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I can’t think far! Akufo-Addo preaches concensus building, and next, Police charges NDC lawmakers for unlawful assembly – Mahama

ModernGhana News - Tue, 12/01/2021 - 19:57
Former President John Dramani Mahama cannot comprehend why President Akufo-Addo will be preaching consensus building in respect of the new Speaker of Parliament Alban Bagbin who was elected from the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the next day, the Police will be charging NDC parliamentarians for unlawful assembly.
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Speeding driver ‘chopping love’ with fiancée kills 10 year old; family demands justice

ModernGhana News - Tue, 12/01/2021 - 19:47
The family of a ten-year-old who was killed by a speeding driver making out with a lover while driving on the Aduman ndash; Aduamoah road in the Afigya Kwabere District of the Ashanti region, is seeking justice.
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C/R: 2-year-old boy drowns in gutter

ModernGhana News - Tue, 12/01/2021 - 19:47
A two-year-old child has drowned in a gutter at Netro, a suburb of Mankessim in the Mfantseman Municipality of the Central Region. The little boy was said to have been playing at the back of his house while his 19-year-old mother was also washing.
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NDC MPs court process served on Speaker exposes Akufo-Addo’s doublespeak – Mahama

ModernGhana News - Tue, 12/01/2021 - 19:47
Former President John Dramani Mahama has berated President Akufo-Addo for promoting empty rhetoric on consensus building in parliament while acting differently. His remarks come after the Greater Accra Regional Police Commander served a court process on the Speaker of Parliament, Rt.
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Covid-19: No facemask no entry notice in offices no more works – Coalition

ModernGhana News - Tue, 12/01/2021 - 19:47
The National Coalition of NGOs in Health has criticized some organizations in the country for refusing to enforce the no facemask no entry principle in their offices. According to the Coalition, offices have suddenly stopped implementing the directive thereby allowing people to enter organizations freely without any due scrutiny.
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West Africa: Democracy ‘a constant process’ top UN official tells Security Council 

UN News Centre - Africa - Mon, 11/01/2021 - 20:32
While elections are one-time events, “democracy is a constant process of deliberation and consultation” where dialogue provides an “important arena for the building of national consensus”, the top UN official in West Africa told the Security Council on Monday. 
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UN chief calls for ‘urgent transition’ from fossil fuels to renewable energy 

UN News Centre - Africa - Mon, 11/01/2021 - 19:46
Building a global coalition for carbon neutrality by mid-century will be the UN’s “central objective”, the world body’s top official told a conference on climate action on Monday. 
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South Sudan: Timely action by Ghanaian peacekeepers proves ‘every second counts’

UN News Centre - Africa - Sun, 10/01/2021 - 23:20
Ghanaian peacekeepers at the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) have been commended for their lifesaving support to a man who was severely wounded during recent violent inter-communal clashes in the north of the country.
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Uganda elections 2021: How ex-rebel Yoweri Museveni has stayed in power for 35 years

BBC Africa - Sun, 10/01/2021 - 01:24
Uganda's Yoweri Museveni is running for a sixth elected term in office, against 10 challengers.
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How South African police are tackling pangolin smugglers

BBC Africa - Sun, 10/01/2021 - 01:08
The pangolin is said to be the world's most trafficked mammal. The BBC filmed a rescue operation.
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The Burundian refugee soap maker who is fighting coronavirus in Kenya

BBC Africa - Sat, 09/01/2021 - 01:23
Chemistry student Innocent Havyarimana started a thriving business in a Kenyan refugee camp.
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Luvo Manyonga: South Africa long jump star given provisional anti-doping ban

BBC Africa - Fri, 08/01/2021 - 20:54
South Africa's Olympic long jump silver medallist Luvo Manyonga could face a two-year ban after three breaches of anti-doping rules in 12 months.
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Laurent Kabila: DR Congo frees soldiers linked to assassination

BBC Africa - Fri, 08/01/2021 - 19:18
Speculation continues over who gave the orders for the 2001 shooting of Laurent Kabila.
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Central African Republic: Post-election violence triggers mass displacement  

UN News Centre - Africa - Fri, 08/01/2021 - 18:27
Amidst post-election violence in the Central African Republic (CAR), more than 200,000 people have fled for their own safety, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) said on Friday.    
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Uganda: ‘Deteriorating’ human rights situation in run-up to elections next week

UN News Centre - Africa - Fri, 08/01/2021 - 17:47
The UN human rights office, OHCHR, is urging authorities in Uganda to ensure elections next week are free and peaceful, noting that the arrest of opposition candidates and their supporters are among several “worrying” developments ahead of the vote. 
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UK drops tanker 'hijacking' case against stowaways

BBC Africa - Fri, 08/01/2021 - 17:37
The men were detained when special forces stormed the Nave Andromeda off the Isle of Wight.
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The Senegalese taking the next step for African coaches

BBC Africa - Fri, 08/01/2021 - 16:38
As Senegal's Mbaye Leye prepares for his first match in charge of Standard Liege he is also taking a big step for African coaches.
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Uganda elections 2021: Five things you should know

BBC Africa - Fri, 08/01/2021 - 16:08
Five things you should know about the upcoming elections in Uganda.
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Africa's week in pictures: 1 - 7 January 2021

BBC Africa - Fri, 08/01/2021 - 02:17
A selection of the week's best photos from across the continent and beyond.
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The airman from Sierra Leone who was shot down over Nazi Germany

BBC Africa - Fri, 08/01/2021 - 01:36
The amazing life of Johnny Smythe - RAF officer, prisoner of war and a father of the Windrush generation.
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