Thursday, April 22, 2021

Zambian police banned from marrying foreigners

Police in Zambia have been banned from marrying foreigners, according to a memo by police inspector general Kakoma Kanganja circulating on social media. The memo, dated 11 January, said those who were already married to...

Rex Tillerson: Trump foreign affairs pick narrowly backed

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee has narrowly approved Rex Tillerson as US secretary of state, despite concerns about his business ties to Russia. It split along party lines, with all 11 Republicans voting in favour...

Trump withdraws US from TPP deal

President Donald Trump has fulfilled a campaign pledge by signing an executive order to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). The trade deal, a linchpin of ex-President Barack Obama's Asia policy, was signed by 12...

Ghanaians in Namibia say farewell to outgoing envoy

The Association of Ghanaians resident in Windhoek, Namibia, over the weekend organized a send-off for the outgoing High Commissioner, Alhaji Abdul-Rahman Harruna Attah whose tour of duty ended on 7th January, 2016. He is homeward...

China birth rate up after one-child rule change

Birth rates in China rose to their highest level since 2000 last year, despite a fall in the number of women of childbearing age, say officials. The increase follows the relaxation of China's strict one-child...

Mauritius: PM Anerood Jugnauth to hand over to son

Mauritian Prime Minister Anerood Jugnauth says he is stepping down to hand power to his son, Pravind. The 86-year-old first became prime minister in 1982, beginning a third spell as leader in 2014. In a televised...

The Gambia ‘missing millions’ after Jammeh flies into exile

More than $11m (£8.8m) is missing from The Gambia's state coffers following the departure of long-time leader Yahya Jammeh, an adviser to President Adama Barrow has said. Mai Ahmad Fatty said financial experts were trying...

Trump team in fresh war of words with US media

Key figures in Donald Trump's administration have become embroiled in a fresh war of words with the media. On Saturday the president had condemned media reporting of the number of people attending his inauguration. White House...

Trump attacks ‘dishonest’ media over crowd photos

President Donald Trump has accused the media of dishonestly reporting the size of the crowd at his inauguration. He said the crowd had reached the Washington monument as he spoke at the US Capitol, despite...

First act as president: Trump issues executive order on Obamacare

Donald Trump has taken his first steps as president, signing an executive order which targets the signature health care reforms of his predecessor. His proclamation ordered agencies to ease the economic burden of the laws...

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