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Liberia President Urges For Peaceful Elections In October

Liberia is scheduled for third presidential and general elections on October 10 and amid the start of campaigning by candidates the president has urged the countrymen for peaceful voting. Among the top candidates are vice president Joseph Nyumah Boakai and former soccer star George Weah, who is a senator and lost the 2011 vice president election. He also was unable ...

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South Africa To Adopt Sign Language As Official Language

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Sign Language will be henceforth treated as one of the official languages of South Africa. The country’s Constitutional Review Committee in Parliament has recommended it and the Pan South African Language Board (PanSALB) acknowledged the step on Thursday through a released statement. PanSALB spokesperson Sibusiso Nkosi said probably the section 6 (1) and (5) (a) could be amended as declaring ...

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Malta President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca Visits Ghana To Strengthen Ties

Malta President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca

Malta President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca is on a three-day visit to Ghana with spouse Edgar Prega to strengthen bilateral relations between the two countries and enhance economic cooperation along with exchange of products and services. The couple was welcomed by Ghanian Vice President Alhaji Dr Mahamudu Bawumia at the Kotoko International Airport on Tuesday. Chief of Staff, Mrs Akosua Frema ...

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Boko Haram’s Female Suicide Bombers Kill 8 In Northeastern Nigeria

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Female suicide bombers killed about eight people attacking two displaced persons camps in northeastern Nigerian city Maiduguri, which is the birthplace of Boko Haram extremist insurgency. The blast occurred on Sunday night and fifteen people were injured too. It is believed the attacks were conducted by Nigeria-based extremist group Boko Haram as they have been targeting the cities with mostly ...

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Burundi President Invites Refugees In Tanzania To Return Home

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On his visit to neighboring country Tanzania, the Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza urged his countrymen, living in camps as refugees, to return back home. Currently over 240,000 Burundians live in Tanzania as refugees and mostly in the camps near shared border of the two countries, reveals U.N. refugee agency. Burundi emerged as political unrest country in 2015 when Nkurunziza announced ...

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South Africa Cuts Interest Rates To Adjust Inflation

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Following a slight recession earlier this year South Africa has cut down the interest rates, though surprisingly, for the first time in five years. South African Reserve Bank has earlier been prioritizing to bring down the inflation rate that was 7 percent in 2016. South African economy is second largest after Nigeria in Africa. It is most developed, but in ...

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Jailed Journalist Ahmed Abba Named For 2017 International Press Freedom Award

Jailed Journalist Ahmed Abba

Jailed journalist Ahmed Abba has been named as recipient for the 2017 International Press Freedom Award. Currently he serving 10 years prison sentence by a Cameroon military tribunal. The International Press Freedom Award is an annual prize awarded by Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ). It was founded in 1991 and since then dozens of people from media have been awarded. ...

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