• 9 hours Ukraine president’s party tipped to win snap parliamentary election ModernGhana -World
    Ukrainians head to the polls on Sunday to elect a new parliament as comedian-turned-president Volodymyr Zelensky seeks to bring in political novices and consolidate his power. Zelensky's newly-created party is expected to win the largest share of the votes in the election that should usher in a new era in the country dominated up to now by politicians who grew up when the country was part of the Soviet Union. The leader's party Servant of the People -- named after ... more
  • 9 hours SOS Mediterranee relaunches migrant rescue missions off Libya ModernGhana -Africa
    Humanitarian group SOS Mediterranee said Sunday it has relaunched rescue efforts off Libya seven months after it abandoned operations using its ship Aquarius and despite a refusal by European ports to accept the migrants. The Norwegian-flagged Ocean Viking will conduct search and rescue activities in the central Mediterranean for SOS Mediterranee and Doctors Without Borders (known by its French initials MSF), the group said in a statement. As people are still fleeing Libya on one of the ... more
  • 9 hours Thousands march in latest Hong Kong anti-government rally ModernGhana -World
    Thousands of anti-government demonstrators have taken to the streets of Hong Kong for the seventh weekend in succession to express their anger at the way the island territory is being ruled by Beijing. The city has been plunged into its worst crisis in recent history by weeks of marches and sporadic violent confrontations between police and pockets of hardcore protesters. The initial protests were sparked by a now-suspended bill that would have allowed extradition to mainland China. ... more
  • 13 hours British Queen Looks For A New Cook…But The Salary Is Way Below The British Average ModernGhana -World
    The Queen is looking for a new junior chef cook for Buckingham Palace, but the salary she pays is anything but royal ... The new junior chef receives gross 22,076.04 pounds (about 24,000 euros) per year. The salary would be in Germany absolutely in the context, where the normal assistant Cook earns average between 1,650 and 2,030 euros per month. In the UK, however, the Queen 39;s offer is modest it 39;s about pound;7,500 (about euro; 8,330.19) less than the ave ... more
  • 13 hours Condemn The Blanket Demonisation Of President Maada Bio ModernGhana -Africa
    There has been a lot of noise flying the corners of Freetown about President Maada Bio s current visit abroad. Some have even assumed that the President is seriously ill and wish him dead. We members of the charismatic People s Democratic League (PDL) find it very interesting that the enemies of Sierra Leone have launched a depraved, despicable propaganda in the social media to embarrass Sierra Leonean voters by going madly in their wicked tricks to demonise President Julius Maada Bio. It ... more
  • 13 hours SERAP drags senior Nigerian officials to ICC ‘for leaving 13.2 million children out of school’ ModernGhana -Africa
    Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent a petition to Mrs. Fatou Bensouda, Prosecutor, International Criminal Court (ICC), urging her to use her ldquo;good offices to investigate whether the problem of out-of-school children in Nigeria, and the failure of the Nigerian authorities over the years to address it amount to violence against children and crimes against humanity within the jurisdiction of the ICC. rdquo; The organization urged Mrs Bensouda to: ldquo;push f ... more
  • 14 hours African champions Algeria return home to tumultuous welcome ModernGhana -Africa
    Africa Cup of Nations football champions Algeria arrived home on Saturday to a huge welcome from a mass of joyful supporters and a water salute for their plane at Algiers airport. Tens of thousands of flag-waving fans lining the road from the airport chanting as the players went on a victory parade through the capital in an open-top bus. An early strike earned a 1-0 victory over Senegal in Friday's final in Cairo, propelling Algeria, known as the Fennec foxes, to their first Cup of Natio ... more
  • 14 hours Heatwave depresses French wine production ModernGhana -World
    Wine production in France this year will be down by between 6 and 13 percent compared to 2018, notably because of the ongoing heatwave, the agriculture ministry has said. France, one of the world's top wine producers and exporters, was hit hard by poor weather conditions, including a heatwave at the end of June. That and other factors meant that production should be between 42.8 and 46.4 million hectolitres -- the lowest figures in the last five years, said the ministry, based on estimates ... more
