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March 7, 2018 6:58 AM Ghana’s Kiki Gbeho appointed dep. Head of AU-UN mission in Dafur

Ms. Gbeho succeeds Bintou Keita of Guinea, to whom the Secretary-General and the Commission Chairperson are grateful for her dedicated service during her tenure with UNAMID. Ms. Gbeho brings to the position a wealth of experience from her distinguished career in the United Nations. Since 2015, she has served as Resident Coordinator/Resident Representative 14

January 9, 2018 7:09 AM Somaliland passes first law against rape

For the first time in its history, the self-declared republic of Somaliland has passed a law against rape. In the past, a victim’s family could force them to marry their rapist to avoid being shamed. Somaliland declared itself independent from Somalia in 1991 but is not internationally recognised as a country. There is still no law against rape in Somalia 29

October 31, 2017 3:44 AM How Donald Trump Hired and Fired Paul Manafort

When he is backed into a corner, Donald Trump reflexively tries to improvise his way out of the mess. That may have worked in the rough and tumble world of New York real estate, and it certainly helped him become the first political neophyte to lead a presidential ticket since Dwight D. Eisenhower. But on Monday, a trio of past impromptus resulted in a trifecta 34

October 30, 2017 11:16 PM Somali baby born at 32,000ft

An unexpected passenger joined a flight in Somalia after a baby boy was born mid-air, Jubba Airways has confirmed to the BBC. The flight was travelling from Hargeisa, the capital of the self-declared republic of Somaliland, to Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, on Saturday, the Dubai-based airline said. The woman, who was seven-months pregnant, started to feel contractions 27

October 28, 2017 11:33 AM Tanzania deports three S. Africans for 'promoting homosexuality'

Tanzania has deported three South African lawyers arrested last week for "promoting homosexuality", their organisation said in a statement. The Initiative for Strategic Litigation (ISLA) in Africa said that the three had been "deported earlier this evening", in the statement dated Friday. The lawyers were amongst a group of 13 people, including a Ugandan 23

October 26, 2017 7:51 AM Shooting, tear gas, bonfires mar Kenya election re-run

KISUMU, Kenya (Reuters) - Kenyan police clashed with opposition supporters where burning barricades and gangs of youths prevented voting in some towns in an election re-run, seeking to challenge the credibility of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s expected victory. In the western city of Kisumu, stone-throwing youths heeding opposition leader Raila Odinga’s 19

October 16, 2017 5:05 PM Here’s how you can help Mogadishu recover

After a catastrophic explosion, the Somali capital needs our help. On October 14, Mogadishu suffered one of the worst terrorist attacks in recent global history. A truck packed with military-grade explosives detonated near a gas tanker in the city's center, killing 300 and seriously injuring hundreds more. That number is expected to rise in the coming 10

October 11, 2017 1:25 PM Probe Ghanaian ISIS in Libya –Minority

Accra, Oct.10 GNA - The Minority in Parliament has called on government to probe a Libyan report that said about 50 to 100 Ghanaian migrants have featured prominently as members of ISIS in Libya. According to the Minority, they have taken interest in the report because of its ramification to the country’s security and international image. Mr Samuel Okudzeto 15

October 11, 2017 6:52 AM Ghana Is Second Highest Recruit Contributor To Isis – Okudzeto

Ranking Member on Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee, Mr Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, has said information gathered from Libya suggests that Ghana is the second highest country that contributes fighters to ISIS in Libya. “Rather worrying for Ghana, we are considered to be among the second highest category of 50 – 100. This has been explained by the Attorney-General’s 27

October 2, 2017 5:31 PM NADMO urges ECOWAS to establish emergency fund for disaster management

The National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) has urged ECOWAS to establish an emergency fund for disaster management in the sub-region. Mr Seji Saji, the Deputy Director General of NADMO said there was the need for ECOWAS to reinforce its role and mandate in humanitarian response and coordination in the sub-region by setting up dedicated funds 12