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Why does France have military bases in Africa?

BBC Africa - Mon, 06/11/2023 - 01:54
Upheavals in West Africa mean France can no longer take its "backyard" for granted.
Categories: Africa

Tigray peace deal war anniversary: Humanitarian situation is ‘dire’

BBC Africa - Thu, 02/11/2023 - 08:18
It is a year since a peace deal was agreed to end the bloody conflict in the Tigray region of Ethiopia.
Categories: Africa

Dancing Queen! Camilla in Kenya animal sanctuary visit

BBC Africa - Wed, 01/11/2023 - 16:33
The Queen joined a traditional dance in Nairobi and stopped to feed orphaned elephants.
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Israel-Gaza war: Three reasons Egypt tightly controls the Rafah crossing

BBC Africa - Wed, 01/11/2023 - 15:59
The Rafah crossing with Gaza has been open and shut frequently over the years. Why is it so contentious for Egypt?
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Niger PM Ali Lamine Zeine on Ecowas and Nigeria sanctions

BBC Africa - Thu, 26/10/2023 - 16:06
Niger's PM says that Ecowas sanctions, including cutting off electricity supply, medicines and food, after a military coup are injustice unlike any other.
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National House of Chiefs reject revised Dagbon constitution

ModernGhana News - Fri, 20/10/2023 - 02:20
The National House of Chiefs has rejected the revised Dagbon constitution, which was presented to the House for approval and adoption. This decision comes in response to concerns raised by some chiefs regarding unresolved boundary issues.
Categories: Africa

Jean Mensa calls for framework to regulate social media use during elections

ModernGhana News - Fri, 20/10/2023 - 02:18
The Electoral Commission (EC) has backed calls for the establishment of a national framework to guide the use of social media in the country during national elections. According to the Commission, such a framework would help reduce the high rate of mis/disinformation spread during elections, ensure integrity of the electoral process and protect the democracy, peace and security of the country.
Categories: Africa

Enthusiasm for building national cathedral has diminished – Rev. Opuni-Frimpong

ModernGhana News - Fri, 20/10/2023 - 01:23
A former General Secretary of the Christian Council of Ghana, Reverend Kwabena Opuni-Frimpong, has expressed concerns about the waning enthusiasm for the National Cathedral project. Following the resignation of Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams and Rev.
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Ambulance case: AG challenges Seth Terpker’s claim of authorizing Ato Forson to request LCs

ModernGhana News - Fri, 20/10/2023 - 01:21
Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Godfred Yeboah Dame, has challenged claims by former Finance Minister, Seth Terkper, that he authorized Minority Leader, Dr. Cassiel Ato Forson, to establish letters of credit for the defective ambulance deal.
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There’s a home for you in Ghana, come whenever you're ready – Mahama to diasporans in Canada

ModernGhana News - Fri, 20/10/2023 - 01:14
Former President, John Dramani Mahama on Thursday, October 19, delivered a keynote speech at the Universities Studying Slavery (USS) Conference 2023 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. In his address, the leader of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) urged the Ghanaians abroad to return home.
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Doli Bridge washout: Highway Authority directs heavy vehicles to use alternative routes

ModernGhana News - Fri, 06/10/2023 - 07:16
The Ghana Highways Authority has announced changes to travel routes for heavy duty cargo trucks plying the route between Techiman and Wa in the Savannah Region, effective October 4. The Authority advised that all articulated vehicles and cargo trucks heading to Wa from Techiman must now use the Techiman-Kintampo-Fufulso (Damongo Junction) road through Damongo and Sawla.
Categories: Africa

Dr. Adutwum is one of the best appointees I've made as President — Akufo-Addo

ModernGhana News - Fri, 06/10/2023 - 07:14
President Nana Akufo Addo has described the Minister of Education Hon Osei Yaw Adutwum as the best appointee of his government. He explained that the Education Minister has displayed a high level of excellent skills and commitment as a deputy minister and now as a substantive minister in the education sector.
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Tinubu’s Certificate: I’m fighting for the enthronement of truth, morality and accountability – Atiku Abubakar

ModernGhana News - Fri, 06/10/2023 - 07:07
2023 presidential candidate of the People 39;s Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has insisted that he will not back down from questioning the authenticity of President Bola Tinubu 39;s Chicago State University degree certificate until the matter is resolved by the Supreme Court.
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Transgenderism: Don’t be bullied into believing people can be any sex they want – UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak

ModernGhana News - Fri, 06/10/2023 - 07:06
In a widely shared BBC branded video, United Kingdom rsquo;s Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has weighed into the ongoing discussion around transgender rights and identities in the UK. Addressing a crowd, PM Sunak said people should stand their ground and not be bullied into believing something aside from biological facts.
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'I'm 100 percent sure peritoneal dialysis is cheaper than hemodialysis; let's adopt it' — Nephrologist reveals

ModernGhana News - Fri, 06/10/2023 - 07:01
Dr. Korshie Dumor, an assistant professor of medicine, nephrology, and critical care at the University of Virginia, has advocated for the adoption of peritoneal dialysis as cost-effective to hemodialysis in Ghana.
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How Ghana's central bank lost $5bn in one year

BBC Africa - Fri, 06/10/2023 - 01:54
The country's economic crisis has sparked protests and led to calls for the bank's boss to resign.
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Africa's week in pictures: 29 September-5 October 2023

BBC Africa - Fri, 06/10/2023 - 01:39
A selection of the best photos from the African continent and beyond.
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South Africa's Cyril Ramaphosa moves to tighten porous borders with new force

BBC Africa - Thu, 05/10/2023 - 17:33
The new border force is designed to curb rising illegal immigration - a major political issue.
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Bobi Wine 'under house arrest' after return to Uganda

BBC Africa - Thu, 05/10/2023 - 16:28
Police deny opposition leader's claims he was grabbed by 'goons' after landing at the airport.
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Mauritius' Supreme Court decriminalises same-sex relations

BBC Africa - Thu, 05/10/2023 - 14:45
The island nation's highest court says the ban on gay sex does not reflect "indigenous values".
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