  • 14 hours BA suspends flights to Cairo on security grounds ModernGhana -Africa
    British Airways said Saturday it had suspended flights to Cairo for seven days as a precautionary measure following a security review. The flag carrier said it would not operate its aircraft unless it felt it was safe to do so. We constantly review our security arrangements at all our airports around the world, and have suspended flights to Cairo for seven days as a precaution to allow for further assessment, the airline said in a statement. The safety and security of our customers a ... more
  • 14 hours Africa poses critical challenge for World Bank, IMF ModernGhana -Africa
    Global heat maps of extreme poverty show Africa in deep red. And the problem will only accelerate as population on the continent grows in coming decades. The problems are very real and are large, newly installed World Bank President David Malpass told AFP in an interview. The International Monetary Fund and World Bank have had a mixed record in addressing the longstanding challenge of poverty on the continent since the institutions were founded 75 years ago. Now they must confront ... more
  • 16 hours The teenager whose murder was exploited for clicks MyJoyOnline -World
    Like many other teenagers her age, Bianca Devins lived her life online. ... more
  • 17 hours British Airways suspends flights to Cairo MyJoyOnline -World
    British Airways abruptly suspended flights to Cairo for a week from Saturday over security concerns, giving no details about what had prompted the move.  ... more
  • 1 day Macron climbs Tourmalet in wake of Alaphilippe for 100 years of yellow jersey ModernGhana -World
    Saturday saw the first of seven climbs above 2,000 metres on this year's Tour de France cycle race. French President Emmanuel Macron made the long climb in comfort. The French leader covered the final 75 kilometres of the 111km stage in the vehicle carrying Tour de France director, Christian Prudhomme. Macron is known to be an enthusiastic cycling fan, and was last seen on the fringes of the Tour in 2017, shortly after his election, when he watched the 17th stage over the Galibier in the Alps ... more
  • 1 day Three years after Adama Traoré’s death, a march against police brutality ModernGhana -World
    Three years after the death of Adama Traoré during an attempt by police to arrest the 24-year-old, a protest on Saturday, organised by his family and friends, with support from elements of the Yellow Vest movement, is intended as a historic act against police violence. The march was due to pass in front of the police station in Beaumont-sur-Oise near Paris, from which the news of Adama Traoré's death was announced on 19 July 2016, shortly after he was arrested following a police chase. T ... more
  • 1 day Elderly Frenchman stabs wife to death to stop her suffering from Alzheimer’s ModernGhana -World
    Prosecutors in north-western France have opened a murder investigation after an elderly man killed his wife, who had been suffering from Alzheimer's disease. He then tried to commit suicide, the prosecutor's office said on Friday. An 80-year-old man killed his 76-year-old wife with several stab wounds on Thursday in the family home in the village of Les Barrils. He then used a handgun on himself in an attempt to commit suicide, Etienne de Survilliers, Deputy Prosecutor of Evreux told the Fr ... more
  • 1 day Fifty years since humanity’s first steps on the Moon ModernGhana -World
    Saturday marks the 50th anniversary of the first human steps on another planet. The landing module known as The Eagle touched down on the lunar surface on the evening of 20 July 1969. Fifty years ago on Saturday, American astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans in history to set foot on the Moon, an event watched on television by half a billion people. Six hours after touch down, Armstrong placed his left foot on the lunar surface, declaring: That's one small ste ... more
  • 1 day Western allies urge Iran to release seized British tanker ModernGhana -World
    Western powers have called on Iran to release a British-flagged tanker seized in the Strait of Hormuz on Friday, in what the UK described as a worrying sign that Tehran may be choosing a dangerous path of illegal and destabilising behaviour . Such action hampers a necessary de-escalation of tension in the Gulf region, said the French foreign ministry, joined by Germany, which described the situation as a dangerous aggravation . The United States President Donald Trump said he would hol ... more
