World

  • January 20, 2021

    Zimbabwe’s foreign...

    Sibusiso Moyo, who became the face of the 2017 coup against then-President Robert Mugabe, died at a hospital in Harare. Moyo was appointed foreign affairs minister after President Emmerson Mnangagwa took power with military backing [Philimon Bulawayo/Reuters] Zimbabwe’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Sibusiso Moyo has died from COVID-19, the government...

  • January 20, 2021

    Kamala Harris...

    Kamala Harris sworn in as vice president. Photo: WFAA-TV Vice President Kamala Harris took the oath of office in a historic ceremony Wednesday, becoming the first woman, first Black American and first South Asian American to hold the office. The daughter of an Indian mother and a Jamaican father, Harris...

  • January 20, 2021

    How should...

    President Donald Trump addressing African leaders in Washington in 2018. Photo Credit: Brendan Smialowski Quadrennially, African countries take stock of what has transpired between individual countries and the continent as a collective on one hand, and the United States on the other during the administration of some American president. The outgoing man...

  • January 20, 2021

    Uganda accuses...

    US Ambassador Natalie E Brown was stopped from visiting Bobi Wine who is effectively under house arrest. Uganda’s government accused the United States of trying to “subvert” last week’s presidential elections after the US ambassador attempted to visit opposition leader Bobi Wine, who has been under house arrest. US Ambassador...

  • January 20, 2021

    IMF working...

    The move comes after Sudan’s designation as a state sponsor of terrorism was dropped after nearly 30 years. The ‘state sponsor of terrorism’ designation had limited Sudan’s ability to receive aid [File: Fredrik Lerneryd/Bloomberg] The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is working “very intensively” with Sudan to build the conditions for...

  • January 20, 2021

    In war-weary...

    Concerns grow as surge in fighting forces more than 100,000 people from their homes in a country already reeling from years of insecurity. Aid groups warn that the violence is exacerbating CAR’s humanitarian crisis [File: Jack Losh/Al Jazeera] To the east, thousands have crossed the border to escape new attacks;...

  • January 20, 2021

    Nigeria’s Burna...

    Burna Boy is the only Nigerian and African artiste on the playlist. Photo: Burna Boy Nigerian superstar Burna Boy seems to be a favorite in the White House. In 2019, he made the playlist of former U.S. President Barack Obama and then that of Michelle Obama in 2020. Now, the musician’s hit...

  • January 19, 2021

    FUTA deputy...

    A Deputy Registrar of the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA) Ondo State, Dr Amos Arijesuyo, has been killed by suspected bandits. He was attacked by the armed bandits while driving in his personal vehicle along the Ilesa-Akure road, on Sunday night, January 17. A statement by the Deputy Director,...

  • January 19, 2021

    More than...

    Tribal clashes in Sudan’s Darfur region have killed at least 48 people in the latest bout of violence, according to state media. “The death toll from militia attacks in al-Geneina yesterday reached 48,” the SUNA news agency said on Sunday, referring to the capital of West Darfur state and quoting...

  • January 18, 2021

    Policeman, One...

      Men of the Rivers State Police Command have arrested two including one of its personnel identified as Sergeant Ibrahim Odege for allegedly involving in armed robbery in Port Harcourt. State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Nnamdi Omoni, a Superintendent of Police (SP), disclosed this to newsmen on Saturday, January...

  • January 18, 2021

    South Africa...

    Hospitals overrun as infections spiral, prompting authorities to tighten coronavirus restrictions. A health worker checks the temperature of an elderly patient at the emergency entrance of the Steve Biko Academic Hospital in Pretoria [File: Themba Hadebe/AP Photo] Johannesburg, South Africa – South Africa’s health services are buckling under the strain of...

  • January 18, 2021

    Gunmen Kidnap,...

    Rev. Father John Gbakaan Yaji, a Catholic Priest of the Diocese of Minna, has allegedly been kidnapped and killed by unknown gunmen suspected to be bandits in Tufa village along Lambata-Lapai road in Niger State. WITHIN NIGERIA gathered that Rev. father Yaji was abducted on Friday night in Tufa village...

  • January 18, 2021

    What next...

