World

  • September 23, 2019

    Burundi accuses...

    Bishops raised the alarm over efforts to ‘suffocate and assault’ some political parties ahead of the 2020 election. Burundi has been engulfed by violence since a controversial 2015 election [File: Jerome Delay/AP] Catholic bishops in Burundi came under fire from authorities for “spitting venomous hatred” over a  message read out in churches denouncing intolerance...

  • September 23, 2019

    Thomas Cook...

    Thomas Cook has collapsed after last-minute negotiations aimed at saving the 178-year-old holiday firm failed. The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said the tour operator had “ceased trading with immediate effect”. It has also triggered the biggest ever peacetime repatriation, aimed at bringing more than 150,000 British holidaymakers home. Peter...

  • September 23, 2019

    Will the...

    Corruption allegations against Abdel Fattah el-Sisi are triggering rare demonstrations. Protests are rare in today’s Egypt. President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has stifled dissent ever since he deposed his predecessor Mohamed Morsi in a military coup six years ago. However, a government ban on protests has been defied in several cities over the past two nights. On Saturday, dozens...

  • September 23, 2019

    Tanzania not...

    East African country yet to comment on WHO rebuke, but had previously told UN health agency it had no cases of Ebola. The current Ebola outbreak, the second deadliest in history, has claimed the lives of more than 2,000 people [File: Samuel Mambo/Reuters] The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued a rare...

  • September 23, 2019

    ‘Howdy, Modi!’:...

    US president joins 50,000 Narendra Modi supporters in Texas as thousands hold counter-protest outside the venue. US President Donald Trump has joined a rally in Texas to welcome Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is visiting the United States – a rare mass showing for a foreign leader on the American soil despite trade tensions between the two countries....

  • September 22, 2019

    Cambodia’s lifeline...

    Dams, low rainfall and changing climate blamed for decline in river’s fortunes amid worries about crucial food supply. With more than 100 dams along the Mekong or its tributaries, fish migration is blocked [FILE/Kith Serey/EPA] Phnom Penh, Cambodia – As world leaders meet in New York from Monday to discuss the...

  • September 22, 2019

    DR Congo...

    Vaccine made by US-based firm Johnson & Johnson to be deployed as Ebola continues to surge, DRC health officials say. A vaccine produced by US pharmaceutical giant Merck has been administered to more than 220,000 people since the DRC’s Ebola epidemic erupted in August 2018 [File: Sam Mednick/AP] Health authorities...

  • September 22, 2019

    Planet SOS:...

    the jungles of French Guiana to Somalia and New York, we look at the issues behind the crisis facing our planet. As millions of people across the world take to the streets calling for action against climate change, Planet SOS speaks to some of the protesters who are taking part,...

  • September 21, 2019

    Fighting al-Shabab:...

    Somali government officials say this elite force is comprised of soldiers from almost all of Somalia’s tribes and clans. The number of US soldiers in Somalia has increased under President Donald Trump. One of their jobs involves training a local group to become an elite force to take on al-Shabab fighters. Al Jazeera gets a first-hand look...

  • September 21, 2019

    Thousands march...

    Demonstrators reject call by powerful army chief to hold presidential election by December and demand his removal. For the 31st straight week, the protesters made their presence felt in Algiers [AFP] Tens of thousands of protesters have taken to the streets of the Algerian capital in defiance of a heavy security presence...

  • September 21, 2019

    Zimbabwe’s currency...

    The Zimdollar started melting down two weeks ago, and it’s getting worse. Zimbabwe is in the grips of a worsening economic crisis marked by soaring inflation, stagnant wages and shortages of fuel and other essentials [File: Philimon Bulawayo/Reuters] Harare, Zimbabwe – The Zimbabwean dollar is collapsing against the United States dollar on the country’s...

  • September 21, 2019

    In rare...

    Rallies in several Egyptian cities come after businessman Mohamed Ali accused Sisi of corruption, called for resignation Small groups of protesters gather in central Cairo shouting anti-government slogans in Cairo, Egypt [Amr Abdallah Dalsh/Reuters] Thousands of pro-democracy protesters have marched in cities across Egypt to demand the resignation of President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi....

  • September 20, 2019

    Nigerian court...

