Saturday, May 28, 2022

Ivory Coast mutiny: deal struck between army and state

Ivory Coast's government has struck an agreement with mutinous soldiers, shortly after talks were interrupted by gunfire. Shots were heard in the second-largest city, Bouake, late on Friday, and at the army barracks in the...

Ahmed Hussen: The refugee who became Canada’s foreign minister

Ahmed Hussen came to Canada from Somalia as a refugee. Now he's the new minister of immigration. Along with thousands of compatriots, Ahmed Hussen fled war-ravaged Somalia for a better life in Canada. Hussen's journey took...

Israel-Palestinian conflict: France holds world summit

A major international conference to try to kick-start peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians is being held in the French capital, Paris. Delegates from 70 nations are expected to reaffirm support for a two-state...

New York boy, 12, ‘demands chicken nugget at gunpoint’

A 12-year-old boy is accused of pulling a gun on a girl and demanding one of her chicken nuggets, New York police say. They say he asked for a nugget in a McDonald's fast food...

Gambia talks fail as president refuses to step down

The Gambia's President-elect, Adama Barrow, has left the country after talks failed to persuade President Yahya Jammeh to step down. Nigeria's president flew to Banjul to try to broker a deal but Mr Jammeh would...

Mahama in Gambia to mediate

Ghana’s former President John Dramani Mahama is in Banjul together with the ECOWAS Mediator in the political situation in The Gambia, Nigeria's Muhammadu Buhari, for talks with President Yahya Jammeh. President Mahama, who is the...

Tearful Joe Biden awarded freedom medal by Obama

President Barack Obama has awarded an emotional and surprised Joe Biden the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest US civilian honour. Mr Obama praised his vice-president for his "faith in your fellow Americans, for your...

US visa-free residency for Cubans ends

President Barack Obama has ended the longstanding policy that grants residency to Cubans who arrive in the US without visas. The 20-year-old policy allows Cuban migrants who reach US soil to become legal permanent residents...

Gambia crisis: Nigerian MPs back asylum for Jammeh

Nigerian MPs have voted to give The Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh asylum if he accepts his defeat in elections and gives up power. The "clock is ticking fast" and efforts to end the crisis in...

Spy chief Clapper ‘denounced’ claims – Trump

Donald Trump says the top US spy called him to "denounce" allegations that Russian intelligence have compromising information about the president-elect. Mr Trump tweeted that the unverified claims were "false and fictitious". Director of National Intelligence...

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