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Is the coup making a comeback in Africa?

Democracy is the norm across the continent, but soldiers are still seizing power The coup is back in Africa. Last week, soldiers in Mali overthrew the unpopular president, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, completing the west African country’s second coup in eight years. In Sudan, in April last year, after months of massive protests, the Sudanese military toppled the 30-year dictatorship of ...

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Government announces reopening of schools for SHS 2 and JHS 2 students

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo says Form 2 Senior High School (SHS) and Junior High School (JHS) students are to return to school from October 5 to December 14, 2020, to complete their academic year. The President made this known on Sunday, August 30, 2020, during his 16th televised address to the nation on measures taken by his government to combat the ...

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Kotoka International Airport to be opened on September 1 – Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has announced the reopening of the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) from Tuesday, September 1, 2020. This is after a thorough work by the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), the Ghana Airports Company Limited (GACL), Ghana Health Service and the Ministry of Health. Akufo-Addo made this known during his 16th televised address to the nation on the measure ...

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Niger floods force 225,000 from their homes

The authorities in Niger say recent flooding in the capital, Niamey, has forced over 225,000 people from their homes. The number of deaths has risen to 45. Parts of the city have been submerged since Tuesday when the River Niger breached its banks. Heavy rain since then has caused further damage. Rescuers used canoes to help victims, the AFP news ...

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Samia Nkrumah ditches CPP, contests Jomoro seat as an independent candidate

Former Chairperson of the Convention People’s Party (CPP), Samia Yaba Christina Nkrumah, will not contest the 2020 parliamentary slot for Jomoro constituency on the ticket of the party. The daughter of Ghana’s first President, Dr Kwame Nkrumah, will contest the parliamentary seat as an independent candidate, according to a report by Citi News. “The former Chairperson of the Convention People’s Party ...

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Mali coup leaders ‘want power for three years’

West African mediators say the leaders of last week’s coup in Mali want to stay in power for a three-year transition period. But the Ecowas team say they told the coup leaders that an interim government – headed by a civilian or retired military officer – should last for a year at the most. The mediation team was led by ...

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Resource traditional councils to promote development – President of Anum Traditional Council

The Acting President of Anum Traditional Council, Okogyeaman Nenye Kwasi Anyane, has called on government to resource traditional councils as a means of promoting development. The acting president for the traditional council explained that most traditional councils lack a lot of things hence their inability to contribute effectively to promote development in their communities. “I am pleading with government to ...

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New Births and Deaths Registration Act to improve collation of vital information for Ghana’s dev’t

The Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Hajia Alima Mahama says the new Births and Deaths Registration Act which has been passed by Parliament will help improve collation of vital information for national development. At a Meet the Press engagement Wednesday [August 26, 2020], Hajia Alima Mahama said in 2019, the Registry registered 707,064 infant births (359,532 males and ...

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Technology is the future, leverage on it to succeed – Vodafone CEO tells youth

Chief Executive Officer of Vodafone Ghana, Patricia Obo-Nai has urged the youth to leverage on technology to stay relevant and succeed in this new age of technology. According to her, technology is the new way of development, therefore, it’s imperative for the youth of today to take advantage in order to for them to succeed in the future.  “A few ...

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Dome-Faase residents flee after armed soldiers stormed community

Hundreds of residents of Dome-Faase in the Ga South Municipality have deserted their homes after armed soldiers stormed the community. The personnel numbering over 300 besieged the town in search of some civilians who assaulted two soldiers during a land conflict. The two soldiers were severely injured when they were attacked by the irate residents over land ownership. One of ...

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