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Two Tunisian MPs been jailed amid rights concerns

Two Tunisian MPs have been jailed by a military court amid concerns over human rights in the country. The two MPs are from the Islamist Karama party. Five lawmakers have now been imprisoned since July when President Kais Saied took over...

Sudan’s PM speaks after failed coup attempt

Sudan's Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok has described a failed coup as an attempt to derail the country's transition to civilian rule. In a televised address, Mr Hamdok blamed loyalists of former President Omar al-Bashir, who was ousted two years ago...

Coup attempt fails in Sudan – state media

Sudan says it has thwarted an attempted military coup, and arrested "all those involved". A government spokesman told state media the coup plotters were linked to the ousted President Omar al-Bashir, who was toppled two years ago. Earlier reports from the...

Hotel Rwanda hero convicted on terror charges

A man who was portrayed in a film as a life-saving hero during the Rwandan genocide has been sentenced to 25 years for terrorism by a court in Rwanda. Paul Rusesabagina, 67, was found guilty of backing a rebel group...

Military Junta refuses to release deposed President Alpha Conde

Guinea's Military Junta, say they would not bow to regional pressure and allow President Alpha Conde, who had been detained since his overthrow on Sept. 5, 2020 to leave the country. A statement by the Junta read on Guinea State...

Abdelaziz Bouteflika: Former Algerian president dies aged 84

The former president of Algeria, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, has died after a long illness at the age of 84. Bouteflika led the country for almost two decades, stepping down in 2019 after his bid for a fifth term in office led...

African leaders call for CAR ceasefire

African leaders have called for a ceasefire to be declared in the Central African Republic (CAR), amid a security crisis. At a Great Lakes regional summit in Angola on Thursday, politicians also agreed on a roadmap for peace – although...

President Akufo-Addo leaves for Guinea to confer with Military junta

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, ECOWAS Chair, Friday left Accra for Guinea to meet her military leaders a day after the regional bloc imposed travel and financial sanctions on the junta and their families. The development is a follow up...

Zuma loses bid to overturn jail sentence

South Africa's top court has ruled that former President Jacob Zuma has failed in his bid to have his 15-month jail sentence overturned. In July, Mr Zuma asked the constitutional court to revoke the sentence, arguing that it was excessive...

Gabon’s former PM dies after battle with Covid

Gabon's former Prime Minister Casimir Oye Mba died on Thursday at the age of 79 after contracting coronavirus, his family said. He had received hospital treatment in the country’s capital – Libreville – for a week, but was later transferred...

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VIDEO: President Akufo-Addo’s full UN General Assembly speech

President Akufo-Addo has addressed the UN General Assembly at the annual gathering of world leaders in New York City. Watch...

Analysts applaud Police for swift action against Officers cited for assault in Tamale

By Nathaniel Nartey. Facebook: Nathaniel Nartey. Twitter: @Annertey_Nartey Some Security Analysts have applauded the swift action taken by the Police to interdict four Officers with the Tamale...

President Akufo-Addo to address UN General Assembly today

President Akufo-Addo will at 1530 GMT on Wednesday, September 22, 2021, address the UN General Assembly at the annual gathering of world leaders in...

GUTA vows to continue protests against foreign retail businesses

By Nathaniel Nartey Facebook: Nathaniel Nartey Twitter: @Annertey_Nartey Ghana Union of Traders Association (GUTA), says it would continue to protest against the operation of foreign retail businesses...

Kotoko sign 18-year old Clinton Opoku

By Nana Yaw Preko Bimpeh. Kumasi Asante Kotoko have officially announced the signing of a teenage forward Clinton Opoku. Opoku 18-year-old is joining the Porcupine Warriors...