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Time and CNN suspend Fareed Zakaria for plagiarism

Ini Ekott with agency report | (PHOTO SOURCE: abcnews.go.com) Time magazine and CNN have suspended columnist and TV host, Fareed Zakaria, after admitting he plagiarized from another magazine, New Yorker. Mr. Zakaria, 48, is a well respected columnist for Time and a host for news programme, GPS, on the Cable News Network. He was suspended […]

Mohammed Magarief

Libyan assembly votes Gaddafi’s opponent as President

Mohammed Magarief will head Libya’s parliament and help draft a new constitution for the young democracy.

Jonathan advises African leaders to emulate late Ghanaian President

President Jonathan joined 15 Heads of State, five Vice Presidents, and other high-powered international dignitaries at the burial of the late Ghanaian president

Mali Islamists amputate hand of suspected thief

Splinter islamist groups in Northern Mali carry out different forms of punishment enshrined in the Islamic law

About 2,400 Syrians reach Turkey to flee violence

Turkey expresses concern over the influx of Syrian refugees as the numbers rise by the day

Three-day funeral begins for Ghana’s late leader

Ghanaian president who dies last month will be buried on Friday

Syrian crises: Kofi Annan pulls out

Mr. Annan will not continue his mediation efforts in the Syrian crises after August 31, the UN Secretary General says

Clinton commends Senegal for having many female elected legislators

Mrs. Clinton has hailed Senegal which she says has one of the highest percentage of women in elected legislative bodies in the world

Ghana Central Bank head named vice president

Ghana

Ghana Central Bank head named vice president

Ghana

Secretary of State, Clinton, snubs Nigeria in tour of African countries

Contrary to media speculations, Mrs. Clinton has no plans to visit Nigeria in her tour of 6 African countries which begins on Tuesday

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