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Mali junta asks Ecowas to lift economic sanctions

The head of Mali's military government, Colonel Assimi Goita, has called on West African leaders to lift economic sanctions imposed in the wake of last month's coup, following the nomination of a civilian interim president. Mali's military rulers on Monday...

President Akufo-Addo calls on UN, Member States to help restore normalcy to Mali

President Akufo-Addo has called on the United Nations and all member states to lend their support to efforts being made by Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), to restore normalcy to Mali. He said one immediate test confronting the...

One ‘killed’ in Cameroon anti-government protests

A protester was killed and others injured in Cameroon during anti-government protests held across the country on Tuesday, according to the opposition party's lawyer. The lawyer, Robert Amsterdam, tweeted a video of a protester lying motionless. He wrote: "We are receiving...

Let’s build united, prosperous, stable, secure ECOWAS – President Akufo-Addo

  The President of the Republic and Chair of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West African States, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has tasked the President, Commissioners and Staff of the ECOWAS Commission...

Ethiopia charges opposition figures with terrorism

Prominent opposition figures are among 24 people charged with terrorism in Ethiopia. The charges were laid in connection with a wave of ethnic unrest which followed the killing of popular Oromo singer Hachalu Hundessa, leaving more than 150 people dead...

Sierra Leone women’s footballers welcome life-changing equal pay

Sierra Leone women's international Rashidatu Kamara says she can now achieve her dream of getting a college degree following a pay boost. Kamara and her international team-mates will now be paid the same as players in the men's national team. The...

Global and African leaders welcome launch of Global Center on Adaptation (GCA) Africa

The Global Center on Adaptation (GCA) Africa announced the launch of its regional office in Côte d’Ivoire. Hosted by the African Development Bank at its headquarters in the Ivorian capital Abidjan, GCA Africa will work with partners across the...

Egypt misses out on World Trade Organization leader bid

Egypt's Abdel-Hamid Mamdouh has been knocked out of the running to become the next leader of the World Trade Organization (WTO), along with candidates from Mexico and Moldova. The two Africans left in the race are Nigeria's Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Kenya's...

Hotel Rwanda ‘hero’ Rusesabagina denied bail

A Rwandan court has denied bail to Paul Rusesabagina, who was portrayed as a hero in a Hollywood movie about the 1994 genocide. Mr Rusesabagina, who was living in exile until he arrived in Rwanda under mysterious circumstances at the...

Botswana allows wives to own land

Botswana wives can for the first time own land alongside their husbands, President Mokgweetsi Masisi has said. Until now, the country's land policy stopped wives from owning land if their husbands already had some. Only unmarried women or the wives of...

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President Akufo-Addo continues Ashanti Region tour

On Day two of his tour of the Ashanti Region, President Akufo-Addo is expected to visit a number of suburbs including Juaso and Konongo. He...

EC to reopen voters’ registration exercise on October 1

The EC says it is re-opening the Voters Register on Thursday, October, 1. The Commission says the exercise will give the opportunity to those who...

2020 AGRF held in Kigali

The 2020 African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) has been held in Kigali, Rwanda, under the theme, “Feed the Cities, Grow the Continent: Leveraging Urban...