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Ghana: Court dismisses petition challenging re-election of Akufo-Addo

– Advertisement – Ghana’s Supreme Court has dismissed a petition filed by Ghana’s former President, John Mahama challenging the re-election of incumbent President Nana Akufo-Addo. Mr. Mahama was challenging the credibility of the results declared by the Electoral commission alleging that they were flawed. But after over 42 days of trial, the court said there was no evidence to proof the issues raised by the petitioner. The judgment brings an end to the legal challenge to the presidential election results of 2020. The legal team of the incumbent President has…

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Africa World 

Over 20 migrants die after they were thrown into sea off Djibouti

– Advertisement – The United Nation has said more than 20 African migrants died after their smugglers threw them overboard off the coast of Djibouti. According to the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), at least 80 people were thrown off to reduce the load on the vessel. The boat was reportedly carrying about 200 migrants, including women and children at the time of the incident. IOM officials say the migrants were headed to Yemen in order to reach Saudi Arabia to seek for jobs. The head of IOM, António Vitorino…

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Africa World 

Opinion: Embracing the Challenge – A Case for Africa’s Bright Future

– Advertisement – 2020 was tough not only for Africa and its people but the rest of the world and in no small measure. The Covid-19 pandemic and ensuing aftermath of the virus, including the new strains that found their way into the continent in January this year has made 2021 begin in the manner of which nobody hoped. The year is already facing its own challenges which are natural progressions from the year before. As a trained medical doctor, a specialist in infectious diseases, and having vast experience in…

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Plane crash kills 10 people in South Sudan

– Advertisement – At least ten people have died in a plane crash in South Sudan. The incident occurred in the eastern Jonglei State, at Pieri airstrip shortly after takeoff while heading to the capital, Juba. A team of investigators is being sent to the site to conduct preliminary investigations. The plane belonged to a local aviation company, the South Supreme Airlines. The firm has not yet issued a statement on the crash. Jonglei State Governor Denay Jock Chagor said he received the news with “shock and horror” and sent condolences…

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Plane crash kills 10 people in South Sudan

– Advertisement – At least ten people have died in a plane crash in South Sudan. The incident occurred in the eastern Jonglei State, at Pieri airstrip shortly after takeoff while heading to the capital, Juba. A team of investigators is being sent to the site to conduct preliminary investigations. The plane belonged to a local aviation company, the South Supreme Airlines. The firm has not yet issued a statement on the crash. Jonglei State Governor Denay Jock Chagor said he received the news with “shock and horror” and sent condolences…

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Over 7,000 Nigerian refugees flee to Niger

– Advertisement – Some 7,600 Nigerian refugees have reportedly fled to Niger since January this year. The United Nations which made the revelation said the violence in north-western Nigeria has caused its citizens to flee into neighbouring Niger, where violence is also on the rise. The UN refugee agency UNHCR attributed the development to the fear of armed groups and communal clashes in Nigeria. “Most of the refugees are women and children, displaced following recent attacks in Nigeria’s Sokoto state,” spokesperson Boris Cheshirkov said. The UNHCR said people fleeing are in urgent need of…

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Over 7,000 Nigerian refugees flee to Niger

– Advertisement – Some 7,600 Nigerian refugees have reportedly fled to Niger since January this year. The United Nations which made the revelation said the violence in north-western Nigeria has caused its citizens to flee into neighbouring Niger, where violence is also on the rise. The UN refugee agency UNHCR attributed the development to the fear of armed groups and communal clashes in Nigeria. “Most of the refugees are women and children, displaced following recent attacks in Nigeria’s Sokoto state,” spokesperson Boris Cheshirkov said. The UNHCR said people fleeing are in urgent need of…

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All 279 abducted Nigerian schoolgirls released

– Advertisement – The 279 schoolgirls kidnapped from a boarding school in the north-western Nigerian state of Zamfara have been released. They were taken to the governor’s office in the state capital Gusau for debriefing, according to officials. Initially there were reports of over 300 girls being abducted but that figure was said to be inaccurate. The bandits abducted of the schoolgirls at Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe last week. The governor of Nigeria’s Zamfara state, Bello Matawalle has twitter that he has met the girls. – Advertisement – He…

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The Ghanaian-born who led Pfizer team to develop Covid-19 vaccine

– Advertisement – Ghanaian-born Paul Mensah is a chemical engineer and the vice president of the bioprocess research and development group at Pfizer in St. Louis, in the USA. He led the team based in St. Louis and Andover, Massachusetts to develop the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to fight the Coronavirus. Mensah was responsible for developing and manufacturing the vaccine’s DNA starting material and the messenger RNA drug substance that ultimately becomes the vaccine. His role is significant especially in restoring trust and easing the concerns about the vaccine to people in…

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Morocco cuts all ties with German embassy

– Advertisement – Morocco has suspended all ties with the German embassy in the country over its stance on Western Sahara. The suspension of relations was announced by Morocco’s foreign affairs ministry who cited “deep disagreements concerning crucial issues.” In December, 2020 Germany criticized then-US President Donald Trump for recognizing Morocco’s sovereignty over Western Sahara. A senior diplomat said Morocco’s decision to suspend ties with Germany was also a response to not receiving an invitation to an international meeting about Libya last year. When Berlin hosted a conference in January…

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