  • 1 day What’s behind Macron’s courting of the African diaspora? ModernGhana -Africa
    France has recently made overtures to the African diaspora, inviting them to be the bridge between France and their countries of origin. Critics say it's move to regain a foothold in the former colonies. But France's African community could leverage its influence to ask for recognition at home. In France, there are no statistics on race or ethnicity. Racial categories that are commonplace in the US and UK such as white, black or Asian ... more
  • 1 day Racketeers turning Nigerian hospitals into ‘market for fake documents’ ModernGhana -Africa
    Nigeria's Premium Times says an illegal medical certificate business is thriving at medical institutions across the country. According to the publication, the back-door racket has become so routine that members of the networks provide quick-time services at rates set depending on the pocket power of their clients and the urgency with which they needed the documents. Big time business A medical certificate of fitness, a key requirement of the National Youth Service Corps, co ... more
  • 1 day Africa Cup champs Algeria return to hero’s welcome ModernGhana -Africa
    Africa Cup of Nations champions Algeria arrived home Saturday to a hero's welcome from a huge crowd of joyful supporters and a water salute for their plane at Algiers airport. One, two, three, viv a Algeria tens of thousands of flag-waving fans lining the road from the airport chanted as the players went on a victory parade through the capital in an open-top bus. An early strike earned a 1-0 victory over Senegal in Friday's final in Cairo, propelling Algeria, known as the Fennec foxes ... more
  • 2 days Disciplinarian Belmadi restores Algeria to Africa’s summit ModernGhana -Africa
    Twelve months ago Algeria were in turmoil after the departure of former national team star Rabah Madjer, but the appointment of Djamel Belmadi proved a stroke of genius from a federation that had burned through five coaches in two turbulent years. It was a gamble on a coach who had cut his teeth exclusively in Qatar, where he earned a reputation as a tough disciplinarian but one capable of extracting the best from his players. That punt paid off handsomely in Egypt as Algeria clinched a se ... more
  • 2 days Adventure and trouble at European photo show in Paris ModernGhana -World
    'Circulation(s)' is an exhibition at the 104 Culture Centre in Paris which takes visitors on a Europe-wide visual, sensorial experience. It reveals the concerns of contemporary continental photographers. From the treatment of migrants to enhanced landscapes, the exploration of the human form and human occupation of space, the show covers a vast range of topics and talents. Great British . . . and now French Ed Alcock is Franco-British. He applies his photographic art, inspiration a ... more
  • 2 days Algeria fans take to French streets to celebrate second Cup of Nations title ModernGhana -World
    Tens of thousands of Algeria fans have come out onto French streets to celebrate the nation's second Africa Cup of Nations title, after beating Senegal 1-0 in Cairo. Huge street parties took place in Paris, Marseille and Lyon amid a boosted police presence, after unrest during previous celebrations. The Desert Foxes sealed their second Cup of Nations in the opening seconds after a defl ... more
  • 2 days Mesopotamia – and Salome! ModernGhana -World
    This week on The Sound Kitchen, you'll hear the answer to the question about Mesopotamia. There's listener (and cat ) news, a tribute to that naughty girl Salome, and of course, the new quiz question. Just click on the arrow in the photo above and enjoy Hello everyone Welcome to The Sound Kitchen weekly podcast, published every Saturday. You'll hear the winner's names announced and the week's quiz question, along with all the other ingredients you've grown accustomed to: your letters and es ... more
  • 2 days Russia-Côte d’Ivoire Agree to Elevate Bilateral Relations ModernGhana -Africa
    The ways and means of invigorating bilateral relations in political, trade, economic, educational and humanitarian areas were the centrepiece of the first diplomatic encounter between Foreign Minister Marcel Amon-Tanoh of C ocirc;te d 39;Ivoire, also known as Ivory Coast, and his counterpart Sergey Lavrov of Russia, in Moscow. The two Foreign Ministers also exchanged views on major global and regional issues, such as crisis settlement and peacekeeping in Africa. Countering international terr ... more
