• Kenyan men take first 17 places in Singapore marathon
    Kenyans finished in the first 17 spots of the men's Singapore marathon -- with winner Joshua Kipkorir completing the race about half an hour quicker than the fastest non-Kenyan. Kipkorir -- 24, and competing in the Singapore marathon for the first ... more
    ModernGhana -Africa2 hours ago
  • Kenyan men take first 17 places in Singapore marathon
    Kenyans finished in the first 17 spots of the men's Singapore marathon -- with winner Joshua Kipkorir completing the race about half an hour quicker than the fastest non-Kenyan. Kipkorir -- 24, and competing in the Singapore marathon for the first ... more
    ModernGhana -Africa2 hours ago
  • Gabon’s Bongo suffered a stroke – Vice President
    Gabon's President Ali Bongo, out of the country since falling ill in October, suffered a stroke, his vice president said, providing the first official details of his illness. ... more
    MyJoyOnline -World3 hours ago
  • Yellow vest protests: Macron to hold crisis meeting
    French President Emmanuel Macron is set to meet trade unions and employers’ organisations, in a bid to defuse weeks of unrest in Paris and other cities. Monday’s meeting comes ahead of a TV address in which he is expected to announce measures in response. France has seen four weekends of… ... more
    StarrFM -World3 hours ago
  • Sudan helicopter crash kills officials
    A helicopter has crashed in eastern Sudan, killing a state governor and at least four other officials. ... more
    MyJoyOnline -World4 hours ago
  • Macron to hold protest crisis meeting
    French President Emmanuel Macron is set to meet trade unions and employers' organisations, in a bid to defuse weeks of unrest in Paris and other cities. ... more
    MyJoyOnline -World7 hours ago
  • Kenya’s president hires 91-year-old to secure youth sp...
    Kenya’s president, Uhuru Kenyatta, appointed former vice president, Moody Awori, to an oversight board that will manage the sports, art and social development fund. ... more
    MyJoyOnline -World7 hours ago
  • UN to adopt migration pact at meeting hit by withdrawals
    Politicians from around the globe will gather Monday in Morocco for a major conference to endorse a United Nations migration pact, despite a string of withdrawals driven by anti-immigrant populism. The Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular ... more
    ModernGhana -Africa7 hours ago
  • Nobel peace prize shines light on rape in conflict
    Congolese doctor Denis Mukwege and Yazidi activist Nadia Murad, an IS sex slave survivor, will be presented with the Nobel Peace Prize Monday, as they challenge the world to combat rape as a weapon of war. Mukwege, dubbed Doctor Miracle for his ... more
    ModernGhana -Africa8 hours ago
  • Women activists stand up despite abuses in MENA: Amnesty
    Women rights defenders have stood up for change across the Middle East and North Africa in 2018 despite a plethora of abuse from governments and armed groups, Amnesty International said Monday. Paying tribute to women activists in a report release ... more
    ModernGhana -Africa11 hours ago
  • Johnny fans bring rock ‘n’ roll to Paris’ ...
    A year after the death of French rock legend Johnny Hallyday, more than a thousand fans flocked to the Eglise de la Madeleine for a final mass and musical tribute to the man who gave them 60 years of rock'n roll. For some, it was a question of survi ... more
    ModernGhana -World14 hours ago
  • Togo: child shot, killed during clashes between protesters, ...
    At least one child was shot and killed in clashes between protesters and security forces in Lomé on Saturday. ... more
    MyJoyOnline -World17 hours ago
  • Burdened with Brexit, Theresa May is on the brink
    Exiting the European Union, Theresa May suggested after the referendum two years ago, was a simple process. “Brexit means Brexit,” she said in the wake of the United Kingdom’s vote to quit the EU, following former Prime Minister David Cameron’s decision to resign over the result. Almost two and a… ... more
    StarrFM -World18 hours ago
  • Macron under pressure from former PM to address Yellow Vest ...
    Former prime minister and mayor of Bordeaux, Alain Juppé, has called on President Macron to address the French public 'quickly' to end the Yellow Vest protests. He also denounced the violence in Bordeaux on Saturday evening in which 26 people were in ... more
    ModernGhana -World19 hours ago
  • Nobel laureates challenge world to end sexual violence
    Nobel peace laureates Nadia Murad and Denis Mukwege said Sunday they hoped their award would help them push the international community to act to end rape in conflict and deliver justice for victims. Yazidi activist Murad and Congolese doctor Mukw ... more
    ModernGhana -Africa19 hours ago
  • Physical damage to Paris was worse than previous protests ...
