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Judges annul Kenya presidential election

Kenya's Supreme Court has annulled the result of the country's recent presidential election. 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 winner of last month's election. But Kenya opposition candidate Raila Odinga claimed that the commission's IT system had been hacked to manipulate the re ...

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Kenya polls: Kofi Annan must intervene – Jackson

Director of Dalex Finance, Joe Jackson, has said although Kenya’s Supreme Court has dealt with the election petition successfully, stakeholders across the African content must work to ensure that violence does not occur among the people within that country. The apex court in Kenya on Friday, September 1, annulled the August 2017 presidential results. Citing irregularities, the Supreme Court said a new poll ...

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Blast fears over flooded Texas plant

A chemical plant near the flooded US city of Houston is expected to explode and catch fire in the coming days. During heavy rainfall from Hurricane Harvey, the Arkema plant at Crosby lost the ability to refrigerate chemical compounds that need to be kept cool. There was no way to prevent an explosion, the company said. At least 33 people have been killed in the aftermath of the storm, which the US National ...

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Hajj: 3 Ghanaian pilgrims die in Saudi Arabia

Three Ghanaian Muslim pilgrims, who were part of this year’s Hajj have died in Saudi Arabia, the Hajj Board has confirmed. They are made up of two females who were said to have died from natural causes and one male who died from a medical condition. One of the females died in her sleep whilst the other two died at a medical facility. Their families in Ghana have since been informed and they have given conse ...

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Ghana extends IMF programme

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has announced it has extended its Credit Facility programme with the government of Ghana. This comes after the successful fourth review of the Extended Credit Facility by the IMF board. The board approved a $94million disbursement under the program extension. Ghana’s agreement with the IMF for economic assistance in 2015 was expected to end in 2018. The latest developme ...

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North Korea fires missile over Japan

North Korea has fired a missile over northern Japan in a move Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called an "unprecedented" threat to his country. The missile, launched early on Tuesday Korean time, flew over Hokkaido island before crashing into the sea. The UN Security Council is expected to hold an emergency meeting in response. North Korea has conducted a flurry of missile tests recently, but this is the ...

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GIABA, ECOWAS intensify fight against cross-border crimes

The Inter-Governmental Action Group against Money Laundering in West Africa (GIABA) has joined forces with ECOWAS Gender Development Centre to fight cross-border crime in the West African sub-region. Money laundering, human trafficking, terrorism and trans-border crimes are among major challenges facing the region impeding the economic development of ECOWAS member states. Speaking at a forum on gender and y ...

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Fmr AU C’ssion Chair to be honoured in Ghana

Former Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma is expected to receive the Corporate Guardian BlackGold Order of Merit after which she will deliver a speech on September 14, 2017 as part of the Corporate Guardian BlackGold Lecture series at the Tang Palace Hotel in Accra. The Corporate Guardian BlackGold Order of Merit will see deserving African leaders from both the continent ...

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S. Leone mudslides kill over 1,000

More than 1 000 people have died from the mudslide and flood that hit Sierra Leone’s capital nearly two weeks ago, a local leader and a minister said Sunday during services honouring the disaster’s victims. The government had earlier put the death toll for the August 14 mudslide at 450 dead, while rescuers and aid groups warned that many of the more than 600 people missing would likely not survive. “Over 1 ...

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Uber PICKS Expedia boss as NEW CEO

Uber has chosen Expedia boss Dara Khosrowshahi to be its chief executive, ending months of speculation in the firm's search for a new leader. The decision was made by Uber's board late on Sunday, a source told the BBC, but the company has made no official announcement. Mr Khosrowshahi would replace Travis Kalanick, who resigned in June following pressure from shareholders. The firm is battling to repair its ...

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