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Mali’s military leaders now want a four-year transition period

– – Mali’s military rulers have revised their earlier request for a five year transition period to four years. In a letter to the chair of ECOWAS, Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo, the coup leaders have said they can work towards elections within four years. Mali’s military leaders carried out a coup in August 2020, deposing then president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita. A transition team led by the military has been ruling the country since then and was given a deadline of February 2022 to hold fresh elections. But the military junta…

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Norwegian Refugee Council suspension lifted in Ethiopia

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) has been informed by the Ethiopian authorities that the five-month long suspension on its humanitarian work has been lifted. The Authority for Civil Society Organizations (ACSO) ordered the suspension at the end of July citing the advocacy of NRC on humanitarian needs and access in the country, and a number of administrative issues relating to the organisation’s work. The board of ACSO prolonged the suspension at the end of October and asked further questions. NRC provided full and prompt answers and explanations to all allegations…

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The 6 Best Modern Day African Contemporary Writers

– – There are countless skilled and talented African writers. This list of 6 African contemporary writers includes some of the best authors in the world of literature. The work these writers publish is always inspiring and refreshing. These writers have shown that they have been able to overcome all of their hardships, and are now speaking out for others who are currently struggling. Chinua Achebe This list wouldn’t be complete without Chinua Achebe. He is one of the most respected writers of all time. Chinua was born in Nigeria,…

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Africa’s digital leaders empowered on online habits

– – Young people who participated in the 2021 edition of the Africa Digital Leaders Programme have been empowered on the best habits to exhibit while online. The Africa Digital Leaders Programme, initiated by the Child Online Africa is a hybrid fellowship programme targeting young leaders between the ages 8-16year old. It is aimed at building the skills and capacity of participants to interact with technology responsibly and be able to minimize risks and maximize opportunities that may come along with their engagements online. In a statement Child Online Africa…

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Child Online Africa founder receives philanthropy award

– – Ghanaian Child rights advocates, Awo Aidam Amenyah has been recognized for her works in advancing the protection of the rights of children. The founder of Child Online Africa, a pan-African non-profit organization has for over a decade now been fighting for the safety of children online. At Ghana’s national philanthropy awards event in the capital Accra, Amenyah and fifteen others were recognized for their works in various fields. A citation for the award winners read that it goes “goes to individuals, foundation or organizations with a proven record…

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Ghana suspends new name for film industry amid criticisms

– – Ghana’s Tourism, Arts and Culture Ministry has suspended a new name for the country’s film industry. The National Film Authority recently picked the ‘Black Star Films’ as a brand name for  the country’s film industry. The name was chosen after a process was initiated more than a year ago. But this has ruffled feathers within the creative arts industry with a group of actors and other stakeholders petitioning the Ministry to scrap the name. The group argues that  the ‘Black Star Films’ bears a striking similarity to the…

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Importance of Bodmas Rule

– – This mathematical rule specifies the correct order of operations to be used when answering a mathematical number sentence question with multiple operations. The first step in BODMAS Rule is to do anything in brackets, followed by orders (such as square root or indices). Division and multiplication are on the same level, which means they have equal priority and should be done from left to right, rather than all-division first, then all multiplication. Similarly, addition and subtraction are on the same level and should be performed from left to…

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KAIPTC and AU hold workshop to promote women peace agenda

– – The Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) and the African Union Commission have organized a training of trainers workshop to promote the Women Peace and Security(WPS) agenda in Africa. The workshop focused on the need to use the Continental Results Framework (CRF) to monitor and report on the WPS agenda. It brought together actors from some member states including Ghana, Namibia, the Gambia and the Central African Republic to promote the use of the CRF in reporting on the agenda of women peace and security. The Deputy…

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ATU Day: Child Online Africa calls for implementation of e-skills framework

– – Child Online Africa and its partners have announced their commitment to African Telecommunications Union and ICT day celebration by calling for a comprehensive implementation of e-skills framework with all stakeholders involved. In a statement they said “Africa needs to catch up with the rest of the world in the uptake of 4IR technologies such as AI, Big Data cannot be over emphases. Augmented Reality and Robotics that are globally revolutionizing all economic sectors and increasing efficiency, productivity, and value.” The African Telecommunications Union and ICT day celebration which…

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Child Online Africa’s launches safety guide for families

– – The Ghana based group, Child Online Africa has launched what it calls an Online Safety guide for the Family. This document is to offer a range of information from a number of different sources, including the information for children and parents since they are the gate keepers of children most often. At a news conference the executive director of the organization, Awo Aidam Amenyah said “most young people are often eager to be seen and get ‘likes’, sharing too much information about themselves. They respond to personal queries…

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