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

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".

BBC News MagazineFri, Jul 15, 2016 Fri, Jul 15, 2016

What can Ghana teach South Africa about neocolonialism?

In 2011, the South African government announced a plan to create a 9.6-gigawatt nuclear energy programme. The project, they argued, would allow South Africa to diversify its energy sector, move away from coal-based energy production and boost economic growth.

But soon questions were raised about who this large-scale industrial project would ultimately benefit. Allegations have been made that public participation was being sidelined and that interested parties were colluding with the Russian government.

Al JazeeraMon, Apr 10, 2017 Mon, Apr 10, 2017

London attack: Theresa May says 'enough is enough' after seven killed

Theresa May has warned there has been “far too much tolerance of extremism” in the UK and promised to step up the fight against Islamist terrorism in the wake of the London Bridge attack, saying “enough is enough”.

The prime minister struck a sombre and serious tone as she spoke outside No 10 on Sunday morning after chairing a meeting of the Cobra committee following the attack in the centre of the capital that left seven dead.

The GuardianSun, Jun 4, 2017 Sun, Jun 4, 2017

Brexit talks 'will not consume EU', Angela Merkel warns Britain

EU leaders dismiss Theresa May’s offer on citizens’ rights as inadequate while summit seeks to focus on terrorism and defence

The German chancellor, Angela Merkel, has warned Theresa May that the EU will not allow itself to be consumed by the Brexit negotiations, as the British prime minister’s offer on citizens’ rights was dismissed by Europe’s leaders as vague and inadequate.

The GuardianFri, Jun 23, 2017 Fri, Jun 23, 2017

Reps oppose Ghana’s discriminatory policy against Nigerian businessmen

• May seek redress at ECOWAS court over mandatory $1m deposit

The House of Representatives yesterday expressed displeasure at a policy compelling Nigerians willing to do business in Ghana to make a deposit of $1 million in a bank account.

A victim of the policy, Mr. Seidu Franklynn during an interactive session with members of the Rita Orji-led House Committee on Diaspora said the law was another case of xenophobia against Nigerians doing lawful businesses in Ghana.

The GuardianWed, Nov 2, 2016 Wed, Nov 2, 2016

Brexit will blow £59bn hole in public finances, admits Hammond

Chancellor attempts to strike cautiously upbeat tone but OBR warns of extra borrowing over next five years

Philip Hammond conceded that Brexit will blow a £59bn black hole in the public finances over the next five years, as he outlined plans to boost investment in infrastructure and housing to equip the UK economy for life outside the EU.

The GuardianThu, Nov 24, 2016 Thu, Nov 24, 2016

Obama's final UN assembly address: 'At this moment we all face a choice'

US president sought to rally the morale of embattled liberal democracies at the summit, which is labouring under the shadow of resurgent east-west tensions

Barack Obama warned on Tuesday that the world faced a stark and urgent choice between striving for fairer open markets and democracies or falling prey to the lure of populist demagogues, xenophobia and division.

The GuardianTue, Sep 20, 2016 Tue, Sep 20, 2016

Obama and Trump put differences aside in first meeting at the White House

During a 90-minute private meeting, President Obama said the two discussed foreign and domestic policy and how to ensure a smooth handover of power

Donald Trump was accorded a chilly but deferential welcome at the White House on Thursday as the president-elect met with Barack Obama for a 90-minute private meeting in the Oval Office.

The GuardianThu, Nov 10, 2016 Thu, Nov 10, 2016

May: UK will remain at centre of EU decision-making until Brexit

Prime minister angers European leaders at first EU summit by saying Britain wants to maintain central role until it leaves

Theresa May has angered European leaders by telling her first EU summit that she expects Britain to be at the centre of European decision-making until Brexit takes place.

In a brief speech at the end of an EU dinner in Brussels, the prime minister said Britain wanted to continue to play a central role in meetings and decisions until it leaves the EU.

The GuardianFri, Oct 21, 2016 Fri, Oct 21, 2016

Hillary Clinton retains edge over Donald Trump in election's final sprint

Trump’s campaign says Clinton ‘hitting the panic button’ in blue states as candidates set out on whirlwind final 48 hours of bitterly fought election.

* What you need to know before voting Clinton or Trump

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are sprinting towards the finish line of the most bitter, divisive and fear-tainted US presidential election of modern times, with polls showing Clinton has the edge.

