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South Africa faces shut down amid nationwide strike

Two of the country’s largest unions are leading the strike, calling for a “total shutdown” of the economy in protest against high unemployment levels, and rising fuel and electricity costs. Thousands of people across South Africa are taking part in a national strike in protest of the rising cost of living. Two of the country’s largest unions are leading the ...

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Burkina Faso, Guinea request more time to present transition plans

Burkina Faso and Guinea, where the military has seized power by force, have asked their West African neighbours for more time to come up with a timetable for the transition. This comes after the expiration of the Monday 25th April ultimatum, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) said on Wednesday. “Burkina Faso wished to have more time than ...

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Kenyan and South African presidents call for peace in Africa

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and South African President Cyril Ramaphosa have called for increased cooperation to bring peace to conflict-ridden regions in Africa. This was at the start of Kenyatta’s two-day state visit to South Africa. In a meeting in Pretoria on Tuesday (November 23), the two leaders discussed the “grave situation in Ethiopia” and agreed that there is an ...

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98 candidates register for Libya’s presidential poll

Libya’s electoral commission has said that 98 candidates, including two women, have registered to run in a presidential election scheduled for December. “The candidate registration platform has received the papers of 98 candidates who met the conditions,” the head of the electoral commission, Imad al-Sayeh, told a Tripoli press conference. Among the most notable hopefuls are Seif al-Islam Kadhafi, the ...

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‘How we found a dead leader’s hidden loot’

When Nigeria’s then-head of state Sani Abacha stole billions of dollars and died before spending his loot, it prompted an international treasure hunt spread over decades. The man hired to get the money back tells the BBC’s Clare Spencer how the search took over his life. In September 1999, Swiss lawyer Enrico Monfrini answered a phone call that would change ...

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Top South African official due in court over corruption charges

South African police have issued an arrest warrant against a top official of the governing African National Congress (ANC) party on corruption charges, a spokeswoman for the country’s elite Hawks police unit said. Ace Magashule, who told reporters he had done nothing wrong, has assured the party he will appear in court on Friday, ANC deputy secretary-general Jessie Duarte said ...

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President Akufo-Addo will be in my African Cabinet – Prof. Lumumba

Nana Akufo-Addo

Renowned Kenyan pan-Africanist Professor Patrick Loch Otieno Lumumba has acknowledged the leadership qualities of President Akufo-Addo by saying the Ghanaian president will make his list of exclusive African leaders. Speaking to Kweku Sakyi Addo in an exclusive interview on Assase Radio’s Sunday Night Live, the renowned Kenyan orator named the creme de la creme of visionary African leaders in what ...

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August 4 is to celebrate traitors – Pan Africanist laments

Kwaku Aboagye Boampong,All African Peoples’ Revolutionary Party( A-ARP)

An organizer of the All African Peoples’ Revolutionary Party( A-ARP), Comrade Kwaku Aboagye Boampong says the establishment of Founders’ day on August 4 as a holiday is celebrating traitors who undermined the Independence struggle led by Ghana’s first President Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah. Speaking on Radio 360’s morning flagship programme “Y3nsom” hosted by Kwame Malcolm in Takoradi, the avowed Pan ...

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Flashback: Kwame Nkrumah terms racism ‘foul intellectual rubbish’

Dr Kwame Nkrumah

On September 24, 1964, Ghanaian President Dr Kwame Nkrumah said that “the foulest intellectual rubbish ever invented by man is that of racial superiority and inferiority.” He was speaking at the opening of the first meeting of the editorial board of the Encyclopedia Africana at the University of Ghana, in Legon. The meeting lasted six days. The President said the ...

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Drop deadly partisanship and adopt Nkrumah’s legacy – Prof. Essilfie Conduah to political parties

Nana Essilfie-Conduah

“There will have to come a time where we all have to sit down in sobriety and see where we went wrong and try to virtually correct ourselves… If we can all drop out deadly partisanship and think about Ghana, I believe it is possible” These were the words of veteran journalist and political historian, Prof Nana Essilfie Conduah when ...

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