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President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, says Ghana stands ready to renew and deepen the ties of co-operation and friendship with France, for the progress and prosperity of their respective countries and peoples. To this end, President Akufo-Addo has stressed that “we want our relations with...
Unmarried couples have until the end of the year to legalise their relationships, the Burundi government said Friday, as part of an effort to reform morals in the country. The order follows the launch of a campaign this month by President Pierre Nkurunziza “to moralise society” in the tiny nation...
Prince Harry says he is "thrilled" after announcing he is to marry US actress girlfriend Meghan Markle.The fifth in line to the throne will marry Ms. Markle in spring 2018.The couple, who have been dating since the summer of 2016, smiled as they posed for photographs outside Kensington Palace...
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...
Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni has arrived in Ghana for a two-day official state visit. Welcoming him at the Kotoka International Airport Monday evening, Ghana’s Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia wished him a “fruitful visit to our dear country” and hoped his presence will help foster knit relationship between the...
President Paul Kagame of Rwanda has won a third term in office with a landslide, the country’s electoral commission has announced. Partial results of Friday’s election gave him 98% of the votes, it said. Mr Kagame’s supporters, who say that he has brought stability and economic development after the horrors...
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...
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...
The United Nations says $10m ($7.4m) is needed to to keep cholera from spreading in Nigeria, reports AFP news agency. The outbreak has now killed at least 44 people in north-east Nigeria, a UN statement said. It added that there were close to 2,300 confirmed or suspected cases. The first cholera case...
Thousands of primary school teachers in Nigeria's northern Kaduna state are to be sacked after failing the exams they set for their six-year-old pupils. State governor Nasir El-Rufai said 21,780 teachers, two-thirds of the total, had failed to score 75% or higher on assessments given to pupils. He said 25,000 new...