  • 2 days Dangerous heatwave starts hitting US and Canada MyJoyOnline -World
    Extremely hot weather has started to hit most of the United States, with temperatures set to peak over the weekend, meteorologists say. ... more
  • 2 days I sat my exams 30 minutes after giving birth MyJoyOnline -World
    An 18-year-old student who was rushed to hospital from an exam hall tells the BBC she went back to complete her tests just 30 minutes after giving birth. ... more
  • 2 days One-stop clinics, a rare lifesaver for Zimbabwe’s sick ModernGhana -Africa
    Blessing Chingwaru could barely walk without support when he arrived at the specialist Rutsanana clinic in Harare complaining of chest pains and fatigue. Weighing a skeletal 37 kilogrammes (5.8 stone), the HIV-positive motor mechanic knew something was wrong. He was immediately given a number of tests and told the bad news: He was also suffering from advanced-stage tuberculosis. Dual infection by HIV and TB is a notorious killer. My health was deteriorating and I kept wondering why, C ... more
  • 2 days Kosovo PM Haradinaj quits after called to war crimes court as a suspect ModernGhana -World
    Kosovo's Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj, who had served as a commander of the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) during the 1998-99 war, said on Friday that he resigned after being called as a suspect before a war crimes court in The Hague. I received a call by the special court as a suspect and was offered to go as the prime minister or as an ordinary citizen of Kosovo. I chose the latter, Haradinaj told reporters. The Kosovar government will need to take steps to set up a general election, ... more
  • 2 days One dead, 14 wounded in clash near DR Congo gorilla sanctuary ModernGhana -Africa
    One person was killed and 14 were injured in clashes near a gorilla sanctuary in DR Congo where there has been mounting friction between park guards and local Pygmies, sources said Friday. The violence occurred near the Kahuzi Biega National Park, a UNESCO heritage site in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo that is a haven for the world's largest gorilla species. A conservation patrol which was pursuing two poachers was ambushed on Wednesday by Pygmies armed with machetes and bows and a ... more
  • 2 days India floods death toll rises as heavier rains predicted ModernGhana -World
    The death toll from floods in north-eastern India and the northern states of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh has risen to at least 65 in the last week, with the met office predicting more rains to come. Close to nine million people in the flood affected regions have been affected with nearly 300,000 living in relief camps. Road access to various districts and relief efforts have been disrupted due to flood waters and incessant rain. The Brahmaputra River, which flows from the Himalayas into India ... more
  • 2 days Algerians mix protest with football as cup final looms ModernGhana -Africa
    Protesters took to the streets of Algiers Friday for a rally boosted by anticipation as their team prepares to battle Senegal in the final of the Africa Cup of Nations. Demonstrators, many of them wearing the national football team's kit, poured onto the streets following weekly midday prayers, despite a heavy security presence. The protests have been held every week since flaring in February over veteran president Abdelaziz Bouteflika's bid for a fifth term in office. Bouteflika's depa ... more
  • 2 days Algerians mix protest and football with eyes on Africa cup ModernGhana -Africa
    Protesters took to the streets of Algiers Friday for a rally boosted by hopes that their national team would beat Senegal to win the Africa Cup of Nations. Demonstrators, many of them wearing the national football team's kit, poured onto the streets following weekly midday prayers, despite a heavy security presence. The protests have been held every week since they flared in February over veteran president Abdelaziz Bouteflika's bid for a fifth term in office. Bouteflika's departure on ... more
  • 2 days Sudan protest leaders break off talks with military ModernGhana -Africa
    Protest leaders in Sudan have called off talks with the military, saying they need more time to consult internally. There has been no new date set for negotiations to resume. On Wednesday, the two sides inked a power-sharing deal to form a joint civilian-military body tasked with installing a civilian administration. Not everyone in the protest movement is ... more
