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West African Leaders Praise LDS Church for Family & Humanitarian Focus


Senior leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) visited several countries in West Africa last week, where they met with government representatives, including the president of the Republic of Ghana. Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles met with His Excellency President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in Accra on Thursday, May 30, 2019. He was …

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Why Sudan is crucial to global security


DURBAN – Some of the reasons why Sudan is important to the world of international security: Oil. Sudan has enormous oil reserves – over 6 billion barrels discovered so far. Sudan has an enormous potential to provide the world with energy and adding another African oil partner to its list of providers is not only wise but preferable. Click to …

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Why African Governments need to budget more for Outer Space

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The concept of outer space may mean nothing to the common man in the streets of Lagos, Johannesburg, Nairobi and Cairo. Africa’s most pressing challenges include poverty, inadequate health care, poor infrastructure and education. In essence, governments in Africa should give priority and commit resources to address these pressing challenges. It may sound Utopian to ask African governments to pursue …

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The African Academy of Sciences appeals for more Africa-based funding

The African Academy of Sciences

The African Academy of Sciences (AAS) is appealing for contributions from African governments and the continent’s private sector to help it to, among other future projects, establish regional scientific research hubs that will contribute to an increase in science output on the continent. AAS President Felix Dapare Dakora, in a website message outlining his strategic goals, said the centers would be …

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Stern Action Called For Over Enslaving of Africans in Libya


Libya slavery in summary Some 3,000 people have, so far, drowned in old, leaking overcrowded boats. This contempt for black people might explain why the idea of enslaving them might not be so strange in Libya, only a few years after their recent revolution. In November 2017, a CNN News exclusive report revealed that black sub-Saharan African migrants in Libya …

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World Food Prize goes to African Development Bank president Akinwumi Adesina

Akinwumi Adesina

DES MOINES, IOWA — Akinwumi Adesina, the son of a Nigerian farm laborer who rose out of poverty to earn graduate degrees in agricultural economics and spent his career improving the availability of seed, fertilizer, and financing for African farmers is the winner of this year’s World Food Prize announced Monday. Akinwumi Adesina, president of African Development Bank, says the future …

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Young Continent, Old Leaders: The Aging Face of African Governance

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All 10 of the world’s nations with the youngest populations are in Africa, according to United Nations statistics, giving the continent a median age of just under 20 years-or, roughly half the estimated median age of the United States, (37.9 years according to CIA estimates). Yet, by latest count, at least eight African leaders have served in office for two …

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Ghana Allows Visa-free Travel for Africans

Ghana has commenced the rolling out of the visa-on-arrival policy effective Friday, July 1, 2016. It follows President Mahama’s announcement early this year of the country’s preparedness to implement the program to allow AU citizens visiting the country to secure visas for up to about thirty days upon arriving in the country. This also falls in line with the resolution …

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Bitcoin And Other Virtual Currency Security Risk In Ghana

The usage of Bitcoin and kitiwa among other virtual currencies and markets pose severe risks to Ghana’s security says the country’s Financial Intelligence Centre. The assessment is based on available international records that show insurgencies have been funded from Ghana. Saddled with combating money laundering and terrorist financing, the centre is now working to make Ghana the first country in West Africa to publish its national risk …

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