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UN Boss wishes for headway in Geneva talks

Ban slammed the "heinous" attacks, which hit near the Sayyidah Zaynab shrine in southern Damascus on Sunday and killed over 60 people. "Those responsible...

National Winter Games Prepares the Grounds for Olympic 2022

Awarding Xinjiang the right to host the quadrennial sporting gala echoed the country's ambition to encourage 300 million people in China to participate in...

International community concerned over Guinea Bissau’s political crisis

The appeal was made following a crisis that has divided the ruling party, African Party for the Independence of Guinea and Cape Verde (PAIGC),...
Boko Haram

Nigeria seeks Pakistan’s support in counter-Boko Haram fight

Dan-Ali on Tuesday met with Pakistan High Commissioner to Nigeria, Agha Farook, in Abuja. During the meeting, Dan-Ali said Pakistan had adequet experience of...
Accra floods

Property developers flooded with anguish as heavy rains pound Kenya

by Bedah Mengo Some developers in the East African nation have stopped their projects, waiting for the rains to ease. Others are counting losses...
weapons

Over 30 weapons seized on second day of disarmament in Burundi

Deputy Police Spokesman Moise Nkurunziza said the seized weapons included two rockets, one G3 rifle, 14 Kalachnikov rifles, two pistols, 10 grenades, 297 cartridges,...

Investigation into the Duggar family is ongoing

An investigation into the Duggar family by the Arkansas Department of Human Services is ongoing, according to new documents obtained by In Touch magazine. The...

Mbabazi Defends On-going NRM Registration

Former Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi ?There is a misunderstanding of the law. According to NRM constitution, once you?re a member, you?re a member for life...
A female sniper takes positon in a buliding in Daraya suburb of the capital Damascus, Syria, on April 5, 2015. The snipers are members of the female force in Syrian Republican Guards. Their unit consists of around 800 volunteer, unmarried, female fighters- aged between 20 and 24 years old. Their task is to work alongside the Syrian army in its battle against the rebels. (Xinhua/Zhang Naijie) (jl)

Could Syria?s consultations pave way for Geneva 3?

The UN Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura announced on Tuesday the start of consultations on Syria with a view to finding viable solutions...

President Mugabe unhappy with xenophobic attacks ongoing in South Africa

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, who is also chairperson of regional grouping African Union(AU), on Saturday strongly denounced the xenophobic attacks against African immigrants in...
elections

Ongoing Sudan general election mortar attacks records two fatalities

Two women were killed and two children injured when the rebel Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM)/northern sector launched mortar attacks in South Kordofan State...
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)

International pressure mounts over Yemen air raids

The ongoing Yemen crisis has triggered concerns of the international community as more countries evacuated their nationals from the conflict-torn nation and Arab states...
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Co-Chair Bill Gates (R) receives an interview with China's Xinhua News Agency on the sidelines of the 2015 Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) in Boao, south China's Hainan Province, March 28, 2015. (Xinhua/Zhao Yingquan)

China has resources that can benefit the world – Bill Gates

Bill Gates is eyeing the creative potential that China has to offer, ranging from super rice to convenient vaccine storage facilities for remote areas. The...
election

Nigeria elections ongoing amid tight security

Polling stations across Nigeria opened on Saturday amid tight security, as more than 56 million eligible voters went there to cast their ballots to...

Political Crisis in Somalia is a headache – SC

The UN Security Council has expressed its concern at the ongoing political crisis in Somalia, its negative effect on delivery of progress for...

AFCON 2015: Don’t Be Complacent, Laryea Tells Black Stars

Ex-Black Stars player Laryea Kingston has cautioned the Black Stars not to be complacent after trashing Guinea in the quarter final. He explained that wining...

DSS appeals to TOTAL workers to end strike

The Department of State Services (DSS) is currently meeting with the management of TOTAL Plc with a view to ending the ongoing oil workers?...

Social Media Campaigns Ongoing For People?s Choice Awards Celebrities

After the opening of nominations for the maiden edition of the People?s Choice Awards Ghana 2015 on November 27th 2014, Ghanaian showbiz enthusiasts and...

Governor Okorocha Urges INEC To Halt Voter Registration In Imo

Government Of Imo State Press Release   Imo State Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to cancel the on-going voter...

Security Council Raises Alarm Over Civilians Target

Syrian Kurds from the town of Kobane seeking shelter in Iraq's Kurdistan region. Photo: UNHCR/D. Nahr Outraged by the violence directed against civilians in...

Chibok Girls, will they ever be freed?

The Federal Government on Tuesday said negotiations were still ongoing between it and the Boko Haram sect on the abducted Chibok schoolgirls. The Attorney-General...
Strike

Workers still not at post

The strike action declared by public workers has entered day three with workers still not at post. A visit to some schools and offices revealed...

In speech to UN Assembly, Yemen?s Minister highlights political transition, urges ongoing support

Foreign Minister Jamal Abdullah Al-Sallal of Yemen addresses the General Assembly. UN Photo/Loey Felipe29 September 2014 ? With Yemen pressing ahead after coming...

Envoy welcomes Libyan political dialogue

Special Representative and head of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) Bernardino L?on. UN Photo/Evan Schneider The top United Nations envoy to Libya...

UNICEF Efforts At Helping Syrian Children Commended

A boy drinks the remaining water in his jerrycan while waiting with other children in a queue for safe water in the town...

Ongoing NPP Congress Married In Mayhem

Trending confrontations are being reported at some polling centres in the New Patriotic Party Super Delegates? congress at the headquarters in Accra, Northern and...

Clashes In CAR Put Civilians At Risk

These women from Central African Republic are among the hundreds of thousands displaced by the conflict in the country. Photo: UNHCR/F.Noy 1 August 2014...

Ghana’s 2 Reps In Swimming Failed To Make Semis

Ghana?s Abeiku Jackson and Kweku Addo came first and second respectively in the second heat of the Men?s 50 metre Butterfly at the Tollcross...

Libya’s Ongoing Violence Is Sad

Children play on a tank in the remains of what used to be Muammar Gaddafi's Bab-al-Azzizeya compound in Libya's capital, Tripoli (November 2011)....

Israel?s Development in West Bank Fuels Tensions

Palestinian women walk near Israel's barrier near Ramallah in the West Bank. Photo: IRIN/Shabtai Gold At a special meeting to mark the 10th anniversary...