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  • Prof. Alabi Challenges African Leaders To Embrace Strategic ...
    The African continent needs leaders who are capable of spearheading its transformational agenda, Professor Goski Alabi, Strategic Leadership Lecturer, School of Graduate Studies, University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA), has said. She said ... more
    ModernGhana -Africa8 mins ago
  • Liberia Withdraws Recognition Of Kosovo
    BELGRADE, June 20 (Xinhua/ GNA) - Liberia revokes the recognition of independence of Kosovo, the country 39;s Foreign Minister Gbehzohngar Milton Findley informed his Serbian counterpart Ivica Dacic in Belgrade on Wednesday. Findley gave Dacic an ... more
    ModernGhana -Africa13 mins ago
  • Less Politics Could Help Stabilize Oil Markets In Iran
    Accra, June 21 - (UPI/GNA) - The political element of the oil market needs to be diminished in favour of market fundamentals, the Iranian oil minister said at OPEC 39;s conference in Vienna. I would like to reiterate that, in our view, de-politi ... more
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  • Two Female Suicide Bombers Killed In Nigeria
    LAGOS, June 21, (Xinhua/ GNA) - Two female suicide bombers lost their lives after a failed attack on a popular military market in Nigeria 39;s northern Maiduguri city late Wednesday, local police confirmed on Thursday. Police spokesperson Edet Ok ... more
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  • Uganda To Closely Monitor Social Media
    KAMPALA, June 21, (Xinhua/GNA) - Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on Wednesday said the government will closely monitor the use of social media for illegal purposes and causing insecurity. Museveni while addressing lawmakers on the security situa ... more
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  • Suicide Bombers Hit Nigerian Army Barracks
    ABUJA, June 21, (Xinhua/ GNA) - Fifteen people were wounded following an attack by two suicide bombers who hit an army barracks in Nigeria 39;s north-eastern state of Borno, local police confirmed early Thursday. The incident late Wednesday cause ... more
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  • 34 Nigerians Deported From US Arrive In Lagos
    ABUJA, June 21, (Xinhua/ GNA) - Thirty-four Nigerians have been deported by the U.S. authorities for alleged criminal offenses, according to a Nigerian police spokesman. The deportees, comprising 32 males and only two females, arrived in Nigeria ... more
    ModernGhana -Africa18 mins ago
  • About Seven Terrorists Surrender In Algeria
    ALGIERS, June 21, (Xinhua/GNA) - Seven armed militants laid down their weapons and surrendered to the Algerian army on Wednesday, the Algerian Defence Ministry said in a statement. These terrorists laid down their arms, including six machine guns, ... more
    ModernGhana -Africa25 mins ago
  • German Opposition Leaders Unite Against Merkel’s Coali...
    Accra, June 21,(dpa/GNA) - German industry, union and opposition leaders united on Thursday in their criticism of the coalition government of Chancellor Angela Merkel 100 days after it was sworn in. Merkel, whose political capital is depleted afte ... more
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  • Two Koreas To Discuss Reunion Of Separated Family Members
    Accra, June 21, (UPI/GNA) - South Korea will discuss organizing a North-South family reunion of those separated in the Korean War with the North on Friday. President of the Korean Red Cross Park Kyung-seo told reporters Thursday the issue of famil ... more
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  • Europe: Italy Wants Open Talks On Migration At High Level EU...
    Accra, June 21,(dpa/GNA) - Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has confirmed his participation in this Sunday 39;s top-level meeting to discuss migration and asylum issues between a number of EU states, after receiving assurances from German Chanc ... more
    ModernGhana -World28 mins ago
  • Sara Netanyahu Charged With Fraud
    Accra, June 21, (UPI/GNA) - The wife of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was charged Thursday with fraud and breach of trust over the alleged use of state funds for food and private chefs. Sara Netanyahu, 59, was indicted with Ezra Saidof ... more
    ModernGhana -World31 mins ago
  • South Korea Moves To Ban Killing Of Dogs
    Accra, June 21,(UPI/GNA) - A revised animal protection law that aims to ban killings of dogs has been proposed by lawmakers in Seoul. The proposed legislation seeks to prohibit unlawful killings of animals such as dogs and cats that are not catego ... more
    ModernGhana -World31 mins ago
  • US To Open New Army Headquarters Next Week In South Korea
    Accra, June 21, (UPI/GNA) - U.S. Forces in South Korea will leave its longtime base in central part of Seoul to a new headquarters, 70 kilometers south of the capital city next week. U.S. Forces Korea will hold an opening ceremony at its new Camp ... more
    ModernGhana -World33 mins ago
  • Middle East: Thousands Flee Southern Syria
    Accra, June 21,(dpa/GNA) - Some 12,500 people have been displaced from their homes in the southern Syrian province of Daraa in the past 48 hours for fear of an expected battle between government forces and their allies against opposition fighters in ... more
    ModernGhana -World33 mins ago
  • In Katanga, fans want their ‘Moses’ home to batt...
