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Donald Trump to name Secretary of State Tuesday

Exxon Mobil CEO is speculated as the nominee.

António Guterres

Guterres pledges reform of United Nations

“The United Nations needs to be nimble, efficient and effective.”

Former President Yahya Jammeh of Gambia

Hackers target Gambia govt websites, ask Jammeh to quit

Mr. Jammeh is facing growing pressure to surrender power.

Leave now, respect the wishes of Gambians, UN urges Jammeh

The UN chief cautioned against violence.

IS retakes control of Syria’s ancient Palmyra

Some 120 regime troops and allied militiamen were killed in fierce clashes with Islamic State fighters, the Observatory said.

Former President Yahya Jammeh of Gambia

After conceding defeat, Gambian President Jammeh makes u-turn, rejects outcome, calls for fresh poll

The U.S. and Senegal have asked Mr. Jammeh to respect the wishes of the people.

Opposition candidate, Nana Akufo-Addo, wins Ghana’s presidential election

The incumbent president has already called to‎ congratulate the victor.

Map of Cameroon

Cameroon: Excessive force that led to deaths of protesters must be urgently investigated – AI

“Authorities in Cameroon must shed light on the circumstances of these killings.”

Turkish strikes kill 12 civilians in northern Syria – Monitor

“Turkey dispatched 300 additional commandos to the border area on Thursday.”

Indonesian soldier found alive two weeks after helicopter crash

The helicopter went down in a ravine in northern Indonesia on November 24.

Six Egypt police officers killed in checkpoint blast in Cairo

The blast also injured three other policemen and three civilians.

U.S. life expectancy drops the first time in two decades

The leading causes of death in the U.S. remained heart disease and cancer.

Mahama aims to ‘make Ghana proud’ despite election outcome

There are reports the incumbent lost his re-election bid.

Park Geun-hye

South Korean Parliament vote to impeach President Park

Members of parliament voted by secret ballot with 234 in favour and 56 opposed.

British Prime Minister, Theresa May

British PM May slaps down foreign minister over Saudi comments

“You have got the Saudis, Iran, everybody, moving in, and puppeteering and playing proxy wars.”

White South African men accused of forcing black man into coffin denied bail

The judge described the attack as “brutal racism”.

Gambia’s army chief pledges allegiance to President-elect Adama Barrow

An army spokesman was not immediately available to comment.

Ghana opposition calls on president to concede vote defeat

The incumbent’s campaign team dismissed the comments as “treasonable”.

Federal judge halts Michigan presidential election recount, sealing Trump’s win

“To date, plaintiffs have not presented evidence of tampering or mistake.”

Ghana’s electoral commission warns against fake results, says voting still ongoing

The commission also stated that voting has been extended in Afram Plains South constituency.

No survivors in Pakistan air crash

Charred bodies of 42 passengers and six crew have been recovered.

Death toll hits 36 in Pakistani plane crash

At least 48 people traveled on the plane.

Doris Leuthard elected Swiss president

Leuthard succeeded Economics Minister Johann Schneider-Ammann as president.

Donald Trump named Time magazine’s Person of the Year

“When have we ever seen a single individual who has so defied expectations, broken the rules…”

Pope Francis waves to crowds as he arrives to his inauguration mass on 19 March 2013.

Today’s Europe lacks forward-looking leaders, Pope Francis says

Born in Argentina to Italian immigrants, Francis is the first non-European pope in 13 centuries.