Kotoka International Airport, Accra

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.

Syrian rebels

Over 180 civilians slain in battle for Syria’s Minbij, watchdog says

Some 4.8 million Syrians had fled the country since 2011.

Salva Kiir South Sudan's President

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.

Osama bin Laden

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.

President Salva Kiir

Photo: ChimpReports

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.

Protesters march during a Black Live Matter rally in downtown Dallas on Thursday, July 7, 2016. Multiple media outlets report that shots were fired later Thursday during the protest over two recent fatal police shootings of black men. (Smiley N. Pool/The Dallas Morning News via AP)

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.

Tony Blair

Iraq inquiry slams Blair over legal basis for war

Mr. Blair says he took the decision to go to war in Iraq in “good faith”.


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

Prophet Mohammed's Mosque in Medina

UPDATE: How suicide attack killed six in Madinah

No group has claimed responsibility for the attacks so far.


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

Chinese President Hu Jintao [photo:]

Former presidential adviser jailed for life in China

Ling Jihua pleaded guilty to bribery, illegally obtaining state secrets and abuse of power

German tanks

German arms exports almost doubled in 2015 – Report

Germany is one of the world’s main arms exporters to EU and NATO countries.

James Entwistle, U.S Ambassador to Nigeria

US pledges to block stolen Nigerian funds from American banks

America celebrates 240th Independence Anniversary

David Cameron giving his Brexit vote speech

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.

Malala Yousafzai, the 18-year-old Pakistani advocate for girls education who was shot in the head by the Taliban in 2012, officially opens The Library of Birmingham in Birmingham, central England, on September 3, 2013. Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai, shot in the head by a Taliban militant last October after campaigning for girls' right to education, gave an address as she officially opened the new Library of Birmingham.  AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLIS

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.

South Africa's President, Jacob Zuma

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.


EU wants speedy UK’s confirmation of BREXIT vote

EU leaders say they respect the “regrettable” decision.