Archive for World

  • November 29, 2020

    Zappos ex-boss...

    Tony Hsieh, the former CEO of online shoe and clothing retailer Zappos.com, has died after a house fire in the US state of Connecticut. Mr Hsieh, 46, who had been on a family visit at the time, only recently retired after 20 years leading Zappos, acquired by Amazon for more...

  • November 29, 2020

    UN says...

    Sudan hosting more than 43,000 refugees fleeing fighting in Tigray into one of its most impoverished regions. Sudan needs $150m in aid to cope with the flood of Ethiopian refugees crossing its border from conflict-stricken Tigray, the United Nations refugee agency chief has said during a visit to a camp....

  • November 29, 2020

    Ethiopia PM...

    Abiy Ahmed announces end of military operations in Tigray region after army says it is in ‘full control’ of Mekelle; TPLF vows to keep fighting. Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has announced the ending of military operations in the northern Tigray region after the army said it was in “full...

  • November 29, 2020

    Dozens killed...

    Attackers have killed dozens of people working in rice fields in northeastern Nigeria, according to several local sources cited by news agencies. The assailants on Saturday tied up the agricultural workers and slit their throats in the village of Koshobe, near Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state. “We have recovered...

  • November 14, 2020

    Zambia to...

    Zambia will not pay overdue Eurobond coupon before a grace period expires at end of the day, the minister told Reuters. Zambia will not pay an overdue Eurobond coupon before a 30-day grace period expires at the end of the day, the finance minister told Reuters news agency on Friday,...

  • November 14, 2020

    Senior South...

    A top official in South Africa’s governing African National Congress (ANC) has been granted bail in a corruption case that has highlighted divisions within a party whose dominance has been unchallenged since the 1994 end of white-minority rule. Secretary General Ace Magashule was not asked to plead in his first...

  • November 13, 2020

    UN saddened...

    The United Nations (UN) on Thursday said it is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of former President of the Republic of Ghana, Flt. Lt. Jerry John Rawlings. A statement signed by Ms Cynthia Prah, the Information Officer at the UN Office in Ghana, expressed the UN’s deepest condolences...

  • November 11, 2020

    Trump administration...

    The Trump administration has carried out sweeping changes atop the Defense Department’s civilian leadership structure, removing several of its most senior officials and replacing them with perceived loyalists to the President. The flurry of changes, announced by the Department of Defense in a statement roughly 24 hours after President Donald...

  • November 11, 2020

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    President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has congratulated Guinean President Alpha Conde on his re-election. Nana Akufo-Addo said he hoped that the strong relations between Guinea and Ghana, which date from the earliest days of our independence will grow from strength to strength during his presidency. Nana Akufo-Addo congratulated Mr Conde...

  • November 11, 2020

    Akufo-Addo congratulates...

    President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has congratulated Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara for his electoral victory in the Ivorian election. Nana Akufo-Addo said he hoped that within the period of his tenure of office, he will not only help strengthen the already strong relations between Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire, but also...

  • November 10, 2020

    Turkey’s lira...

    The embattled Turkish lira staged its strongest rally in more than two years on Monday following the surprise departures of the country’s finance and central bank chiefs. Turkey’s lira staged its biggest rally in more than two years on Monday, soaring nearly 6 percent after the surprise departure over the...

  • November 10, 2020

    Ethiopia: How...

    Ethiopia’s prime minister is stepping up a military offensive in the northern region of Tigray. Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has reshuffled his cabinet and top military leadership as the federal government forces continue an operation in the northern region of Tigray. The military offensive comes after months of growing...

  • November 3, 2020

    America decides...

    US President Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger Joe Biden have spent the final hours of the White House race delivering their closing pitch to voters in critical states. Mr Biden campaigned in Pennsylvania and Ohio, as Mr Trump toured the voting battlegrounds of Wisconsin, Michigan, North Carolina and Pennsylvania....

  • October 15, 2020

    Seyi Law...

    Nigerian comedian Seyi Law is thrilled that the bond between Ghana and Nigeria has manifested in significant support for protests against police brutality in Africa’s most populous nation. Thousands of Nigerians, mostly youth, have spent the last week protesting against the widespread abuses of the country’s Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS)....

  • October 5, 2020

    Trump to...

    Three days after checking into the hospital, Trump says he will head home to continue treatment for coronavirus. US President Donald Trump walks to the Marine One helicopter wearing a protective face mask as he departs the White House to fly to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center [File:Leah Millis/Reuters]...

  • October 2, 2020

    Trump has...

    Other US government officials are under scrutiny after Donald and Melania Trump test positive for the virus. A long list of world leaders have offered their best wishes and a speed recovery to the presidential couple [Chris Kleponis/EPA-EFE] US President Donald Trump revealed in a tweet that he and his...

  • August 28, 2020

    Mauritius says...

    But environmentalists seek explanation for the deaths of 27 dolphins following an oil spill from a Japanese ship. Dead dolphins that washed up in Mauritius near the site of an oil spill have so far been found to have wounds on their bodies but no trace of oil, preliminary autopsy...

  • August 28, 2020

    Ivory Coast...

    Pascal Affi N’Guessan and Henri Konan Bedie oppose incumbent President Ouattara’s decision to run for a third term. Two main opposition leaders in Ivory Coast, who pose the strongest threat to incumbent President Alassane Ouattara, have filed their names to become official candidates for their parties ahead of October elections....

  • August 27, 2020

    Egypt prosecution...

    The nine men include seven who have fled the country and are on an airport watchlist, authorities say. Egypt’s public prosecution is seeking the arrest of nine suspects accused of gang-raping a woman, including seven who have fled the country. The rape allegedly took place six years ago at a...

  • August 27, 2020

    Ivory Coast:...

    Former president residing in Belgium has not made any public statement about whether he wishes to run again. Supporters of former Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo, who lives in Belgium after being acquitted of war crimes by the International Criminal Court (ICC) last year, have said they will file his candidacy...

  • August 27, 2020

    EU freezes...

    EU official says missions in Mali have been frozen as they were designed to support ‘legitimate national authorities’. The European Union has suspended its training missions in Mali after a military coup last week removed President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita from power, according to bloc officials. The two missions training Mali’s...

  • August 22, 2020

    Coronavirus stabilising...

    Israel virus tally crosses 100,000; Lebanon imposes partial lockdown; Spain daily infections rise to 3,650.   The coronavirus pandemic is stabilising in Brazil and any reversal of its rampant spread in the vast country would be “a success for the world”, the World Health Organization said on Friday. India approached towards the...

  • August 21, 2020

    Ghana Condemns...

    Ghana has joined the rest of the members of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in condemning the military mutiny that topped a civilian Government in Mali. Former President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and Prime Minister Boubou Cisse were arrested by soldiers in Bamako on Tuesday and detained for...

  • August 20, 2020

    ECOWAS blocks...

    The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has suspended trade relations and financial flows to Mali following the military takeover of the country. ECOWAS in a statement condemned the coup and also suspended Mali from all ECOWAS decision-making. It says the military action is likely to have an adverse...

  • August 19, 2020

    ‘Don’t get...

    A security expert with the Kofi Annan Peacekeeping Centre has called on government to desist from using the military to play key security roles in the upcoming general election. According to Colonel Festus Aboagye (Rtd), exposing them to the political scene of the country could spell doom for the country....

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