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United States Provides More Than $25 Million for Refugee Assistance in Uganda
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United States Provides More Than $25 Million for Refugee Assistance in Uganda

The United States, through the State Department’s Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM), and USAID, is providing more than $25 million in additional humanitarian funding to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the World Food Programme (WFP) to assist refugees and asylum seekers in Uganda. PRM is contributing more than $14 million to UNHCR, while USAID is providing $11 million to WFP. This additional funding brings the United States’ total humanitarian assistance in Uganda to more than $178 million since the beginning of Fiscal Year 2023. These additional contributions to UNHCR and WFP will support the provision of essential services such as health, education, protection, food assistance, and income-generating activities to the more than 1.6 millio...
Belgium probes Russian interference in EU elections
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Belgium probes Russian interference in EU elections

FREDERICK FLORIN/AFPEuropean Parliament elections take place from 6-9 June in 27 different EU member states Less than two months before European voters in 27 countries take part in EU Parliament elections, Belgium says it is investigating pro-Russian networks that are trying to influence the vote. Moscow's aim was to bring more pro-Russian candidates into the European Parliament, said Prime Minister Alexander de Croo. "Weakened support for Ukraine serves Russia on the battlefield," he said. The Czech government said recently that it had broken up a pro-Kremlin network. Intelligence agencies both in Prague and Poland said the Voice of Europe news website had been funded by Moscow to spread propaganda and funnel cash to sympathetic European politicians. The website has not re...
US restricts travel for diplomats in Israel amid fears of Iran attack
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US restricts travel for diplomats in Israel amid fears of Iran attack

Getty ImagesThe US has warned that Iran is planning to launch a "significant attack" in Israel The United States has restricted travel for its embassy personnel in Israel amid fears of an attack by Iran. The US embassy said staff had been told not to travel outside the greater Jerusalem, Tel Aviv or Beersheba areas "out of an abundance of caution". Iran has vowed to retaliate, blaming Israel for a strike on its consulate in Syria 11 days ago, killing 13 people. Two US officials have told the BBC's US partner CBS News that an attack could come as soon as Friday. One unnamed official said the attack could include more than 100 drones, dozens of cruise missiles and perhaps ballistic missiles as well and will be aimed at military targets in Israel. Israel has not c...
Fetish priest in custody for spreading false information
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Fetish priest in custody for spreading false information

 • The gavel The Kwadaso Circuit Court has remanded in prison custody a self- ac­claimed fetish priest for allegedly publishing false information about the VIP Jeoun Transport Company. Emmanuel Frimpong, 24, also known as “Beyefuo,” was said to have published the information viatiktokto allege that drivers of VIP were engaged in ritual expeditions. His plea to a charge of publishing false information was not taken under the Electronic Communication Act, as the infor­mation he put out was misleading and tarnishing the image of the VIP Jeoun Transport Company. The court, presided over by Justice Stephen Kumi, remanded him for two weeks to reappear on April 26. Mr Kumi charged the police to do thorough investigation into the matter. Prosecuting, Assistant Super­intende...
Six nabbed in fatal shooting of South African footballer Luke Fleurs
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Six nabbed in fatal shooting of South African footballer Luke Fleurs

Six suspects have been apprehended in connection with the tragic killing of South African footballer Luke Fleurs, who was fatally shot during a car hijacking in Johannesburg last week. The 24-year-old, a former junior international for South Africa and player for Kaizer Chiefs, was shot in the chest at a petrol station, with the assailants fleeing in his vehicle. Gauteng police commissioner Lieutenant General Tommy Mthombeni stated, "Police believe that the suspects are part of a syndicate that is responsible for car hijacking in Gauteng, and the search for more suspects is continuing." The arrests were made in Soweto during the early hours of Wednesday morning, with Fleurs's vehicle also recovered earlier in the week. The suspects are set to face charges of murder and hijacking,...
Huawei Cloud invests $10M in Nigerian startups.
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Huawei Cloud invests $10M in Nigerian startups.

