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‘Togo troops must respect protests’

Former Ghanaian leader Jerry John Rawlings has said government troops in Togo must respect the right of the civilians to hold peaceful protests so that the situation does not degenerate into a full-scale civil war. Citizens of Togo have been demonstrating for the past few weeks against the Gnassingbe dynasty demanding that President Faure Gnassingbe who took over from his father, Gnassingbe Eyadema, leaves ...

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Powerful hurricane Irma strikes Cuba

Hurricane Irma is lashing Cuba with strong winds and heavy rain after devastating several Caribbean islands. The category five storm made landfall on the Camaguey Archipelago, off the north-eastern coast. But the Bahamas have largely been spared after Irma changed track. In Florida, 5.6 million people, or 25% of the US state's population, have been told to leave as the storm approaches. At least 20 people a ...

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Togo’s cabinet adopts presidential term limits

Togo's cabinet has adopted a draft bill to reinsert presidential term limits into the constitution, the government said on Wednesday, as opponents of the ruling Gnassingbe political dynasty held peaceful protests across the country. President Faure Gnassingbe has ruled the West African nation since his father died in 2005 after 38 years in power. The late President Gnassingbe Eyadema passed a law in 1992 li ...

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Africa must device programmes to enrich citizens – Bawumia

Finance ministers from the seven countries participating in the G-20 Compact with Africa initiative, as well as guest ministers from other African countries, on Wednesday, 6 September 2017 met in Accra to address critical roles they can play in the economic transformation of their various countries. Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, in his opening address, charged participants to device programmes that wi ...

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Islanders seek shelter from Hurricane Irma

Islands in the Caribbean have made last-minute preparations for Hurricane Irma, the most powerful Atlantic storm in a decade, with officials warning of its "potentially catastrophic" effects. The category five hurricane, the highest possible level, has sustained wind speeds reaching 300km/h (185mph). It is starting to hit the Leeward Islands and will move on towards Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. I ...

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Odinga rejects re-run date

Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga said on Tuesday his coalition would not participate in the re-run of a presidential election proposed for Oct. 17 unless it is given “legal and constitutional” guarantees. Odinga’s conditions include the removal of some officials at the election board. He wants criminal investigations to be opened against them. “You cannot do a mistake twice and expect to get different ...

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Kim Jong-un accused of begging for war

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is "begging for war" with his latest and most powerful nuclear bomb test, the US envoy to the United Nations has said. Nikki Haley told an emergency meeting of the Security Council in New York that the US did not want a war but its patience was "not unlimited". The US will table a new UN resolution shortly to toughen sanctions. China, the North's main ally, has called for a r ...

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S. Korea in live-fire drill after nuclear test

South Korea has conducted a missile drill simulating an attack on the North Korean nuclear site, in response to Pyongyang's sixth test. The live-fire exercise saw rockets launched from fighter jets and ballistic missiles from the ground. It came as the US warned that any threat to itself or its allies would be met with a "massive military response". The North says it tested a hydrogen bomb that can fit on a ...

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Storm Harvey: Trump seeks $7.8bn for flood recovery

US President Donald Trump has asked Congress for $7.8bn (£6bn) as an initial payment to help with recovery efforts following flooding in Texas and Louisiana. Officials say there will be further requests for funds when the full impact of Hurricane Harvey becomes known. Some residents have been allowed to return to their homes but flood waters are still rising in other areas. Mr Trump is to visit Texas for a ...

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Kenya: Observers credibility in doubt – Kpessah Whyte

Political Science lecturer at the University of Ghana, Dr Michael Kpessah Whyte, has said that the annulment of Kenya’s August 2017 presidential results by that country’s Supreme Court casts doubts on the credibility of international observers. Citing irregularities, the Supreme Court said a new poll should be held within 60 days. The election commission had declared incumbent, President Uhuru Kenyatta, the ...

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