Source: GNA - The African continent recorded 55.8 million International arrivals in 2014 and generated an income of US$ 36.4 billion.
African tourism Ministers were excited about the contribution of the tourism sector to the socio-economic development of their respective countries and that of the continent.
Source: GNA - President John Dramani Mahama on Monday appealed to professional brand experts in Africa, to effectively package and promote the tourists sites of the continent to the international world.
He said: "Marketing and media consultants in the continent need to change the narrative about the continent by painting a favourable picture…to the international world."
Source: theafricareport.com - The government has been unable to stop foreign trawlers from pillaging or local fishermen from using unsustainable methods to increase their catch, despite EU pressure
Source: medafricatimes.com - The UK government has announced plans to help Ghana step up its efforts to combat tax evasion, to help boost revenue and improve public services in the West African nation.
Source: dailytrust.com.ng - President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Ministry of Aviation to take over from Ghana, the management of the Nigerian airspace in the Gulf of Guinea.
The president also expressed concern about the absence of a national carrier and directed the ministry to look into the possibility of having one as soon as possible.
He and eight others were convicted for "repression" of civilians in 2011...
The illegal "criminal" "court" in Tripoli sentenced to death Seif al Islam, the eldest son of the late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, and eight other officials and prominent officials of the Libyan Jamahiriya. The illegal court also handed down the death penalty for the former head of the secret services, Abdala Sanusi, and the last prime minister of the Jamahiriyan system of Gaddafi, Al Baghdadi al Mahmudi.
All were convicted for their association with the "repression" that followed the armed "popular uprising in February 2011" and which led to the fall of the Jamahiriya in October of that same year.
The "trial" was attended by 29 of the 38 defendants, were also sentenced former president of foreign secret services, Omar Durda Abuzid; the former head of People's Guard, Mansur Du; and former President of Homeland Security, Milad Raman.
Saadi Gaddafi torture video shows name guarantees ‘maximum mistreatment’ & no justice – lawyer to RT
A video apparently showing the torture of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi’s son during interrogation in prison has been condemned by both HRW, and his legal representative, who told RT that the Gaddafi name alone is enough to guarantee “maximum sentence and maximum mistreatment.”
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The undated video, recently released by Arabic Clear News outlet shows a group of men ill-treating several inmates and interrogating a captive who strongly resembles al-Saadi Gaddafi, the third son of the deceased Colonel who ruled the country for almost 40 years.
“It does appear to be Saadi Gaddafi,” Melinda Taylor, an international criminal court defense lawyer for Saadi Gaddafi told RT. “He looks the same in sense [that] his head ... [had been] shaved which happened to him last year.”
The footage shows the blindfolded man being forced to listen to the screams of at least two other inmates allegedly being tortured by the guards in the next room. Then he is made to watch them being beaten. No legal team is present during the“questioning.” * See also below video!
Ephesians 5 - 3: Let sexual immorality* and every sort of uncleanness or greediness not even be mentioned among you,+ just as is proper for holy people;+ 4 neither shameful conduct nor foolish talking nor obscene jesting+—things that are not befitting—but rather the giving of thanks.+ 5 For you know this, recognizing it for yourselves, that no sexually immoral person*+ or unclean person or greedy person,+ which means being an idolater, has any inheritance in the Kingdom of the Christ and of God.+
6 Let no man deceive you with empty words, for because of such things the wrath of God is coming upon the sons of disobedience. 7 Therefore, do not be sharers with them; 8 for you were once darkness, but you are now light+ in connection with the Lord.+ Go on walking as children of light, 9 for the fruitage of the light consists of every sort of goodness and righteousness and truth.. ONLINE JW BIBLE
Source: GNA Most Reverend Charles Gabriel Palmer Buckle, Metropolitan Archbishop of Accra, has described homosexuality as anti-human and anti- social which affects the marriage institution.
Source: BBC / WSL - An Australian surfer has made an incredible escape after encountering two sharks during a major competition in South Africa.
Mick Fanning was competing in Jeffreys Bay, on the eastern Cape, when one of the sharks approached his surfboard.
The final of the J-Bay Open had only just started when Fanning was knocked off his surfboard and into the sea.
Fanning, the defending champion, escaped injury. The tournament was called off soon afterwards. (See Video-Links below)
Source: citifmonline.com - The flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Akufo-Addo has charged African leaders to work towards reducing its reliance on the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and other Western donors for financial assistance.
This, he said, can be achieved if the African continent explores and adequately puts to use its rich natural resources.
Contributing to a BBC debate on the provision of aid to Africa by the Western world, Nana Addo said
Source: myjoyonline.com - African economic and political leaders have gathered in Abidjan to seek ways to end energy poverty on the continent. The leaders came together under the umbrella of the African Energy Leaders Group (AELG).
Source: Ghana High Commission, Windhoek - Namibian First Lady, Monica Geingos, chose a resplendent kente outfit last Friday when she hosted a gala event at the State House to honour her two predecessors, Mrs. Penehupifo Pohamba and Mrs. Kovambo Theopoldine Katjimune Nujoma.
The First Lady’s outfit was a decidedly great honour to Ghana and also underscored the very warm relations that exist between Ghana and Namibia.
It would be recalled that the last State Visit by the late President Mills was to Namibia where he was also Guest of Honour at the country’s Heroes Day celebration in August, 2011.
Namibians talk fondly of Ghana’s support during the independence struggles and post-independence reconstruction period.
FACT 1 - Amina Bala Zakari, Nee Husaini Adamu, was born on the 23rd of June 1960.
FACT 2 - She hails from Kazaure Local Government of Jigawa State.
FACT 3 - She completed her
Source: Saharareprters.com - President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered Nigeria’s security agents to arrest his brother-in-law for allegedly extorting money from an unnamed businessman, a close confidante of the Nigerian leader told Sahara Reporters.
Source: RT.com - The UK Foreign Office has warned British nationals about possible terror attacks on foreigners, advising not to visit Tunisia, Algeria and Libya in the wake of the recent atrocities. "Further terrorist attacks in Tunisia, including in tourist resorts, are possible, including
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