Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Plastic rice uncovered  in Lagos

Nigeria Customs Service officials have uncovered on Tuesday several bags of plastic rice being imported into the country. According to a publication by Vanguardngr.com, the dreaded bags of rice had been packed for sales during...

DR Congo: Anti-Kabila protests ‘leave more than 20 dead’

More than 20 people have been killed in clashes between protesters and security forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo's capital, Kinshasa, over President Joseph Kabila's failure to give up power, a UN official...

Mexico fireworks blast: Dozens killed in Tultepec explosion

An explosion at a fireworks market outside Mexico City has killed at least 31 people, officials say. More than 70 others were injured as the blast hit the San Pablito fireworks market in Tultepec, about...

Berlin attack: So-called Islamic State claims responsibility

So-called Islamic State (IS) has said it was behind Monday's lorry attack on a Berlin Christmas market, which left 12 people dead and 49 injured. The group claimed the attack through its self-styled news agency. Earlier,...

Gambian ambassadors urge Jammeh to step down

Eleven Gambian ambassadors serving in various countries around the world have called on outgoing President Yahya Jammeh to hand power and congratulate his rival Adama Barrow. The diplomats' move comes in the wake of Mr...

Russian ambassador to Turkey Andrei Karlov shot dead in Ankara

A gunman has shot dead Russia's ambassador to Turkey, Andrei Karlov, apparently in protest at Russia's involvement in the Syrian conflict. Several other people were reportedly also injured in the attack, a day after protests...

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...
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