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  • In Ivory Coast, global rubber glut erases profits
    We're not earning anything from it any more, we have nothing, says a rubber farmer in Ivory Coast, Africa's top producer, where revenues from natural rubber have been slashed by global oversupply. Over the past decade, world rubber prices skyroc ... more
    ModernGhana -Africa2 hours ago
  • Twilight of South African gold mining fuels job crisis
    About 100 miners dressed in high-visibility workwear, balaclavas, gloves and boots line up against a shipping container that serves as a makeshift office at the Evander gold mine. They wait forlornly in the brisk Highveld winter. Their hope is to ... more
    ModernGhana -Africa3 hours ago
  • More disappointment for fatigued Kaizer Chiefs
    Kaizer Chiefs' new Italian coach Giovanni Solinas blamed fatigue on Tuesday as a disappointing start to the 2018/2019 South African Premiership continued with a 1-1 draw at Baroka. A Daniel Cardoso own goal gave the home team a 36th-minute lead in ... more
    ModernGhana -Africa8 hours ago
  • Pennsylvania priests ‘abused thousands of childrenR...
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  • Burundi sets 2020 target to enforce total ban on plastics
    The Burundian government has moved to join fellow East African counterparts on the list of countries that have outlawed the use of plastics. The move will begin in early 2020. ... more
    MyJoyOnline -World9 hours ago
  • Sierra Leone remembers victims of deadly mudslide
    Sierra Leone's president Julius Maada Bio on Tuesday joined dozens of survivors of a mudslide that hit the capital of Freetown last year to remember the dead. Around 500 people, many dressed in black and white, gathered in a church in the Regent d ... more
    ModernGhana -Africa12 hours ago
  • Angolan soldier jailed for 18 years over fatal shooting of b...
    An Angolan army sergeant was jailed for 18 years on Tuesday for shooting dead a 14-year-old boy at a protest two years ago, in a sentence welcomed by rights groups. Rufino Antonio died after the military opened fire in August 2016 at a demonstrati ... more
    ModernGhana -Africa12 hours ago
  • Jihadist conflict in Cameroon diminishing, says thinktank
    Violence in northern Cameroon by Nigeria's Boko Haram jihadists has diminished but rooting out their threat will need deft handling, the International Crisis Group (ICG) warned on Tuesday. The intensity of the conflict against Boko Haram in Camer ... more
    ModernGhana -Africa13 hours ago
  • UN, EU urge restraint in Mali after opposition leader spurns...
    The United Nations and European Union called for restraint in Mali on Tuesday after the opposition candidate said he would reject the results of a presidential run-off. Provisional results of the faceoff between President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, 7 ... more
    ModernGhana -Africa13 hours ago
  • Two jailed in Mauritania over 2012 president shooting claims
    A Mauritanian court has handed a six-month jail term for slanderous denunciation to a soldier and a former senator who contradicted the official account of how the country's president was shot and injured in 2012, a judicial source said Tuesday. ... more
    ModernGhana -Africa13 hours ago
  • WHO worried Ebola can ‘transmit freely’ in DR Co...
