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Thousands of Algeria students take to streets for fresh protests

The rallies came as state media reported that Algeria's richest man has been detained in jail after his arrest as part of a corruption prob

North Korea’s Kim enters Russia for summit with Putin

Meeting comes after second summit with US President Donald Trump ended without an agreement two months ago

Legendary amazon forest now facing depletion

The iconic Amazon Rain forest, hub of various plants and animals is facing depletion after human encroachment

Egyptian voters back constitutional changes giving more power to President Sisi

The amendments will extend Sisi's current term to six years and allow him to run again for a third six-year term in 2024

Sri Lanka detains new suspects amid frantic hunt for bombers

COLOMBO,   A Sri Lankan security dragnet hunting those responsible for horrifying bombings that claimed more than 350 lives has scooped up a further 18 suspects, police said Wednesday, as pressure mounted on politicians to explain why no one acted on intelligence warnings. The government announced there...

More civilians now killed by US, Afghan forces than by insurgents: UN

Afghan civilians are for the first time being killed in greater numbers by US and pro-government forces than by the Taliban and other insurgent groups

Algeria’s richest man held in jail in graft probe

ALGIERS, Algeria's richest man Issad Rebrab has been detained in jail on the public prosecutor's orders, state media reported Tuesday, a day after his arrest as part of a corruption probe. The crackdown on alleged graft follows the resignation of veteran president Abdelaziz Bouteflika in early...

Libyan forces push back Haftar’s troops south of Tripoli: witnesses

According to UN figures, 264 people, including 21 civilians, have been killed by the fighting since April 5, and 1,266 wounded

Death toll from Sri Lanka bombing attacks rises to 359: police

The toll had been put at 321 on Tuesday, with about 500 people also wounded.

Ugandan pop star opposition MP placed under house arrest

KAMPALA Ugandan police said Tuesday it had placed pop star MP Bobi Wine under "preventive arrest" as the fiery government critic warned his opposition movement would not be cowed into silence. Wine's confinement under house arrest in Kampala came as the United States rebuked the government for...

Mass funerals held as Sri Lanka mourns

Colombo, Tuesday Sri Lanka has held its first mass funeral amid a day of mourning for the victims of Sunday’s bomb blasts. The death toll from the attacks on churches and hotels has risen to 321 with about 500 wounded, police said. A state of emergency is in effect...

Uganda’s Bobi Wine placed under house arrest

Uganda’s Bobi Wine placed under house arrest. Kampala, Tuesday Ugandan police said today it had placed pop star MP Bobi Wine under “preventive arrest” as the fiery government critic warned his opposition movement would not be cowed into silence. Wine’s confinement...

Africa summit gives ultimatum on Sudan crisis

Africa summit gives ultimatum on Sudan crisis. Cairo, Tuesday African leaders at an emergency summit in Cairo,Egypt urged Sudan’s military rulers on Tuesday to hand power to a civilian government within three months. Egypt played host to the emergency summit with...

Africa to receive World’s first malaria vaccine

CNN Some 360,000 children a year in three African countries will receive the world’s first malaria vaccine as part of a large-scale pilot project, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Tuesday. Malawi has started vaccinating children under two years of age and Kenya and Ghana will begin using...

African summit gives Sudan military three months for reforms

CAIRO Reuters African leaders meeting in Cairo on Tuesday agreed to give Sudan’s ruling military council three months to implement democratic reforms, Egypt said on Tuesday, amid pressure for a quick handover of power to civilians. The decision extends a 15-day deadline set by the African Union last...

Bobi Wine under ‘preventative’ house arrest

Police in Uganda say they have placed the opposition politician Bobi Wine under “preventative arrest” in his house in the capital, Kampala. A police spokesman said the singer planned to disrupt public order and officers would stay put outside his home until further notice. The...

37 dead in another boat sinking in DR Congo

KINSHASA, Thirty-seven bodies have been recovered after another boat sinking in the Democratic Republic of Congo, officials said Tuesday, a week after a vessel capsized with nearly 130 people on board. Sixteen survivors were found near the spot where the boat sunk on a river in the...

Egypt hosts Africa summits on Sudan, Libya crises

CAIRO, Egypt Tuesday hosted African leaders for summit talks on the upheavals in Sudan and Libya, as President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi warned against "a slide into chaos". President Sisi called for a coherent regional response, as protests continue in Khartoum despite the toppling of Omar al-Bashir earlier...

Uganda Airlines revival afoot as new Bombardier jets arrive

ENTEBBE Uganda has received two Bombardier CRJ900 jets in its push to revive the national carrier Uganda Airlines, which was grounded almost two decades ago. The aircraft touched down at the Entebbe International Airport at 9.55am (0655GMT) on Tuesday morning, with President Yoweri Museveni gracing the ceremony....

Sudanese militia commander waits in wings after president ousted

When Omar Hassan al-Bashir wanted protection from rivals during his long rule as president of Sudan, he turned to Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo

South Africa floods, mudslides kill 23: minister

JOHANNESBURG, The number of dead from floods and mudslides that crushed homes in the South African port of Durban early Tuesday has risen to 23, authorities said. Among those killed were a six-month-old baby and a child aged around 10, they added. "Last night the weather conditions...

Bobi Wine calls for mass strike against Ugandan police

KAMPALA Ugandan opposition MP Bobi Wine has called for mass protests against the actions of police and other state injustices meted out on Ugandans, reports the privately-owned Observer newspaper. "We are encouraged by the people of Algeria who in the past weeks forced a dictator to resign, and...

Africa at a glance

10 dead, 30 children hurt as Nigeria policeman rams car into crowdTen people were killed and more than 30 injured when a policeman rammed his car into a group of children during an Easter procession in northeast Nigeria. He was later killed himself by the angry crowd,...

Sri Lanka terror attack warnings were ignored – including tip-off weeks earlier

Officers in Sri Lanka had known of a possible terror plot for weeks before the Easter Sunday atrocity, but the warnings were not heeded.

Rescuers race to find survivors after Philippine quake kills 15

9 rescued from rubble, people remain trapped

Three children of Danish billionaire killed in Sri Lanka attacks

Denmark's richest man, Anders Holch Povlsen, and his wife lost three of their four children in a blast at one of the hotels

Sri Lanka falls silent for victims of deadly Islamist attack

Colombo, Sri Lanka began a day of national mourning Tuesday with three minutes of silence to honour more than 300 people killed in suicide bomb blasts that have been blamed on a local Islamist group. Flags were lowered to half mast on government buildings, and people bowed...

Donald Trump says Congress ‘can’t impeach’ him

Washington, US President Donald Trump said Monday that Congress "can't impeach" him over the findings of the Mueller report into Russian election meddling and his alleged attempts to hamper the investigation. Defiantly insisting that he did nothing wrong, Trump also denied a portrait of dysfunction in the...

Ukraine comedian wins presidency by landslide

Kiev, Monday Ukrainian comedian Volodymyr Zelensky has scored a landslide victory in the country’s presidential election. With nearly all ballots counted in the run-off vote, Zelensky had taken more than 73 per cent with incumbent Petro Poroshenko trailing far behind on 24 per cent. “I will never let you...

Sri Lanka links international network to raid

Colombo, Monday A wave of bombings that killed 290 people in Sri Lanka on Sunday was carried out with the support of an international network, officials said. The government has blamed a little-known local jihadist group, National Thowheed Jamath, although no-one has yet admitted carrying out the bombings....
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