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Rwandan ex-politician handed life jail term for genocide role

A Rwandan court on Thursday handed a life sentence to a former politician found guilty of orchestrating the killing of tens of thousands of people during the 1994 genocide, a court spokesman said. Ladislas Ntaganzwa, head of the commune of Nyakizu in southern Rwanda, was indicted in 1996 by the Arusha, Tanzania-based International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda on charges of ...

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Twenty-seven killed in central Mali ethnic attacks, local officials say

Armed men on motorcycles killed 27 civilians in central Mali in three attacks on ethnic Dogon farming villages in less than 24 hours, local officials said on Thursday. Central Mali has been ravaged in recent years by ethnic reprisal killings, as recriminations between herding and farming communities over jihadist violence compound longstanding grievances. Local officials told Reuters they believed the ...

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Akufo-Addo committed to equitable distribution of health facilities – Bawumia

Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, Vice President

The Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has reiterated President Akufo-Addo’s commitment to providing an equitable distribution of healthcare facilities across the country. The Akufo-Addo government has undertaken extensive health infrastructure projects in rural communities across the country, and with the Coronavirus pandemic exposing the nation’s deficit in equitable spread of facilities, President Akufo-Addo has announced an audacious investment to build ...

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Construction of Adeiso -Bawjiase Highway brings relief to commuters

Construction works on a major road that links the Eastern Region to the Central Region is progressing earnestly as commuters, Farmers, Traders and Residents of small towns within the enclave express delight about the development. The 15- kilometers road connects Adeiso, the capital of Upper West Akim District in the Eastern Region to Bawjiase in the Awutu Senya District in ...

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New voters’ register: Cards would be given instantly – EC

Mrs Jean Mensa

Eligible persons who turn up for the forthcoming voter registration scheduled to commence at the end of next month would receive their cards instantly, the Electoral Commission (EC) has announced. The instant delivery of voter identification cards is a novelty many Ghanaians would relish, considering the avoidance of the stress of waiting for the document. There is a catch to ...

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Ghana’s tourism sector to fully recover in 3 years – Prof. Mensah

Ishmael Mensah

Ghana’s tourism sector will take between two to three years to fully recover from the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic, an Associate Professor at the Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management of the University of Cape Coast (UCC), Prof. Ishmael Mensah has predicted. Speaking to the Ghanaian Times in an interview yesterday, Prof. Mensah who is also the Ghana Director ...

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UNHCR seeks solutions for urban refugees in eastern Africa amid coronavirus

The UN refugee agency has said it is working closely with partners and governments in eastern Africa to find solutions for urban refugees in these challenging times sparked by the COVID-19 pandemic. The UNHCR said urban refugees are struggling to survive as economic impact of COVID-19 worsens in East, Horn and Great Lakes of Africa. “Refugees in urban areas across the East, Horn and ...

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Boko Haram, Nigerian military violate children’s rights – Amnesty International

Nigeria must urgently address its failure to protect and provide education to an entire generation of children in the Northeast, a region devastated by years of Boko Haram atrocities and gross violations by the military, Amnesty International warned today in a chilling new report. The 91-page report, ‘We dried our tears’: Addressing the toll on children of Northeast Nigeria’s conflict, ...

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ADF kills 38 in east of DR Congo

The UN says at least 38 people have been killed by an armed group in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo. They were killed in a series of attacks by the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) in the provinces of Ituri and North Kivu. A local monitoring groups says nearly 500 civilians have been killed by the ADF since ...

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Rawlings to address June 4 by virtual durbar

Ex-President Jerry John Rawlings

Former President Jerry John Rawlings will deliver the keynote address to mark the 41st anniversary of the June 4 uprising on Thursday, June 4, 2020. “Due to the social-distancing protection protocols instituted by the government, as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, the anniversary address will be delivered by a live virtual broadcast,” a statement from the office of the ...

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