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Open your border – Mahama appeals to Buhari

Former President John Mahama has described Nigeria’s decision to close its border to Ghana and others as worrying. According to the former President, even though he could appreciate the effect of rice smuggling on Nigeria, the unilateral decision to close the border is harmful to the ECOWAS agenda “The unilateral …

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Should workers be allowed to nap at work?

The US government says sleeping in the office is a no-no. But experts say it’s time they reconsider, writes Jonathan Berr. The US government has decided to get tough on naps. Although sleeping at work has long been frowned upon for federal employees, it had never been explicitly banned until …

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Bolivian senator declares herself president

Bolivian opposition senator Jeanine Áñez has declared herself interim president of the South American country following Evo Morales’ resignation. Lawmakers from Mr Morales’ party boycotted the session, meaning there was no quorum for the appointment. But Ms Áñez said she was next in line under the constitution and vowed to …

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Catholic nuns get pregnant on missionary trip to Africa

The Catholic Church has launched an investigation after two missionary nuns became pregnant while working in Africa. The two women, who belonged to separate religious orders in Sicily, are expecting children despite their vows of chastity. One of them, a mother superior, found she was several weeks pregnant while the …

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Israeli embassy reopens after shut down

The Embassy of Israel in Ghana and 102 countries around the world have reopened after a shut down Wednesday. Embassy announced a temporal shutdown via a press release, following a misunderstanding with the Finance Ministry of Israel. A statement from the embassy copied to Starr News said: “Due to the …

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Nigeria introduces anti-sexual harassment bill

The proposed legislation follows a BBC investigation that uncovered alleged sexual misconduct by lecturers in Nigeria and Ghana. The senate’s deputy president said he hoped the BBC’s investigation would help energise support for the bill. Senator Ovie Omo-Agege said that, as a father, he found sexual harassment in universities was …

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