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Ivory Coast: Gbagbo, Soro supporters file their candidacies for President

Supporters of former Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo and those supporting former rebel leader, Guillaume Soro have filed their candidacies for President. Gbagbo is currently living in Belgium after he was acquitted of war crimes by the International Criminal Court last year. He has been refused entry into the country but his supporters have formed a pro-Gbagbo group to push his …

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Ghana: 2019/20 Academic year postponed to 2021

The Ghana Education Service (GES) has postponed the remainder of the 2019-2020 academic year to January 2021. The decision to postpone the academic year which was brought to a halt in March due to the Coronavirus pandemic in the country was taken after further consultations with stakeholders. Second year Junior High School (JHS) and Senior High School (SHS) students, would …

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Ghana re-opens its airport to international traffic

Government has re-opened the Kotoka International Airport to international passenger traffic, after three months of closure. The airport was closed to international passenger traffic about five months ago as part of restrictions to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. Delivering his 16th address to the nation since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, President Akufo-Addo announced that government has …

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Congo’s Nobel Laureate doctor receives death threats

The life of a top Congolese doctor who won the Nobel Peace prize for his work treating war rape victims is in danger after a series of death threats, the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights said on Friday. The threats, received in the form of phone calls to Dr. Denis Mukwege and his family as well as via social …

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Mauritius: Death of dolphins amid oil spill sparks huge protests

Thousands of people poured onto the streets in Mauritius capital Port Louis on Saturday to protest the recent oil spill and the eventual death of at least 40 dolphins. The dolphins were found near the site of the recent oil spill from a Japanese ship, with protesters calling for an investigation. Banners demanding for the resignation of the government were …

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Zambia’s ‘discriminatory’ nomination fee for 2021 general election

A number of politicians vying for public office in Zambia’s 2021 General election, may end up dropping out of the race, before voting begins, thanks to the out of reach nomination fees that have been pegged by the country’s electoral commission. The Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ), is asking for $5,000US for the top office, over $800US for parliamentary candidates …

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Jeff Bezos now worth a whopping $202 billion

The billionaire isn’t alone — other tech tycoons have been getting much wealthier throughout the pandemic as demand for their companies’ goods and services continues to grow. Bezos Earlier this month, Facebook (FB) CEO Mark Zuckerberg was dubbed a “centibillionaire,” as his wealth surpassed $100 billion. Tesla (TSLA) CEO Elon Musk, with a net worth of $96 billion, is close …

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Updates: 2020 March on Washington, Thousands march for racial equality

Protesters gather around the Lincoln Memorial in Washington. (Astrid Riecken for The Washington Post) March on Washington organizers expect about 50,000 people to gather in Washington on Friday to call for criminal justice reform and racial equality and to honor the 57th anniversary of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” address from the same spot. Organizers …

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Ex-Sports Journalist of Uganda wants to be country’s President

KAMPALA, August 25, 2020 – Former Ugandan sports journalist Joseph Kabuleta is running for president of his country in next year’s general elections. Former USPA president Joseph Kabuleta Kabuleta is a former Editor of Sports at the New Vision Newspaper, Uganda’s leading daily and, from 2002 to 2006, was also president of the Uganda Sports Press Association (USPA), an affiliate …

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