Category: World

Ex-Guinean minister arrested in US over $8.5m kickbacks

Guinea’s former Minister of Mines, Mahmoud Thiam, has been arrested in the United States for allegedly accepting kickbacks from two Chinese companies in exchange for...

US tech employees vow to fight Trump on surveillance

More than 200 employees of technology companies including Alphabet Inc’s Google, Twitter Inc and Salesforce have pledged to not help US President-elect Donald...

Investigators begin final sweep of MH370 search area

Investigators looking for debris of the missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 are making their last sweep of the search area in the Indian Ocean, Australian...

Zimbabwe holds first public interviews for Chief Justice

Zimbabwe held its first ever public interviews for the vacant post of Chief Justice on Tuesday. The public interviews was to reflect President Robert Mugabe’s reduced...

Merkel, Hollande want to extend Russia sanctions over Ukraine

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande said Tuesday they favour extending EU sanctions against Russia over the Ukraine conflict, ahead of...

Cristiano Ronaldo beats Lionel Messi to win Ballon d’Or 2016

Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo beat rival Lionel Messi to win the prestigious Ballon d’Or award for a fourth time. The 31-year-old is now one behind...

Ki-moon challenges Nigeria, others on war against corruption

The United Nations (UN) Secretary-General, Mr. Ban Ki-Moon, has advised countries of the world, including Nigeria to redouble their efforts towards eradicating...

Death toll after Turkey blasts rises to 44

A man lays flowers on a police vehicle as people pay their respects outside the Vodafone Arena football stadium in Istanbul on December 11, 2016, a day after twin...

After Trump row, China urges US to bar Taiwan leader

China has urged Washington to block Taiwan’s president from passing through the US, after reports said she may stop in New York for talks with Donald Trump’s team,...

US reassures China after Trump-Taiwan call

The White House says it has sought to reassure China after President-elect Donald Trump’s phone call with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen. The call last week sparked...