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Charlotte Kesson-Smith Osei

Mixed reactions greet appointment of Ghana?s new electoral boss

Ghanaian President John Dramani Mahama?s appointment late Thursday of a new electoral boss has met with mixed reactions from a cross-section of the public. ...

Kenyan minister pleas not guilty for corruption charges

Kenya's suspended Lands Cabinet Secretary Charity Ngilu on Friday denied charges of obstructing investigations by the country's anti-graft agency into the land scandal in...

Botswana president declares whole country drought stricken

Botswana President Ian Khama has declared the whole country is drought stricken, said a statement received here on Friday. Khama has...

Kenya to conduct first tuberculosis prevalence survey

Kenya's ministry of health is set to conduct the first tuberculosis (TB) prevalence survey since its independence in 1963. Dr. Enos Masini, Head of...
People flee clashes near the Aden international airport in Aden, Yemen, on March 25, 2015. The Shiite Houthi group took control over Aden international airport after the retreat of tribal militia on Wednesday evening, a security official told Xinhua. (Xinhua)

2,000 Yemeni refugee families in Djibouti receive foodstuffs

Emirates group DP World has this week distributed foodstuffs to 2,000 Yemeni refugee families living in "Markazi" camp in northern Djibouti town of Obock....
Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast’s opposition urges return of those in exile

Cote d'Ivoire's main opposition party, Cote d'Ivoire Popular Front (FPI) has urged the government to facilitate safe return of all those who went into...

June 26 world news summary at 1600 GMT

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday ruled that there is a right to same-sex marriage in all 50 states across the country....
European Union

June 26 world news summary at 0030 GMT

BRUSSELS -- The leaders of states and governments of the European Union (EU) gathered here Thursday as a parallel crucial Eurogroup meeting on Greece...
elections

Burundi’s UPRONA names prsidential candidate for 2015 elections

The Union for National Party (UPRONA), Burundi's former ruling party (1966-1992), has named Gerard Nduwayo as its candidate for the June 26 presidential elections. The...
Tunisia

June 26 Middle East news summary at 2200 GMT

TUNIS -- The victim toll grew to 37 killed, 36 injured including 3 in critical situation, in deadly hotel attack in Tunisia's Sousse, said...