    The order came after two men linked to the firm pleaded guilty to fraud and tax evasion on its behalf, the court said. A court in the capital city of Nigeria has ordered the local assets of a company that won a case against Nigeria totaling more than nine billion...

  • September 20, 2019

    Survivor talks...

    The World Health Organization says that femicide in South Africa is almost five times the global average, with sexual offences rising by 4.8 percent this year. South Africa is about to hold an extraordinary session of its parliament on how to tackle gender-based violence. That follows recent protests triggered by a...

  • September 19, 2019

    Tunisian presidential...

    Karoui’s lawyer said court rejected appeal to release runoff candidate for the third time. Karoui, who was arrested in August on money laundering and tax evasion charges, finished second behind Saied in Sunday’s election. [Zoubeir Souissi/Reuters] A Tunisian court has turned down a request to release jailed media mogul Nabil Karoui,...

  • September 19, 2019

    DRC army...

    Mudacumura, who led the FDLR fighter group for years, was killed overnight in Rutshuru territory, army says. The Rwandan government has cited the FDLR’s presence on DRC soil to justify interventions across the border [EPA] Correction 18/09/2019: A previous version of this article was incorrectly headlined “Rwandan army says Hutu rebel...

  • September 19, 2019

    Who is...

    Trump says he will name the lawyer and hostage negotiator as hawkish John Bolton’s replacement. Trump speaks to reporters with US hostage negotiator Robert O’Brien after he named O’Brien as his fourth White House national security adviser [Tom Brenner/Reuters] Washington, DC – Within a day of announcing his shortlist of five...

  • September 19, 2019

    Algeria’s army...

    Members of the military will seize cars entering the capital for protests, Lieutenant-General Ahmed Gaid Salah says. Gaid Salah has emerged as the authority figure amid a power vacuum since Bouteflika’s resignation in April [Ryad Kramdi/AFP] Algeria’s powerful army chief has ordered buses and cars bringing protesters into the capital...

  • September 18, 2019

    Trump names...

    Hostage negotiator Robert O’Brien, who has a long history in Republican foreign policy circles, will replace John Bolton US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that he will name hostage negotiator Robert O’Brien as the new White House national security adviser. O’Brien, who currently serves as the special presidential envoy for hostage...

  • September 18, 2019

    Muruts Beyene:...

    New peace between Ethiopia and Eritrea has created uncertain future for Irob community living along the border. Filmmaker: Brian Tilley “My Ethiopia is my homeland. My Ethiopia is my blood. My Ethiopia is the country I was wounded for,” says Muruts Beyene who lives in the Tigray region of northeast Ethiopia. A...

  • September 18, 2019

    Israel election...

    Exit polls following Israel’s second general election in five months suggest the result is too close to call. The centrist Blue and White alliance of former military chief Benny Gantz is projected to win between 32 and 34 seats, and PM Benjamin Netanyahu’s right-wing Likud party 30 to 33 seats....

  • September 18, 2019

    Egypt still...

    Cairo says Addis Ababa refuses to discuss proposals in talks over Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam. Egypt fears the dam will restrict already stretched supplies from the Nile, which it uses for drinking water, agriculture and industry [File: EPA] Egypt says talks to resolve a conflict over a giant Nile River dam...

  • September 18, 2019

    Tunisia: Saied,...

    Law professor Saied, imprisoned media mogul Karoui were seen as outsiders before the polls. The commission’s announcement confirmed exit polls released on Sunday evening and partial results issued throughout Monday [Fethi Belaid/AFP] Independent candidate Kais Saied and imprisoned media mogul Nabil Karoui have advanced to a runoff after obtaining the most votes...

  • September 17, 2019

    Johannesburg violence:...

    Mobs have taken their frustrations out on the streets, often targeting businesses owned by other Africans as well as Asians. South African police say the attacks on foreign workers in Johannesburg last month were launched by unemployed hostel residents. The hostels, leftover from the apartheid era, house thousands of rural...

  • September 17, 2019

    South Africa...

    Foreign workers in South Africa have become victims of anti-immigrant violence with at least 12 killed. Nigeria has repatriated more than 600 nationals to protect them from any future attacks [Temilade Adelaja/Reuters] A South African envoy to President Cyril Ramaphosa apologised “profusely” to the Nigerian government after a spate of...

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