World

  • July 23, 2021

    South Africa...

      The government says deaths from days of violence revised up to 79 in Gauteng province and 258 in KwaZulu-Natal. Rioting in South Africa this month has claimed 337 lives, the government said on Thursday, marking a further jump in the death toll from the 276 announced the previous day....

  • July 23, 2021

    Tanzanian opposition...

      Chadema chairman Freeman Mbowe and 15 other members were rounded up in a crackdown denounced as a throwback to the oppressive rule of the country’s late leader. Tanzania’s main opposition party has said that its leader and other members will be charged with “terrorism” after being arrested in a sweeping midnight...

  • July 21, 2021

    The insurrection...

      Over the last 11 days, South Africa has been engulfed by the worst unrest and mass violence since the end of apartheid. While things have settled into an uneasy calm as the military patrol the worst-hit areas, the nation remains anxious and fearful. Speaking to the country last Thursday...

  • July 21, 2021

    Mali interim...

      Assimi Goita targeted in an attempted stabbing attack after Eid al-Adha prayers at the Grand Mosque in Bamako. Mali’s interim President Assimi Goita has been targeted in an attempted stabbing attack after Eid al-Adha prayers at the Grand Mosque in the capital, Bamako, his office said. “The attacker was immediately overpowered...

  • July 20, 2021

    Oklahoma’s ‘most...

    Lorraine Graves was arrested. Photo: Tulsa Police Facebook An Oklahoma woman is behind bars after commenting on a police department’s Facebook post about her being an accessory to murder, authorities said. Each week, the Tulsa Police Department makes a Facebook post about their ‘Most Wanted’ fugitive of the week. On...

  • July 20, 2021

    ‘Bandits’ shoot...

    Intense gunfire from bandits caused a Nigerian fighter jet to crash in northwestern Zamfara state, but the pilot survived by ejecting from the aircraft. Nigeria’s air force said Monday the crash occurred on Sunday as the Alpha jet, a light attack aircraft, was returning to base from a mission on...

  • July 20, 2021

    ‘Still looking...

      Civil unrest hits communities rife with informal settlements, inadequate housing, and inhumane living conditions. As teenagers, Thabani and Thobani Mlwando would wake up in their two-room house before dawn every day to help their mother cultivate yams and sweet potatoes that she would sell in town. They lived from...

  • July 19, 2021

    Bandits Attack...

    Thirteen policemen and three others have been killed by bandits in an attack on Kurar Mota community in the Bungudu Local Government Area of Zamfara State. WITHIN NIGERIA gathered that the incident occurred on Sunday when the assailants invaded a police formation and gunned down officers on duty. A resident...

  • July 19, 2021

    Gunmen kidnap...

      Assailants also destroyed equipment belonging to Chinese and Mauritanian construction companies. Gunmen have abducted three Chinese nationals and two Mauritanians from a construction site in southwestern Mali, according to the country’s armed forces. The assailants stormed the site 55km (34 miles) from the town of Kwala on Saturday, and...

  • July 19, 2021

    South Africa’s...

      The ANC has failed to dismantle the oppressive economic structures of apartheid and as a result, people are losing faith in democracy. At the 47th G7 summit held in the United Kingdom in June, South Africa was the only African country to be invited. In an interview held on...

  • July 15, 2021

    Suspected ritualist...

    The Osun State Police Command has paraded a 38-year old suspected ritualist for the unlawful possession of a human skull and 12 other criminals for various crimes. Parading the suspect before newsmen, the state commissioner of police, Wale Olokode, said the suspected ritualist, Semiu Oyewo was arrested on 7th July by...

  • July 14, 2021

    South Africa...

    The death toll in South Africa has risen to 72, after violence engulfed parts of the country after the jailing of former President Jacob Zuma. This includes 10 people killed in a stampede during looting on Monday night at a shopping centre in Soweto. The BBC filmed a baby being...

  • July 13, 2021

    A look...

