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William Adoasi and Richard Branson

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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Ghana

Lena Towai with her newborn son. They have been living at a displacement camp in East Pokot County since August 2017

© UNFPA Kenya - Douglas Waudo

The morning of 20 August began like any other for Lena Towai, 35. Ms. Towai was in the final days of pregnancy, eagerly awaiting the arrival of her seventh child. Only hours later, her world would be turned upside down: She would face an armed more

Kenya

An improvement in bilateral relations between the Gambia and Russia have led to an agreement for Visa-Free protocols for Diplomatic and Service Passports holders from The Gambia and Russia. more

Gambia

Khan, Akufo-Addo and Sowah

Caroline Teo

The Mayor of London - Sadiq Khan, has promised to work more closely with Ghana to build important trade links and to exchange expertise on urban planning and city management between London and Accra. more

Ghana

Sugar brought a rush of people and prosperity to the drab highway stop in southern Zambia they now call "Sweet Town" - and with that trade came AIDS. more

Zambia

I'II probably would be dead by now were it not for their intervention,' Ms. Asinde said of the staff at the Kakuma Support Centre

© UNFPA Kenya / Douglas Waudo

Dalia Asinde was married 16 years ago in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. She was 22 and in love, she said. But her husband soon became violent - and relentless. She lost count of the beatings, insults and torments he delivered. more

Kenya

Robert Mugabe

REUTERS/Mike Hutchings/File Photo

Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe may be forced out of office by way of an impeachment by the country's parliament. more

Zimbabwe

When Ugandan schoolgirl Auma got her first period she asked her mother for sanitary pads. Her mother suggested she find herself a husband to pay for them. Auma was just 12. Auma's story is not uncommon. Many girls in Uganda drop out of education more

Uganda

Faith (centre) with her friends Sylvia (right) and Vivian, who all ran away from home to avoid female genital mutilation and child marriage.

© UNFPA Kenya/Douglas Waudo

Her father explained that an elder in their village, in Kenya’s Narok County, would marry her and pay a bride price, which would alleviate some of the family’s financial hardship. And the news got worse: Before she could be married off, she would more

Kenya

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

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

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

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

Ghana

Tana women

Picture by Nathan Siegel - IRIN

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

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

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

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

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

Gambia