Don’t drag me into Buhari’s gaffe; Rawlings cautions

Don’t drag me into Buhari’s gaffe; Rawlings cautions

The Office of former President Jerry John Rawlings has denied making any public comments in relation to a controversial statement by Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari on his country’s youth. In a statement issued Sunday, the Office of the former Ghanaian

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Gunmen rip pregnant teenager’s womb open, escape with unborn baby, kill pastor in Rivers

Gunmen rip pregnant teenager’s womb open, escape with unborn baby, kill pastor in Rivers

Unknown gunmen have killed a pregnant teenager, ripped her womb open and took the unborn baby away in Rumuoro village, Ogbakiri, in Emohua Local Government Area of Rivers State. The gunmen also killed four others, including a Pastor, Joseph Nheme,

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Swaziland king changes country’s name

Swaziland king changes country’s name

Swaziland’s King Mswati III has announced he is renaming the country as the Kingdom of eSwatini. The monarch announced the official change at Golden Jubilee celebrations for the 50th anniversary of Swazi independence. The celebrations also marked the king’s 50th

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DR Congo president sacks 256 judges for not having law degrees

DR Congo president sacks 256 judges for not having law degrees

More than 250 judges have been sacked in the Democratic Republic of Congo for not having a law degree, and corruption allegations. President Joseph Kabila “sanctioned more than 200 individuals who do not fulfil the conditions to function as magistrates”,

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Armed men storm Nigeria’s senate, stealing mace

Armed men storm Nigeria’s senate, stealing mace

The Nigerian Senate was on high alert Wednesday after armed men interrupted a session at Nigeria’s parliament, stealing its mace. The men were allegedly led by suspended lawmaker Ovie Omo-Agege who seized the symbol of authority from the upper legislative

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Taking painkillers during pregnancy may harm baby’s future fertility – Study

Taking painkillers during pregnancy may harm baby’s future fertility – Study

Pregnant women who take painkillers could be harming the fertility of their unborn child, and even that of future generations, a new study has showed. Researchers from Edinburgh University looked at the effects of paracetamol and ibuprofen on samples of

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Sex-for-marks: Varsity suspends lecturer, places him on half-salary

Sex-for-marks: Varsity suspends lecturer, places him on half-salary

A university lecturer, Mr. Kisuze Edward, has been suspended by the University of Makarere in Uganda over allegations of sexual harassment. In the letter of suspension, which bore the stamp of the office of the Vice Chancellor and was posted

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Zimbabwe fires all striking nurses, to hire unemployed nurses and recall retired staff

Zimbabwe fires all striking nurses, to hire unemployed nurses and recall retired staff

On the eve of Zimbabwe’s 38th independence anniversary, the government has discharged all nurses that were participating in a strike demanding payment of allowances and restructuring of the salary scale. In a statement issued by the vice president, Constantino Chiwenga,

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Ethiopia overtakes Ghana as Africa’s fastest growing economy

Ethiopia overtakes Ghana as Africa’s fastest growing economy

Ethiopia has overtaken Ghana as Africa’s fastest growing economy, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said on Tuesday. Ghana – the second-biggest economy – is expected to experience a 6.3 per cent gain this year, the IMF’s World Economic Outlook released

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Rwanda football coach sacked over sex claims wins pay-off

Rwanda football coach sacked over sex claims wins pay-off

A Rwandan women’s football coach sacked over allegations she had sexually assaulted her players has welcomed a court verdict to award her $47,000 (£32,000) for wrongful dismissal. Grace Nyinawumuntu, a former national coach, told the BBC she was now looking

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