ECOWAS to ban wearing of Hijab

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has initiated moves to ban the wearing of full-faced veils in member states, in a bid to check activities of terrorist groups. In a communiqué issued at the end of the 48th Ordinary Session of ECOWAS Heads of State and Government in Abuja, Nigeria last Thursday, the regional bloc directed member states […]

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U.S. Restricts Unofficial Military Travel To Ghana, 4 Other W. African Countries

By Dana Sanchez The Pentagon is stepping up vigilance in West Africa after 19 people died Sunday in an al Qaeda-claimed attack at Grand Bassam, an Ivory Coast beach resort. U.S. military personnel are restricted from traveling to five West African countries following recent militant attacks in the region, U.S. defense officials said Wednesday, according to a Reuters report. The […]

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Dlamini-Zuma hails Ghana for visa-on-arrival policy, as Rwanda and Ethiopia goes open skies

Chairperson of the African Union Commission Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has welcomed Ghana’s decision to introduce a visa-on-arrival policy for citizens of African Union member-states. Ghanaian President John Dramani Mahama, announced the decision in his State of the Nation address to the Ghanaian Parliament recently. “With effect from July this year, we will be allowing citizens of AU Member States to […]

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African Art Needs to Come Home – And This is Why

African art dots museums across Europe and North America, gracing countries where many Africans would be hard pressed to get a visa. In the Neues museum in Berlin, the bust of Queen Nefertiti is lit and kept at a temperature to mimic conditions in Egypt. Its grace radiantly reflects the meaning of her name: “the beautiful one has come.” For […]

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