Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Nikki Haley: Top aides ‘told ex-UN envoy to undermine Trump’

Nikki Haley, former US ambassador to the UN, has said two top White House aides encouraged her to undermine President Donald Trump. In a new book, Ms Haley says then-Chief of Staff John Kelly and...

IS and al-Shabab militants publicly executed in Puntland

Five men found to be members of al-Shabab and the Islamic State group in Somalia have been publicly executed by firing squad in the semi-autonomous region of Puntland. A local military court handed down the...

US election 2020: Michael Bloomberg mulls presidential bid

Billionaire businessman Michael Bloomberg is strongly considering entering the race for the US Democratic Party's presidential nomination. The ex-New York City mayor is concerned the current field of candidates is not good enough to beat...

Ntaganda sentenced to 30 years for crimes in DR Congo

A former Congolese rebel leader has been sentenced to 30 years for war crimes and crimes against humanity. Fighters loyal to Bosco Ntaganda carried out gruesome massacres of civilians, judges at the International Criminal Court...

Ex-Twitter employees accused of spying for Saudi Arabia

Two former employees of Twitter have been charged in the US with spying for Saudi Arabia. The charges, unsealed on Wednesday in San Francisco, allege that Saudi agents sought personal information about Twitter users including...

Four new Envoys present letters of credence to Akufo-Addo

Four new envoys accredited as Ambassadors to Ghana by their respective countries have presented their letters of credence to President Akufo Addo signifying the formal commencement of their tour of duty in Ghana. The envoys...

California murder suspects escape jail through 22-inch hole

Police have released images showing how two murder suspects pulled off a surprising jailbreak in California. Santos Samuel Fonseca, 21, and Jonathan Salazar, 20, crawled through a 22in (55cm) hole they cut in a toilet...

Nigerian army investigates torture video

The Nigerian army is investigating allegations that soldiers tied up and killed a suspected Islamist militant before burying him in a shallow grave. A video showing men dressed in army fatigues torturing and killing the...

Ebola: Attackers kill journalist shining light on virus

A Congolese journalist who had been raising awareness about the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been killed at his home. The army said unidentified attackers raided Papy Mumbere Mahamba's home in...

Delhi air quality: Severe pollution drives car rationing

The Indian capital, Delhi, has launched a car rationing system as it battles hazardous levels of pollution. Private cars with even and odd number plates will only be allowed on roads on alternate days from...