Politics

Ivorian political rivals Ouattara and Gbagbo to meet

The President of Ivory Coast Alassane Ouattara is to hold a face to face meeting with his rival and predecessor Laurent Gbagbo on July 27, 2021. A presidential spokesperson who made the announcement on Wednesday said this will be the first for the two since Gbagbo’s return to Abidjan last month. Laurent Gbagbo had spent a decade in exile, facing years of …

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Ghanaian Minister honored in France

The Western Regional Minister and Member of Parliament for Takoradi Kwabena Okyere Darko-Mensah has been honored at the Better World Fund Cannes Film Festival held in France. He was celebrated for promoting and implementing responsible mining activities in Ghana. The Better World Endowment Fund is composed of a team of world-class experts, influencers, and activists from the business, academia, media, …

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AfCFTA honours ex-Nigerien leader with a statue in Ghana

A bronze bust statue on a marble stone has been unveiled at a ceremony in Ghana’s capital, Accra to honour former president of Niger, Mahamadou Issoufou. The statue was unveiled in the presence of five African heads of state at the forecourt of the secretariat of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) based in Accra. Issoufou was honored for his …

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ECOWAS countries urged to manufacture Covid 19 vaccine

The Chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has emphasized the need for the countries in the sub-region to manufacture their own Covid 19 vaccine. Acknowledging the effort being made by some countries in the region to produce the vaccine, President Akufo-Addo said “We need, as a community, to contribute to the …

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State 55 mourn death of Zambia’s ex-president Kenneth Kaunda

At the fading twilight in Dr. Kenneth D. Kaunda’s full life, we find self-evident, his values of  freedom—a magnificent courage and fortitude in one character of a freedom fighter, and an  accomplished pan-Africanist who is also an internationally acclaimed statesman.   As we learnt of his demise with shock, our awe remains indelibly visible in his achievements and  for all to …

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Ghana hosts mid-year statutory meetings of ECOWAS from Today to Saturday

Ghana will from today Tuesday 15th June to Saturday 19th June 2021, host the mid-year statutory meetings of the Economic Community of West African State (ECOWAS). Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Shirley Ayorkor Botchway who announced this at a press conference in Accra on Monday, June 14, 2021, said the meetings will be held for 5 days continuously. …

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Ghana elected to UN Security Council

Ghana has been elected to the United Nation’s Security Council for the term 2022-2023. In her initial reaction to the outcome, Foreign Affairs Minister Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey said: “Ghana will use its membership to pursue conflict prevention, post conflict reconstruction and strengthening of governance, leveraging on our previous and current experience as Chair of ECOWAS as well as our active …

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ECOWAS suspends Mali over coup

Heads of State of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) have suspended the Republic of Mali from the regional body, ordering the military leaders who are currently in charge of the nation to restore the transitional arrangement put in place in August 2020 with the aim of returning the troubled West African state to democratic rule by 27th …

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Mali’s coup leaders have seized power again

Mali’s coup leaders have announced that they have seized power once more, after relieving interim President Bah Ndaw and Prime Minister Moctar Ouane of their duties. On Monday the sacked president and prime minister for the transitional government were detained by soldiers. The soldiers reportedly were unhappy with a recently announced transitional government. They took the president and prime minister by …

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Israel-Gaza violence: Joe Biden calls for ceasefire

US President Joe Biden has voiced his support for a ceasefire after eight days of violence between Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza. Mr Biden told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that the US was working with Egypt and other countries on halting hostilities. But the US again blocked a UN Security Council statement calling for a cessation of violence. …

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