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March, 2017

  • 23 March

    Central African Republic: Armed Groups Using Schools

    NAIROBI, Kenya, March 23, 2017/APO/ — Kenya should protect and assist Somali refugees and asylum seekers facing ongoing conflict and a humanitarian crisis in Somalia, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International said today. In line with a recent High Court decision, the authorities should abandon their decision to close the Dadaab refugee camp and publicly declare that the more than …

February, 2017

  • 22 February

    Terrorists are building drones; France is destroying them with eagles.

    Under French military supervision, four golden eagle chicks hatched last year atop drones — born into a world of terror and machines they would be bred to destroy. The eagles — named d’Artagnan, Athos, Porthos and Aramis — grew up with their nemeses. They chased drones through green grass that summer, pecking futilely at composite shells as seen in Sky News footage. They were rewarded with meat, which they ate …

  • 16 February

    Bimbilla Conflict: Regent to Smoke Peace Pipe with feuding faction

    The regent of Bimbila, Naa-Yakubu Dasana Andani, in the Nanumba North District in the Northern Region, says his palace never planned the sporadic shooting during the installation of a warrior chief last Thursday. According to him the shootings were some individuals who stage the gun shoots which suddenly resulted in violence that caused the lost many lives. Naa-Yakubu Dasana Andani, …

  • 15 February

    MP For Bimbilla and Interior Minister Led A Delegation To Bimbilla Following The Chieftaincy Clashes

    The Minister of Deference who is also a Member of Parliament for Bimbilla constituency, Hon. Dominic Nitiwul, Minister of Interior, Hon. Ambrose Derry today  Tuesday February 10,2017 were among the delegation to Bimbilla as part of their fact finding mission to ascertain and mediate between Naa Andani and Nakpa Naa’s feuding Factions to ceasefire following the renewed chieftaincy clashes in …

  • 13 February


    For decades, Bimbilla, as a farming community in the Northern Region has enjoyed peace. The District capital of the Nanumba North of the region has a mixture of tribes and clans mostly from other parts of the Northern region and a few Southerners. The chief of Bimbilla wielded much power and was highly respected by all the inhabitants in the …

  • 12 February

    Awake Africa apologizes to Konkomba people

    The attention of Africa Africa management has been drawn to the headline of our reportage on the clash between some Banda Youth and Fulani herdsmen in the Krachi Nchumuru District in the Volta Region of Ghana. In the that headline, we captured “V/R: Kokomba Youth Attacks Fulani Herdsmen; Several Houses Burnt” Based on the rejoinder written by Abraham Njonaan Nlenkiba …

  • 12 February

    RE: “V/R Konkomba Youth Attacks Fulani Herdsmen; Several Houses Burnt”

    On the 9th of February, 2017, I read a news item written by one Mr. Korsi Senyo and published by Awake Africa online news portal with the above heading which I was not happy. Media plays an important role in national development by bringing out hidden issues to public domain for prompt action. Awake Africa is one of the news …

  • 11 February

    V/R: Kokomba Youth Attacks Fulani Herdsmen; Several Houses Burnt

    Some irate youth of Kokomba tribes from Banda in the Krachi Nchumuru District of Northern Volta has invaded a village dominated by Fulani herdsmen, killed their animals and burnt down their houses. Narrating the incident to Awake News, Christiana Ativi of Oti Radio who is currently returning from the village said, the conflict started yesterday at round 8:00pm when a Kokomba …

  • 10 February

    Bimbilla Resident Run for Shelter: 10 Confirmed dead

    Scores of residents in Bimbila in the Nanumba north district of the northern region are fleeing to nearby communities following a renewed chieftaincy dispute that has claim about ten lives. The fleeing residents spotted by Awake News are mostly women and children carrying their belongings footing to nearby localities to seek for refuge. Some of the women said the clash …

  • 10 February

    Students Cry out for help as tension in Bimbila intensifies

    Students of Bimbila Training College in the Nanumba North District of the northern region says their lives are in danger following a renew chieftaincy clash which erupted yesterday afternoon. According to them the heated perimeter of the violence is just a walk away from the school, hence anyone of them might be caught in the crossfire. They alleged to have …