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Ivory Coast PM Amadou Gon Coulibaly dies after cabinet meeting

Ivory Coast’s PM Amadou Gon Coulibaly has died after falling ill at a ministerial meeting. The 61-year-old had been chosen as the ruling party’s candidate for October’s presidential election, after

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Carlos Ahenkorah’s campaign team member dies, 2 others receiving Covid-19 treatment

A member of the campaign team of the Deputy Trade Minister who resigned on Friday for breaching Covid-19 protocols has died. According to the Ghanaian Times, a member of Carlos

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COVID-19: Akufo-Addo self isolates

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has gone into a mandatory 14–day self isolation after a person in his inner circle tested positive for COVID -19. A statement  dated July 4

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Meet the first-ever Ghanaian-American to run for U.S. Congress

Born to Ghanaian immigrant parents, Kojo’s win in the primaries makes him also the youngest ever Democratic nominee from his District of Oklahoma. Asamoa-Caesar polled 34,380 votes representing 63.6% of

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Ghana’s electoral boss fired after fraud probe

Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo has sacked the head of the country’s electoral commission for “misbehaviour and incompetence”. Charlotte Osei and her two deputies were dismissed on the recommendation of a

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Nigeria: Buhari to reduce age limits for political office

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari will approve a new law to reduce age limits in political office, which could make it easier for younger candidates to run in next year’s election.

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Nigeria: You Are Ignorant – Obasanjo Fires Back At Buhari

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has responded to the suggestion by President Muhammadu Buhari that the administration he (Obasanjo) led between 1999 and 2007 wasted $16billion on power projects without anything

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Ghana: Mahama hints at 2020 flagbearership slot again

Former President John Dramani Mahama has given the strongest indication about his interest to lead the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the next general elections in 2020. John Mahama,

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Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan talks illiberal democracies, election issues

Former United Nations (UN) Secretary General Kofi Annan discussed topics ranging from the rise of illiberal democracies to the Syrian Civil War and the Rohingya Refugee Crisis in a panel

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Burundi votes in referendum over president’s 2034 ‘power grab’

The Guardian – Opposition politicians in Burundi have urged voters to peacefully resist an effort by authorities to “steal power” in a referendum that some fear could spark widespread violence.