Africa

  • Mugabe and his wife “ready to die rather than step down”
    Mugabe_and_his_wife_were_%e2%80%9cready_to_die_rather_than_step_down%22 2017-11-18 19:03:21 UTC
    HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe’s ruling ZANU-PF party will meet on Sunday to dismiss President Robert Mugabe and reinstate the vice-president he dismissed, Emmerson Mnangagwa, two party sources told Reuters on Saturday. The sources said a party ...
  • Zimbabwe: Robert Mugabe’s Fate Hung in the Balance
    Robert_mugabe%e2%80%99s_fate_hung_in_the_balance 2017-11-17 04:19:43 UTC
    HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s fate hung in the balance on Friday as he apparently resisted efforts to make him step down following a seizure of power by the army, until this week a key pillar of his 37-year-rule. The U...
  • Zimbabwe: Military appears to prevent Mugabe’s wife from succeeding him
    Zimbabwe-_military_appears_to_prevent_mugabe%e2%80%99s_wife_from_succeeding_him 2017-11-15 18:50:18 UTC
    ZIMBABWE/ HARARE (Reuters) — Military seized the state broadcaster and a general appeared on television to announce the takeover. But it has avoided calling the move a coup. Armored vehicles blocked roads to the main government offices, parliam...
  • Zimbabwe military seized power, Robert Mugabe Arrested
    Zimbabwe_military_seized_power__robert_mugabe_arrested 2017-11-15 19:18:51 UTC
    ZIMBABWE/ HARARE (Reuters) — Zimbabwe’s military said it had seized power in a targeted assault on “criminals” around President Robert Mugabe who were causing social and economic suffering, but gave assurances the 93-year-old leader and his family...
  • Mugabe’s wife sued a man for not delivering a $1.35 million wedding anniversary ring
    Mugabe%e2%80%99s_wife_sued_a_man_for_not_delivering_a__1.35_million_wedding_anniversary_ring 2017-10-18 16:52:27 UTC
    HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s wife Grace has sued a Belgium-based businessman for failing to deliver a $1.35 million ring she ordered for a wedding anniversary, state media reported on Wednesday. Grace, 52, an influent...
  • Chad, a U.S. Counterterrorism Ally, Included in Travel Ban
    Chad_counterterrorism 2017-09-27 04:15:49 UTC
    Is Chad “an important and valuable counterterrorism partner of the United States” or is it a nation that “does not adequately share public-safety and terrorism-related information”? Both, according to the White House proclamation that listed the c...
  • Kenyan President Calls For Peace
    Kenya_president_calls_for_peace 2017-09-01 16:52:58 UTC
    NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya’s president Uhuru Kenyatta said on Friday he disagreed with a Supreme Court ruling that nullified his win in last month’s presidential election, but that he would respect the decision and urged citizens to do the same. ...
  • Court Nullifies Kenya Presidental Vote: Kenyatta Respects Decision
    Uhuru-kenyatta 2017-09-01 15:33:26 UTC
    NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya’s Supreme Court on Friday nullified President Uhuru Kenyatta’s election win citing irregularities and ordered a new poll within 60 days, a rare move in Africa where judicial power is often seen as an extension of governme...
  • UN Reports on Venezuelan 'repressive policy'
    Un_reports_on_venezuelan_'repressive_policy' 2017-08-30 14:14:28 UTC
    30 August 2017 – Extensive human rights violations and abuses have been committed in the wake of anti-Government protests in Venezuela and point to “the existence of a policy to repress political dissent and instill fear in the population to curb ...
  • More than 300 people killed in Sierra Leone mudslide
    More_than_300_people_killed_in_sierra_leone_mudslide 2017-08-14 16:01:50 UTC
    FREETOWN (Reuters) - By Christo Johnson More than 300 people were killed when a mudslide struck the outskirts of Sierra Leone's capital Freetown on Monday, sweeping away homes. The Red Cross said at least 205 bodies had been taken to the cen...
  • Rwanda's Paul Kagame wins 3th presidential term with 98% of the vote
    Rwanda's_paul_kagame_wins_3th_presidential_term_with_98__of_the_vote 2017-08-05 06:47:48 UTC
    With more than 80 percent of the results tallied there is no major change expected when the final results are announced later on Saturday. President Paul Kagame earned the expected victory over two little-known rivals. His win extends his time in ...
  • Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe: There is no one with my political stature to replace me
    Zimbabwe's_robert_mugabe-_there_is_no_one_with_my_political_stature_to_replace_me 2017-07-29 16:04:49 UTC
    CHINHOYI, Zimbabwe (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe on Saturday said he was not stepping down nor dying and that there was no one with his political stature who could immediately take over from him. The 93-year-old leader has been...
