Friday, July 19, 2024

China says Zimbabwe ‘looters list’ not ‘credible’

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China has said that Zimbabwe's "looters list" of people who owe the country money is not "credible", the news site Times Live reports. On Monday,...

Russia considers joining IS air strikes

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Russia is considering whether to follow the US and its allies in conducting air strikes against Islamic State (IS) targets, President Vladimir Putin says. Mr...

Mauritius PM to hand over to son

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Mauritian Prime Minister Anerood Jugnauth says he is stepping down to hand power to his son, Pravind. The 86-year-old first became prime minister in 1982,...

Indian Hemp from Ghana ‘seized’ in Nigeria

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Nigeria’s customs officials on Monday intercepted boats loaded with marijuana in Lagos. According to the BBC, the seized illicit drug is worth about $1.3m and...

Ivory Coast’s Ouattara slims down government in modest reshuffle

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Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara named a new and smaller government team on Wednesday, with few changes to top positions, according to a statement...

Zuckerberg apologizes for data breaches

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Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has admitted that the social network "made mistakes" that led to millions of Facebook users having their data exploited by...

Benin’s Talon abandons plans to push for term limit

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The president of Benin Patrice Talon has said that he was saddened by his failure to secure amendment to his country’s constitution to reduce...

South Korean court hands former president Park another eight years in jail

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A South Korean court sentenced former president Park Geun-hye to eight more years in prison on Friday after finding her guilty on charges of...

Rebels attack Kabila’s residence in eastern DRC, deaths reported

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Armed rebels killed at least one soldier during an attack on a house owned by Congo President Joseph Kabila in the restive east where...

Mugabe death prophecy pastor’s court case fails

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Zimbabwean pastor Phillip Mugadza has failed in his bid to get the country's top court to throw out charges against him for prophesying that...