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-Steve Ovirih Gambian President Adama Barrow has appointed a new cabinet, replacing the country’s vice-president and key ministers, the government spokesperson, Ebrima Sankareh, announced on state TV on Wednesday. Alieu Badara Joof, a former education minister, has been named the new vice-president, replacing Dr Isatou Touray. Eleven ministers were retained in the new 23-member cabinet […]

-Steve Ovirih A police officer in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh has been arrested for allegedly raping a 13-year-old girl who went to the police to report she had been gang raped. A criminal case has been registered against him and he has been suspended, a senior police official said. The girl alleged […]

-Steve Ovirih New ways of putting pressure on Russia will be on the agenda when Boris Johnson meets with his Japanese counterpart on Thursday. The UK prime minister and Fumio Kishida are also set to agree on a new defence partnership between the two countries. The reciprocal access agreement will allow British and Japanese forces […]

-Steve Ovirih About seven journalists have been killed in Ukraine, while many are targeted and facing unprecedented danger while performing their duty since Russia launched its attack. Latest UN data indicates that since the Russia invasion on February 14, seven journalists were confirmed killed in Ukraine; the last time so many media professionals were killed […]

-Steve Ovirih Gen Sir John McColl said the UK was “not delivering” on a pledge to help Afghans under threat from the Taliban after working with the British. The ex-Army boss said hundreds eligible to come to the UK were still in hiding. The Ministry of Defence said more than 9,000 Afghans and their dependants […]

-Steve Ovirih South Africa’s judiciary has invited public comments on the suitability of of the next deputy chief justice after the president nominated Justice Mandisa Maya. Justice Maya is the first black woman nominee for the position. In a statement, the Judicial Service Commission said the judge had accepted the nomination by President Cyril Ramaphosa. […]

-Steve Ovirih Former President, Goodluck Jonathan has described late Umaru Musa Yar’ Adua as a good man whose type is hard to find. Jonathan stated this on Thursday in a statement to mark the 12-year remembrance of the former president who died in 2010. According to Jonathan, the legacy of Yar’ Adua would always be […]

-Steve Ovirih The UN Secretary General António Guterres is due to meet the Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari, and government officials in the capital, Abuja, later on Wednesday. Mr Guterres is on a field trip in Borno state, where he is visiting UN agencies and humanitarian groups who have been helping thousands of families who fled […]

-Steve Ovirih The AU has not yet released the number of casualties in the attack at the base, which is some 130km (80 miles) north-east of the capital, Mogadishu. But Al-Shabab militants claimed to have killed more than 170 soldiers and taken complete control of the AU base. This has not been independently confirmed. In […]

-Steve Ovirih The Supreme Court and Chief Justice John Roberts put out rare, written statements Tuesday to address the leak of a draft opinion showing the panel’s conservative majority of justices is poised to overturn nearly 50 years of established abortion rights — sparking outrage across the country. The statement on behalf of the court […]

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