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Police probing threat to ‘raid’ California town’s only Black-owned business if Biden wins

The police in Tiburon, California, are investigating a threat to “raid” the town’s only Black-owned merchant shop if Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden wins the U.S. presidential election. The threat to attack Yema, a clothing store on Main Street, was made in an Instagram post which has since been taken down, according to Mercury News. “If Biden wins me and ...

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20 business opportunities for Africans considering business in and with China

According to the World Economic Forum, China is expected to have the largest economy in the world by 2030, just 10 years from now. Despite the undeniably negative toll that COVID-19 has had on the global economy, China’s diverse economy remains a huge global hub of profitable business opportunities and potential, especially for foreigners. How can you take advantage of ...

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Ethiopian tension ropes in neighbours concerned with another war

Ethiopia will be chairing this month’s African Union Peace and Security Council, the continental body charged with maintaining tranquillity, even as Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed ordered a military response to Tigray after the region “crossed the last red line.” And Ethiopia’s position in the region, and the continent, means analysts in the Horn of Africa are worried any snowball from ...

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Relying on donor support for our activities not helpful – NCCE boss

Chair of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) Josephine Nkrumah has said her outfit’s dependence on external sponsorship for their activities has negatively impacted the commission’s work. According to her, donor support comes with its own conditions which may not be in the interest of Ghana. Speaking to 3FM on Thursday, November 5, the NCCE boss raised concerns on ...

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ICC probes EndSARS crackdown in Nigeria

The International Criminal Court (ICC) is investigating the recent crackdown on EndSARS protesters in Nigeria. The Nigerian military is accused of opening fire on peaceful protesters who hit the streets against police brutalities. According to Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari some 51 civilians, 11 police officers and seven soldiers were killed during the riots. Both the police and military have rejected ...

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Atewa Forest Bauxite Mining In Limbo, IUCN Passes Resolution to Halt Destruction

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has announced that, its members have voted overwhelmingly to adopt Motion 103 calling for ‘Urgent measures to safeguard the globally important Atewa Forest, Ghana’. The Ghana government through the Ghana Integrated Aluminium Development Corporation (GIADEC) is determine to mine a bauxite in the Atewa Forest as part of a massive $2 billion infrastructure ...

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FIFA Secretary General inducted into International Women’s Forum Hall of Fame

FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura has been inducted into the International Women’s Forum (IWF) Hall of Fame (www.IWForum.org) as recognition for her transformative contributions to society. Fatma Samoura, who worked on United Nations projects for 21-years before becoming the first-ever African, and woman to hold the role of Secretary General at FIFA in its 116-year history, was joined by fellow ...

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Knife-edge US vote hangs on a few key states

The race between Donald Trump and Joe Biden is on a knife-edge, with no clear winner as vote-counting continue .Results suggest a tight contest in important battlegrounds: Arizona, Georgia, Wisconsin, Michigan and PennsylvaniaTrump is so far projected to win 23 states, including Texas, Ohio and must-win Florida, having outperformed pollsters’ predictions.The president makes baseless claims of fraud and says he ...

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US votes in most decisive contest in decades

Americans are voting in one of the most divisive presidential elections in decades, pitting incumbent Republican Donald Trump against his Democratic challenger Joe Biden. The first polls opened from 05:00 EST (10:00 GMT) in Vermont. Nearly 100 million people have already cast their ballots in early voting, putting the country on course for its highest turnout in a century. Both ...

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World Bank approves $250m for Ghana to set up Development Bank

The Executive Board of the World Bank has approved an aid package of 250 million U.S. dollars to help Ghana set up a development bank, said a release on Friday.The establishment of the Development Bank of Ghana (DBG) would increase access to long-term finance to boost job creation for 10,000 enterprises in critical sectors of the economy, it said.Sectors to ...

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