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The use of child labour has risen in cocoa farms in Ghana and Ivory Coast over the past decade despite industry promises to reduce it, academics said on Monday, largely supporting earlier findings that were questioned by both states.

Child labour rising in West Africa cocoa farms despite efforts – report

The use of child labour has risen in cocoa farms in Ghana and Ivory Coast over the past decade despite industry promises to reduce it, academics said on Monday, largely supporting earlier findings that were questioned by both states.
Guinea’s opposition leader Cellou Dalein Diallo declared Monday, without waiting for official results, that he had won a presidential election against incumbent Alpha Conde, who is seeking a controversial third term.

Guinea’s opposition leader claims victory in presidential poll

Guinea’s opposition leader Cellou Dalein Diallo declared Monday, without waiting for official results, that he had won a presidential election against incumbent Alpha Conde, who is seeking a controversial third term.
The President of Nigerian Traders Union in Ghana, Chukwuemeka Levi Nnaji, Monday accused the Ghanaian government of inconsistent speech and words on the closure of over 160 Nigerian shops.

Nigerian traders in Ghana attempting suicide over maltreatment

Some Nigerian traders in Ghana are considering suicide as option, following rising cases of frustrations, biting hunger and sad feelings of grave abandonment occasioned by the recent actions taken by Ghanaian government against the traders, Progressives Ambassadors of Nigeria has said.
Victoire Tomegah Dogbe, 60, replaces Komi Selom Klassou, who resigned on Friday.

Togo appoints first woman prime minister

Togo’s President Faure Gnassingbe on Monday named the first ever female prime minister to head the government in the West African nation.
Victor Osimhen marked his first Serie A start with an assist as Napoli thrashed visiting Genoa 6-0 on Sunday.1

Victor Osimhen sends message to injured Lorenzo Insigne

Victor Osimhen has sent a ‘get well’ message to Lorenzo Insigne, who suffered an injury in their 6-0 win over Genoa in Sunday’s Serie A game.
Togo’s prime minister and his government have resigned, the West African nation’s presidency said late Friday.

Togo premier Komi Klassou resigns

Togo’s prime minister and his government have resigned, the West African nation’s presidency said late Friday.
Former Defence Minister Bah Ndaw, 70, was picked by the coup leader, Colonel Assimi Goita, to head a transitional government until elections, which are expected in 18 months.

Mali coup: Bah Ndaw sworn in as civilian leader

Mali’s new president has been sworn into office, five weeks after the overthrow of Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta.
Ghana will face Mali and Equatorial Guinea in friendly matches in Turkey in October.

Equatorial Guinea withdraws from Ghana friendly

Equatorial Guinea has pulled out of the planned international friendly match with Ghana next month, the latter's Football Association (GFA) has confirmed.
Guinean President Alpha Conde has urged his base to rally behind him in next month’s election, where he is controversially seeking a third term, referring to a “war” between his government and the embattled opposition.

Guinea election a ‘war’ – president

Guinean President Alpha Conde has urged his base to rally behind him in next month’s election, where he is controversially seeking a third term, referring to a “war” between his government and the embattled opposition.
Mali’s military junta announced the leaders of a new transition government in the Sahel state on Monday, which will retain strong army links despite international pressure to appoint civilians after a coup.

ECOWAS likely to decide on lifting Mali sanctions Friday

The West African bloc ECOWAS will likely decide on Friday whether to lift potentially crippling sanctions imposed on Mali after last month’s coup, its mediator said.
3. The truce-seeking trip of President Muhammadu Buhari to the Malian capital of Bamako on Thursday ended without a deal to soothe the country’s escalating political crisis.

President Buhari to attend Guinea Bissau’s independence anniversary Thursday

President Muhammadu Buhari will on Thursday depart Abuja for Bissau to attend ceremonies celebrating the National Day of the Republic of Guinea Bissau.
Colonel Assimi Goita, leader of Malian military junta, attends the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) consultative meeting in Accra, Ghana September 15, 2020. REUTERS- Francis Kokoroko

Mali junta chief demands end to economic sanctions

Mali’s military junta leader, Colonel Assimi Goita, on Tuesday, demanded an end to potentially crippling economic sanctions imposed after last month’s coup in the poor Sahel state.
Mali’s military junta announced the leaders of a new transition government in the Sahel state on Monday, which will retain strong army links despite international pressure to appoint civilians after a coup.

Mali appoints ex-defence minister as transition leader

Mali’s military junta announced the leaders of a new transition government in the Sahel state on Monday, which will retain strong army links despite international pressure to appoint civilians after a coup.

ECOWAS: Al-Qaeda, Boko Haram exploiting West Africa endemic poverty

The President of Ghana and Chairperson of the ECOWAS Authority, Nana Akufo-Addo, has described the activities of Al-Qaeda and the Boko Haram sect in the Lake Chad basin as worrying.
Barcelona have confirmed the departure of Senegal's Moussa Wague to Greek outfit PAOK on loan for the entire 2020-21 season.

PAOK sign Barcelona’s Moussa Wague on loan

After spending the second half of last season on loan in Ligue 1 with Nice, Wague's switch to Greece on Monday is his second temporary move away from Catalonia.
Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo on Sunday announced the return of professional football as part of a loosening of restrictions following a fall in the number of coronavirus cases.

Ghana approves football restart

Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo on Sunday announced the return of professional football as part of a loosening of restrictions following a fall in the number of coronavirus cases.
Ivory Coast's Constitutional Council has cleared Ouattara, former President Henri Konan Bedie, and two other candidates to contest the vote.

Ivory Coast opposition calls for protests against Ouattara

Ivory Coast's main presidential election challenger and a group of opposition parties have called for a civil disobedience campaign to stop President Alassane Ouattara's bid for a third term on October 31.
Colonel Assimi Goita, leader of Malian military junta, attends the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) consultative meeting in Accra, Ghana September 15, 2020. REUTERS- Francis Kokoroko

ECOWAS Mali deadline unrealistic – experts

Leaders of West African states and Mali's military coup failed to agree on a transfer to civilian rule in talks this week, raising concerns about the political standoff and regional security in that country.

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AIG sues for collaboration in restoring peace, security

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NAPTIP vows to boost Nigeria’s image as UNODC appoints DG

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ECOWAS seeks to name, shame countries flouting court’s rulings

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) says it plans to name and shame countries who have not regarded the decisions and rulings of the Community institutions.
Record-winning British Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton has joined a host of international superstars lending their voices to the #EndSARS campaign, which was started Nigerian youths to call for an end to police brutality

Lewis Hamilton lends voice to #EndSARS campaign

Record-winning British Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton has joined a host of international superstars lending their voices to the #EndSARS campaign, which was started Nigerian youths to call for an end to police brutality

John Ogu hits back at NFF official over #EndSARS comments

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