Officials have attributed the deaths to a combination of lethal force by security officers and inter-ethnic violence.
The repatriation comes amid a global reexamination of the legacy of colonialism.
Ghana has reported more than 19,300 cases of the new respiratory disease and 117 deaths.
Nearly all of it is the ‘golden-leaf’ Virginia used for cigarettes and most of that is exported to China, Germany and other international markets.
UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet has urged countries to make amends for ‘centuries of violence and discrimination’.
The conflict has since swept into the centre of Mali and spilled into neighbouring Burkina Faso and Niger, inflaming ethnic tensions.

Africa Suicide attempts, fights aboard rescue boat carrying 180 migrants

Early on Friday, a migrant tried to hang himself, the group said.

Africa Cameroon govt, anglophone separatists start ceasefire talks

The Cameroonian government neither confirmed nor denied the meeting had been held, but a senior UN official told AFP that it took place.

Africa Sudan says talks on Nile dam resumed with Egypt, Ethiopia

Talks last month broke down after the three countries failed to reach any compromise.

Africa French court rejects fresh probe of plane downing that sparked Rwanda genocide

‘If things are not definitively clarified, our relations are likely to suffer one way or another,’ says Kagame.

Africa Israeli mining magnate dodged US sanctions in DRC deals – report

Transparency campaigners have long accused Gertler of having used his friendship with Kabila to obtain lucrative mineral rights at bargain prices.

Africa France rules on appeal to prosecute Rwandan president’s killing

A probe was opened in France in 1998 after a complaint by families of the French plane crew.

Africa Botswana reports mysterious deaths of hundreds of elephants

‘It seems they were dying very suddenly in some cases,’ conservation biologist Keith Lindsay said, adding that the deaths were sudden.

Africa Mary Robinson to lead probe into African Development Bank chief

The inquiry is due to deliver its findings in two to four weeks.

Africa Belgian king expresses ‘deepest regrets’ over DR Congo colonial past

Belgium’s King Philippe expressed his “deepest regrets” for the harm done during Belgian colonial rule in DR Congo, in a first for his country.

Africa Lazarus Chakwera, ex-preacher turned Malawi’s new president

Malawi’s new President Lazarus Chakwera is a former evangelical preacher who says he ventured into politics to answer God’s call.

Africa DR Congo justice minister arrested in crisis over judicial reforms

DR Congo’s justice minister was arrested on Saturday, the latest twist in a crisis over proposed judicial reforms that have triggered violent street protests.

Africa Cameroon’s President Biya under pressure over human rights

Cameroon’s government has been forced to give ground on human rights under intense pressure from campaigners and the UN and from allies who once chose to overlook its flaws.

Africa Malawi ruling party cries foul over presidential vote re-run

Malawi’s governing party has called for a third presidential election, citing irregularities and intimidation in this week’s re-run vote as unofficial tallies show incumbent President Peter Mutharika losing to the opposition leader.

Africa Ethiopia on track to fill mega-dam as African Union pushes for deal

Ethiopia said Saturday it was on schedule to begin filling a controversial mega-dam on the Blue Nile River within weeks but vowed to try resolving its dispute with downstream neighbours Egypt and Sudan.



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