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Insecurity now spurs measles spread in northern DR Congo : The Standard

Insecurity now spurs measles spread in northern DR Congo

Tension escalates as Iran shoots down US drone

Tehran, Thursday Iran shot down a US spy drone Thursday near the strategic Strait of Hormuz, with the two sides at odds whether it was in Iranian or international airspace, in the latest incident stoking tensions between the arch-foes. The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps said the “US-made Global...

Malawi protests spread after disputed election

LILONGWE Police and protestors clashed in three cities in Malawi on Thursday during countrywide demonstrations over the disputed result of last month's presidential election. In the biggest rallies since the vote count was announced, police used teargas to disperse protestors who tore down billboards of re-elected President...

Former SA president Jacob Zuma called to graft inquiry

JOHANNESBURG, Former South African president Jacob Zuma was on Thursday called to give evidence next month at a judicial inquiry into alleged corruption during his nine years in office. The commission headed by Judge Ray Zondo is investigating a web of deals involving government officials, the wealthy...

25 dead, 35 injured as Indian bus plunges into gorge

SHIMLA, At least 25 passengers were killed and 35 injured Thursday after their vehicle fell in a gorge in a mountainous region of India's northern Himachal Pradesh state, officials said. The private bus was filled with more than 60 people, some of them sitting on the roof,...

South Sudan lawmakers quit budget presentation over unpaid public salaries : The Standard

South Sudanese lawmakers stormed out of a budget presentation by the finance minister on Thursday, with one citing frustrations over non-payment of sa

The US sex cult leader who attracted the rich and famous : The Standard

He coerced a string of women into having sex with him

Tanzanian court sentences 3 Muslims to death for murder

A court in Tanzania has sentenced three Muslims to be hanged for decapitating four Christians in 2015 during an outbreak of violence fuelled by religion, a legal source said. The East African country maintains the death penalty on its statutes, although nobody has been executed since 1994....

Islamic state says it killed 12 Nigerian soldiers in Borno State attack: Statement : The Standard

Islamic State said on Wednesday its West African branch carried out an attack on a Nigerian army base in northeastern Borno state and that its fighter

Africa at a glance: ICC asks Sudan junta to handover Bashir

ICC asks Sudan junta to handover Bashir International Criminal Court prosecutor Fatou Bensouda says circumstances have changed dramatically for the people of Darfur to get a shot at justice. Following the ouster in April and charging of former Sudan ruler Omar al-Bashir for domestic crimes, Bensouda said...

US Embassy in Tanzania issues security alert for citizens : The Standard

The BBC reported that police chief Simon Sirro said he was aware of the rumours and the police are following them up.

Fearful of elephant attacks, some in Botswana cheer hunting’s return

KASANE, An elephant carcass lies at the edge of a field in Legotlhwana village, northeast Botswana -- evidence of the desperation and anger felt by a farmer whose crops have been repeatedly destroyed. Ishmael Simasiku, 71, indignantly recounts how he was guarding his field as he does...

As Gulf tensions rise, Israel’s Netanyahu warns ‘enemies’

JERUSALEM, With tensions rising between Israel's ally the US and its arch-foe Iran, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned the Jewish state's enemies not to test it Wednesday, his office said. "I hear our neighbours from the north, south and east threatening our destruction," Netanyahu said in...

South Sudan MPs quit budget presentation over unpaid public salaries : The Standard

South Sudanese lawmakers stormed out of a budget presentation for the 2019/20 financial year by the finance minister on Thursday

Egypt says Erdogan claims over Morsi death ‘irresponsible’

CAIRO, Egypt's foreign minister on Thursday condemned as "irresponsible" accusations by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that his ousted Egyptian counterpart Mohamed Morsi had been killed. In a statement, Sameh Shoukry strongly condemned the "repeated, irresponsible accusations by the Turkish president about Egypt," following Morsi's death on...

US confirms Iran shot down its drone

Washington, A US military drone has been shot down by an Iranian surface-to-air missile while in international airspace over the Strait of Hormuz, US officials say. Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) said it shot down the drone over Iranian airspace, near Kuhmobarak in the southern province...

Sudan army ruler calls on protest leaders to resume talks

Khartoum, Sudan's army ruler Wednesday called on protest leaders to resume talks on the transfer of power without any conditions, as tension between the two sides persists after the bloody dispersal of demonstrators. Dozens of protesters were killed and hundreds wounded on June 3 when a weeks-long...

130 fighters killed in 48 hours in northwest Syria: monitor

BEIRUT, Fighting raged in northwest Syria on Thursday with clashes between regime forces and jihadist-led fighters killing 130 combatants in two days, a war monitor said. The Idlib region, home to some three million people, is supposed to be protected by a months-old international truce deal, but...

Measles kills more than Ebola : The Standard

Measles kills more than Ebola

70-year-old arrested over stoning of Uganda president’s car

A man said to be in his 70s has been arrested in Arua Town, in northern Uganda, over allegations of stoning President Yoweri Museveni’s car last year. Police summoned Mr Omar Risasi Amabua on Tuesday to record a statement over the incident, and later took him into...

Gunmen kill 41 people in Mali as ethnic violence escalates : The Standard

The violence between Dogon hunters and Fulani herders has threatened to destabilise central Mali

China’s former Interpol chief pleads guilty to bribery

BEIJING, Former Interpol chief Meng Hongwei pleaded guilty at a trial in China on Thursday to accepting $2.1 million in bribes -- a remarkable fall from grace for the former vice minister of public security. The Tianjin No.1 Intermediate Court said Meng "showed repentance" during the hearing,...

Poor nations hosting most refugees globally, UN says : The Standard

Poor nations hosting most refugees globally, UN says

Iran says has shot down US drone over its territory: state TV

TEHRAN, Iran's Revolutionary Guard said Thursday it had shot down a US "spy drone" over its territory after it violated Iranian airspace, according to Iranian state television. "The US-made Global Hawk surveillance drone was brought down by its Air Force" in the country's southern coastal province of...

Iran ‘shoots down’ US spy drone amid escalating tensions in the Gulf : The Standard

Iran state news agency says Revolutionary Guard shoots down US drone; US military declines to immediately comment.

Xi arrives in North Korea to meet Kim ahead of Trump talks

President Xi Jinping arrived in Pyongyang on Thursday on a historic trip to reboot a troubled alliance, as he and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un face their own challenges with US President Donald Trump. Xi is the first Chinese president to visit North Korea in 14...

US issues security alert after attack rumours in Tanzania

In a rare security alert, the US embassy in Tanzania has told its citizens to take precautions over rumours of impending attacks in a tourist area of the main city Dar es Salaam. "There are rumours of impending attacks in the Masaki area of Dar es Salaam,...

UN wants Saudi prince probed over scribe killing

Geneva, Wednesday There is “credible evidence” linking Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince to the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi last October, an independent UN rights expert said today, calling for an international investigation. In a fresh report, UN special rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions Agnes Callamard...

Trump formally launches 2020 re-election bid

Florida, Wednesday President Donald Trump on Tuesday night formally launched his re-election campaign, urging supporters to “keep this team in place” for four more years. The Republican president made his case before thousands of supporters at a rally in Florida, calling the state “my second home”. Trump used...

Russians, Ukrainian to face murder charges over downing of Flight MH17 : The Standard

Russians, Ukrainian to face murder charges over downing of Flight MH17
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