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Obokese University of Excellence launched as part of ‘Year of Return’ legacy

Royalty characterised the virtual launch of the Obokese University Of Excellence (OUE) last Saturday via Zoom as it attracted dignitaries from far and near. It event was themed under ‘Transformation through leadership and technology’, which is the tagline of the institution. Among them were Dr Jane Edwards from the African-American Studies Department of Fordham University in New York; Prof. PLO …

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Heroes of COVID-19: Gospel Singer Lady E becomes force of change

The COVID 19 pandemic that has plagued the world today has not only brought about economic stagnation it has demoralized the citizens of many countries. Medical practitioners and their front line staff are playing a pivotal role with passion in taking care of the sick, Men of God are on their knees praying for a God-given relief, and many others …

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Ex-Olympic committee head elected Burundi President

Former Burundian National Olympic committee president elected as President of the Republic General Major Evariste Ndayishimiye has been elected President of the Republic of Burundi during the election held on May 20, 2020. Diacounda Sene AIPS Young Reporter – Senegal  DAKAR, May 30, 2020 – General Major Evariste Ndayishimiye has been elected President of the Republic of Burundi during the election held on …

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Rwandan genocide suspect Kabuga calls charges against him “lies”

The Rwandan genocide suspect Felicien Kabuga who was arrested this month from his hideout in France has denounced charges against him, calling them lies. He appeared in court on Wednesday after more than two decades on the run and told a French court that international charges against him were lies. French justice ministry said Kabuga is accused of funding militias …

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Ghanaian entrepreneur wins UK grant to fight coronavirus across Africa

A Ghanaian entrepreneur, Josephine Marie Godwyll, is among eight entrepreneurs from sub-Saharan Africa, to be awarded funding to harness engineering and business skills of their organizations to help tackle the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). A statement issued by the British High Commission in Accra said the funding was initiated by the Royal Academy of Engineering in early April …

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Ghana: Some Kuwait returnees test positive for coronavirus

Ghana’s Health Service (GHS) officials on Thursday said some of the over 200 Ghanaians who returned from Kuwait days ago tested positive for coronavirus. There were earlier reports that the returnees had tested negative but the director of Public Health at the Service, Dr Badu Sakordie told journalists that he had been informed that some actually tested positive. “There are indications …

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Ex-Ivorian leader Laurent Gbagbo allowed to leave Belgium

The International Criminal Court has ruled allowing former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo to leave Belgium. He would however be allowed out of Belgium and travel to any country provided that nation agrees to receive him. Gbagbo and his deputy Charles Ble Goude were both cleared of crimes against humanity last year after standing trial for years over post-electoral violence …

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Minneapolis police officer who knelt on George Floyd’s neck had 18 previous complaints against him, police department says

The former Minneapolis police officer seen in a video with his knee on George Floyd’s neck had 18 prior complaints filed against him with the Minneapolis Police Department’s Internal Affairs, according to the police department. It’s unclear what the internal affairs complaints against the officer, Derek Chauvin, were for. MPD did not provide additional details.Chauvin was fired this week, along with three …

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George Floyd: Protesters set Minneapolis police station ablaze

A police station in Minneapolis has been set alight during a third night of protests over the death of an unarmed black man in custody on Monday. A police officer was filmed kneeling on the neck of George Floyd, 46, despite him saying he could not breathe. President Donald Trump said “thugs” were dishonouring his memory and called on the …

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