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The United States said on Thursday it was imposing visa restrictions on Ghana, accusing the African country of not cooperating in accepting its citizens ordered removed from the United States. #US imposes #visa sanctions on #Ghana for refusing to accept deported citizens. https://t.co/mVhXj7mY8g — Akwasi Sarpong (@akwasisarpong) February 1, 2019 US imposes visa restrictions on Ghana over deportees https://t.co/osZcYnAMAY Without an appropriate response […]

ABUJA- Following a request from the Federal Government, the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, in Abuja, on Thursday, fixed February 4 to resume proceedings on the non assets declaration charge pending against the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Walter Onnoghen. The Mr. Danladi Umar-led tribunal, in a statement made available to our corresponded, […]

Thai officials deployed drones in desperate attempts to battle air pollution. Local media say, Bangkok hopes to release 50 drones, each carrying up to 10 litres to spray water into the air with the hope to alleviate the hazardous air pollution in the Thai capital. “We are doing this because we think it will get […]

Equality Now, a human rights advocacy group has called on the Liberian government to act on anti-Female Genital Mutilation, FGM, laws that have elapsed. The immediate past president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf issued an executive order in January 2018 banning the practice for a year as she prepared to leave office. The one-year order has since expired with […]

The Sudanese army issued a statement on Wednesday saying it would not allow the state to collapse, following weeks of mass protests demanding an end to President Omar al-Bashir’s 30-year rule. General Kamal Abdul Maarouf, chief of staff of the armed forces, is presenting a fallacious choice btwn #Bashir & a failed state. Bashir n’est pas l‘état. […]

Tanzania’s parliament passed amendments to legislation late on Tuesday that give sweeping powers to a government-appointed registrar over political parties, a move that opposition legislators say will cement “one-party rule”. Sadly we are watching the defeat of democracy in Tanzania. It is a slow and painful death by a thousand cuts. If current trends continue, […]

Zimbabwe’s government will hold last-ditch negotiations with public sector unions on Wednesday to try to avert a national strike that could trigger more unrest after this month’s violent protests. Teachers at Zimbabwe’s state-run schools plan to stop working from Feb. 5 to demand a quadrupling of their salaries, their union said https://t.co/zsbqFcVPZp — Bloomberg (@business) January 30, […]

South Africa’s largest labour union group, with more than a million and a half members, said on Wednesday it would stage a nationwide strike on Feb. 13 over large-scale layoffs at ailing state-owned firms and at private companies. #Cosatu says threats of job cuts at #Eskom, SABC and others prompts decision to hold nationwide strike. https://t.co/KhpdsGa7RK — Moneyweb News (@Moneyweb) January […]

Former President of Ethiopia’s Somali Regional State, Abdi Mohammed Omer, has been charged for inciting violence that plunged the region into deadly chaos in August 20018. Omer, also popularly referred to as Abdi Illey, has been in federal custody since he was forced out of office last year. He is charged along with over 40 […]

A female opposition leader has been arrested by Sudanese security forces according to Reuters news agency. Mariam Sadiq al-Mahdi’s arrest was confirmed by her sister Rabah. Her sister said two security vehicles picked her from her home on Wednesday morning. Mariam is deputy head of the main opposition party led by her father. Their father […]


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