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March 18, 2018 9:16 AM French island residents round up ‘foreigners

A group of residents from the Indian Ocean French island of Mayotte has been rounding up suspected illegal migrants and taking them to local police. The move targeted around 100 “foreigners, Comorans and Africans”, a member of the group told AFP. Protests against the economic crisis and illegal immigrants from the Comoros islands have paralysed the island 127

March 5, 2018 6:27 AM Shape of Water wins best picture at Oscars 2018

The Shape of Water has won the Oscar for best picture at the 90th Academy Awards, defeating strong competition from Get Out, Lady Bird and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri in what had been considered the closest Oscar race in many years. The award was presented by Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway, who had been involved in last year’s mix-up over La La Land and Moonlight 109

February 22, 2018 11:30 AM We’ll improve our detection of exam leaks, cheating – WAEC

The West African Examination Council [WAEC], has said it will adopt more innovative technologies to curb examination malpractices and exam leaks. The Council believes this is particularly important as the number of candidates keeps increasing. At an educational seminar for the media in Accra on Tuesday, journalists were taken through WAEC’s operational 83

February 20, 2018 3:04 PM Apple pushes fix to latest text bomb bug

Apple has tackled a bug that causes its devices to freeze if they encounter a specific character from the Telugu alphabet – a language native to India. Following the glitch’s discovery, pranksters had used the symbol on social media, private messages and even Uber’s app to cause problems. Apple has now issued a software update for its iPhones, iPads 80

February 19, 2018 1:49 PM Iran plane crash: Search continues for missing Aseman Airlines jet

Search and rescue teams are continuing to search for an Iranian plane that crashed in bad weather on Sunday. Officials told state media that the wreckage had been found, but an aviation spokesman said he could not confirm this. The Aseman Airlines passenger plane came down in the Zagros mountains on Sunday, and all 66 people on board are feared to have been killed 75

February 16, 2018 11:18 AM Oxfam sex scandal: Director promises justice for victims

Oxfam says it will set up a commission to investigate past and present allegations of exploitation by staff. Oxfam International’s executive director Winnie Byanyima said it would “do justice” and “atone for the past”. She invited victims to come forward “for justice to be done” for them, saying she was “here for all the women who have been abused 79

February 5, 2018 5:12 PM Two Kenyan TV stations back on air

Two private Kenyan TV stations are now back on air after being shut down for seven days. “Government switches NTV and KTN News back on after seven days,” privately-owned NTV said on its live feed on YouTube. But the stations are only available on pay TV platforms. Two other stations – Citizen TV and Kikuyu-language station Inooro TV – remain off air. Earlier 77

January 13, 2018 2:42 PM ‘We won’t accept insults from Trump’ – Nana Addo

President Akufo-Addo has condemned US President, Donald Trump for recent derogatory remarks he reportedly made against African countries, saying Ghana will “not accept such insults, even from a leader of a friendly country.” Trump’s alleged description of some nations on the continent as ‘shithole countries’ has not sat well with many, including a number 100

October 29, 2017 7:18 AM EIB Network scoops 15 Awards at 2017 RTP Awards

Excellence in Broadcasting (EIB) Network scooped fifteen (15) prestigious awards at the 7th edition of the Radio and Television Personality (RTP) awards which came off on Saturday at the Accra International Conference Centre. GHOne TV’s News Editor/Presenter, Nana Aba Anamoah took home the biggest award of the night. She won the ‘Personality of the Yearâ 130

October 27, 2017 10:10 PM Spain says it's dissolving Catalonia's regional government after independence declaration

Spain’s central government Friday fired Catalonia’s separatist leaders, dissolved its parliament and called new elections for December, hours after regional lawmakers voted in favor of a historic declaration of independence. Seeking to quell Spain’s gravest constitutional crisis in its nearly four decades of democracy, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy ousted 95