    Calls mounted Sunday for President Emmanuel Macron to bring an end to the yellow vest crisis gripping France as authorities in Paris and elsewhere counted the cost of another day of violent protests and looting. Authorities said the riots in Par ... more
    ModernGhana -World21 hours ago
  • Gabon’s Bongo suffered a stroke: vice president
    Gabon's President Ali Bongo, out of the country since falling ill in October, suffered a stroke, his vice president said, providing the first official details of his illness. The 59-year-old leader left hospital in Morocco earlier this month and i ... more
    ModernGhana -Africa21 hours ago
  • Boko Haram kills two soldiers in Nigeria attack
    Two soldiers were killed when suspected Boko Haram fighters loyal to factional leader Abubakar Shekau attacked a military base in northeast Nigeria, security sources told AFP on Sunday. The twin gun and suicide attacks happened early Saturday even ... more
    ModernGhana -Africa22 hours ago
  • SERAP asks court to compel Buhari to investigate Ganduje ove...
    Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sued President Muhammadu Buhari over ldquo;failure to direct the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice Abubakar Malami, SAN, and/or appropriate anti-corruption age ... more
    ModernGhana -Africa23 hours ago
  • African youth the future of the world economy and entreprene...
    SHARM-EL-SHEIKH, Egypt, 8 December 2018, -/African Media Agency (AMA)/- With a majority of African nations diversifying from traditional sources of income, entrepreneurship is increasingly seen as a key to economic growth. Leading business forum Afr ... more
    ModernGhana -Africa23 hours ago
  • Violent French protests are ‘catastrophe’ –...
    Violence linked to the yellow vest protests sweeping France are a catastrophe for the nation's economy, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire warned Sunday. It's a catastrophe for commerce, it's a catastrophe for our economy, Le Maire told ... more
    ModernGhana -World23 hours ago
  • Trump chief of staff John Kelly to leave White House job
    President Donald Trump has announced that his chief of staff John Kelly will leave his job by the end of the year. There have been persistent reports for several days that Gen Kelly was under pressure to go. Some reports said that the retired Marine Corps general’s relationship with Mr… ... more
    StarrFM -World23 hours ago
  • 1700 arrested in France, Paris takes stock of destruction
    More than 1,700 people were arrested across France during the latest yellow vest protests as demonstrators clashing with riot police caused more damage in Paris than a week ago, officials said on Sunday. Protesters set fire to cars, burned barri ... more
    ModernGhana -World24 hours ago
  • In Mauritius, sugar cane means money, renewable energy
    Far out into the Indian Ocean where it is forced to be self-reliant, the island nation of Mauritius is weaning itself off fossil fuels by turning to its main cash-crop sugar cane, for electricity. The leftover, crushed sugar cane stalks and tips - ... more
    ModernGhana -Africa1 day ago
  • Mukwege saviour to dozens of ‘little sisters’ ra...
    Lucie was just seven years old when the men took her. She was found the next day, naked and bleeding, on the edge of the vast forested hills of Kahuzi Biega Park, in violence-plagued eastern DR Congo. The militants entered the family home during ... more
    ModernGhana -Africa1 day ago
  • Fight to end rape in war must begin in peacetime: Mukwege
    Congolese doctor Denis Mukwege may have won his Nobel prize for his work to end sexual violence in war, but the crusading surgeon said the groundwork for equality must be laid in peacetime, as he praised movements like MeToo. Mukwege, whose work ... more
    ModernGhana -Africa1 day ago
  • ‘Joy’ snags Etoile d’Or at Morocco’s...
    Austrian filmmaker Sudabeh Mortezai's Joy , an unflinching look at migrant sex workers in Europe, won top prize Saturday at the Marrakesh film festival in Morocco. Italian actress Monica Bellucci presented the trophy for the film, which tells the ... more
    ModernGhana -Africa2 days ago
  • Morocco seizes over a tonne of cocaine
    Moroccan authorities said Saturday they had seized more than a tonne of cocaine and detained seven people suspected of smuggling the narcotic from South America to Europe. The Central Bureau of Judicial Investigation said the cocaine was found in ... more
    ModernGhana -Africa2 days ago
  • “Stop Blackmailing Tinubu”- Idris Aregbe Fires Back at J...
