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Prez Mahama Ghana's President John Dramani Mahama has joked he is known as "Mr Dumsor" - a reference to the power cuts that have plagued Ghana during his first term in office. "Dum" means off and "sor" means on in the local Twi language and Mr Mahama has come in for...
  Some 75,000 children in north-eastern Nigeria risk dying of hunger in "the few months ahead", the UN says. UN humanitarian co-ordinator Peter Lundberg said that overall 14 million people needed humanitarian assistance in a region that was the former stronghold of Boko Haram militants. He warned that the UN did not...
In one of the most shocking U.S. elections in modern political history, Donald Trump has defeated Hillary Clinton. “I pledge to every citizen of our land that I will be president for all Americans,” Trump said in his victory speech after the Associated Press called the race for him at...
Ugandan MPs have been inundated with complaints that many condoms on sale in the east Country  are too small, warning the problem is a blow to the fight against AIDS. Insisting that one size doesn't fit all, MP Tom Aza said Uganda's parliamentary committee for HIV/AIDS said a recent tour...
  Early voting by mail began in Florida weeks ago, with over a million people having already cast their votes. Mrs Clinton holds a narrow three-point lead over Mr Trump in Florida, according to a new CBS/YouGov poll. The former secretary of state had 46% of the vote compared with Mr Trump's 43%,...
President Barack Obama has said Republican Donald Trump's insistence that he might not accept the election result is "dangerous". Speaking at a campaign rally in Miami for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, the president said Mr Trump's comments undermined American democracy. Mr Trump refused in a televised debate to say he would...
The operation to retake the Iraqi city of Mosul from so-called Islamic State militants is progressing faster than planned, the Iraqi prime minister says. Haider al-Abadi said the move showed "rapprochement" and unity of purpose between Iraqi and Kurdish forces. His comments came as Kurdish fighters launched a large-scale operation east...
  Tunisia's broadcasting watchdog on Wednesday ordered the suspension for three months of a popular television show after its host suggested a young rape victim marry her attacker. The High Independent Authority of the Audio-visual Commission said that Friday's show "I have something to tell you" broadcast by the private channel...
  Washington - Donald Trump asserted in the final presidential debate that no one respects women more than he does. Yet in its closing moments, standing onstage with the first major-party female presidential nominee in US history, he called Hillary Clinton "such a nasty woman." Political pundits of both parties expressed...
Prez Buhari and wife Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari's wife has warned him that she may not back him at the next election unless he shakes up his government. In a BBC interview, Aisha Buhari said the president "does not know" most of the top officials he has appointed. She suggested...