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October 27, 2017 1:29 PM Catalans declare independence from Spain

The Catalan regional parliament has voted to declare independence from Spain, just as the Spanish government appears set to impose direct rule. Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy earlier told senators direct rule was needed to return “law, democracy and stability” to Catalonia. The crisis began when Catalans backed independence in an illegal vote earlier 35

October 27, 2017 9:15 AM Impeachment petition “flamboyantly outrageous” – Superior

Mayor of Tamale, Iddrisu Musah Superior has rubbished a petition to impeach him describing it as “limbless” and “without bases.” His response comes after at least more than half of the Tamale Metropolitan Assembly Members called for Musah Superior’s impeachment, over several violations including, mismanagement, dictatorship, embezzlement. In a motion 56

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 127

October 25, 2017 8:25 PM Tamale Mayor faces impeachment over ‘stinking’ contracts, disrespect

At least 31 out of the 58-Member Tamale Metropolitan Assembly have signed a petition to impeach the Mayor over disrespect and some financial under-dealings. In the petition intercepted by Joy News Wednesday, Mohammed Iddrisu Musah Superior is alleged to have issued contracts under dubious means. He is also accused of channelling the Assembly’s “meagre 68

October 25, 2017 8:02 PM Tamale MCE hot; 31 Assembly members agree to vote him out

Some 31 members of the Tamale Metropolitan Assembly, have requested a general Assembly meeting in accordance with Order 17 (3) of the Standing Orders of District, Municipal and Metropolitan Assemblies of Ghana, to enable them pass a vote of no confidence in the MCE, Iddrisu Musah, also known as Musah Superior. The aggrieved Assembly Members in a letter 35

October 23, 2017 2:41 AM PYJ, Weah Seeking The ‘Face of God’ in Nigeria

PYJ, Weah seal deal for run-off presidential bid? The relationship between the two men has not been exactly rosy in the recent past, but as images of Senator Prince Y. Johnson, leader of the Movement for Democracy and Reconstruction (MDR) and Senator George M. Weah of the Coalition for Democratic Change at church together in Nigeria with Pastor T. B. Joshua 119

October 21, 2017 9:50 AM President Kenyatta, Odinga call for peace on Election Day

In the capital Nairobi, Kenyatta oversaw a celebration full of pomp and ceremony for the annual Heroes Day, using the opportunity to push his campaign for re-election and warn his rival against disrupting next Thursday’s vote. The president, whose August victory was overturned by the Supreme Court, accused the opposition of abusing hard-fought democratic 138

October 20, 2017 5:28 PM AMERI insists $510m power deal fair

AMERI Energy has insisted its $510m price for a 230megawatts power plant is fair despite government's claim the project was over-priced by $150million. In a press release, CEO of the UAE-based company Maher Al Alili maintained, his company "offers the lowest levelized tariff of any thermal plant in Ghana". The New Patriotic Party government is following 59

October 19, 2017 2:59 PM Spain gears up to revoke Catalan autonomy in secession spat

Spain's government on Thursday set in motion plans to take away Catalonia's local powers after its defiant regional president refused to give up his demands for Catalan independence. The constitutional law that Spain plans to invoke has never been used in the four decades since democracy was restored after Gen. Francisco Franco's dictatorship 109

October 18, 2017 6:35 PM UN envoy meets WSahara independence leaders in bid to restart talks

The new UN envoy for disputed Western Sahara, Horst Koehler, met leaders of an Algerian-backed independence movement Wednesday after visiting Morocco in a bid to get stalled peace talks back on track. Koehler, a former German president tasked by the United Nations in August with mediating the decades-old dispute, sat down with leaders from the pro-independence 75