  • 2 days S.Africa’s Ramaphosa rebuked for misleading parliament ModernGhana -Africa
    South Africa's ethics watchdog on Friday said President Cyril Ramaphosa misled parliament last year over a 500,000-rand ($36,000, 32,000-euro) donation to his campaign fund from a company facing extensive corruption allegations. Analysts said the damning report by the country's ombudswoman, Busisiwe Mkhwebane, could boost Ramaphosa's opponents within the ruling African National Congress (ANC) party, which is riven by in-fighting. Mkhwebane determined that the president had given parliament ... more
  • 2 days Six missing, including aid worker, in Nigeria ambush ModernGhana -Africa
    Six people are missing following an ambush by suspected jihadists on a humanitarian convoy in northeast Nigeria's Borno state, an aid group said on Friday. Action Against Hunger (ACF) said in a statement that a member of staff was among the missing after the convoy was ambushed in Kennari, a village outside Damasak Town near the border with Niger. One of the drivers was killed, while one Action Against Hunger staff member, two of the drivers and three health workers are missing, ACF said ... more
  • 2 days French court rejects damages for Estonia ferry victims and relatives ModernGhana -World
    A French court has rejected a claim from survivors and relatives of the 1994 Estonia ferry disaster for damages from the French certification agency of the ship and the German shipbuilder. Thursday's ruling is the conclusion of a legal process that has been making its way through the French courts for 25 years. The Estonia car ferry sank in September 1994, with 989 p ... more
  • 2 days Algerian football fans spark national identity debate in France ModernGhana -Africa
    Thousands of extra French police are set to be on duty later Friday in Paris and other major cities for the final of the Africa Cup of nations following violence that has touched off a debate about national identity. Algeria play Senegal in the final of the African Cup of Nations on Friday evening with excitement high in France which is home to a huge Algerian-origin population due to the country's colonial history. Thousands of people partied in the streets when Algeria won its quarter-fi ... more
  • 2 days US excludes Turkey from Nato fighter jet project over Russian missiles ModernGhana -World
    The United States has expelled Turkey from Nato's F-35 stealth fighter jet programme after Ankara's purchase of a Russian missile defence system. The move by Turkey to invest in the Russian S-400 air defence system breaks a pledge made by Nato member countries to no longer adopt Russian military hardware and also goes against numerous warnings from Western allie ... more
  • 2 days Kenya launches Africa’s biggest wind farm ModernGhana -Africa
    Kenya on Friday inaugurated Africa's biggest wind power plant, a mammoth project in a gusty stretch of remote wilderness that now provides nearly a fifth of the country's energy needs. The $680-million (600 million euro) project, a sprawling 365-turbine wind farm on the eastern shores of Lake Turkana, is delivering 310 megawatts of renewable power to the national grid of East Africa's most dynamic economy. The largest private investment in Kenya's history, the Lake Turkana Wind Power proje ... more
  • 2 days French bakers jailed over alleged insurance fraud in deadly Lyon fire ModernGhana -World
    Lyon's public prosecutor has remanded in custody two owners of a bakery that burned down in February, killing a pregnant woman and her four-year-old son, in a suspected case of arson insurance fraud. Although they deny the facts, they are accused of having organized burning their business, in order to benefit from insurance money, Lyon public prosecutor Nicolas Jacquet said in a statement. The two were arrested on Thursday for the fire, charged with complicity to destroy a business, mans ... more
  • 2 days Uganda joins desperate hunt for Ebola vaccine ModernGhana -Africa
    Uganda has fast-tracked testing of Ebola vaccines, as the WHO declared the outbreak in neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo a public health emergency of international concern , a rare designation only used for the gravest epidemics. Uganda lies just across the border with the DRC where more than 1,600 people have died from the outbreak since August 2018. More than 2,500 cases have been confirmed. The strain of the Ebola virus targeted by the vaccine is codenamed Sudan . It's one of f ... more
  • 2 days Four killed as protests spread in southern Ethiopian city ModernGhana -Africa
