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Equatorial Guinea: Nguema to extend 43-year rule as voters go to the polls

– – Equatorial Guinea‘s President Teodoro Obiang Nguema is seeking to extend his time in office as voters go to the polls on Sunday. Obiang Nguema is the world’s longest-serving president staying in power for 43 years. Over 400,000 people out of the 1.5 million population registered to vote in this year’s general election. Voters will also be electing 100… Read More
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Ghana withdraws travel advisory against Nigerian trips

– – Ghana has made a u-turn about an advisory note it issued to its nationals against travelling to Nigeria. The country’s Ministry for Foreign Affairs earlier cautioned Ghanaians against making non-essential travels to Abuja. In a statement, the Foreign Ministry said this was due to high level of terrorism and armed conflict among others. It also attributed the situation… Read More
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Ghana’s president sacks minister over alleged impropriety

Charles Adu Boahen Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo on Monday sacked one of his ministers serving at the finance ministry. Charles Adu Boahen, the minister of state for finance, was sacked after allegations of impropriety contained in an investigative documentary work carried out by Ghanaian investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas. Adu Boahen was seen in a video posted online by the… Read More
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Ghanaian YouTuber denied call to the Bar over her LGBTQ+ stance

A popular Ghanaian YouTuber, Elorm Ababio, also known as Ama Governor has been denied a call the Ghana Bar over her stance on LGBTQ+. The rights activist successful completed the professional law program that saw her pass her exams and the required interview session but will not join her colleagues on Friday when they are formally declared lawyers. Ama Governor… Read More
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Sadio Mane ‘is OUT of the World Cup’ after sustaining leg injury

Sadio Mane has reportedly been ruled out of Senegal’s World Cup campaign after limping off during Bayern Munich’s clash against Werder Bremen with a tendon injury. The former Liverpool forward was taken off just 20 minutes into Bayern’s 6-1 win over Bremen on Tuesday night – leading to huge fears about his fitness for Qatar less than two weeks before the tournament begins. According… Read More
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Nigeria: Sisters freed after family pays ransom

File Photo Five teenage sisters abducted by gunmen in June in the northern Nigerian state of Zamfara have been freed. There was outrage over the extraordinary kidnap and long stay in captivity especially after the kidnappers released a video of them last month. The sister were visibly frightened and bewildered when they were shown with the captives carrying guns and … Read More
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Ghana: Protesters demand president resigns amid economic hardships

– – Ghanaian protesters on Saturday demanded that their president Nana Akufo-Addo resigns amid a worsening economic crisis. Thousands of them marched through Ghana’s capital Accra expressing displeasure at the state of governance and economic hardships. It’s hurts that I didn’t start recording this guy early! The things he said eh! You can’t sit in your homes and talk and… Read More
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Nigeria’s first deep seaport built by China

– – Nigeria’s first deep sea port in the city of Lagos has been handed over to the government after its completion. Built by the China Harbor Engineering Company Ltd (CHEC), the huge project is expected to boost the country’s maritime sector. The Lekki Deep Sea Port is the largest seaport in Nigeria, and one of the biggest in West… Read More
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Nigeria: Police question eight over death of Davido’s 3-year old son

News of the tragic drowning though has been trending on social media around the world with fans expressing their condolences to the couple. My thoughts and prayers are with Davido and Chioma and the Adeleke family at this time. I pray for God to strengthen and comfort them. -AA — Atiku Abubakar (@atiku) November 1, 2022 I send my sincere… Read More
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Senegal’s president under pressure not to seek third term

– – Senegalese president Macky Sall is coming under intense pressure not to seek a third term in office. Mr. Sall was elected in 2012 and re-elected in 2019 for a second term but he hasn’t yet made it public and emphatic whether he will seek another term or exit the presidency. The Constitution stipulates that a president cannot serve… Read More