    Raging conflict is hampering efforts to rein in an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the WHO chief warned Tuesday, urging a ceasefire to stop the virus from transmitting freely. As the death toll in the outbreak declared on Augus ... more
    ModernGhana -Africa13 hours ago
  • European countries reach deal to share Aquarius migrants
    Five European countries on Tuesday offered to take in the 141 migrants marooned on board the Aquarius rescue vessel after it was given permission to dock in Malta, resolving a new standoff over the charity ship. Spain offered to take 60 people and ... more
    ModernGhana -Africa14 hours ago
  • Turkey to boycott US electronic goods
    Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said his country will boycott US electronic products, after Washington imposed punitive sanctions on Ankara. ... more
    MyJoyOnline -World15 hours ago
  • Spain, Portugal to take in most of Aquarius migrants
    Spain and Portugal on Tuesday offered to take in most of the 141 migrants on board the Aquarius after it was given permission to dock in Malta, resolving a new standoff over the rescue ship. Madrid said it would accept 60 people, while Portugal of ... more
    ModernGhana -Africa15 hours ago
  • Ethiopia asks dissident runner Feyisa Lilesa to come home
    Ethiopia has asked dissident marathoner and Olympics silver medallist Feyisa Lilesa to come home, promising a hero's welcome , in an open letter published Tuesday. Lilesa has lived in self-imposed exile in the US since 2016 when he raised his arm ... more
    ModernGhana -Africa16 hours ago
  • Jail for teacher busted sitting student’s exam
    A Burundian head teacher has been sentenced to five years in prison after disguising himself as a student and attempting to sit a national exam on another person's behalf last week. ... more
    MyJoyOnline -World16 hours ago
  • Ebola death toll in DR Congo at 41 – new drug in use
    Forty-one people have died in the latest outbreak of Ebola in DR Congo, health authorities said on Tuesday, adding that doctors were using a novel drug to treat patients. Out of 57 recorded cases as of Monday, 41 were fatal, the Congolese Health M ... more
    ModernGhana -Africa17 hours ago
  • At least 11 killed after massive highway bridge collapses ov...
    A massive highway bridge collapsed over the Italian city of Genoa during a rainstorm Tuesday. ... more
    MyJoyOnline -World18 hours ago
  • Italy bridge: Genoa motorway bridge collapses ‘killing...
    A major motorway bridge has collapsed near the Italian city of Genoa, leading to vehicles falling some 100m (328ft). ... more
    MyJoyOnline -World18 hours ago
  • South Africa to eradicate pit latrine toilets in schools
    South Africa is to get rid of all pit latrines in state schools within two years after a five-year-old pupil drowned in a toilet in March. ... more
    MyJoyOnline -World19 hours ago
  • Ugandan police shoot driver, arrest singer-turned-politician
    Ugandan musician and opposition lawmaker Robert Kyagulanyi, better known as Bobi Wine, was arrested Tuesday after an incident in which security officers shot his driver dead, a police spokesman said. We arrested Bobi Wine and others this morning ... more
    ModernGhana -Africa19 hours ago
  • Burundi plans plastic bag ban
    Burundi's president, Pierre Nkurunziza, has issued a decree banning the use of plastic bags in the small central African country within the next 18 months. The manufacture, import, storage, sale and use of all plastic bags and other plastic packa ... more
    ModernGhana -Africa20 hours ago
  • EU faces fresh standoff over Aquarius migrant boat
    European countries faced pressure on Tuesday to resolve a fresh standoff with the operators of the migrant rescue ship Aquarius which is stranded for the second time in the Mediterranean carrying 141 people. France said it was in touch with the ot ... more
    ModernGhana -Africa22 hours ago
  • Kenya fraud charges over Chinese-funded $3bn railway
    Two senior Kenyan government officials have been charged in court with fraud over the building of a $3.2bn (£2.5bn) Chinese-funded railway line. The two are accused of paying more than $2m in compensation to private firms which falsely claimed to own land through which the line ran. The officials and… ... more
    StarrFM -World23 hours ago
  • Tunisia anti-litter activist takes up 300-km, 30-beach chall...
    Bin bags at the ready, long-distance activist Mohamed Oussama Houij moves methodically along a beach in Tunisia's Mediterranean town of Nabeul, scooping up all kinds of trash as he goes along. The 27-year-old sanitary engineer set out in July to ... more
    ModernGhana -Africa1 day ago
  • Arms, investment and ‘instructors’: Russia boost...
