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October 21, 2017 8:04 AM Crime down but misery persists one year since Calais camp evacuation

Calais (France) (AFP) - For Fabien Sudry, a senior state official in the port of Calais, the evacuation of the squalid "Jungle" migrant camp 12 months ago has changed the lives of security forces and locals. The number of nightly break-ins into trucks heading for Britain has been divided by three, while intrusions at the tunnel linking France and Britain 1

October 21, 2017 2:50 AM Africapitalism And Amazing Tony Elumelu

And one of such people is Tony Elumelu, the self appointed champion of AFRICAPITALISM -Afrocentric entrepreneurship aimed at stimulating economic growth towards the elimination of poverty in the continent of Africa. The banker turned entrepreneur through his HEIRS holding-a diversified conglomerate, has in the past three years been leveraging on his philanthropic 3

October 20, 2017 8:00 PM French left-wing firebrand quotes Thatcher in EU cash claim

French leftist firebrand Jean-Luc Melenchon on Friday quoted former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in denouncing France's contributions to the European Union, saying: "I want my money back". The leader of the hard left party France Unbowed -- a fierce critic of the EU -- used his Youtube channel to rhighlight criticisms he had made in the National 1

October 14, 2017 2:00 PM Iranians fear economic hardship, but united against Trump

ANKARA (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump’s hardened stance towards Iran evoked a mixture of indifference and national pride among Iranians on Saturday but many were concerned about economic hardship should a multinational nuclear deal unravel. In a major shift in U.S. foreign policy, Trump said on Friday he might ultimately terminate the 2015 agreement 5

October 14, 2017 2:00 PM Trump's Wrecking Ball Aims at Iran Accord

His decision to undermine the nuclear deal could trigger a showdown In a bombshell announcement Friday, President Trump all but exploded the landmark 2015 accord that froze Iran's nuclear research program. Though he stopped short of canceling it outright, he declared that unless America's allies and Congress work with him to renegotiate it – something 7

October 13, 2017 10:43 PM Iran nuclear deal: Donald Trump 'decertifies' 2015 pact

Congress has 60 days to decide whether to restore sanctions on Iran, a move that could unravel historic nuclear accord. US President Donald Trump has refused to certify Iran's compliance with a landmark 2015 deal curtailing Tehran's nuclear programme in exchange for sanctions relief. Trump - who opposed the agreement between Iran and world powers, including 5

October 12, 2017 5:23 AM Togo Opposition Set for Renewed Round of Anti-Government Demonstrations

Gnassingbe administration fails to assuage mass discontent amid calls for the president’s resignation and major constitutional reform Togolese officials have reportedly issued restrictions on planned demonstrations scheduled to begin October 18. These actions, which have spread broadly across the West African state in recent months, have been a source 9

October 11, 2017 4:16 AM Kenyatta: Elections will go ahead despite opposition leader’s withdrawal

The poll pitting President Uhuru Kenyatta against opposition leader Raila Odinga must be held by the end of October, according to a Supreme Court ruling. NAIROBI – Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said on Tuesday that a re-run of August’s nullified presidential election would go ahead as planned on 26 October after opposition leader Raila Odinga said he was withdrawing 2

October 10, 2017 9:01 PM Kenya Opposition Leader Demanded a New Vote. Now, He’s Left the Race

With Mr. Odinga’s withdrawal, the judiciary will decide once again what happens next. The court could allow just one candidate, the incumbent, Preisident Uhuru Kenyatta, to run on his own, handing him an absolute victory. Or it could open the vote to weaker candidates who had initially run, also likely resulting in a victory for the president. Or the judges 10

October 7, 2017 1:44 PM 13-year-old girl becomes one of Ghana's youngest university students

A 13-year-old girl has been admitted into Ghana’s Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in the Ashanti Regional capital Kumasi where she is the youngest student ever accepted. Ruth Ama Gyan-Darkwa, who will be studying for a BSc degree in Mathematics, was born on May 29, 2004. She lives in Kumasi with her family at a bungalow in the high school 4