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US honours Nigerian imam who hid Christians from killers

A Nigerian imam, who saved 262 Christians from killer herdsman by hiding them in his mosque and home, has been honoured by the US government. Imam Abubakar Abdullahi, 83, received...

Ghana to raise cocoa farmers’ prices by 5.2%

Ghana will raise cocoa farmgate prices by 5.2% for the 2019/20 season, the first increase in four years, following strong sales of export contracts to chocolate makers and cocoa...

Ban on insulting Rwanda’s president upheld

The Supreme Court in Rwanda has rejected a challenge to a law which says it is a crime to insult the president. The law which was introduced last year means...

Israel launches satellite to boost internet connectivity in Africa

Israel is helping Africa connect to the rest of the world through a new satellite soaring into space. It's Spacecom successfully launched "Amos-17", a state-of-art satellite on a mission to...

Uganda’s most fertile woman has given birth to 44 children by age 40

Mariam Nabatanzi, a 40-year-old woman from Uganda’s Mukono District has been dubbed the African country’s most fertile woman after it was reported that she has given birth to 44...

Kenya to restrict access to porn sites to curb teenage pregnancy

Kenya plans to restrict access to online pornographic sites in a bid to reduce pregnancies among school children. Information Minister Joseph Mucheru comments come amid growing concern in Kenya about...

Mansa Musa: The richest man who ever lived

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is the richest man in the world, according to the 2019 Forbes billionaires' list released this week. With an estimated fortune of $131bn (£99bn) he...

Crisis of condom shortage in Kenyan town

Condom shortage in a Kenyan town has reportedly forced residents to recycle used condoms, as they try to protect themselves against sexually transmitted infections. According to a report by the...

Kenya arrests three over $10m worth of fake money

A Kenyan and two Chadians have been arrested by authorities in Kenya for possessing more than a billion shillings in fake foreign currencies. The Directorate of Criminal Investigation, DCI, under...

World Tourism Day at Abetifi in the Kwahu East District of the Eastern Region...

Today, September 27 is being observed globally as World Tourism Day. In Ghana, the day will be celebrated with a symposium and durbar at Abetifi in the Kwahu East...

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Africa

Rwanda in u-turn on restrictions after first death

Rwanda has reversed its planned easing of restrictions on Monday after recording the first death from coronavirus and a swift rise in new cases. Travels...

South Africa delays schools’ reopening by a week

South Africa has delayed the reopening of schools by a week to allow school administrators more time to prepare. Final year students in primary and...

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Belgian prince contracts COVID-19 after breaking Spanish lockdown rule

Belgium's Prince Joachim contracted COVID-19 after attending a party in Spain which broke lockdown rules, the Belgian Royal Palace has confirmed. Prince Joachim, who is...

Iran declares huge jump in cases

There have been more than 3,000 new cases in the 24 hours in Iran, an unprecedented peak in the last two months. "People seem to think...