    The Lagos state Youth Organizing Secretary of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Mr. Idris Aregbe has warned the gubernatorial candidate of the People rsquo;s Democratic Party (PDP), Jimi Agbaje, to cease from blackmailing and assassinating the ... more
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  • Liquid Telecom to invest 8bn EGP ($400m USD) in Egyptian net...
    Landmark partnership agreement with Telecom Egypt herald rsquo;s significant investment in data centre infrastructure across Egypt and the African continent Sharm El-Sheikh, December 8, 2018 - Leading pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom has ... more
    ModernGhana -Africa2 days ago
  • Yellow vest protest in Paris sees police detain hundreds
    Police in Paris have fired rubber bullets and tear gas as a fourth weekend of anti-government protests across France turned violent. The French interior ministry said 118 people had been injured in the protests in several cities, including 17 law enforcement officers. More than 500 people have been taken into… ... more
    StarrFM -World2 days ago
  • Benin told not to impose sentence on ‘chicken kingR...
    The African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights has asked Benin not to impose a controversial 20-year jail sentence on opposition politician Sebastien Ajavon for a drugs conviction, his lawyer told AFP on Saturday. Ajavon is known as Benin's chick ... more
    ModernGhana -Africa2 days ago
  • French monks among 19 Christian clerics beatified in Algeria...
    The Catholic Church has beatified 19 clergy killed during the dark years of the Algerian war in the 1990s. It's the first time such a ceremony has been conducted in a Muslim country and it wasn't without risk. May Monsignor Pierre Claverie... and ... more
    ModernGhana -Africa2 days ago
  • 400 people arrested in copycat Yellow Vest protest in Brusse...
    Police fired tear gas and water cannon and arrested around 400 people Saturday in the Belgian capital Brussels during a copycat yellow vest demonstration rocking neighbouring France. A policeman was injured in the face. He was taken to hospital ... more
    ModernGhana -World2 days ago
  • Catholic Church beatifies 19 slain clerics in Algeria
    The Catholic Church on Saturday beatified in Algeria seven French monks and 12 other clergy killed during the country's civil war, the first ceremony of its kind in a Muslim nation. Papal envoy Cardinal Angelo Becciu read the official decree stati ... more
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  • Thousands march in Paris to protest climate change
    Around 2,000 Green Vests have taken to the streets of Paris to protest climate change, as the UN climate conference continues in Poland. Numbers are well down from previous marches in September and October which gathered 130,000 people. The march ... more
    ModernGhana -World2 days ago
  • Trump attacks Paris climate agreement, cites France protests
    US President Donald Trump on Saturday once again attacked the Paris agreement on fighting climate change, citing the ongoing protests in the French capital as proof that he was right to reject the pact. His morning tweet came in the middle of UN c ... more
    ModernGhana -World2 days ago
  • [Live] Early clashes on Paris’ Champs-Élysées as Yel...
    Paris riot police have clashed near the Champs-Elysees boulevard with Yellow Vest protesters who are staging another weekend of demonstrations against French President Emmanuel Macron. Police fired tear gas in a bid to push back hundreds of protes ... more
    ModernGhana -World2 days ago
  • The unknown pyramids in the Republic of the Sudan
    This week on The Sound Kitchen, you'll hear the answer to the question about the pyramids in Sudan. There's a mini-history lesson on Nubia, a trip to the Quai Branly Jacques Chirac museum, music chosen by Ralf Urbanczyk from Eisleben, Germany and ... more
    ModernGhana -World2 days ago
  • Grave dilemma: South African cities short of cemetery space
    In the middle of the vast Avalon cemetery in Johannesburg's Soweto township, two gravediggers shovelled soil out of an old grave containing remains buried years ago. They were preparing the grave to be reused as towns across South Africa are fast ... more
    ModernGhana -Africa2 days ago
  • Belgium’s brutality in Africa haunts refurbished museu...
    Belgium's notorious Africa Museum reopens on Saturday after a five-year restoration that curators hope will bury its reputation as a colonialist holdover. Treasures looted from the continent have been repackaged in the hope of contributing to a mo ... more
    ModernGhana -Africa2 days ago
  • IFC $6 million Seed Investment in Kobo360 Aims to Transform ...
    Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, December 7, 2018 - IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, today announced a $6 million equity investment in Kobo360 Inc, a tech-enabled e-logistics platform that connects the supply of trucks with the demand for transpo ... more
    ModernGhana -Africa2 days ago
  • Congo Brazzaville emerges as candidate to host 2019 African ...
    Congo Brazzaville has emerged as a strong contender to host next year's rearranged Africa Cup of Nations, according to a senior official in the Confederation of African Football (CAF). Constant Omari, a vice-president of CAF, also said that the do ... more
    ModernGhana -Africa3 days ago
  • Sahel Alliance pledges 1.3bn euros anti-terror aid in Africa...
    The Sahel Alliance contributed the majority of 2.4 billion in development funding pledged Thursday aimed at preventing terrorism in Sahel African countries, as the region struggles with jihadism and lawlessness. The Alliance -- which was launched ... more
    ModernGhana -Africa3 days ago
  • Foreign governments issue warnings ahead of Yellow Vest prot...
    89,000 police and gendarmes will be deployed across France on Saturday, 8000 of them in Paris, in a bid to avoid scenes of violence and chaos seen last week, in particular at the Arc de Triomphe monument. This has prompted several countries to warnin ... more
    ModernGhana -World3 days ago
  • 2018 Golden Baobab Prize Longlist Announced
    Accra, December 7, 2018 ndash; The Golden Baobab Prize today announces its 2018 Longlist. The Prize, considered as one of the most respected awards in the African children rsquo;s literature industry, champions opportunities for African write ... more
    ModernGhana -Africa3 days ago
  • Nigeria’s president blocks electoral reform bill
    Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday refused to sign off on plans to overhaul the country's electoral laws, judging that new rules would cause disruption and confusion so close to an election. Africa's most populous nation goes to the p ... more
    ModernGhana -Africa3 days ago
  • Delegates look on the bright side of COP24 climate summit
    This year's COP24 climate summit in Katowice, Poland, attended by delegates from 200 countries is rich in variety when it comes sharing environmental, economic and cultural perspectives. RFI's Christina Okello met some of those looking on the brig ... more
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  • Close ally of German Chancellor Angela Merkel wins party vot...
    Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, a close ally of German chancellor Angela Merkel, has won a tight race to succeed her as party leader, after a run-off vote on Friday. AKK as she is known, was chosen by Merkel to become the general secretary of the Chri ... more
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  • Rashid too late to pull off South African T20 rescue act
    Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan made an almost immediate impact Friday when he finally played for Durban Heat in the new South African Mzansi Super League. But it was too late to help his team reach the play-offs of the first city-based Twenty ... more
    ModernGhana -Africa3 days ago
  • Cameroon’s Blick Bassy remembers 1958 and his fallen h...
    Blick Bassy's career took off internationally in 2015 when the tech giant Apple took a shine to his subtle falsetto voice and deft banjo playing and used a clip from his album Akö in an ad. His upcoming fourth album promises to be radically different ... more
    ModernGhana -World3 days ago
  • Interview: 100 years after reintegration into France, Alsace...
    On 8 December 1918, the French president Raymond Poincaré, along with Prime Minister Georges Clemenceau and several generals officially marked the return of French rule in the Alsace-Lorraine region. The region passed from the German Empire to France ... more
    ModernGhana -World3 days ago
  • Malawi MPs back bid to draft bill on medical marijuana use
    Malawi's parliament has approved steps to draft a bill for the legalisation of marijuana for medical use, which could be ready for scrutiny as early as next week. Deputies agreed to let independent deputy Boniface Kadzamira draw up the bill. It ... more
    ModernGhana -Africa3 days ago
  • William Barr nominated by Donald Trump to be US attorney gen...
    President Donald Trump has nominated William Barr to be the new attorney general, a post he held in the 1990s. ... more
    MyJoyOnline -World3 days ago
  • South Africa mob kills suspected arsonist
    A man suspected of starting a fire in South Africa's Alexandra township has been killed by a mob. ... more
    MyJoyOnline -World3 days ago
  • S.Africa minimum wage begins January 1: president
    South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa said Friday that a landmark minimum wage bill to bridge the country's notorious inequality will become law from January 1 as he eyes elections due in 2019. The bill legislates that the lowest paid workers r ... more
    ModernGhana -Africa3 days ago
  • Jihadism entrenches itself in Burkina Faso with bullets and ...
