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US military drone shot down over Yemen: officials : The Standard

US military drone shot down over Yemen: officials

Sudan sovereign council chairman sworn in

Khartoum, Sudan is taking further steps in its transition towards civilian rule Wednesday with the swearing in of a new sovereign council and the appointment of a prime minister. The body replaces the Transitional Military Council (TMC) that took charge after months of deadly street protests brought...

Chinese boxer Dong Youli set to face Namibia’s Shonena in WBO fight

WINDHOEK, Photo caption – Namibia’s boxer Mikka Shonena (R) and China’s Dong Youli prepare to battle it out at the World Boxing Organization (WBO) fight, in Windhoek, capital of Namibia, Aug. 20, 2019. (Xinhua/Musa C Kaseke)    China’s 24-year-old Dong Youli, the current World Boxing Organization (WBO) Asia...

Johnson, Merkel to face off in first Brexit talks : The Standard

Johnson has said the UK will leave the EU with or without a deal on October 31

Kenya’s UN Security Council bid: African Union makes final vote

The African Union (AU) is on Wednesday expected to make a decisive vote on who between Kenya and Djibouti will take the sole United Nations Security Council non-permanent seat reserved for the continent in 2021. A committee of envoys representing member states at the AU headquarters in...

Political reform hopes dim in Zimbabwe : The Standard

The economy is mired in its worst crisis in a decade

Papua prison break: Over 250 inmates escape after violent riots : The Standard

About half of a 500-inmate prison in Sorong city fled their cells when the prison was set ablaze by angry protesters Monday, according to authorities.

Cardinal George Pell loses appeal against sex abuse convictions, returns to prison : The Standard

George Pell lost an appeal against his conviction for sexually abusing two 13-year-old choir boys.

Spooked Trump insists US economy not in trouble : The Standard

If US President Donald Trump is going to get another four years in the White House, he'll probably need the economy to avoid recession

Snapped up: Pre-wedding photo industry booms in China : The Standard

Every day between 50 and 60 couples come to a wedding shoot centre in Beijing on a quest for the perfect snaps

Opposition leader Shakul pledges more ties with Kenya ahead of polls : The Standard

Dr Shakul says he will resolve the ongoing row within six months if elected.

UN calls for involvement of women in humanitarian work in Somalia

MOGADISHU,    The UN has called for more involvement of women in humanitarian activities in Somalia, highlighting the contribution made by women humanitarians to peacebuilding efforts in the horn of Africa nation.    Werner Schultink, representative of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said in a joint statement issued...

Italy PM Conte says to resign as crisis comes to a head

ROME Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said Tuesday he would resign, lashing out at far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini for pursuing his own interests by pulling the plug on the government coalition. "I'm ending this government experience here... I will go to the president of the republic...

Cameroon anglophone separatist leader gets life sentence : The Standard

The 10 were convicted of charges including "terrorism and secession", the state's lawyer, Martin Luther Achet, told AFP.

Huawei dismisses new suspension of ‘unjust’ US ban : The Standard

Huawei on Tuesday dismissed Washington's three-month delay to a ban on US firms selling to the Chinese tech giant.

Ghana cashes in on slave heritage tourism : The Standard

In a clearing at the turnoff to Assin Manso, a billboard depicts two African slaves in loincloths, their arms and legs in chains.

Donald Trump becomes grandfather for 10th time

NEW YORK  US President Donald Trump has become a grandfather for the 10th time after his son Eric's wife Lara gave birth to a girl. "@LaraLeaTrump and I are excited to welcome Carolina Dorothy Trump into the world. We love you already!" the president's son tweeted minutes...

More than 10 jump overboard from migrant ship stranded off Italy : The Standard

More than 10 of the migrants on a rescue ship stranded off southern Italy jumped overboard and tried to swim ashore on Tuesday

Singapore to trial self-driving buses booked with an app

Singapore will next week begin a public trial of driverless buses that can be booked with an app, part of ambitions to roll out autonomous vehicles across the city-state. Well-organised and high-tech, Singapore has become a testbed for self-driving vehicles, developing home-grown technology and inviting foreign companies...

Saudi-Led coalition attacks military targets in Houthi-controlled Sanaa : The Standard

The Saudi-led coalition in Yemen launched an attack on Monday on military targets in the capital Sanaa, which is controlled by the Houthi movement

Russia and China blast US medium-range cruise missile test

Moscow, Russia and China warned Tuesday that a new US missile test had heightened military tensions and risked sparking an arms race, weeks after Washington ripped up a Cold War-era weapons pact with Moscow. The US and Russia ditched the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty this...

Ban on sending wild elephants to zoos a step closer : The Standard

The regulator of global wildlife trade will likely ban sending African elephants captured from the wild to zoos after countries supported the move

Twitter, Facebook accuse China of Hong Kong discord campaign

Hong Kong, Twitter and Facebook have accused the Chinese government of backing a social media campaign to discredit Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement and sow political discord in the city. The American tech giants announced Monday they had suspended nearly 1,000 active accounts linked to the campaign,...

Zimbabwe police deploy hundreds in Gweru, MDC challenges another protest ban : The Standard

Zimbabwe Police deployed in force in the city of Gweru on Tuesday, witnesses said.

Tanzania journalist Kabendera’s case set for August 30

Tanzania on Monday set the hearing of an economic crimes case against journalist Erick Kabendera for August 30, 2019. Kabendera was charged on August 5 with money laundering, tax evasion and leading organised crime. He was arrested the previous week over what police said were issues concerning...

US billionaire Jeffrey Epstein ‘signed will two days before killing himself’

Jeffrey Epstein signed a will two days before killing himself in his New York jail cell, US media reports say. Court papers filed last week in the US Virgin Islands valued Epstein's estate at more than $577 million (Sh58 billion) but listed no details of beneficiaries, the...

In retrial, El Salvador acquits woman accused of killing her stillborn child : The Standard

Evelyn Hernandez, 21, was previously convicted of intentionally inducing an abortion and had already served three years of a 30-year prison sentence.

Giraffes threatened with ‘silent extinction’ : The Standard

For most of his life as a Samburu warrior, Lesaiton Lengoloni thought nothing of hunting giraffes

China awards scholarships to 259 Tanzanian students

  The Chinese embassy in Tanzania on Monday announced the awarding of Chinese government scholarships to 259 Tanzanian students for 2019. Wang Ke, the Chinese Ambassador to Tanzania, said the scholarships are awarded by the Chinese government and universities to the Tanzanian students through the Tanzanian Ministry of...

US attorney general shakes up prison bureau after Epstein death : The Standard

Epstein was arrested on July 6 and pleaded not guilty to charges of sex trafficking involving dozens of underage girls as young as 14.

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Water pollution an ‘invisible threat’ to global goals, economists warn : The Standard

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