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Hotel Rwanda hero Paul Rusesabagina’s prison sentence commuted

Paul Rusesabagina, who was portrayed as a hero in the Hollywood film Hotel Rwanda and was serving a 25-year sentence in Rwanda on “terrorism” charges, has had his sentence commuted by presidential order. The announcement was made by a Rwandan government spokesperson on Friday. Rusesabagina is expected to be released …

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Catholic priest wins state governorship election in Nigeria

Rev. Fr. Hyacinth Iormem Alia of the Catholic Diocese of Gboko has made history as the second Catholic priest in Africa, and arguably in the world, to contest and win a State governorship seat following his victory in the recently conducted 2023 state governorship elections in Nigeria. Fr. Alia’s victory …

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Kenya on high alert after Tanzania reports Marburg disease outbreak

Kenya has heightened disease surveillance systems across its border points following the detection of the Marburg virus disease (MVD) in Tanzania. In a statement released on Wednesday, Dr Patrick Amoth, the acting director-general for health at Kenya’s Ministry of Health, noted that county health officials had been ordered to remain …

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‘Momoni’ has no nutritional value – Dietician

A dietician at the Meridian Medical Centre, Forzia Baidoo has cautioned Ghanaians against the consumption of putrefied fish, known in the Akan parlance as momoni, kako or koobi. Momoni, literary translated as “stinking fish” is any fish left to start fermenting in tropical heat for 6–10 hours, then salted for 1–2 …

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New anti-LGBTQ+ law: US threatens Uganda with possible economic sanctions

The United States has warned of possible economic sanctions if Uganda’s anti-Lesbians, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ+) legislation is signed into law. The United Nations and the United States led calls Wednesday (March 22) for Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni to reject what they have labelled an “appalling” anti-gay bill. “We …

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60-year-old woman arrested over Kejetia Market fire outbreak

The Ashanti Regional Police Command has confirmed the arrest of 60-year-old Felicia Opoku who is alleged to be the root cause of the Kumasi Kejetia Market fire incident which occurred on 16th March 2023. The suspect was arrested on Tuesday 21st March 2023 after the command of the Ghana National …

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