    You wanted to kill Moise (Moses), goes the chant. But God has foiled your tricks. We will back him until death It is Sunday in the Congolese city of Lubumbashi. Yet the stirring words rise not from church but from the stadium of the local foo ... more
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  • Environment the loser in Gabon capital’s rush for grow...
    It's an environmental disaster, said Magloir-Desire Mounganga as he strode across the soggy, spongy soil where mangroves have been ripped up for development near the Gabonese capital Libreville, threatening its fragile ecosystem. Here the mangr ... more
    ModernGhana -Africa4 hours ago
  • Springboks’ Rassie Erasmus a smart coach and racial tr...
    Rassie Erasmus is emerging not only as an astute coach of South Africa, but also shaming many of his predecessors by rapidly transforming the racial balance of the team. When the triumphant Springboks tackle England in a dead-rubber third Test in ... more
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  • Belgium face Tunisia at World Cup with eye on England
    Belgium take on Tunisia on Saturday with their eyes set on the knockout round of the World Cup but fearful that star forward Eden Hazard is set for another bruising encounter. The Belgians want to win at the Spartak Stadium in Moscow to avoid maki ... more
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  • EU tariffs on US goods come into force
    The European Union (EU) has introduced retaliatory tariffs on US goods as a top official launched a fresh attack on President Donald Trump's trade policy. ... more
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  • Power woes hit Nigeria’s football fans
    Football-loving Nigerians had more than one reason to groan about the country’s opening World Cup game: not only did they lose 2-0, many weren’t even able to see the whole match. ... more
    MyJoyOnline -World8 hours ago
  • More than 1,000 migrants drowned in Mediterranean in 2018: U...
    More than 200 migrants are reported to have drowned off Libya in two days, bringing to at least 1,000 the number to die this year on the main migratory route linking Africa and Europe, the UN said Thursday. The UN High Commissioner for Refugees sa ... more
    ModernGhana -Africa10 hours ago
  • Nearly 700 migrants ‘rescued’ off Libya in two d...
    Nearly 700 migrants have been rescued off the coast of Libya in the past 48 hours, the conflict-hit nation's navy said Thursday, with three people attempting to reach Europe drowning. Coastguards on Thursday rescued 142 migrants from across Africa ... more
    ModernGhana -Africa12 hours ago
  • Mauritania legislative election set for September 1
    Mauritania's government has confirmed legislative elections will be held on September 1 amid a row over a newly-created electoral commission, an official statement said Thursday. Mauritanians will chose members of parliament as well as regional an ... more
    ModernGhana -Africa13 hours ago
  • Sudan ‘blocks’ UN access in Darfur fighting area...
    Sudanese forces in Darfur have blocked UN personnel from reaching areas where fighting has displaced hundreds of civilians, the UN said Thursday, as it continues to draw down peacekeepers in the war-torn region. Hundreds of civilians have been new ... more
    ModernGhana -Africa13 hours ago
  • Iceland will feel the heat in Volvograd: Nigeria coach Rohr
    Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr says that his side are looking to turn up the heat on Iceland in a sweltering Volgograd on Friday as they bid to keep their World Cup campaign alive. The Super Eagles must avoid defeat after opening Group D with a 2-0 los ... more
    ModernGhana -Africa14 hours ago
  • Regional leaders renew push for elusive South Sudan peace
    East African leaders assembled on Thursday in Ethiopia to push for peace in South Sudan, but despite a long-awaited face-to-face meeting between the country's two warring heavyweights, reconciliation appeared as elusive as ever. In a statement ahe ... more
    ModernGhana -Africa15 hours ago
  • Nigerian singer releases song in defence of fake jerseys
    A singer in Nigeria released a defiant song this week celebrating the country's fake World Cup jerseys and defending the right to wear them. The neon green and white zig-zag jerseys worn by the Super Eagles have been the fashion hit of the tournam ... more
    ModernGhana -Africa15 hours ago
  • Ugandan President vows clampdown on crime after top copâ€...
    Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni promised a crackdown to curb a perceived surge in violent crime, including several assassinations of high-profile officials ... more
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  • South Africa announces drastic healthcare shakeup
    South Africa on Thursday unveiled details of a new universal health insurance plan aimed at improving healthcare for the poor in one of the world's most unequal nations. A new National Health Insurance (NHI) scheme will use compulsory contribution ... more
    ModernGhana -Africa17 hours ago
  • MSF aid workers in Africa ‘used prostitutes’: BB...
    Aid workers for charity Medecins Sans Frontiers (MSF) used prostitutes in Africa, a BBC report said Thursday citing anonymous whistleblowers who also reported boasts of trading medicine for sex. The NGO said it took the allegations seriously but s ... more
    ModernGhana -Africa17 hours ago
  • I.Coast govt calls for evacuation from flood zones in Abidja...
    Ivory Coast's government on Thursday called for the evacuation of all people living in flood-prone zones in Abidjan, the country's economic hub, after 18 were killed by flash floods triggered by torrential rain. After a national security council m ... more
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  • Regional leaders renew South Sudan peace push
    East African leaders gathered in Ethiopia on Thursday hoping to revive stalled South Sudan peace talks, following a long-awaited face-to-face meeting between the two warring leaders. President Salva Kiir and his former deputy turned rebel leader R ... more
    ModernGhana -Africa20 hours ago
  • Libya strongman’s forces say key oil ports recaptured
    A force led by Libyan military strongman Khalifa Haftar said Thursday it had recaptured two key oil ports, a week after they were seized by a rival militia in a blow to crucial exports. Armed groups led by militia leader Ibrahim Jadhran on June 14 ... more
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  • Panama Papers: Mossack Fonseca was unable to identify 75% of...
    A new leak of documents from the offshore service provider at the centre of the Panama Papers scandal reveals the company could not identify the owners of up to three-quarters of companies it administered. ... more
    MyJoyOnline -World22 hours ago
  • UN Official Says Currently More Than 68.5 Million Displaced ...
    TRIPOLI, June 20, (Xinhua/GNA) - The number of displaced people around the world has increased to 68.5 million, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi said on Tuesday. The number of displaced people is alarming and not g ... more
    ModernGhana -World23 hours ago
  • Supermarkets must help end ‘brutal conditions’ f...
    Supermarkets in the West are using their purchasing power to force suppliers to cut their prices, contributing to exploitation and even forced labour of millions of farmers worldwide, a global charity said Thursday. Millions of women and men who ... more
    ModernGhana -Africa23 hours ago
  • Level 200 Student Dragged Out of Exam Hall For Dressing Like...
    A level 200 Communications Student of Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University located in Nigeria rsquo;s Anambra State was dragged out of the school rsquo;s examination hall after he insisted to write the examination, while dressed like Anas Aremeway ... more
    ModernGhana -Africa23 hours ago
  • Uganda Declares 2018-2020 As Years Of The Family
    KAMPALA, June 20, (Xinhua/GNA) - Uganda has declared the next three years, starting this year as the years of the family, in a move aimed at instilling morals in families as the basic units of society. Simon Lokodo, Minister of State for Ethics ... more
    ModernGhana -Africa24 hours ago
  • Tanzania’s Tourist Town Under Threat Following Bats In...
