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Remove new GRA Board Chair until impropriety claims are cleared - GII

GII is calling on President Akufo-Addo to reverse the new Board Chair of the Ghana Revenue Authority from office, until allegations of impropriety against him are cleared.  Reported by Myjoyonline

Treat corruption as high-risk activity – Adwoa Safo

The Public Procurement minister has admonished stakeholders in the fight against corruption to reinforce all efforts at addressing the menace by making it a high-risk activity. Reported by Myjoyonline

Mauritius: Mauritius Needs Stewardship, Not Leadership, to Keep Global Respect

[The Conversation Africa] By hosting the Indian Ocean Island Games this week, Mauritius has an opportunity to showcase its colours to the region, and to some extent, to the global community. Reported by allAfrica

Registrar dragged to Special Prosecutor for allegedly awarding himself ȼ2m contract

Nurses and Midwives Council registrar has been reported to the Special Prosecutor over claims he awarded himself a 2m contract to build a house. Reported by Myjoyonline

Factory pollution: EPA shuts down one factory, one other still operating

Days after the Environment Protection Agency (EPA) ordered two steel factories – United Steel and Rider Steel to shut down for not complying with Ghana’s environmental safety regulations, only one of them, Rider Steel has complied. Reported by Myjoyonline

Bobi Wine to run for Uganda president in 2021

Former rap singer will stand as independent against Yoweri Museveni Reported by FT

Nigeria’s grazing crisis threatens the future of the nation

Ethnic tension sparked by cattle herding has resulted in thousands of deaths Reported by FT

Tanzania: Vigorous Bid to End Poaching Demanded

[Daily News] THE Assistant Director In-charge of the National Anti-poaching Unit in the Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism, Mr Robert Mande, has directed the Pasiansi Wildlife Training Institute (PWTI), to come up with news skills and techniques in their curriculum so as to end poaching ... Reported by allAfrica

Caf boss Ahmad paid expenses for same days but different countries

Confederation of African Football president Ahmad received at least two sets of expenses, claiming to be in different countries, for the same nine-day period during the 2018 World Cup. Reported by BBC News

South Africa: 'Unknown Chemical' Shuts Down Durban School, 70 Students, Teachers Rushed to Hospital

[News24Wire] A school in L Section, Umlazi had to be shut down when around 70 pupils and teachers were admitted to hospital after inhaling an unknown chemical. Reported by allAfrica

New Dubai Chamber website provides key business insights

Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry has announced the launch of a new website that delivers key insights into the burgeoning markets of Africa.  Reported by Myjoyonline

Assemblies of God begins 7-day fast for three kidnapped girls

An Assemblies of God church in Takoradi has begun a seven-day fast asking for divine intervention in the state’s effort to find three kidnapped girls. Reported by Myjoyonline

Sudan: Paramilitary Kills Protester While Power-Sharing Hangs in the Balance

[RFI] One protester was reportedly killed with a bullet to the head and seven others are in critical condition after paramilitary forces in the eastern state of Sennar, Sudan, fired on demonstrators on Sunday, the opposition group Sudan Doctors' Committee said in a statement. Reported by allAfrica

Obinim fights GRA over ȼ769,000 unpaid taxes

The Presiding Bishop of the International Godsway Church, Bishop Daniel Obinim, has sued the GRA over “unlawful imposition of taxes on him.” Reported by Myjoyonline

South Africa: Govt Approves Tormin's Massive West Coast Mining Expansion

[GroundUp] Government has given Australian-owned Tormin mine the go-ahead to vastly expand its current extraction of mineral sands on ten additional West Coast beaches and on an inland strip of old beach adjoining the existing mine near Lutzville. Reported by allAfrica

GJA extends deadline for nomination for 2019 Awards

​​​​​​​The GJA has extended the deadline for filing of nominations for the 24th GJA Media Awards from Friday, July 26, 2019, to Friday, August 9, 2019. Reported by Myjoyonline

Africa Cup of Nations 2019: Nigeria coach Rohr in no hurry to decide future

Gernot Rohr says there is 'no hurry' for him to decide on his future as Nigeria coach after the team's defeat to Algeria in the Africa Cup of Nations semi-final. Reported by BBC News

Lion Bones Are Profitable for Breeders, and Poachers

An American ban on trophies may have contributed to a growing trade in lion skeletons. Reported by NYTimes

U.S. proposes barring big tech firms from offering financial services, digital currencies

A proposal to prevent big technology companies from functioning as financial institutions or issuing digital currencies has been circulated for discussion by the Democratic majority that leads the House Financial Services Committee, according to a copy of the draft legislation. Reported by Myjoyonline

Kenya: Fish Stocks Double After Launch of Kenya Coast Guard Services

[Nation] The country has doubled its fish stocks since the launch of the Kenya Coast Services Guards six months ago, reports show. Reported by allAfrica

Nigeria: How Nigerian PhD Student, Ewansiha Was Murdered in Malaysia - Family

[Leadership] Abuja -Nigerian PhD student and father of two, Mr Thomas Orhionsefe Ewansiha, 34, have been allegedly murdered while in the detention of the Malaysian immigration authorities according to the deceased family. Reported by allAfrica

Nigeria: Lagos Police Arrest Eight Naira Mint Vendors

[Premium Times] The Lagos State Police Command says it has raided markets within Ikeja and arrested eight suspects dealing in illegal currency trading. Reported by allAfrica

Fresh Ebola case confirmed in DR Congo city of Goma

The first case of Ebola has been confirmed in the DR Congo city of Goma. Reported by SBS

UHAS ranked 12th best university in Ghana

The University of Health and Allied Sciences (UHAS) has been ranked the 12th best university in Ghana by Webometrics. Reported by Myjoyonline

Kenya: If You Feel the Need to Be Exclusive, Go Ahead

[Nation] Every relationship starts off casually, filled with worries about whether your initial attraction will last. But if things go well, you'll soon want to define the relationship, so that you can start planning a future together and develop trust. Reported by allAfrica


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