World

  • August 31, 2020

    How the...

    The US remains the country hardest-hit by the pandemic with more than 5.96 million cases and 182,779 deaths. Despite the rising number of cases, most people who contract the virus only suffer mild symptoms before making a recovery [Mohammed Salem/Reuters]   Global coronavirus cases surged past 25 million on Sunday,...

  • August 31, 2020

    Almost 400...

    Italian coastguard evacuated 49 people but almost 400 others rescued in the Mediterranean are still waiting. Standoffs over refugees and migrants rescued in the central Mediterranean have been playing out for years, with Italy and Malta usually reluctant to welcome them [Santi Palacios/AP Photo]   Nearly 400 refugees and migrants...

  • August 31, 2020

    Bigirimana missing...

    On International Day of the Disappeared, experts describe the plight of those who have gone missing and their families. Jean Bigirimana reported for Iwacu, described as one of Burundi’s last independent media organisations [Courtesy of Iwacu]   The last time Jean Bigirimana’s family saw or heard from him was 1,500 days...

  • August 31, 2020

    Live Sudan...

    State media says Sudan Revolutionary Front alliance from Darfur and southern states inks agreement with government. About 300,000 people have been killed in Darfur since rebels took up arms there in 2003, according to the United Nations [File: Nabil Hasan/AFP]   Sudan’s main rebel alliance has agreed on a peace...

  • August 30, 2020

    Protest in...

    Leaked fuel from a Japanese tanker fouled protected wetlands area and small island that was bird and wildlife sanctuary. Residents and environmentalists have demanded investigations into why the ship strayed miles off course [Reuters]   Honking and drumming, hundreds of people are protesting in the capital of Mauritius over the...

  • August 30, 2020

    Tanzania’s Magufuli...

    Incumbent leader promises economic growth in address marking launch of his re-election campaign. John Magufuli (C) waves as he arrives to give a speech during the official launch of the party’s campaign for the October general election [Ericky Boniphace/AFP]   Tanzanian President John Magufuli has pledged to improve the economy and complete...

  • August 30, 2020

    Libya: GNA’s...

    Salah Eddine al-Namrush confirmed as defence minister while General Mohammad Ali al-Haddad has been named army chief. Appointments came days after al-Sarraj announced a government reshuffle in response to growing popular discontent in Tripoli and other Libyan cities [File: Claudio Peri/EPA]   The head of Libya’s internationally recognised government has...

  • August 30, 2020

    Tracking Africa’s...

    Experts warn fragile healthcare systems in many nations could be overwhelmed in the face of a severe COVID-19 outbreak. Most countries on the continent have put in place restrictions to prevent the spread of the virus [Afolabi Sotunde/Reuters]   The outbreak of the new coronavirus has reached every nation in...

  • August 29, 2020

    Madagascar jailbreak...

    The United Nations human rights office has said it is “very concerned” by the fatal shooting of 22 inmates in a mass prison breakout in Madagascar and pressed for a thorough investigation. Dozens of prisoners attacked guards with rocks and a stolen gun on Sunday as they tried to escape...

  • August 29, 2020

    W African...

    ECOWAS demands return to civilian rule and elections within 12 months as they considered sanctions over military coup. Mali’s West African neighbours say sanctions they imposed over the coup were needed to stamp out ‘disease’ of military takeovers [File: John Kalapo/Getty Images]   Mali’s West African neighbours have told the...

  • August 29, 2020

    Anger in...

    Family calls for accountability as 16-year-old boy with Down’s syndrome dies after he was allegedly shot by police. South Africa’s Police Minister Bheki Cele listens to residents angry over the killing, in Mitchells Plain, near Cape Town, South Africa [Nic Bothma/EPA]   Johannesburg, South Africa – Residents in the South African...

  • August 29, 2020

    Cyprus sold...

    Leaked documents show Cyprus passport scheme allowed political figures ‘vulnerable to corruption’ to buy EU citizenship. A huge leak of confidential Cypriot government documents obtained by Al Jazeera’s Investigative Unit called The Cyprus Papers reveals that dozens of high-level officials and their families bought so-called “golden passports” from Cyprus between late 2017...

