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Ghana jails five separatists following death of their leader

Ghana has sentenced five members of a banned separatist group Western Togoland Restoration Front (WTRF) to five years imprisonment. Each of them would serve the five years in prison with hard labour, a court judgment said. They were arrested in 2020 for attacking a police station and freeing inmates. The separatists also blocked roads in an attempt to prevent people… Read More
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Equatorial Guinea and Cameroon sign deal on cross-border cooperation

Presidents of Equatorial Guinea and Cameroon have signed a bilateral treaty that would see the two West African countries cooperate on cross-border oil and gas development and monetization. The agreement was signed during the heads of state summit of the Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa (CEMAC) countries held in Cameroon last week and is set to bring with it new… Read More
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Ghana footballer killed in Turkey earthquake buried

Ghanaian footballer Christian Atsu, who died in last month’s earthquake in Turkey has been buried in his hometown of Ada, in the Southern part of the country. A state funeral was held for him in the capital Accra, attended by the country’s president, Nana Akufo-Addo and other high profile personalities. Hundreds of people filed past to pay their last respects… Read More
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US Vice-President Harris to visit Ghana, Tanzania and Zambia

US Vice-President Kamala Harris will visit three African countries this month, in what will be her first trip to the continent since becoming vice president. Ms Harris will visit to Ghana, Tanzania and Zambia from 25 March to 2 April. Her visit will focus on efforts to “expand access to the digital economy, support climate adaptation and resilience, and strengthen… Read More
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Child Online Africa welcomes Fulbright Specialist Awardee

The Child Online Africa group based in Ghana has welcomed Frederick Lane, Esq. of New York for an exchange program. The organisation’s executive director, Awo Aidam Amenyah welcomed Mr. Lane to Accra. Frederick Lane is a Fulbright Specialist Program awardee who will complete a project at Child Online Africa aimed at establishing partnerships benefiting participants, institutions, and communities both in… Read More
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Burkina Faso signs new education commitments at UN conference

Burkina Faso is among four countries benefiting from the signing of new commitments to education projects, which took place at the United Nations fifth Least Developed Countries conference in Doha on Tuesday. Education Above All (EAA) and the Qatar Fund For Development (QFFD) hosted a roundtable discussion which included ministers from Bangladesh, Liberia, Senegal, Burkina Faso, Pakistan, Nigeria, Malawai and… Read More
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Oscar: Tems view-blocking outfit criticised

Nigerian singer Tems’s debut appearance at Oscars on Sunday has attracted criticisms on social media. Her outfit blocked the view of other attendees of the event. Tems, 27, whose real name is Temilade Openiyi, was nominated for Best Original Song for the Black Panther: Wakanda Forever track Lift Me Up. Her white gown that wrapped around her head was criticised… Read More
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Ghana: Savings and loans scheme economically empowers rural women

In her early thirties, Zainab Amadu for the past two years has been running a beads making business in Kenyase, Ghana’s Ahafo region. She also operates a mobile money transfer business, multiplying her source of livelihood. Initially though Zainab struggled to put herself to work due to lack of access to capital. The banks won’t give her loan since she… Read More
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Mali delays anticipated referendum towards democracy

Mali‘s interim government has postponed the country’s much anticipated constitutional referendum. This is a key step in the country’s path towards elections meant to restore democracy after a military takeover in 2020. “The transitional government informs national and international opinion that the date of the referendum scheduled for March 19, 2023 … will be slightly postponed,” it said in a… Read More
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Nigeria: Several passengers feared dead in train crash

Several passengers are feared dead as a train collided with a fully loaded high capacity bus. The vehicle belongs to Lagos State Government Staff in the PwD/Shogunle area of Ikeja, in Lagos State. Reports say the bus was headed inward Ikeja through PwD from Oshodi bus terminal when the collision occurred, as it tried to negotiate the route while passing… Read More