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Ghana: Boat disaster kills eight pupils

Eight pupils have died in Ghana’s Bono Region when a boat in which they were travelling capsized. The incident occurred on the Volta Lake whilst the pupils were travelling to school. Reports say the deceased were among 20 school children in the boat who were travelling from Atikagome to Wayokope, where their school is located. 12 pupils managed to swim… Read More
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France recalls ambassador to Burkina Faso ahead of pulling out troops

Burkina Faso, is still battling an Islamist insurgency but said it wants to do it by itself. France has about 400 special forces based in Burkina Faso to help local forces battle the Islamist insurgency. For some time now there have been agitations over France’s military presence in Burkina Faso. Critics complain the presence of the troops has not improved security… Read More
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Nigeria’s Tems gets historic Oscar nomination

Nigerian singer, Tems has become the first Nigerian to be nominated for an Oscar award. She is being nominated for her role in creating Rihanna’s song Lift Me Up from the Wakanda Forever soundtrack. The singer-songwriter has already been shortlisted for a Golden Globe and Grammy in recent months. The Oscar nomination is the latest accolade for her. She is… Read More
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Why Nigeria’s comedy industry is making global impact

Nigerian entertainment promoter, Akinlolu Jikiemi, popularly known as Jekins, has said that the country’s comedy industry was making a global impact in spite of the challenges facing it. “The quality of material is very encouraging. There’s been a lot of growth, Nigerian comedians are putting in a lot of work and getting recognition,” he said in a media interview. According… Read More
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Gambians bid farewell to vice president Alieu Joof

A memorial service was held for Gambia’s Vice-President Alieu Badara Joof at the country’s parliament on Monday. Badara Alieu Joof, 66, died last week during a travel to India to receive treatment from an undisclosed illness. Joof became President Barrow’s deputy following the December 2021 presidential victory for a second term. President Barrow was among thousands of mourners who attended… Read More
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Macron seeks clarity after Burkina Faso ordered French troops to leave

French President Emmanuel Macron hopes to get more clarifications from Burkina Faso after it ordered its troops to leave the country. The military government on Saturday demanded the departure of the French troops but there has been very little details on the demand. According to local media, the military government has now suspended a 2018 military accord that allowed the… Read More
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Gabon’s foreign minister dies of heart attack

Gabon’s Foreign Minister Michael Moussa Adamo has died of a heart attack. President Ali Bongo made the announcement in a statement on Friday. “He was a very great diplomat, a true statesman. For me, he was first of all a friend, loyal and faithful, whom I could always count on,” said Bongo on Twitter. Notre ministre des Affaires étrangères, Michael… Read More
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Senegal: Opposition leader Sonko to face rape trial

The opposition leader in Senegal, Ousmane Sonko is to face trial on charges of rape, an investigating judge has said. The case has now been referred to Senegal’s criminal chamber for trial. Sonko is also facing trial for making death threats to a beauty salon employee in 2021. Sonko is accused of sexually assaulting the woman who worked in a… Read More
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Gambia: Vice President Badara Alieu Joof is dead

The Gambia’s Vice-President Badara Alieu Joof has been reported dead during his travel to India. His boss, President Adama Barrow announced his death in a statement indicating that his vice died after a short illness. Although the president didn’t mention whether Mr Joof was seeking medical attention while in India, local media reported that he was absent from the public for… Read More
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Gambia: Migrants massacre survivor to testify in a German court

Martin Kyere, a survivor of the unlawful killings of about 44 Ghanaians in The Gambia in 2005, is scheduled to testify before a German court this week against Bai Lowe, one of the alleged perpetrators of the killings. Lowe, who had left the Gambia to seek asylum in Germany was arrested in Hanover, Germany, in March 2021 under the international… Read More