civilians who were killed in an unclaimed attack in March. Reports say the soldiers were ambushed by armed individuals near Agando area in the region. Six more soldiers were injured in the attack and one is still missing. The wounded soldiers were taken to the Tahoua regional hospital and the dead were buried in the presence of regional authorities and defence and…

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