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Ghana: Secessionist group burns buses, state transport terminal

Some persons suspected to be members of Ghana’s secessionist group called the Western Togoland study group foundation have burnt down a state transport terminal and some vehicles in the Volta Region of Ghana. The assailants who fired gun shots also attacked some drivers who were spending the night in the bus terminal. Several drivers are traumatized after the attackers pointed …

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Togo gets first ever female Prime Minister

Victoire Tomegah Dogbé now succeeds Komi Sélom Klassou who had led the government since 2015. The 60-year-old politician prior to this latest appointment served as a senior official at the president’s office. Her role was as the director of the cabinet of the President of Togo. Dogbé also served as the minister of grass roots development and youth employment for …

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Grand Juror in Breonna Taylor Case Says Deliberations Were Misrepresented

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A juror in the Breonna Taylor case contends that the Kentucky attorney general misrepresented the grand jury’s deliberations and failed to offer the panel the option of indicting the two officers who fatally shot the young woman, according to the juror’s lawyer. The unnamed juror filed a court motion on Monday seeking the release of last week’s transcripts and …

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Pan-African Heritage World Museum launched

As part of efforts to preserve and communicate the history, ideals, philosophy, and cultural heritage of people of African descent, the Pan-African Heritage World and Face2face Africa have launched the Pan-African Heritage World Museum. The museum which is the brainchild of Kojo Yankah, founder of the African University College of Communications (AUCC), Museum will be an exceptionally curated virtual and …

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African court rules Gbagbo qualifies to seek Ivorian presidency

Former President of Ivory Coast, Laurent Gbagbo has been declared worthy of seeking the Ivorian presidency. The African Court of Human and Peoples’ Rights ruled on Friday rejecting Gbagbo’s exclusion from the presidential elections slated for October 31. The Ivorian electoral commission had said that Mr. Gbagbo was not fit to stand for president due to criminal conviction. Mr. Gbagbo …

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The second wife of Marcus Garvey who sacrificed everything to make his dream possible

Amy Jacques Garvey once opined that no one could interpret, analyze or unpack the meanings of Marcus Garvey’s words better than she could. In Jacques, Pan African leader Garvey found “a perfect second wife” months after he had divorced his first wife, Amy Ashwood. Interestingly, Jacques was not only a friend but the maid of honor at Ashwood and Garvey’s wedding on December 25, …

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Mali: Ba N’Daou sworn in as interim president

Mali’s former defence minister, retired Col. Major Ba N’Daou has been sworn into office at a ceremony in the capital, Bamako. Ba N’Daou was named interim leader by the soldiers who toppled the government of former president, Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta. The new leader is now expected to oversee the 18-month transition period towards a return to civilian rule. The Head of the National …

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Ghana: Secessionist group blocks entries to disputed region, attacks cops

A secessionist group in Ghana called “Homeland Study Group Foundation” on Friday blocked major entries into the Volta region. Members of the group according to local media mounted roadblocks on some roads preventing motorists from entering their communities. Motorists travelling to areas like Tefle, Tsopoli and Juapong were left stranded amid the chaos. Members of the group were said to be wielding …

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Ghana: Gov’t increases cocoa producer price by 28%

President Akufo-Addo has announced a 28% increase in the producer price of cocoa per bag for 2020/21 crop year. The new price takes effect from the 1st of October 2020. “Nananom, beginning 1st October 2020, I am happy to announce the award of a new cocoa producer price of ten thousand, five hundred and sixty cedis (GH¢10,560) per metric ton, …

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Gutsy Zambia becomes first African country to defy private creditors

The African country wants to divert resources to take care of its people during the pandemic. One of the poorest countries in the world, Zambia, has decided to temporarily suspend interest payments to private creditors as it struggles to contain the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic. President Edgar Lungu’s government has suspended them for six months, starting from October. …

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