    Once-bustling markets are hushed, popular bars are shut and tourists no longer venture to local sights in areas threatened by the encroachment of armed Islamist insurgents in eastern and northern Burkina Faso. Before, in the time of highway robbe ... more
    ModernGhana -Africa3 days ago
  • Two African Countries Face African Court
    Accra, Dec. 7 ndash; Rwanda and Tanzania face the African Court on Human and People rsquo;s Rights (African Court) at the close of the Continental Court rsquo;s four-week sitting of the 51st Ordinary Session in Tunis, Republic of Tunisia. The Ses ... more
    ModernGhana -Africa3 days ago
  • 100 years after WWI, unexploded bombs still litter northern ...
    France's northern and north-eastern regions were devastated by World War I. So much so, that after the armistice the government declared large swathes of it a red zone off-limits for habitation and agriculture. The former battlefield of Verdun is ... more
    ModernGhana -World3 days ago
  • A century on, French soil still contaminated by WWI ammuniti...
    World War I ended 100 years ago. But its effects linger on in north-eastern France, in the form of environmental pollution. Several years ago, researchers discovered that ammunition destruction operations, carried out near Verdun after the war, have ... more
    ModernGhana -World3 days ago
  • Merkel defends her legacy as she steps down as German Chance...
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday offered a staunch defence of her moderate course during 18 years as party leader, as her Christian Democratic Union chose between a loyal deputy and a longtime rival to succeed her. Accepting a lengthy sta ... more
    ModernGhana -World3 days ago
  • Tax rebellion has spawned ‘a monster’ – interior minis...
    French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner said Friday that a three-week-old rebellion over taxes had spawned a monster , as Paris braces for further violent yellow vest protests this weekend. On the eve of a fourth set of demonstrations in t ... more
    ModernGhana -World3 days ago
  • UN peace talks on Western Sahara pointless without EU pressu...
    Although UN-brokered peace talks this week between the disputed territory of Western Sahara and Morocco have been hailed as an important development in dealing with the conflict, a watchdog group on Western Sahara says there is no point without inclu ... more
    ModernGhana -Africa3 days ago
  • Viggo Mortensen ready to go behind camera
    Danish-American actor Viggo Mortensen, who presented his latest film this week at Morocco's Marrakesh film festival, is ready to make his directorial debut. He sat down with AFP on the sidelines of the festival to speak about Green Book , which w ... more
    ModernGhana -Africa3 days ago
  • Zambia court rules president can run again in 2021 vote
    Zambia's top court ruled Friday that President Edgar Lungu is eligible to run for re-election in 2021 polls after an opposition party argued he would exceed the constitution's two term limit. Lungu completed former president Michael Sata's term af ... more
    ModernGhana -Africa3 days ago
  • UN says ‘all sides’ still recruiting fighters in...
    All sides in South Sudan's conflict continue to recruit fighters despite a peace deal signed earlier this year, UN rights investigators said Friday. There is a worrying trend, that there is some recruitment going on, said Barney Afako, a member ... more
    ModernGhana -Africa3 days ago
  • Outcry over videos of mass teen roundup as France braces for...
    Images of dozens of high-school pupils kneeling with their hands behind their heads during mass round-ups sparked an outcry Friday as France braces for more violence at yellow vest protests this weekend. Leftwing politicians have expressed outra ... more
    ModernGhana -World3 days ago
  • Aquarius, the refugee rescue ship, forced to end operations
    The last refugee rescue ship working in the Mediterranean Sea, Aquarius, has ended her operations, French NGO Medecins sans Frontieres said late on Thursday. They blamed harassment from Italy and other countries for having compelled this outcome. ... more
    ModernGhana -World3 days ago
  • 17 civilians killed in DR Congo attacks
    Seventeen people have been killed in two attacks by the ADF militant group in the troubled Benin region of eastern DR Congo, a local mayor said Friday. Twelve civilians died in Mangolikene on the outskirts of Beni city in North Kivu on Thursday w ... more
    ModernGhana -Africa3 days ago
  • Paris monuments to close on Saturday amid fears of protest v...
    The Eiffel Tower, the Louvre museum and many other shops on the Champs-Elysees are set to close on Saturday as authorities warned of fresh violence this weekend during protests which have ballooned into the biggest crisis of Emmanuel Macron's preside ... more
    ModernGhana -World3 days ago
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