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Egypt law to hide identity of sexual abuse victims

Egypt’s cabinet has approved amendments to the country’s criminal procedure law that will guarantee anonymity for victims of sexual abuse. The identities of victims can only be revealed to the court and to defendants upon request, according to the draft law. Egyptian victims of sexual crimes often face a lot of stigma. The Arabic hashtag “The Beginning of a Feminist ...

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US warns Sahel nations over extrajudicial killings

There have been reports of human rights violations

The US has warned West Africa’s Sahel nations that it could withdraw its support if security forces violate human rights. The state department said it was “deeply concerned” by the allegations documented by rights group Human Rights Watch (HRW). HRW said that at least 180 bodies were found in a mass grave in Burkina Faso with evidence suggesting that government forces ...

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Bank of Africa tightens security as activities of cyber fraudsters increase

Mr Philemon Kwame Ankomah, Chief Information Security at the Bank of Africa, has noted that activities of cyber fraudsters are increasing because more people are now trading online in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. He said the fraudsters are taking undue advantage of the new normal to dupe people. He further recommended constant changes to passwords and also taking ...

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To speed up infrastructural devt, Africa must limit political pressure on procurement process

For Africa to see an acceleration of its infrastructural development, it will be necessary to implement policies that will limit political pressure on procurement processes; improve integrity standards; enforce internal controls for corruption and enact monitoring schemes that will improve efficiency of projects, the Quality Infrastructure in 21st Century Africa report has advised. According to the report which was published ...

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US Supreme Court rules half of Oklahoma is Native American land

The Five Tribes of Oklahoma - Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw and Seminole and Muscogee Nation - proudly uphold their traditions

The US Supreme Court has ruled about half of Oklahoma belongs to Native Americans, in a landmark case that also quashed a child rape conviction. The justices decided 5-4 that an eastern chunk of the state, including its second-biggest city, Tulsa, should be recognised as part of a reservation. Jimcy McGirt, who was convicted in 1997 of raping a girl, ...

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Airport Company is debt ridden – Aviation Minister

Aviation Minister,Mr Joseph Kofi Adda

The Ghana Airports Company Limited (GACL) is so burdened with debt accrued from the establishment of Terminal 3 such that it requires a “strategic partner” in making Ghana the aviation hub of the sub-region, Minister of Aviation, Joseph Kofi Adda has said. Reacting to allegations of the sale and privatization of the country’s airports to TAV-Summa Consortium, a Turkish conglomerate ...

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Africa’s development experts must engage for continent’s rapid growth – Akufo-Addo

Nana Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo Thursday urged increased and knowledgeable exchange between Africa’s community of development experts to enable solutions to bridge the continents infrastructure deficit. According to the President, Africa was replete with world-class experts, whose capabilities have not been well utilised to the benefit of the continent, thus, it was time that these human resources were managed well for its ...

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Austrian side Sturm Graz chase Ghanaian winger Paul Mensah

Paul Mensah

Sturm Graz are interested in signing SV Kapfenberg wideman Paul Mensah, GHANAsoccernet.com can exclusively report. The 20-year-old is expected to make a step up the ladder after a breakthrough season with the Austrian second-tier side. The Ghanaian teenager scored nine goals in 24 appearances for the side last season to alert a host of clubs about his quality. With Sturm ...

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Coronavirus: Quarantine rules end for dozens of destinations

Travellers arriving in the UK from dozens of countries no longer have to self-isolate for two weeks from Friday. The rules are being relaxed for arrivals from more than 60 countries and British overseas territories. However, Scotland’s list of countries is slightly different to the list for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. For example, Scotland still requires people from Spain ...

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Eric Bekoe explains why Kotoko should snub Champions League offer

Eric Bekoe

Former Asante Kotoko star Eric Bekoe is the latest to advise the club against continental inter-club football next season. The Porcupine Warriors are set to represent Ghana in the Caf Champions League for the second year running after getting the nod from the Football Association (GFA) Executive Council following the premature termination of the Premier League. Under normal circumstances, the ...

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