    Four people have died of gunshot wounds in the southern Ethiopian city of Hawassa, where protesters have been demanding the establishment of a breakaway state, a hospital executive said Friday. Security forces carried out arrests as violence spread to districts outside the regional capital on a second day of protests, state media reported. The Sidama, the largest ethnic group in the southern region, have been agitating for their own semi-autonomous state, posing the latest political challe ... more
  • 2 days PepsiCo buys Pioneer Foods for $1.8 bn in Africa push ModernGhana -Africa
    US beverage and food giant PepsiCo has agreed to buy South Africa's Pioneer Foods for about 24.4 billion rand ($1.8 billion), a company executive said Friday, in a bold move into the African market. This transaction is all about growth. We are looking to expand our footprint, PepsiCo executive Eugene Willemsen, who will head up the operation from Cape Town, told Bloomberg News. He said that the company was seeking to expand aggressively in sub-Saharan Africa, a region which is expected t ... more
  • 2 days Lake Chad group launches $100 mn fund against jihadists ModernGhana -Africa
    The four countries bordering Lake Chad on Friday launched a fund aimed at collecting $100 million to help counter climate change and a devastating jihadist insurgency. West Africa's largest lake -- whose shoreline is shared by Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria -- has shrunk by 90 percent since the 1960s, a fall blamed on global warming and poor water management. The area is a stronghold for Nigerian-based Boko Haram militants, whose decade-old revolt has left thousands of dead and displace ... more
  • 2 days Rebel qualms delay Sudan army-protesters meet ModernGhana -Africa
    Sudanese protest leaders said that talks scheduled for Friday with the country's military rulers were postponed after rebel members of their movement expressed reservations over a power-sharing deal inked with the generals this week. The generals and protest leaders initialled an accord Wednesday in Khartoum to form a joint ruling body tasked with creating a transitional civilian administration and they were due two days later to negotiate details of a Constitutional Declaration crucial to ... more
  • 2 days S.Africa’s Zuma halts graft testimony, but may return ModernGhana -Africa
    Former South African president Jacob Zuma on Friday withdrew from testifying to an inquiry into corruption during his rule, complaining of bias, before later agreeing to return at a future date. In the corruption scandal popularly referred to as state capture , Zuma is alleged to have overseen mass looting of state assets during his nine-year tenure. Zuma on Friday morning pulled out of the inquiry, with his legal team saying their client would no longer participate as he had been treate ... more
  • 2 days Police name suspect in Japan animation studio fire MyJoyOnline -World
    Japanese police have named the man suspected of carrying out a deadly arson attack on an animation studio. ... more
  • 2 days Eritrea Orthodox Church ex-leader expelled for ‘heresy’ MyJoyOnline -World
    In an unprecedented move, Eritrean bishops in the Orthodox church have expelled their former patriarch, Abune Antonios. ... more
  • 2 days SDG8 Plays Pivotal Role In Efforts To Achieve 2030 Agenda—Chinganya ModernGhana -World
    Sustainable development goal number 8, a multidimensional goal that lies at the heart of the global 2030 Agenda, is under spotlight at the ongoing high-level political forum on sustainable development (HLPF) that is underway in New York. Speaking in a Workers and Trade Unions Major Group side event at the Forum, Oliver Chinganya, Director of the Economic Commission for Africa rsquo;s (ECA) African Centre for Statistics, said success on SDG8 can not only help achieve a number of other S ... more
  • 2 days New Rural Finance Project To Help Boost Rural Enterprise Sector In Mozambique ModernGhana -Africa
    A new Rural Enterprise Finance Project (REFP), which will help more than 287,700 rural people engaged in agriculture, fisheries and small and medium-sized enterprises in 10 provinces improve their access to national and regional markets, was launched on 15 July in Maputo, the capital of Mozambique. The project, financed by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the government of Mozambique, was launched at a start-up workshop involving project participants, government ... more
  • 2 days AfDB Lends €60m To Develop Value Chains In Improving Water Supply ModernGhana -Africa