The GuardianSun, Nov 6, 2016 Sun, Nov 6, 2016

May defends EU plan as Corbyn accuses her of Brexit shambles

Being in or out of the EU customs union was “not a binary decision”, Theresa May said during a sometimes noisy prime minister’s questions dominated by the strategy for Brexit – or what her critics say is the lack of one.

May repeatedly insisted she and her ministers were devising a coherent plan for exiting the EU but would not share details before negotiations began.

The GuardianWed, Nov 16, 2016 Wed, Nov 16, 2016

Accra at 60: concrete heads and colonial questions in Ghana's capital

On this day 60 years ago, many of Ghana’s workers were given the day off. They flocked to central Accra, a city originally settled in the 15th century, to hear Kwame Nkrumah declare independence. Today, only parts of Nkrumah’s Accra remain – while rapid expansion and development is reshaping the city in ways that are causing excitement but also concern.

The GuardianMon, Mar 6, 2017 Tue, Mar 7, 2017

Airlines panic as Nigeria, Ghana run out of aviation fuel

Foreign airlines operating in Nigeria are panicking over current fuel shortage on the West African coast that may affect their operations especially as the Yuletide season beckons.

While Nigeria, which is the major market on the continent, is running short of supply to airlines, neighbouring Ghana that has lately become the aviation fuel hub for most airlines, is facing a similar challenge.

The GuardianMon, Dec 12, 2016 Mon, Dec 12, 2016

UK general election 2017 live: voting opens with final polls pointing to Tory win

All the news as the snap election gets under way, with last-minute polls still putting Theresa May’s Tories ahead of Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour

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The GuardianThu, Jun 8, 2017 Thu, Jun 8, 2017

UK's lack of negotiating experience may lead to 'very hard Brexit'

Britain’s four-decade membership of the EU has left it lacking experience in international negotiations, which will hamper it in trade talks and may lead to “a very hard Brexit”, Norway’s prime minister has said.

“We do feel that sometimes when we are discussing with Britain, that their speed is limited by the fact that it is such a long time since they have negotiated” on their own, Erna Solberg told Reuters at a meeting of Bavaria’s centre-right CSU party in Germany.

The GuardianThu, Jan 5, 2017 Thu, Jan 5, 2017

Article 50 'could be triggered on Tuesday' if Brexit bill passes

Theresa May could trigger article 50, the formal process for leaving the European Union, as early as Tuesday if the Brexit bill passes late on Monday, government sources say.

The legislation, which passed through the House of Commons unamended, is due to be debated by MPs on Monday. They will have to decide whether to accept a pair of amendments added by peers – on the rights of European Union citizens and granting parliament a meaningful vote at the end of the process.

The GuardianFri, Mar 10, 2017 Sat, Mar 11, 2017

An election day no one saw coming: how the 2016 campaign tore up the rule book

The election the world thought would never end at least began predictably – an hour and 50 minutes after the last one was over.

This was how long it took one presidential hopeful, Kentucky senator Rand Paul, to first start campaigning against Hillary Clinton when polling closed two years ago in the midterm elections. It was to prove almost the only thing that went to script. What happened next would change the certainties of American politics forever.

The GuardianTue, Nov 8, 2016 Tue, Nov 8, 2016

Atta Mills was hesitant about politics because he feared insults – Anyidoho

Deputy General Secretary of the ruling National Democratic Congress ( NDC), Koku Anyidoho has said although Late President, Prof. John Evans Atta Mills was passionate to leave a legacy in the political realm, he was as well reluctant being a politician.

” He agreed to become the running mate for President Rawlings reluctantly in 1996,” Anyidoho revealed on Anopa Kasapa on Kasapa 102.5 FM.

Kasapa fmonlineWed, Jul 20, 2016 Wed, Jul 20, 2016

Ghana Police Service identifies over 5000 flashpoints ahead of 2016 elections

The Ghana Police Service says it has identified over five thousand potential flash point in the forthcoming elections which must be managed to prevent any form of violence.

The Director General of the Police Criminal Investigations Department, Proper Kwame Ablorh made the observation on behalf of the Inspector General at a national Colloquium on peaceful elections organized by the Kofi Annan International Peace Keeping Training Centre (KAIPTC).

Kasapa fmonlineThu, Sep 8, 2016 Thu, Sep 8, 2016

Election 2016: Akufo Addo has minimized NPP’s chances of victory – Andrew Awuni

A former spokesperson for former President John Agyekum Kufour, Andrew Awuni says it will be “a big struggle” for the NPP to win power in the upcoming November polls.

Kasapa fmonlineThu, Mar 3, 2016 Thu, Mar 3, 2016