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Former Ivory Coast first lady Simone Gbagbo Released From Prison

Cote d’Ivoire former first lady Simone Gbagbo was released from detention on Wednesday after being granted an amnesty for her part in a short civil war in 2011, according to a Reuters witness. The wife of former President Laurent Gbagbo, whose refusal to accept electoral defeat triggered the war, walked out of Abidjan’s Ecole de […]

Film on how Gambian activists ousted Jammeh shows in London

Ghana’s premier varsity UG Legon appoints first woman chancellor

The University of Ghana – Legon (UG), the country’s premier varsity has made history after it appointed the first woman chancellor for a public institution in the person of Mrs. Mary Chinery-Hesse. The retired international civil servant who served for a decade as Deputy Director General of the International Labour Organization will be replacing another […]

Former Ivory Coast first lady Simone Gbagbo Released From Prison

Former DR Congo VP Jean-Pierre Bemba hints at running for presidency

Jean-Pierre Bemba Former Democratic Republic of Congo Vice President Jean-Pierre Bemba says while he believes he is the best candidate to represent the opposition in December’s presidential election, he is ready to support another candidate. This is Bemba’s first public remark since he was acquitted in May on appeal for war crimes by the International […]

Former Ivory Coast first lady Simone Gbagbo Released From Prison

‘I’m very concerned that Russia may interfere in the upcoming elections to help Democrats’ – President Trump

President Trump has just said he is “very concerned” that Russia will attempt to interfere in this year’s midterm elections, claiming Moscow “will be pushing very hard” to support Democrats. Overtime, Trump has regularly claimed that no president has been tougher on Russia than him, but he has drawn bipartisan criticism for his reluctance to call […]

Former Ivory Coast first lady Simone Gbagbo Released From Prison

Guinea-Bissau opens museum in memory of kin sold into slavery

Guinea Bissau has opened a slave memorial museum in the town of Cacheu on the coast of Guinea-Bissau where millions of slaves from West Africa were bound, branded and shipped off to the Americas. “The idea is to show that Cacheu was the first place where Europeans practised transatlantic slavery on an industrial scale,” said […]

Former Ivory Coast first lady Simone Gbagbo Released From Prison

Malawi’s HIV positive ‘hyena man’ jailed for sleeping with over 100 young women

The HIV positive Malawian man who hit headlines for having unprotected sex with newly bereaved widows has been sentenced to 24 months in jail with hard labour. The practice of “widow cleansing” in Malawi, one that required a widow to have sex after her husband dies, was outlawed a few years ago. Eric Aniva, 45, […]

Former Ivory Coast first lady Simone Gbagbo Released From Prison