Sunday, May 24, 2020

Photos: Princess Anne meets Akufo-Addo

Daughter of Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Anne on Tuesday paid a courtesy call on President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo at the Flagstaff House as part of her two-day visit to Ghana. Princess Anne who was...

S Africa unions to Zuma: Time to go

South Africa's powerful trades union federation Cosatu has called for President Jacob Zuma to step down. Its Secretary General Bheki Ntshalintshali said he was no longer the "right person" to lead the country. Anti-apartheid struggle veterans...

Drunk pilot sentenced to eight months in prison

A pilot who was found drunk in the cockpit before a flight in Canada has been sentenced to eight months in jail, minus time already served. Miroslav Gronych, 37, a Slovak national, pleaded guilty on...

South Africa’s credit rating cut to junk

South Africa's credit rating has been cut to junk status by the ratings agency S&P Global. The agency said that political upheaval, including the sacking of finance minister Pravin Gordhan, was endangering the economy. S&P also...

St Petersburg metro explosions kill ten

At least 10 people have been killed in explosions at underground stations in St Petersburg. News agencies reported the blasts hit the Sennaya Ploschad and nearby Tekhnologichesky Institut stations in the centre of the city. Images...

Queen Elizabeth’s daughter Princess Anne visits Ghana today

The daughter of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Anne, will be in Ghana today on a two-day visit. A statement from Buckingham Palace Princess Anne has a fondness for Ghana, having visited three times...

Colombia landslide: Over 250 dead

Colombia's security forces are searching for hundreds of missing people after heavy mudslides left at least 254 dead. About 1,100 soldiers and police are involved in the rescue effort. Heavy rain flooded the city of Mocoa...

Protesters burn parliament in Paraguay

Demonstrators in Paraguay have set fire to the country's parliament during violent protests against a bill that would lift presidential term limits. One activist was killed by a blow to the head which the opposition...

Mozambique university bans ‘improper dressing’

A university in Mozambique's northern Nampula province has banned workers, students and teachers from coming to the campus "improperly dressed." In a notice stuck on walls at Unizambeze university, administrators prohibit women from wearing: Tight-fitting...

US: Assad’s overthrow no longer a priority

The United States has said that it is no longer focused on ousting President Bashar al-Assad as it seeks a new strategy to end Syria's civil war. American officials have been shifting away from their...

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