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Refugees in South Africa: 'Give us a place where we can be safe'

BBC Africa - Sun, 02/02/2020 - 01:48
Refugees crammed into a church in the South African city of Cape Town are desperate to move.
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Stop Criticising Ambulances – Oppong Nkrumah To Mahama

ModernGhana News - Sun, 02/02/2020 - 01:37
The Minister for Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has jabbed former President John Mahama over the latter rsquo;s recent criticism of government rsquo;s decision to prioritise the procurement and commissioning of the 307 new ambulances. Kojo Oppong Nkrumah said John Mahama must celebrate the government for the action rather than crit ...
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U/E: Police Reject ¢6,500 Bribe To Drop Theft Case; Arrest Suspect In Garu

ModernGhana News - Sun, 02/02/2020 - 01:37
A man has been caged by the Garu District Police Command for attempting to bribe the police with an amount of GHc 6,540 for a theft case to be dropped against two of his partners. According to reports by the police, the first suspect, Amadu Yakubu was arrested on Tuesday, January 28, 2020, in connection with a missing motorbike. A se ...
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Striking Anesthetists Ready For Gov't To Resolve Concerns

ModernGhana News - Sun, 02/02/2020 - 01:37
The Ghana Association of Certified Registered Anesthetists has called on government and all other relevant stakeholders to find lasting solutions to their problem as soon as possible in order to stop their impending strike. The group laid down their tools on Friday, January 31, 2020 to, among other things, protest the refusal of the ...
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NPP Primaries: Kwesi Biney To Contest Ahanta West

ModernGhana News - Sun, 02/02/2020 - 01:37
A former first Vice-Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Western Region, Kwesi Biney has picked nomination forms to contest as a parliamentary candidate in the Ahanta West constituency. He seeks to replace the incumbent Member of Parliament (MP), Kojo Kum in the election scheduled for April 25 this year. Confirming hi ...
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Coronavirus Threat: Evacuate Ghanaians In Wuhan Immediately – Ablakwa Urges Gov't

ModernGhana News - Sun, 02/02/2020 - 01:37
The Member of Parliament for the North Tongu constituency, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa is urging government to, as a matter to urgency, evacuate students and other Ghanaians trapped at Wuhan in China rsquo;s Hubei Province due to the outbreak of the deadly Coronavirus. He said, considering the fact that the outbreak has been declared a g ...
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US travel ban: Nigeria's Buhari to comply with Trump's new visa rules

BBC Africa - Sat, 01/02/2020 - 17:02
President Muhammadu Buhari says he wants "productive relations" with the US.
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South Africa: Search for killers of miners 'stoned to death'

BBC Africa - Sat, 01/02/2020 - 15:58
The victims' bodies were found lying in the streets of Matholeville district in Johannesburg.
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Fifa President Infantino proposes Africa Cup of Nations be held every four years

BBC Africa - Sat, 01/02/2020 - 14:46
Fifa President, Gianni Infantino, proposes that the Africa Cup of Nations be held every four years instead of two.
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Tanzania 'anti-gay' force official Paul Makonda banned from US

BBC Africa - Sat, 01/02/2020 - 13:35
Paul Makonda launched a surveillance squad dedicated to hunting down gay people in Dar es Salaam.
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Nigeria's Fola David: Doctor by day, artist by night

BBC Africa - Sat, 01/02/2020 - 10:00
Despite having a day job as a medical doctor, Fola David doubles as a visual artist.
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Africa Magic Announce Nominations For The 7th Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards

ModernGhana News - Sat, 01/02/2020 - 05:06
Africa Magic will announce nominees in all 28 categories in the 7th Africa Magic Viewers rsquo; Choice Awards (AMVCA) on Thursday, 6th February 2020. DStv and GOtv viewers should tune in 8pm to watch the broadcast LIVE on all Africa Magic channels. The AMVCAs Nominee announcement will be hosted by Nollywood rsquo;s Linda Ejiofor and Ibrahim ...
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Manchester United land deadline-day striker after last-gasp search

BBC Africa - Sat, 01/02/2020 - 02:43
How lifelong supporter Odion Ighalo became the answer to Manchester United's striker woes in a deadline day twist.
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Lina Ben Mhenni: The woman who blogged Tunisia's revolution

BBC Africa - Sat, 01/02/2020 - 02:14
"Freedom, better education and health: that's all we wanted," one of Lina Ben Mhenni's friends says.
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US bans immigration visas for Nigeria and Eritrea

BBC Africa - Fri, 31/01/2020 - 23:46
Nigeria, Africa's most populous nation, is among the countries subject to the new immigration ban.
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Security Council renews Central African Republic arms embargo

UN News Centre - Africa - Fri, 31/01/2020 - 21:26
The UN Security Council on Friday renewed the arms embargo against the Central African Republic (CAR) and extended the mandate of the expert panel assisting its sanctions committee for the country. 
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Greta Thunberg seeks Africa climate change action

BBC Africa - Fri, 31/01/2020 - 18:52
The teen activist, joined by African peers, says the problem is under-reported.
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Female genital mutilation: Parents arrested after death of girl in Egypt

BBC Africa - Fri, 31/01/2020 - 17:35
An aunt and a doctor who allegedly carried out the illegal procedure are also detained in Asyut.
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Huduma Namba: Kenya court halts biometric ID over data fears

BBC Africa - Fri, 31/01/2020 - 14:56
Judges says data protection laws need to be enacted to safeguard a wealth of sensitive information.
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How mobile money is rebuilding lives in Sudan

UN News Centre - Africa - Fri, 31/01/2020 - 06:20
When Mohammed Ahmed left Sudan in search of better life, he couldn’t have imagined that he would find financial security back home. But, some four years later, he now runs a thriving business, thanks to an innovative scheme involving the UN migration agency (IOM), based on the use of mobile money.
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