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UNESCO names Ghana’s Accra as World Book Capital for 2023

– Advertisement – The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has named Ghana’s capital, Accra as its World Book Capital for 2023. The West African nation will host the World Book Capital after Mexico’s Guadalajara in 2022. In a statement UNESCO said “the city of Accra was selected for its strong focus on young people and their potential to contribute to the culture and wealth of Ghana.” It said picking Accra was because of its proposed programme that “seeks to use the power of books to engage these…

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Europe 

France focuses on responsibility and solidarity in the face of global challenges

“We have a collective responsibility in maintaining international peace and security.  We have a shared responsibility in tackling today’s major challenges and we have a responsibility to individually each uphold the values that unite us,” he said in a pre-recorded message. “For France, this is what this historic period of turbulence that we’re experiencing calls for. We must all rise to the challenge.” Summit for Security Council ‘P5’ Despite recent attacks, the foundations of the multilateral system have stood sound, he said, though warning against rising risks such as “more…

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Pacific 

Yemen: Endless suffering of children continues due to war, aid crisis 

Published on Monday, the report detailed how these youngsters were victims of the indiscriminate use of mortar and artillery shelling, ground fighting, anti-personnel landmines and other explosive remnants of war.    In total, more than 3,500 children suffered one or more grave violations; chief among these was the denial of humanitarian access, killing and maiming, and the recruitment and use of children.  ‘Scarred for life’  Issuing the findings, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, Virginia Gamba, said that “the atrocities and immense suffering” would likely leave a generation…

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Pacific 

DPRK says it will ‘respond willingly’ if US abandons ‘hostile policy’ 

“But it is our judgment that there is no prospect, at the present stage, for the US to really withdraw its hostile policy towards the DPRK,” he added.  The Ambassador was speaking on the sixth, and final day of the high-level week of the General Assembly. After being held virtually last year due the coronavirus pandemic, this year’s gathering featured “hybrid” activities that included leaders in person along with virtual participants.     United States involvement   For Mr. Song, it is “the desire of the international community to see peaceful resolution of the issue of the Korean peninsula in the interests of the Korean nation.”  Three decades since the…

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Ghana: Cop arrested for releasing suspect after sex in cells

– Advertisement – A police officer in Ghana has been arrested for allegedly freeing a suspect for sexual favour. A confidential report says the policeman released Theresa Forson, who is awaiting sentencing, after having sex with her  in the female cells. The policeman stationed at Nkanfoa Police Station in the Central Region of the country allegedly released the female suspect on Saturday September 25, 2021. A service report on the incident said the policeman, Lance Corporal Isaac Apomah, freed Theresa Forson, who is awaiting sentencing for an undisclosed offence, around…

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Liberian President criticized over birthday billboards

– Advertisement – Some Liberians have taken to social media to criticize the erection of giant billboards to celebrate the birthday of President George Weah. The billboards with large portraits of President Weah have been lined up on the streets of the capital Monrovia, ahead of his 55th birthday on October 1. The Monrovia City Council has erected the billboards in central Monrovia and other parts of the city. Each billboard is carrying the same message about his birthday. “All leaders should be you, because you’re an epitome of excellence.…

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Africa Business World 

The world has the resources to end hunger

– – “The world has the resources to end hunger,” African Development Bank President Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina said in a message on the first day of the United Nations Food Systems Summit. Convened by UN Secretary General António Guterres, the event is billed by its organisers as “a historic opportunity to empower all people to leverage the power of food systems to drive our recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and get us back on track to achieve all 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.” The summit brings together thousands…

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Africa Boxing Sports World 

Oleksandr Usyk beats Anthony Joshua

– – Oleksandr Usyk is the new unified heavyweight world champion after dethroning Anthony Joshua with an incredible performance in London. The Ukrainian put on a masterclass in front of 65,000 fans inside Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, outclassing Joshua over 12 rounds, and hurting the defending champion on numerous occasions. The scorecards – 117-112, 116-112, 115-113 – were all for Usyk and there was a mere shrug of the shoulders from Joshua as the second defeat of his professional career was confirmed. Having seen a fight with fellow Briton Tyson Fury…

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Africa East Africa World 

Kenyan activists welcome court ruling for payment of housewives

– – Kenyan gender activists have hailed a court verdict that being a housewife must be considered as a full- time job. The High Court has offered an in-depth explanation on factors to consider while presiding over matrimonial property disputes and declared that housewives should be paid. Justice Teresiah Matheka, while presiding over a similar case, stated that it is unfair for courts to rule that housewives did not contribute anything to the financial progress of the family. The Judge noted that being a housewife is a full-time job that should…

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Ghana: Woman arrested for allegedly faking pregnancy and kidnapping

– – Police in Ghana have arrested a 29 year-old woman for allegedly faking her kidnapping and pregnancy. The family of Josephine Panyin Mensah Simons earlier reported to the police that she had been kidnapped with her nine month old pregnancy whilst doing a dawn walk. She was subsequently found in another community, traumatized and unable to speak without having the said pregnancy. Her family and neighbours have staged protest after the Regional Minister and Police revealed after medical examination that Mrs. Simons has never been pregnant. In a statement, the…

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