Foreign

John Mahama sworn in as Ghana's new president as Jonathan, Obasanjo mourn

Mr. Mahama says: "We are really saddened and I never imagined that, one day, I will address our nation in such a difficult circumstance. I lost a father, a friend, a mentor and a senior colleague."

Ghana's President, Atta Mills, dies at 68

Mr. Mills died few hours after taking ill

Ghana announces more oil discovery

Samples of oil recovered from the well indicate that it was of "high quality of API values of between 38 and 44 degrees''.

Fourth conviction sentences Tunisia's Ben Ali to life imprisonment

Ben Ali's latest conviction is his fourth in absentia since his ouster.

WikiLeaks says it is running out of money

The group says it needs one million euros immediately

UN scribe congratulates new African Union Commission chief

The UN scribe pledged his full support to the newly elected head of the African Union commission, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma

South Africa floors Nigeria at AU commission

South Africa

Brother of South Korean president detained on corruption charges

The older brother of South Korean president has been taken to a detention centre in connection with a $500,000 fraud

ECOWAS to send troops to Mali

Peacekeepers would be deployed to Mali to restore the

Pakistan sacks 250

All officers are required to have a 38-inch waistline or less

Muslim Brotherhood's Mohammed Mursi declared Egypt

Egypt's military ruler, Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi, congratulated Mr. Mursi on his victory, state-run Nile News TV reports

Lake Chad to disappear in 20 years if

The Nigerian President warned that unless the International community came to the help of affected countries, the historic lake
would be extinct in 20 years.

US labels Boko Haram leaders 'terrorists' ahead of Nigeria

America says the designations demonstrate the United States' resolve in diminishing the capacity of Boko Haram to execute violent attacks

Tunisia's ex-president sentenced to life imprisonment by military tribunal

Tunisia

Nigeria to establish embassies in all African countries – Jonathan

President Jonathan plans to establish a Nigerian office in every state in Africa

Nigerian cargo plane crashes in Ghana killing 10

Former Egyptian ruler, Hosni Mubarak sentenced to life in prison

Mr. Mubarak was found guilty of causing the death of over 800 people during the 18-day protest that led to his exit from power.

Israel to strengthen diplomatic relations with Nigeria – Ambassador

Israel and Nigeria celebrate the return of diplomatic relations between Nigeria and Israel after 20 years

Gombe governor, Dankwambo, calls for dialogue with Boko Haram

"A leader has responsibility to ensure justice by listening to all complaints," the governor says

Falana threatens ECOWAS commission

Femi Falana says the ECOWAS commission is violating the rights of his clients to fair hearing

Guinea Bissau junta hands power back to civilians

Guniea Bissau's coup plotters have returned the country to civilian rule after six weeks

Hollande sworn in as new French president

Hollande says he will set the priorities but will not decide for everyone, on everything and be everywhere

Defence Minister says Nigeria will deploy troops in Guinea Bissau

The Nigerian military will have fewer personnel as troops would be sent to defend the democracy of at least two ECOWAS state

500 French nationals in Nigeria voted in presidential poll — envoy

French envoy says French nationals were able to vote in Sunday

Ghanaian Embassy begins interrogation of suspected kidnappers

A Ghanaian maid and her Nigerian husband, who have allegedly made N36million from ransom payments, have been nabbed