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Akufo-Addo wins Ghana’s Election 2020 In “Electoral College” Fashion

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President of Ghana Nana Addo-Danquah Akufo Addo has won re-election to form a new government for a final four-year term. This follows a final declaration by the independent electoral commission of the results of the December 7 2020 general elections held in the West African nation. Ghana's Electoral commissioner Jean Mensah made the declaration Wednesday evening promoting rampturous jubilation from...

MPLA wins over half of claimed votes in Angola

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The National Electoral Commission (CNE) approved the minutes of the final results of the elections in a meeting that took place in the early hours of Monday and in which it was found that the MPLA collected more than half of the votes claimed. Speaking to Angolan Public Television, CNE spokesman Lucas Quilundo said that the minutes of the national...

LIONS MAUL MAN TO DEATH IN GHANA

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The authorities in Ghana are investigating after a man was mauled to death by a lion after he climbed into a zoo enclosure in the capital, Accra.  The man, described as middle-aged, died from his injuries after Sunday's attack, officials say.  The motive of the intruder is yet to be determined, according to a statement by wildlife authorities. The victim's body was...

MPLA wins general elections with 51.07 percent of the vote. UNITA wins 44.05 percent

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The provisional results were released this Thursday by the spokesman for the National Electoral Commission (CNE), Lucas Quilundo, at a time when 97.3 percent of polling stations were being scrutinized, so there should be no substantial changes, he said. The Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA) elects 124 deputies and the National Union for the Total Independence of...

Why Ghana Went From Hero to Zero for Investors

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Ghana is learning the hard way why oil can be a blessing and a curse. The onset of commercial crude production helped turn the West African nation into one of the continent’s hottest investment destinations, but also prompted successive governments to borrow to the hilt. Skittish investors have offloaded Ghana’s bonds and currency, the cedi, amid mounting concern over...

Namibia scraps COVID-19 vaccination proof, PCR test result requirement at entry for foreigners

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Namibian Minister of Health and Social Services Kalumbi Shangula on Thursday said people visiting Namibia will no longer be required to produce a vaccination certificate or a negative PCR test result at the ports of entry. Shangula said in a statement that the current epidemiological situation no longer supports the retention of this requirement. "Consequently, the entry requirement into Namibia by...

Germany to return hundreds of Nigeria’s Benin Bronzes

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Germany has signed an agreement to transfer ownership of 512 Benin Bronzes, hailed as the largest return of cultural artefacts looted from the continent in the 19th century. The agreement was signed between the Foundation of Prussian Cultural Heritage (SPK) and Nigeria's National Commission for Museums and Monuments (NCMM). The first objects will be returned to Nigeria this year from the...

Angola’s MPLA Takes Commanding Lead in Provisional Vote Count

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The ruling Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola, or MPLA, held a commanding lead with 60.65% of the votes in initial provisional results following a general election in Africa’s second-biggest oil producer.  The MPLA’s biggest challenger, The Union for the Total Independence of Angola, or Unita, received 33.85%, according to Angola’s National Electoral Commission. The provisional results were based...

Ghana traders threaten to close shops over inflation

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Shop owners in Ghana are threatening to close their business premises next Monday to protest against the weakening of the country’s currency, the cedi.  At 10 cedis to the US dollar, traders are finding it difficult to stay in business as the cost of importing and clearing goods continues to rise. The cost of most basic goods and services has doubled...

Burkina Faso launches its first pharmaceutical production plant

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Burkina Faso has built its first pharmaceutical production plant, specializing in the production of generic drugs, which was visited on Tuesday by Prime Minister Albert Ouédraogo. Built by actors of the Burkinabe private sector and named Propharm, this factory, erected on 1.5 hectares in the commune of Komsilga, on the outskirts of the capital Ouagadougou, will ensure a "permanent availability...

