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20 children die in Niger school blaze

At least 20 children have died after they became trapped in a fire at a school in Niger's capital, Niamey. It started late on Tuesday afternoon when the children were in lessons, many in straw-hut classrooms. The flames blocked the school...

Daunte Wright shooting: Police resignations fail to ease unrest over death

The resignations of a police chief and of an officer who shot dead a black motorist in Minnesota have failed to end unrest over Sunday's killing. Chief Tim Gannon and Officer Kim Potter have quit the Brooklyn Center force. Mrs Potter...

Louisiana ship capsize: Search for survivors from ‘lift’ vessel

Rescuers are searching for missing crew members of a large commercial vessel after it capsized off the US state of Louisiana. There were reportedly 18 people on board, and on Wednesday the US Coast Guard said it had so far...

Japan to release contaminated Fukushima water into sea after treatment

Japan will release more than 1 million tonnes of contaminated water from the destroyed Fukushima nuclear plant into the sea, the government said on Tuesday, a move China called “extremely irresponsible”, while South Korea summoned Tokyo’s ambassador in Seoul...

Covid-19: US health authorities call for pause in Johnson & Johnson vaccine

US health authorities are calling for a pause in the use of the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine, after reports of extremely rare blood clotting cases. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said it was acting "out of an abundance...

Muslims begin holy month of Ramadan amidst Covid restrictions

Muslims across Africa will today begin observing the holy fasting month of Ramadan. For the second year, restrictions are in force in some countries during the month. Many countries, including Egypt, have banned congregational prayers in mosques. Tunisian Prime Minister, Hichem...

Daunte Wright shooting by police in Minnesota ‘accidental’

The fatal shooting of a black man by a police officer in the US city of Brooklyn Center in Minnesota was an accident, the police chief has said. Daunte Wright, 20, was shot after the officer meant to use a...

Alibaba accepts record China fine and vows to change

Chinese tech giant Alibaba said on Monday that it accepted a record penalty imposed by the country's anti-monopoly regulator. Regulators slapped a $2.8bn fine after a probe determined that it had abused its market position for years. The fine amounts to...

Ghana’s farmers eye sweet success from chocolate

There is a lot of money in chocolate but the producers of the raw material see very little of it. Last year the retail industry was worth $107bn (£78bn), according to one projection, but Ghana - the world's second largest...

Minneapolis: Daunte Wright killing by police near city sparks unrest

Tear gas has been fired and a curfew imposed amid angry protests after police fatally shot a black man in a traffic stop in the US city of Brooklyn Center, just north of Minneapolis. The man has been identified by...

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Police grab National Security imposter at Enchi

The Western North Regional Police Command in collaboration with the National Security Operatives in the Region have arrested a...

Institute for Energy Security projects reduction in diesel price

The Institute for Energy Security (IES) is projecting a reduction in the price of diesel on the domestic market during the second pricing window. Petrol...

29-year-old trader gets 20-year jail term for robbing IMF Country Director

An Accra Circuit Court has sentenced a 29-year-old trader to 20 years imprisonment for pulling a machete on the Country Director of the International...

No recruitment tension at Foreign Affairs Ministry – Director

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration has denied claims of tension brewing within the ministry as a result of "inappropriate recruitment, promotion...

“National Consensus must promote responsible viable small-scale mining” – President Akufo-Addo

“Out of this maiden consultative dialogue, I hope we will build a national consensus around a national policy on small scale mining, that promotes...