  • August 28, 2020

    Jacob Blake...

    Jacob Blake, who was paralysed from the waist down after police shot him, has been released from handcuffs in hospital. Jacob Blake Sr, father of Jacob Blake, speaks during the March on Washington at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC [Jacquelyn Martin-Pool/Getty Images/AFP]   An attorney representing Jacob Blake, the...

  • August 28, 2020

    Live US...

    Pentagon says use of missiles, military exercises in disputed sea are destabilising and violate 2002 Code of Conduct. China displays the DF-21D anti-ship ballistic missile during a military parade in Tiananmen Square [File: Wu Hong/EPA]   The US Defense Department said on Thursday that Chinese test launches of ballistic missiles...

  • August 28, 2020

    Mauritius says...

    But environmentalists seek explanation for the deaths of 27 dolphins following an oil spill from a Japanese ship. Dead dolphins that washed up in Mauritius near the site of an oil spill have so far been found to have wounds on their bodies but no trace of oil, preliminary autopsy...

  • August 28, 2020

    Ivory Coast...

    Pascal Affi N’Guessan and Henri Konan Bedie oppose incumbent President Ouattara’s decision to run for a third term. Two main opposition leaders in Ivory Coast, who pose the strongest threat to incumbent President Alassane Ouattara, have filed their names to become official candidates for their parties ahead of October elections....

  • August 28, 2020

    ‘Extremely poor’...

    Mercy Baguma and her infant child were said to have relied on food from friends and charities. Photo Credit: Mirror.co.uk Mercy Baguma, a Ugandan asylum seeker in Scotland, was found dead lying beside what has been described as her malnourished baby in her flat in Glasgow. Baguma was discovered on Saturday, August 22...

  • August 27, 2020

    Egypt prosecution...

    The nine men include seven who have fled the country and are on an airport watchlist, authorities say. Egypt’s public prosecution is seeking the arrest of nine suspects accused of gang-raping a woman, including seven who have fled the country. The rape allegedly took place six years ago at a...

  • August 27, 2020

    Ivory Coast:...

    Former president residing in Belgium has not made any public statement about whether he wishes to run again. Supporters of former Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo, who lives in Belgium after being acquitted of war crimes by the International Criminal Court (ICC) last year, have said they will file his candidacy...

  • August 27, 2020

    EU freezes...

    EU official says missions in Mali have been frozen as they were designed to support ‘legitimate national authorities’. The European Union has suspended its training missions in Mali after a military coup last week removed President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita from power, according to bloc officials. The two missions training Mali’s...

  • August 27, 2020

    Egypt prosecution...

    The nine men include seven who have fled the country and are on an airport watchlist, authorities say. The alleged assault took place at the five-star Fairmont Nile City hotel in Cairo in 2014 where a group of six men drugged and raped a young woman, according to several social...

  • August 26, 2020

    It’s now...

    Legal amendment comes as school closures due to COVID-19 raise fears of a rise in sexual abuse and unwanted pregnancies. In 2018, 12.5 percent of school dropouts stopped attending classes due to pregnancy or marriage reasons – almost all of them girls, according to the Ministry of Primary and Secondary...

  • August 26, 2020

    Teens killed...

    At least seven killed as security forces used ‘excessive, unlawful force’ in tackling lockdown breaches, watchdog says. Most of the victims were teenagers allegedly shot dead by police and army officers, who either fired at them directly or hit the boys accidentally [File: Osvaldo Silva/AFP]   Amnesty International has said...

  • August 26, 2020

    Sudan and...

    African nations say they would strive to reach a ‘successful conclusion’ to talks over the $4bn hydropower dam. Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed being welcomed by his Sudanese counterpart Abdalla Hamdok at Khartoum airport [Anadolu]   Ethiopia and Sudan have said they would make every effort to reach a deal...

  • August 26, 2020

    ‘A momentous...

    Experts hail public health achievement, urge vigilance over existing threat posed by polio vaccine-derived outbreaks. A health worker administers a vaccine to a child during a vaccination campaign against polio at Hotoro-Kudu, in the Nassarawa district of Kano in northwest Nigeria [File: Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP]   Health authorities have declared...

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