Tuesday, May 21, 2019

AU fast-tracks creation of African court

ADDIS ABABA: The African Union starts today the fast-tracking of the ratification of a protocol that will vest the continent's international criminal jurisdiction on...

Police arrest suspected mastermind of deadly Mandera attacks

  A man believed to be behind the 2014 terrorist attacks in Mandera that left 64 people dead has been arrested. The man, who was arrested...

Nine Killed as Gunmen assault luxury hotel in Tripoli + Video

(Reuters) - Heavily armed gunmen stormed a luxury hotel in Tripoli favored by Libyan officials and visiting delegations on Tuesday, killing at least nine...

Ethiopia: Censorship “We need to know what’s happening in Addis Ababa“

Ethiopia is the second most populous country in Africa, but poor infrastructure and a government monopoly over the telecommunications sector have notably hindered the...

Burundian army accused of murdering rebels

The rebels, with hands raised, were lined up on the edge of the cliff before being killed, one witness said. Burundi's army denied the allegation,...

Gunmen launch deadly assault on Libya hotel

Officials say at least 8 killed in attack on hotel, a hub of government and diplomatic activity in capital Tripoli. Gunmen have stormed a luxury...

Two people killed in South Africa as looting targeting immigrants spread

JOHANNESBURG: Two men have been shot dead and shops owned by immigrants were looted in South Africa's biggest city, as unrest following the death...

Fight for Maiduguri, Over 100 Reported Dead

(Reuters) - More than 100 people, mainly insurgents, died in fighting on Sunday in Nigeria's Maiduguri, a local journalist counting bodies at the biggest...

Ongwen to know charges he faces, confirm identity at ICC

THE HAGUE: Notorious former Lord's Resistance Army commander Dominic Ongwen faces International Criminal Court judges for the first time on Monday, accused of war crimes...

Lungu drops Guy Scott and appoints woman as Vice President

  LUSAKA: Zambia's newly elected President Edgar Lungu dropped Vice President Guy Scott — who was briefly Africa's only white leader — from his administration when...

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International Media on Somaliland 18 May Celebrations: Face2Face

How Somaliland celebrated 28 years of its self-declared independence The self-declared state of Somaliland celebrated its 28th independence anniversary from Somalia on Saturday, May...

Somali Regional State Official Accuses Ethiopia London Embassy of Dividing Somalis

Somali state government advisor accused the Ethiopian embassy in London of using “colonial tactics” to divide Somali diaspora by clan. Mohammed Olad, the new communications...

Ugandan boat with footballers capsizes in Lake Albert

A boat carrying football players and fans has capsized in Lake Albert in western Uganda, local media reports say. Casualty figures are unclear - the...