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Ghana’s Mahama denies conceding to Akufo-Addo

John Mahama, the main opposition presidential candidate in Ghana’s elections has denied reports that he conceded after a letter circulated falsely claiming that he had done so.Mr Mahama’s National Democratic Congress has said the letter - which bears the...

Tension as Ghana electoral body prepare to announce official result

As Ghana Electoral Commission prepare to declare results of last Monday's Presidential and parliamentary elections, news reaching us indicates that there are dissatisfaction on the part of leading opposition party over certain actions of government officials particularly the military,...

Court in Senegal sentenced 3 fathers for pushing their sons to migrate to Europe

A court in Senegal on Tuesday handed down jail terms to three fathers accused of pushing their sons to migrate to Europe by sea, sending them on a trip that left one of them dead, a defence lawyer said.In...

Ghanains vote in a tight presidential election in Mahama, Akufo-Addo face-off

Over 17 million eligible Ghanains will vote Monday, in presidential and parliamentary elections with the race for the top job expected to be a close-run fight between incumbent Nana Akufo-Addo and predecessor John Mahama.Nestled along the Gulf of Guinea,...

Ivory Coast ex-president Gbagbo plans to return from exile

Ivory Coast’s former president Laurent Gbagbo plans to return to his home country after his passport was returned following his acquittal at The Hague last year, his lawyer said Friday.Gbagbo has been unable to return to the West African...

Explosions hit 3 Malian cities amid jihadist attacks

The cities of Kidal, Gao and Menaka in northern Mali were hit by simultaneous attacks on Monday against military camps housing international forces, according to residents and a United Nations official.Kidal resident Souleymane Ag Mohamed Ali said he heard...

Burkina Faso main opposition leader concedes defeat in election

Burkina Faso’s main opposition leader has conceded defeat in Sunday’s presidential election after initial results showed a comfortable victory for President Roch Kabore, ending a dispute in which opponents said election fraud was committed.Former Finance Minister Zephirin Diabre met...

Jerry Rawlings: Ghana’s uncompromising leader dies at 73

Former Ghanaian revolutionary leader, military officer and politician, Jerry John Rawlings, who led Ghana from 1981 to 2001, has died Thursday,12th November, 2020, at the age of 73.Jerry Rawlings was a hulking figure who towered over Ghana for two...

Guinean opposition leaders arrested as anti Condé 3rd term unrest rages

AljazeeraGuinean police have launched a sweeping operation against opposition politicians and activists following deadly post-election violence in the country.Officers on Wednesday arrested the vice president of Guinea’s leading opposition party, the Union of Democratic Forces of Guinea (UFDG). More...

Sustained clashes over Ivory Coast’s Ouattara 3rd term as Ecowas urge talks

AljazeeraMore clashes broke out over Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara’s re-election as West African block, ECOWAS and France called for dialogue to end tensions over his contested third term.Ouattara secured the October 31 election by more than 94 percent...
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Pirates attack Turkish ship off W. Africa; kill 1, kidnap 15

Pirates attacked a Turkish cargo ship off the West African coast, kidnapping 15 sailors and killing one of them,...
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