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Mohamed Morsi, Ousted President Of Egypt, Dies In Court

Egypt’s ousted president Mohamed Morsi has collapsed during a court session and died, according to state television. The state broadcaster said on Monday that Morsi, 67, was attending a session in his trial on espionage charges when he blacked out and then died. His body was taken to a hospital, it said. Morsi, a senior figure in the now outlawed

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Botswana Legalizes Homosexual Conduct

Botswana’s high court on Tuesday overturned two colonial-era laws criminalizing homosexual conduct in a massive win for LGBT rights on the African continent. The panel of judges ruled unanimously to strike down two laws, essentially legalizing gay sex. Justice Michael Leburu read the ruling in a packed courtroom, saying sexual orientation “is not a fashion statement” and that the laws violated citizens’

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New Study Finds Women Who Give Birth Before 18 Are Economically Impacted For Life

A new study, conducted by the Population Council and with Women Deliver, has found a strong and consistent lifelong negative association between giving birth before age 18 and a woman’s economic empowerment. The research, previewed at the Women Deliver 2019 Conference, points to the critical need to strengthen sexual and reproductive health and rights, and expand economic opportunities for girls

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CAF President Ahmad Ahmad Arrested In Paris On Corruption Claims

The president of Africa’s football governing body Ahmad Ahmad was arrested Thursday morning at a hotel in Paris where he was staying to attend the FIFA Congress. FIFA has confirmed that Ahmad Ahmad was arrested at the Berri Hotel on charges of corruption and financial and fiscal offences. Ahmad Ahmad’s arrest is linked to the contract unilaterally broken by CAF

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Nearly 40% Of The World’s Girls And Women Live In Countries Failing On Gender Equality

Results for 129 countries measured by a new Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Gender Index released by Equal Measures 2030 show that the world is far from achieving gender equality, with 1.4 billion girls and women living in countries that get a “very poor” failing grade on gender equality. The SDG Gender Index, launched at the Women Deliver 2019 Conference, is

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My Downfall Is The Will of God – Ex-Ghana FA President Kwesi Nyantakyi

Former Ghana Football Association President, Kwesi Nyantakyi, says he has been made stronger by the challenges that brought his dominance in African and world football to an ignominious end, adding that he never wavered during the turbulent times of his life. Ironically, this week will mark exactly one year since the blockbuster Anas Aremeyaw Anas exposé, which was aired on

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US Demands Social Media Details From Visa Applicants

Nearly all applicants for US visas will have to submit their social media details, under newly adopted rules. The State Department regulations say people will have to submit social media names and five years’ worth of email addresses, and phone numbers. When proposed last year, authorities estimated the proposal would affect 14.7 million people annually. Certain diplomatic and official visa

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WWE Champion Kofi Kingston Presents Title To President Akufo-Addo

World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) star Kofi Kingston, met with Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo, to present his WWE belt. After leaving his home country in 1993 to the United States, the WWE stars has returned to the West African country on a four-day visit. The wrestler born Kofi Nahaje Sarkodie-Mensah in Kumasi in the Ashanti Region, the current WWE Champion arrived

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