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Ghana Denies Nigerians Are Being ‘Harassed’

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Ghana’s information ministry has denied reports that Nigerian citizens are being “harassed.”

N igeria’s information minister Lai Mohammed haLai Mohammed d said on Friday Nigerians in Ghana were being made objects of ridicule, citing the demolition of a Nigerian diplomatic property in the capital, Accra in June.  Mohammed also cited deportations of Nigerians and the recent closing of shops owned by Nigerians.

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But Ghana’s information minister, Kojo Nkrumah has responded saying, the closures affected all shop owners without correct documentation and also affected other nationalities including Ghanians.

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He said “the outline of issues by the Nigerian counterpart is not reflective of the developments in Ghana.”

He also said, the demolition of Nigeria’s property was not carried out by the government and was subject to a legal dispute.

Regarding the deportation, the Ghanaian minister said those deported had been involved in criminal activities.

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Diplomatic relations between the two countries have been strained in recent months following trade tensions and the demolition of the Nigerian diplomatic building.

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ECOWAS Hints At Lifting Mali Sanctions

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ECOWAS Hints At Lifting Mali Sanctions

Leaders of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) have hinted on lifting sanctions earlier imposed on Mali in the wake of last month’s coup.  Imports to land-locked Mali have slumped since the imposition of a trade embargo.

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ECOWAS envoy, Nigerian former president, Goodluck Jonathan said Mali military officers, who overthrew president Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta, were acceding to international calls for a transition to civilian rule.

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The military junta announced a former minister of defence, Bah Nda`Oh, as interim leader that would oversee a transition to a civilian-led government. Coup leader, Colonel Assimi Goita, has been named vice-president.

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Cameroon: Protesters Call For End To Bloodshed From Anglophone Crisis

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Cameroon: Protesters Call For End To Bloodshed From Anglophone Crisis

Protesters in Cameroon have called for a ceasefire and negotiations to end a long-running conflict between Anglophone separatists and security forces. More than 3,000 lives have so far been lost in the conflict. The protesters are also demanding a reform of the electoral system.

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Police and soldiers had taken up positions in several cities, including Douala, and the capital-Yaounde, since opposition leader, Maurice Kamto, called for a peaceful demonstration.

Police used tear gas and water cannon to break up a protest by hundreds of people in Cameroon’s economic capital Douala on Tuesday.  They were calling for an end to bloodshed in the country’s Anglophone regions.  At least one protester was reported killed.

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Last month Kamto, head of the movement for the rebirth of Cameroon and runner-up to president Paul Biya in a 2018 election, labelled Biya`s government a “kleptocracy.” Kamto accused 87-year-old Biya of “ruling through disdain and terror,” and urged a “giant campaign calling for the pure and simple departure of Paul Biya from power.”

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Ghana’s Nurses And Midwives Call Off Strike

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Ghanaian nurses and midwives have called off their indefinite strike to resume work today following the government’s promise to conclude negotiations within a month.

The nurses and midwives are demanding better terms of service including rent and transport allowances.

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The strike left many patients stranded, and some dead, in medical facilities across the country.

The National Labour Commission secured a court order to enforce an earlier injunction meant to end the strike and compel the healthcare workers to continue negotiations with the government.

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