UN demands release of Eritrean journalist Dawit Isaak jailed since 2001

The United Nations has called on the Eritrean government to release journalist, playwright and writer Dawit Isaak who was jailed since 2001 during a political crackdown. The 2017 UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize winner was last sighted in 2005 since his arrest and his whereabouts are unknown. “The case of Mr. Isaak is emblematic ofContinue reading “UN demands release of Eritrean journalist Dawit Isaak jailed since 2001”

Desmond Tutu’s daughter gives up Anglican priesthood for gay marriage

The daughter of Nobel Peace Prize winner Desmond Tutu has been forced to abandon her priesthood in the South African Anglican Church after she married a woman. Reverend Mpho Tutu-van Furth, who is in her fifties, told AFP that according to the canon law of the Anglican Church in South Africa, marriage is a union between aContinue reading “Desmond Tutu’s daughter gives up Anglican priesthood for gay marriage”

Ghanaians condemn country’s ‘misrepresentation’ by American television

Ghanaians on Twitter have condemned a report by American television network Cable News Network (CNN) on the recently held elections, claiming Ghanaians were struggling to obtain food and services. The article was first published on CNN website on Saturday and written by CNN reporters in Lagos and Atlanta with the headline – Ghana election: Incumbent concedes to Nana Akufo-Addo. TheContinue reading “Ghanaians condemn country’s ‘misrepresentation’ by American television”

Six African countries granted duty-free access to the EU

Six African countries in the South African Development Community (SADC) have been granted duty-free access to the European Union on Wednesday after EU Parliament’s approval of their Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA). Namibia, Mozambique, Botswana, Swaziland and Lesotho can now export their products under this agreement while South Africa gets improved market access, the European ParliamentContinue reading “Six African countries granted duty-free access to the EU”

Ghana and Ivory Coast unite against child labour in cocoa production

Two of the world’s leaders in cocoa production, Ghana and the Ivory Coast have signed an agreement to fight against child labour in cocoa production. The agreement committing the two countries was signed by the first ladies of the two countries, Lordina Mahama of Ghana and Dominique Ouattara of the Ivory Coast in Abidjan onContinue reading “Ghana and Ivory Coast unite against child labour in cocoa production”