Zimbabwe: Robert Mugabe’s Fate Hung in the Balance
2017-11-17 04:19:43 UTC
HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s fate hung in the balance on Friday as he apparently resisted efforts to make him step down following a seizure of power by the army, until this week a key pillar of his 37-year-rule.
The United States, a longtime critic of Mugabe over all...
Zimbabwe: Military appears to prevent Mugabe’s wife from succeeding him
2017-11-15 18:50:18 UTC
ZIMBABWE/ HARARE (Reuters) — Military seized the state broadcaster and a general appeared on television to announce the takeover. But it has avoided calling the move a coup.
Armored vehicles blocked roads to the main government offices, parliament and the courts in central Harare, while taxis ...
Zimbabwe military seized power, Robert Mugabe Arrested
2017-11-15 19:18:51 UTC
ZIMBABWE/ HARARE (Reuters) — Zimbabwe’s military said it had seized power in a targeted assault on “criminals” around President Robert Mugabe who were causing social and economic suffering, but gave assurances the 93-year-old leader and his family were “safe and sound”.
Zimbabwean soldiers and...
Mugabe’s wife sued a man for not delivering a $1.35 million wedding anniversary ring
2017-10-18 16:52:27 UTC
HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s wife Grace has sued a Belgium-based businessman for failing to deliver a $1.35 million ring she ordered for a wedding anniversary, state media reported on Wednesday.
Grace, 52, an influential figure in Mugabe’s ruling ZANU-PF party and se...
Chad, a U.S. Counterterrorism Ally, Included in Travel Ban
2017-09-27 04:15:49 UTC
Is Chad “an important and valuable counterterrorism partner of the United States” or is it a nation that “does not adequately share public-safety and terrorism-related information”? Both, according to the White House proclamation that listed the central African country among seven nations [whose ...
Kenyan President Calls For Peace
2017-09-01 16:52:58 UTC
NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya’s president Uhuru Kenyatta said on Friday he disagreed with a Supreme Court ruling that nullified his win in last month’s presidential election, but that he would respect the decision and urged citizens to do the same.
“The court has made its decision. We respect it. ...
Court Nullifies Kenya Presidental Vote: Kenyatta Respects Decision
2017-09-01 15:33:26 UTC
NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya’s Supreme Court on Friday nullified President Uhuru Kenyatta’s election win citing irregularities and ordered a new poll within 60 days, a rare move in Africa where judicial power is often seen as an extension of government.
The ruling, broadcast to a stunned nation o...
UN Reports on Venezuelan 'repressive policy'
2017-08-30 14:14:28 UTC
30 August 2017 – Extensive human rights violations and abuses have been committed in the wake of anti-Government protests in Venezuela and point to “the existence of a policy to repress political dissent and instill fear in the population to curb demonstrations,” a report by the United Nations hu...
More than 300 people killed in Sierra Leone mudslide
2017-08-14 16:01:50 UTC
FREETOWN (Reuters) - By Christo Johnson
More than 300 people were killed when a mudslide struck the outskirts of Sierra Leone's capital Freetown on Monday, sweeping away homes.
The Red Cross said at least 205 bodies had been taken to the central morgue in Freetown. Police and military perso...
Rwanda's Paul Kagame wins 3th presidential term with 98% of the vote
2017-08-05 06:47:48 UTC
With more than 80 percent of the results tallied there is no major change expected when the final results are announced later on Saturday. President Paul Kagame earned the expected victory over two little-known rivals. His win extends his time in office to 17 years.
"We think that at this lev...
Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe: There is no one with my political stature to replace me
2017-07-29 16:04:49 UTC
CHINHOYI, Zimbabwe (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe on Saturday said he was not stepping down nor dying and that there was no one with his political stature who could immediately take over from him.
The 93-year-old leader has been in charge in the former British colony since inde...
African immigrants in Germany help refugees to integrate
2017-07-21 06:52:17 UTC
<blockquote><h2>How African migrants are turning the tide for refugees in Germany</h2><h3><i>There's hardly anyone more qualified to help migrants and refugees new to Germany than former newcomers themselves. This is the premise of AfricanTide, an organization that runs a refugee shelter and mult...
Death toll from cholera outbreak in Yemen rises to 1,500
2017-07-03 06:06:50 UTC
The death toll from a major cholera outbreak in Yemen has risen to 1,500, Nevio Zagaria, the World Health Organization's (WHO) representative in Yemen, said on Saturday, and appealed for more help to put an end to the epidemic.