    Touting military cooperation and instructors, arms deals and investment, Russia is making a comeback in Africa after years of inactivity and now aims to rival European countries and even China, analysts say. Moscow has worked hard over the last ... more
    ModernGhana -Africa1 day ago
  • US compound boy ‘died in ritual ceremony’
    A boy whose remains were found in a remote desert compound in New Mexico died during a ritual ceremony, US prosecutors say. ... more
    MyJoyOnline -World1 day ago
  • Nigerian troops protest against frontline deployment
    A detachment of Nigerian troops fired into the air on Sunday - at an airport in the north-eastern city of Maiduguri - to protest against their redeployment to the frontline of the conflict against Islamist militants. ... more
    MyJoyOnline -World1 day ago
  • Eto’o signs for Qatar league side
    Veteran Cameroon star Samuel Eto'o has signed for Qatar league side, Qatar Sports Club, it was announced Monday, just days after he ended a brief stay at Turkish side Konyaspor. The former Barcelona, Inter Milan and Chelsea striker will be unveile ... more
    ModernGhana -Africa1 day ago
  • Tunisia announces draft bill to give women equal inheritance
    Tunisia's President Beji Caid Essebsi on Monday announced plans to submit a draft bill to parliament equalising inheritance rights between men and women. I propose to make equal inheritance a law, he said in a televised speech on Tunisia's Women ... more
    ModernGhana -Africa1 day ago
  • Mali opposition leader rejects results as counting underway
    Malian opposition candidate Soumaila Cisse said on Monday he would reject the results of a presidential runoff marred by accusations of fraud, violence and low turnout, calling on the population to rise up. Ballot counting was underway on Monday ... more
    ModernGhana -Africa1 day ago
  • UN council urges peaceful transfer of power in DR Congo
    The UN Security Council on Monday welcomed President Joseph Kabila's decision to not seek re-election in the Democratic Republic of Congo and said the polls must now lead to a peaceful transfer of power. In power since 2001, Kabila last week appea ... more
    ModernGhana -Africa2 days ago
  • Hundreds of polling stations closed in tense Mali runoff
    Nearly 500 polling stations were unable to open in Mali's tense presidential runoff, the government said on Monday, mostly in regions plagued by jihadist violence and ethnic tension. Vote counting was underway across the vast West African country ... more
    ModernGhana -Africa2 days ago
  • Ritual burial of Abomey king kicks off in Benin
    Darkness has fallen on the kingdom, the prime minister of the Abomey kingdom in southern Benin told the 300,000 people gathered to mark the death of traditional monarch Dah Dedjalagni Agoli-Agbo. The celebration at the weekend of the ancestral k ... more
    ModernGhana -Africa2 days ago
  • Former aide taped ‘Trump phone call’
    A former adviser to Donald Trump has released what she says is a tape of a phone call from the US president after her dismissal last year. ... more
    MyJoyOnline -World2 days ago
  • Video: Anas escapes death in Malawi
    A BBC crew, including Ghana’s Anas Aremeyaw Anas were investigating a series of gruesome murders in rural Malawi, said to be linked to ritual magic. ... more
    MyJoyOnline -World2 days ago
  • Tunisia’s president announces draft inheritance equali...
    Tunisia's President Beji Caid Essebsi on Monday announced plans to submit a draft bill to parliament equalising inheritance rights between men and women. I propose to make equal inheritance a law , he said in a televised speech on Tunisia's Women ... more
    ModernGhana -Africa2 days ago
  • S.Africa court rules chief prosecutor’s appointment &#...
    South Africa's top court Monday ruled that the country's chief prosecutor had been incorrectly appointed and ordered that he be replaced, a decision that adds to criticism of former president Jacob Zuma's record in office. The Constitutional Court ... more
    ModernGhana -Africa2 days ago
  • Mnangagwa says disputed Zimbabwe election ‘behind us&#...
    Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Monday called for the country to move on from its disputed election, despite his victory being challenged in court over alleged fraud and his inauguration delayed. The country's first election since the fal ... more
    ModernGhana -Africa2 days ago
  • Mali votes in run-off amid heavy security to counter militan...
    Malians voted in a run-off presidential election on Sunday but observers reported that turnout was low. ... more
    MyJoyOnline -World2 days ago
  • US far-right rally outnumbered by opponents
    White nationalists have staged a rally near the White House in Washington, but were far outnumbered by counter-protesters. ... more
    MyJoyOnline -World2 days ago
  • Hippo bite kills tourist in Kenya
    A Taiwanese tourist has died after being bitten in the chest by a hippo he was trying to photograph in Kenya. ... more
    MyJoyOnline -World2 days ago
  • Nigerian troops protest against frontline deployment
    A detachment of Nigerian troops fired into the air on Sunday – at an airport in the north-eastern city of Maiduguri – to protest against their redeployment to the frontline of the conflict against Islamist militants. Local media reported that the soldiers refused to board the plane that was to… ... more
    StarrFM -World2 days ago
  • Humanitarian Actors Exclude Older People In Crisis Response,...