    On Wednesday 17 July in Abidjan, the Board of Directors of the African Development Bank approved a loan of euro;87 million to the government of Senegal, to implement its Project to Improve the Water Supply for the Development of Value Chains (PROVALE-CV). For this project, valued at an estimated euro;122 million, the Bank will provide euro;60.8 million, while the Africa Growing Together Fund (AGTF) will provide euro;26.8 million. Developed with the support of the Bank, PROVALE-CV is ... more
  • 2 days Ramaphosa ‘deliberately’ misled parliament – Public Protector MyJoyOnline -World
    The Public Protector has found that President Cyril Ramaphosa “deliberately” misled parliament about a R500,000 donation he received from Gavin Watson, the CEO of the corruption accused Bosasa group. ... more
  • 2 days Zuma pulls out of South African graft inquiry ModernGhana -Africa
    Former South African president Jacob Zuma on Friday withdrew from testifying to an inquiry into corruption under his rule, citing biased treatment and harsh questioning. In the corruption scandal popularly referred to as state capture , Zuma is accused of overseeing mass looting of state assets during his nine-year tenure. We are here today to say that we will take no further part in these proceedings, Zuma's lawyer Muzi Sikhakhane told the inquiry commission in Johannesburg. Our cl ... more
  • 2 days Friday talks with Sudan army rulers postponed: protest leaders ModernGhana -Africa
    Sudanese protest leaders told AFP Friday talks with the country's army rulers have been postponed, just days after the two sides signed a power sharing deal. The talks have been postponed, said prominent protest leader Omar al-Digeir. We need more internal consultation to reach a united vision, he added, with no new date set for negotiations to resume. Another protest leader, Siddig Youssef, also confirmed the talks had been suspended. On Wednesday, the two sides initialled a Po ... more
  • 2 days France sued for failing to stop spread of killer seaweed in Brittany ModernGhana -World
    The family of a man who died on a Brittany beach in 2016 is suing the French state for not doing enough to fight killer seaweed. His death is suspected to have been caused by green algae, which releases toxic gas, and which has inundated the north-western coast due to soaring summer temperatures. In September 2016, Jean-Rene Auffray went for a jog with his dog on the beach in Hillon, on the bay of Saint-Brieuc in Brittany. He never came home. Auffray was 50-years-old and in good health. Hi ... more
  • 2 days Kenya to launch Africa’s biggest wind farm ModernGhana -Africa
    Kenya will on Friday inaugurate Africa's biggest wind power plant, a mammoth project in a gusty stretch of remote wilderness that now provides nearly a fifth of its energy needs. The $680-million (600 million euro) project, a sprawling 365-turbine wind farm on the eastern shores of Lake Turkana, will deliver 310 megawatts of renewable power to the national grid of East Africaâ s most dynamic economy. The largest private investment in Kenya's history, the Lake Turkana Wind Power project wa ... more
  • 2 days French citizens to work for longer under new pension reform ModernGhana -World
    The age when French citizens can receive a full pension should be moved to 64 from 62, the government's special adviser on pension reform has said. Protests against the reform, which aims to unify 42 different schemes into a single, points-based system, have already been planned. In a report, Jean-Paul Delevoye, said workers could still retire at 62 as promised by Pres ... more
  • 2 days Algerian football fans touch off national identity debate in France ModernGhana -Africa
    Thousands of extra French police are set to be on duty later Friday in Paris and other major cities following clashes involving Algerian football fans that have touched off a debate about national identity. Algeria play Senegal in the final of the African Cup of Nations on Friday evening with excitement high in France which is home to a huge Algerian-origin population due to the country's colonial history. Thousands of people partied in the streets when Algeria won its quarter-final on Jul ... more
  • 2 days French senate approves carbon neutrality law by 2050 ModernGhana -World
    Facing a climate emergency, French senators on Thursday approved a bill setting France on a new target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and go carbon-neutral by 2050. The bill is part of the government's climate and energy package and was adopted at first reading after several modi ... more
  • 3 days Kenya: AfDB Group Approves $8 million To Credit Bank For SMEs ModernGhana -Africa
