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MTN TO STOP OPERATING IN TWO AFRICAN COUNTRIES

MTN exits two African countries. It has struck a share purchase deal with Telecel to acquire MTN’s stakes in Guinea Bissau and Guinea Conakry. Launched in 1994, MTN Group is a leading emerging mobile operator in the world. MTN invested significantly in advanced communications networks. Connecting more than 203 million …

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Pope Francis authorizes priests to bless same-sex couples

The head of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis formally permitted Roman Catholic priests to bless same-sex couples in a significant advance for LGBT people in the Roman Catholic Church. He said priests should be permitted to bless same-sex and “irregular” couples, under certain circumstances but should not be part of …

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Gaza Strip conflict: Ghanaians in Israel not ready to return home

Some Ghanaians living in Israel say they are not ready to return home even as the country’s war with Palestine takes a full-blown turn. Seth Cudjoe, a Ghanaian resident in that country in an interview on JoyNews’ The Pulse on Monday, said seeking an exit will be his last option because he has …

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Coup plotters forming alliance to defend themselves against ECOWAS

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has observed the rise of an alliance of coup plotters preparing to defend themselves against the sub-regional body. According to Commissioner of Political Affairs and Security, Abdul-Fatau Musah, the military government in Burkina Faso is in preparation to deploy troops to Niger in defence of a …

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Morocco earthquake: The teacher who lost all 32 of her pupils

The thoughts of one Moroccan schoolteacher immediately turned to her pupils when she felt the 6.8-magnitude earthquake strike a week ago. Nesreen Abu ElFadel was in Marrakesh – but the mountain village, which was home to her school and pupils, was closer to the epicentre. The Arabic- and French-language teacher returned to …

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We are defending peace – Gabon soldiers’ statement

Soldiers in Gabon called for “calm and serenity” as they announced they had taken over power in the early hours of Wednesday morning. They said they had decided “to defend peace by putting an end to the current regime” soon after the electoral body declared that President Ali Bongo, who …

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At Defence chiefs meeting on Niger: We mustn’t stifle democracy – Chairman of CDSs declares

The Chairman of the ECOWAS Committee of Chiefs of Defence Staff (CDSs), General Christopher Musa, has said that democracy should not be stifled in the sub-region. At the opening of a two-day meeting of ECOWAS military chiefs in Accra yesterday to plan a path to democracy in Niger, he said …

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Niger coup: Chief of Staff of deposed President escapes to Ghana

JoyNews exclusively caught up with the Chief of Staff of Niger’s deposed President Mohammed Bazoum who is still living in denial that the military has toppled their government. Djibo Dauoda says the president’s guard which seized power in the French West African country at the end of last month lacks …

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Niger’s coup might affect foodstuff prices in Ghana soon – Traders reveal

Ghanaians have been urged to brace themselves for a spike in prices of foodstuff as the Niger coup gradually takes its toll on the importation of the commodity. Interacting with JoyNews’ Evans Mensah, some traders at the Mallata Market stated that most of the ingredients needed for the preparation of the …

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Akufo-Addo joins other ECOWAS leaders at Abuja on Niger coup

President Akufo Addo

President Akufo-Addo has joined other West-African leaders in Abuja, Nigeria to discuss the crucial political situation in Niger. The President, last week, agreed to a collective decision by ECOWAS to deploy military troops to restore constitutional order if the presidential guard which ousted the democratically elected president, Mohamed Bazoum does …

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