GHANA: YOUTH CLASH WITH POLICE OVER DEATH OF ALLEGED ARMED ROBBER

GHANA: YOUTH CLASH WITH POLICE OVER DEATH OF ALLEGED ARMED ROBBER

Ekeomah Atuonwu According to the youth, police in Nkoranza shot and killed Albert Donkor on suspicion of being an armed robber. Nkoranza is a town in Ghana’s northwestern region. The enraged youth blocked roads, burned car tires, and later attacked the municipal police headquarters, destroying police vehicles and property while law enforcement officers fired warning shots. Locals believe Mr Donkor was killed by […]

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 BURKINA FASO: NO SURVIVORS IN FLOODED MINE RESCUE CHAMBER

BURKINA FASO: NO SURVIVORS IN FLOODED MINE RESCUE CHAMBER

Ekeomah Atuonwu Rescue workers have discovered no survivors in a rescue chamber deep inside a flooded zinc mine in Burkina Faso, the government and mine owner announced on Tuesday, effectively putting an end to hopes that eight missing miners could still be alive after a month. The Perkoa mine, owned by Canadian firm Trevali Mining Corp (TV.TO) and located […]

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 EXPLOSION KILLS MANY IN KANO STATE, NIGERIA

EXPLOSION KILLS MANY IN KANO STATE, NIGERIA

Ekeomah Atuonwu An explosion occurred on Aba Road in Kano’s Sabon Gari neighborhood, injuring several people and possibly killing some. Details about the explosion and its cause are still sketchy, but images from the scene show that it damaged some buildings and injured several people, including schoolchildren. The images also confirm that the explosion claimed […]

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 NIGERIA’S ACCOUNTANT-GENERAL ARRESTED ON CORRUPTION CHARGES

NIGERIA’S ACCOUNTANT-GENERAL ARRESTED ON CORRUPTION CHARGES

Ekeomah Atuonwu The country’s accountant-general Mr. Ahmed Idris has been arrested, accused of stealing millions of dollars from government coffers. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission said in a statement Monday that Ahmed Idris was arrested “in connection with fund diversion and money laundering activities totaling N80 billion ($192.4 million).” SEE TWEET BELOW: EFCC Arrests […]

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 SHEIKH MOHAMMED ELECTED NEW UAE 🇦🇪 PRESIDENT

SHEIKH MOHAMMED ELECTED NEW UAE 🇦🇪 PRESIDENT

Ekeomah Atuonwu The leaders of the UAE’s numerous sheikhdoms have picked a new president in a display of unity. It was unsurprising that the half-brother of the recently dead president was chosen so quickly. The leaders of the seven sheikhdoms that make up the United Arab Emirates declared on Saturday that Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan would succeed […]

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 UKRAINE’S ZELENSKY CALLS FOR SUPPORT FROM AFRICA, ASIA

UKRAINE’S ZELENSKY CALLS FOR SUPPORT FROM AFRICA, ASIA

Ekeomah Atuonwu Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has said he wants to address national parliaments in Africa and Asia as he seeks their support for Ukraine in its ongoing fight against Russia’s invasion. He stressed that his government is doing everything to maintain the world’s attention on the conflict. “Information about our needs should be in the news of […]

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 UAE PRESIDENT SHEIKH KHALIFA BIN ZAYED AL NAHYAN PASSES AWAY

UAE PRESIDENT SHEIKH KHALIFA BIN ZAYED AL NAHYAN PASSES AWAY

Ekeomah Atuonwu The President of United Arab Emirates (UAE) 🇦🇪, Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, has passed away at age 73, state news agency reported today. The Ministry of Presidential Affairs announced 40 days of mourning with flags at half-mast, with work suspended in the public and private sector for the first three days. The leader had been battling […]

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 NIGERIA STUDENT BURNT TO DEATH IN SCHOOL FOR “BLASPHEMY”

NIGERIA STUDENT BURNT TO DEATH IN SCHOOL FOR “BLASPHEMY”

Ekeomah Atuonwu According to two witnesses, Deborah Samuel, a female student of Nigeria’s Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto, was beaten and set on fire by fellow students who accused her of making “blasphemous” words in a WhatsApp group. Following the attack, the school in Sokoto, Nigeria’s northern state, was immediately closed. According to the witness, “She composed an audio in Hausa that contains […]

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