Entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson and conservationist Jane Goodall have joined a list of famous names who have signed an open letter to South Africa's government calling for an end to rhino poaching. More than 1,000 rhinos were killed across the country in 2018 for the fifth year running. The …read more
The Queen has appealed to Commonwealth leaders to appoint her son, Prince Charles, to succeed her as their head. She said it was her "sincere wish" that Prince Charles takes over "one day", as she opened the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in London. The role is not hereditary …read more
Neuroscientists at the University of Cape Coast (UCC) are calling on women to stop pressing the heads of newborn babies in order to change the shape of the heads of such babies. According to the scientists, such practices affect the functioning of the brains of the children and might affect …read more
A Circuit Court has issued a bench warrant for the arrest of Braimah Kamoko popularly known as “Bukom Banku,” for failing to appear before it. The boxer, together with five others, four of whom are at large, is facing charges of assault, causing damage and two counts of causing harm …read more
The Ghanaian inventor who has been pushing for the transformational speed rail system in Ghana says the government has bought into his idea, specifying progressive steps that have been taken to make the project a reality. Dr Thomas Mensah has revealed 45 contractors that presented tenders to take up the …read more
Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo says the effective execution of the National Strategic Plan for Malaria Control, as well as the introduction of other innovative strategies, means that “Ghana stands ready to beat malaria.” Speaking at the Malaria Summit London 2018, on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, on the sidelines of the …read more
The Nigeria Police Force said the Mace forcefully taken away by men suspected to be thugs during plenary of the Senate on Wednesday has been recovered. Deputy Force Spokesman, SP Aremu Adeniran, said that the mace was abandoned under the flyover before the city gate in Abuja where a passerby …read more
Nigerians have taken to the social media to counter the statement made by President Buhari on Wednesday who accused youths of loving freebies above hard work. Some youths accused the president of passing on the blame as usual, while others gave instances of their colleagues doing well without government support …read more
There is a huge presence of security operatives in and around the National Assembly Complex on Thursday, following the invasion of the Senate chamber with snatching of the mace by thugs on Wednesday. Apart from the presence of more policemen, soldiers were also deployed to guard the premises.
The sergeants-at-arms …read more
Unknown gunmen have abducted a Catholic priest in the Uhunmwonde Local Government Area of Edo State. It was gathered that the priest, identified as one Fr. Edwin Omorogbe, was kidnapped around Egba junction on his way to Benin, the state capital on Wednesday evening. The abductors were said to have …read more
A former governor of Kano State currently serving in the Senate on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Rabiu Kwankwaso is under investigation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC over an allegation of diversion of local government funds amounting to N3.08billion.
Daily Trust reported …read more
North Korea has expressed a desire for the “complete denuclearisation” of the Korean peninsula without attaching preconditions such as the withdrawal of US troops, the South Korean president has said. The statement, unconfirmed by North Korea, comes before a summit between the leaders of the two countries on 27 April …read more
An earthquake of at least magnitude 5.5 struck southern Iran near the country’s only nuclear power plant on Thursday morning, shaking countries across the Persian Gulf. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. The US Geological Survey said the quake struck at 0634 GMT some 60 …read more
German Chancellor Angela Merkel signalled her willingness to find compromises with France when it comes to reforming the European Union, as she hosted French President Emmanuel Macron for talks Thursday in Berlin. Macron has outlined ambitious plans for greater economic integration across the bloc, but these have met resistance in …read more
Iraq says it has launched airstrikes in neighbouring Syria against Islamic State militants. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's office says Iraqi fighter jets launched "lethal" airstrikes against the extremists in an area along the border. It says the militants posed a threat to Iraq, without providing further details.
Syrian and Iraqi …read more
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