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Nigeria makes its biggest ever cocaine seizure worth over $278m

– – The Nigerian drug enforcement agency has made its biggest seizure of cocaine in the country’s history. Four Nigerian men aged 69, 65, and two 53-year-olds were arrested in different parts of Lagos, officials said. A foreign national was also arrested during the operation, the agency said. In a statement the agency said “At least, four drug barons including… Read More
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West Africa Democracy Solidarity Network launched in Accra

– – A new civil society advocacy coalition focused on promoting democratic values in the West African sub-region has been launched in Ghana’s capital, Accra. Called the West Africa Democracy Solidarity Network (“WADEMOS”), it is meant to “mobilize, coordinate, and leverage the collective power of pro-democracy actors, resources, and opportunities in West Africa,” a statement from the network secretariat said.… Read More
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Serena Williams ‘last dance on the floor’

– – Serena Williams on Friday night brought an end to her tennis career with a dramatic three-set, 7-5. 6-7, 6-1 loss to Australian Tomljanovic at the US open tennis championships. The tennis queen had announced that the tournament would be her last as she moves on to other things in her life. At the end of the match, Williams… Read More
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Over 25,000 children gone missing in Africa

– – Some 25,000 children are estimated to be missing in Africa, according to the International Committee of the Red Cross. The organisation made the announcement as a poignant reminder on the International Day of the Disappeared. The figure represents 40% of the total number of missing people on the continent. The ICRC has expressed concern that the disappearance of… Read More
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Ghana: Journalist on trial over facebook publication

– – A Ghanaian journalist is on trial for allegedly publishing a false story on social media. The deputy station coordinator of local community radio station, Radio Ada, Noah Narh Dameh, has been charged with publishing false news and is facing prosecution at a local Magistrate Court. Noah Narh Dameh had made a post on his Facebook wall about the… Read More
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5 Ways To Earn Through Social Media In Africa

– – If you are lagging behind in the social media earning spree, it is important that you start decoding the world of influencers and social media marketing. Introduction Making money through social media is getting more common throughout the world. Africa, with her blooming talents and high potential, can make plenty from these digital platforms. Social media can help… Read More
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How to Find the Perfect Sports Betting Website

– – Thanks to the accessibility and convenience the internet provides, sports betting continues to grow in popularity among casual and seasoned bettors. However, many find the prospect of engaging in the activity more than a little daunting because of the overwhelming number of websites to choose from. While having so many options can be beneficial, it also poses a… Read More
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Nigeria’s quest to protect millions of kids against deadly diarrhoeal disease

– – In partnership with Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance (Gavi), WHO, UNICEF and other partners, the Federal Government of Nigeria – through the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) on Monday introduced the rotavirus vaccine into the country’s routine immunisation programme. Today’s launch is a critical first step in a push to reach children across the country with the… Read More
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Ethiopian Airlines pilots miss runway after falling asleep

Two Ethiopian Airlines pilots missed an airport runway after falling asleep at 37,000ft in the air. The pilots could not land the plane at the first time of asking. The crew were finally woken up by the autopilot alarm before finally and safely landing the plane. Air traffic reportedly tried to contact them after they overshot the point of descent… Read More
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University of Ghana launches project to advance women in STEM

– – A project titled, “Transforming Institutions to Advance women leaders in Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM): Lessons from Ghana and Kenya” (SISTARS) has been launched by the Vice-Chancellor (VC) of the University of Ghana, Prof. Nana Aba Appiah Amfo. The function was chaired by Prof. Boateng Onwona-Agyeman, Provost, College of Basic and Applied Science. The project is led… Read More