Following the closure of her shops by Ghanaian authorities, a Nigerian woman and a mother of three has committed suicide, the National Association of Nigerian Traders (NANTs), Ghana Chapter, reported in Abuja on Tuesday.
The wife of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has gone on trial for allegedly using state funds to fraudulently pay for hundreds of meals, part of a list of legal troubles facing the family.
The trial for Sara Netanyahu, that started on Sunday, will be the latest chapter in a saga intensely scrutinised in Israel but dismissed by the Netanyahus as another "absurd" attempt to discredit them.
The premier himself faces possible charges in separate corruption investigations, leading to speculation that he will eventually be forced to step down.
Sara was charged with fraud and breach of trust in June. Prosecutors accuse her of misusing state funds to pay for catered meals costing $100,000 by falsely declaring there were no cooks available at the premier's official residence.
From 2010 to 2013, she, her family and guests received "fraudulently from the state hundreds of prepared meals", the indictment read.
According to the charge sheet, the meals were ordered from a variety of well-known Jerusalem businesses, including an Italian restaurant, a Middle Eastern grill joint and a sushi establishment.
The trial, which could run for months, will be overseen by a panel of three judges due to the "public sensitivity" of the case.
It was originally scheduled to start in July but was postponed for reasons that were not made public.
Sara Netanyahu, aged 59 and a high-profile presence at her husband's side throughout his long tenure, has denied any wrongdoing.
Sara has previously been accused of pocketing cash from deposit refunds for empty bottles returned from the official residence.
She has also faced accusations of mistreating staff, and in 2016 a court awarded some $47,000 in damages to a former housekeeper who accused the couple of repeated workplace abuse.
All the allegations have been closely covered in the Israeli media. The Netanyahus have hit back, calling them grossly unfair smear attempts.
The prime minister faces a possible indictment in the months ahead. On Friday, police quizzed him for a 12th time as a suspect in various cases. Allegations against him include allegedly seeking a secret deal with the publisher of Israel's top-selling newspaper Yediot Aharonot to ensure positive coverage in return for pushing forward a law that would have limited the circulation of a rival.
Another case involves suspicions that the prime minister and his family received luxury gifts from wealthy individuals in exchange for financial or personal favours.
There is also an ongoing inquiry into the prime minister's ties with local telecoms giant Bezeq and its largest shareholder, Shaul Elovitch, according to Israeli media.
Turkey has concluded that a missing Saudi journalist was murdered by a special hit squad inside Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul. The prominent commentator was last seen entering the diplomatic mission.
The rising debt of African governments, including Ghana, is preventing the Japanese government to give financial assistance to the African private sector, the Director of African Affairs Development at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, Mr Shigeru Ushio has said.
Tens of thousands of people throughout the world will pursue their American dreams this month, now that the State Department has opened the annual green card lottery, also known as the diversity lottery.
Getting sleep on a plane is not automatic for everyone. But for some passengers on a South Airways (SAA) flight headed to Hong Kong from Johannesburg on Monday their sleep almost cost them their valuables.
The US Navy's Pacific Fleet has drawn up a classified proposal to carry out a global show of force as a warning to China and to demonstrate the US is prepared to deter and counter their military actions, according to several US defense officials.
One Kenyan and two Chadians have been arrested in Kenya's capital, Nairobi after they were found with more than 1bn Kenya shillings ($9.9m; £7.6m) in fake dollar and euro notes in their possession, police say.