  • African immigrants in Germany help refugees to integrate
    African_immigrants_in_germany_help_refugees_to_integrate 2017-07-21 06:52:17 UTC
    <blockquote><h2>How African migrants are turning the tide for refugees in Germany</h2><h3><i>There's hardly anyone more qualified to help migrants and refugees new to Germany than former newcomers themselves. This is the premise of AfricanTide, an...
  • Death toll from cholera outbreak in Yemen rises to 1,500
    Death_toll_from_cholera_outbreak_in_yemen_rises_to_1_500 2017-07-03 06:06:50 UTC
    The death toll from a major cholera outbreak in Yemen has risen to 1,500, Nevio Zagaria, the World Health Organization's (WHO) representative in Yemen, said on Saturday, and appealed for more help to put an end to the epidemic. Yemen has been d...
  • Merkel's Plan is a Miracle for Africa
    Merkel's_plan_is_a_miracle_for_africa 2017-06-14 05:08:30 UTC
    Alpha Conde, head of the African Union and Guinean president, nudged German Chancellor Angela Merkel conspiratorially: yet another of his African counterparts had just described the so-called "Marshall Plan" for Africa, laid out by German Developm...
  • Controversial study: The evolutionary lineage arose in Africa?
    Controversial_study-_the_evolutionary_lineage_arose_in_africa_ 2017-05-23 07:10:13 UTC
    Fossils from Greece and Bulgaria of an ape-like creature that lived 7.2 million years ago may fundamentally alter the understanding of human origins, casting doubt on the view that the evolutionary lineage that led to people arose in Africa. Sc...
  • Zimbabwe: Robert Mugabe Rivals Ally To Challenge President
    Zimbabwe-_robert_mugabe_rivals_ally_to_challenge_president 2017-04-19 17:24:17 UTC
    HARARE — Two of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's chief rivals said on Wednesday they were allying to deny the 93-year-old another term in office. Morgan Tsvangirai, 65, who was Zimbabwe's prime minister in an uneasy coalition government wit...
  • World’s Top Executioners 2016: China, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Pakistan
    World%e2%80%99s_top_executioner-_china__iran__saudi_arabia__iraq_and_pakistan 2017-04-11 07:57:07 UTC
    <blockquote><strong>Amnesty International</strong> <h2>The Death penalty in 2016: Facts and figures</h2> <h3>Global figures</h3> At least 1,032 people were executed in 23 countries in 2016. In 2015 Amnesty International recorded 1,634 exe...
  • Senegalese troops enter The Gambia to back Adama Barrow as president as strongman Jammeh refuses to stand down
    16867 2017-01-19 20:53:31 UTC
    Senegalese troops enter The Gambia to back Adama Barrow as president as strongman Jammeh refuses to stand down. By Tim Cocks and Emma Farge | BANJUL/DAKAR Senegalese troops entered neighboring Gambia on Thursday, an army spokesman said, ...
  • Hijacked Libyan plane lands in Malta with 118 people aboard
    Hijacked_libyan_plane_lands_in_malta_with_118_people_aboard 2016-12-23 12:22:34 UTC
    (Reuters) - An airliner on an internal flight in Libya was hijacked by a man claiming to have a hand grenade on Friday and diverted to Malta, where it landed with 118 people on board. The hijacker told crew he was "pro-Gaddafi" and that he was ...
  • Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced to six years in prison
    Pistorius 2016-07-06 08:51:30 UTC
    Update - Judge Masipa has sentenced Oscar Pistorius to six years’ imprisonment for the murder of Reeva Steenkamp. The state had called for him to receive no less than the prescribed minimum 15-year sentence for murder. She said there were “s...
  • Terror in Burkina Faso: 126 people rescued, 20 people have died
    Untitled 2016-01-16 08:51:11 UTC
    Breaking News: Operation at hotel in Burkina Faso capital ends; 126 hostages freed: security minister At least 20 people died and others were taken hostage when suspected Islamist gunmen stormed a hotel in the capital of Burkina Faso and al...
  • Oscar Pistorius verdict changed to murder
    Pistorius 2015-12-03 09:37:59 UTC
    Oscar Pistorius is currently under house arrest after spending one year of his original five-year sentence in jail. Pistorius will have to return to court to be re-sentenced, for murder. He killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in February 2...
  • Top Islamist 'killed' in US strike
    Mokhtar_belmokhtar 2015-06-15 08:29:51 UTC
    A veteran Islamist militant blamed for a deadly attack on an Algerian gas field and who ran smuggling routes across North Africa has been killed in a U.S. air strike inside Libya, Libya's government said on Sunday. The recognized government sai...
  • Oscar Pistorius to be released on parole
    Pistorius 2015-06-09 08:09:52 UTC
    (Reuters) - Opinion in South Africa is sharply divided over reports that Olympic and Paralympic track star, Oscar Pistorius will be released from prison on parole in August, after serving 10 months of a five-year sentence for the culpable homicide...