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Black Lives Matter: Lisa Leslie essay denounces systemic racism

The Los Angeles Sparks icon stressed that the U.S. has an abusive relationship with black people Basketball legend Lisa Leslie penned a powerful op-ed condemning America’s expectation that black people keep the ‘family secret’ on the systematic injustices they’ve enacted for generations. The Los Angeles Sparks icon stressed that the U.S. has an abusive relationship […]

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#CitiBusinessFestival: Digital Strategist proffers productive ideas for work-from-home staff

A Digital Strategist, Jemila Abdulai, says people working from home due to COVID-19 restrictions can be productive by implementing the right strategies. According to her, although working from home could be different and challenging for some people, adopting the right routine could enhance productivity. Speaking on the on-air series of the Citi Business Festival, she […]

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Labour leader Keir Starmer ‘takes a knee’ in solidarity with Black Lives Matter protesters

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer joined anti-racism protesters by ‘taking a knee’ in Parliament today as Black Lives Matters protests continued. The opposition leader shared a picture on social media of him kneeling alongside his deputy Angela Rayner this afternoon, saying: ‘We kneel with all those opposing anti-Black racism.’ It came after Parliament came to […]

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George Floyd funeral: BLM demonstrators gather in London

Crowds of Black Lives Matter demonstrators gathered in London for George Floyd’s funeral this afternoon as police officers in Henley-on-Thames ‘take a knee’ at a protest in Oxfordshire. Around 200 protesters had gathered by the statue to Nelson Mandela on Parliament Square as Mr Floyd, an African-American who died after a white police officer knelt […]

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Teen with Tourette’s shares eye-opening video of her struggles

A teen who has Tourette syndrome has shared an eye-opening video documenting how the neurological disorder causes her to shake uncontrollably and knock over glasses while eating dinner with her family.   Sophie Adams, 16, has been using social media to try and spread awareness for Tourette’s, which involves repetitive movements or unwanted sounds known as tics that […]

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My father is the cause of my bad behaviour- Duncan Williams’ son

– Advertisement – Daniel Duncan, the unruly son of the popular preacher, Archbishop Duncan William has been trending on twitter for the wrong reasons. He has for weeks now been in the news headlines for several bad reasons which are yet to be addressed by his family. READ ALSO: Duncan-Williams son insults him mercilessly on […]

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‘Prophet’ who threatened EC boss slapped with three charges

The General Overseer of Hezekiah Prayer Ministries, Apostle Kwabena Owusu Agyei has been slapped with three charges by security authorities after his arrest on Tuesday morning. According to the charge sheet sighted by Citi News, he is facing the charges of threat of death: Contrary to section 75 of the Criminal and Other Offences Act, […]

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NYC mayor hails ‘extraordinary’ day for city

A screengrab taken from a video released by the World Health Organization shows WHO Technical Lead Maria Van Kerkhove speaking at a virtual news briefing on COVID-19 from the WHO headquarters in Geneva, on Monday, April 6. AFP/Getty Images The World Health Organization today addressed confusion surrounding an official’s comments on Monday suggesting the spread […]

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Workmen remove monument to 18th Century slave dealer Robert Milligan on wharf he helped construct

Workmen have torn down the monument to 18th Century slave trader Robert Milligan in the West India Docks he helped to construct in London’s Isle of Dogs – after a day of Black Lives Matter protests have taken place across Britain.   This afternoon, amid growing pressure to act, the Museum of London removed the giant […]

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George Floyd’s funeral under way in Houston

Civil rights leader Rev. Al Sharpton and other dignitaries joined friends and family of George Floyd at a Houston church on Tuesday to mourn the African American whose death in police custody inspired anti-racism protests around the world. Outside the Fountain of Praise Church before the service, the streets were lined with American flags as […]

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Biden speaks via video at Floyd funeral: ‘We can’t turn away. We must not turn away’

Rep. Al Green (D-TX) speaks as family and guests attend the funeral service for George Floyd at The Fountain of Praise Church on June 9 in Houston. David J. Phillip/Pool/AFP/Getty Images Rep. Al Green, Democrat from Texas, said during the funeral, “George Floyd was not expendable. This is why we’re here.”  He continued: “His crime was […]

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When will Duke and Duchess of Cambridge resume public duties?

With many European kings and queens having resumed physical engagements since the easing of lockdown in their countries, the British royal households are continuing to operate behind closed doors. Yesterday the Duchess of Cambridge, 38, made a virtual visit to Clouds House, a rehab centre in Wiltshire, to see how they have continued their life-saving work […]

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#CitiBusinessFestival: Businesses urged to gain understanding of E-commerce regulations

Panelists at this year’s Citi Business Festival’s Virtual Forum on E-Commerce on Citi TV,  have urged entrepreneurs, SMEs and large cooperate institutions to be mindful of the regulatory framework that regulates the e-commerce space. According to them, E-Commerce is a key element that drives the sale of physical products online, or any commercial transaction that […]

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BLM: Sadiq Khan calls for removal of slave trader statues

Huge crowds of Black Lives Matter protesters have gathered outside Oriel College at the University of Oxford this evening to campaign for a statue of the imperialist Cecil Rhodes to be torn down.  The demonstration has been organised by the Rhodes Must Fall Oxford campaign group and comes after activists identified 60 UK statues they […]