    Abidjan, C ocirc;te d rsquo;Ivoire, 18 July 2019 ndash;The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group on Wednesday approved an $8 million-targeted financing to Kenya rsquo;s Credit Bank for lending exclusively to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in construction, agriculture, renewable energy, and manufacturing. The loan, which has a five-year maturity with a two-year grace period, marks the first proposal under the Bank rsquo;s new initiative to prop-up SMEs in A ... more
  • 3 days Health Experts Issue Last Minute Warning To Hajj Pilgrims ModernGhana -World
    Health experts from the Association of British Hujjaj (Pilgrims) UK (ABH), a National Hajj/Umrah specific organisation, have issued a last minute warning to prospective Hajj pilgrims, from the UK and around the world, to safeguard their health against the risk of deadly infectious diseases. The Hajj pilgrims have always been vulnerable and at high risk of contracting these diseases due to crowded conditions at ceremonies, accommodation sites, and on public transport. Elderly, people suffering ... more
  • 3 days Kaltun Nasir Is Winner Of 2019 BBC News Somali Young Female Poet Award   ModernGhana -Africa
    Kaltun Nasir Hussein has been revealed today as the winner of the BBC News Somali Young Female Poet 2019 award. Kaltun is a 26-year-old mid-wife from Bur rsquo;o in the self-declared republic of Somaliland and the 3rd person to win this BBC News Somali Award, which launched in 2017. The winning poem will be broadcast by BBC News Somali and Kaltun will be presented with the award at a ceremony today in Djibouti. Also awarded will be the first and second runners up; Falas ... more
  • 3 days US shoots down Iranian drone MyJoyOnline -World
    Tension is heightening between Washington and Tehran. ... more
  • 3 days S. Africa: Soldiers deployed to counter surge in violence MyJoyOnline -World
    Hundreds of South African soldiers were deployed on Thursday to crime-ridden suburbs of Cape Town to counter a surge of shootings, gang violence and murders. ... more
  • 3 days MSF urges DRC Ebola ‘reality check’, more vaccinations ModernGhana -Africa
    Ebola fighters need to widen use of vaccination in their campaign against the deadly epidemic in DR Congo, the head of Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said Thursday. Joanne Liu, the international president of the medical charity known by its French acronym MSF, told AFP that health officials needed a reality check in their response to the outbreak. A day after the World Health Organization declared Ebola a public health emergency of international concern -- a designation reserved for the ... more
  • 3 days S.Africa military deployed to quell Cape Town gang crime ModernGhana -Africa
    South African soldiers on Thursday started patrolling Cape Town's crime-ridden townships under a deployment ordered by the government to counter a surge of shootings, gang violence and murders. The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) are to be on the streets for at least three months to boost the city's struggling police force under the order authorised by President Cyril Ramaphosa. The number of soldiers deployed was not revealed. Ramaphosa told lawmakers the soldiers would su ... more
  • 3 days Morocco court condemns three to death for killing Scandinavian hikers ModernGhana -Africa
    A Moroccan court on Thursday condemned three Islamic State group supporters to death for the murder of two Scandinavian women beheaded while on a hiking trip in the High Atlas mountains. Suspected ringleader Abdessamad Ejjoud and two companions received the maximum penalty over the December killings of Danish tourist Louisa Vesterager Jespersen, 24, and 28-year-old Norwegian Maren Ueland. The anti-terrorist court in Sale, near the capital Rabat, issued the verdict following an 11-week tria ... more
  • 3 days In eastern DR Congo, influx of Ebola money is source of friction ModernGhana -Africa
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    Algeria and Senegal are going head-to-head in Cairo for the Africa Cup of Nations final on Friday as both home-grown African coaches are preparing their teams for the first time in 21 years. Algerian Djamel Belmadi and Senegalese Aliou Cissé also have national similar playing careers behind them both formerly played midfielder for their national teams and both also were signed to English clubs. Belmadi, who had played for Marseille, was on loan to Manchester City and then spent two seasons ... more
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