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Police in India say they have arrested a man whose smelly socks caused a dispute between him and fellow passengers on a bus. They told the BBC they had lodged a complaint against Prakash Kumar, 27, for "causing a public nuisance". The incident occurred en route to the capital, Delhi, after...
The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has applauded President Alassane Ouattara for his show of statesmanship, in the aftermath of the verdict passed by the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) on the delimitation of the maritime boundaries of the two countries. According to...
Emmerson Mnangagwa has been sworn in as Zimbabwe's president in a ceremony at a packed stadium in the country's capital, Harare. It follows the dramatic departure of Robert Mugabe after 37 years of authoritarian rule. The former vice-president's dismissal earlier this month led the ruling Zanu-PF party and the army...
Ghana and Germany have signed a 100 million euros agreement to promote private investment into renewable energy in Ghana as well as vocational training.The bilateral “Investment and Reform Partnership" agreement is Germany’s commitment under the G20 Compact with Africa, which was signed in Berlin in June, 2017. Addressing a joint...
French President Emmanuel Macron starts his first tour of Africa on Monday. He is to visit Ghana, Burkina Faso and Côte d'Ivoire in an effort to revitalise France's image on the continent. Macron's advisers say he hopes to modernise France's relations with Africa by emphasising business links, education and sport...
Catholic clerics should face criminal charges if they do not report sexual abuse disclosed to them during confession, an Australian inquiry has recommended.   It is among 85 proposals to emerge from a landmark inquiry into institutional abuse in the nation.   The inquiry had heard harrowing tales of abuse, which were never...
Former Chief Justice Georgina Theodora Wood has been appointed by the African Initiative for Governance, as the 2017/2018 visiting fellow at the University Of Oxford School Of Governance.The AIG fellowship is awarded each year to an individual from West Africa who has demonstrated evidence of outstanding contribution to the...
Thousands of opposition supporters in Togo have marched through the streets of the capital, Lomé, to oppose the rule of President Faure Gnassingbé. A local reporter has described the number of protesters as "unprecedented". A government concession to bring about a two-term presidential limit, through a constitutional amendment, failed to dissuade...
The President of Ivory Coast (Côte d'Ivoire), His Excellency Alassane Dramane Ouattara will on Monday 16th October, 2017 pay a two day working visit to the country. This is the first time the two presidents are meeting after the landmark International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) ruling...
The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, is urging leaders on the African continent to see the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as an investment in the African peoples. According to President Akufo-Addo, the implementation of the SDGs will ensure that Africans build a better life, stressing that “no...