Burkina Faso army captain overthrows military government in second coup d’etat in eight months

BURKINA Faso has now experienced its second coup d’etat in eight months. Army Capt Traore declared in a broadcast statement the suspension of the constitution and of the charter of the transition, the dissolution of the government of transition, and a curfew from 9pm to 5am. Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba is a Burkinabé military officer who served as interim president of Burkina Faso from January 31, 2022 to September 30, 2022. Ibrahim Traore cited Lt Col Damiba’s inability to deal with an Islamist insurgency as the reason for the takeover. On...

Iranian women rise up against brutal suppression

Thousands of Iranian women have taken to the streets, protesting against the strict laws enforced on women by the Islamic Republic of Iran. One of these laws, which orders women to wear headscarves at all times, resulted in the death of 22-year-old Masah Amini on September 16. Protests have been under way since the incident took place more than a week ago, with women calling for justice for Amini and an end to mandatory hijab laws in Iran. These protests have taken not only Iran by storm but are taking...

US Ambassador makes first visit to Kumasi

U.S. Ambassador Virginia Palmer meets the Asantehene During her first trip to the Ashanti Region, US Ambassador Virginia Palmer met with his Royal Majesty the Asantehene, other traditional leaders, civil...

WATCH: Three of Trevor Noah’s most iconic moments on ‘The Daily Show’

With Trevor Noah announcing his exit as the host of “The Daily Show” after a successful seven-year tenure, we look back at some of his most iconic moments on the show. Noah pretends to be Jay-Z’s bodyguard A few years ago, Trevor Noah recounted a hilarious story of his encounter with power couple Beyoncé and Jay-Z at the 2016 NAACP Image Awards. After Beyoncé won the final award of the night and went backstage, Noah explained how the show ended abruptly, with Jay-Z left in limbo, as his security was...

ECG prepaid central database hacked?

The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) is still working to resolve the technical challenge it was experiencing in vending for prepaid consumers on E-cash and PNS metering systems of the...

LOOK: First coins featuring portrait of King Charles revealed

Out with the old, in with the new, King Charles III will now appear on all 50 pence ($0.55) coins in the UK. According to The Royal Mint, the new coins will begin circulating in December. Queen Elizabeth II, the UK’s longest reigning monarch, died on September 8. A memorial ₤5 coin remembering the life and legacy of Elizabeth will be released on Monday, according to The Royal Mint. A memorial ₤5 coin remembering the life and legacy of Queen Elizabeth II is set to be released on Monday. The Royal Mint. One...

LOOK: Gabon president greeting people in the rain while standing under an umbrella causes stir on Twitter

In the video, which surfaced on social media this week, president Ali Bongo Ondimba, who seems to be struggling to walk, is being seen off at an airport by top government officials as he embarks on a flight. Government officials can be seen lined up, greeting and shaking hands with the president in the pouring rain, while he is standing under an umbrella. Music can also be heard in the background, which sounds like traditional singers. A few Twitter comments included: “African leaders never cease to amaze me” “Who are...

Items Stolen From Africa By Britain

Throughout history, many conquerors or colonizers have taken treasures back to their homelands as part of their expansions. Sometimes it was done to fund their wars, other times these items...
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