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Morocco recalls ambassador to Germany over territorial dispute

– Advertisement – Morocco has recalled its ambassador in Berlin over the disputed Western Sahara territory. The North African country is accusing Germany of being involved in hostile actions that would harm the interests of the country. In a statement, Morocco cited Germany’s “destructive attitude” and “antagonistic activism” regarding its actions that followed the US decision to recognise Moroccan sovereignty over Western Sahara. Last year, Germany called a UN Security Council meeting to discuss the issue after former US President Donald Trump said Washington recognised Moroccan control on the disputed territory. Morocco…

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Betting and porn websites are the most visited by Ghanaians

– – The number of people using the internet continues to grow every year in Ghana. The 2021 digital report of Datareportal revealed that there were 70 million internet users in Ghana as at January 2021. The number of internet users in the country has also increased by 943 thousand (+6.4%) between 2020 and 2021. For many the internet is where they live most parts of their lives, transacting business, linking up with family and friends and accessing information. In Ghana however there is an emerging trend of Ghanaians mostly…

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16 Soldiers killed militant attack in Niger

– – At least 16 soldiers have been killed in a militant attack in the western Tahoua Region in Niger. The area has recorded the death of more than 200 civilians who were killed in an unclaimed attack in March. Reports say the soldiers were ambushed by armed individuals near Agando area in the region. Six more soldiers were injured in the attack and one is still missing. The wounded soldiers were taken to the Tahoua regional hospital and the dead were buried in the presence of regional authorities and defence and…

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Nigeria: Five university students killed in less than a week

– – Two more university students have been found dead in the northern Nigerian state of Kaduna. This has increased the death toll from the recent killing of university students to five in less than a week. Three students had already been killed by kidnappers on Friday. Twenty students were kidnapped last Tuesday along with three non-academic staff from the privately owned Greenfield University in the Chikun area of the state. The Kaduna state government has condemned what it calls “evil perpetrated against innocent students abducted while pursuing their education for…

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Ghana shuts down 49 TV stations for operating without license

– – Ghana‘s national communication authority has shutdown 49 TV stations for operating without a license. Officials say the move is to sanitize the country’s broadcasting spectrum as well as prevent it from being crowded. The NCA said shutting down those operating illegally forms part of a continuous monitoring exercise conducted on various Satellite Free-to-Air Television platforms using the Broadcast Monitoring System (BMS) and the Radio Spectrum Monitoring System (RSMS). “The monitoring revealed that some channels were operating without valid Authorisations, contrary to Section 2(4) of the Electronic Communications Act…

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Mozambique: Looking to its past for lasting peace

– – The government of Mozambique has taken many approaches to end conflict and encourage economic development in the past fifty years. Colonial independence, nationalization, villagization, and Marxism were all tried, with accompanying political upheavals, civil war, and massacres. Peace and economic stability was finally reached in the 1990’s, under the newly elected democratic government. Former Mozambique President Joaquim Alberto Chissano credited the sustained peace and resulting economic development to the implementation of Invincible Defense Technology (IDT) under the Mozambique military and police. IDT is a brain based technology which…

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Man with snails, ‘prekese’ in luggage from Ghana detained at JFK Airport

– – A man was detained briefly last week after arriving at JFK Airport with luggage full of snails, dried beef, turkey berry, carrot, oxtail, medicinal leaves and prekese, a traditional African spice and medicinal plant product. Customs officials found the items in the man’s luggage when he arrived on a flight from Ghana. Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists were however concerned about the giant African snails found in the luggage. They considered the snails highly invasive, consuming at least 500 types of plants, wreaking havoc on tropical and…

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Egyptian lost city dating back over 3,400 years discovered

– – Egyptian Archaeologists have announced the discovery of a lost ancient city which was supposedly buried under sand for thousands of years. Experts say the discovery is one of the most important finds since unearthing Tutankhamun’s tomb. Famed Egyptologist Zahi Hawass who announced the discovery of what is called the “lost golden city”, said the site was uncovered near Luxor, home of the legendary Valley of the Kings. The archeology team said in a statement that “The Egyptian mission under Dr. Zahi Hawass found the city that was lost…

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Tanzania says lifting of media ban applies only to online TV

– – Tanzanian officials have issued out a clarification relating to the lifting of a media ban announced by the country’s new president. President Samia Suluhu Hassan on Tuesday ordered the lifting of ban on all media houses in the country. The President instructed the Ministry of Information, Culture, Arts and Sports to free media outlets that were banned and instead ensure they follow the rules set by the government. This was seen as a major statement that could define her presidency as a democratic leader who has nothing against freedom…

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Heavily pregnant Nigerian woman wins Taekwondo match

– – A heavily pregnant Nigerian Taekwondo athlete has received a lot of public attraction for winning a national gold medal at a sporting event. The eight months old pregnant woman, Aminat Idrees triumphed in the Mixed Poomsae category alongside her male partner Arowora Roqeeb. Idrees won the medal at the National Sports Festival held this year in Edo state, Nigeria. She and her partner Roqeeb were representing Lagos at the tournament. Here is a video of her in action shared on Twitter by the National Sports Festival. An inspiring…

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