    Nairobi, 13 August 2018: Agencies that respond to disasters and emergencies still exclude older people, including those that live with disabilities, according to two new studies by the Humanitarian Policy Group of the Overseas Development I ... more
    ModernGhana -Africa2 days ago
  • Teen pregnancy epidemic feeds Mozambique’s population ...
    In the tiny maternity ward in Murrupelane, two 16-year-old mothers breast-feed their babies, both born that morning. Mozambique's child marriage and teen pregnancy rates are among the highest in the world, a driving factor in the population explos ... more
    ModernGhana -Africa2 days ago
  • Mali counts votes after poll worker slain
    Vote counting was under way across Mali on Monday after a tense presidential runoff in which a poll worker was killed and 100 polling stations were forced to close due to the security threat from Islamist militants. Security had been drastically b ... more
    ModernGhana -Africa2 days ago
  • China to put 25% tariffs on $16 billion worth of US products
    China has announced plans to put tariffs of 25% on US products worth $16 billion, the latest move in an escalating trade war. ... more
    MyJoyOnline -World2 days ago
  • Burkina Faso: Suspected Jihadist kills 6
    The eastern part of Burkina Faso was on Saturday again attacked by a jihadist. ... more
    MyJoyOnline -World2 days ago
  • Poll worker killed in tense Mali presidential runoff vote
    A polling station chief was killed by suspected jihadists in northern Mali as security concerns disrupted a presidential runoff vote on Sunday. Security had been drastically boosted ahead of the election's second round between President Ibrahim B ... more
    ModernGhana -Africa2 days ago
  • Egypt fans hope for more Salah magic as season starts
    As Mohamed Salah took to the field for the start of the new Premier League season, fans in his native Egypt prayed Sunday for another miracle campaign from the talismanic striker. Two dozen members of the local Liverpool supporters club gathered i ... more
    ModernGhana -Africa2 days ago
  • Poll worker killed as Mali holds tense presidential runoff v...
    A polling station chief was killed by suspected jihadists in northern Mali as insecurity disrupted a presidential runoff on Sunday. Security had been drastically boosted ahead of the election's second round between President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita ... more
    ModernGhana -Africa3 days ago
  • Dananjaya skittles out S. Africa as Sri Lanka win one-day fi...
    Akila Dananjaya claimed six scalps and picked up widespread tributes as Sri Lanka hammered South Africa by 178 runs in the final one-day international on Sunday. While the result did not stop South Africa taking the series 3-2, Dananjaya's perform ... more
    ModernGhana -Africa3 days ago
  • Chinese player denies hurling racial slur at Demba Ba
    A Chinese footballer has denied using a racial slur against Sengalese striker Demba Ba during a recent match, his first response to a race row that has rocked the Chinese Super League. Changchun Yatai midfielder Zhang Li was banned for six matches ... more
    ModernGhana -Africa3 days ago
  • Mali in presidential runoff in shadow of security crisis
    Malians were voting on Sunday in a presidential runoff likely to see Ibrahim Boubacar Keita returned to office despite criticism of his handling of the country's security crisis and allegations of election fraud. The second round is a rerun of a 2 ... more
    ModernGhana -Africa3 days ago
  • How An Airplane Employee Stole And Crashed A Plane
    An airline employee who stole an empty passenger plane from Seattle airport has crashed on a nearby island. Authorities said the man had made an unauthorised take-off late on Friday local time, forcing Seattle-Tacoma International Airport to clo ... more
    ModernGhana -World3 days ago
  • Seattle-Tacoma plane thief ‘had full airport credentials...
