Thursday, July 9, 2020

Somalia al-Shabab: US forces took part in raid on militants

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US troops took part in a raid on the Islamist al-Shabab group alongside Somali troops, American officials say. Al-Shabab earlier said it had "fought off"...

Brexit on a knife edge as Theresa May faces rejection of plan by Cabinet...

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Cabinet ministers have been urged to reject Theresa May’s Brexit plan when they gather for a crunch showdown on Wednesday. Ministers have been briefed one...

Algeria president drops bid for fifth term

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Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has postponed the 18 April presidential elections and said he will not seek a fifth term in office. President Bouteflika's candidacy...

Ukraine comedian ‘leads’ in presidential election

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A comedian with no political experience has won the most votes in the first round of Ukraine's presidential elections, according to exit polls. They say...

Egypt Coptic monks sentenced to death for killing bishop

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Two former Coptic Christian monks have been sentenced to death in Egypt over the murder of a bishop last year, officials have confirmed. Bishop Epiphanius,...

DR Congo Ebola outbreak: Child in Uganda dies of virus

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A five-year-old boy in Uganda has died from Ebola, health officials have said. The death is the first in Uganda, amid a deadly outbreak in...

Uganda to Register Cattle and Issue Them Birth Certificates – Minister

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The Ugandan government has announced plans to register all farmers and their cattle, including issuing birth certificates for the animals, so it can trace...

Kenyan MP with baby ordered to leave parliament

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Female MPs have walked out of Kenya's parliament in solidarity with a colleague who was ordered to leave because she had taken her baby. Zuleika...

Robert Mugabe’s body arrives home from Singapore

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The body of Robert Mugabe has arrived back in Zimbabwe after a private flight from Singapore, where he died last week aged 95. Mr Mugabe...

Zimbabweans march against EU and US sanctions

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Thousands of people are marching across Zimbabwe in government-organised protests against US and EU sanctions. The demonstrators say the sanctions have ruined the Zimbabwean economy. But...