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Pope Francis says he may visit South Sudan on Africa trip

Pope Francis

ROME – Pope Francis says he may add a South Sudan leg onto his Africa trip in September if conditions there are “mature.” Francis told a visiting nun from Juba on Friday May 10, 2019 he wants to go to South Sudan as part of his trip but can’t promise. He planned to visit South Sudan with the archbishop of …

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Ghana Chief Imam Sheikh Dr. Osmanu Nuhu Sharubutu turns 100

Sheick Dr. Osmanu Nuhu Sharubutu

Ghana’s Chief Imam Sheikh Dr. Osmanu Nuhu Sharubutu in file photo Sheikh Dr. Osmanu Nuhu Sharubutu (born 23 April 1919) is an Islamic cleric and the Chief Imam of Ghana. He is also a member of the National Peace Council and founder of The Sheikh Dr. Osmanu Nuhu Sharubutu Education Trust Fund (SONSETFund) and Islamic Peace and Security Council of …

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Ex-president Bouteflika seeks forgiveness as Algerians face new era


ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) – Algeria’s Constitutional Council formalized the departure of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika Wednesday from the office he held for two decades, as rattled international partners watched closely to see what’s next for an energy-rich country that is a key player in fighting terrorism. Bouteflika himself asked the Algerian people for forgiveness the day after he stepped down following …

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Nigeria’s 2019 Elections – What You Need To Know


As Africa’s most populous nation and leading producer of oil gears up for their elections on February 16, observers would be keen to see if Nigerians would retain President Buhari for his second and final term or return to the party which ruled the country for 16 years until Buhari’s presidency. The president is elected using a simple majority of …

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Five things to look out for in the 2019 tech industry

Tech Industry

It’s been a long year for the tech industry, with data breaches, privacy scandals and new regulations in Europe and California. So what’s in store for 2019? Marketplace Tech’s Molly Wood told host Adriene Hill that stakes are getting raised for trust, data and devices in the new year. Here are five things Wood is looking for: 2019 Tech Industry and Security …

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ASAS Awards & Expo 2019 Chair Meets Top Diplomats In US And UK

ASAS Awards & Expo

Mr. Osei Bonsu Dickson, Chairman of the International Planning Committee for the 2019 Inaugural Africa Security and Safety Awards and Expo (ASAS Awards & Expo) has met with His Excellency (HE) Dr. Barfour Adjei-Barwuah and HE Paapa Owusu-Ankomah, Ghana’s Ambassador to the United States (US) and Ghana’s High Commissioner to United Kingdom (UK) respectively. Both meetings respectively took place during …

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Enterprise Singapore on Growth Opportunities in Africa for Singapore firms

Enterprise Singapore

Singapore, Tuesday, 28 August 2018 — Enterprise Singapore has successfully facilitated close to 50 projects for Singapore companies in Africa in the last two years. 80% of these projects were undertaken by small and medium enterprises (SMEs). More local companies are turning towards Africa as the continent progressively opens up through digitalization, regional integration, and global trade, offering opportunities across …

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Zimbabwe election: Mnangagwa vows ‘brighter tomorrow’


Emmerson Mnangagwa has vowed a “brighter tomorrow” for Zimbabwe after being sworn-in as president August 26, 2018. He also announced an inquiry into the deaths of six people in clashes between the army and opposition supporters after the July vote. The violence was “unacceptable“, he said. The opposition MDC Alliance continues to reject the result despite a court ruling on Friday …

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What you need to know about the 2018 landmark Zimbabwe election


Millions in Zimbabwe on July 30, 2018, went voting in the country’s first election since 1980 without former president Robert Mugabe on the ballot. Emmerson Mnangagwa, Mugabe’s former vice-president whose nickname is “the crocodile“, is now president and the ruling ZANU-PF party’s presidential candidate. Mnangagwa and Nelson Chamisa, head of the Movement for Democratic Change Alliance, are widely seen as the top challengers. Click for …

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Google built an AI lab in Accra because ‘Ghana is the future of Africa’


Accra, Ghana (CNN) — “Google is just a giant scientific research company that happens to make money,” this was my first impression when I visited their offices in Mountain View for the first time. I was not wrong, a lot of what Google does is to push the boundaries of human knowledge through research and discovery. It is that curiosity that has led …

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