    A man who stole an empty passenger plane from Seattle airport and then crashed it was an airline worker with full credentials, authorities say. The 29-year-old had worked for Horizon Air for more than three years, towing and tidying aircraft and loading bags. The man, named by US media as… ... more
    StarrFM -World3 days ago
  • Mali in presidential runoff overshadowed by security crisis
    Malians were called to the ballot box on Sunday for a presidential runoff likely to see Ibrahim Boubacar Keita return to office despite criticism of his handling of the country's security crisis. The second round is a rerun of a 2013 faceoff that ... more
    ModernGhana -Africa3 days ago
  • Mali’s ‘Highway of Death’ highlights jihad...
    Hotspot ahead The curt message comes over the radio, warning troops aboard the eight-vehicle UN peacekeeping convoy to check their weapons one more time and go on maximum alert. A grim sight greets the Germans as their armoured contingent ap ... more
    ModernGhana -Africa3 days ago
  • 25 line up for DR Congo presidency
    Three opposition heavyweights, a 92-year-old ally of an independence hero and the president's chosen successor are among 25 candidates who have registered to run in the Democratic Republic of Congo's long-awaited elections. Emmanuel Ramazani Shada ... more
    ModernGhana -Africa3 days ago
  • Morocco authorities force hundreds of migrants out of north
    Moroccan authorities have forcefully relocated hundreds of migrants in recent days from camps and homes in the kingdom's north, a local official and a rights group said Saturday. This is an operation that is part of the fight against illegal immi ... more
    ModernGhana -Africa3 days ago
  • Mali Elections: Address Security Concerns To Inspire Confide...
    As the people of Mali head to the polls on Sunday, August 12, 2018 to elect a president in a run-off election, the West Africa Election Observers Network (WAEON) has taken cognizance of increasing security concerns within the country. The Network ... more
    ModernGhana -Africa4 days ago
  • Kenya crush Tunisia to set up Namibia clash for World Cup sp...
    Kenya ran in eleven tries to crush Tunisia 67-0 in their penultimate game of the 2019 World Cup qualifying tournament on Saturday, setting up a winner-takes-all showdown against Namibia next weekend. Debutant Willy Ambaka made a perfect transition ... more
    ModernGhana -Africa4 days ago
  • PPFA Slams Militants, Appeals For I-Day Celebration
    Guwahati: Patriotic People rsquo;s Front Assam (PPFA) today denounces the diktat of separatist militants on celebration of 72nd Independence Day and appeals to the people of the region to celebrate the auspicious day with fanfare. The PPFA in a st ... more
    ModernGhana -World4 days ago
  • Head teacher busted sitting student’s exam
    A head teacher in Burundi has been arrested for trying to disguise himself as a student and sit a national exam on another person's behalf. ... more
    MyJoyOnline -World4 days ago
  • Cameroon: New Video Shows More Brutal Killings By Armed Forc...
    A horrifying video obtained by Amnesty International shows Cameroonian security forces shooting at least a dozen unarmed people during a military operation in the village of Achigaya in the Far North region of the country, the organization said today ... more
    ModernGhana -Africa4 days ago
  • Cholera kills 13 in Niger: UN
    An outbreak of cholera has killed 13 people in Niger's southern Maradi region, which is home to the country's economic capital, officials and the UN said on Saturday. Nearly 1,000 people, most of them children, have been affected by the outbreak w ... more
    ModernGhana -Africa4 days ago
  • Teen to serve 5 life terms for killing family
    A 19-year-old Oklahoma man convicted of stabbing his parents and three siblings to death was sentenced Thursday. ... more
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  • Six killed in DR Congo rebel attack
    Six civilians have been killed in an attack attributed to Ugandan Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) rebels in the restive eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, civilian and military sources said Saturday. Late Friday, the ADF entered the town of Mayi ... more
    ModernGhana -Africa4 days ago
  • Indonesia earthquake: Death toll jumps to 387
    More than 387,000 people displaced as scientists say quake lifted tourist island of Lombok as much as 25 centimetres. ... more
    MyJoyOnline -World4 days ago
  • Two top Kenyan officials arrested on corruption charges
    The heads of the public land agency and the state railways ministry in Kenya have been arrested on corruption charges. ... more
    MyJoyOnline -World4 days ago
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