Africa West Africa World 

Sierra Leone parliament votes to abolish death penalty

– Advertisement – Lawmakers in Sierra Leone have voted to abolish the death penalty and now awaits an approval from the country’s president. Moving forward, offenders sentenced to death will rather have their punishment replaced with life imprisonment. This has been celebrated by human rights activists who have campaigned for the death penalty to be abolished. Should Sierra Leone’s President Julius Maada Bio approve the move by the parliament, the West African nation will become the 23rd African country to have abolished the death penalty. Just last year alone 39…

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Africa World 

2021 Digital Equality Award winners announced

– Advertisement – The Coalition for Digital Equality (CODE), a network connecting local and international stakeholders to address the digital gender divide and drive sustainable economic growth in Africa, has announced winners for the Digital Equality Awards. The Digital Equality Awards aim to recognise the achievements of individuals in Ghana and Uganda who are working to push the boundaries of digital inclusion and transformation in Africa. The awards look to acknowledge individuals who are enabling digital skills, innovation and knowledge to improve the lives of African women, youth, marginalised groups and…

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Africa Ghana West Africa World 

Ghana’s anti-LGBT+ bill seeks 10-year jail term for activists

– Advertisement – Ghana’s lawmakers are pushing for tougher laws to deal with LGBT+ persons and those who promote their activities with a new draft bill. The bill titled “The Promotion of Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values Bill 2021″ is being sponsored by some individual lawmakers who are anit-LGBT+ activists. Details of the bill have now emerged with those behind the draft law seeking a jail term of up to ten years for culprits depending on the crime. According to details of the bill, anyone of the same…

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Africa Football Nigeria Sports World 

Could Saka still opt for the Nigeria national team?

– Advertisement – Bukayo Saka was one of the most exciting players to watch in the recent UEFA Euro 2020 tournament. Though he didn’t start every game with the English national team, anytime the midfielder took to the field, he brought with him explosive, creative energy. Since graduating from Arsenal’s youth academy to its senior squad in 2018, Saka has become one of the most promising budding stars in the Premier League and association football as a whole. In early 2020, he made his way onto Arsenal’s starting lineup. Since…

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Africa Sports World 

Ghana’s captain Andre Ayew joins Qatar’s Al Sadd

– Advertisement – The captain of the Ghana football team, Andre Ayew, has completed his move to Al Sadd SC, the Qatari club has announced. The club confirmed on Friday that the 31-year-old has signed a two-year deal with an option for a third after completing his medical in Doha. Ayew has been without a club after his three-year contract with Welsh club Swansea City was not renewed at the end of last season. It came after the club narrowly missed out on promotion to the Premier League, losing to Brentford…

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Africa Madagascar World 

Madagascar says it foiled ‘plot to kill president’

– Advertisement – The government of Madagascar has said that it has foiled an attempt to assassinate President Andry Rajoelina. According to a statement from the attorney general the suspects were planning to “eliminate and neutralise” a number of people as well. Prosecutors say Malagasy citizens and other foreigners who were part of the plot have been arrested as part of investigations. President Andry Rajoelina in 2018 won a presidential run-off vote by almost 56%, defeating former president, Marc Ravalomanana. Ravalomanana was President from 2002 to 2009 before he was…

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Africa Ivory Coast West Africa World 

Ivorian political rivals Ouattara and Gbagbo to meet

– Advertisement – The President of Ivory Coast Alassane Ouattara is to hold a face to face meeting with his rival and predecessor Laurent Gbagbo on July 27, 2021. A presidential spokesperson who made the announcement on Wednesday said this will be the first for the two since Gbagbo’s return to Abidjan last month. Laurent Gbagbo had spent a decade in exile, facing years of legal procedures at the International Criminal Court for a brief civil war that took place in 2010. The ex-president and his right-hand man Charles Ble…

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Africa Mali West Africa World 

How Mali’s military leader escaped unharmed in knife attack

– Advertisement – Helped by his military instinct, the interim Mali President Assimi Goita escaped an attempt on his life this week in the capital Bamako. On Tuesday during Muslim prayers at a mosque, the special forces colonel who was sworn in as interim president was approached by some assailants trying to stab him in the neck. Security agents however overpowered the assailants shielding Goita who led two separate coups from any harm. Mali’s Prime Minister Choguel Maiga, who was sitting near Goita at the time of the attack, explained…

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Africa East Africa World 

Tanzania’s opposition party leader Freeman Mbowe arrested

– Advertisement – Tanzania‘s main opposition party Chadema has said its leader, Freeman Mbowe and other members have been arrested. The arrest on Wednesday, according to the party took place ahead of a planned conference to demand constitutional reform. On Twitter the political party said Mbowe and 10 Chadema members were arrested in the northwestern port city of Mwanza. “We condemn the repression of the rights of Tanzanians with the strongest force. These are signs that the dictatorship that existed during the rule of President John Magufuli continues,” the party…

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Africa Sports World Zambia 

Zambia’s Copper Queens beaten 10-3 in Olympic debut

– Advertisement – Zambia’s women football team, the Copper Queens on Wednesday lost 10-3 in their Olympic debut, to European champions the Netherlands. Zambia however did put up a fight at the Miyagi Stadium with their captain Barbra Banda scoring an impressive hat-trick. The Zambian team is ranked 104th in the world and are the only female team from Africa in the competition. There have been reactions on social media over the outcome of the match. zambia just scored three against the world cup runner ups. but you’ll never see…

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