    Photo: www.press.et Dating back to the 15th century, coffee arguably originated from Ethiopia. With some notable myths tracing its discovery and consumption to the Horn of Africa nation, one can confidently say its cultivation, as well as its brewing, is intertwined with some centuries-old African customs and traditions. Popular legend has it that...

  • July 13, 2021

    South Africa...

    Police said six people have been killed and more than 200 arrested in protests and looting since last week [Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters] President Ramaphosa says the violence that has left six dead is unprecedented in post-apartheid South Africa. The South African military said it was deploying soldiers in two provinces, including...

  • July 13, 2021

    Rebels claim...

    Conflict erupted in Tigray eight months ago after Ethiopia’s government sent forces to quell a rebellion [File: Baz Ratner/Reuters] TPLF on Monday said Tigrayan forces controlled Korem, a town 170 kilometers (105 miles) south of the region’s capital Mekelle. Forces from Ethiopia’s northern restive Tigray region said on Monday that...

  • July 12, 2021

    Ethiopia’s Abiy...

      Ethiopian PM has prevailed in his first electoral contest, but there is little to celebrate given the country’s dire state, analysts say. After months of setbacks – including being twice delayed – Ethiopia has had its election. Originally scheduled for August 2020, it was postponed until June 5 due...

  • July 12, 2021

    US team...

    A US delegation is due to visit Haiti to assess the security situation there following last week’s assassination of President Jovenel Moïse. The team will also meet three Haitian politicians. each of whom is claiming to be the country’s legitimate leader. Mr Moïse, 53, was killed at his Port-au-Prince residence...

  • July 11, 2021

    After battlefield...

    Questions loom over the next phase of a devastating conflict that has left civilians at risk of famine. The capture of Tigray’s capital, Mekelle, by Ethiopian forces in late November was depicted by the government in Addis Ababa as the finishing blow to forces loyal to the northern region’s former...

  • July 11, 2021

    France to...

      President Emmanuel Macron tells the G5 summit that France will reduce its force to 2,500 to 3,000 troops over the long term. France will soon begin reshaping its military presence in the Sahel region of West Africa and will ultimately halve it, President Emmanuel Macron has said. Macron announced...

  • July 11, 2021

    Violence erupts...

      Police make 28 arrests on charges including public violence, burglary, and contravention of COVID-19 restrictions. South African police have arrested 28 people and one of the country’s biggest highways remained closed over violent protests against the imprisonment of former President Jacob Zuma. Protests erupted this week in parts of...

  • July 10, 2021

    COVID-19: Deadly...

    The virulent and highly transmissible Delta COVID-19 variant has been detected in Nigeria. The development was confirmed by Nigeria’s disease-fighting agency, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) this week. 1st News reports that the NCDC made this known in a statement released to the media last night. Equally important, the...

  • July 10, 2021

    Kiir pledges...

    President vows not to return the country to war as the world’s youngest nation marks 10 years of independence with little to celebrate. South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir, in a speech marking 10 years since independence, has pledged not to return the country to war. At midnight on July 9, 2011,...

  • July 10, 2021

    3-year-old Nigerian...

    A 3-year-old Nigerian preschooler, as well as three others, have been arrested and detained in Sylhet, Bangladesh, over illegal migration. All of them have been accused of illegally entering Bangladesh from India. They were apprehended near the Tamabil land port on Thursday morning, July 8. This is after an intelligence...

  • July 9, 2021

    South Sudan...

      Ten years after becoming the world’s youngest nation, war-torn South Sudan mired in instability and faced a deteriorating humanitarian crisis. Friday marks 10 years since South Sudan gained independence to become the world’s youngest nation – yet few citizens are rejoicing. Over the past 10 years, the oil-rich country...

  • July 9, 2021

    DSS Arrests...

    It has been revealed that one of the five first-time worshippers who were arrested by Department of State Services (DSS) operatives at the Dunamis International Gospel Centre, Abuja, last Sunday, Samuel Gabriel Iwatonaiye is a blind young man. According to SaharaReporters, Iwatonaiye was manhandled by the church officials before being...

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