Police name attacker as Salman Abedi, a Libyan descent

The man responsible for bombing a packed pop concert inManchester, killing 22 people, is believed to be a British-born man of Libyan descent. He was named by police as 22-year-old Salman Abedi, and died at the Manchester Arena venue on Monday night when the blast went off at the end of the concert by US singer Ariana Grande. Media reports said he was More...

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By Aforsah Godfred On Monday, February 27th, 2017
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Rights breaches spreading like ‘disease’, says UN chief

Disregard for basic rights is a spreading “disease” with “the perverse phenomenon of populism” fuelling rising intolerance, the UN chief warned Monday as he opened the Human Rights Council’s More...

By Aforsah Godfred On Friday, February 24th, 2017
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Nigeria,’ Nigerian Students threaten S.A companies

Nigerian students have asked South African companies, MTN, DSTV and others to leave Nigeria in 48 hours. The students, under the umbrella of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), said this in protest More...

By Aforsah Godfred On Friday, February 24th, 2017
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Why does the capture of Al-Bab town matter?

The Syrian town of Al-Bab was for three years a key jihadist stronghold in northern Syria, whose capture Ankara hopes will give Turkey greater influence over the postwar shape of the country. The town, whose name More...

By Aforsah Godfred On Friday, February 24th, 2017
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US promises no mass deportations in bid to calm Mexico

US officials promised Mexico no “mass deportations” or use of military force to expel immigrants, moving to calm tensions over President Donald Trump‘s vow to crack down on “bad dudes” More...

By Aforsah Godfred On Thursday, October 27th, 2016
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Trump: Clinton’s foreign policy plan would start WWIII

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has said Hillary Clinton’s foreign policy plan in Syria would trigger World War Three. He said the US should focus on defeating the so-called Islamic State More...

By Aforsah Godfred On Thursday, October 27th, 2016
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South Africa to withdraw from war crimes court

South Africa has formally begun the process of withdrawing from the International Criminal Court (ICC), notifying the UN of its decision. South Africa did not want to execute ICC arrest warrants which would lead More...

By Aforsah Godfred On Thursday, October 13th, 2016
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Morocco’s Islamic PJD party wins parliamentary polls

Morocco’s Islamic Justice and Development Party (PJD) has emerged as the winner after the country voted for its 10th parliament since independence in 1956, according to official results. PJD, which has been More...

By Aforsah Godfred On Thursday, October 13th, 2016
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Polish parliament rejects plans for total abortion ban

Women gesture as people gather in an abortion rights campaigners’ demonstration to protest against plans for a total ban on abortion in front of the ruling party Law and Justice (PiS) headquarters in Warsaw, More...

By Aforsah Godfred On Thursday, October 13th, 2016
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Merkel assures Africa of support at G20

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has emphasised that Africa will be a priority when her country takes over the G20’s revolving presidency at the end of 2016. Speaking in Ethiopia yesterday on the final stage More...