Ghana begins visa-on-arrival policy for AU member states
The country says the policy is in fulfilment of a resolution adopted at the AU Executive Council meeting held earlier this year in Addis Ababa.
Theresa May to become Britain’s prime minister after only rival pulls out of race
Ms Leadsom came under widespread criticism after she suggested she was a better candidate because she’s a mother.
Over 180 civilians slain in battle for Syria’s Minbij, watchdog says
Some 4.8 million Syrians had fled the country since 2011.
Scores killed in South Sudan fighting, gunfire erupts in capital
Neighbouring Kenya called for urgent action by the two leaders to move troops away from civilians and end the crisis.
Bin Laden’s son threatens revenge for father’s assassination – Report
Osama bin Laden was killed at his Pakistani hideout by U.S. commandos in 2011 in a major blow to the militant group.
Massive killings mar Independence Day in South Sudan
The fight at the Presidential Palace led the U.S. Embassy in South Sudan to issue a travel advisory.
23 million pilgrims visited Makkah during Ramadan – Saudi govt
Over a million people were transported by vehicles.
Four police officers killed in U.S. ambush during street protests
The shootings happened as otherwise mainly peaceful protests unfolded around the U.S. after the shooting of two black men.
Kidnapped Sierra Leonean envoy regains his freedom
The Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, assures members of the diplomatic corps and other foreigners of their safety and security in Nigeria
BREAKING: Explosions rock Saudi Arabia ahead Eid-el-Fitri celebrations
The annual Ramadan fast will end today otrTuesday depending on when the new moon of Shawwal is sighted
Former presidential adviser jailed for life in China
Ling Jihua pleaded guilty to bribery, illegally obtaining state secrets and abuse of power
German arms exports almost doubled in 2015 – Report
Germany is one of the world’s main arms exporters to EU and NATO countries.
US pledges to block stolen Nigerian funds from American banks
America celebrates 240th Independence Anniversary
Thousands gather in London to protest against Brexit vote
The vote to leave has prompted a battle within the ruling Conservative party to succeed Prime Minister David Cameron.
Nigeria police ‘conducting search-and-rescue for kidnapped Sierra-Leonean diplomat’
Police say they will conduct air surveillance on Saturday.
Boris Johnson pulls out of race for new British Prime Minister
Theresa May is now the favourite to become Prime Minister.
Pakistani schoolgirl Malala joins millionaires’ club
Malala charges 152,000 dollars per speech compared with Desmond Tutu’s reported 85,000 dollars
Suspected ISIS suicide bombers kill 36 at Istanbul airport
Almost seven hours after the attack, which started around 9:50 p.m. (1850 GMT), no group had claimed responsibility.
Tax dispute: Zambian govt arrests editor of country’s independent newspaper
Rights groups have condemned the shutdown of the newspaper.
ECOWAS court laments non execution of judgment by member states
Only three countries have mechanisms to implement the court’s rulings.
Zuma ordered to return 7.8m Rand spent on home renovation
Mr. Zuma survived impeachment proceedings regarding the affair in April and then apologised to the nation, denying conscious wrongdoing.
Britain’s opposition Labour Party in turmoil in Brexit fallout
Labour MP Stephen Kinnock has accused Jeremy Corbyn of a “lacklustre” referendum campaign.