Thursday, October 1, 2020

Orphans among thousands to leave Syria city

Thousands of people, including dozens of orphans, have left Aleppo in one of the besieged Syrian city's biggest evacuations yet. More than 4,500 civilians have left rebel-held parts of eastern Aleppo so far on Monday. Among...

Serving My Country II: Return of the Politicals

I am very grateful to all my compatriots who after reading my first “Serving My Country” article sent me emails encouraging me to do a book on my Namibian experiences. The Foreign Service is run...

Serving my country: The Namibia experience

Sometime after January 7, 2017, my two and a half years tour of duty as Ghana’s High Commissioner to Namibia and Botswana would come to an end and I will head back to my...

India train crash: 100 killed

The death toll following the derailment of a train in India's northern Uttar Pradesh state has now passed 100, with more than 150 injured, police say. Fourteen carriages of the Indore-Patna Express derailed just after...

Donald Trump to meet fierce critic Mitt Romney

Republican President-elect Donald Trump is to meet one of his severest critics, Mitt Romney, as he continues to build his transitional team. Media have speculated the post of secretary of state could be discussed. During the...

Nigeria’s government stops salaries for ex-leaders

Nigeria's government has failed to pay the country's ex-leaders their monthly salaries and allowances since January because of a cash crisis, government secretary Babachir Lawal has said. He made the disclosure during a meeting with...

Trump settles Trump University lawsuits for $25m

Donald Trump has settled three Trump University lawsuits for $25m (£20m), the New York Attorney General has said. The US president-elect was being sued by former students who paid $35,000 (£28,000) for real estate "secrets"...

Trump election: Jeff Sessions tapped for top law job

Donald Trump has asked Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions to be attorney general, US media is reporting. Senator Sessions, a former prosecutor elected to the Senate in 1996, has been one of Mr Trump's closest allies...

Ghana, Namibia hold PJCC

Ghana and Namibia have held the second session of their Permanent Joint Commission of Cooperation (PJCC) in Accra. The First Session was held 12 years ago in Windhoek, the capital of Namibia. It was Ghana’s...

US intelligence chief, James Clapper resigns

US Director of National Intelligence James Clapper has submitted his letter of resignation, he has told a congressional panel. He told the House Intelligence Committee that "it felt pretty good". The 75-year-old top American spy had...

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