Saturday, February 22, 2020

Naa Ashorkor, Wego Innovate launch ‘GH4STEM’ campaign

Seasoned on-air personality and actress Naa Ashorkor Mensah-Doku and WeGo Innovate, an edutech platform have launched a practical Science, Mathematics, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education campaign dubbed ‘GH4STEM’, Friday in Accra. The campaign is being...

Boris Johnson adviser quits over race and eugenics controversy

A controversial new adviser to Boris Johnson resigned on Monday night after MPs and experts accused No 10 of condoning his controversial claims that intelligence is linked to race. Andrew Sabisky, who was brought into Downing Street...

China Uighurs: Detained for beards, veils and internet browsing

A document that appears to give the most powerful insight yet into how China determined the fate of hundreds of thousands of Muslims held in a network of internment camps has been seen by...

I’m back from the political break – Chief Biney

The deputy national organiser of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Chief Biney has served notice he is geared up for a robust campaign aimed at bringing former president John Mahama back to power. After a short political hiatus to focus on...

Church warns ‘adulterers’ amid Zambia divorce report

Churches in Zambia have called on citizens to act to lower the country's divorce rate. Infidelity, drunkenness, gender-based violence, difficulty conceiving, weight gain, and lack of access to marriage counselling were among key factors cited...

Popular Rwandan singer ‘ takes own life’

A Rwandan gospel musician who was taken into custody last week after he reportedly attempted to flee the country has taken his own life, police say. Kizito Mihigo was found dead in a police cell...

Ghana, DR Congo license new Ebola vaccine

Ghana and three other African countries - the Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi and Zambia - have licensed and can now distribute an Ebola vaccine, which the World Health Organization (WHO) has hailed as...

Uganda’s Queen of Katwe star Nikita Pearl Waligwa dies aged 15

An actress who starred in the Queen of Katwe, a Disney film about a chess prodigy from a Ugandan slum, has died aged 15, Ugandan media report. Nikita Pearl Waligwa had been diagnosed with a...

Only 34% of Nigerians use condoms during sex

Only 34% of adult Nigerians surveyed in a national poll use condoms during sex. According to the survey carried out by NOIPolls, the results show that only 28% of the general population that uses condoms do...

Manchester City banned from European club competitions for two seasons by Uefa

Manchester City have been banned from European club competition for the next two seasons after being found to have committed "serious breaches" of Uefa's club licensing and financial fair play regulations. The reigning Premier League...