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Desilt drains in Accra to tackle flooding – MP

The Ranking Member on Parliament’s Water Resources, Works and Housing Committee, Emmanuel Bedzrah is demanding the urgent desilting of the country’s drainage system to tackle flooding in Ghana. His suggestion follows a few hours of the downpour on Tuesday morning that left parts of Accra flooded. “Today has shown clearly that we have not done very […]

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Eritrea coronavirus: 259 nationals repatriated, new case recorded

June 8: Nationals repatriated as new case is recorded Eritrea has repatriated over 250 stranded nationals from across the world, information minister Yemane Meskel disclosed on Tuesday. According to him, “259 Eritrean nationals, resident in 16 countries, who were stranded with banning of flights returned to their respective places of residence with Charter Flight last […]

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George Floyd will be buried today in Houston next to his mother

George Floyd, the black man whose brutal death at the hands of police has sparked a worldwide reckoning over racial injustice, will be laid to rest in his hometown of Houston today in a private funeral service.  The service will be held for Floyd at the Fountain of Praise Church at 11am local time, where […]

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Burundi president Pierre Nkurunziza dies of heart attack – govt

Burundian president Pierre Nkurunziza has died of heart attack, the government has confirmed. He died at the age of 55. A statement confirming his demises says he succumbed on June 8. He was seeing out his 15-year-rule ahead of handing over to president-elect Evariste Ndayishimiye. The former general was declared winner of May 22 elections […]

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‘Georgia state trooper declines Black Lives Matter protesters’ demands that he take a knee 

A state trooper from Georgia refused to kneel during a Black Lives Matter protest in Georgia, telling demonstrators he does that only for God.   Video footage has emerged of O’Neal Saddler, who cancelled his weekend plans to help keep protesters safe, at the rally in Hartwell on Sunday.  Saddler defended his decision not to kneel, […]

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Coronavirus: Asymptomatic transmission ‘very rare’ – WHO scientist

People with coronavirus but no symptoms infecting others is “very rare”, a World Health Organization scientist has said. Although a proportion of people test positive with no symptoms, it is believed these infections are mostly not passed on. But people can pass on the disease just before symptoms develop. The evidence comes from countries that […]

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Belgian city removes statue of Leopold II, plunderer of Congo

The Belgian city of Antwerp on Tuesday (June 9) confirmed removing a statue of colonial-era leader, King Leopold II. The move comes days after it was defaced by anti-racism protesters. Leopold is the subject of stern criticism over the role his troops played in decimating Congo in the late 1800s. Reuters reports that two online […]

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Gavin Williamson DROPS plans to reopen primary schools

Gavin Williamson today announced the Government has scrapped its target of getting all primary school pupils back in the classroom before the summer holidays.   The Government’s long-stated ‘ambition’ was to see all primary school children return for at least a month before the end of the academic year.  But social distancing rules and smaller class […]

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Video of Duncan-Williams son chilling with naked ladies in a pool surfaces

– Advertisement – The last born of world reknowed preacher Archbishop Duncan Williams identified as Daniel has for weeks now been trending for the wrong reasons. Sometime last week, he took to his social media handle to announce that he was heading to Ghana and needed slay queens who are ready to hangout and spend […]

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SEC to restore licenses of some ‘collapsed’ Fund Management Companies soon

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has said it will in the coming days restore the licenses of some fund management companies whose licenses were revoked in 2019. This was disclosed by the Chief Executive Officer of the Securities and Exchange Commission, Rev. Daniel Ogbamey Tetteh on Tuesday 9th June, 2020 on the Citi Breakfast […]

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Citi Breakfast Show, Tuesday, 9th June 2020

In this edition of the #CitiCBS, Bernard Avle and the team delve into conversations about music with nice keyboard melodies. Bernard Alve also interviewed the Securities and Exchange boss Rev. Daniel Ogbarmey on the state of some collapsed fund managers. For the #CitiBusinessFestival on-air, Kojo Akoto Boateng interviewed Jemila Abdulai on “working on from home”. […]

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Elmina: 18-year-old remanded over alleged kidnapping of two children

The Elmina Magistrate Court has remanded Daniel Wallace, an 18-year-old high school student, into police custody over claims he kidnapped two children. Reports indicate that the suspect allegedly kidnapped the six-year-old kids on May 6, 2020, at Ametoe a suburb of Komenda. The suspect is said to have demanded a GHS6,000 ransom. The Public Relations […]

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Tired Kenyans march against ‘dogged’ police violence

Dozens in Kenya’s capital Nairobi held peaceful demonstrations on Monday against police brutality. Marching through Mathare slums, the demonstrators demanded justice for the victims of extrajudicial killings. According to Kenya’s Independent Policing Oversight Authority, at least 15 people have been killed by the police since authorities imposed a coronavirus curfew in late March. Rebecca, a […]

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US prosecutors ‘want a face-to-face interview with Prince Andrew’

Prince Andrew is at loggerheads with US prosecutors because they want a face-to-face interview about Jeffrey Epstein whereas the Duke wants to provide evidence in writing, royal experts believe.  Andrew is embroiled in an extraordinary public spat with US investigators who claim he has failed to co-operate with the Epstein probe – despite Andrew’s insistence […]

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