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African Universities urged to adopt ‘tripartite mission concept’

Emeritus Professor Pai Obanya of the Institute of Education, University of Ibadan, Nigeria, has said for African Universities to achieve academic excellence to meet global demand, they must adopt the ‘tripartite mission concept.’

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Africa must develop strong democratic institutions-Gilmour

Mr. David Gilmour Deputy Assistant Secretary of the United State Department, Bureau of African Affairs, has declared that America would impose visa sanctions on African leaders and individuals who participated in violence against their civilian population

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Algeria lends support to Nepal following earthquake

The Government of Algeria has granted an emergency aid package to Nepal, following the devastating earthquake that struck the country five days ago

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ECOWAS leaders to redouble efforts to maintain gains

Dr Gayewea Mcintorsh, Vice-President of Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Commission, has called on member states to redouble their efforts to ensure the realisation of the goals and aspirations of its founding fathers

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ICAG to establish examination centre in Gambia

The Institute of Chartered Accountants, Ghana, in collaboration with the Gambia Institute of Chartered Public Accountants, is to establish an examination centre in Gambia to strengthen the institutional capacity of both Institutes

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Indian activists protest move to lower age for adult trials

Rights activists Thursday protested a move by the Indian cabinet to lower the age for trial as an adult from 18 to 16 for crimes considered “heinous.”

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Germans grin and bear strike by railway drivers

Germans grinned and bore a railway drivers’ strike for a second day Thursday, with a skeleton service still operating, driven by staff who belong to a rival union or are not unionized

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EU leaders set for migration summit as landings continue in Italy

The leaders of the European Union were due to meet in Brussels on Thursday to tackle an escalating migration crisis and the daily arrival of hundreds of would-be asylum seekers crossing the Mediterranean

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Eight Shiite pilgrims killed in Iraq suicide attack

Eight Shiite pilgrims were killed and 17 others injured in a suicide attack in the holy city of Samara, north of Baghdad, police said Thursday

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France thwarted five attacks since January, prime minister says

France has thwarted five attacks since January, Prime Minister Manuel Valls told France Inter radio on Thursday. “The threat has never been so high,” Valls said. “We have never in our history been confronted with this kind of terrorism.” Valls said the figure included the arrest at the weekend of a 24-year-old Algerian man who […]

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UN must call South Africa to order – Cadres

The United Nations (UN) has been entreated to call the South African government to order concerning the ongoing xenophobic attacks in that country

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President Koroma weathers political storm in Sierra Leone

President Ernest Koroma of Sierra Leone’s visit to Washington has been viewed by his supporters as a triumph over adversity following the political crisis that the country was plunged into over the departure of Vice President Samuel Sam-sumana

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Russia steps up business with Africa

Squeezed between United States and European Union (EU) sanctions, Russian authorities have sought to implement existing bilateral agreements to strengthen economic relations and military ties, as well as study the possibilities of entering new markets with export products in some African countries

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Unidentified disease outbreak not infectious – Minister of Health assures Nigerians

The Minister of State for Health, Mr. Fidelis Nwankwo has debunked the rumors of unidentified disease outbreak which is attributed to 19 deaths since 15th April 2015, out of 24 reported cases

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Four Ghanaians found dead in SA

Four Ghanaians found dead in SA

The Ghana High Commission in South Africa has confirmed the death of four Ghanaians in the former apartheid nation

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Zimbabwean Ambassador condemns xenophobic violence in South Africa

The Zimbabwean Ambassador in Ghana, Ms. Pavelyn Tendai Musaka, has described as criminal the xenophobic violence in South Africa