Sunday, August 25, 2019

Istanbul Reina nightclub attack suspect captured

  Turkish police have arrested the main suspect in the New Year's Eve attack on an exclusive nightclub in Istanbul after a huge manhunt. Abdulkadir Masharipov is believed to have mounted the assault on the Reina...

Gambians flee ahead of Barrow ‘inauguration’

A worker at The Gambia's main ferry crossing has told the BBC that thousands of people are fleeing every day as they are "afraid of war". "People are in chaos, people are leaving" as they...

Adama Barrow’s son killed by dog

The son of Gambia's President-elect Adama Barrow has died after being bitten by a dog. Eight-year-old Habibu Barrow is reported to have died on the way to the hospital on Sunday in Manjai near the...

Kyrgyzstan plane crash: Dozens die as Turkish cargo jet hits homes

A Turkish cargo plane flying from Hong Kong has crashed in Kyrgyzstan, killing at least 37 people, most of them on the ground, officials say. The Boeing 747 TC-MCL aircraft operated by ACT Airlines crashed...

Eight billionaires ‘as rich as world’s poorest half’ –

The world's eight richest individuals have as much wealth as the 3.6bn people who make up the poorest half of the world, according to Oxfam. The charity said its figures, which critics have queried, came...

Three killed in Maiduguri university bomb attack

At least three people have been killed in an early morning bomb attack at Nigeria's University of Maiduguri, in the northeastern state of Borno. Witnesses said two explosions went off at the facility: one at...

Merkel made ‘catastrophic mistake’ on migrants- Donald Trump

  US President-elect Donald Trump has said German Chancellor Angela Merkel made "one very catastrophic mistake" by admitting more than 1m migrants. He said Mrs Merkel was by far Europe's most important leader, and that the...

Barrow ‘to stay in Senegal until inauguration’

The Gambia's president-elect Adama Barrow is to remain in Senegal until his planned inauguration on Thursday, state media in Senegal say. The move was requested by West African leaders after a Mali summit, APS said. President...

Akufo-Addo, African leaders commit to inclusive, job-creating economies

The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, together with Heads of State and Governments from some 30 African countries, have committed themselves towards ensuring that economic growth in their respective countries would...

Ivory Coast mutiny: deal struck between army and state

Ivory Coast's government has struck an agreement with mutinous soldiers, shortly after talks were interrupted by gunfire. Shots were heard in the second-largest city, Bouake, late on Friday, and at the army barracks in the...