Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Gambian minister ‘quits in protest’ amid political impasse

Gambian information minister Sheriff Bojang has resigned to protest President Yahya Jammeh's refusal to accept defeat in last month's presidential election, reports say. Efforts to contest the results were "an attempt to subvert the express...

Trump son-in-law role needs review, Democrats say

Democrats have called for US President-elect Donald Trump's naming of his son-in-law as a top adviser to be reviewed over concerns of nepotism and conflict of interest. A group wants the Justice Department and Office...

Trump son-in-law gets advisor job

President-elect Donald Trump is to make son-in-law Jared Kushner one of his senior advisers. The 35-year-old played a key role in the presidential campaign and his new White House job will cover both domestic and...

Hissene Habre: Chad’s ex-president seeks to overturn verdict

Chad's ex-President Hissene Habre has gone to court to challenge his conviction for crimes against humanity. His lawyers argue that the trial by a special court jointly set up by Senegal and the African Union...

Trump election: Russia ‘tired’ of US hacking ‘witch-hunt’

Russia says US allegations that it ran a hacking campaign to influence the American presidential elections are "reminiscent of a witch-hunt". Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters Moscow was tired of the accusations. He said a...

Mahama leaves for ECOWAS meeting on Gambia’s political turmoil

Ghana’s former President, John Dramani Mahama has left Accra for Abuja to attend an ECOWAS meeting over the political turmoil in The Gambia. Former President Dramani together with other West African leaders had earlier met...

Ivory Coast unrest: Calm reported after two-day mutiny

A rebellion in Ivory Coast over soldiers' pay appears to have passed. Residents and correspondents in the second city, Bouake, described calm on the streets - a day after troops briefly seized the defence minister. The...

Australian minister Sussan Ley stands aside over expenses scandal

Australia's health minister has temporarily stood aside after using a taxpayer-funded trip to purchase an apartment worth A$795,000 (£473,300; $585,200) on Queensland's Gold Coast. Sussan Ley said she made an "error of judgement" in billing...

Gunfire as Ivory Coast troops mutiny

Gunfire has been heard in three cities in Ivory Coast in a mutiny by soldiers over pay, officials say. The mutineers seized weapons from two police stations in the country's second city, Bouake, and took...

Former CIA director James Woolsey quits Trump transition team

Former CIA director R. James Woolsey Jr., a veteran of four presidential administrations and one of the nation’s leading intelligence experts, resigned Thursday from President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team because of growing tensions over...
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