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A wife had to be rescued after her husband's parents flew from India to Florida to beat and imprison her for being "disobedient", police said. Devbir Kalsi, 33, and his parents Jasbir, 67, and Bhupinder Kalsi, 61, were arrested on Saturday after his wife Silky Gaind, 33, raised the alarm. She...
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...
President of Cote d’Ivoire, Alassane Ouattara, will today, 16th October, 2017, begin a 2-day Official Visit to Ghana. The purpose of the visit is to deepen further the already strong relations that exist between the two countries, as well as explore other areas of co-operation to their mutual benefit. This...
Former football star George Weah and Vice-President Joseph Boakai are headed for a run-off in Liberia's presidential election. Nearly all the results from Tuesday's poll have been counted, the election commission says. Mr Weah, the first African to win the Ballon D'Or football award, is leading with 39%, while Mr Boakai...
The Mozambican authorities say the number of victims of the torrential rains and strong winds, in many parts of the country, over the past two weeks has risen to 40 and the number of those directly affected by the calamity stands at more than 70,000. In addition, they say the...
Organizers have stripped Miss Turkey 2017 of her crown over a social media posting that was deemed insulting to the memory of the 250 people killed while opposing last year's failed military coup. Miss Turkey organizers said the 18-year-old Itir Esen was dethroned on Friday, a day after she won...
The Biafran Independence Movement (BIM) has alleged that about 50 of its members have been arrested and two of them injured by police in Enugu city in south-eastern Nigeria. State police spokesman Ebere Amaraizu told the BBC that nobody was injured wounded but confirmed the arrest of at least 40...
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Tuesday arrived in Lome, the capital of the Republic of Togo to a rousing welcome from residents, at the commencement of his 3-day visit. President Akufo-Addo, who made the trip to Togo by road, was met at the Aflao border by the Togolese President,...
The country music community has lost another one of its own. Don Williams, crooner of such hits as “I Wouldn’t Want to Live If You Didn’t Love Me" and “The Shelter of Your Eyes,” has died following a short illness, the singer’s rep revealed on Friday. He was 78. In 1960, WIlliams...
Zimbabwean President, Robert Mugabe, has created a ministry to punish “rats” who make use of the cyberspace to attack his government. Appointed as head of this new Cyber Security, Threat Detection, and Mitigation ministry is Patrick Chinamasa who is a former Finance minister. Zimbabweans have joked about the development, claiming Chinamasa’s...