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March 24, 2018 10:20 AM DR Congo to shun its own aid conference

The Democratic Republic of Congo says it will not attend a donor conference in Geneva next month, complaining the country is being given “a bad image”. The meeting aims to raise nearly $1.7bn (£1.2bn) for what the UN has described as a catastrophic humanitarian crisis. Acting Prime Minister Jose Makila acknowledged that the country was facing an emergency 117

February 26, 2018 5:36 PM Botswana urges Kabila to step down

The foreign ministry said the situation is DR Congo is particularly bad “because its leader has persistently delayed holding elections, and has lost control over the security of his country”. Government troops have clashed with opposition supporters following the refusal of President Mr Kabila to leave office. He took power in 2001 after his father’s 55

February 26, 2018 7:26 AM DR Congo protests: Protester killed in Kinshasa demonstration

Security forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo have used live bullets to disperse a demonstration, killing one protester. The protests against President Joseph Kabila in the capital Kinshasa were organised by Catholic clergy. Fifteen people, three of whom are thought to be members of the clergy, have been arrested. Mr Kabila’s term ended in 2016, but he remains 67

February 23, 2018 5:23 PM Asante Kotoko fire Steve Polack

Asante Kotoko have dismissed head coach Steve Polack following the club’s exit from the CAF Confederations Cup at the hands of CARA Club of Congo Brazzaville on Wednesday. Kotoko appointed Polack in May 2017 and he led them to win the 2017 MTN FA Cup after they beat Hearts of Oak 3-1 in Tamale. The feat qualified them to the CAF Confederation Cup. The club made the announcement 55

February 16, 2018 12:31 PM Ghana drops to 54th in February FIFA Ranking

Ghana dropped four places to the 54th position in the latest Coca-Cola FIFA Ranking released on Thursday. The Black Stars had occupied the 50th position in the January ranking but lost 68 points to drop out of the top 50. The Black Stars, however, still remain the 8th ranked team in Africa, behind Tunisia, Senegal, DR Congo, Morocco, Egypt, Cameroon 44

February 11, 2018 6:08 PM Confed Cup: 4 missed penalties as Kotoko edge CARA in first leg

Substitute Yakubu Mahama was the hero of the day, as his late penalty in a game of missed penalties gave Kotoko a narrow 1-0 first-leg advantage over CARA club of Congo in the CAF Confederation Cup first round game. Asante Kotoko started the stronger of the two sides and mounted pressure on the CARA defence immediately from kick off. Emmanuel Gyamfi 49

December 21, 2017 12:25 PM Ghana moves up in latest FIFA rankings

Ghana has moved up one place and is now 50th on the latest and final FIFA rankings for the year 2017 released on Thursday. The Black Stars also moved up one place to 8th on the continent overtaking rivals Nigeria in the process. Senegal remain the top ranked team in Africa above Tunisia, with Egypt (31), Congo DR (39) and Herve Renard’s Morocco (40) completing 47

November 13, 2017 6:20 AM Train crash ‘kills 33’ in Democratic Republic of Congo

A train crash in the Democratic Republic of Congo has killed 33 people, UN radio station Okapi reports. It happened in Buyofwe in the province Lualaba, in the south of the country. Radio Okapi said that the train caught fire after crashing into a ravine. According to reports, it was carrying flammable material. The train was running between Lubumbashi 67

October 31, 2017 1:16 AM Paul Manafort’s ‘lavish lifestyle’ highlighted in indictment

A few years before he became Donald Trump’s campaign chairman, longtime Republican political operative Paul Manafort went on a spending spree with money funneled through a network of offshore bank accounts, a federal indictment unsealed Monday alleges. He bought a $1.5 million brownstone in a trendy New York neighborhood, and a $1.9 million home in Arlington 92

October 25, 2017 2:20 PM Private institutions in Ghana submit misleading information for accreditation – UNESCO

The subject of unaccredited institutions offering tertiary education in Ghana is common knowledge, while the acquisition of degrees by some Ghanaians from unaccredited and bogus institutions from overseas is known to plague the Ghanaian society, but a UNESCO report released October 24, 2017 has pointed these out. UNESCO’s 2017/8 Global Education Monitoring 80