Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Arrests of anti-monarchists prompt free-speech concerns

The arrests of anti-monarchy protesters after the death of Queen Elizabeth II are "deeply concerning", say free-speech campaigners. Police in Scotland have arrested two people in recent days, while a man was arrested and de-arrested...

Akufo-Addo signs Queen’s book of condolence

"I remember her presence and her friendliness. It is sad, we all have to go. It is sad that she is gone." President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo wrote on Monday morning as he signed the...

Row as Kenya local TVs barred from Ruto inauguration

The team of Kenya's President-elect has barred local media from covering the presidential inauguration, offering exclusive broadcast rights to Multichoice Kenya Ltd, an affiliate of South African pay-TV group. Kenyan national broadcaster, KBC, has a...

Queen Elizabeth II has died

Queen Elizabeth II, the longest-reigning British monarch whose rule spanned seven decades, died on Thursday at the age of 96, Buckingham Palace has announced. Elizabeth ascended to the throne in 1952, on the death of...

Royals fly to the Queen’s side

Prince Harry is headed to Balmoral without his wife Meghan amid reports of his grandmother The Queen's worsening health - as immediate family members gather at Balmoral Castle. The couple had been due to attend the...

Queen under medical supervision at Balmoral

The Queen is under medical supervision at Balmoral after doctors became concerned for her health, Buckingham Palace has said. All the Queen's children are either at, or are travelling to, her Scottish estate near Aberdeen. "Following...
Africa Education Medal 

Oprah Winfrey congratulates Prof. Mamokgethi Phakeng on winning inaugural Africa Education Medal 

A new award, founded this year by T4 Education and HP in collaboration with Intel and Microsoft, recognizes the University of Cape Town Vice-Chancellor for her impact, leadership, and advocacy in the field of...

New UK chancellor Kwarteng trends in Ghana

The new UK chancellor of Ghanaian descent, who in a historic move has become the first black person to take on the top role in British politics, is trending in Ghana. Conservative politician Kwasi Kwarteng...

Dozens die in Burkina Faso convoy blast

At least 35 civilians have been killed by a bomb that hit a convoy of vehicles in the north of Burkina Faso where jihadist militant groups are active, the authorities say. Dozens of others were...

Kenya election challenge: Chief justice rejects Odinga’s challenge

The Supreme Court unanimously upheld the outcome of last month’s presidential election. Chief Justice Martha Koome dismissed all claims by Raila Odinga and other petitioners and said they failed to prove their claims. In a strongly...

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