Africa Namibia Southern Africa World 

Germany to pay Namibia €1.1bn in reparations for colonial genocide

Germany has accepted to pay Namibia €1.1bn as reparation for genocide committed during its colonial-era occupation of the African country. The reparation will be in a form of financial support for Namibia’s development through a programme. Per the deal of the reparation there will be funding paid over 30 years through spending on infrastructure, healthcare and training programmes benefiting the impacted communities. On Friday Foreign Minister Heiko Maas officially acknowledged that the colonial-era killings constituted genocide. “In light of Germany’s historical and moral responsibility, we will ask Namibia and the…

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Africa Featured West Africa World 

Morocco recalls ambassador to Germany over territorial dispute

– – 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 has…

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Africa East Africa World 

Africa’s oldest human burial site uncovered in Kenya

– – A team of researchers on Wednesday announced that they have uncovered Africa’s oldest human burial site in Kenya. The site has a child no older than three laid to rest sideways in an earthen grave 78,000 years ago. The child’s legs were carefully tucked up against its tiny chest, signalling the earliest known human burial on the continent. The scientists say the sunken pit was discovered in a cave complex along the coast of Kenya. Ornaments, offerings or ochre-coloured clay carvings were found in the region’s more recent…

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Africa World 

Ugandans celebrate Daniel Kaluuya for winning an Oscar

– – Ugandans have taken to social media to celebrate Daniel Kaluuya, a British actor of Ugandan origin. Kaluuya over the weekend won an Oscar as Best Supporting Actor for his role in Judas and the Black Messiah. He thanked all his fans from London and Kampala for supporting him in his career. “What a man.” Daniel Kaluuya remembers Fred Hampton in his acceptance speech: “How blessed we are that we lived in a lifetime where he existed…When they played divide and conquer, we say unite and ascend.” https://t.co/sdgeoBK7lX #Oscars…

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Africa Ghana West Africa World 

5 Ghanaians arrested in Dubai for drug trafficking, one jailed 10 years

– – Officials in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have arrested five Ghanaians for trafficking drugs into Dubai. One of those arrested has been jailed for ten years, according to officials who arrested the suspects at the Dubai International Airport. The Ghanaian Consulate General in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) said in a statement on Wednesday that the five were arrested between January and March this year. “The sad part of it all is that, all the parcels containing the weed were given to them by the agents in Ghana…

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Africa Business Ghana West Africa World 

Why Twitter picked Ghana as its head quarters in Africa

– – Social media giant, Twitter has announced that Ghana will host its Africa head quarters. The company’s co-founder Jack Dorsey made the announcement on Twitter on Monday. In a statement the company said “in line with our growth strategy, we’re excited to announce that we are now actively building a team in Ghana. To truly serve the public conversation, we must be more immersed in the rich and vibrant communities that drive the conversations taking place every day across the African continent.” According to Twitter it decided to settle…

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Africa Featured Ghana West Africa World 

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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Africa World 

Queen Elizabeth II’s husband Prince Philip has died aged 99

“His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle.” It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen has announced the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle. pic.twitter.com/XOIDQqlFPn — The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) April 9, 2021  The prince married Princess Elizabeth in 1947, five years before she was crowned Queen. – – The couple had four children, eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Their first son was the Prince…

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Africa Russia World 

Russia’s Putin signs law allowing him to serve two more terms

– – Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday gave final approval to legislation allowing him to hold office for two additional six-year terms, giving himself the possibility to stay in power until 2036. The 68-year-old Russian leader, who has already been in power for more than two decades, signed off on the bill Monday, according to a copy posted on the government’s legal information portal. Putin proposed the change last year as part of constitutional reforms that Russians overwhelmingly backed in a vote in July. Lawmakers approved the bill last…

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