Manchester Arena Blast: 22 Dead And 59 Hurt

Twenty-two people, including children, are now known to have been killed and 59 injured in a suspected terror attack at Manchester Arena. The blast happened at 22:35 BST on Monday at the end of a pop concert by the US singer Ariana Grande. Greater Manchester Police said the lone male attacker, who died in the […]

Yahya Jammeh ‘Stole $50m’ From State

The Gambia’s former president stole “at least” $50m (£38.4m) from the state before he left the country in January, the justice minister has said. Yahya Jammeh is accused of withdrawing the money via a state telecoms company. A court has ordered all his remaining assets in The Gambia to be frozen. Mr Jammeh flew into […]

Akufo-Addo: Manchester Attack “Cowardly Act”

Ghana’s president Nana Akufo-Addo has condemned the terror attack in Manchester, resulting in the deaths of 22 people and injuries to 59. The blast happened at 22:35 BST on Monday at the end of a pop concert by the US singer Ariana Grande. Akufo-Addo described the attack as “cowardly act” while extending his “deepest condolences […]

Chibok girls: 82 Reunited With Families In Nigeria

A group of the “Chibok girls” freed from Nigeria’s Boko Haram militants have been reunited with their families. The 82 girls, who were part of a huge group kidnapped from their school in 2014, are in the care of security services in the capital, Abuja. Their parents travelled by bus through the night to meet […]

Indonesian Police Arrest 141 Men Over ‘Gay Sex Party’

Indonesian police have arrested 141 men attending what they called a “gay sex party” at a sauna in the capital Jakarta late on Sunday. Police said attendees, including a Briton and a Singaporean, paid 185,000 rupiahs ($14; £10) to attend. Indonesia has witnessed increasing hostility towards its small and low-profile LGBTQ community. Homosexuality is not […]

Under Fire At Home, Trump Launches First Foreign Trip

Dogged by controversy at home, President Donald Trump opened a nine-day foreign trip on Saturday in Saudi Arabia, looking to shift attention from a spiraling political firestorm over his firing of former FBI Director James Comey last week. With delicate diplomatic meetings facing him, including three summits, Trump faces a challenge of advancing his “America […]

Macron Arrives In Mali For Visit To French Troops

Emmanuel Macron has arrived in Mali to meet French troops, less than a week after his inauguration as president. Mr Macron’s plane touched down at a French airbase in the north of the country just before 10:00 GMT (11:00 BST). He is due to speak with Mali’s President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita during his short visit. […]

Chinese Jets Intercept US Aircraft Over East China Sea, US Says

Two Chinese Sukhoi Su-30 jets have conducted an “unprofessional” intercept of a US aircraft, the US military said. One of the Chinese jets came as close as 150ft (45m) to the US WC-135 plane and flew upside down above it, according to US officials cited by CNN. The US says the plane was on a […]

Zuma: Crisis Over Rape And Murder In SA

The spate of violent attacks on women and children in South Africa represents a “crisis”, President Jacob Zuma has said, as he visited the family of a three-year old girl who was raped and killed. Mr Zuma said that 19 children had been murdered so far this year in Western Cape, one of South Africa’s […]

President Akufo-Addo Receives Senegal’s Highest National Award

The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has received Senegal’s highest national award presented to him by that country’s President, His Excellency Macky Sall. He was awarded with the Grand Cross of the Order of the Lion for his immense contribution in maintaining bilateral relations with Senegal at a meeting held at the […]

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