Mushroom farming creating bright futures for Uganda women

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Mushroom growing has become one of the fastest-growing home-based venture in Uganda. It has proven to be a wellspring of income for many, especially women. It is popular because it allows the recycling of nutritionally worthless materials such as husks and dung, which would otherwise pollute the environment, to be turned into nourishing delights with many health benefits. Namyalo Siyana has become one...

Angolans to vote in tight race that could affect pro-Russia ties

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Angolans will vote on Wednesday in a tight race in which the main opposition coalition has its best-ever chance of victory, as millions of youth left out of its oil-fuelled booms are expected to express frustration with nearly five decades of MPLA rule. The ruling party remains favourite, though the margin is narrow enough for a surprise UNITA victory, which...

Kenya election official dies in unclear circumstances

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A Kenyan election official who was in charge of a constituency in the just-ended elections collapsed and died on Monday. Geoffrey Gitobu was at the electoral body's offices in Nanyuki town, in central Kenya, when he collapsed and was pronounced dead at a hospital near the office. He was in charge of elections in Gichugu constituency, Kirinyaga country in central Kenya. Mr...

Kenya: Odinga challenges presidential poll results in court

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Kenya's defeated presidential candidate Raila Odinga filed an online petition to the country's top court on Monday challenging the result of the August 9 election that handed victory to his rival William Ruto. Odinga, a veteran opposition leader who ran with the backing of the ruling party, has rejected the outcome of the poll, branding it a "travesty." He narrowly lost...

U20 Women’s World Cup: Nigeria beaten in last eight by the Netherlands

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Nigeria were knocked out of the Under-20 Women's World Cup by the Netherlands on Sunday to end African involvement in the tournament in Costa Rica. The Dutch won the quarter-final tie 2-0 thanks to first-half goals from Zera Hulswit and Ziva Henry in Alajuela. Hulswit fired in a half-volley in the 11th minute after a poor clearance by Nigeria captain Oluwatosin...

Angola braces for closely fought elections

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Angolans will vote on Wednesday to determine whether or not President João Lourenço wins a second and final five-year term in office.  He is running on a ticket of the ruling MPLA party - with a total of eight candidates vying for the top job.  His main challenge comes in the form of Angola's largest opposition party Unita, whose leader is...

Raila Odinga challenges Kenya election result

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Raila Odinga, who came second in Kenya's presidential election, has filed a legal case challenging the result, his lawyers have said. According to the electoral commission, Mr Odinga took 48.8% of the vote, losing to William Ruto's 50.5%. However, four of the seven electoral commissioners refused to endorse the outcome alleging that the way the final results were tallied was "opaque". The...

Cairo metro employs Egypt’s first women train drivers

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As Egypt prepares to expand to serve a population over 20 million, the Cairo metro has recruited Egypt's first female train drivers, a novelty in a country where few women have formal jobs. Since April, commuters on the network's newest line have seen women take the controls in the driver's cab, with reactions ranging from raised eyebrows to outright disapproval,...

Emirates to suspend Nigeria flights over blocked funds

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Emirates airline will suspend all flights to Nigeria from September 1. According to the Dubai based airline, the West African country has failed to repatriate millions of dollars of its funds. The airline said it took the "difficult decision" in order to limit further losses, citing circumstances "beyond our control," in a statement on Thursday August 18. Emirates announced in July that...

Nigeria restores power after nationwide shutdown

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Power has been restored in Nigeria after a nationwide blackout due to a workers' strike over pay.  Africa’s most populous nation was plunged into darkness on Wednesday after the workers shut down the national power grid.  The electricity workers’ union had said it wanted to compel the government to honour an agreement from 2019 to pay former employees of a state-owned...

Security, trade high on the agenda as SADC leaders meet in Kinshasa

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Leaders of Southern African nations are meeting in Kinshasa for their 42nd summit. The leaders are expected to review the progress made towards achieving closer integration and deepening regional trade. The summit will be held under the theme "Promoting Industrialization through Agro-Industry, Mineral Resource Enrichment and Regional Value Chains for Inclusive and Resilient Economic Growth.  The summit comes at a time...