    Opposition leaders reject election results as longtime President Yoweri Museveni says government will not tolerate ‘riots’. Bobi Wine wore a bulletproof vest and helmet in the weeks before the vote [Baz Ratner/Reuters] Uganda’s longtime President Yoweri Museveni has secured a sixth term in office that will take his reign into...

  • January 17, 2021

    Armed group...

    Residents, government troops flee as an armed group overran a town in Nigeria’s Borno state in an attack claimed by ISIL. Government troops and hundreds of residents have been forced to flee after an armed group overran a town and captured a military base in northeast Nigeria’s Borno state in...

  • January 17, 2021

    Uganda: Yoweri...

    Uganda’s long-time President Yoweri Museveni has been re-elected, electoral officials say, amid accusations of vote rigging by his main rival Bobi Wine. Mr Museveni won almost 59% of the vote, with Bobi Wine trailing with about 35%, the Electoral Commission said. Bobi Wine, a former pop star, earlier vowed to...

  • January 16, 2021

    Covid: UK...

    The UK is to close all travel corridors from Monday morning to “protect against the risk of as yet unidentified new strains” of Covid, the PM has said. Anyone flying into the country from overseas will have to show proof of a negative Covid test before setting off. It comes...

  • January 16, 2021

    Nigeria warns...

    Nigerian authorities recently announced they hope to vaccinate 40 percent of the population in 2021. Nigerian authorities have warned against fake coronavirus vaccines in the country where 10 million real doses of the shots are expected to arrive in March. “There are reports of fake vaccines in Nigeria,” Director General...

  • January 16, 2021

    What is...

    Skirmishes have increased in the past two months over the fertile al-Fashaga region. Ethiopia and Sudan are warning each other against worsening a historic border dispute. They have fought over the fertile al-Fashaga region for a century. Although Ethiopians have long settled there, Sudan says it is part of its...

  • January 16, 2021

    2 people...

    Two people sustained severe bullet wounds with one severally stabbed as two cult groups clashed in Bomadi, headquarters of Bomadi local government area of Delta state. The incident occurred last night under the Bomadi Bridgehead, popularly called Underbridge or NPA, which is a beehive with beer parlours, restaurants as well...

  • January 15, 2021

    Protests erupt...

    Mohamud Mohammed Hassan died hours after he was released from police custody. His family allege he was assaulted while in jail — Photo via Lee Jasper Blog The police in Wales are investigating the death of a 24-year-old Black man who died hours after he was released from custody following his arrest...

  • January 15, 2021

    Vote count...

    Longtime President Yoweri Museveni faces a strong challenge from pop star-turned-opposition leader Bobi Wine as he seeks a sixth term. Electoral commission officials start to count ballot papers for the presidential election at a polling centre in Kampala, Uganda, on January 14, 2021 [Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP] Polls have closed and vote...

  • January 15, 2021

    In Pictures:...

    Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic, is tense a day after armed rebels launched a coordinated attack. During a lull in the fighting, people come to collect information and assess the situation. Some fled towards the city centre, but many stayed hidden in their homes during the fighting....

  • January 14, 2021

    Why is...

    The territorial dispute between Venezuela and Guyana goes back to 1899. Photo Credit: Bram Ebus for the International Crisis Group At the beginning of the 19th century, the American foreign policy known as the Monroe Doctrine proved to be an elixir for the sovereign ambitions of newly-found countries in South America which...

  • January 14, 2021

    Tigray: Ethiopian...

    Former foreign minister among three prominent TPLF officials killed after refusing to surrender, government says. Seyoum Mesfin was Ethiopia’s foreign minister for nearly two decades [File: Tiksa Negeri/Reuters] Ethiopia says its forces have killed three members of the conflict-hit Tigray region’s former ruling party, including ex-Ethiopian Foreign Minister Seyoum Mesfin....

  • January 14, 2021

    The one-time...

    Khalid Abdul Muhammad, national chairman of the New Black Panther Party, is flanked by two uniformed secret service officers in front of the Israeli embassy in Washington Oct. 14, 2000. (AP Photo/Ron Thomas) Throughout his life, Khalid Abdul Muhammad was tagged as a “racist hatemonger” and “anti-Semite” but to his...

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