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Guinea: ECOWAS sanctions coup leaders and their families

– Advertisement – The West African regional bloc ECOWAS on Thursday imposed sanctions on soldiers who carried out the coup in Guinea. The coup makers and their families are to be subjected to travel ban and their assets frozen. In a communique issued after the regional leaders met in Ghana’s capital, Accra for an extra-ordinary summit, Ecowas upheld the “suspension of Guinea from all Ecowas governing bodies until restoration of constitutional order.” The leaders said the imposition of sanctions on the coup makers was “in accordance with extant ECOWAS protocols,…

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Zambia probes allies of former President Edgar Lungu

– Advertisement – Zambia’s former ruling Patriotic Front (PF), party’s Secretary General, Davies Mwila and Lusaka businessman, Valden Findlay, are among the first few allies of former President, Edgar Lungu, that have been summoned for questioning by some of the country’s investigative wings, following the new ruling United Party for National Development (UPND)’s landslide victory, in Zambia’s recently held general election. The Anti-Corruption commission and Drug Enforcement Commission, seem to be keeping a close eye on such PF members, lately, for what commentators suspect to be corruption or money laundering.…

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Nigeria: Over 100 prisoners captured after jail break

– – Over 100 prisoners who escaped from prison have been recaptured. They are part of some 240 prisoners who escaped from prison over the weekend. The prisoners escaped after gunmen attacked a correctional facility in Kogi state. A spokesman for the Nigerian Correctional Service said in a statement the correctional facility in Kogi’s Kabba district came under fire from unidentified gunmen, who raided the site and “immediately engaged the armed guards in a fierce gun battle.” At least one police officer was killed in the attack whilst another was…

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The ‘miracle baby’ living without a nose in Ghana

– – A baby –born without a nose who has lived for a year and eight months has shocked many in Ghana. Ramatu Musa’s condition called Congenital Arhinia is a rare condition and just one of some hundred cases recorded in the world. Doctors at the Mother and Baby Unit of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Ghana where the baby was born reportedly had little hope she would live on after her birth. Dr. Gyikua Plange Rhule, Consultant Pediatrician with the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital pointed out that Surgeons…

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Cristiano Ronaldo Set To Make Manchester United Debut on Saturday

– – Former Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo is en route to making his second Manchester United debut on Saturday in their Premier League match against Newcastle. This was confirmed by United’s manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. The Portuguese star trained with his new teammates for the first time this week as they will be hosting Steve Bruce’s team at the Old Trafford stadium on Saturday. Ronaldo’s return to Manchester has been a source of excitement for the fans, who are keen on seeing the player return to action in a…

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Christian Pulisic set to miss three Chelsea games

– – It has been confirmed by Thomas Tuchel that American soccer player Christian Pulisic will be missing Chelsea’s next three matches after succumbing to an ankle injury. The American winger succumbed to the injury in United States’ 4-1 victory against Honduras in World Cup qualifying. The 22-year-old winger already missed out on Chelsea’s last two Premier League games after contracting Covid-19, now, the player will be remaining on the sidelines for a longer period of time, while N’GoloKante has also been sidelined for their game on Saturday. Speaking at…

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Why Cristiano Ronaldo Chose Manchester United Over City

– – Juventus director Federico Cherubini took to the media to reveal the reason Cristiano Ronaldo left Italy to join Manchester United instead of their arch-rival City, with United acting like a “club with tradition” during transfer negotiations. As the deadline of the summer transfer window approached, it became evident that the former Real Madrid star wanted to part ways with Juventus and had no desire to stay at Turin for the final year of his contract with the club. Manchester City was seen to have been leading in the…

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Lionel Messi finds peace of mind with Argentina

– – Paris Saint-Germain superstar took to the media to admit that lifting the Copa America was the “most difficult” victory in his trophy-stricken career, and the Argentina attacker was able to find his “peace of mind” at the international level. After facing several heartaches at the 2014 World Cup and two Copa tournaments in 2015 and 2016, the Paris Saint-Germain superstar was afraid that he might never land a trophy with his country in his career. The six-time Ballon d’Or winner, however, was able to lead his team to…

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Guinea: Former PM warns against sanctioning coup leaders

– – As leaders of the West African regional bloc Ecowas prepare to decide whether to sanction Guinea over recent military takeover, a former prime minister of the country has said it will be a bad idea. Cellou Dalein Diallo who is also a leading opposition figure is asking ECOWAS not to impose economic sanctions on Guinea’s new military regime. He told AFP that the recent coup is “welcome development” and that “The junta does not deserve to be sanctioned because it put an end to a situation of lawlessness.”…

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Ghana: Move to stop consumption of cats and dogs sparks outrage

– – There is a raging controversy over a move to ban the trade in cats and dogs for human consumption. An International Animal Rights Activist, Natasha Choolun, has petitioned the Government of Ghana to ban the trade in cat and dog meat for human consumption. “Dogs and cats are not food, but loyal companion animals that should be treated with kindness and respect, not brutalised and eaten,” she said in a petition. The petition noted that the trade in dogs and cats is widespread across African countries, making them unattractive…

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