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Akufo-Addo Meets Gnassingbe Over Togo Crisis

Ghana’s President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo has disclosed that his government is very concerned about developments in neighbouring Togo. According to Mr. Akufo-Addo, efforts are being made to ensure that calm is restored in the tiny West African country. Addressing Chiefs of Aflao at the Flagstaff House when they …

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We couldn’t swallow Bawumia in 2016 – Solomon Nkansah

The National Democratic Congress (NDC)’s Communications Officer says the past government’s pathetic response to attacks by political opponents robbed it of victory in the 2016 polls. Solomon Nkansah said Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia’s reputation as an economist was bolstered last year because the NDC was not able to raise …

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Clinton team ‘funded’ Trump dirty dossier

US President Donald Trump has seized on reports that Hillary Clinton’s team bankrolled a sleazy dossier of allegations linking him to Russia. Unfounded claims that Mr Trump had been filmed with prostitutes in a Moscow hotel surfaced in the closing stretch of last year’s White House race. Mrs Clinton’s presidential …

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US wiped Raqqa off map, says Russia

Russia has accused the US-led coalition of bombing the Syrian city of Raqqa “off the face of the earth” during the fight against so-called Islamic State. Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) took Raqqa last week and on Sunday said they had taken Syria’s largest oilfield. Pictures suggest much of Raqqa is …

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Togo forces fire on protesters, seven wounded

Security forces in Togo fired bullets and teargas on Thursday, wounding at least seven people as they sought to break up violent protests against the 50-year ruling family dynasty in the West African banking and transport hub. Activists have been demonstrating since August against President Faure Gnassingbe’s refusal to give …

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China’s Communist Party congress begins in Beijing

China’s biggest political event, the Communist Party congress, has begun in Beijing under tight security. Party leader and Chinese president Xi Jinping is addressing more than 2,000 delegates in the capital. The closed-door summit, which takes place once every five years, determines who rules China and the country’s direction for …

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Trump drug czar nominee accused of hindering opioid crackdown

Pennsylvania congressman Tom Marino pushed a bill that reportedly stripped a government agency of the ability to freeze suspicious painkiller shipments. His co-sponsor on the act was Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee. Both their states have been ravaged by opioids. Experts estimate the drugs could kill 500,000 Americans in the next …

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Boko Haram convicts ‘jailed for eight years’

About 20 people have so been found guilty in Nigeria for involvement with the Islamist militant Boko Haram group at closed-door trials taking place at a military facility in Kainji in north-central Niger state, a source has told the BBC. They have been sentenced to between five and eight years …

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Trump goes rogue, even by his standards

Even by the hyperactive standards of Donald Trump, it was a wild weekend. While most of the country settled in for a Columbus Day holiday break, Trump orchestrated a cacophony of threats, offered dark warnings of military action and waged bitter political feuds on multiple fronts. No one, not his …

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