• Biden, Kenya’s Ruto urge global leaders to ease debt for developing world

    Biden, Kenya’s Ruto urge global leaders to ease debt for developing world

    President Joe Biden is rolling out the red carpet for Kenyan President William Ruto with the first state visit to the United States by an African leader in more than 15 years. Ruto and his wife, Rachel Ruto, arrived at the White House on Thursday morning for a pomp-filled ceremony aimed at recognising the growing […]

  • Yaoundé: Students use Biya’s 20th May appearance to protest

    Yaoundé: Students use Biya’s 20th May appearance to protest

    Students in Cameroon used a rare public appearance of Paul Biya, the 91-year-old president, during the country’s 52nd National Day celebrations, to protest about the poor state of the higher education sector and to call for reforms. Unable to channel their grievances to the head of state because of administrative blockages and his reduced mobility […]

  • Biden welcomes Kenya’s leader as US under pressure in Africa

    Biden welcomes Kenya’s leader as US under pressure in Africa

    Kenyan President William Ruto will become the first African leader in more than 15 years to make an official state visit to the US. This is an opportunity for President Joe Biden to demonstrate commitment to Africa at a time when Washington appears to be playing catch-up in its engagement with the continent. But relations […]

  • Ireland, Norway, Spain move to recognise state of Palestine

    Ireland, Norway, Spain move to recognise state of Palestine

    Norway, Ireland and Spain announced on Wednesday that they will recognise a Palestinian state from May 28, sparking fury from Israel and delight from Palestinian leaders. The news came as Israeli tanks advanced to the edge of a crowded district in the heart of Rafah during one of the most intense nights of bombardment since […]

  • Football: Atalanta wins UEFA Europa League after beating Bayer Leverkusen 3-0

    Football: Atalanta wins UEFA Europa League after beating Bayer Leverkusen 3-0

    Ademola Lookman scored a stunning hat-trick as Atalanta ended Bayer Leverkusen’s 51-match unbeaten run to win the Europa League final 3-0 on Wednesday and claim their first trophy for 61 years. Lookman became the first player to score a hat-trick in a European final since 1975 to secure Atalanta’s first ever continental trophy. “One of […]

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