Huawei Cloud has recently initiated a program in Nigeria, committing to provide $10 million in cloud credits to assist 100 Nigerian startups over the next two years. Huawei announced its commitment at the Huawei Cloud Startup Summit in Lagos on April 3, 2024. The summit brought together over 150 industry startups, venture capitals, and partners to delve into startup innovation and digital transformation. This program is designed to drive innovation and expansion by granting startups access to cutting-edge cloud resources and cultivating a nurturing environment. In his keynote address, Hugo Hu, Director of Huawei Cloud, urged Nigerian startups to collaborate on innovation and play a significant role in shaping the future of Nigeria’s digital economy. He emphasized the obstacles c...
Ghana to host maiden West Africa Music and Arts Festival this June
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Ghana to host maiden West Africa Music and Arts Festival this June

Ghana will host the first-ever West Africa Music and Arts Festival in the capital Accra. The festival will span four days starting 19 June at the Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park. Ghana Tourism Authority CEO Akwasi Agyeman. The event, endorsed by the Ghana Tourism Authority and supported by Warner Music Africa, coincides with Ghana’s official Juneteenth celebration. It will feature a music industry conference with panel discussions, workshops, art installations and showcases encompassing genres like Afrobeat, highlife and hip hop. The organisers say the programme will help in the discovery of emerging talent across the continent.  Festival co-founder Jasmine Young said the initiative would aim to strengthen diaspora connections and educate participants about the music and ...
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Biden vows ‘ironclad’ support for Israel amid Iran attack fears

Getty Images President Joe Biden has promised Israel "ironclad" US support amid fears that Tehran could launch reprisals for an attack that killed senior Iranians. He warned that Iran is threatening to launch a "significant attack" after it blamed Israel for a strike on its consulate in Syria 10 days ago. "We're going to do all we can to protect Israel's security," he added. Earlier on Wednesday, Iran's leader said the attack in Damascus was equivalent to an attack on Iran itself. "When they attacked our consulate area, it was like they attacked our territory," Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said in a televised speech. "The evil regime must be punished, and it will be punished." It is unclear what form any reprisal attack would take. For Iran to strike Israel directly woul...
Asante Gold: UK returns looted Ghana artefacts after 150 years
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Asante Gold: UK returns looted Ghana artefacts after 150 years

V&AThe V&A is lending 17 items including an Asante gold ring (top left), a gold badge worn by the king's "soul washer" and a ceremonial pipe The UK has returned dozens of artefacts looted from what is today Ghana - more than 150 years after they were taken. Some 32 gold and silver items have been sent on long-term loan to the country by the Victoria & Albert Museum (V&A) and the British Museum. They were stolen from the court of the Asante king, known as the Asantehene, during 19th century conflicts between the British and powerful Asante people. The objects are expected to be returned to the current king on Friday. His chief negotiator, Ivor Agyeman-Duah, told the BBC that the objects are currently in "safe hands" in Ghana ahead of them being formally recei...
Address By President Akufo-Addo As He Celebrates 2024 Eid Ul-Fitr
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Address By President Akufo-Addo As He Celebrates 2024 Eid Ul-Fitr

Address By The President Of The Republic,Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, At The Eid Ul-Fitr Celebration, On Thursday, 11th April 2024, At Black Star Square, Accra Vice President, Second Lady, Greater Accra Regional Minister-designate, National Chief Imam, Ulama, Members of the National Council of Zongo Chiefs, Members of the Diplomatic Corps, Jama, Fellow Ghanaians, I salute you with the greetings of Islam, Salam Alaikum! I must, at the outset, give thanks to the Almighty Allah for guiding the Muslim Ummah not only in Ghana, but also throughout the world, to observe the third pillar of Islam, fasting in the month of Ramadan, and to have ended it successfully. I continue to thank Almighty God for the life of our National Chief Imam and all the leaders of the Muslim Ummah in Ghana. To...