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October 2, 2018 9:00 PM Melania Trump begins Africa tour to promote health

US First Lady Melania Trump visited a hospital in Ghana’s capital, Accra, at the start of her solo trip that will see her visit four African countries. She was welcomed by traditional dancers and drummers at the airport but the public reaction has been low key. The tour, which also takes in Kenya, Malawi and Egypt, will focus on promoting health and education 66

October 2, 2018 12:02 PM US First Lady Melania Trump touches down in Africa

Melania Trump on Tuesday arrived in Ghana on the first leg of her maiden, solo tour of Africa that has been billed as a chance to carve her own diplomatic path. The US first lady stepped off an overnight flight from Andrews Airforce Base near Washington and onto a red carpet at Accra's Kotoka International Airport. She was met by her Ghanaian counterpart 63

November 2, 2017 3:29 AM A Year of Donald Trump: Key moments

Delivered on the steps of the Capitol, Trump's grim-toned inauguration speech depicted America as an economic basket case overrun by crime, street gangs and other blight, and attacked the politicians standing by him on the podium as pampered opportunists who prospered in government while everyday people missed out. Trump pledged to stop "this American 277

October 31, 2017 1:21 PM World set to bust global warming goal, but U.N. cool on threat from Trump

GENEVA (Reuters) - Greenhouse gas emissions are on course to be about 30 percent above the 2030 global target, but there are signs of a move away from fossil fuels that not even U.S. President Donald Trump can stop, the United Nations said on Tuesday. Trump has announced he will pull out of the Paris climate agreement under which 195 countries pledged 59

October 30, 2017 10:09 PM America's wars are ‘spreading more chaos’ in Africa

South Sudan's President Salva Kiir (right) and Ugandan President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni attend the opening of the National Dialogue committee in Juba, South Sudan May 22, 2017. (Reuters photo) BLOOMBERG VIEW: The Indonesian military killed as many as 1 million suspected communists in the mid-1960s, paving the path for a dictator, Suharto, who ruled the country 70

October 30, 2017 5:55 PM WANJAU: Credible poll drives economic growth

The country is deeply split along two major political formations, the Jubilee Party and the National Super Alliance (Nasa), which continue to do battle on the national electoral front, with serious ramifications for the citizens. Indeed, Jubilee under President Uhuru Kenyatta and Nasa, which is led by Mr Raila Odinga, each garnered nearly half of all the votes 62

October 29, 2017 7:34 AM Has the West abandoned Raila for calling street protests?

Diplomats, including British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson and EU president Jean-Claude Juncker, urged the NASA leader to rejoin the race but he refused to budge. The last two weeks have been a diplomatic nightmare for National Super Alliance (NASA) leader Raila Odinga as he seemed to lose his allies in the West. But the writing has been on the wall since 49

October 29, 2017 7:28 AM Hillary Clinton marks painful date with Twitter quip

By AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE, Washington, United States, Oct 29 – Hillary Clinton got a reminder that exactly one year ago, then FBI director James Comey said he was re-opening a probe into her emails. “Oh is that today?” the former Democratic presidential candidate quipped on Twitter late Saturday, in response to a post by election forecaster Nate Silver 58

October 22, 2017 4:22 AM Taliban strikes on Afghan bases a ‘show of strength’ against Trump

By AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE, Kabul, Afghanistan, Oct 22 – A spate of deadly Taliban attacks targeting Afghan forces this week was a show of strength against Donald Trump’s new strategy, and signalled a push to strike security bases rather than cities, analysts said. In three of the four ambushes since Tuesday, militants used bomb-laden Humvees to blast their 53

October 21, 2017 9:04 PM Uhuru, Raila hidden cards as date with destiny approaches

It will be a week of long knives as Jubilee and NASA prepare to unleash the trump cards they have been hiding all along in the race to capture the country’s political power beneath each other’s feet. In what is expected to be a tense political week, each side is marshaling its supporters, lawyers and strategists for a final duel that may change the course 48