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  • Expert advocates sack-farming technology to save forest loss

    October 19, 2017 12:20 PM 2

    Assin-Fosu (C/R), Oct. 19, GNA - Mr Isaac Manu, an Agric Investment Consultant and the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Ikhman Consult, has advised Ghanaians to accept sack-farming as the latest technologically inclined method of farming that protects, preserve and reduce loss of forest cover and soil fertility. Sack-farming is a super modern agricultural

  • ICC says probing several crimes in Mali

    October 19, 2017 2:52 AM 1

    The International Criminal Court said on Wednesday it was investigating several potential war crimes including murder in Mali, months after finding an ex-jihadist guilty liable for millions worth of damage in the landlocked country. "Our investigations are continuing (into) other crimes... sexual crimes and crimes against peacekeepers, killings and all those

  • Tunisia jails couple for 'public indecency' over car kiss

    October 19, 2017 2:22 AM 1

    A Frenchman and a Tunisian woman were convicted on Wednesday on appeal in Tunis for "public indecency" after an altercation with police who arrested the couple while they were hugging in a car. The couple, who maintain that they were not kissing, were given a lighter sentence than the original term handed out at their October 4 trial, after widespread

  • Vanuatu denies it will accept Bitcoin for its $200,000 citizenship program

    October 18, 2017 10:54 PM 7

    LONDON – The South Pacific island nation of Vanuatu denied it is accepting payments in Bitcoin for its $200,000 citizenship program. “The Citizenship Office, representing the Citizenship Commission, is presenting to the media and other agencies in Vanuatu, that the Citizenship Office has not got any legal confirmation on any so called Bitcoin payments

  • UN envoy meets WSahara independence leaders in bid to restart talks

    October 18, 2017 6:35 PM 2

    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

  • Cultivating News and Information to Better Your Life Since 1980

    October 18, 2017 3:32 PM 2

    Pope Francis visited the headquarters of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization in Rome Oct. 16 to mark World Food Day, and Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue took part in the ceremony. The pope called for governments around the world to collaborate to make migration a safer and voluntary choice, arguing that assuring food security for all requires

  • Kenya election commissioner resigns, flees just days before the election, saying vote cannot be fair

    October 18, 2017 12:25 PM 1

    NAIROBI — One of Kenya’s s top officials in charge of overseeing the Oct. 26 elections resigned Wednesday, fled the country, and said the imminent vote could not be fair. Rather than contradict her, however, the commission’s chairman, Wafula Chebukati, afterward said he did not think a credible election was possible either. Roselyn Akombe, one of seven

  • King Mohammed VI Meets UN Envoy for Sahara

    October 18, 2017 10:53 AM 3

    King Mohammed VI received on Tuesday at the royal palace in Rabat the personnel envoy of the UN Secretary-General for the Sahara, Horst Köhler, who visited Morocco as part of a regional tour including Tindouf, Algiers and Nouakchott. Horst Köhler, a former president of Germany, also met Prime Minister Saâdeddine El Othmani and Foreign Minister Nasser

  • Catalonia and lessons from the Russian Revolution

    October 18, 2017 9:00 AM 2

    Standing among the surging crowds of Las Ramblas, encircled by posters gilded with the region’s native language, Barcelona’s dizzying optimism is almost hedonistic – it is easy to understand why the city was both the ideological and physical bulwark of Republicanism during the Civil War. Indeed, if the region’s current political consciousness can be characterised

  • Government urged to introduce non-custodial sentencing

    October 18, 2017 4:12 AM 6

    Mr Jonathan Osei Owusu, the convener of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) for Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), has called on the Ghana government to immediately introduce a non-custodial sentencing policy as one to the drastic means to decongest the overcrowded prisons. Mr Owusu who is also Executive Director of POS Foundation, a human rights advocacy