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UK terror threat level raised to critical

The UK terror threat level has been raised to its highest level of "critical", meaning further attacks may be imminent, Theresa May has said. Military personnel will now be deployed to protect key sites as a result of the new threat level. Meanwhile, the mother of Olivia Campbell said her daughter died in Monday night's Manchester bombing, which killed 22 and injured 59. Writing on Facebook, she paid tribut ...

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UN boss condemns Manchester terror attack

UN Secretary General António Guterres has condemned Monday night’s terror attack in Manchester, UK. The May 22 attack killed 22 people and injured 59. “My heart is with people of Manchester & all victims of terrorism. We must stand together against violence and bring perpetrators to justice,” Mr Guterres said in a tweet. The attack occurred when a man armed with an improvised bomb killed at least 22 peo ...

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Akufo-Addo visits Sierra Leone

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has left Ghana for Sierra Leone for a day’s visit. The visit to Sierra Leone is part of Nana Akufo-Addo’s ECOWAS tour. While in Sierra Leone, Mr Akufo-Addo will hold bilateral talks with his counterpart Ernest Bai Koroma and seek to deepen Ghana’s bilateral relations with the West African country. He is also expected to meet and interact with Ghanaians in Sierra Leone. ...

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[Video]: Pastor talks to ‘God’ on phone during service

A pastor has claimed to have a direct phone number to heaven, after a video of him talking on the phone during a church service emerged. “I actually have a direct line which I can call Him on and get instructions on how to proceed,” Pastor Paul Sanyangore of Victory World International has been quoted as saying. In the video, the pastor can be seen holding his cell phone and responding to God’s questions, h ...

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Ghana must dominate Ecowas market: Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has indicated that his government is committed to ensuring that Ghanaian businesses flourish to dominate markets within the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). According to him, Ghanaian businesses are respected in the ECOWAS sub-region, hence individual businesses must be urged to take advantage of that respect to penetrate the market. In a speech read ...

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Trump in Israel amid tight security

US President Donald Trump is visiting Israel and the Palestinian territories, as he continues his first foreign trip. He flew in from Saudi Arabia, a key US ally, where he gave a speech to Arab and Muslim leaders at a summit. Mr Trump will hold talks with both Israeli and Palestinian leaders during the course of his two-day stop. The president has called an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement "the ultimate ...

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N Korea fires unidentified projectile

North Korea has fired an "unidentified projectile," according to South Korea's military. "North Korea fired an unidentified projectile from a site this afternoon from the vicinity of Pukchang in Pyeongannam-do (South Pyongan Province)," the Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement reported by the Yonhap news agency. The area, which is the location of a military airport, is north of the capital Pyongyang. E ...

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Trump to give speech on Islam in Saudi

US President Donald Trump is expected to underline the need to confront extremism in Islam when he makes a speech in Saudi Arabia later on Sunday. His address, to a summit of regional leaders, will come on the second day of his first presidential trip abroad. It is expected he will attempt to strike a collaborative tone in attempts to bolster support for the US fight against Islamic State (IS) militants. On ...

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Ghana, Cape Verde collaborate to boost fisheries, tourism

Ghana and Cape Verde have resolved to begin the process of developing stronger ties between themselves, as well as exploring areas of co-operation to the mutual benefits of their peoples. At the very beginning, Ghana is to deepen cooperation in the areas of fisheries and tourism, for which Cape Verde is noted, through the sharing of expertise and best practices. This came to the fore at a meeting between th ...

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