Yemen has been devastated by a 27-month war between a Saudi-led co...
Merkel's Plan is a Miracle for Africa
2017-06-14 05:08:30 UTC
Alpha Conde, head of the African Union and Guinean president, nudged German Chancellor Angela Merkel conspiratorially: yet another of his African counterparts had just described the so-called "Marshall Plan" for Africa, laid out by German Development Minister Gerd Müller, as the "Merkel Plan."
Controversial study: The evolutionary lineage arose in Africa?
2017-05-23 07:10:13 UTC
Fossils from Greece and Bulgaria of an ape-like creature that lived 7.2 million years ago may fundamentally alter the understanding of human origins, casting doubt on the view that the evolutionary lineage that led to people arose in Africa.
Scientists said on Monday the creature, known as Gra...
Zimbabwe: Robert Mugabe Rivals Ally To Challenge President
2017-04-19 17:24:17 UTC
HARARE — Two of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's chief rivals said on Wednesday they were allying to deny the 93-year-old another term in office.
Morgan Tsvangirai, 65, who was Zimbabwe's prime minister in an uneasy coalition government with Mugabe from 2009 until 2013, said he and Joice M...
World’s Top Executioners 2016: China, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Pakistan
2017-04-11 07:57:07 UTC
<h2>The Death penalty in 2016: Facts and figures</h2>
At least 1,032 people were executed in 23 countries in 2016. In 2015 Amnesty International recorded 1,634 executions in 25 countries worldwide - a historical s...
Senegalese troops enter The Gambia to back Adama Barrow as president as strongman Jammeh refuses to stand down
2017-01-19 20:53:31 UTC
Senegalese troops enter The Gambia to back Adama Barrow as president as strongman Jammeh refuses to stand down.
By Tim Cocks and Emma Farge | BANJUL/DAKAR
Senegalese troops entered neighboring Gambia on Thursday, an army spokesman said, as part of regional effort to support its new Pres...
Hijacked Libyan plane lands in Malta with 118 people aboard
2016-12-23 12:22:34 UTC
(Reuters) - An airliner on an internal flight in Libya was hijacked by a man claiming to have a hand grenade on Friday and diverted to Malta, where it landed with 118 people on board.
The hijacker told crew he was "pro-Gaddafi" and that he was willing to let all 111 passengers leave the Airbus...
Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced to six years in prison
2016-07-06 08:51:30 UTC
Update - Judge Masipa has sentenced Oscar Pistorius to six years’ imprisonment for the murder of Reeva Steenkamp.
The state had called for him to receive no less than the prescribed minimum 15-year sentence for murder.
She said there were “substantial and compelling reasons” to deviate from...
Terror in Burkina Faso: 126 people rescued, 20 people have died
2016-01-16 08:51:11 UTC
Breaking News: Operation at hotel in Burkina Faso capital ends; 126 hostages freed: security minister
At least 20 people died and others were taken hostage when suspected Islamist gunmen stormed a hotel in the capital of Burkina Faso and al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) has claimed r...
Oscar Pistorius verdict changed to murder
2015-12-03 09:37:59 UTC
Oscar Pistorius is currently under house arrest after spending one year of his original five-year sentence in jail.
Pistorius will have to return to court to be re-sentenced, for murder.
He killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in February 2013 after shooting her four times through a locked...
Top Islamist 'killed' in US strike
2015-06-15 08:29:51 UTC
A veteran Islamist militant blamed for a deadly attack on an Algerian gas field and who ran smuggling routes across North Africa has been killed in a U.S. air strike inside Libya, Libya's government said on Sunday.
The recognized government said the strike had killed Mokhtar Belmokhtar, an Alg...
Oscar Pistorius to be released on parole
2015-06-09 08:09:52 UTC
(Reuters) - Opinion in South Africa is sharply divided over reports that Olympic and Paralympic track star, Oscar Pistorius will be released from prison on parole in August, after serving 10 months of a five-year sentence for the culpable homicide of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Rudi Bakhtier ...
Up to 400 migrants die in boat capsize off Libya
2015-04-15 05:42:26 UTC
Rome (AFP) - Up to 400 illegal migrants died after their vessel capsized off the Libyan coast on Sunday, said survivors who were brought to Italy, where tension is mounting over a surge in boat arrivals from North Africa.
The Italian coastguard on Monday said they had managed to rescue 144 of ...