Monday, August 10, 2020

Ex-Burundi leader Nkurunziza to be buried today

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Former Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza - who ruled for nearly 15 years - will be buried on Friday in the capital, Gitega. The government said...

Bill Cosby allowed to appeal sexual assault conviction before Pennsylvania Supreme Court

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The Pennsylvania Supreme Court, in a stunning ruling on Tuesday, will allow the disgraced comedian and actor Bill Cosby to appeal his sexual assault convictions. The state's...

2Baba appointed UNHCR goodwill ambassador

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Nigerian music star Innocent Ujah Idibia, known by his stage name 2Baba, has been appointed a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations refugee agency. The...

SA’s ex-President Jacob Zuma facing trial over a $2bn arms deal in the 1990s

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South Africa's former President Jacob Zuma has arrived in a high court in KwaZulu-Natal province for a preliminary session in a long-delayed corruption trial...

Djokovic tests positive for COVID-19

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Novak Djokovic, the men's world number one tennis player, has tested positive for COVID-19, the Serbian said in a statement on Tuesday. Croatia's Borna Coric,...

Set independent public enquiry into Nigerian High C’ssion demolition – Minority

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The NDC Minority in Parliament has called for an independent public enquiry into the demolishing of properties belonging to the Nigerian High Commission in...

Protesters call on Mali’s president to resign

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Thousands of protesters in Mali have gathered in the capital, Bamako, calling for the president to resign. Led by conservative imam Mahmoud Dicko, a coalition...

Rise in teenage pregnancies after Kenyan schools shut

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Officials in Kenya say that there has been a significant rise in teenage pregnancies, especially since the start of Covid-19 restrictions in March. Data released...

Scores killed in Ivory Coast landslide

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At least 13 people have died and others are missing after Thursday's mudslide in Ivory Coast's main city, Abidjan, the AFP news agency reports. The...

Burundi’s Evariste Ndayishimiye is sworn in as president

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Burundi's newly elected president, Evariste Ndayishimiye, has been sworn in two months earlier than planned. No foreign heads of state were present when he took...