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HUGE HEIST BY GHANAIAN BANK OFFICERS WORSE THAN FEARED

Nov. 12, 2018 (GIN) – Depositors may want to steer clear of banking in Ghana while over a dozen bank officers and shareholders face claims they lent themselves millions of dollars but failed to repay. Business Ghana, a local news outlet, reported that 13 shareholders and directors of the defunct Capital Bank Ghana Limited and UT Bank engaged in acts that led to the collapse of the two banks. By their allege ...

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AT WORLD WAR I CEREMONY, THE SONGBIRD OF TOGO REAPPEARS

Nov. 12, 2018 (GIN) - At a gathering of world leaders in the French capital of Paris, singer-songwriter Angelique Kidjo reprised an hypnotic work of ethereal beauty by a youthful West African singer. With a repertoire of just 17 songs, the diva, Bella Bellow, had won the hearts of presidents, accomplished artists and worldwide fans. Kidjo’s choice of Blewu (“Patience”) “celebrated Peace and the memory of th ...

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OPPOSITION PLAN TO PICK A SINGLE CANDIDATE TO DEFEAT KABILA IMPLODES

Nov. 12, 2018 (GIN) – As election day nears in the troubled Democratic Republic of the Congo, the seven leaders of the opposition seemed settled on one person to challenge the handpicked candidate of President Joseph Kabila – but differences unexpectedly arose. The agreement to back Congolese lawmaker Martin Fayulu Madidi, facilitated by the Kofi Annan Foundation after three days of negotiations in Geneva, ...

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2018 Lexus RX 350L

By Frank S. Washington DETROIT – Lexus has literally added on to the most popular luxury CUV in the country, the RX 350L. They made it longer and gave it a third row of seats. I had the 2018 Lexus RX 350L AWD. It had bench seats in the second row, captain’s seats are available, and that meant it could carry seven people. Interestingly, it weighed 4,619 lbs. That’s bordering on hefty but it didn’t drive like ...

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TRUMP’S CAMPAIGN STRATEGIST HIRED FOR NIGERIAN PRESIDENTIAL RACE

Cash money makes things happen. That’s an expression taken from the Urban Dictionary but it may also be the hope of Atiku Abubakar, candidate for President of Nigeria with the opposition Peoples Democratic Party which just hired Donald Trump’s lobbying firm at an astronomical price. The Florida-based firm is led by Brian Ballard of Ballard Partners - a veteran Florida lobbyist who raised money for Trump’s c ...

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RIGHTS GROUPS CONDEMN RISE OF GOV’T-SPONSORED HOMOPHOBIA IN TANZANIA

Dar es Salaam’s governor Paul Makonda has begun urging citizens to report homosexuals for round-ups, sending hundreds of LGBT activists into hiding to avoid arrest. “If you know any gays … report them to me,” Makonda told reporters, according to CNN. In an interview posted on YouTube, Makonda said he had already received more than 5,700 messages from the public, including more than 100 names. A conviction f ...

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MAURITANIA ORDERED TO END FORCED LABOR OR LOSE TRADE BENEFITS

Forced labor tolerated by the Mauritanian government was called a decisive factor in the U.S. decision this week to end favored nation trade status for the country as of January 1. “Forced or compulsory labor practices like hereditary slavery have no place in the 21st century,” said Deputy U.S. Trade Representative C.J. Mahoney. “This action underscores this Administration’s commitment to ending modern slav ...

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AGING AUTOCRAT WHIPS OPPOSITION AND CLAIMS VICTORY IN A DISPUTED POLL

Leaders of the opposition were roundly defeated in this month’s national elections that gave the six term incumbent President Paul Biya a new seven year term. The 85 year old chief of state was returned to power amidst a deepening split along linguistic lines, a quarter of a million of Cameroonians living in exile, and a Boko Haram terrorist camp just above the nation’s border. Biya can now rule the country ...

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OVER 200,000 CONGOLESE DRIVEN OUT OF ANGOLA IN ANTI-SMUGGLING ROW

Under the name “Operation Transparency’, Angolan officials in less than a month evicted between 200- and 400,000 migrants, mostly Congolese from the neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), claiming the migrants were plundering Angola’s resources – specifically diamonds. The charges were refuted by the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) which said the Congolese had been working as informal miners ...

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NAMIBIA AGREES TO ‘LAND DEAL’ WITH RUSSIAN BILLIONAIRE

The Namibian government has leased four farms for 99 years to a company owned by a Russian billionaire. The farms, valued at $3 million and measuring a total 42,000 acres, were registered as state property by the land reform ministry. Land reform minister Utoni Nujoma appears to be having second thoughts about being linked to the unusual transaction, struck two days before a national land conference began o ...

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