Incoming UN Secretary-General Pledges Reform
At the ceremony, Guterres said he would reposition development at the centre of the UN’s work and ensure that the UN can change to effectively meet the myriad challenges facing the international community.
Jammeh ‘Should Step Down Now’, Gambia President-Elect Demands
Barrow is due to welcome a heavyweight delegation of African heads of state and UN representatives Tuesday to persuade Jammeh to go, which he said gave him confidence he would soon take power.
Tycoon Lands IMF Boss Lagarde On Trial In France
IMF boss Christine Lagarde is on trial in France over a massive state payout to a flamboyant tycoon when she was finance minister in a case that risks tarnishing her stellar career.
Bill English Is New Zealand’s New Prime Minister
The centre-right National Party caucus unanimously backed English at a meeting on Monday morning. A few hours later, he travelled to Government House in Wellington to officially take over.
US Intelligence: Russia Helped Trump Win Election
A report in the New York Times shows the agencies had "high confidence" about Russian involvement in hacking. Also, a CIA assessment reported by the Washington Post made similar findings.
Crisis Looms As Gambia President Rejects Election Results
The Gambian leader Jammeh has called for a fresh vote, a week after conceding defeat to opposition leader Adama Barrow in the country's presidential elections.
US Wants Action On Zaria Clashes White Paper
The United States Government on Friday called on the Nigerian Government to expedite action on the recommendation of the White Paper on last year’s clashes in Zaria, Kaduna State.
Muslim Asylum Seekers Convert To Christianity In Germany
An increasing number of Muslim asylum seekers in Germany are beginning to convert to Christianity, with different reasons being put forward for their conversion.
Ghana Election: President Mahama Aims to ‘Make Ghana Proud’
Local media reports say Ghana’s President John Mahama aims to make the country proud regardless of the final outcome of Wednesday’s election.
South Korea Lawmakers Impeach President Geun-hye
The lawmakers cast 234 votes to 56, meaning some members of Ms Park's ruling Saenuri party voted to impeach her, the BBC reports.
Anxious Moment In Ghana As Citizens Await Election Results
A wave of anxiety is travelling through the minds of Ghanaians as they await the results of a nail-biting presidential election tainted by sporadic outbreaks of violence.
Ghana Election: Opposition Tells President To Concede Defeat
Ghana’s main opposition party has called on President John Mahama to concede defeat, stating that it has a strong lead in Wednesday's presidential election.
UN: Substantial Successes Recorded Against Boko Haram
The fight against terror group Boko Haram has been substantially successful, François Fall, the acting Head of UN Regional Office for Central Africa, has said.
Obama Makes Farewell Calls To US Allies
Outgoing U.S. President Barack Obama has commenced farewell phone calls to world leaders who are U.S. allies during his eight-year presidency.
Trump Boasts Of Having Attracted $50bn Foreign Investment At Victory Rally
US president-elect, Donald Trump, embarked Tuesday on the second leg of an unorthodox 'victory tour', promising tough policies to put the US economy first.
Ghanaians Vote In Tight Presidential Race
Ghanaians will decide on Wednesday who will be their next president for another four years as President John Mahama seeks another term in an election expected to be closely contested.
Indonesia Quake Kills 52 People, Says Official
Fifty-two people have died following Wednesday's 6.5-magnitude earthquake that struck the northern province of Aceh in Indonesia, officials have said.
British Prime Minister Faces Rebellion Over Brexit Plans
British Prime Minister Theresa May could see up to 40 lawmakers from her conservative party also demanding she publish her plan for Brexit before starting negotiations.
Obama Mourns As Oakland Fire Death Toll Reaches 36
U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday, mourned victims of the Oakland warehouse fire disaster that has claimed at least 36 lives, describing the incident as devastating.
China Chides Trump, Says America May Pay For Diplomatic Naivety
Donald Trump is a "diplomatic rookie" who must learn not to cross Beijing on issues like trade and Taiwan, Chinese state media said Tuesday.