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Ghana is first to complete mechanisms for African passport – Zuma

Dr. Nkosazana Zuma – AU Chair

Ghanaians would wince, roll their eyes and suck their teeth when they hear Ghana is first of the 54 countries of the African Union (AU) to report back to the AU that it has completed mechanisms for the use of the continental passport proposed by the organisation.

Acquiring a passport in Ghana has become a case of a camel passing through the eye of a needle.


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Nice attack: 50 people 'between life and death', says Hollande

Map of Nice

Map of Nice

Map of Nice

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Fifty people injured in the Bastille Day attack in Nice are in a critical condition "between life and death", President Francois Hollande has said.

At least 84 people died, including more than 10 children, after a lorry crushed them along 2km (1.2 miles) of the Promenade des Anglais on Thursday.

The driver, named by sources as French-Tunisian Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel, 31, was shot dead by police.
Guns and a grenade found inside the lorry were reported to be fakes.

President Hollande, who is in Nice, said the attack was of "an undeniable terrorist nature".


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Theresa May officially appointed British prime minister

Theresa May

* Theresa May is appointed Britain's prime minister by Queen Elizabeth following David Cameron's official resignation on July 13th
* Boris Johnson made foreign secretary, Philip Hammond chancellor

Theresa May has been appointed the UK’s second female Prime Minister in a private audience with the Queen at which she was invited to form a Government.


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Ghana Begins Visa On Arrival For African Union Nationals

Ghana has started a visa-on-arrival scheme at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) for all African Union Nationals whose countries do not have a visa-free agreement with the country, the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) has said in Accra.

“All AU nationals affected by the policy who arrive in the country must have a passport, valid for at least three months from the date of entry; they must have a return ticket or evidence of onward travel; they must show evidence of sufficient funds and proof of accommodation before they are granted visas.


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UK report slams Iraq war; Blair says he acted in good faith

British former Prime Minister Tony Blair holds a press conference at Admiralty House, London, after retired civil servant John Chilcot presented The Iraq Inquiry Report on Wednesday, July 6, 2016. Blair said he takes full responsibility for the decision and that the British military and civil service are not to blame for the problems that developed after the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003. (Stefan Rousseau/Pool via AP)

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Tony Blair led Britain into an unsuccessful war in Iraq through a mix of flawed intelligence, "wholly inadequate" planning and an exaggerated sense of the U.K.'s ability to influence the United States, according to a damning official report on the conflict that was published Wednesday.


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