‘Indians started retail shops in the Gold Coast, now Ghana, in 1891’

  Accra, Jan 27 (IANS) India might have established diplomatic relations with the West African state of Ghana 60 years ago but what is also true that Indian...

Aleppo evacuation stalled, emergency teams leaving: WHO

Geneva, Dec 17 (IANS) The evacuation of civilians and fighters from the Syrian city of Aleppo was stalled and medical NGOs were forced to leave the area...

Morocco among top 3 fastest growing reinsurance markets in Africa

Johannesburg, Dec 15 (IANS/MAP) Kenya, Nigeria and Morocco are the fastest growing reinsurance markets in Africa, driven by the size and diversity of their economies, according to...

Colombia approves fast-track application of peace deal with FARC

Bogota, Dec 14 (IANS) Colombia's Constitutional Court on Tuesday approved proposed fast track application of a peace deal reached between the government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces...

India-financed rail project to enhance connectivity in West Africa

Accra, Dec 1 (IANS) An India-financed $398 million railway project will push trade in eastern and northern Ghana and also open up landlocked countries in West Africa. Another...

4,700 migrants die attempting to reach Europe: IOM

Geneva, Nov 30 (IANS) Nearly 4,700 migrants and refugees have drowned crossing the Mediterranean Sea to reach Europe in 2016, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) said. "This...

Six Al-Shabaab militants killed in Somalia

Mogadishu, Nov 19 (IANS) Troops from the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), alongside the Somali National Army (SNA), on Friday killed six Al-Shabaab militants in an...

Egypt court revokes ousted President Morsi’s execution

Cairo, Nov 15 (IANS) An Egyptian court on Tuesday revoked the death sentence of ousted President Mohamed Morsi and ordered a retrial in a mass jailbreak case,...

Pope Francis offers private prayer at Auschwitz

Warsaw, July 29 (IANS) Pope Francis on Friday offered a private prayer at the former Nazi concentration and death camp at Auschwitz in Poland. He walked alone and...

Snared wild elephant dies of wounds in Cambodia jungle

Phnom Penh, July 25 (IANS) An endangered Asian elephant died in eastern Cambodia after sustaining a severe foot wound caused by a snare trap, officials said on...

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