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March 16, 2018 7:47 AM Israel court suspends plan to deport African migrants

Israel’s supreme court has suspended a controversial government plan to deport tens of thousands of African migrants who entered the country illegally. It gave the state until 26 March to provide more information on the plan. In January, the migrants – mostly from Eritrea and Sudan – were offered $3,500 (£2,510) and a plane ticket to leave Israel voluntarily 103

March 14, 2018 6:51 AM Ghana to partner Nigeria to fight crime

The government of Ghana has indicated that it will join forces with its neighbor Nigeria to deal with the evolving security threat within the West African Sub-region. There have been recent reports of terrorist attacks and other security concerns in countries such as Mali, Nigeria and Cote d’Ivoire. Ghana’s Minister of State in Charge of National Security 130

February 20, 2018 12:18 PM Meteorological Agency warns of imminent rainstorm

The Ghana Meteorological Agency has warned of an imminent rainstorm, likely to hit parts of the country today [Tuesday] February 20, 2018. Some of the places likely to experience heavy downpours according to the Agency include Aflao, Ada, Keta, Accra, Tema and Madina. The rest are Cape Coast, Saltpond, Mankessim in the Central Region and Sekondi, Takoradi 65

February 10, 2018 2:37 PM Venezuelans rush to the border as Colombia tightens controls

Thousands of Venezuelans have rushed to border crossings with Colombia after Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos announced a tightening of controls. Only those who have registered for a special border card or can produce a passport will be able to cross. They fear it will become more difficult for them to enter Colombia once the measures are fully 80

February 4, 2018 8:02 AM Mexico finds nearly 200 migrants hidden in cramped lorry

Nearly 200 undocumented migrants from Central America have been found hidden in a lorry without food or water in north-eastern Mexico. The men, women and children were found crammed into the bottom of the lorry in Tamaulipas state just south of the Texas border, officials said. They had travelled from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador and were bound 67

February 3, 2018 4:30 PM Syria war: Outcry over ‘mutilated’ female Kurdish fighter

Kurds in Syria have reacted furiously to videos showing Turkish-backed rebels abusing the body of a female Kurdish fighter killed in battle. Barin Kobani was part of all-female unit challenging a Turkish-led offensive in north-west Syria. Kurdish officials accused fighters allied with Turkey of “playing with her corpse” and mutilating it. Last month 64

November 4, 2017 9:03 AM Donald Trump embarks on marathon tour of Asia

US President Donald Trump has embarked on an 11-day trip to Asia during which he will visit Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines. The trip comes at a time of heightened tensions with North Korea over its nuclear programme and missile tests. Mr Trump is expected to show a united front with South Korea and Japan while pressing China to take a stronger 93

October 31, 2017 2:03 PM Nana Addo ‘Secretly’ Meets Togo's President

President Nana Addo held a closed-door meeting with Togo’s President , Faure Gnassingbe some ten days ago, over the political crisis in that country. The President, who revealed this, said the meeting was aimed at bringing the current crisis in Togo to a closure. The President disclosed this today [Monday], at a meeting with chiefs and elders of Aflao 86

October 31, 2017 1:31 PM Too many police check points on Ghana’s international roads

The Director of Tema Port, Mr. Edward Osei, has bemoaned the very high number of police check points on the Tema/Paga road. He said this on Monday during the official launching of the second borderless road show in Ghana organized by the Ghana Shippers Authority (GSA), and the Borderless Alliance at the forecourt of Black Star Line, Tema. The programme 104

October 31, 2017 12:22 AM Akufo-Addo reveals secret meeting with Faure over Togo crisis

President Nana Akufo-Addo has revealed he has held a secret meeting with President Faure Gnassingbe of Togo to resolve the political crisis in the Francophone country. “The Togolese President came to see me in Tamale ten days ago, and we are talking to see how we can bring this crisis to a closure and bring stability back to Togo. It is in our interest 55