Sierra Leone’s President Julius Maada Bio has sacked all political appointees at the country’s foreign missions including ambassadors and information attachés. He has also retired all  workers in the public service who have attained the age of 60, except those under special employment approved by parliament. The sackings were contained...
Former First Lady of the United States of America, Barbara Bush, has died at the age of 92. This was announced in a statement by her husband and former President, George Bush Snr. According to the statement, she died in Houston, Texas after battling congestive heart disease and chronic obstructive pulmonary...
Six miners were killed and two injured when the roof of a tunnel collapsed at a gold mining site operated by US-based Newmont in Ghana’s southern region, the company said Sunday. “I can confirm six fatalities to you. Two others were treated at the clinic and discharged after the tragedy...
At least three people died Saturday when a vehicle ploughed into busy cafe and restaurant terraces in the German city of Muenster before the driver shot himself dead. Images on social media showed smashed and upturned tables and chairs strewn accross the pavement outside an eaterie in the centre of...
Beijing, the seat of power in China, on Friday vowed to fight “unilateral U.S. protectionism at any cost” after President Trump ordered officials to examine the situation and to impose an additional 100 billion dollars in tariffs on Chinese goods. “On Sino-US trade, China has made its position very clear....
A Copenhagen district court on Thursday heard how Peter Madsen, a renowned Danish inventor recounted raping and dismembering the body of a Swedish journalist, Kim Wall without emotion in interviews with forensic psychiatrists. The Guardian reports that the experts told the court that Madsen demonstrated no compassion for the deceased...
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has been reelected for a second term with 92 percent of the vote, preliminary results showed on Thursday, but turnout of just 40 percent dented his push for popular legitimacy. Some 23 million of the 60 million registered voters turned out during the three days...
US President Donald Trump decided Tuesday to end the protected status of thousands of Liberian migrants to the United States and gave them a year to leave the country. It’s the latest of similar moves, after more than 250,000 Salvadorans, Haitians and Nicaraguans lost their protected status under an administration...
Russian businessman, Sergei Mavrodi, whose MMM pyramid scheme deprived millions of Russians of their savings in the 1990s, has died of a heart attack. Reports said the 62-year-old was rushed to a hospital late on March 25, following complaints of chest pain. He died several hours later. According to Moskovsky Komsomolets,...
British Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday expelled 23 diplomats and suspended high-level contacts with Russia including for the World Cup, saying her government found Moscow “culpable” of a nerve agent attack on a former spy. May said she would be pushing for a “robust international response” when the UN...