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  • In photos: Kenyan protesters have rocks and bottles. Soldiers answer with tear gas, water cannons and bullets

    October 27, 2017 9:16 PM 4

    Kenyan police officers step over a tree used as a roadblock by National Super Alliance (NASA) protesters in the Kibera slum on Oct. 26, 2017, in Nairobi. (Photo by Andrew Renneisen/Getty Images) Kenyan police officers watch for rocks thrown by National Super Alliance (NASA) protesters as they attempt to clear the Kibera slum on Oct. 26, 2017, in Nairobi

  • Catalans declare independence as Madrid imposes direct rule

    October 27, 2017 3:21 PM 9

    The Catalan regional parliament has voted to declare independence from Spain, while the Spanish parliament has approved direct rule over the region. Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy had told senators direct rule was needed to return "law, democracy and stability" to Catalonia. The crisis began earlier this month when Catalonia held a controversial

  • Canada is helping Ghana to manage flood risk-High Commissioner

    October 27, 2017 1:08 PM 10

    Accra, Oct 27, GNA - Madam Heather Cameron, the Canadian High Commissioner, has announced that her country is helping Ghana to improve flood risk management in Accra through its International Development Research Centre. She said the assistance was very critical in helping provide scientific evidence to develop an integrated climate smart flood management

  • Why I was named Aare Ona Kakanfo — Gani Adams

    October 27, 2017 10:32 AM 7

    badagry—OTUNBA Gani Adams has disclosed that his enthusiasm and commitment to the promotion of the Yoruba culture was one of the factors that earned him the Aare Ona Kakanfo title. He said this yesterday at the grand finale of the 2017 Olokun Festival held at Suntan beach, Badagry. Adams, who is also the founder of Olokun Foundation, urged the Yoruba

  • Almost half of India's adult population cannot read: Unesco

    October 27, 2017 6:10 AM 5

    Almost half of India's adult population -- 266 million -- cannot read, Unesco's Global Education Monitoring Report says. The study adds that 11 million Indian children are out of lower secondary school and that 47 million are out of upper secondary school. The study adds that private school in India, and most developing countries, dominate over public

  • Ghana holds Pre-COP23 festival in Accra

    October 27, 2017 5:50 AM 11

    As part of Ghana’s preparation towards the Conference of Parties (COP 23) of the United Nations to be hosted in Bonn, Germany, a Pre-COP Climate Festival has been held in Accra to sensitise the public on climate change risks. These include the impact on growth and development, potential of conflicts, poverty, migration, disease and suffering. COP 23, scheduled

  • UN chief to meet Cameroon leader over anglophone unrest

    October 27, 2017 4:04 AM 15

    Bangui - UN chief Antonio Guterres said he would meet President Paul Biya of Cameroon late on Friday to discuss the troubles in the country's anglophone regions. "We are going to be able to assess the recent evolution of (the situation of) the anglophone community," Guterres told AFP on Thursday in Bangui, capital of Central African Republic (CAR)

  • UP Campaign Chairman Calls on Pres. Sirleaf for Support in Runoff Election

    October 27, 2017 2:43 AM 15

    Monrovia – In the wake of the Presidential runoff, slated for November 7, Liberia’s ruling Unity Party (UP) said its campaign activities have taken a trend that needs the support of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. Report by Willie N. Tokpah - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. “I have a good relationship

  • Nigeria puts the brakes on W. African single currency

    October 27, 2017 1:15 AM 6

    Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday dashed hopes of introducing a single currency by 2020 in certain countries of West Africa citing a lack of “economic fundamentals”. Buhari was in the Nigerien capital of Niamey for a high level Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) meeting along with Presidents Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana, Ivory Coast’s

  • Stop lying against Ojukwu, IPOB warns Gowon

    October 27, 2017 1:05 AM 6

    The Indigenous People of Biafra on Thursday asked a former Head of State, Yakubu Gowon, to stop making provocative and false statements against the late Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu- Ojukwu and the civil war. Gowon had recently in an interview with a private television station said Ojukwu’s lies caused the civil war in the country between 1967 and 1970. The former