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American TV star Steve Harvey in Ghana for Year of Return

The Year of Return, an initiative aimed at marking 400 years since the first black slaves landed in Jamestown Virginia is taking off like fire. Already, the initiative that urges Africans in the diaspora to come back home, has seen an array of celebrities make their way into Ghana to explore, learn and appreciate their roots. American television star, Steve

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The ‘Trump Wall’ is up in Europe as 500 migrants remain stranded in the Mediterranean

The European response to the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” of illegal migration has largely been one of outrage and disgust but, is Europe any different? For many in Africa and the Middle East, Europe’s migration policies are not so different from Trump’s. Many Europeans take umbrage at Trump’s attacks. But even if they don’t subscribe to his “zero tolerance” approach

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Woman Who Created Fake Account To Test Boyfriend’s Fidelity Was Left Shocked

Nurse Akosuah May

A twitter post sighted by wakeupafrica360 has revealed the lengths at which a woman went to test her boyfriend’s fidelity. The woman who created a fake online account to chat up her own boyfriend anonymously was shocked when he responded that his girlfriend had died. Nurse Akosuah May, from Accra in Ghana, tweeted her dismay and racked up over 152.9K likes.

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Why Do Men Win 99 Percent Of All Procurement Contracts?

The vast majority of us can agree that greater participation of women in the economy and in trade boosts economic growth and makes it more inclusive. But we need to translate this understanding into action and ensure that governments — and the private sector — do more to make this happen. The fact remains that despite encouraging results in some countries, there is no economy today

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Horrors of war: First-Hand Accounts of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Bombings, Translated to English

University students at Japan’s Yokohama National University have translated testimony by atomic bombing survivors from Japanese into English. August 2015 marks the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, which killed hundreds of thousands of people. Days after the United States dropped the bombs, Japan surrendered, marking the end of World War II. The testimony of survivors the

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A tech revolution is sweeping Ghana’s public service

Ghana’s public services are undergoing an explosive digital transformation, unlike anything ever seen before in the country.  The government of Ghana, through its digitization of the economy agenda, has invested tremendously to upscale the ageing public services and to make them fit for the 21st century — from investing in the simplest forms of technology and software to the most

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The World’s Best Digital Governments, 10 Recommendations For Africa

Only 4 countries out of 54 in Africa scored higher than the world average in the E-Government Development Index (EGDI), according to the latest biennial UN E-Government Survey, whereas 14 countries, namely Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Somalia, South Sudan, and Sudan scored very low EGDI. The UN’s Department for Economic

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Activist Who Described Ugandan President As ‘A Pair Of Buttocks’ Found Guilty Of Harassment

Ugandan academic and activist Stella Nyanzi, has been found guilty of harassing President Yoweri Museveni online. She was facing two charges of cyber harassment and offensive communication, but was not found guilty of the latter. Nyanzi responded with a passionate speech, accompanied by cheers from her supporters and other activists. She said that she wouldn’t use her children as a

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