    ARUSHA, Tanzania, June 20, (Xinhua/GNA) - Authorities in northern Tanzania are working on ways to get rid of the plague of bats that have invaded the tourist town of Moshi, which is close to Mount Kilimanjaro, an official said Tuesday. Michael Mwa ... more
    ModernGhana -Africa1 day ago
  • Ohio: About 5,000 Pigs Burnt Alive
    Accra, June 20, (UPI/GNA) - Approximately 5,000 pigs were killed on Tuesday after a barn fire broke out in Ohio, officials said. The incident occurred at the Straathoff Swine Farm in Fayette County, Ohio, located about 40 miles south of Columbus. ... more
    ModernGhana -World1 day ago
  • Palestinians Blast US Withdrawal From UN Rights Council
    Accra, June 20, (dpa/GNA) - The Palestinian Authority (PA) government slammed the United States on Wednesday for pulling out of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHCR) after accusing the body of bias against Israel. The withdrawal of the United State ... more
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  • Drill Suspension: Seoul Expects ‘Reciprocal’ Act...
    Accra, June 20, (UPI/GNA) - South Korea expects a reciprocal action from North Korea to its recent decision to suspend a U.S.-South Korea joint military drills. The unified defense system of South Korea and the U.S. is maintained without any setb ... more
    ModernGhana -World1 day ago
  • Morocco Hosts African Meeting On Chemical Weapons
    RABAT, June 20, (Xinhua/GNA) - The 16th Regional Meeting of National Authorities of African States Parties to the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) kicked off Tuesday in the Moroccan city of Marrakesh. The meeting gathered delegations from 38 Afri ... more
    ModernGhana -Africa1 day ago
  • Zimbabwe Opposition Condemns Delay In Getting Voters’ ...
    HARARE, June 20, (Xinhua) - Zimbabwe 39;s main opposition MDC Alliance on Tuesday decried the delay by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) to give it a copy of the voters 39; roll. This comes after some candidates and non-governmental organi ... more
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  • Trump Cancelled Obama-era Offshore Rules
    Accra, June 20, (UPI/GNA) - Executive action from the U.S. President erased offshore energy planning burdens, an industry group said, though critics said it was a war on oceans. President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Tuesday that supp ... more
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  • Angry Guatemalan Mother Sues Trump To Get Back 7-Year-Old So...
    Accra, June 20, (UPI/GNA) - As the Trump administration grapples with pressure to change its zero tolerance immigration policy that separates migrant families at the border, a Guatemalan mother has filed a lawsuit to get her 7-year-old son back. ... more
    ModernGhana -World1 day ago
  • China To Play Key Role On Peace Of Korean Peninsula
    SEOUL, June 20, (Xinhua) - China is expected to play an important role in bringing peace and security to the Korean Peninsula as China is a key player in the peninsula issues, South Korea 39;s Foreign Minister, said Wednesday. Foreign Minister ... more
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  • President Moon Welcomes U.S.-North Korea Summit
    Accra, June 20, (UPI/GNA) - South Korean President Moon Jae-in called the U.S.-North Korea summit a great success that went beyond his expectation. He expressed the hope that measures taken after the summit, including the suspension of the U.S.-So ... more
    ModernGhana -World1 day ago
  • Medecins Sans Frontieres staff ‘used local prostitutes’
    Aid workers at charity Medecins Sans Frontieres used local prostitutes while working in Africa, whistleblowers have told the Victoria Derbyshire programme. Female former employees said the behaviour was widespread. One said a senior colleague said it was possible to barter medication in exchange for sex. The charity said it does… ... more
    StarrFM -World1 day ago
  • Trump backs down on migrant family separations policy
    US President Donald Trump has bowed to public pressure and signed an executive order promising to “keep families together” in migrant detentions. Mr Trump reversed his own policy amid international fury over the separation of undocumented parents and children. He said he had been swayed by images of children who… ... more
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  • Trump reverses migrant separation policy
    US President Donald Trump has bowed to public pressure and signed an executive order promising to "keep families together" in migrant detentions. ... more
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  • Stop exploiting Africa, share resources, Pope tells Europe
    Europe should stop exploiting Africa and invest in ways that benefit the continent more, including by sharing mineral wealth more equitably, Pope Francis said. ... more
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  • Algeria bans internet access to stop exam cheats
    Internet access has been cut in Algeria today to try to stop students cheating in their baccalaureate exams. ... more
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  • Algeria goes offline to stop students cheating
    Algeria went offline on Wednesday for the start of high school diploma exams, the first in a series of internet blackouts to stop students cheating. Mobile and fixed internet lines were cut across the country for a total of two hours, to coincide ... more
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  • South Sudan foes meet after two years
    The two figures at the centre of the civil war that has ravaged South Sudan met for the first time in nearly two years on Wednesday evening in the Ethiopian capital. South Sudan's president Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar, who fled South S ... more
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  • UN losing patience with Mali as peacekeeper death toll rises
    The Security Council is considering a French-drafted resolution that would extend the peacekeeping mission in Mali, considered the UN's deadliest, for a year but demand progress in peace efforts, according to the draft seen Wednesday by AFP. The 1 ... more
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  • 81 police, soldiers in Cameroon’s anglophone crisis: g...
