Friday, October 18, 2019

UK’s ambassador to the EU Sir Ivan Rogers resigns

The UK's ambassador to the EU, Sir Ivan Rogers, has resigned. Sir Ivan, appointed to the job by David Cameron in 2013, had been expected to play a key role in Brexit talks expected to...

Ouattara to be Special Guest at Akufo-Addo’s inauguration

President of Ivory Coast, Alassane Ouattara will be the Special Guest at the inauguration of President-elect Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, according to the inauguration committee. The President-elect is expected to be sworn-in on Saturday, January...

Brazilian returnee caught with £3.8m worth of cocaine hidden in foot wears

Nigeria’s anti-narcotics agents have arrested a 34-year-old Brazilian returnee with 9.150kg of cocaine, worth £3.8m concealed in the soles of foot wears he is importing into the country. According to Vanguard, the arrest of the...

The Gambia’s Teranga FM and Hilltop radio closed

Security forces in The Gambia have shut down two private radio stations, the main press union has said, amid a crisis over President Yaya Jammeh's refusal to step down. The closure of Teranga FM and...

Oil prices rise

Oil prices rose in the first trading hours of 2017, buoyed by hopes that a deal between OPEC and non-OPEC members to cut production, which kicked in on Sunday, will be effective in draining...

Equatorial Guinea’s VP Obiang on trial in France

Equatorial Guinea's flamboyant vice-president has gone trial in absentia in France on charges of corruption after he failed to stop the landmark case. Teodorin Obiang Nguema is accused of buying a mansion and sports cars...

Spain Ceuta: Migrants found hidden in car and suitcase

Police have detained two Moroccans who tried to smuggle migrants into Spain's North African enclave of Ceuta - two hidden in a car and one in a suitcase. When police checked a car on Monday...

Drunk pilot arrested in Canadian cockpit before take-off

A pilot who was drunk in the cockpit has been arrested shortly before take-off in Canada. Two hours after his arrest, the 37-year-old man was found to have more than three times the legal limit...

Nightclub attack: Istanbul police continue search

The manhunt continues for a gunman who killed 39 people in an Istanbul nightclub as Turkey marked the start of the new year. The unknown assailant opened fire at Reina nightclub early on Sunday, before...

Trump wishes Happy New Year to ‘my many enemies’

President-elect Donald Trump is not quite ready to let auld acquaintances be forgot. The incoming President wished a happy new year Saturday morning to all -- including his "many enemies." "Happy New Year to all, including...