Friday, August 23, 2019

Samsung profits tumble as it warns of ‘challenges’ ahead

Samsung Electronics saw profits plunge in the second quarter as its key chip business faltered, and the firm also warned of "challenges" ahead. The world's...

Twitter suspends account hours after Trump retweeted it

In a move that will likely embolden President Donald Trump's claims that social media companies are biased against him and his supporters, Twitter suspended an...

Blogger ‘who insulted Islam’ freed after 5 years

A Mauritanian blogger who was jailed for more than five years after being convicted of blaspheming the Muslim Prophet Muhammad has been released. Rights groups...

The man behind ‘fake Jesus Christ’

Photos and videos showing a man dressed as Jesus Christ have been widely shared on social media across Africa. But who is the man and...

Dozens of mourners ‘killed by Boko Haram’ at a funeral in north Nigeria

At least 65 people have lost their lives after suspected Boko Haram militants opened fire on a funeral in Nigeria's north-eastern state of Borno. Gunmen...

MP’s son drowns in swimming pool in the US

Ikolomani MP Bernard Shinali’s first born son, Chris Atema Masaka (pictured), drowned in a swimming pool in the US. The 35-year-old US marine died on...

Zimbabwe Tourism Minister charged with corruption

Zimbabwe’s tourism minister Prisca Mupfumira has been charged with abuse of office in an apparent new crackdown on corruption. She is the first serving minister...

Honest Nigerian serviceman gets promoted for returning cash

A member of the Nigerian Air Force who returned a lost parcel containing 37,000 euros ($41,500; £33,300) cash has received a two-rank promotion, as part of...

Ex-Gambian president accused of ordering killings of two US citizens

A former member of an elite Gambian military outfit has said that the former president, Yahya Jammeh, ordered the killings of two US citizens...

Nigerian lawmakers flee chamber after snake falls from roof

Lawmakers in the south-western Nigerian state of Ondo abandoned their session on Thursday as a snake dropped from the roof, local media are reporting. Members...