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Bobi Wine, two other Ugandan MPs charged with treason

Robert Kyagulanyi (Bobi Wine) in a campaign rally. Three Ugandan lawmakers, who are critics of President Yoweri Museveni, have been...

Legendary singer Aretha Franklin dies at 76

Singer Aretha Franklin performs during a tribute concert to composer Marvin Hamlisch. Aretha Franklin, the preacher's daughter whose powerful voice...

Red tide kills dolphins, sea turtles and fish

More than 100 tons of dead sea creatures have washed ashore beaches along Florida's Gulf coast, victims of the worst red tide...

Mali President Keita wins re-election

Ibrahim Boubacar Keita. Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita won re-election with 67 percent of the vote in a run-off against...

Mali opposition to use democratic means to contest poll results

BAMAKO Mali's opposition rejected the results Thursday of presidential elections and vowed to use "all democratic means" to contest the outcome. "These...

Troops called to India’s Kerala as flood toll rises

KOCHI Helicopters airlifted stranded families from rooftops and dam gates were thrown open as incessant torrential rain brought fresh havoc Thursday to...

Keita re-elected Mali president with 67pc of vote: minister

BAMAKO, Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has been re-elected for a five-year term after winning 67.17 percent of the vote in...

Angola to exhume body of rebel chief Jonas Savimbi for ‘dignified’ burial

LUANDA, The body of Angola rebel chief Jonas Savimbi, killed in 2002, will be exhumed before the end of the year...

Twitter puts curbs on far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones

WASHINGTON Twitter said Wednesday it was putting curbs on the account of far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones after he called on his...

Libya condemns 45 to death for 2011 demo killings: ministry

TRIPOLI, A Libyan court on Wednesday sentenced to death by firing squad 45 militiamen for killing demonstrators in Tripoli during the 2011...

War and Ebola: A double nightmare in eastern DR Congo

BENI, DR Congo First came the war, which developed into a brutal, bloody tussle between militias who abused civilians or killed them. Now...

Trump blacklists critical ex-CIA chief Brennan

WASHINGTON US President Donald Trump on Wednesday revoked the security clearance of former Central Intelligence Agency director John Brennan, and warned several other...

Blow to Yoweri Museveni as NRM loses seat to Kassiano Wadri

Uganda President Yoweri Museveni has suffered a setback after the ruling party, National Resistance Movement (NRM), lost an MP seat to...

Suicide bomber kills over 25 in Afghan varsity

Afghan policemen arrive at the site of a suicide bomb attack in Kabul, Afghanistan August 15, 2018. A...

Worst flood in a century kills 43 in India’s Kerala

Rescue workers evacuate people from flooded areas after the opening of Idamalayar, Cheruthoni and Mullaperiyar dam shutters following heavy rains, on the...

Mnangagwa moves to stop Chamisa’s election petition

Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has filed submissions in the land’s highest court opposing a court challenge to...

Grief, anger as Italy bridge tragedy death toll rises to 39 – Mediamax Network...

Rome, Wednesday Grief in Italy for the 39 victims of a collapsed motorway bridge in Genoa has been mixed with anger that such...

State of emergency declared in Genoa after bridge collapse

GENOA Italian prime minister Giuseppe Conte declared Wednesday a 12-month state of emergency in Genoa following the collapse of a bridge that...