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Ghanaian entrepreneur launches his latest range of ethical watches

The Richard Branson-backed philanthropic watch brand, Vitae London, is set to release its new Season IV range. Vitae London will release its unisex, matte black watch exclusively through an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign offering backers the

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Cholera treatment centre.

Picture - Catherine Mumbi Trocaire, CAFOD

This is Somalia’s worst cholera outbreak in five years. So far, 71,663 cases have been counted, including more than 1,098 deaths, according to Doctor Ghulam Popal, the World Health Organization representative. In July, when Hussein was admitted, more

7 Aug 2017 00:00 Somalia

United Kingdom's Foreign Office Minister for the Commonwealth and the United Nations - Lord Tariq Ahmad of Wimbledon has described Ghana as one of the UK's closest partners that can help renew the Commonwealth for this and for future generations. more

24 Jul 2017 00:00 Ghana

Zuriel Oduwole’s first film class, conducted last year with 25 students in Windhoek, Namibia, has yielded positive results with one of the students producing a documentary months later. more

17 Jul 2017 00:00 Namibia

Dr Nii Kotei Dzani, Founder and President of Groupe Ideal, one of the fastest growing business groups in Ghana, will be honoured with the GUBA 2017 Black Star Influential Economist Award. more

30 May 2017 00:00 Ghana

Tana women

Picture by Nathan Siegel - IRIN

20 Mar 2017 00:00 Kenya

Digital money transfer service - WorldRemit and Diaspora community association - Ghana Union have announced a partnership that will support the Ghanaian community in the UK throughout the entire year of 2017 via a wide variety of events and community more

23 Jan 2017 00:00 Ghana

Amidst pressure from Gambian citizens, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), and the international community - Yahya Jammeh has relinquished power. In a broadcast on national TV - GRTS, Jammeh said: "I have decided today in good more

21 Jan 2017 11:14 Gambia

Former President of The Gambia - Yahya Jammeh is believed to be preparing a statement where he promises to leave State House in the presence of Guinean officials. more

20 Jan 2017 17:10 Gambia

The wait for Yahya Jammeh to quit The Gambia's State House and transfer power to President Adama Barrow continues as mediators from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) are still in talks with him - even after the latest 4pm more

20 Jan 2017 16:30 Gambia

The official website of The Gambia's President and the government's Cabinet (www.statehouse.gov.gm) has been hacked by unknown persons - and is now displaying the photograph of President-elect Adama Barrow. more

18 Jan 2017 22:20 Gambia

The power house of President Yahya Jammeh built over the last 22 years of his tenure as Gambia's leader, is fast collapsing in the midst of resignations of his close aides. Joining the growing list of Ministers who have resigned from Jammeh's more

18 Jan 2017 19:15 Gambia

Gambia's President-elect Adama Barrow who is currently in Dakar - Senegal, has confirmed that the inauguration of his government will take place on January 19 on Gambian soil. more

18 Jan 2017 00:00 Gambia

In yet another attempt to cling to power beyond his tenure which ends tomorrow, Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh has declared a State of Emergency. Jammeh said he was making the declaration “to prevent a constitutional crisis and power vacuum.” more

17 Jan 2017 23:09 Gambia

Leaders from West Africa including Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari, Liberia's President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Ghana's former President John Dramani Mahama were in Banjul at press time, in a last-minute mediation effort to get Gambia's more

13 Jan 2017 00:00 Gambia

Online stories about the assassination of Gambia's President-elect - Adama Barrow are fake, The Trumpet can reveal. The President-elect's social media team tweeted that: "We would like to inform you that the President-elect is alive and well." more

4 Jan 2017 18:47 Gambia

At press time, post-election violence in Gabon had claimed three lives. Police had also arrested about 1,100 people following riots over the announcement of President Ali Bongo's re-election and subsequent accusations by his main rival - Jean Ping more

2 Sep 2016 00:00 Gabon

A 65-year-old woman targeted by romance scammers has been convicted of money laundering. Sherroll Foster of Uxbridge pleaded guilty to money laundering at Isleworth Crown Court. more

17 Aug 2016 00:00 Ghana

A group of religious leaders gathered at the Church of the Latter Day Saints for a peace dialogue. more

27 Jun 2016 00:00 South Africa 1 Comments

25 underprivileged young Zambian women have been selected to receive the Justina Mutale Scholarship to continue their education at institutions of higher learning around the world. The announcement was made at the Official Launch of the Justina more

16 Jun 2016 00:00 Zambia