Akufo-Addo on West Africa tour

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo will be paying an official working visits to the countries of the ECOWAS region, starting today May 2. The visits will afford President Akufo-Addo the opportunity to introduce himself, as...

Le Pen accused of plagiarising Fillon

French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen has been accused of plagiarising defeated rival François Fillon in a speech she delivered on Monday. Several sections of her speech in Villepinte, north of Paris, appear to repeat...

South Africa’s Jacob Zuma abandons rally after being booed

South Africa's scandal-hit President Jacob Zuma  abandoned a May Day rally after he was booed by workers demanding his resignation. Scuffles broke out between Mr Zuma's supporters and opponents, resulting in all speeches being cancelled. The...

US anti-missile system operational in South Korea

The US military says its controversial Thaad missile defence system is now operational in South Korea. The system can intercept North Korean missiles although full operational capability is still some months away. Tensions have been rising...

‘Oldest human’ dies in Indonesia ‘aged 146’

The Indonesian man who claimed to be 146 years old - the longest living human ever - has died in his village in Central Java. According to his papers, Sodimedjo, also known as Mbah Ghoto...

France election: Macron says EU must reform or face ‘Frexit’

The front-runner in the French presidential election has told the BBC that the EU must reform or face the prospect of "Frexit". Pro-EU centrist Emmanuel Macron made the comments as he and his far-right rival...

Donald Trump attacks US media at 100-day Pennsylvania rally

US President Donald Trump has launched a scathing attack on the media during a rally marking 100 days in office. He told supporters in Pennsylvania that he was keeping "one promise after another", dismissing criticism...

Gambia’s Adama Barrow meets Akufo-Addo

The President of The Gambia, Adama Barrow, has paid a working visit to President Akufo-Addo Friday, April 28 at the seat of government, the Flagstaff House, in Accra. Meant to deepen the ties between Ghana...

Tanzania’s Magufuli sacks 10,000 over fake certificates

Tanzanian President John Magufuli has sacked nearly 10,000 civil servants for having fake education certificates. He was responding to the release of a government report into fraudulent qualifications in the public sector. The education minister said...

Brawl breaks out after protesters storm Macedonia parliament

Protesters stormed into Macedonia’s parliament on Thursday after an ethnic Albanian was elected as speaker. A brawl broke out injuring at least 10 people, including the Social Democrat leader Zoran Zaev, who was left with...