Saturday, January 19, 2019

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...

Donald Trump to meet fierce critic Mitt Romney

Republican President-elect Donald Trump is to meet one of his severest critics, Mitt Romney, as he continues to build his transitional team. Media have speculated the post of secretary of state could be discussed. During the...

Nigeria’s government stops salaries for ex-leaders

Nigeria's government has failed to pay the country's ex-leaders their monthly salaries and allowances since January because of a cash crisis, government secretary Babachir Lawal has said. He made the disclosure during a meeting with...

Trump settles Trump University lawsuits for $25m

Donald Trump has settled three Trump University lawsuits for $25m (£20m), the New York Attorney General has said. The US president-elect was being sued by former students who paid $35,000 (£28,000) for real estate "secrets"...

Trump election: Jeff Sessions tapped for top law job

Donald Trump has asked Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions to be attorney general, US media is reporting. Senator Sessions, a former prosecutor elected to the Senate in 1996, has been one of Mr Trump's closest allies...

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