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West Africa's liver cancer cases linked to hepatitis

Deutsche Welle 24 Jul 2021
Liver cancer is strikingly prevalent in West Africa. Specialists point to high rates of hepatitis as a likely cause, but the region is not well equipped to deal with the epidemic ... .
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UN experts: Africa became hardest hit by terrorism this year

Midland Daily News 24 Jul 2021
Security Council circulated Friday that this is “especially true” in parts of west and east Africa where affiliates of both groups can also boast growing capabilities in fundraising and weapons, including the use of drones ... Nigeria into Cameroon, Chad and Niger in west Africa.
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Ghana HIV and AIDS Network holds workshop for CSOs in health

Ghana News Agency 24 Jul 2021
It was sponsored by Dakar-based Civil Society Institute for HIV and Health in West and Central Africa (CSO-WCA) in collaboration with Enda Santé (also based in Dakar) ... Mr Ntumi said CSO-WCA was providing leadership for CSO networks in West and Central Africa to engage better with ...
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South Africa’s truth and reconciliation body led the way in leaving behind pain of the past

Irish Independent 24 Jul 2021
I taught in Andersonstown in west Belfast for 10 years and in a black township in Lebowa in Northern Transvaal in South Africa for two years ... I strongly recommend, as was the case in South Africa, the founding of a Truth and Reconciliation Commission ... Fr Paul O’Connell.
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A conversation with Czech deputy minister of defence for industrial cooperation

B & FT Online 24 Jul 2021
He was visiting Ghana with a team of industry experts as part of a West African working tour ... stability within the West African sub region, especially in Sahel ... Tomas Kopecny, West Africa is making impressive progress in economic growth, democratization and regional cooperation.
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Nigeria receives six warplanes from US to fight insurgency

Arab News 24 Jul 2021
Africa’s most populous nation faces several security crises, including a 12-year-old insurgency in the ... Boko Haram and rival offshoot Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) have killed at least 40,000 people and forced more than two million people from their homes since 2009.
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News Roundup: Fake Covid vaccines in Uganda, GTBank named Africa’s best bank, Elon Musk to ...

Business Day Online 24 Jul 2021
Nigerian GTBank named Africa’s best bank in the 2021 Euromoney’s Awards for Excellence ... Africa’s Best Brands ... Chaka said in a statement that the funding will enable it to focus on its goals to build a roaster of formidable partners and accelerate its expansion to other markets within West Africa.
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Editor’s note

Business Day Online 24 Jul 2021
The stats of women editors in West Africa demonstrates a big gap as the majority of top editors are men and we encourage publishers around the continent and the globe to follow in the footsteps of our publisher Frank Aigbogun who has two female editors out of four, for a more enriching, inclusive, balanced voice and approach on issues.
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Will statue of 17th century British merchant come down over his trafficking in slaves?

Anadolu Agency 24 Jul 2021
Simic told Anadolu Agency that the Royal African Company “sent more than 500 slave ships to West Africa between 1672 and 1713, enslaving people from their homes in Benin, Nigeria, Gambia, and the Gold Coast.” ... “Their wealth comes from 400 years of slavery which tore 12.8 million people from their homes in West Africa.”.
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Campaigners hail historic Sierra Leone move to end death penalty

Al Jazeera 24 Jul 2021
Noting that “civil society groups have fought for years for this cruel punishment to be abolished”, Mahtani said the vote meant that Sierra Leone would become the first country in Anglophone West Africa to scrap the death penalty ... Both executions and death penalties also fell across sub-Saharan Africa last year, the rights group said.
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Ghana’s Black Stars ranked 6th most valuable African national team

Ghana Web 24 Jul 2021
Meanwhile, Ghana’s West Africa opponent, Ivory Coast leads the continental ranking with a total value of €299.8 million, followed by Senegal with €299.0 million ...
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Black Stars ranked 6th most valuable African national team

Ghana Web 24 Jul 2021
Meanwhile, Ghana’s West Africa opponent, Ivory Coast leads the continental ranking with a total value of €299.8 million, followed by Senegal with €299.0 million ...
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Nigerian Court Sentences 10 Pirates to 12 Years in Prison

The Maritime Executive 24 Jul 2021
A court in Lagos, Nigeria has sentenced 10 pirates to prison for the kidnapping of the crew of the fishing vessel Hailufeng II last year ... An arrest and trial for piracy is a rare development in West Africa, the maritime kidnapping capital of the world ... They are expected to appeal their convictions ....
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Lord Sani receives honour at Spotlight Business Awards

B & FT Online 24 Jul 2021
Lord Sani was awarded for his contribution to the development of start up businesses through partnerships and the leadership role he plays in the firms under the Sani Group.�Sani Group has vast interests in the real estate sector across West Africa and has recently ventured into manufacturing and recycling ... ....
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Samia Nkrumah honoured by Otumfuo Osei Tutu II

Ghana Web 24 Jul 2021
Daughter of Ghana’s first President Samia Yaba Nkrumah has been awarded the Lifetime Achievement Prize by the Millennium Excellence Foundation by its life patron, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II ... Akosua Frema Opare, National Chief Imam Sheikh Nuhu Sharubutu, and Mohamed Ibn Chambas, Special Representative of UN Secretary-General for West Africa ... He explained ... .
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