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Why Ghana’s plans to reform its legal profession are flawed

THE way Ghana produces lawyers is in a confused...

Ghana’s construction industry is lively but needs regulation

OVER the past two decades, Ghana's construction sector has...

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Ethiopia cabinet approves bill to combat fake news, hate speech

ETHIOPIA’S Council of Ministers over the weekend approved a bill drafted by the Attorney General to combat fake news and hate speech, the state-run...

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Ghanaian traders shut down more foreign-owned shops as Nigeria’s border crisis worsens

MEMBERS of Ghana's main traders’ union GUTA, stormed Accra’s shopping district on Monday closing down...

Kenya aims to eliminate import of cotton raw materials in next five years

KENYA plans to revive the cotton industry in order to boost the overall performance of...

Mozambique to appeal S. African ruling to set aside extradition of ex-finance minister

MOZAMBIQUE’S government plans to appeal a South African court’s decision to revoke the planned extradition...

Uganda revamps century-old rail network after China delays funding

UGANDA will begin refurbishing its century-old rail network this month to boost bulk cargo transportation,...

Cameroon responds to US scrapping of trade benefits over rights abuses

THE United States has advised Cameroon to respect human rights in order to be reinstated...

Nigeria’s border closure to last at least until end-Jan: spokesman

NIGERIA will keep its land borders closed to trade until at least January 31, 2020,...

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Gambian women testify about sex abuse under ex-president Jammeh

SPEAKING calmly through tears, in a hearing streamed live on YouTube, former beauty queen Fatou Jallow told how Gambia’s ex-president Yahya Jammeh locked her...

Nigeria army ID check operation causes uproar in parliament

NIGERIA’S military is set to begin systematic identity checks throughout the country from November 1 to root out suspected foreign criminal elements. MPs have...

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War crimes judges sentence Congolese warlord Ntaganda to 30 years in prison

THE International Criminal Court (ICC) has sentenced a Congolese former rebel leader known as ‘The Terminator’ to 30 years in prison after he was...

Zimbabwean politician Joram Gumbo charged with corruption of nearly $4m

THE Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission on Monday detained and charged a cabinet minister and long-time ally of President Emmerson Mnangagwa for abuse of office alleged...

Angola purging family of former president from parliament

ANGOLA’S parliament has suspended a daughter of former president José Eduardo dos Santos for ‘unjust enrichment’ as his successor seeks to crack down on...

Tanzania: ‘Democratic freedoms undermined’

PRESIDENT John Magufuli has presided over a crackdown on media and civil society in Tanzania that has seriously undermined democratic freedoms as the country...

Lobbyists await Nigeria’s Supreme Court verdict on the country’s biggest contended presidential poll

AFTER a long wait, Nigeria’s Supreme Court has finally fixed a date to hear the petition against the election of President Muhammadu Buhari in...

Botswana’s ruling BDP wins general election: Chief Justice

MOKGWEETSI Masisi was declared President of Botswana on Friday, retaining his position and the ruling Botswana Democratic Party’s long dominance of power despite a...

South Africans march, calling for lifting of sanctions against Zimbabwe

SOUTH African ruling party, the African National Congress (ANC) on Friday marched alongside their Zimbabwean counterparts calling for sanctions to be removed against Harare. Zimbabwean...

Russia lands nuclear bombers in Africa as Putin hosts continent’s leaders

RUSSIA landed two nuclear-capable bombers in South Africa on a training mission on Wednesday, a flight apparently timed to coincide with President Vladimir Putin’s...

Ex-Gambian minister confesses role in Jammeh’s bloody rule

EDWARD Singhateh, defence minister under longtime ruler Yahya Jammeh, has admitted to The Gambia's Truth Reconciliation and Reparations Commission in Banjul that he personally arrested...

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