Ghana/Burkina Faso railway connectivity project on track – Amewu

Ghana/Burkina Faso railway connectivity project on track – Amewu

 Mr John-Peter Amewu, Minister of Railway Development, says plans are on course to secure private sector partnership to build a rail line between Ghana and Burkina Faso. The final stage of the procurement process for the engagement of the private

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Niger village attacks death toll rises to 137

Niger village attacks death toll rises to 137

Niger village attacks death toll rises to 137 The government in Niger says the number of people now known to have been killed in attacks on Sunday by suspected Islamist militants is 137. Three villages were targeted, close to the

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Akufo-Addo to attend Ivorian Prime Minister’s funeral today

Akufo-Addo to attend Ivorian Prime Minister’s funeral today

President Akufo-Addo President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has left Ghana for the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire to attend the funeral of Ivorian Prime Minister, Hamad Bakayoko. This was disclosed by the Presidency in a statement. President Akufo-Addo left the country

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Covid-19: France, Germany and Italy suspend AstraZeneca vaccine

Covid-19: France, Germany and Italy suspend AstraZeneca vaccine

Germany, France and Italy have halted rollouts of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, after a series of incidents in Europe involving blood clots. They join several smaller European nations who have halted vaccinations as a precaution while checks are made. The World

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Denmark suspends use of AstraZeneca vaccine as ‘precautionary measure’

Denmark suspends use of AstraZeneca vaccine as ‘precautionary measure’

AstraZeneca vaccine Denmark is suspending the use of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine for two weeks as it investigates reports of some patients developing blood clots after being inoculated, days after several other EU countries suspended use of a specific batch of the vaccine.

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Senegal protests: The country is ‘on the verge of an apocalypse’

Senegal protests: The country is ‘on the verge of an apocalypse’

Demonstrations like this one on Friday in the capital, Dakar, began on Wednesday A top Senegalese official whose job is to settle conflicts has said the country is on a dangerous precipice after four days of protests left at least

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Students missing after gunmen attack Nigerian school

Students missing after gunmen attack Nigerian school

Students missing in Nigeria Reports from the north-central Nigerian town of Kagara in Niger state say gunmen have stormed a boys’ boarding secondary school and abducted a yet to be known number of students and staff. A local official at

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Malawi president fires head of Covid taskforce

Malawi president fires head of Covid taskforce

President Lazarus Chakwera has ordered an audit of funds Malawi’s President Lazarus Chakwera has fired the co-chair of a taskforce overseeing government’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic, amid allegations over misuse of 6 billion Malawi Kwacha ($7.7m; £5.6m). The co-chair

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Senegal receives China’s Covid vaccine

Senegal receives China’s Covid vaccine

A night-time curfew is in place in Senegal’s capital, DakarImage caption: A night-time curfew is in place in Senegal’s capital, Dakar Senegal has received 200,000 doses of the Covid-19 vaccine from Chinese company Sinopharm. President Macky Sall said the government

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US busts ‘$50m Ghana-based cyber fraud scam’

US busts ‘$50m Ghana-based cyber fraud scam’

US investigators say they have busted a “Ghana-based criminal enterprise”, with the arrest of six of its “ringleaders” in the US on charges of laundering more than $50m (£36m). “The scams we allege in this investigation include romance scams targeting

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