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March 14, 2017 5:36 AM Myanmar may be trying to 'expel' all Rohingya, UN special rapporteur says

The United Nations special rapporteur on human rights in Myanmar, Yanghee Lee, said a full purge could be the ultimate goal of the institutional persecution and horrific violence being perpetrated against the Rohingya. The evidence "indicates the government may be trying to expel the Rohingya population from the country altogether," Lee told the UN rights 12

March 13, 2017 11:15 PM The Latest: Panel says it could subpoena wiretap evidence

The House intelligence committee says it could resort to subpoenaing the Justice Department if it fails to answer its request for any evidence that President Donald Trump was wiretapped during the election. The committee set Monday as the deadline for getting the information, but the Justice Department says it needs more time. The committee now says it wants 45

March 13, 2017 1:55 PM New Accra Mayor races against time to prevent flooding

The new Mayor of Accra has promised to vigorously pursue a better waste management strategy as a medium to long term measure in preventing floods in the capital. Nii Adjei Sowah is considering recycling Accra's waste in what he says is the modern approach to dealing with the huge volumes of waste produced. He has a little under two months to attempt 8

March 13, 2017 10:00 AM Urgent action is needed to save the ruling party from itself. Radebe

Party policy head honcho Jeff Radebe has made a pretty grim, but refreshingly honest assessment of the ANC's prospects and the party needs to take heed. As part of its policy discussion documents – there are nine altogether – released in the run-up to the party’s June/July conference; the ANC has had to look introspectively ahead of what will be a tipping 7

March 13, 2017 9:00 AM Battle to liberate Mosul from ISIS gains ground

Expected victory by Iraqi forces will signal beginning of the end for militants in Iraq "We had to live under their rules. We lived in fear," Fahad said. "If we didn't do what they wanted, they would kill us." When ISIS seized Mosul in June, 2014, its lightning-fast victory made the world take notice of the jihadists, who until then had been regarded 17

March 13, 2017 7:47 AM I’LL BE MAN OF MY WORDS

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has given a firm assurance that the New Patriotic Party government under his watch will honour the promises made to Ghanaians in the party’s 2016 Manifesto in the lead up to the general elections. The President added that his government would do all it takes to uplift the lives of Ghanaians, stressing: “I want all Ghanaians 29

March 12, 2017 7:53 PM Return of President Buhari: Prospect for a new beginning

It is inexorable and imperative to welcome his excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari (GCFR) back to the Federal Republic of Nigeria. I particularly wish to welcome you back to the country from your vacation and medical “tourism” that lasted about forty days and nights in the United Kingdom. Your coming back to Nigeria has finally put to rest speculations 19

March 12, 2017 9:18 AM Nigerian president returns with few answers after mysterious 7-week absence

Muhammadu Buhari, 74, says he needs to rest and his deputy is still in charge for now Picture this hypothetical scenario: it's mid-January and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau travels to the U.K. without any fanfare. Officials in Ottawa announce in a press release that he has left for a 10-day holiday, and while in London he'll "undergo routine medical 9

March 12, 2017 8:21 AM Clashes erupt as Dutch expel Turkish minister

Dutch riot police have clashed with protesters in Rotterdam, amid a diplomatic row that saw a Turkish minister escorted out of the country. Water cannon and police on horseback were used to disperse about 1,000 people outside the Turkish consulate. The minister was trying to win support among expatriates for a referendum on expanding Turkish presidential 16

March 12, 2017 5:54 AM Turkey referendum: Dutch expel Erdogan's minister amid protests

Dutch riot police have used water cannons and horses to disperse protesters outside the Turkish consulate in Rotterdam, as the city expelled a Turkish minister. More than 1,000 people had gathered outside the building as the diplomatic row between the two nations escalated. Turkey's family minister was denied access to the consulate, and later escorted 11