    Anglophone separatists in Cameroon have killed 81 members of the security forces and more than 100 civilians in their months-long campaign for independence, according to a government report obtained by AFP on Wednesday. Seventy-four soldiers and s ... more
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  • Mohamed Salah’s World Cup bid ends with a whimper
    Mohamed Salah's World Cup campaign arguably ended when Egypt's talisman tumbled to the turf in the Champions League final in Kiev on May 26. Uruguay administered the last rites on Wednesday but the Pharaohs already knew the writing was on the wall ... more
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  • ANC MP shot dead in suspected robbery
    The ANC caucus in Parliament is mourning the death of its MP Sibusiso Radebe‚ who was shot in an attempted hijacking in Roodepoort on Tuesday night. “It is with grave sadness that the office of the ANC Chief Whip has received the news of the passing of… ... more
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  • Pope criticizes Trump administration policy on migrant famil...
    Pope Francis has criticized the Trump administration’s policy of separating migrant families at the Mexican border, saying populism is not the answer to the world’s immigration problems. ... more
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  • Somaliland frees jailed king
    Somaliland has freed a king, Osman Aw Mahmud Burmadow, who was imprisoned in April for attending the inauguration of a monarch in neighbouring Puntland. ... more
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  • Nigeria’s Buhari finally signs delayed 2018 budget
    Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday signed the 2018 budget into law, more than six months after it was first presented to parliament. Buhari approved the 9.1-trillion-naira ($25 billion, 22-billion-euro) spending plan, which is design ... more
    ModernGhana -Africa2 days ago
  • Tunisia commission proposes sweeping liberal reforms
    A Tunisian presidential commission on Wednesday unveiled a raft of proposed liberal reforms, including equal inheritance rights for women and decriminalising homosexuality, set to face fierce opposition from conservative Muslims. The proposals fro ... more
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  • Clashes at Libya oil ports cut output by nearly half
    Clashes between rival groups in Libya's key oil export ports have caused output to drop by nearly half, the head of the National Oil Company said on Wednesday. Production has seen a reduction by 450,000 barrels per day, plus 70 million cubic feet ... more
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  • Pope slams Trump over migrant family separations
    Pope Francis has added his voice to those criticizing the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy that has resulted in the separation of families at the Mexican border. In a wide-ranging interview with Reuters at his Vatican residence published on Wednesday, World Refugee Day, Francis said he supported the statements made… ... more
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  • Mugabe in Singapore for health check: report
    Zimbabweâ s former president Robert Mugabe is back in Singapore for medical check-up, a local privately-owned daily reported Wednesday. The 94-year-old ex-ruler slipped out of the country two weeks ago after his blood pressure suddenly rose to d ... more
    ModernGhana -Africa2 days ago
  • UK TV star Alan Sugar accused of racism over World Cup tweet
    British businessman turned BBC TV star Alan Sugar came under fire Wednesday after tweeting a picture of the Senegal national football team with the caption I recognise some of these guys from the beach in Marbella . The Apprentice presenter took ... more
    ModernGhana -Africa2 days ago
  • Power woes hit Nigeria’s football fans
    Football-loving Nigerians had more than one reason to groan about the country's opening World Cup game: not only did they lose 2-0, many weren't even able to see the whole match. Some viewers complained that seasonal rains affected the signal to t ... more
    ModernGhana -Africa2 days ago
  • Hope in the Horn as Eritrea-Ethiopia thaw takes shape
    Eritrea's president broke weeks of silence on Wednesday to respond positively to conciliatory overtures from bitter foe Ethiopia, raising hopes of a fresh start in the Horn of Africa. A brutal, fruitless border conflict between the two countries e ... more
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